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Wildflower Village in Reno, NV

Wildflower Village in Reno, NV

Specialties

Wildflower Village is really a Village!
Art, Coffee,Bike Rental, Rooms, Hostel, Motel, B&B and Artists' Studios, Our PUB is unique, a quiet spot for meetings, book clubs, meetups, parties such as Steampunk, Pirates, NadaDada, Art Classes and Retreats, Celtic festivals, Birthdays, Weddings.
Check us out, just two miles west of downtown Reno with beautiful views of the Truckee Meadows and the Mountains that surround the valley.
Look for our bottle wall, wildflowers and visit our new PUB for real absinthe at just $5, and free movies. PUB open 4-7pm.
Visit the coffee shop for free coffee in the am, yummy espresso drinks, muffins and bagles plus art and gifts in the coffee shop at 4395 W4th, open every day 8am to 1pm.
Please check our website and calendar for special events...
Note, our rates are constant, we do not raise them for special events because we think it is fair and we like you coming back throughout the year.......

History

Established in 1994.

Wow, the Wildflower has grown and blossomed from a formerly blighted group of 4 motels on 6.25 acres. It is a unique part of Nevada and the West. We have lots of plans and invite you to experience us as we do.

 

Company Info:

Rating: 3.63

Address: 4275-4395 W 4th St, Reno, NV, 89523

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    Comments (16):

    1. Anonymous O.
    We got married here and stayed at the bed and breakfast for 2 nights. The chapel was charming and they place chairs for the 12 guests for a lil over $200 which included a officiant that kept us laughing. The owner Pat also drove us downtown to get our marriage license via her Prius(my next car). The owner Pat is a doll and was helpful in any way she could be! The bed and breakfast room($100) was elegant with antiques and the king size bed was cozy w/ quilts. There are regular motel rooms on the property which we didn't get to view but less expensive but w/out the breakfast!!There was no tv or phone in our room so it is a very down to earth place! It has a secluded feeling with the massive amount of plants and the owner spaces the guests apart to ensure that. It had a quaint lil table w 2 chairs that I sat at several times almost nude and felt completely comfortable. The grounds were interestingly creative w/ art and plants everywhere. I will go back in early summer just to see this place in full bloom!! Now for the breakfast...OMG the best hot homemade blueberry blintzes(4), 2 fresh bowls of yummy raspberries, cream, mini homemade fruit bunt cake, fresh oj. coffee. The other morning we got quiche w/ petite steak and a strong cheese sauce, homemade fruit bunt cake, prosciutto wrapped around melon, fresh strawberries w/ cream, fresh oj and coffee..WOW! She delivers it to your room via her Prius on trays and in baskets. This place is a couple mile str8 shot to downtown Reno. This is the perfect place for people who maybe like to gamble and enjoy the hustle and bustle of the casinos but also love nature! Quirky lil gem of a place!

    13/10/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    2. Sake N.
    In addition to other activities, Wildflower Village is a local Penske truck rental place.  My husband and I went there to drop off our truck after we moved up from Los Angeles.  A couple of months later, we rented a truck from them to move again -- our first apartment didn't work out.  Carol (whom I believe is one of the owners) helped us both times.  She was friendly and knowledgeable, and knew how to get the best rates from the Penske system.  (Most Penske people do; Penske apparently picks their local representatives well.)  

    I found the Wildflower village a wonderful, funky place, and looked it over when I was getting the truck.  They've got decent rooms for rent at an inexpensive rate, make good lattes, run a wedding chapel, and sell unusual knickknacks in a store attached to the property.  It reminds me of the old "Neighborhood" comic's quintessential rural American business named "Bill's Fill Dirt and Croissants". ;-)  

    I pop by from time to time to get a latte and see what they're up to.  When we finally lure our parents up/west to visit, we plan to put them up here.

    24/03/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    3. Jay K.
    Drawn in by the $2 Latte - Amazed by what I found - A mixed community of art, food, shops, hospitality, and a place to call home. This little spot isn't supposed to be a traditional B&B - An artist's quiet safe place. A resident expressed how thankful she was to find an affordable alternative to downtown while we sipped chocolate mint coffee in the cozy diner. The waitress said they've been around 60 years.

    05/04/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    4. Ben H.
    This is a pretty funky business. The location has multiple businesses all at one location: hertz truck rental, motel, hostel, wedding chapel, art gallery. I guess for that special occassion you might find yourself using all of them during a stay.

    I have actually used their hostel for a short stay in reno during the winter and summer months. One time they put me up in a room that could double for a bed and breakfast had a nice table with a well stocked kitchen with plates, utensils and a good size refigerator. Other times I've stayed in their motel section as a single guest. Its tough to beat the rates at around $20/night the last time I stayed there. You will need a car to get to reno's main drag its about two miles outside of town.

    21/07/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    5. Robert C.
    Purchased Moving Blankets for my employer. I originally went to the main Penske branch in Sparks to pick up the moving blankets. When I arrived, they told me I had to retrieve them from their agent across town. When I asked why I couldn't just get them here, they said because they have already been ordered and paid for at the 4th St. location.  It took me a while to find the Penske Agent because it's just a crappy motel, there were no Penske trucks directly out front and they didn't have a Penske sign on the road. When I went into the Motel Office there was a dorky looking guy and my moving blankets behind the desk. I pretty much just said, Hi, I am here to pick up my moving blankets. I was told everything was already taken care of. He said, no, I have to ring you up. To make a long story short, this guy only rents trucks to locals. He didn't have a clue how to ring up a sale to a company with a national account. I stood there in his cold office for over 30 minutes while he made phone call after phone call to the main Penske Branch I was just at. In conclusion, this wiener of a man had his branch rang me out with their computer, the same branch I was at 45 minutes prior. I'm not mad because Penske wasted my time, I am mad because this little man did not apologize for taking 30+ minutes to ring up a couple dozen moving blankets, something that should have been a ridiculously easy task. Needless to say, I called the main Penske Branch in Sparks and ripped into their "Senior Rental Representative" for sending me to their piece of shit agent when I could have just gotten what I needed from them. He did apologize and I ended up getting 50% off of our blankets.

           PS: I used to work for Penske. Even though most of their agents are morons and a nightmare to work with, the main branches are pretty good, and the trucks are extremely reliable.

    01/03/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    6. Thano E.
    truck rental for my move.  cheapest truck rental in reno. simple easy friendly and no wait on pick up or return.  they have a small coffee shop attached as well so i got a chai tee as i took care of paperwork too; and due to credit card terminal issues ended up getting the chai for free!!  

    this was the second time ive used this place and if i need a truck again ill use them yet again

    20/01/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    7. Shannon B.
    I stayed here for two nights while on a road trip. While the coffee shop wasn't much to speak of (no ice in the middle of summer, an earlier closing time than advertised) the motel room was comfortable and a welcome respite from the Reno strip and Pat, the owner, made me a glass of absinthe -- complete with fiery sugarcube. A unique place to stay, for sure (the reviewer who said "a motel with a heart" is right), and if more people (especially travelers) knew about it it, it could be something much more.

    06/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    8. Joy L.
    Pros: A motel with a heart! I felt the owner, I believe her name is Pat is a genuine and caring person.  For example, I called at 7:30 am after discovering the motel room did not have any shampoo or conditioner. I respectfully asked whether the rooms came with shampoo and she said no but she was leaving her home and would bring some from her house for me.  I told her that wasn't necessary I didn't want to inconvenience her but she wouldn't let me talk her out of it.  When she arrived to the motel, she personally delivered some shampoo and conditioner so I didn't have to get out of my pj's! What a sweetheart.

    Over a phenomenally good cup of coffee and nice conversation in the lobby that morning, I told her that I would be checking out later in the day and not spending another night in order to set off on my drive home at a less busy time of night.  I was fully expecting to pay for another night because check out is at 11:00am but she volunteered to only charge for a half day!  I was able to spend the day with my relatives, take a short nap and hit the road at 7:30pm refreshed and ready for my four hour drive home.  I was very grateful for her consideration and care. I really did not expect that. I give the hospitality and consideration a 5 stars.

    The Cons: I am disappointed to read here that other people here paid less than half of what I paid per night!  Maybe it was because it was Thanksgiving weekend but when I called, the woman who made my reservation asked me what price I was quoted when I initially inquired about space -  I thought that was odd.  I asked her if there were any specials online or otherwise and she said no.  

    Overall, the rooms are modest and whimsical, the mattress is firm and even though I could hear the train not too far away, the motel itself was peaceful and  I slept very well. Plus the exterior is really fun which adds character.  Most of all I liked the personal effort made by Pat to help me out and the delicious coffee!

    04/12/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    9. Bruce S.
    Many of us have driven past Wildflower Village but few have ventured in. Our collective mistake! This gem of an art landmark now sports the town's only Absinthe Pub (also a large collection of other fine spirits and ales) incorporated into one of the gallery buildings. Pat, the owner and spirit tender, welcomes you with a smile and an incredible knowledge of the Village and the art inside and out.

    I held my first business mixer there last night, featuring John Graham on sax, and to a person, they loved the place. It is just the right facility for meetings or special events. Or just stop by for a beverage and peruse the galleries.

    07/02/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    10. Jessica G.
    The BF and I spent the night here while in town for a friend's wedding (the bride recommended it).  It was a wonderful experience!

    Room: cozy and comfortable.  Mattress was firm and I had a great night's sleep.  

    Food: oh my goodness, the FOOD!  For breakfast, we had: filet mignon quiche with scotch gorgonzola sauce, apple turnovers, berries and cream, and MIMOSAS.  So good.  After the wedding, we spent the evening in the pub - a delightful experience.  Pat has a wonderful selection of nommy things to drink.

    Ambiance: so charming.  Pat is a real sweetheart and went out of her way to make our experience really special.

    I'm so glad we stayed here instead of at a casino!

    22/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    11. Greg J.
    Coffee Shop (& motel/hostel check-in), local pub / entertainment center by night. And that was just the front. Pat is such a sweetheart. After just five minutes spent talking to her during my check-in, I felt like she was a family friend I had known for years.

    The hostel was cozy, a little old, but seriously at $30 per bed how much can one demand at such a value?  I was just hoping for a clean twin bed to crash on. I got that and a little extra. I was just in for one night, chasing a snow storm for some riding over the weekend, and to my own surprise, they were hosting their own comedy event that night (check the events calendar on the wildflower village website for events). The comedians drove all the way from SF to be there! They rocked!

    All in all, it was a pretty awesome experience. yes the showers do get hot water, but at times it could be a little tricky as it wasn't always a constant stream of hot water (just adjust the valves while you're showering and you'll be fine). The nice surprise, while checking out the next morning, their coffee shop was open and the barista made me an americano. When I went to pay he said it was included with my stay. Seriously? This place is great. Thanks Pat and WIldflower Village for such a great experience.

    23/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    12. Candace Y.
    The Wildflower Village is must-stop if you enjoy cool, bohemian style hostels.  

    It  is a welcome change from the usual modern, impersonal motel stop in Reno.

    Bear in mind that this is a hostel, not a motel.   There are no little bottles of shampoo or lotion in the rooms.  There is no television set or huge king-sized bed in the rooms.   You will find a small kitchenette and refrigerator, plus plates and bowls.

    If you are traveling and want a place to stop at with art, individually decorated rooms, a small breakfast cafe, a tiny pub featuring absinthe (and other select alcoholic beverages, such as single malt scotch), and is an easy walk to two nice restaurants (Italian and a steak house),  consider the Wildflower Vilage.

    The queen sized beds are more than adequate for the weary traveller that is okay with 50's-style amenities.  The shower in the room is a little low in the small shower stall, but that's not bad.   The hot water ran,  just fine, and after a week of camping in the desert, this was just what I wanted.  There's a small closet, and a couple of dressers and a night stand.    There's a small table and a couple of  padded stools.   A small kitchen sink and a 2-burner stove.

    Here's what you ~will~ find at this hostel:  

    A warm, friendly  proprietor who loves running this  unique waystation for the traveler.  If you're just in from a long desert camping trip, they offer a "moop" kit of old towels sot you can dust off your gear without staining the good towels.   They have a small absinthe pub/chapel/gift shop featuring uniquely made jewelry and art items crafted by local talented artists.  There are artist studios adjacent where such items(and others) are crafted.  

    All overnight guests  receive a free cup of freshly brewed Peet's (!) coffee in the morning.  The cozy cafe has set hours, so if you're one to use the drive-through window, do so during the posted cafe hours when someone is there.

    The individually decorated rooms have individual names and cute little benches outside if you wish to sit  outside and enjoy the views of the canyon or the flowered plants and trees in their landscaping.  [We stayed in the "Bibliotech" room]

    This village has a graveled path that connects the cafe area to the area where the individual rooms are.  Beautiful sunflowers line both sides of the path!   I found myself stopping to photograph them and the canyon on the other side of the street.

     If you are a solo traveler wanting to save a few bucks, they offer a limited number of hostel beds in a shared room.   For those of you who have travelled in Europe or New Zealand and stayed in hostels, you will enjoy an honest-to-gosh hostel right here in Reno!     They seem to have a good vibe for the individualistic traveler who values charm and heart over size and modern glitz.   It is located along the 3CL/3CC RTC bus line.

    Staying here  is like taking a trip back through time to a gentler era when people weren't in a hurry.   The posted hours of the pub are short, but if you speak to the proprietor, the hours are flexible. [Example: on a Saturday night, we were enjoying the rosy cozy atmosphere of the intimate pub long past midnight.  We'd arrived later in the evening and told them that we'd be sure to come in after eating dinner at the excellent Italian restaurant down the street.]

    If you're coming from Donner Pass on I-80, take the West McCarran Bl. exit and head towards Fourth Street and turn left there.

    02/09/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    13. Bill S.
    Someone mentioned to me that they do free improv comedy during the week.  They advertise it starts at 8:00.  My family of 4 showed up at 8:00 to find locked doors and they didn't open until 8:10.  One person actually said "you are really here to see comedy?" Like he was surprised someone outside of the comedy circle would show to watch them try out their routines. After waiting 50 min for the show to start, to only find out their was nobody there certified to actually serve drinks, they started their show. The show's MC, Norm (I think) was nice and apologized for not being organized.

    I understand this is improv and a place where comedians start out practicing their craft.  We came here with an open mind, not expecting to see Daniel Tosh, rather someone that could make us laugh.  One reason why I wouldn't recommend coming is during one persons act, and I would not classify this as comedy, he was yelling out his act, directing outburst to my son and I.  I understand crowd involvement, but this comedian nah, he's not a comedian, he's an idiot and he actually came up to me and grabbed both of my arms yelling in my face and at the time, I was unsure if this was part of his act, or he was certifiable crazy. He was about 10 seconds from me standing up and popping him in the mouth. He ended his set and great news, they allowed him to come up and do a second set at the end.  

    We wasted 2 hours of our lives that we are unable to get back, if anyone from Wildflower reads this, I would highly suggest you keep that lunatic person from ever performing at your show again, or you could be facing some sort of lawsuit for unlawful touching of patrons which is actually assault.

    25/06/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    14. John P.
    Why this place is so undiscovered is a mystery...after all these years, most don't know about it. The coffeehouse is rustic, comfortable & quiet. The menu has everything, even $5 absinthe! The pub is 2 buildings down, inbetween 2 galleries that you can browse with your drinks. Don't have too many absinthes, or you'll wake up with the painting of the green nude woman. The hours for both may be inconsistent, but what a find this place is...and a great business to support.

    14/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    15. Tom C.
    We were drawn to the Wildflower Village by the glowing Yelps and our desire to avoid the downtown casino hotel scene, and we certainly succeeded in having an experience you would not have at Harrah's.
    The genial proprietress Pat greeted us warmly but thought we were arriving the next day with a party we'd never heard of. Our motel room was not clean and had no opening windows. The bathroom latch fell off soon after we arrived, which was OK since the bathroom pocket door wouldn't close anyway. The room had a kitchenette but the stovetop didn't work. Pat apologized profusely for not providing a bar of soap but never cleaned the room while we were there. We paid $69 a night for a $29 experience.
    On the plus side, we enjoyed the open mic music night very much, and felt the strong community vibe the Village attracts.

    07/12/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    16. Kristina M.
    Wow. What a rad night. We arrived at wildflower village around 6:30 pm. When you walk in, you see various art in the entry and then a coffee and beer menu straight ahead on a beautiful chalkboard. The place feels like the inside of a home/coffeehouse. Past the bar is a ropm called the cabaret room. We were there for an open mic night put on by Reno Music Project.

    The whole event was something I want to experience on a regular basis. It had such a burner/community vibe to it all. We were a couple of the youngest in the crowd. There was a smattering of people from 65-20 something in there. The place filled up close to 8:00. There is a $5 credit card minimum. Beers are mostly $4. Well drinks are $5 and top shelf is $6.

    The coffee menu consisted of the variety standard in most places. The bar menu consists of 10ish beers plus cocktails. They are bottled beer only. I saw the owner Pat making this sick looking absinthe drink. She put in two oz of the alcohol and had a sugar cube with what I believe to be cold water dripping over it.

    I heard they have a hostel, one of the few in Reno! They also have an art gallery and various events in a month. Wildflower features poetry, music, comedy, movies, and more. Support local artists and check this place out. If you come with an open mind and heart, you will not be disappointed!

    20/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0