Ritchford Hotel

Ritchford Hotel (HMGYU)

Location: Gardnerville, NV 89410 Douglas County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 56.395', W 119° 44.862'

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1404 Highway 395

— Styless Utilitarian Style —

Opened in 1896 by Mr. and Mrs. William Ritchford, the three-story hotel was a stage stop. A water tower was also built on the site, however it no longer stands.

The Ritchford was the most luxurious hotel in town at the turn of the century. It was famous for its wonderful meals and well-kept rooms, and visitors from as far away as San Francisco were highly impressed.

An advertisement in the Record-Courier shortly after the turn of the 20th century stated:

Ritchford Hotel
Excellent Meals and
Clean Comfortable Beds
Livery and Feed Stable
Hay and Grain For Sale
Horses Bought and Sold


The hotel's livery stables were located in buildings on the south side of the hotel.

In the upper left corner of the marker is seal of the city of Gardnerville, while in the lower right hand corner is the seal of the US Forest Service.
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HM NumberHMGYU
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Year Placed2004
Placed ByTown of Gardnerville
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Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 6:28pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 261851 N 4313699
Decimal Degrees38.93991667, -119.74770000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 56.395', W 119° 44.862'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 56' 23.70" N, 119° 44' 51.72" W
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Area Code(s)702, 775
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1404 U.S. Hwy 395 N, Gardnerville NV 89410, US
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