Staycation is the New Holiday Vacation in Reno, Nevada

Quarantine got you feeling stir crazy? Winter blues got you down? Covid travel restrictions got you bummed on canceled trips? Want a special way to celebrate the Holidays with your loved ones in a safe environment? What better time to experience Reno in a new way and support local businesses! You don’t have to travel far to have a getaway with the family. Staycation is the new Holiday Vacation!


Nestled within 14 acres of serene outdoor living & moments away from the heart of downtown Reno. Our cottages offer elegant designs & furnishings in a private setting that is certain to elevate the guest experience like never before.

All eight cottages at The Elm Estate are unique and special to us. Six of them have an occupancy of 2 adults per unit, and additionally, two of them have occupancy for 4 adults. Four Gem Cottages face The Elm House with luxurious furnishings, each themed after the gemstones’ color – Sapphire, Amethyst, Emerald, & Ruby. These four Gems are dear to our hearts, not only because we custom designed them ourselves, but because together they form our Diamond Brand here at The Elm Estate.

Each unit has a full living area, allowing you to get in proper Staycation mode with Wifi, Smart TV, mini-fridge, microwave, and coffee maker. These units are complete with a comfortable King size bed, boutique hotel bedding linens, and towels. They also include a full-size closet, bath & body amenities, glassdoor shower, and personal outdoor patio with fire pits and lounge sets.

The Elm Cottages

The Elm Estate features two larger units adjacent to The Elm on the Green, Onyx & Sunstone. Each cottage is equipped with full-size kitchens, including an oven, gas top stove, and dishwasher. While Sunstone has a private covered porch with an outdoor fireplace for your enjoyment. The Onyx has an additional upstairs loft and second Queen bed to accommodate 4 adults total, making it the perfect size for your family vacation!

Pearl & Tanzanite are two exquisite units along the Truckee River. They have full-size kitchens, barstool dining areas, and a gorgeous full view of the Truckee River and Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. Tanzanite has an indoor electric fireplace, two Queen beds to sleep four adults total, and is our only unit with a rooftop deck balcony featuring breathtaking views. In comparison, Pearl has oversized floor to ceiling windows with a river view and an elegant feel that is an obvious staff favorite. These two riverfront Cottages are eye-catching, with the various wood exterior finishings and glass-enclosed railing, making them our most unique units available to you.
Reservations are available now with Holiday Seasonal promotional pricing!

Our Procedures

At The Elm Estate, we understand you might not feel comfortable interacting closely with others during these times. Our Gem Cottages are a minimum of 10-ft from the neighboring units and allow for natural social distancing.

The health and safety of our staff and guests is our top priority. With our increased sanitation procedures, we are following CDC guidelines for all public spaces, and staying up to date with local COVID-19 announcements. We have a dedicated team who fully sterilize after each reservation. We will continue to offer a safe place for our guests to enjoy a staycation during these times. Upon request, we now offer contactless check-in and check-out services, as well as contactless delivery of special order items, including batched cocktails, charcuterie and complimentary breakfast. 

Should you have any questions about our Washoe County Health District COVID-19 procedures, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Local Community

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Staycation in Downtown Reno

Play tourist on your Staycation in Reno and support the local community!
These are The Elm Estate Staff’s favorite picks for dining activities during the winter.

Brunch at The Stone House Cafe

Truly nothing else like it, the 1900’s stone house sits in the heart of Old Southwest Reno and has been family owned for generations. In addition, dishes are made with seasonal local ingredients, and breakfast is served until 4 pm! Experience the unique dining setting inside the Stone House or enjoy their spacious patio surrounded by plants, flowers, and trees. Perfect Holiday Vacation vibes.

“Whether you are stopping in for a glass of red, mimosas with the girls, settling in for a romantic meal or family dinner, the Stone House hits the spot. – Stone House

Coffee at The Hub Coffee Roasters

Less than a ½ mile from The Elm Estate is a coffee lover’s dream. The Hub at Riverside roasts their own coffee and has been locally owned for the past decade. Their friendly staff is sure to converse with you about your day while they make your beverage right in front of you with a big smile! Enjoy your choice of seating from an abundance of outdoor tables and barstools, or take a walk along the Truckee River with gorgeous views of the Downtown Reno skyline with your to-go cup in hand. Enjoy!

Lunch at The Cheeseboard

This boutique restaurant has been serving the community for about 30 years. With a coffee shop ambiance and wine bottles everywhere you look, this makes The Cheeseboard Bistro the perfect lunch spot. Their delicious menus feature salads, soups, sandwiches, wines by the glass or bottle, and of course-cheese boards. They are one of our preferred catering partners and our staff’s go-to for a workday lunch break!

Beer & Bar Bites at The Brewer’s Cabinet

“The beers are fine, the patio’s alive, the food is great, and the vibe is right. – Brewer’s Cabinet

Just as it sounds, The Brewer’s Cabinet is a hideaway beer lounge with cabin feels. They offer big TVs to enjoy a sports game or wooden booths to sit cozy with your dining party. Their generous selection of in-house brewed beers and food menu is complete with all your bar favorites, from burgers, nachos, pretzels, sandwiches, wings to fries. BC House-Made Tots topped with bacon & fried egg is an absolute must here. Caution, you’re drooling already!

Dinner at Noble Pie Parlor

Noble Pie has multiple Reno locations; they pride themselves on Non-GMO, Organic, Vegan, Gluten Friendly, Local produce, and meat ingredients. You can enjoy the East Coast Style artisan oven-fired by the slice or order a whole pie. Order for delivery to your Cottage doorstep while you stay with us!

“Your favorite neighborhood pizza joint is doing right by its community daily. – Noble Pie Parlor

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Our one-of-a-kind Cottages at The Elm Estate were designed with a private setting and your personal space in mind. Staycation in the Heart of Reno awaits you. Come enjoy a cozy night at your home-away-from-home! Booking now with Holiday Seasonal pricing promotions through February 2021. Book today

Support your local businesses during this season. Staycation is the new Holiday Vacation!

By Madalyn Elliott