Parks and Open Space

Ranch House

The Ranch House is located in Rancho San Rafael Regional Park
1595 N. Sierra Street, Reno NV 89503

Ranch House exterior

The Ranch House is great way to add a touch of historic charm to any event, and is ideal for social events, meetings, and more intimate gatherings.

Ranch House Specifications:

  • The max capacity of the Ranch House is 150 people.
  • The San Rafael Room is the largest room measuring 600 square feet and will accommodate approximately 100 people standing, 80 seated (no tables) and 48 seated with tables.
  • The V&T Room measures approximately 300 square feet and is an excellent area for a buffet table arrangement or to seat 45 people without tables or 24 people with tables.
  • The outdoors includes the patio/courtyard and the grassy area east of the house (either area is suitable for wedding ceremonies). There is outdoor lighting in the courtyard.
  • The building includes indoor restrooms.
  • The Wilbur D. May Arboretum borders the Ranch House grounds.
  • Ranch House Courtyard
    Ranch House Courtyard
  • The San Rafael Room
    The San Rafael Room
  • Hallway and Kitchen Entrance
    Hallway and Kitchen Entrance


  • Approximately 20, 30 X 72 rectangular folding tables
  • Approximately 100 folding chairs
  • Linens are not provided
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven/Stove
  • Microwave
  • Sink
  • Counter space
  • Bar (No beer taps available)
  • No Playground near the building
  • Restrooms located in the building
  • No Wi-Fi or audio/video equipment available

Reservable Hours:

8:00 am to 10:00 pm Sunday through Thursday
8:00 am to 12:00 am Friday and Saturday

Additional Information:

  • The Cancellation Policy is in effect when the reservation is made.  Please read the Terms and Conditions before making a reservation
  • Reservations can be made one year in advance from the current date
  • Reservations must be made at least 30 days in advance 
  • Fees are due at the time the reservation is made
  • Some events require a Certificate of Liability insurance that names Washoe County as an additional insured.  Contact Park Reservations staff for requirement
  • Alcohol is not permitted at any reservable facility unless permitted through a Facility Use Permit
  • After Hours: Events that go past 5:00 p.m. require after hours staffing at an additional charge. Contact Reservations Staff at 775-823-6501 no less than 30 days prior to the event.
  • Hours must include your set up and clean up
  • Vendor trucks are not allowed in the park without prior authorization.  If you would like your event catered by a vendor truck, please contact Park Reservations for rules and regulations
  • Music, or any amplified sound, is not permitted in outside facilities.  Doors must remain closed to the building.
  • No open flames permitted (floating candles, candles, tiki torches or other open flame articles)
  • No tape, tacks, or nails can be used for decorations
  • No piñatas, glitter, confetti, rice, or birdseed permitted
  • All Washoe County buildings are non-smoking facilities
  • Your group is responsible for knowing and adhering to all Washoe County Park rules

Facility Use Fee Information:
  • Full House (kitchen not included; 150 people max) $100.00/hour with a 2 hour minimum 
  • Kitchen: $120.00/day
  • $550.00 refundable cleaning/security deposit
  • Facility After Hours Fee (after 5pm): $30/hr

To Make a Reservation:

Contact Park Reservations at (775) 823-6501 or (please be specific about which facility you are inquiring about)

Please note: All reservations must be made with Park Reservations staff and cannot be made directly at the Park Ranger office. 

To Make an Appointment to View the Ranch House:

Contact the Park Ranger office at (775) 785-4512

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