A Cowboy's Dream - Alamo

$300 for a Two-Night Stay for Two at A Cowboy’s Dream in Alamo, NV (Up to $518 Value)

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Serene B & B Featuring Themed Suites with Wild West Memorabilia

Along the stacked-stone exterior of A Cowboy’s Dream, you’ll find a small plaque that reads “Enter as Strangers, Leave as Friends.” To Phyllis Frias, the proprietor of this desert hideaway, the motto is more than just a cute saying—it’s a way of life. The bed and breakfast fulfills a dream she shared with her late husband—to create a pastoral retreat that harks back to the dignity, valor, and kinship of the Wild West.

You can get a sense of these ideals by paying a visit to the property’s communal gathering spots. Guests are encouraged to meet in the two-story lobby and mingle around a baby grand piano. There's also a wraparound porch with a cluster of wooden rocking chairs set up for late-night conversation under the stars.

Tucked inside the imposing wooden lodge, you’ll find eight guest rooms, each decorated with custom artwork, furniture, and accessories. Some of the rooms honor heroes of the Wild West, such as the Annie Oakley and John Wayne, with collectibles and memorabilia. Meanwhile, the Longhorn room takes on a broader theme; it features animal-hide rugs, imposing pairs of longhorns, and a dressing screen that depicts a cowboy defeating a steer at chess.

Step onto the porch and you can enjoy panoramic views of the lush Pahranagat Valley. It's also possible to see the surrounding countryside up close by renting an ATV from the front desk (extra fee). For dinner, you can savor a gourmet meal prepared by an onsite chef (for an extra fee) or feel free to venture into the nearby Alamo.

Alamo, Nevada: Quiet Town in the Heart of the Mojave Desert

In the late 1800s, prospectors struck gold in the lands surrounding present-day Alamo, which turned the sleepy desert community into a bustling hub of westward expansion. Though the community didn’t stick around long—the population of gold miners dried up with the gold, as it happened in other areas—the town maintained a steady population and managed to get its official establishment in 1901.

Today, Alamo offers a quiet, rustic complement to the neon boulevards of Las Vegas, which is located just 100 miles north. More than 200 species of migrating birds regularly flock to the nearby Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge, a key stopover on the Great Pacific Migratory Route. The migrant birds mingle with other songbirds, waterfowl, and errant frisbees amid 5,380 acres of cattail marshes and Mojave Desert uplands.

Take a roughly 40-mile drive through these arid lands and you'll find the infamous Area 51, a remote military base notoriously associated with UFOs and conspiracy theories.

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What You Get

  • $300 for a two-night stay for two in any suite with daily breakfast

Book by: 8/17/12
Travel by: 8/31/12

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Two-story lobby with baby grand piano
  • Communal front porch with rocking chairs
  • Communal bunkhouse with a billiards table
  • ATV rentals onsite (extra fee)

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 8/17/12 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 8/31/12
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Subject to availability
  • 72-hour cancellation notice required or fee of applicable one-night's stay up to the amount paid for Groupon applies
  • Must be 21 or older to check in or stay
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • Valid for all suites
  • 5% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

  • Two twin beds, one or two queen beds, or one california king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $25 per night for each guest 21 or older; guests 20 or younger not allowed
  • Private porch with rocking chairs

Non-handicap rooms include:

  • Natural rain showerheads
  • Claw-foot bathtubs

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: noon
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available at no extra charge
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: not available

What It's Worth

  • $300 for a two-night stay for two in any suite with daily breakfast

    Total value: up to $518

Getting There

  • By plane: about 110 miles from McCarran International Airport (LAS)
  • By car: about 100 miles from Las Vegas

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