Uncommon Overnighter: Yellow Petal Flower Farm
It’s no secret that Nevada offers world-renowned hospitality at lavish resort-casinos. But in the Silver State, our quirks are also our perks. If you’re looking for a vacation that’s irresistibly different, Nevada’s array of unique retreats and unusual accommodations have got you covered.
In already-bucolic Fallon, a beautiful oasis retreat awaits.
Just an hour east of Reno on State Route 50—you might know it by its nickname, the Loneliest Road in America—is the town of Fallon. It, too, has a nickname, thanks to its nearby naval air station: Top Gun. Pilots come to this small town to hone their aviation skills.
Tucked just 10 minutes outside of town is the Yellow Petal Flower Farm, which has no other name but would still be as sweet if it did. Kim Urso and Kylie Harnar, mother and daughter, respectively, began flower farming in 2018 in nearby Dayton but soon needed more space to tend their bountiful blooms. In 2020, Fallon proved the perfect locale, and their floral design company grew to new heights.
The property has multiple buildings including a large house for the family and the farmhouse, which was built in 1909. It became a rental cottage in March, appropriately named The Sweetest Little Farmhouse. Set on the back of the property with its own entrance, the space provides an idyllic getaway: Close enough to town for comfort yet far enough for contemplation and quiet. The house has two super comfy bedrooms, a large bathroom, a nicely appointed kitchen (Instant Pot and French press at your disposal), dining, and living areas. A large-screen TV beckons, but honestly, the chance to enjoy the outdoors is even more tempting.
Step outside to a lovely yard and patio, which is the perfect place for writing a story or just enjoying the bray of the family’s donkey calling hello. In addition to flowers, the family also grows alfalfa and has chickens, horses, and sheep. This is the perfect spot to breathe in the beauty of farm life without having to do any actual farm work. If work does call your name, blisteringly fast Wi-Fi is at your disposal.
The family is looking to open another of the farm’s homes to visitors soon, but in the meantime, check out their page on Airbnb and book your stay.
Enjoy the rope swing on a magnificent mulberry tree while you listen to an owl hoot and the hummingbirds flit by at sunset. It doesn’t get better than this.