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The JnR Hotel legacy began more than a hundred years ago on May 18, 1909 when Godlier and Silvia Coffman opened their newly built Coffman Hotel. For eighty plus years, the hotel has had six different names and six owners. The restaurant, bar, bakery and barbershop are long gone, but the stream running under the south end of the building is still here lulling folks to sleep. Cedarville has had several hotels over its history, but the JnR Hotel is the only one that has stood the test of time.

Although the hotel has had many owners and names throughout its history, it is still is a small, locally owned, well maintained, historic, two-story hotel situated in the middle of Surprise Valley in downtown Cedarville – the gateway to the Black Rock Desert/High Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Great Basin and the Warner Mountain Wilderness. The Applegate emigrant trail passed through Surprise Valley and you can still see the wagon tracks in areas.

Cedarville was settled in 1867 with the establishment of a trading post (the building is in the park – Historical Marker #14). By 1880, there were 220 people settling here. Besides having several historic buildings, Cedarville hosts the annual Squirrel Roundup where hunters try to keep the squirrel population under control and the eagles with other raptures cleanup the carcasses as fast as the squirrels hit the ground. Even Magpies like to eat squirrels. Cedarville sports other things beside squirrels and historic buildings. Obsidian, petroglyphs, wild horses and antelope are just a sample of the wonders here to see and enjoy.

Lodging Style and Amenities

Open year-round, the JnR Hotel has 13 rooms and a 1,000 square foot suite. The suite has two bedrooms, full kitchen, dishwasher, microwave, range, refrigerator with icemaker, pots, pans, silver, plates and glasses. There is a large dining/sitting area with HDTV. The rooms have one queen bed, one full bed or two twin beds. All the rooms have their own baths, DIRECTV and free WI-FI. Each floor has a house size refrigerator for your use with ice in the freezer. In the lobby, you will find free coffee from 7am to 9am and a microwave. On the front and rear decks you can sit and enjoy the views of the mountains, animals passing by or just the people activity. Sit in our quaint lobby; enjoy the coffee and some fellowship. Peruse some of our cultural, educational or entertaining reading material or buy a card, book or even goat soap - all from the locals.

Additional Services and Amenities Available

Fly into the Cedarville Airport and we will pick you up. If your cell phone doesn't work, you can use our magic jack in the lobby. Call anywhere in the U.S. for free. Alarm clock, iron etc. are available upon request. Just steps away are restaurants, bars and shops including a few unique ones such as Clay Cottage, The Weavers and Good Things. Fuel is available at the Valley Service Station on the corner of Highway 299 and County Road 1.

Driving Directions

From the North or West: Take Hwy 299 East to the stop sign past Cedar Pass. Look to your right across the street. You will see our 2 story maroon hotel with a green covered wagon out front.

From the South: Take Highway 395 from Highway 80 in Reno to Highway 299 East. Follow directions above. OR from the South: Take Highway 447 from Highway 80, east of Reno, which merges into County Road 1 (also called Surprise Valley Road) and in Cedarville becomes Main St. 200' before you reach the stop sign at Highway 299 look to your right. You will see our hotel, a two-story maroon building with a green covered wagon out front. If you are at the stop sign back up 200'.


As of 12/10/2015 Regretfully Gregory Thurton no longer has the hotel. I am foreclosing  at this time and will be the owner again. Soon the telephone will be turned back on. You can call 530-279-2449 for reservations. Note new suffix for website:

As of 3/13/2014 Ramona is no longer with us. Cassandra Wilson is running the hotel for me. Any problems call me at 530-569-0007.