Samuel P. Davis
Sam Davis Room
(Nevada Historical Society)
$139 per night (weekends)
The Sam Davis room is our largest guest room. Fronting on B Street, the tall picture window provides the famed 100-mile view of Virginia City toward central Nevada. Decorated in stylish tones of blue with Eastlake furniture, the room has a sitting area, antique armoire, and queen-sized bed with “sleeping on a cloud” comfort.
Named for Samuel Post Davis, a guest in this house in 1878, you will enjoy the spacious charm of this ample guest room. Sam Davis, a reporter for the Virginia Evening Chronicle in 1878, went on to local fame as the editor of the Carson City Morning Appeal, and later served as a Nevada State Controller. In 1913 he edited a history of Nevada. Sam's fiction writing is considered to have literary merit placing him within the "Sagebrush School" of American writers. His poem "The Lure of the Sagebrush" graces the wall and hints at the reason why guests continue to return to Virginia City year after year.