Gardnerville in Douglas County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
East Fork Hotel Building
1441 Highway 395
—Vernacular Utilitarian Style —
The hotel is one of the earliest commercial buildings in Gardnerville. The East Fork advertised, "Excellent accomodations and an excellent livery stable connected" at the turn of the century.
One of three eventual Basque hotels in town, the East Fork provided boarding rooms and meals for Basque shepherds. The two story, 3500 square foot building also was the home for the Borda family who operated the East Fork Hotel in the 1900's.
Damaged by fire that also destroyed the adjoining bar, the East Fork Hotel awaits restoration.
In the upper left corner of the marker is seal of the city of Gardnerville, while in the lower right hand corner is the seal of the US Forest Service.
Erected 2004 by Town of Gardnerville.
Location. 38° 56.485′ N, 119° 44.956′ W. Marker is in Gardnerville, Nevada, in Douglas County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 395 and Gilman Avenue on U.S. 395. Touch for map.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sharkey's Nugget (within shouting distance of this marker); The French Hotel and Bar (within shouting distance of this marker); Adaven Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Gardnerville Branch Jail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); J & T Basque Restaurant Building (about 300 feet away); Perry's Dry Goods (about 400 feet away); Airtanker 130 Is Headed West (about 400 feet away); Arendt Jensen Merchandise (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gardnerville.
More about this marker. The marker is located just to the right of the front door.
Categories. • Notable Buildings •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 25, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,316 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 25, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.