O'Neil Basin
(775) 752-0817

Cottonwood is a working horse and cattle ranch located in the remote northeastern corner of Nevada. Five generations of the Smith family have owned & operated the Ranch, and now share ownership with Tom and Alecia Maxey.  For over sixty years Cottonwood Ranch has offered a warm, western welcome to the many guests who have shared this beautiful place that the Smiths and Maxeys call home. 

With meticulous craftsmanship, the entire lodge was completely renovated and remodeled in 2003. 

At the end of the day, relax in the comfort of our beautiful, seven bedroom with private bath lodge.  Enjoy delicious meals prepared by the ranch chef and dine in the picturesque dining room or out on the spacious deck.  Bask in the glow of the  setting sun in a rocking chair overlooking horses & cattle grazing the vast meadows and pasture.  Or you may choose to soothe your tired muscles under the stars in the hot tub or even challenge a friend to a game of pool in our separate recreation room.  Although the ranch’s location in the O’Neil Basin is very remote, at Cottonwood you can still stay connected to the world on the lodge computer or on your own lap top via wireless internet. 


  • BBQ
  • Breakfast
  • Cattle drives
  • Dinner
  • Groups Welcome
  • Hay rides
  • Horse Rides
  • Lunch
  • Rate (Range)