Downtown’s Historian Inn to reopen next week |

Downtown’s Historian Inn to reopen next week

by Scott Neuffer

A year and a half after the Historian Inn in downtown Gardnerville closed its doors, the cornerstone hotel at the intersection of Eddy Street and Highway 395 will once again be open for business, according to new general manager Tabresh Begg.

Begg, 39, said he recently moved from Sacramento to take the position.

“It’s beautiful. I love it here,” he said Wednesday.

He was hopeful the hotel would be open by Thursday next week. He said there will be six employees helping him with operations.

“We’ve had a lot of calls about it being closed,” he said. “We will see when it opens. Hopefully, it will fill up.”

The two-story, 35-room Historian Inn was built in 2000 in the same location where the historic Harris Store once housed Coventry Cross Thrift Store and the East Fork Gallery. An arsonist burned down the structure in 1995.

In 2001, a year after opening, the Historian Inn received a governor’s tourism award. By April 2010, however, the hotel had stopped taking reservations and closed its registration office. At the time, the hotel’s website said the closure was due to economic conditions.

According to the Douglas County Assessor’s website, Oceanic Gardnerville, LLC, based out of San Diego, Calif., purchased the Historian Inn from Umpqua Bank on Sept. 29 for $561,400.

The 16,951-square-foot building sits on .74 acres, according to the assessor’s website.