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Cottonwood Cottage
Cottonwood Cottage, Genoa Lane, Minden, NV, United States

The Cottonwood Cottage has a long history starting out as a chicken coop and  hay barn of Stephen Kinsey, one of the earliest settlers of Genoa. Within the past quarter century, the building served as a restaurant and bar; most recently the Tombstone Restaurant, and previous to Tombstone, the Incognito.  And before it was the Incognito it was called Sierra Shadows Supper Club & Saloon.  Cottonwood Cottage is a restaurant/bar and one of the best locations for small or large private events in the area.

Cottonwood Cottage is located 200 yards from the center of town so you and your party can spend time walking through town and visiting the gift and antique stores, the museum or spend time viewing the abundance of wildlife in the area. Your wedding and group can take over the town for a weekend to enjoy all that it offers.

The 3,353 square foot cottage sits on a .84 acre parcel with a large backyard grass area and plenty of parking for large groups. Indoors, the property can accommodate 99 guests with tables and chairs and 150 standing while outside, the property can accommodate up to 200 guests.


Summer ceremonies take place on our grass area while winter weddings can take place inside the building.

Summer garden ceremonies taking place under an arbor with the Sierra Mountains in the background. Receptions follow inside the cottage.

Winter ceremonies can take place in front of the large rock fireplace in the dining area for warmth with a reception to follow.

Cottonwood Cottage specializes in personalized weddings. Bring your dog to be the ring bearer, dance down the aisle, ride up on a motorcycle or in a carriage with horses, you can do it your way!

Private Events

Private events such as rehearsal dinners, office parties, holiday parties, retirement parties, memorials, etc., can be booked at the Cottonwood Cottage any day of the week.  The upstairs area can hold 30 people for small private events or you can rent the entire property for your private event.  Inquire directly for pricing information.

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