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Gold Hill Hotel to give away camel ride



Virginia City Camel Races. Image courtesy of the Virginia City Tourism Commission.

VIRGINIA CITY The historic Gold Hill Hotel in Virginia City is offering guests who book a room between now and Oct. 31, 2013, the chance to win a ride on a camel or ostrich at the 54th annual International Camel and Ostrich Races in Virginia City Sept. 6-8.

The winner will be  drawn Sept. 4 and notified the same day. In addition to a camel or ostrich ride, winner will also receive two VIP passes to all three days of the races. For official contest rules, visit online.

“People often ask how they can ride a camel in the races,” says Gold Hill Hotel Marketing Manager Clay Mitchell. “We are excited to offer this rare chance for the general public to try their hand as a camel jockey, and at the same time enjoy a stay at the oldest operating hotel in Nevada.”

As a sponsor of the races, Gold Hill Hotel’s parent company, Comstock Mining, receives a limited number of camel rides to use how they wish. Comstock Mining and The Gold Hill Hotel are proud to support this Virginia City event with a long and distinguished history, as well as other events throughout the year.

For more information on the International Camel Races, visit online.

The Gold Hill Hotel is a picturesque country inn located in Gold Hill, one mile south of Virginia City in the Comstock Historic District. It is the oldest hotel in Nevada and offers lodging in the original 1861 brick and stone structure, a 1987 addition and several separate historic lodges. Each room features a private bath and is uniquely decorated in period style with antiques and reproductions. The on-site Crown Point Restaurant offers truly exquisite fine dining, and the Gold Hill Saloon provides guests with a rustic environment to relax and unwind. The Gold Hill Hotel is easily accessible from Dayton, Mound House and Carson City via US 50 and State Routes 341 and 342, and from Reno via State Routes 341 and 342.

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