Pyramid Lake Guest Ranch

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Pyramid Lake Guest Ranch was located in Sutcliffe at the site of the now former Sutcliffe Inn.

Pyramid Lake Guest Ranch was a place where people could stay to gain Nevada residency so as to get a divorce.

From 1945-1956, Pyramid Lake Guest Ranch was owned by Harry Drackert. Harry Drackert married Joan Abry Deeley in 1950 and they both managed a series of guest ranches.[1]

A. J. Liebling wrote a three articles in the 1950's about the area for the New Yorker magazine that mention the ranch.


  1. "| A Guide to the Records of Harry and Joan Drackert," Collection No. 91-49. University of Nevada Reno.

External Resources

  • A. J. Liebling, "Slot Machines and Repose", New Yorker, 1950.
  • A. J. Liebling, "Mustang Buzzers", 1954.
  • A. J. Liebling, "Lake of the Cui-ui Eaters", 1955.