All I can say is "Oh my!"
Got stranded in Reno during some fluke storm in June of all months. Winds, rain and then snow!
I was at the Sparks BMW dealer shopping and ended up staying two days at the local Super 8 (very nice BTW) to avoid the weather - especially the wind - since I needed to travel 600 miles the following day. I asked a local what to do since I was stuck there. Their suggestion was to either gamble next door (I lose and get mad when that happens!), or maybe take a tour of one of the three brothels to the east of Reno, maybe 10-15 minutes out on the right of I-80 (south). She said they recently moved the Mustang Ranch by helicopters to the new location near another called "The Wild Horse" where one could also eat dinner in their bar/restaurant.
I thought "What the heck. Might be interesting."
Got refueled around the Mustang exit (near former location of said ranch) at a Chevron station. Needed to go further to exit 28. Another few minutes and I pulled up to an area that sat in a valley cut in the side of the mountains. Flags of all the countries of the world were flying on poles. I end up pulling up beside a gated guardhouse and ask the guy "Where do I eat dinner at and maybe take a tour?" He told me to pull up to the white building called "The Wild Horse Saloon" on the left."
There appears to be three buildings there: "The Wild Horse" on the left, "The World Famous Mustang Ranch" on the right, and a "Mustang Ranch Museum" in the middle. All very very nice looking from the exterior.
I pulled up to "The White Horse" and noticed the large illuminated signs saying "Now Appearing" with photos of the "Courtesans" or "Working Girls" appearing on them. Same for "The Mustang" on the other side of the large trucker's sized parking lot.
I meandered through the double doors of the saloon and it immediately struck me as "This is very nice!" It was empty in the early evening and I was greeted by John, the bartender. He asked me if I had ever been there before to which I said "No." I got a menu and ordered dinner.
I suspect John triggered a silent signal as the most gorgeous girls began to appear silently from no where. Maybe 20? One from Russia sat down to my right and we made some small talk. A very tall red-head (6' 5" with heels) sat at the other end of the counter and attracted my attention - along with some deep libido drives. The bar tender must have noticed that and sent her over to me. We talked about quite a lot and she was one of the most fascinating women I've ever talked to in a long, long time. Being honest, I doubt if they employ anyone who doesn't have the personality and attributes to attract the male - so to speak.
She gave me a tour of the place after dinner. We went through the large parlor area with a huge stone fireplace, to some of the girls rooms on both sides of the main building, to the brothel suites out back along with the President's suites and line-up rooms. Doctor's office (all the girls are required to be checked every Thursday for any diseases), pools, Jacuzzi's, gyms, their chef, and the madam, Susan, who her and her husband also ride motorcycles. There are marble vases about 4-5 feet tall, art from around the world, along with big game trophies on the walls from Africa. It seemed more of a lodge to me.
You get lost in the place. You feel like a child in a candy factory. There are distinctive fragrances to all the brothel suites and they are very clean. Fancy heavy-weight robes. Towels folded like flower petals. Bidets and toilets in the bathroom along with a shower stall and jacuzzi in each room. Ceiling fans and recessed lighting. French doors, brass sink fixtures, wet bar, stereo, DVD television, canopy beds, etc. Quite plush. The madam said she spent $4 million in renovations just recently. It shows.
The lady that gave me the tour said she had been in the industry for 8 years and loves it and it shows from her enthusiasm. They cater to their "Working girls" quite well with room service and I learned one girl bought a new four bedroom home in Sacramento and paid cash for it on one year. Two of the girls were RN's. Surprisingly, she told me much of their clientèle are married, much as 75%. Many are sent by their wives (burnout I guess?), some come with their wives too, and the ones who remove their wedding bands (sneak-outs).
It was quite overwhelming to say the least. Lots of fascinating history behind them, especially The Mustang with all its fires and government take-over.
Prices? They have unpriced "menus" and they are online. Price negotiations are carried out in private rooms and never mentioned outside those due to some Nevada "pandering" law. However, I gather it isn't cheap and could conceivably be more than $2000. My tour guide told me one girl got $35,000 for a one-day escort/party. They do have an ATM and credit card billing is discrete.
I was expecting something really seedy I guess. It was not that at all. Worth a trip and tour. The Mustang is having a "Grand Opening Party" on July 21, 2007. I might have to go.