The Man burns in 28 days.
Anyone who has ever been to Burning Man knows what that means: the clock is ticking, and its time to get ready for one of the largest parties on Earth. Even though the counter-culture celebration in the desert known as Burning Man is about 150 miles away from Lake Tahoe, the Reno/Tahoe area is an important stop for people (Burners) on their way to burn the Man.
Enough has been written about how to plan for, pack for, and play during the the week-long celebration to fill a book, so I don’t need to cover that. However, I will mention a few “Burner-friendly” places within the Reno/Tahoe area that love to cater to visitors on their way to the Black Rock Desert.
Burner Friendly Hotels in the Reno/Tahoe area:
These hotels have Burner Specials before, during and after the Burning Man week.
Sunday-Thursday $34.99, Friday-Saturday $84.99. Booking code is BM09. To reserve a room visit www.clubcalneva.com/rooms.php or call 877-777-7303.
$5 off the Web site rate along with a Circus Fun Bucks coupon sheet ($65 Value). Log on to www.circusreno.com or call 1-800-648-5010.
pre and post mid-week at $29.00 per night and Friday, Saturday and Sunday at $69.00 per night. Reservations can be made by calling 866-FUNSTAY. Booking code is BURNING.
20% off Room Rates + 2-for-1 Breakfast Buffet + $75 Eldorado Fun Book. Book Online at www.eldoradoreno.com Code is BURNINGMAN or Phone at 1-800-879-8879 mention BURN09. Effective Dates: 08/25-27, 09/01-03 and 09/07-10.
Most Reno/Tahoe stores such as Wal-Mart, Target, grocery stores, thrift and antique stores will have a Burner section up front and center starting about four weeks before the event. In these sections can be found lighting supplies, fun clothing and hats, bottled water, food and camping supplies.