Reno: A guide to short-term rentals

Wide open spaces meet warm hospitality in Reno, affectionately named the "Biggest Little City in the World." A short-term rental is the best way to explore all the city offers.

Kasa's short-term rentals in Reno

With short-term rentals in the city's most exciting neighborhoods, Kasa offers comfortable and convenient accommodations no matter what brings you to Reno or where you need to go.

Discover Reno

After booking your short-term rental in Reno, here's everything you need to know for your trip.

Who knew a stop along the gold rush would become the "Biggest Little City in the World"? In the 1840s and 1850s, modern-day Reno's lush meadows were a welcome respite for travelers and animals along the journey to California's promised land. 

This rural town was jolted awake by a mining boom which put this little city on the map. The arrival of millionaire George Wingfield also influenced tourism, politics, and business. The Transcontinental Railroad continued to shape Reno as a lucrative railroad haven. In between California sunshine to the west and sprawling desert to the east, Reno emerged as a spot ripe with opportunity — and "sin."

In the early 1900s, Reno was an escape for quick divorces. But perhaps Reno's (and Nevada's) biggest claim to fame: legalized gambling in 1931. Gambling and casinos became the backbone of this city's economy — and Reno's indulgent reputation — and continue to monetize the city. Reno set a precedent for modern-day "destination" gambling. The construction of the Lincoln Highway (now 4th Street) carved Reno into a hotspot for road trippers. Motor tourism, retail, architecture, and restaurants cropped up to serve independent travelers of mid-century modern America. 

Bright lights aside, Reno is more than just a place to roll the dice and has character in spades. A growing arts and tech community has pumped culture, life, and money into this beloved western town. Decades later, Reno is still on the move. In 2015, Tesla's nearby Gigafactory, Giga Nevada, made Reno and neighboring Sparks a hub for electric cars. Reno has yet to reach its heyday, with the "Biggest Little City" still growing and growing.