Penfold: Have you got something clever up your sleeve, DM? Dangermouse: Only my arm, Penfold, and that's no cleverer than the rest of me.
The solitaire game is played the same way, with the following exceptions:
1. Build the Guest deck by removing 34 cards (short game) or 26 cards (long game).
2. Place 1 Key token of your color and 3 Key tokens of a neutral color on the doors of the inn.
3. In addition to the 2 Peasants in your hand, place 2 Peasants in the bistro.
As I read it, the only changes to setup for the solo game are those listed above; the 10F cheque isn't mentioned because nothing changes. So, yes, you still get 10F to start.