Known as the “Loneliest Highway in America” the Route 50 was the first interstate highway in America and is now an iconic destination for motorists looking to experience the American West as it was in its hey day. The Jailhouse is the perfect place to stay when touring Route 50. With free parking and located across the street from the Hotel Nevada we have comfortable beds and spacious rooms.
Ely is rapidly becoming a destination for Mountain Biking. With roughly 70 miles of bike trails and new trails being developed constantly, Ely is becoming one of the premiere spots for biking in Nevada. Check out some of our trails on MTB project website.
Take a train back in time at the Nevada Northern Railroad. As the best preserved short track railroad in America, the original trains from 100 years ago are still operational. Visit their website.
A hidden gem in the National Park system, Great Basin is an amazing destination. With 13,000 foot Wheeler Peak towering above and Lehman Caves below, the park will not disappoint. As a bonus, some of the oldest trees in the world live at high elevation within the park. Visit their website.
Coming to Ely for an event at the Bristlecone Convention Center? The Jailhouse is within easy walking distance of the convention center. Stay with us and leave your car parked for free. Visit their website.
Cave Lake State Park offers outstanding recreational opportunities year-round. Stocked with rainbow trout and home to German brown trout, the 32-acre reservoir provides outstanding fishing and boating. Other summer activities include swimming, hiking, camping and mountain biking. Once winter arrives, guests of the park can enjoy ice fishing, skating, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. The park is also home to abundant and diverse wildlife.Visit their website.
Ever wanted to legally speed through the desert, come out for the Silver State Classic where anyone can enter to race an iconic stretch of highway flat out. Only in Ely.Visit their website.