Ely, NV

Travel Guide
Ely
Amid wild open plains and rugged mountains, this town features fabulous surroundings and a rich history.

Stop in Ely beneath the towering mountains to visit fascinating museums and take a ride on a historic steam train. Take a break from the outdoor life of the nearby national park and relax in front of a movie at the beautiful old theater.

With a dramatic backdrop, this small city is well worth exploring. Head to the east end of town where the White Pine Public Museum reveals secrets of the local area and wider region. See the bell that once chimed in the nearby ghost town of Hamilton, marvel at the size of the bones of two giant bears and step into a cell from the jail that once stood here.

Head north to find the Nevada Northern Railway Museum. The depot marks a section of one of the country’s best-preserved historic railroads. Climb aboard the beautiful old train and enjoy a gentle ride along this track that has been being navigated since the start of the 20th century. Pass cowboys on the Wild West Limited train ride or look for ghosts and ghouls on the spooky Ghost Train.

After your ride, wander into the heart of town and catch a screening at the traditional 1930s theater. Built in elegant Art Deco style, this beautiful place is a great spot for an afternoon or evening. Buy popcorn from the old-fashioned snack bar and settle down to watch one of your favorite movies.

The city hosts several events throughout the year. Perhaps the most exciting is the Fire and Ice Show in January. Skilled artisans and residents come together to build spectacular ice sculptures with prizes awarded for the best efforts.

Ely is in eastern Nevada, an hour’s drive northwest of Great Basin National Park. Select from several motels and guesthouses in town and visit restaurants serving a range of American and European food.

Immerse yourself in years of history and make your way to the wilds of Great Basin National Park from Ely.

Prospector Hotel and Casino
Prospector Hotel and Casino
3.5 out of 5
1501 East Aultman Street, Ely, NV
The price is $149 per night from May 28 to May 29
$149
$169 total
includes taxes & fees
May 28 - May 29
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Ely. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a casino. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our reviews. ...
9.4/10 Exceptional! (1,699 reviews)
"Sad to experience heavy smoke from casino as we checked in."

Reviewed on May 17, 2024

Prospector Hotel and Casino
Hotel Nevada
Hotel Nevada
3 out of 5
501 Aultman St, Ely, NV
The price is $74 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 2
$74
$85 total
includes taxes & fees
Jun 1 - Jun 2
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Ely. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the bar in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
8.6/10 Excellent! (1,391 reviews)
"Upon arrival registration desk person very friendly. Check-in was quick"

Reviewed on May 16, 2024

Hotel Nevada
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Ely
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Ely
2.5 out of 5
1591 Great Basin Blvd, Ely, NV
The price is $122 per night from May 27 to May 28
$122
$139 total
includes taxes & fees
May 27 - May 28
Book a stay at this business-friendly hotel in Ely. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
8.8/10 Excellent! (1,004 reviews)
"Low key excellent bed. Plenty of towels. Everything works. Breakfast was good and plentiful"

Reviewed on May 15, 2024

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Ely
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
The Shopkeeper's Inn. 
Unique property with history, In the heart of Ely, Nv.
The Shopkeeper's Inn. Unique property with history, In the heart of Ely, Nv.
Ely
Stay at this vacation home in Ely. Enjoy free WiFi, an in-room coffeemaker, and air conditioning. Popular attractions Copper Queen Casino and Nevada Northern ...
The Shopkeeper's Inn. Unique property with history, In the heart of Ely, Nv.
Vintage remodeled 1952 trailer with wonderful views of the mountains.
Vintage remodeled 1952 trailer with wonderful views of the mountains.
Baker
Stay at this mobile home in Baker. Enjoy free WiFi, a garden, and patios. Popular attractions Great Basin National Park and Baker Archaeological Site are located ...
9.8/10 Exceptional! (58 reviews)
Comfortable
"It’s definitely an old trailer, but it was clean. The main bed was very comfortable."

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2024

Vintage remodeled 1952 trailer with wonderful views of the mountains.
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit