DESCENDING INTO LANDER COUNTY leads travelers into the Reese River Valley. The town of Austin Nevada is located near the intersection of State Route 305 and Highway 50. Prior to 1862, the area surrounding Austin Nevada was considered an “unexplored” Nevada territory. That all changed in May of that year when William Talcott stumbled onto a rich vein of silver. Austin Nevada soon grew to become Nevada’s second-largest city, boasting a population of more than 8,000.

Because Austin Nevada’s silver held out for nearly 20 years, substantial brick buildings were constructed. They included banks, lecture halls, schools, churches and homes. Many of these establishments, like the Stokes Castle, the International Hotel, and the Gridley Store are still standing today. Austin has had a “boom and Bust” economy throughout its rich history and mining comes and goes depending on the economy. Eleven sites and buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Want a little room to breath? Three of the fourteen nationally designated wilderness areas in the state of Nevada are located near Austin. Young or old, whether your interests are hunting. biking, packing, photography, or just taking a scenic drive through breathtaking county, these spectacular areas provide the ultimate in outdoor opportunities.

Visitors to Austin Nevada are welcome to enjoy the historic buildings, browse in the library, and stroll along its streets. Food, drink, gas, lodging, and other supplies are readily available.

For more information about Austin, visit austinnevada.org.


 

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POINTS OF INTEREST, FOOD, AND LODGING IN AUSTIN, NEVADA

FOOD

International Café & Bar
59 Main Street
P.O. Box 134
Austin, NV 89310
775-964-1225
internationalcafeandsaloon.com

Last Chance Saloon
270 Main Street
Austin NV 89310
775-964-1390
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Owl Club 
86 Main Street
P.O. Box 329
Austin, NV 89310
775-964-1333

Toiyabe Café
Hwy 50
P.O. Box 85
Austin, NV 89310
775-964-2220
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LODGING

BED AND BREAKFAST

Paradise Ranch Castle
Located 10 miles off of Route 722, west of Austin
HC 61 Box 6107
Austin, NV 89310
440-781-8768
775-964-1301
216-408-0926
paradiseranchcastle.com

Pony Express House Bed and Breakfast
269 Main Street
P.O. Box 28
Austin, NV 89310
775-964-2306
2 Rooms, fully equipped kitchen/microwave. Bed & fix your own breakfast

Union Street Lodging Bed and Breakfast
69 Union Street
PO Box 62
Austin, NV 89310
775-964-2364
kipndee@juno.com
4 rooms, full breakfast served
unionstreetlodging.com

LODGING AND RV/TRAILER PARKS

Austin RV Park
Hwy 50 244 Water Street
P.O. Box 173
Austin, NV 89310
775-964-2300
775-722-7207
21 back-in spaces. Full hook-ups, showers, flush toilets, RV dump.

Cozy Mountain Motel 
40 Main Street
P.O. Box 506
Austin, NV 89310
775-964-1433
12 Rooms
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Lincoln Motel
60 Main Street P.O. Box 59
Austin, NV 89310
775-964-2698
17 Rooms

Pony Canyon Motel
30 Main Street
P.O. Box 209
Austin, NV 89310
775-964-2605
10 Rooms
Facebook Page

Pony Express RV Park
Hwy 50 260 Main Street
P.O. Box
Austin, NV 89310
775-964-2005
7 pull-though spaces, 3 back-in spaces. Full hook-ups, RV and Mobile Home park.

Nevada Bed & Breakfast Guild
nevadabandb.com


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