RHYOLITE

History lives at the most famous ghost town in the West. Rhyolite is just four miles west of Beatty, and it’s where you’ll hike around a 1904 boomtown that went bust.

Check out the famous Bottle House, built from 50,000 beer and liquor bottles by an enterprising (and very thirsty) miner. See the ruins of the three-story bank and hike among what’s left of the old jail and schoolhouse. The original train depot still stands, along with an authentic railroad caboose. You can also get up close and personal with artifacts at the Goldwell Open Air Museum, which is full of outdoor sculptures and open year-round to the public.

At its height, Rhyolite was home to a stock exchange, a red light district, hotels, stores, a hospital and an ice cream parlor. The town was abruptly abandoned in 1919, but you’ve still got the chance to glimpse the ghosts of its lively, wild past.

 

Lodging

Motels

Atomic Inn
350 First St.
Beatty, NV
775.553.2250
atomicinnbeatty.com
54 Rooms, Refrigerator, Microwave, Phone, Cable TV, Continental Breakfast, Pet Friendly

Bailey’s Hot Springs
5 mi. N. of Beatty on Hwy. 95
Beatty, NV
775.553.2395

Death Valley Inn
651 US-95, Beatty, NV
775.553.9400

El Portal Motel
426 W Main St.
Beatty, NV
775.553.2912
25 Rooms, Pool, Refrigerator, Microwave, High Speed internet, Cable TV

Exchange Club Motel
119 Main St.
Beatty, NV
775.553.2333
The Exchange Club Motel in Beatty was established in 1906 and has been a noted area landmark ever since. Just 12 miles from Death Valley National Park, guest can expect a friendly staff and amenities like Internet at this pet-friendly (with a small deposit) motel.

Motel 6 Beatty – Death Valley
550 US 95 North
Beatty, NV
775.553.9090
motel6.com
Less than 10 miles from Death Valley National Park, Motel 6 Beatty – Death Valley is a convenient place to stay. The motel is close to restaurants, and guests can enjoy high-speed Internet service. 54 Rooms, Refrigerator, Microwave, Phone, Cable TV, Continental Breakfast, Pet Friendly.

Stagecoach Hotel & Casino
US Highway 95
Beatty, NV
775.553.2419
stagecoachhotelcasino.com
The Stagecoach Hotel & Casino features 80 guest rooms, gaming on-site, and a 24-hour restaurant. Guests can also enjoy the pool and wireless Internet.

RV Parks

Beatty RV Park
3 mi. N. of Beatty, I.S. Hwy. 95
Beatty, NV
775.553.2732

Death Valley Inn & RV Park
651 U.S. Highway 95 South
Beatty, NV
775.553.9702
66 rooms, Cable TV, Microwave, Refrigerator, Free high Speed Internet, Pool & Jacuzzi

Space Station RV Park
US Highway 95
Beatty, NV
775.553.9039

Food

Restaurants

Denny’s at the Stagecoach
900 E. Hwy. 95
Beatty, NV
775.553.9942

Gema’s Wagon Wheel Cafe
101 S 2nd St.
Beatty, NV
775.553.9131

Happy Burro Chili & Beer
100 W Main St.
Beatty, NV
775.553.9099

KC’s Outpost Eatery and Saloon
100 E. Main
Beatty, NV
775.553.9175

Mel’s Diner
600 Highway 95 South
Beatty, NV
775.553.9003

Perk Ranger Coffee House of Death Valley
at the corner of Hwy 95 and 374

Sharky’s
106 Main St.
Beatty, NV
760.267.8663

Subway – (At DV Nut & Candy)
900 E Highway 95 N
Beatty, NV
775.553.9134

The Sourdough Saloon
106 Main St.
Beatty, NV
775.553.2266

 

What to see

  • Scotty’s Castle
    N. End of Death Valley National Park
    Beatty, NV 92328
    760.786.2392
  • Bailey’s Hot Springs
    U.S. Highway 95
    Beatty, NV 89003
    775.553.2395
  • Beatty Museum and Historical Society
    417 Main St.
    Beatty, NV 89003
    775-553-2303
    Email:
    beattymuseum1@sbcglobal.net
    beattymuseum.org
    Inside the museum you will experience life in the early 1900?s. Learn how the early miner’s lived, worked and played. Walk the footsteps of the “Bullfrog Gold Rush” and learn about the ghost towns and sites in the area.
  • Goldwell Open Air Museum
    Hwy. 374
    Beatty, NV 89003
    702.870.9946
    goldwellmuseum.org
  • Death Valley National Park
    US Highway 190
    Death Valley, CA 92328
    760.786.3200
    nps.gov/deva/index.htm
    As ominous as it sounds, Death Valley National Park is a landscape of incredible beauty characterized by miles of deep sand dunes, colorful rocks and canyons, an assortment of native wildlife and one-of-a-kind evaporative salt elements. Visitors to the unique park will also find a wealth of relics from its lengthy history that offer a glimpse into the harsh life of the area’s earliest settlers and its native inhabitants, such as metal ore mines, charcoal kilns, ghost towns, petroglyphs and ancient symbols.
  • Death Valley Nut & Candy
    775.553.2100
  • Rhyolite
    The town began in early 1905 as one of several mining camps that sprang up after a prospecting discovery in the surrounding hills. During an ensuing gold rush, thousands of gold-seekers, developers, miners and service providers flocked to the Bullfrog Mining District. Many settled in Rhyolite, which lay in a sheltered desert basin near the region’s biggest producer, the Montgomery Shoshone Mine.
    nps.gov/deva/learn/historyculture/rhyolite-ghost-town.htm