R&R Rest Stop – Baker, NV & Great Basin National Park

Vintage 1952 Refurbished Trailer

Where to stay at Great basin national parkWhere to stay at Great basin national parkWe have gone through this 1952 vintage trailer and installed all new floors and new kitchen and bathroom.  This is a place where you can be transported back in time to the days of a simpler life.  The trailer is comfortable and well finished.  A great place to relax with morning coffee or watch the skies come to life after dark.

Located 5 miles from Great Basin National Park (there is no park fee to enter), the park offers lots of exploring on foot or by car.  The upper area of the park offers camping and hiking along streams and lakes.  The beauty of the park is amazing as you watch the wildlife in their natural setting.  

 

Baker, NV

Baker, NV is a small country town that is just a few blocks longs.  The people are friendly and happy to help.  But resources are limited in Baker and you may want to stock up before you come.  

There are 2 small stores in the area and 4 restaurants in the area, including the park cafe in Great Basin.  Fortunately, the food is good at all of them. Ely, NV is the closest city at 62 miles away.

Where to stay in Baker, NV 

Local Resources

In Alphabetical Order

  • Border Inn Casino - 9 miles from Baker on the Utah border
    • Restaurant & Bar (6 AM- 10 PM) casino, convenience store, gas.
    • A local favorite and can be the only breakfast option at some times of the year.
  • Great Basin Cafe - At the visitor center in the park
    • Open Seasonally.
  • Kerouac's Restaurant & Bar - In Baker
    • Open seasonally for breakfast and dinner.
    • Excellent food, all fresh, wonderful staff and owners.
    • Website
  • T&D's Restaurant, Bar & Store - In Baker
    • Terry and Deb have been in Baker for 27 years and can tell you anything you want to know about the area.
    • The food is really good, having a variety of traditional favorites and known for their pizza.
    • The bar is a preferred watering hole for locals and visitors.
    • Check their hours when you arrive.  Website
  • Self Serve Gas Station - South end of Baker
    • This is an unmanned station that is credit/debit card only.

Great Basin National Park

Great Basin National Park, where to stay

Located 5 miles from Great Basin National Park (there is no park fee to enter), the park offers lots of exploring on foot or by car.  The upper area of the park offers camping and hiking along streams and lakes.  The beauty of the park is amazing as you watch the wildlife in their natural setting.  

Where to stay at Great basin national park, Lehman cave
Photo Source: https://www.nps.gov

Great Basin is home to the Lehman Caves Grand Palace tour.  Along the tour route in Lehman Caves, visitors will see stalactites, stalagmites, and draperies, as well as some rare cave formations: helictites (calcite formations that curve and seem to defy gravity) and shields (flat plates). All cave tours are guided by a park ranger, who will explain the history and geology of the cave. As the temperature in the cave remains constant at 50-degrees, tours are offered year-round except Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

MAKE SURE TO BOOK YOUR CAVE TOUR ON www.recreation.gov BEFORE YOU COME.

Great Basin has also become known as one of the designated "Dark Sky" areas in the country.  The park rangers conduct star gazing presentations multiple times a week during the open season and sharing some of the most astounding views of stars on the planet. These programs feature multiple telescopes for you to explore the heavens.

Where to stay at Great basin national park

Where to stay at Great basin national parkWith the trailer so close, coming in and out of the park is no problem.  Come home for dinner and go back for the night program in the upper lot at the visitor center.  

Testimonials

The trailer is a classic. The location is restful and serene. Excellent and convenient location to Great Basin NP and eateries in the small and quiet town of baker, no tourist traps. Hosts are good, friendly, and helpful. We will stay here again when in the area.

Where to stay at Great basin national park
The trailer is a classic – July 2017

Great place to stay. Rowena was very understanding when my arrival was much later than expected. Easy access to Great Basin!

Where to stay at Great basin national park
Great place to stay – July 2017

If you are heading to Great Basin NP and Baker, NV…this is the place. It is comfy, retro, simple, and has great hosts! The hosts were welcoming, kind, and very attentive to what would make our stay better. It was an absolutely lovely place. From the porch we saw, deer, jack-rabbits, owls, other birds…and it was just so relaxing. This was a wonderful stay.

Where to stay at Great basin national park
Heading to Great Basin NP and Baker, NV…this is the place – June 2017
This place is very close to Great Basin National Park, the main reason for us choosing the town of Baker. We were delighted that the rental was in a retro 1950’s trailer. A classic place. It is charming, clean, quiet and very private. There was plenty of space for us to spread out our belongs, kick back and relax. We prepared some of our own meals in the kitchen and found it well equipped. Rowena and Rex know the area well and are most helpful if you should have any questions. A bonus is to see the sunrises and sunsets right on your own private deck; a good place to sip your morning beverage or afternoon beer (for us). We are well seasoned AirB&B people and we would definitely stay here again.
Where to stay at Great Basin National Park
Very close to Great Basin National Park – May 2017