Baker (Nevada)Baker is a tiny community (68 inhabitants, 2010) in White Pine County, Nevada, just outside of Great Basin National Park.
From US Highway 50 (the Loneliest Road in America), take Nevada State Route 487 five miles to downtown Baker.
Baker Archaeological SiteFormer Indian village. However, most of the remains of the village have been removed, so there is not a lot to see at the archaeological site.
Great Basin National Park80,000 acres, alpine snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and miles of hiking from easy to rigorous. Mt. Wheeler is here at 13,063 feet with camping in a rural community of 52 people.
- Lehman Caves, also in the park.
Buy, eat and drink
phone: +1 775-234-7323address: 115 S Baker AvenueThe resort has a motel, the Stargazer Inn, and a full service bar and restaurant called Kerouac's, serving revamped American cuisine in a rustic environment. The bar serves local beers. There is also a bakery, deli, grocery store including produce, meats and cheeses, eggs, milk and bacon, a bookstore and an art-antiques-crafts Gallery. Also DVD rentals for HiDef TVs with DVD slots. On the site is also an art, antique, and crafts (mostly local) gallery. Wi-Fi is free for room and restaurant customers.
T & D'sphone: +1 775 234-7264address: 1 Main StT & D's is a two-part store and restaurant. The part of the building that faces the road is a store with food and drink items. The other part of the building is a restaurant and bar. Both are operated by the same people.
End of the Trail...erphone: +1 775 234-7302address: End of Page AveTwo-bedroom guesthouse with kitchenette, large bath and private deck with unobstructed view of Great Basin National Park. One bedroom has a queen-sized bed, the other a twin-sized bed. Comfortable for 1-3 guests. A unique artist's retreat that is clean and quiet. Season: May 1 through September 30th. No smoking and no pets.
phone: +1 775 234-7172address: 2000 Hidden Canyon ParkwayThis former ranch has been converted into a retreat community. The main lodging building is near a creek called "Big Wash", and there are several other buildings, including a dining hall and some historic cabins. There are also a couple private residences at the retreat. You can explore the retreat’s grounds while you lodge there, although the cabins are historic and should not be entered. Also on the grounds are some fields and ponds along the Big Wash. In the lodging area is a games room along with some other facilities. You can stay at the retreat for several nights or just one night, and the retreat works well as a base point if you want to explore Lehman Caves or climb Mount Wheeler.