La Quinta Inn & Suites Ely
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Visited Great Basin National Park. The park is located in far eastern Nevada about an hour drive from Ely and is very remote. Took a 90 min. tour through Lehman Cave and drove the Wheeler Peak (over 10,000 feet) scenic drive. After we returned to Ely we visited the old Nevada Hotel and Casino. This town will never be mistaked for Vegas. It is the real old west.
An unexpected good time was the visit to Shoshone Falls in Twin Falls, Idaho. The falls are massive and in a deep valley surrounded by high cliffs. This is also the site of the famous Evil Knievel motorcycle jump over the Snake River. We left the falls and headed to Ely, Nevada, a five hour drive through some very remote land. I tried to find some …
... some of the 'voices' coming through the walls. I don't mean to pick on the place, but one pillow case had either blood or chocolate stains on it. I pretended it was only chocolate, but used my mascot dog Tanny as a pillow instead. Even he wanted to leave the room and sleep outside like we always do because, in his words, this motel "made him feel itchy".
They still have active mines in Ely on an industrial scale. I have ...
How ironic is it that my 1st overnight stop is similar to my brother's name Eli?! Except for Ely is pronounced as Eee-lee. I think mom must have planned that one. We finally arrived to this quaint town after 8 hours of driving. We checked into the Hotel Nevada. When it opened in 1929, it was the tallest building in the state. This place is bursting at the seams with character ...
It didn't take us long to find our hotel in Ely and after the welcome margaritas we stayed in the casino for cheap burgers a few bottled beers. No draught beer available yet on this tour.....something has to change. We gambled our complimentary $3 vouchers and made them into $10 for the kitty. Look out Donald Trump we're on our way up! The hotel had ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services