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Nestled in a canyon 6.5 miles from the highway, Hidden Canyon Retreat is a 30 minutes' drive away from Great Basin National Park. Hidden Canyon Retreat offers BBQ facilities and a garden. Facilities, nature, calm, big rooms, nice staff who were very accommodating, comfortable; our 2 year old loved it; we would go out of our way to stay here again.
Border Inn Casino has a restaurant, bar, a garden and terrace in Baker. All rooms have a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a private bathroom. Want to experience a motel as it existed 60 years ago? This is it. Funky little units next to gas pumps, slot machines, a marginal restaurant, a convenience store .. and a sit on a bench and look across 50 miles of wide-open! It is the only thing at the border: an all-in-one. Get away from modern marketing and travel back to this roadside stop.
Great Basin National Park is worth a visit if you're passing through and Baker is very close to Great Basin. We were traveling home from Utah and our route took us through Baker so we hiked a couple of trails at Great Basin, it was a refreshing change from the red rocks of Utah.
Baker is a little town that serves as the tourist spot for visiting Great Basin National Park, which is one of the lesser known and not as visited as other National Parks near or in Utah. The park also has Lehman Caverns which is fun to see but was closed due to COVID 19. It's worth seeing and the Park is worth stopping by too. Just check the NPS website first to see what is open. The visiting center wasn't.
Ideal location for exploring Great Basin NP and for stargazing. In yellow rooms, if you are tall, the shower may be a little difficult to navigate, height wise. Very simple and basic small room but clean and comfortable bed.
Baker is very small and remote, right off US Route 50 ("America's Loneliest Road") but with beautiful expansive scenery. The visitor center for Great Basin National Park is minutes away. The tour of Lehman Caves in the Park is a must see, but would advise calling ahead or reserving tickets online as tours are limited to 20 people. During the off season, the only restaurant is a truck stop about 10 minutes away, but the food is decent.
Very small city, no stores around, no restaurants around, hard to find food when the seasonal restaurants are closed. I suggest packing some food bwgore you get there. The nearest stores and restaurants is in ely which is an hour away. Gas station is available. Very quiet. I saw NO ONE around in the day time. Very cold in the winter.
Baker is a little town outside of the National Park for self sufficient hikers and campers. Food is VERY limited. Gas is VERY limited. Lodging is VERY limited. As long as you know that going in you'll be ok.