Nipton California Gateway to the Mojave Desert


Individual and Group accommodations are available in Nipton across a choice of price and circumstances. For room rates and reservations, telephone 760.856.2335 during business hours – 8AM – 6PM, or e-mail to

Individual lodging may be reserved in any of the facilities in Nipton as described below. Group accommodation may include any or all of the facilities described – tailored to suit the needs of the group. Special group rates are offered.

Hotel Nipton: Originally constructed in the period 1904 to 1910, the hotel building was restored in 1986, recently refurbished in 2004, and is open as a bed-and-breakfast inn to serve visitors of Nipton and the California Mojave Desert. It has been featured in many books on the area.

Hotel Parlor

The adobe hotel, built in the Spanish Territorial style with a wrap-around-covered porch, has five sleeping rooms, three with double beds and two with twin beds, all featuring central heating and cooling. An open reading and sitting room is available for all guests. Two modern bathrooms are found just down the hall. Guest privileges include use of picnic areas, reflection pond, barbeque and food refrigeration facilities.

Hotel Interior - Individual Room


Eco-Lodge- Interior view

Eco-Lodge Tented Cabins

New at Nipton are tented cabins, each accommodating up to four adults but roomy enough for a family of six. These Eco-Lodges are designed to provide a comfortable camping experience in the natural desert environment. Each cabin is air-cooled and outfitted with two double bed sized bedsteads, a wood fired stove, electric lights and overhead fan, table and chairs. Large picture window flaps on either end allow cross ventilation when desired and unobstructed views of Ivanpah Valley. The bedsteads are designed for sleeping bag usage, although linens and blankets are available for guests wishing them.

Eco-Lodge- Exterior view

Nearby amenities include a flush toilet lavatory and hot shower building, and an outdoor amphitheater with fire pit for small groups. Breakfast is available at the Whistle Stop on a reservation basis and open for Lunch and Dinner. Additional persons can be included at a modest additional cost.


Campground Perspective


Freeman Hall is the central meeting place for Nipton.  It has been adaptively remodeled from the original K-8 community school house in Nipton, which served the Ivanpah Valley and surrounding region in the period circa 1930 through 1960. In its contemporary embodiment, incorporating a large well lit open space with attached lavatory facilities, a variety of groups may gather and pursue their focus and purposes.


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Artists Residency
Two historic Nipton residences, the Nippeno House and the Hermitage House have been restored and are available furnished for limited term occupancy by professionals engaged in local area projects. Rates are based on cash consideration, in-kind exchange or alternative arrangements tailored to specific usage.

Hermitage House


Internet Service
A wireless LAN is now installed and operational in Nipton. Guests with a Wi-FI enabled computer or comparable device can log on while visiting in the Whistle Stop, the Nipton Trading Post, the Patio or the Observation Deck. The LAN is up on a 24x7 basis allowing round the clock connectivity for all guests of Nipton.

Nipton Pond

Community Services at Nipton
At Nipton, travelers will find a 24-hour coin operated Laundromat and unlimited potable water supplies. Lunch and Dinner are served at the Whistle Stop. The Nipton Trading Post, located in a 1940’s roadside general store building, features desert books, maps, history and information,convenience goods including sandwiches, cold beer, sodas, ice, as well as Native American jewelry and crafts.





All Information on this site is © Gerald Freeman 2010