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Lodging and Facilities at Nipton


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”. Two outdoor hot tubs are located in seclusion next to the Hotel for the guest’s convenience and enjoyment. Rooms are single or double, and include a continental style breakfast. Guest privileges include use of the two outdoor hot tubs, picnic areas and 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, an outdoor hot tub with scenic views of the sky and valley below and an outdoor amphitheater with fire pit for small groups.Several breakfast options are available for cabin guests: continental style at the Trading Post; open café service between 8 AM -8:30 AM at the Oasis; or a “kitchen box” to cook your own at your cabin site in the morning. Inquire at the Trading Post on registration.munity facilities. Additional persons can be included at a modest additional cost.


Campground Perspective



On March 21, 2009 in a dedication ceremony attended by some 100 members of the DESERT EXPLORERS of the Mojave River Valley Museum Association, FREEMAN HALL was officially dedicated as an assembly facility adjunct to Nippeno Camp & Conference Center fulfilling a long standing need as a place for groups in residence at Nipton to convene and meet.



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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


Cyber Café
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 Oasis, 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.

Food Service
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are served at the Whistle Stop Oasis in Nipton. Specializing in eclectic home style cookery, a broad menu also includes foods for many tastes and diets. The Oasis Restaurant can be rented to groups of up to 35 for special occasions.

Information and Supplies
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. The Nipton Trading Post serves as the reception center for guests of Nipton and visitors to Mojave National Preserve. Call 760.856.2335 between 8AM and 6PM Pacific Time or e-mail to

Nipton Pond

Community Services at Nipton
At Nipton, travelers will find a 24-hour coin operated Laundromat and unlimited potable water supplies.