This remote, quirky old-time hotel in the middle of the Mojave Desert is not for everyone. In the 1920s when the place opened, it was practically the Waldorf-Astoria of lodgings in this part of The West. By the 1980s it was an established B & B with a small but enthusiastic following for those wanting to recapture the romance of the old ranching and railroad days. Today, with the environment and renewable energy all the rage, its been Nipton's good fortune to be right next door to these activities.
The Nipton is right off the main highway in beautiful "Downtown Nipton" and next to the store. From Interstate 15, take Exit #266 onto an unnumbered county road towards Searchlight, NV. The freeway exit is about 15 mi from the casinos of Primm. Inquire about rooms at the Trading Post nearby. You can park nearly anywhere. Freight trains roll through about every two hours and will wake you from your sleep but you'll get used to it and it'll make you snuggle closer to your honey.
The rooms are true to the 1920s Cowboy Style and the furnishings are all in rustic "pioneer" decor but comfortable. Room #3 was a favorite of old silent film hottie Clara Bow who worked a cattle ranch near Nipton. There are no telephones or TVs in the rooms but wireless internet is available. For the squeamish, watch out: The central bathroom, toilets and so on down the hall are boarding house style, shared by everyone and the use of house slippers is advised. There is an old time wood burning stove you might want to start up at dawn during the chilly Nipton winters.
Bottom line: If this is the remoteness and genuineness you crave, join the growing corps of diehard Nipton Hotel fans and cuddle up with your partner and time travel to a taste of yesteryear. Remember, its not for everyone. Check out their website for more details. I think you will never forget your stay in Nipton.