Idaho June 20, 2019
You Can Rent This Historic Cabin And Spend The Night In A Real Idaho Ghost Town
It’s one thing to explore an Idaho ghost town in broad daylight, but it’s another thing entirely to spend the night in one. You can do just that when you rent the historic cabin hiding out in the near-ghost town of Atlanta. Although a small population does remain at this historic site, the town itself looks like it’s straight from a different century. Boasting a handful of original buildings, a fascinating history, and jaw-dropping scenery, you may just find yourself wishing you could stay in this ghost town cabin forever!
See for yourself what it would've been like to live in one of Idaho's early mining towns when you plan an overnight adventure at the historic site of Atlanta. Located in Elmore County, this is by far one of the most unique destinations to spend the night!
The town of Atlanta was founded in 1864 as a gold and silver mining community. Although no significant mining activity has taken place here for over 50 years, the near-ghost town still retains a small number of people who call this historic town home.
It turns out visitors can see for themselves what it's like to live in an old mining town. The Atlanta Cabin is part of a historic ranger station built by the CCC and Forest Service in 1933. Today, guests can rent it for just $45 a night.
The cabin is equipped with modern plumbing and electricity, and it can accommodate up to four people. It's the perfect place to act as your base camp while you explore the historic setting of Atlanta. After all, there's a lot to see here and you'll want to make sure you experience every inch of it.
Be sure to check out the Atlanta Historic District, a 10-acre site that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places over 40 years ago. It's considered the only surviving section of 19th-century Atlanta, since most of the original town was destroyed by fire or weather long ago.
Additionally, recreation is abundant in this corner of the Boise National Forest. The Middle Fork Boise River runs nearby and the area is loaded with hiking and off-roading trails. Not to mention the plethora of hot springs waiting to be soaked in!
Atlanta is one of the last surviving remnants of Idaho's wild past. Visiting this historic community feels like experiencing a piece of living history and it's something every Idahoan should experience. Whether you stop by for the day or you spend the night in the Atlanta cabin, your visit here is bound to be full of adventure.
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What do you think? Would you spend the night in a ghost town cabin like this one? For another history-loaded adventure, check out this
Haunting Road Trip Through Idaho Ghost Towns.