Nevada Attractions March 31, 2018
The Unique Village In Nevada Where Time Stands Still
It’s no secret that Nevada is home to all sorts of ghost towns. You can find them pretty much everywhere. However, it’s hard to find one that hasn’t succumbed to the effects of time. Most of them are dilapidated reflections of the towns they once were. However, there’s one historic village in the Silver State that almost looks frozen in time. There’s no denying this place looks centuries old, but at the same time you can almost feel what it was like to live in this quaint community back in the day. If you love exploring Nevada’s historic places, you’ll definitely want to plan a visit.
Hiding in the desert backcountry in between Winnemucca and Lovelock is the little village of Unionville. Many people refer to it as a ghost town. However, it does boast a small population of around 20 people who still call this place home.
This charming little community was once a prolific mining community. It had its best years in between 1870 to 1880 when it produced approximately three million dollars worth of silver. Many original structures from this time still stand, as if they were only abandoned yesterday.
Around 1,500 people lived here during the town's peak period, and there are many structures that remind you of this. An old covered bridge looks like it's in surprisingly good shape and just waiting for somebody to come and cross it.
One of the town's most well-known residents was Samuel Clemens, a.ka. Mark Twain, who came to Unionville seeking fortune as well. His cabin still stands and is one of the most notable structures in this quiet town.
Unionville is home to just one business: The Old Pioneer Garden B&B Guest Ranch. This quaint bed and breakfast is open and ready to accept visitors who wish to spend a couple nights in this peaceful region of northern Nevada.
The inn was originally built in 1861, so sleeping here is like experiencing living history. Staying here is definitely a unique experience. It almost feels like traveling to a different era.
If you're looking for a quiet getaway, it really doesn't get more peaceful than Unionville. It may be called a ghost town, but there's nothing specifically spooky about this place. If anything, there's an overwhelming sense of calm that immerses this tiny village.
There is no ongoing effort to preserve these fantastic buildings. They merely have existed for over 100 years, and will hopefully continue to exist for years to come.
It's not often you come across old mining towns that give you such a good idea of what the original town looked like. It may have been abandoned by most people long ago, but Unionville remains a hidden paradise in the hills of Nevada.
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