Ruby Mountains, hike above waterfall in campground, trail from camp space #33, strenuous hike to glacial cirque, awesome!Fully equipped kitchen with range, oven, toaster, microwave, coffee-maker, and "thing-charger" on island.

6 guests

3 rooms

4 beds

1 bath

6 guests

3 rooms

4 beds

1 bath

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About this listing

Gateway to the Ruby Mountains
Ruby Crest Trail Shuttle
Ruby Mountain Heli-Ski

Spacious, eclectic decor, beds for 6.
Two single beds, one bedroom, King bed in the other, Hide-a-Bed in living area, Desk with WiFi. "Thing-charger" on island for laptop/iPad/phone.
Oven, microwave, dishwasher, cooking/eating utensils, coffee, tea, homemade scones.
Twenty min. from Ruby Mountain hiking, 1 mile from Khoury's grocery, 15 min. from Elko and Western Folklife Cntr, & California Trail Cntr.

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Extra people: $14 CAD / night after 4 guests
Weekly Discount: 15%


The space

John and I own a tour business, "Cowboy John Tours, LLC," and Cowboy John is available to recommend places for you to see and things for you to do! Calendar of current events in the area. He can be hired to tour you, or we'll tell you what there is to see in this area. The Western Folklife Center, northeastern Nevada Museum, and the California Trail Interpretive Center are highlights of Elko. Gaming casinos are 15 minutes from the BNB in Elko. Sightseeing and hiking in the Ruby Mountains is 20 minutes away.

Guest access

Cowboy Country AirBNB is a full apartment below our home. We have room for 1-6 guests only, no groups larger than 6. A computer desk is handy with wireless Internet.
Please remember, we are a non-smoking facility. Because of severe allergies there will be no smoking inside the AirBNB. We appreciate your cooperation.
A outside patio with table and chairs is a comfortable gathering place in the evenings.

Interaction with guests

John and I are available to answer questions to make your stay enjoyable. Call, . We appreciate your staying with us and want to add whatever you need to your stay. We hike, camp, and fish so we know the good places! Ask if you're looking for activities in nature. The Ruby Mountains are spectacular and only 20 minutes away.

The neighbourhood

Elko was settled over a hundred years ago by the railroads, and ranchers, cattle/sheep. In those years Basque herders spent their time with the sheep in hills around Elko. Basque boarding houses and restaurants today testify to their early presence. Gaming is legal in Nevada so gaming also played a part in Nevada's settlement, and, after the early 70's, gold mining became important to our economy.

Getting around

If you're working for a mine in the area we can house you in the BNB. We offer homemade scones, fruit, and juice as breakfast options, and the BNB is within walking distance of two mine parking lots where mine-operated buses ferry workers to mine sites.

Other things to note

Only a mile from the BNB is a full-service gas station and complete grocery (coffee shop in the deli). The town of Elko is only 10 minutes away, "over the hill." There's a great little art/bar, Duncan Little Creek, in Elko, on Commercial street just off 5th st, down from Machi's restaurant.
We live near Spring Creek, which is a community that sprang up in the 70s after the large gold deposit, "The Carlin Trend," was discovered near Carlin, NV. Elko and Spring Creek have similar populations, although Spring Creek is not an incorporated town and Elko is.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 11AM - 9PM
Check out by 2PM
Self check-in with doorman entry

Check-In time: from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm. A later time must be approved by host.



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

44 Reviews

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Naomi User Profile
April 2017
had the best bed I have ever slept in on vacation. nice and comfortable place to stay.
Janice User Profile
Response from Janice:
Thanks for your recommendation, Naomi. Fun to have you. I hope your trip was helpful in your decision. If you decide to move let me know and I'll take you to coffee!
April 2017

Gabriella User Profile
April 2017
Great place to relax and feel at home. Very western style. Great stay.

Todd User Profile
April 2017
Janice is an outstanding host! She communicated frequently and gave excellent directions to her out-of-the way home. Her warm welcome matched the home decor, alpaca blankets, great pictures and overall feel. Extensive selection of teas, nice hand soap and lotion, and other nice finishes made us feel like welcome guests. No TV so we played card games and enjoyed the ambiance of cowboy country. Even an old record player! Wish we could have taken one of John's tours! Maybe next time.

Lauren User Profile
April 2017
Always a great stay! We'll be back.
Janice User Profile
Response from Janice:
Thank you, Lauren. I've been thinking about you Railsplitters, hoping you had a great time and sold CDs!
April 2017

Gary User Profile
March 2017
Very easy to work with. Accommodating. Easy to get ahold of.

Lauren User Profile
March 2017
Janice was great! The place was nice and comfortably slept all 5 of us. We had everything we needed and would definitely stay here again.

Matt User Profile
February 2017
I can't say enough good things about Janice and John's Airbnb! The location is perfect for recreating in the Ruby Mountains. The space is really clean and comfortable with all the kitchen amenities you could want and lots of cool art and books to peruse. Janice's homemade scones are delicious, and both her and her husband were really welcoming and friendly. I would highly recommend their listing to anyone who wants to stay with great people in a beautiful location.
Janice User Profile
Response from Janice:
Matt, thanks for the great review. I appreciate hearing from you since you also have an AirBnB. Any additions we could make to the BnB? You see our place through different eyes so I appreciate your opinion. More snow this morning, but just a skiff. I enjoyed so much having you guys here. Super friendly and responsible, and you kept the place clean and orderly. Thanks for stopping, Enjoyed having you. Janice
February 2017

Elko, Nevada, United States · Joined in July 2016
Janice User Profile

John and I have lived in northern Nevada for over 30 years. John moved here when a young boy and spent summers working on a remote cattle ranch. He sold life insurance for the MassMutual Life Insurance Company, and ten years ago started a touring business, Cowboy John Tours LLC. He tours prospective employees for local businesses, facilitate the "Ranch Tour" workshop for the National Cowboy Gathering, and shuttle folks to hike the Crest Trail in the Ruby Mountains only about 20 minutes from our house and BNB.

I, Janice, market for the tour business, give piano lessons, and teach Music Together classes to children 5 and younger. I love to garden, prepare real food, enjoy reading and writing. Currently we're completing a book about John's experiences as a young boy on a remote cattle ranch in northern Elko county.

We both love to hike and explore northern Nevada, and John enjoys fly fishing and riding horses, and Janice loves hiking and identifying wild flowers in the Ruby Mountains. We travel to Ecuador where our newest grandson lives. When you stay with us you'll notice rugs and alpaca blankets Elan's parents Loni and Greg have given us from Ecuador.

Our three sons were born in Nevada and come to visit frequently. We have three grandsons. All boys, no girls except for me Janice, and the chickens!

We love meeting the new people the AirBNB brings to our doorstep, and we'd love to meet YOU!

Response rate: 100%
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Response time: within an hour

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