Front Porch, perfect for morning Coffee or a relaxing dinner.Kitchen with microwave, toaster, coffee maker, stove.

Entire home/apt

6 Guests

3 Bedrooms

4 Beds

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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.

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.

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.

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The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 4
Check In: 11AM - 9PM
Check Out: 2PM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Doorman


Extra people: $14 CAD / night after 4 guests
Weekly Discount: 15%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 11AM - 9PM

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



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

1 night minimum stay

53 Reviews

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Andrea User Profile
June 2017
Had a very short visit -only to sleep really, but proprietor was kind enough to have homemade scones for us to take on our journey. Would encourage people to stay. Thanks, Andi

Danica User Profile
June 2017
Very accommodating and kind hosts. We look forward to coming back
Janice User Profile
Response from Janice:
That would be fun, having you return for another stay! Janice Collett
June 2017

Ido User Profile
June 2017
Janice's place is great if you are visiting Elko. The apartment has a privet entrance and can easily sleep a big family. The kitchen is fully stocked of cookware, and there is also a fire-pit and an outside sitting area. Feels like a true Navada experience. Janice and John are so helpful and friendly, and made us feel welcomed from as soon as we arrived. All in all this was a great experience and i highly recommend staying with them.
Janice User Profile
Response from Janice:
Thanks, Ido. Nicely said. appreciate your recommendation. Hope you're enjoying Yellowstone with the weather cooperating! Janice
June 2017

Claud User Profile
June 2017
It was a pleasant surprise to find this place. It was out of Elko about 12 miles. It has a great setting a prairie to the south and a mountain range to the east. It was very peaceful in the evening and the still air let the great smell of the sage brush hang in the air in the evening. I will defiantly stay here again.
Janice User Profile
Response from Janice:
Claud, Thanks for your review! We'd love to have you again. You're one of the good guys; left the place clean, and spotless, and you're great to visit with. Hope your travel back north went well. We're now getting snow here....Good thing you left when you did. Thanks for choosing us. Janice and John
June 2017

Alba User Profile
June 2017
Really nice host Janice and Cowboy thank you for your nice place we had a great night and enjoyed the area very much.

Bev &  Rod User ProfileBev &  Rod is a superhost.
June 2017
John and Janice have such a wonderful spot for anyone seeking a vacation in Northeastern Nevada. The Cowboy Country Bunkhouse is the perfect home base for a couple or small family to spend a week or two exploring the Ruby Mountains and Humbolt River Valley. The house is close to top rated fishing spots, miles of hiking and biking trails and superior mountain experiences. Their property is close enough to town to grab a meal, visit the stores or even hit a casino if wanted, however they sit on acreage that gives you the feeling of being truly alone. The parking is secure enough to leave a fishing boat, a dirt bike trailer or your snowmobiles behind while you run into Elko for a massive Basque dinner served family style at the 100 year old Star Hotel and Restaurant. During our stay, we drove out to the Ruby Marshes 3 consecutive days where Rod was able to catch some very memorable trout on his fly line. The drive over Harrison Pass was a photographer's dream with the creeks running cold and clear with fresh snow melt off, the aspens were draped in their new spring leaves and the hillsides covered with flowers of every color and hue. The ranches throughout the valleys were carpeted in beautiful green grass highlighted with acres of wild iris. The cattle were healthy and happy and surrounded by multitudes of spring calves. On John's advice we made the drive up Lemoille Highway and into the park in Lamoille Canyon where there was an incredible view around every bend. We were treated to the experience of watching a beaver wander across the road. chew off an aspen sapling, drag it back across the road and then place it in the icy waters close to a snow bank...this was a joy to watch and we felt grateful that we happened to be at exactly the right place at exactly the right time. We would highly recommend an extended stay at The Cowboy Country Bunkhouse. There is far to much to do in the area to experience it all in a short stay. We ran out of time long before we ran out of things we wanted to do during our stay. Janice is a wonderful hostess who makes it a point to make you feel at home. Her homemade scones are a delicious treat and she is an avid gardener and accomplished musician who shines with enthusiasm. She will ask you to save your vegetable scraps to feed her flock of chickens and lucky is the guest who receives a few of her precious eggs on a day of abundance. John is an accomplished cowboy with a lifetime of stories about the area he has called home since he was a young child. He runs a tour service and can give any guests a private tour of the valley and it's historical significance. He is a wealth of knowledge and is sure to offer any guest the...
Janice User Profile
Response from Janice:
Beautifully written, Bev and Rod, just lovely. Someone is a good writer.....You've given me encouragement and some great ideas which I will follow up! What a gift the two of you are to us. I don't know how to thank you. I'm terribly grateful.
June 2017

Kimberly User Profile
May 2017
This is a great place to stay. All the comforts of home at a great price! You have to check out Lamoille Canyon! Beautiful! The king size bed is amazing. Never slept so good!
Janice User Profile
Response from Janice:
Kimberly, Thanks for the review! We appreciated you so much, and I loved seeing you and your son together. Hope his wife finds answers. I'm so glad you were able to see the area and spend time with family.
May 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.

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.
Many stop at the Bunkhouse on their way to and from Yellowstone, Tetons, or San Francisco, and we love to meet them, but we're especially delighted when some stay for the experience we offer of northeastern Nevada: open space, quiet, robin-egg blue sky, fishing, hiking in the Ruby Mountains, viewing wild horses, cross-country skiing and snow mobile trips in winter.
We love it when guests make us a DESTINATION, and we go out of our way to show them what the high desert has to offer.

We can safely store your recreational equipment on site for a small fee, $20. snow mobiles, bicycles, ATVs, trailers.

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