Uncommon Overnighter: Stone Church Lodge
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It’s no secret that Nevada offers world-renowned hospitality at lavish resort-casinos. But in the Silver State, our quirks are also our perks. If you’re looking for a vacation that’s irresistibly different, Nevada’s array of unique retreats and unusual accommodations have got you covered.
Have you heard the good news? Eureka has a new Uncommon Overnighter and it’s a revelation. The Stone Church Lodge is housed in an old Methodist church built in 1881 using native stone. The building served as a church until 1900, housed a few revivals in the 1920s, then sat vacant, praying for a comeback. In the 1980s, a master craftsman turned a portion of the building into a living space complete with ornate and intricate woodwork.
Lauren and Joe Luby took over the property in 2018 and added a new roof, flooring, appliances, plumbing, and Wi-Fi along with some decorative changes. The lodge is set up a bit like a studio apartment but has a lower floor complete with a daybed, TV, and workspace. The upstairs is an open floor plan with a kitchen, seating area, comfortable bedroom, and bathroom. The property offers a portable evaporative cooler, and fans for the summer months, yet the 1881 stonework alone provides decent protection from the heat. The property is open year round and is also pet friendly.
Along with the living space, the couple plans to open the front of the church as the official tasting room for their Two Bitch Bourbon distillery. For now, they invite Loneliest Road travelers to settle into the historic vacation home and get to know the stories behind the Stone Church Lodge and Eureka’s historic structures—all within walking distance and right around the corner.
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