1540 Main Street, Virginia City
The oldest hotel in the state of Nevada, is located one mile south of Virginia City and only an hour’s drive from the Reno-Tahoe area. The Gold Hill Hotel has been a fixture for locals and visitors alike since before Nevada officially became a state. The history of the property certainly lives up to his Wild West roots, but the modern day environment is nothing short of euphoric. As the only full service hotel in the entire Virginia City area, a visit to the Gold Hill Hotel will assuredly deliver outstanding dining and accommodations, but is also quite the relaxing mountain retreat with incredible mountain views, great hiking, and clean, crisp air. It’s true, the Gold Hill Hotel is only “minutes away, but a century back in time.” Make the trip, we can assure you it will be one you wont soon forget.
On the morning of April 7, 1869, a massive fire spread at the 800-foot below ground level in the Yellow Jacket Mine, just behind the Gold Hill Hotel property. As the day crew descended deep into the mine, timbers began to collapse, which flooded the mine with poisonous gasses into the Yellow Jacket Mine, as well as the surrounding Kentuck and Crown Point Mines. At least 35 miners perished, but single workers may have vanished without any record. Despite sealing off various sections of the mine, these areas remained hot for several years. As a result, a substantial amount of paranormal activity has been detected at the Gold Hill property, drawing ghost hunters and paranormal enthusiasts from near and far. Some have claimed to detect miners who perished in the fire, while others have claimed to have been visited by Rosie – a famous prostitute who lived in the historic hotel for a period of time.