If you're looking for a weekend away from the every day basic hotel, try a few nights of sleep in the oldest hotel in the state of Nevada. The Gold Hill Hotel–just down the street from Virginia City, NV–has been around since 1862, and several of its rooms are still located in the original part of the hotel from the times of the Comstock Lode.
The Gold Hill Hotel — Photo courtesy of Benton William Cooper
One of the rooms (Rosie's Room) is said to be haunted by the ghost of a "lady of the night" from the Wild West era. Visitors who spend the night in this room (the floor of which slants down a few feet) say that they can feel cold spots and they can smell roses when no flowers are present. If you have no interest in spending the night with a ghost, the remodeled part of the hotel has modern rooms with full baths.
The Gold Hill Sunday Brunch serves Eggs Benedict — Photo courtesy of Jon Mountjoy
The Gold Hill Hotel also has a wonderful Sunday champagne brunch, served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Crown Point Restaurant. The brunch includes your choice of breakfasts with potatoes and toast, eggs, bacon, sausage, eggs Benedict, and omelets, including Nick's Lighthouse Omelet with crab, onions, peppers and cheddar. The lunch portion of the brunch includes shrimp cocktail, baby greens with red onions, almonds and oranges, and Caesar salad with chicken, prawns, crab or grilled Tunisian-style salmon.
All in all, the Gold Hill Hotel is ideal for those who want a rustic, yet leisurely, vacation.