Battle Mountain

 

Lodging


Motels
America’s Best Value Inn
521 E. Front St.
Battle Mountain, NV 89820
775.635.5880
AmericasBestValueInn.com
Battle Mountain Inn & Suites
650 W. Front St.
Battle Mountain, NV 89820-1811
775.635.5200
bmtninn@hotmail.com
BattleMtnInn.com
Big Chief Motel
434 W. Front St.
Battle Mountain, NV 89820
775.635.2416
poojabhakta13@gmail.com
Calico Inn
395 N. 2nd St.
Battle Mountain, NV 89820
775.635.2764
Enchanted Gardens Bed & Breakfast &Nursery
150 W. Front St.
Battle Mountain, NV 89820
855.517.7490
Owl Club Motel
72 E. Front Street
Battle Mountain, NV 89820
775.635.2444
owlclubinc@sbcglobal.com
Super 8 Motel
825 Super 8 Drive
Battle Mountain, NV 89820
775.635.8808
bmsuper8@onramp.net
Super8.com
RV Parks
Broadway Colt Service Center
654 W. Front St.
Battle Mountain, NV 89820
775.635.5424
battlet@broadwaygroup.com
BroadwayGroup.com
Clark Park
625 W. Humboldt St.
Battle Mountain, NV 89820
775.635.9600

Attractions


Austin Chamber of Commerce
122 Main St.
Austin, NV 89310
775.964.2200/2447
austinnvchamber@yahoo.com
AustinNevada.com
Battle Mountain Branch Library
625 S. Broad St.
Battle Mountain, NV 89820
775.635.2534
rlfuller@clan.lib.nv.us
ElkoCountyLibrary.com
Battle Mountain Chamber of Commerce
625 S. Broad St.
Battle Mountain, NV 89820
775.635.8245
bmcommerce@yahoo.com
BattleMountainChamber.com
Bureau of Land Management
50 Bastian Rd.
Battle Mountain, NV 89820
775.635.4000
bmfoweb@blm.gov
BLM.gov
Lander County Convention & Tourism
625 S. Broad St.
Battle Mountain, NV 89820
775.635.1112
lcat@bmnv.com
BattleMountainTourism.com
Lander County Historical Society/
Cookhouse Museum

855 Broyles Ranch Rd.
Battle Mountain, NV 89820
775.635.8548
2012cookhousemuseum@gmail.com
BattleMountainMuseum.com

Gas Stations


CFN
345 N. 1st St.
Battle Mountain, NV 89820
CFNNet.com
Chevron
760 S. Broad St.
Battle Mountain, NV 89820
775.635.9333
Chevron.com
Conoco
501 E. Front St.
Battle Mountain, NV 89820
775.635.9059
Conoco.com
Flying J Travel Plaza
650 W. Front St.
Battle Mountain, NV 89820
775.635.5424
PilotFlyingJ.com
Maverik
775 Broad St.
Battle Mountain, NV 89820
775.635.8318
treg.wilder@maverik.com
Maverik.com
Shell
710 W. Front St.
Battle Mountain, NV 89820
775.635.5866
Shell.us

Restaurants & Coffee


El Aguila Real Restaurant
254 E. Front St.
Battle Mountain, NV 89820
775.635.8393
Bakker’s Brew
1005 Broyles Ranch Rd.
Battle Mountain, NV 89820
775.635.2311
Blimpie Subs & Salads
660 W. Front St.
Battle Mountain, NV 89820
775.635.5424
Broadway Colt Service Center
654 W. Front St.
Battle Mountain, NV 89820
775.635.5424
battlet@broadwaygroup.com
BroadwayGroup.com
Hide-A-Way Steakhouse
882 S. Broad St.
Battle Mountain, NV 89820
775.635.5150
Mama’s Pizza & Deli
515 E. Front St.
Battle Mountain, NV 89820
775.635.9211
deanbllck@sbcglobal.net
McDonald’s
930 Broyles Ranch Rd.
Battle Mountain, NV 89820
775.635.8222
Ming Garden Chinese Restaurant
146 E. Front St.
Battle Mountain, NV 89820
775.635.8638
Mountain View Golf Course
205 Fairway Dr.
Battle Mountain, NV 89820
775.635.2380
sbullock42@yahoo.com
MVGolfClub.com
Nevada Bar & Casino
36 E. Front St.
Battle Mountain, NV 89820
775.635.2453
nevadahotel38@yahoo.com
Owl Club Casino & Restaurant
72 E. Front St.
Battle Mountain, NV 89820
775.635.2444
owlclubinc@sbcglobal.net
Owl Club Casino & Restaurant
72 E. Front St.
Battle Mountain, NV 89820
775.635.2444
owlclubinc@sbcglobal.net
Pizza Factory
670 S. Broad St.
Battle Mountain, NV 89820
775.635.9333
jass1181@yahoo.com
Port of Subs
995 Broyles Ranch Rd.
Battle Mountain, NV 89820
775.635.9111
portofsubs175@gmail.com
PortofSubs.com

Shopping


Blue Gem Turquoise
625 E. 8th St.
Battle Mountain, NV 89820
775.374.0595
Etcheverry’s Food Town
424 E. Front St.
Battle Mountain, NV 89820
775.635.2677
etch1736@sbcglobal.net
Enchanted Gardens Bed & Breakfast
& Nursery

150 W. Front St.
Battle Mountain, NV 89820
855.517.7490
Family Dollar
965 Broyles Ranch Rd.
Battle Mountain, NV 89820
775.635.8978
Garden Gate Floral
155 S. Reese St.
Battle Mountain, NV 89820
775.635.5577
gardengate09@yahoo.com
GardenGateFloral.net
Haney’s Furniture
110 Carson Rd.
Battle Mountain, NV 89820
775.635.9088
aliciadbs@sbcglobal.net
HaneysFurnitureandAppliance.com
Jacqueline’s Boutique
104 E. Front St.
Battle Mountain, NV 89820
775.635.8973
Midway Market
975 Broyles Ranch Rd.
Battle Mountain, NV 89820
775.635.2406
midwaymarket@sbcglobal.net
MidwayMarket.com
Mills Pharmacy
990 Broyles Ranch Rd.
Battle Mountain, NV 89820
775.635.2323
tuvdik2591@sbcglobal.net
Reese River Outfitters
54 E. Front St.
Battle Mountain, NV 89820
775.635.5005
homespun5005@sbcglobal.net
Roller Coaster Retail Fireworks Outlet
980 Broyles Ranch Rd.
Battle Mountain, NV 89820
775.635.3000
steven@cassorla.com
Royal Ace Hardware
404 E. Front St.
Battle Mountain, NV 89820
775.635.2422

Entertainment & Outdoor Nevada Recreation


Mountain View Golf Course
One mile south on Highway 305
775.635.2380
www.MVGolfClub.com
Nine-hole course and club house.
Copper Basin Mountain Bike Trail
Highway 305 (2.75 miles south)
775.635.4000
Battle Mountain Swimming Pool
560 Altenburg Ave.
775.635.5850
75’ x 45’ 9’ deep outdoor pool, separate children’s wading pool –approximately 20 x 10, dressing rooms and showers.
Battle Mountain Rodeo Grounds
North Reese St.
775.635.9228
Arena, covered grandstands, concession stand, restrooms and fifty open stalls.8
Elquist Park
561 Altenburg Ave.
Covered areas, picnic tables, barbecues, volleyball and playground.
Lion’s Park
North Reese St.
Covered area, picnic tables, barbecues, horseshoes and playground.
Spring Canyon Park
E. Antelope & Bryson
Covered area, picnic tables, barbecues and playground.
Borealis Park
Bastain Road
Covered area, picnic tables, barbecues, volleyball, basketball and playgro
Mill Creek Camp Ground
25 Miles South on State Route 305
Camping, hiking, fishing, picnic, restrooms and fire pits
Willow Creek Fishing Ponds
About twenty miles south of Battle Mountain
Picnic area
Lewis Canyon
Thirteen miles south of Battle Mountain
Battle Mountain Sports Complex
Lemaire Road
2-tennis courts-lighted, skate park, baseball fields-lighted, restrooms and concession stand, (plans for 04-05, 2-200 x 300’ soccer fields-lighted, and a fastpitch ballfield).
RCA flying field-Sage Trimmers
Dump Road
Remote control airplane flying field) bleachers, suncovers on pit area.
 Gun Range-Lander Gun Club
Dump Road
Pistol and rifle range out to 300 yards, three trap layouts.
ATV/Moto Cross Track
Airport Frontage Road
775.635.2291
bmmoto@sbcglobal.net
mx775.com
Dirt track
Battle Mountain Raceway
Airport Road
bmraceway.org
IMCA sanctioned Circle Track. Dirt track, lighted, grandstands, restrooms and concession stands.
Nevada Hotel
36 E. Front St.
Battle Mountain, NV 89820
775.635.2453

 

 

Battle Mountain is located in northern Nevada, midway between Winnemucca and Elko. Battle Mountain is the Lander County seat and home to over three-thousand residents. We’re a small community with a rich history. Battle Mountain economy depends on mining and ranching. For recreation there’s year-round access to vast public lands where you can hike, mountain bike, camp, explore, hunt and fish without ever seeing another soul. But don’t worry, this web site has maps and photography of the area surrounding Battle Mountain to help you find your way around. Battle Mountain also has many events scheduled throughout the year, so check our calendar often – there’s always something going on. In case we missed putting an event on the calendar check out the Chamber’s website at battlemountainchamber.com.

One of the questions we hear the most from visitors is “Where did the name ‘Battle Mountain’ come from?” The story goes like this: In April of 1866 a prospector by the name of George Tannihill discovered rich copper ore and formed a new mining district named the Battle Mountain Mining District. In 1868, the Central Pacific Railroad, the western half of the first transcontinental railroad, built a siding to offload supplies for the mines of the Battle Mountain Mining District. The siding was called the Battle Mountain Switch or Siding. In 1870, the railroad decided to move their station from Argenta to this new area and a town was surveyed out. The town of Battle Mountain was born.

Mr. Tannihill told a newspaper that he chose the name Battle Mountain because he, Captain Pierson and twenty-three emigrants fought the Indians here in 1857. We do know that there were three attacks in the summer of ’57 near Battle Mountain: one on a single wagon occupied by a man named Wood, the second on a wagon occupied by the Halloway family, and finally an attack on eight men who were part of a government survey crew. The events that occurred in 1857 near Battle Mountain were well documented in diaries, California newspapers, and the daily records and journals of the government survey crew that spent the summer near Battle Mountain. Interestingly however, nowhere in all the records is there any mention of George Tannihill, Captain Pierson or twenty-three emigrants fighting the Indians at Battle Mountain.

So we’re left with three possibilities. The first is that it happened near Battle Mountain but somehow never got written down. This is unlikely in light of all the very minor details that did get reported, and why would they overlook a full-scale war at Battle Mountain? The second possibility is that it did occur near Battle Mountain, but they got the year wrong so we’ve not found it yet in the Battle Mountain records. Possible, but there was only a nine-year period between the supposed event and the use of the name Battle Mountain, not long enough it would seem for memories to go bad. The third possibility is that Mr. Tannihill was lying. He knew something happened here in 1857 and just tried to make himself sound important. This one seems the mostly likely of the three possibilities.


Battle Mountain is a land rich in history and adventure. Western Shoshone Native Americans, Basque sheepherders, cattle ranchers and of course, generations of miners, have all called this country their home. For travelers looking for new country to explore, or outdoorsmen and extreme sportsmen needing to fill their thirst for adventure, Battle Mountain is a great destination.

Battle Mountain is the gateway to the rugged beauty of “America’s Outback,” where the adventurous traveler has plenty of room to roam during the day, and can enjoy excellent Battle Mountain amenities at night. The town and its people are friendly, and great Battle Mountain amenities await the weary traveler.

Although basic, Battle Mountain amenities were available for travelers during the early days of wagon trains. Today, there is a full range of Battle Mountain amenities for a comfortable and relaxing stay when visiting this adventurous and historic area.

Please visit the pages below for a listing of Battle Mountain Amenities including lodging, restaurants, coffee shops and shopping information. We think you will enjoy your visit to this area of Nevada, and will appreciate our Battle Mountain amenities and small town atmosphere.