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Valentine’s Day in Elko, UT is like no other. For starters, at an all-suites luxury hotel, staying in is always on the table. Spacious rooms with top of the line amenities are all yours. Have a romance-filled night with takeout, or cook your own meal in a spacious kitchenette. Of course, going out is also an option, and your friendly front desk staff is always available to help with reservations.

The Arctic Circle is a sweet treat for mid-day, and a great choice for couples who remember the “ice cream parlor” as the ultimate date destination. Gold Country Inn and Casino offers late night table games, ideal for the “not so romantic couple” who would rather court lady luck than indulge in more traditional V-Day festivities.

Love is in that fresh air!

Love is in that fresh air!

Love is in the Air

Toki Ona offers some of the best Japanese cuisine in town, and reservations for special events are highly recommended. Try La Fiesta for a more low key Valentine’s Day, ending the meal with flan, sopapillas, or another of their classic margaritas.

From Chef Chang’s to the Ruby View Golf Course, there are endless options for celebrating love in Elko. Which one are you attracted to?


The big game is a big deal in Elko, and you’ll be in good company when looking for watch parties! All of the bars, pubs, and many restaurants in the area will be hosting. However, since Elko is a quaint town, you won’t need to elbow your way through the crowd. Instead, you’ll find plenty of fellow football fans, cold drinks, and great company.

Try Matties, a sports bar and brewpub that dishes up some of the best fare in town. At the Horseshoe Club, where the locals like to go, you’ll quickly feel at home. Stray Dog Pub and Café is a favorite hotspot where the menu is on point and the service is fast and friendly.


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Many Ledgestone guests prefer to stay in their room, and if you know folks in town (traveling or otherwise) there’s plenty of space for you to play host! Oversized suites, a kitchenette, and comfortable seating allows for the perfect small watch party right in your hotel.

Inez’s is a great pick if you want someone else to do the cooking, or head to the Red Lion Casino for table games in between quarters. In Elko, football is a way of life—and the Super Bowl is one of the biggest events in town.

Rely on the top recommendations from former Elko tourists who have seen it all, done it all, and reviewed it all! Number one on Trip Advisor is the California Trail Historic Interpretive Center, a favorite for locals and tourists alike. There’s also the Northeastern Nevada Museum where you’ll find a fascinating collection, helpful tour guides, and new exhibits on a rotating basis.

The Humboldt National Forest is a great place for hiking, mountain biking, birding, and taking photos. The Western Forklife Center whisks you back in time to the Wild West. It’s a great family friendly activity that gives unique insight to the Elko area.

You'll love Elko's top picks.

You’ll love Elko’s top picks.

Something for Everyone

At the Sherman Station Visitor’s Center, you’ll get the inside scoop on the latest events and festivals. Head to Good Time Charlee’s for great food and fantastic karaoke nights. JM Capriola Co. is an old fashioned shop that locals frequent and where you can pick up some one of a kind souvenirs.

The Crystal Theatre plays new and old flicks, and is the perfect choice for a quaint date. Elko Cinema 6 is another option for movie lovers. No matter who you’re traveling with, Elko never disappoints when it comes to entertainment!



Whether you’re in Elko, UT for business or leisure, make time to treat yourself at one of the many salons and spas in the area. Quality Spa Services is centrally located and offers a variety of treatments to have you looking and feeling your best. At Touch of Heaven Spas, you can indulge in an all-day retreat, couples treatment, or simply stop by to make sure you’re looking phenomenal for a special event.

Evolution Medical Spa is where you can find more comprehensive treatments, such as laser hair removal, ideal for those with niche needs or who are staying in town longer. Me Time Salon & Day Spa is aptly named and offers some very indulgent services.

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Me Time All the Time

Desert Ray Salon and Day Spa has guests traveling from all over for their luxurious and unique options. Elko Spas, Billiards, and Pool is a one of a kind local place where men and women alike can take advantage of their favorite pastimes (whether it’s a massage, game of pool, or both!).

No matter what type of treatment you have in mind, you’re sure to find it in Elko. For help with reservations, simply ask your friendly front desk staff!





A great cup of coffee starts your morning right, and Ledgestone hotel guests are in luck! Some of Elko’s best café is served right in the lobby, complete with 100 percent Arabica beans. Of course, you can also brew your own cup just how you like it from the comfort of your suite. There are some great coffee joints around town worth checking out, too, starting with Cool Beans Coffee and Ice Cream. Try an espresso over vanilla ice cream for a sweet treat to remember.

At Cowboy Jones downtown, you’ll find some of the strongest and richest brews in Elko. Coffee Mug is a local classic, serving up fresh brews and the best hospitality. Starbucks is a staple, and if you need your fix in a jiffy, it’s the place to go.


Fill’er Up!

Black Dog Coffee & Gifts is where you can pick up a strong “cuppa” along with a souvenir. Farmer Brothers Coffee is a local chain with a reputation for affordable brews served alongside a great attitude.

Whether you want your comfortable chain cup, to make it yourself, or want to check out a local joint, the options are aplenty. In Elko, Utah, coffee is done right.


No place beats Elko, UT for ringing in 2016! There are a number of parties around town, and the local bars really know how to throw the best ones. For starters, Wingers Bar and Grill is a great spot to start the party with classic American pub grub, your favorite games on the big screen, and a big assortment of pints. Next up, head to JR’s Bar and Grill, a kissing cousin of Wingers and a natural spot to keep the party going.

The Horseshoe Club is an Elko original, and a must for any big night out. At Gold Dust West Elko, you can see how lady luck treats you—it’s one of the town’s most beloved places to be late at night, and one of the few very local casinos. At Kubuki Sushi, make sure you make reservations and enjoy surprisingly delectable Japanese fare for a landlocked state.

Happy new year composition

Let the Countdown Begin!

At Blue Moon Asian Cuisine you can enjoy a romantic dinner for two, but it also serves as the ideal restaurant for a larger group celebration. The Stray Dog Pub is the winner for those who like local bar scenes and strong drinks.

Of course, a romantic night in at your Ledgestone hotel is also a great choice. Go big or go home has never sounded so good!