In about 1857, a man named Klingensmith, a Bishop in the Mormon Church, started a ranch in Dutch Flats north of present day Caliente. Several other ranches were settled between 1857 and 1879. There was a ranch in Caliente where a man named William Culverwell obtained part interest. His brother later bought the rest. Charles Culverwell, Williams’s brother, owned the hot springs, and by 1901, he operated the Culverwell Hotel. It had a Blacksmith shop, a Livery stable and the hotel had hot mineral baths (the baths are still in operation).
Located in southeastern Nevada, the quiet town of Caliente is the only incorporated community in Lincoln County. Shaded by beautiful cottonwood trees, the residential area has a friendly hometown feel.
Targeting a whopping 500-mile radius of it's location in the beautiful southeastern Nevada city of Caliente, the Midway Motel is locally owned extremely welcoming. With the decorated honor of being Trip Advisor's 2014 Certificate of Excellence Recipient, the Midway Motel is far enough way from highway traffic for its guests to really enjoy the beauty and serenity Caliente has to offer. Guests can enjoy this beautiful lodging option by sitting on the veranda, shaded by 25 foot tall trees.
Although slightly off the beaten path, the Oak Springs Trilobite Area is an excellent place to jump out of the car and well worth your time when traveling in the southeast corner of the Silver State. Situated just outside Caliente on US 93, this fascinating area is laden with fossil remains of six types of trilobites in the shale deposits near Oak Springs Summit.