Just southeast of the bustling Carson Valley you’ll find the tiny community of Wellington, perched quietly on the banks of the West Walker River. Situated along State Route 208, Wellington offers about 1,000 permanent residents a quiet lifestyle filled with small pleasures. Many homes are situated on the river itself, which makes fishing the West Walker River a popular pastime. The town also offers an authentic cowboy bar, inn and deli, all of which give Wellington a charming feel to an earlier era.
Wellington is also known for its 1989 one-room schoolhouse, an original structure that today is known as the Wellington Station Resort Museum and is home to a variety of historical treasures. Check out items like freight wagons, mining and hand-foraged blacksmith tools, as well as fascinating Paiute American Indian relics at Wellington’s small, private museum, open by appointment only from May thru September. The one-room original schoolhouse is yet another nostalgic element that can be discovered in Wellington, a community situated off the beaten bath but definitely worth a visit.