hipcamp ely, uncommon overnighter nevada

Rudy Herndon/Schellraiser

Sweeping views of Steptoe Valley, Egan and Schell Creek mountain ranges and the HQ of Nevada’s glamping scene is the name of the game at Ely’s newest overnight accommodations. Located in historic McGill, minutes from downtown Ely, the Schellraiser campground and yurts originally debuted as part of the Schellraiser Music Festival in June of 2022. Event planners have now made this Uncommon Overnighter available year round, offering primitive campgrounds, fully furnished luxury yurts, and a decked out solar-powered container home every month of the year, and the ultimate basecamp for all your Loneliest Road discoveries.

Offering up small-town hospitality Nevada is known for and high desert panoramas unlike anywhere else, see what Nevada’s Uncommon Overnighter scene is all about one private, solar-powered yurt and container home at a time in the heart of historic McGill, minutes from downtown Ely.

Depending on the size of your party, glamp out in one of six 13-foot or 16-foot wide yurt-style tents, each equipped with two queen-size acacia platform beds with Avocado-brand mattresses, cozy lighting and charging ports for all your devices, plenty of seating and room to stretch out, and access to a six-stall restroom and shower trailer a quick walk from your yurt. The Schellraiser Yurts are pet friendly, and if you need additional space, an extra twin-size bed can be added at no additional cost. 

Ready to crank up the luxury even more? Book your stay in the El Contenedor—a brand-new, fully furnished shipping container home that boasts a small, full kitchen and private bathroom. Like the yurts, the El Contenedor is fully solar-powered, and offers unbeatable dark sky viewing and 360 degree panoramic views of the spectacular Steptoe Valley and beyond. 

Know Before You Go

Looking for the property? As with most other rural Nevada locations, do not rely on Google maps to get you there. Instead, look for the turnoff just one mile north of McGill along US 93. At milepost 67, make a left (West) turn. Visitors will find the campground eight-tenths of a mile beyond the highway junction on the right side of the road. For more specifics on location, current rates, and making your reservation, get in touch with the property manager directly at (775) 293-0848.


While the Schellraiser Music Festival occurs annually each June, the Schellraiser Yurts, campground, and El Contenedor Container Home is open and welcomes guests year round. 


Ready to book this thing? For the most current info on rates and to make a reservation, get in touch with property managers directly at (775) 293-0848.

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North Central, Nevada




North Central