Little A’Le’Inn – Rachel, Nevada
When traversing the buzzworthy Extraterrestrial Highway, your trip won’t be complete without paying a visit to the Little A’Le’Inn in Rachel, NV. The Extraterrestrial Highway stretches from Tonopah to Hiko, and Rachel, NV is smack in the middle. It’s the perfect place to get your hands on some other-worldly treats and seriously cool extraterrestrial swag. Don’t forget to stop by the bar for an ice-cold Alien Amber Ale.
Rachel, NV has a population of 54 and is the closest city to one of America’s most notorious air force bases, Area 51. It’s a small town with a big reputation in the UFO and aviation community, and the Little A’Le’Inn and Area 51 make an unusual pair. It’s alien decor—right down to the jerry-rigged UFO hanging from a crane – make this Inn an unmatched Nevada landmark, to say the least. The Little A’Le’Inn has been family owned and operated for over 25 years. Visitors can peruse photos of alleged, first-person UFO accounts, sip on Alien Amber Ale, and purchase quirky swag that would be hard to find anywhere else. Don’t forget to check out the bar ceiling, which is littered with pinned dollar bills. This is a longstanding tradition that is hard to ignore. Try tacking on a dollar bill of your very own; it’s not as easy as it sounds. The locals are friendly, and if you’re lucky, you might even get some wacky tales from locals of unexplained activity.
If you’re interested in trying to spot some little green men (or grey depending on whom you ask) of your very own, the Little A’Le’Inn has got you covered there too with several lodging options for extended stays. We can’t confirm or deny the presence of strange alien activity, but we will say that the Nevada desert delivers a dark sky that’s hard to forget.
Little A’Le’Inn Rooms and Units
The Little A’Le’Inn has 5 units with 2-to-3 rooms each. Each unit has a shared bathroom, so if you want to have a private bathroom, you’ll have to rent out the entire unit. Most rooms have amenities, including TV, VCR, coffee makers, tables and chairs, and a couch.
Rooms are equipped with heating and air conditioning, and pets are allowed.
Camping is also available, and campsites come with fire pits and porta potty bathrooms.
Open 8:00am – 10:00pm Daily
Hotel Reservations Recommended
***Manager’s Note: Unless you purchase a full unit, you will have a shared bathroom with the other guest in your unit.***
Other Activities In and Around Rachel, NV
Other than UFO watching, Rachel, NV offers other fun activities. Rachel’s location in the middle of the Nevada desert makes it ideal for astronomy. You don’t have to walk far to find the stars.
Geocaching, off-roading, and hiking are also popular activities.