Thursday, April 21, 2011

Eureka! Mini Holiday

April 21, 2011

Eureka! Mini Holiday

We are on our last day of spring holiday and it has been a fun trip.
Fancy holidays are not our families thing.
We enjoy National Parks and Geocaching are way through them.

Our first stop was to Eureka, UT.
It was once a booming mine town ( late 1800's to 1950's ) but is now a virtual ghost town.
Eureka was mined for gold, copper and lead.
The population of Eureka is 766 people and rises to an elevation of 6430'.

There are still mining sites to explore and fun rock hunting but Kennecott (Rio Tinto) is quietly buying up land.

We spent Tuesday and Thursday at a wonderful new bed and breakfast, Tintic Goldminer's Inn and B&B.

Weekday rates are $65-85 dollars which includes a home cooked breakfast and for a bit more you can have a great home cooked meal for dinner. Otherwise there is a burger cafe in town.

Margaret and her husband Norman our the proprietors of the inn and do an amazing job of welcoming into their home.

I won't go on and on (too late!) but instead refer you to their web site.

Well I'm going to end for the night and finish up this post later.


  1. I have never been there. Looks like a pretty cool spot.

  2. It looks like you had a very nice trip :)