The International Hotel is the oldest hotel in Nevada and one of the oldest in the west.
It was high on my list of things to shoot on this trip. Back in 2004, when I first visited Austin on TREK USA, my teammate Tom and I popped into the bar for a beer. We were completely drawn in by its old west charm.
The building itself was originally built in Virginia City, Nevada in 1859. In 1863 the Hotel was taken down to make way for a bigger hotel. Sections of the original were hauled off in wagons and moved to Austin.
The bar is wallpapered with dollar bills stapled to the walls and ceiling by visitors from pretty much everywhere.
As an added bonus today, I’ve included a couple of shots of the exterior of the building.