We are a 10-room roadside motel and full-service restaurant in beautiful Baker, Nevada.

Just steps away from Great Basin National Park, you will be ideally located to enjoy the many attractions of the park and surrounding region.


With one of the darkest night skies in the country, this is an excellent area for stargazing.

The park offers astronomy lectures and telescope viewings 3 nights per week in the summer. The park also features limestone caves and bristlecone pine trees that live over 4,000 years old.


Baker is also a perfect stop over if you are driving or biking through the great American West. Nevada's stretch of Highway 50 is called  The Loneliest Road in America.

For hundreds of miles it is likely you will see more mountain peaks than cars.


Come see us at the Stargazer Inn and Kerouac's—opened spring of 2017!

Full-service bar & restaurant, open seasonally
Yes, we are open & cleaning carefully during COVID-19

Pet-friendly accommodations

Free Wi-Fi access*

*I nternet speed is a problem for everyone in this region. There is no high-speed internet service in Baker. Our area only got electricity in 1975!

We do our best to offer consistent wi-fi access, but you may need to have extra patience. We recommend downloading your favorite movies or shows before you arrive! 



Owners Jake Cerese and Kate Claeys have over 30 years of combined experience in the service industry. We care deeply about providing guests with a comfortable and memorable experience.

Jake is a veteran of the foodservice industry. Jake has 15 years of foodservice experience including owning and operating a successful wholesale bakery business for 5 years, and working in hotels, restaurants and resorts. Jake holds a 2-year Culinary Arts degree. Prior to moving to Baker, Jake has been working for a wine & spirits importer in New York City for 8 years.

Kate has worked extensively in the service industry in both front and back of the house. She has worked as a sous chef, catering manager, baker, fine dining server and waitstaff manager. In 2009, Kate graduated from the University of Virginia with a Master of Architecture and worked as a designer in New York City for five years before moving to Baker to open Stargazer Inn & Kerouac's.