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Columbine Inn

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2501 Colorado Blvd., Idaho Springs, CO 80452
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We traveled with 2 other couples and found this little Inn tucked back from the road quite comfortable and clean. Each of our rooms had a small refrigerator & microwave. This Inn is is centrally located for all your vacation activities. We were within walking distance to a great BBQ restaurant (ate there twice) and a breakfast place. We did... More 

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Furlong
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in Idaho Springs for one night and found the Columbine to be a little funky (which is fine) but the room smelled quite musty, although it was better after some airing out, and the towels very musty-smelling after use. The whole place is on the older side and, although very functional, could use a thorough update. I should... More 

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innkeeper617, Owner at Columbine Inn, responded to this review

Ratings are based on an aggregate Database: Not suspicion.You can't please mean or fix stupid. Cheers, Sam Salter More 

Blue Springs, Missouri
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was not at all what I expected. It's tucked away in the trees but it was so cozy! My husband and I stayed here on our ladt night of our honeymoon and I'm so grateful we ended up here. Oura had one bedroom and one bathroom but the upkeep on this place is excellent compared to other places... More 

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innkeeper617, Owner at Columbine Inn, responded to this review

Appreciate your well-received anecdote...Cheers, Sam Salter More 

Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place is a great little cozy inn, in the small town of Idaho Springs. Having stayed at a few other places around town, I can say this place is the nicest. Don't expect a luxury hotel, but do expect great service, nice bed, and quiet room.

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innkeeper617, Owner at Columbine Inn, responded to this review

Appreciate your admiration of our American owned Inn...Cheers Sam Salter More 

Basalt, Colorado
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15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

I think we got the last room. 2 doubles. I love how soft the sheets were. We needed a comfy place to crash after a long day. I could have lingered, again soft sheets. Like the mountain decor; only thing is carpet by bathroom visibly worn and a bit tattered, but all was clean and welcoming. Would rest my tired... More 

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innkeeper617, Owner at Columbine Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your thoughts and stay...Sam Salter More 

Gadsden, Alabama, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I didn't know what to expect when I pulled in, but I was pleasantly surprised! I was greeted by the owner who was so nice, I felt at home! I have traveled a lot and I felt so at ease with Columbine...there are no chain, name brand hotels in Idaho Springs, so it makes you a little uneasy. But not... More 

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innkeeper617, Owner at Columbine Inn, responded to this review

Hi, You were equally pleasant and affable. Would be nice to have repeat...Cheers Sam Salter More 

Saint Croix Falls, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The owner Sam is an old salt. Straight forward, not pulling any punches, honest to a fault. I got the last room of the night and Sam promised he had saved the best for last. I was not disappointed. Clean, quiet, spacious, with a kitchenette. Lighted faucets were a bit different but welcomed. Bird greets everyone 24/7 even if Sam... More 

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innkeeper617, Owner at Columbine Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your candor. Alya and I will always respond to others and guests with the same vigor bestowed to us...Cheers Sam Salter More 

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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Owner was very friendly and helpful. Cute place to stay with character. Bed was comfortable with nice comforters and pillows. The decorations are cute. We enjoyed our stay and had no problems. daily housekeeping was nice

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innkeeper617, Owner at Columbine Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your sincerity and kind review...Cheers, Sam Salter More 

Fairfield, Ohio
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Very nice man at the desk, but the facility just didn't cut it. Dirty carpet, probably due to work being done to add a hot tub, still a real pet peeve. Finishes were dilapidated, tile baseboard falling off wall. Shower plumbing was very finicky, hard to get an even temperature. No mirror in the bathroom, had to skip shaving. Half... More 

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innkeeper617, Owner at Columbine Inn, responded to this review

Guests were told at check-in that we were" FULL" . They were told a cottage was being remodeled , but might be acceptable. I showed them the cottage and they said it was OK... A few days later , I received this review. This unit , obviously, does not mirror the entire Columbine Inn. Sam Salter More 

Keller, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Place looks cute, but we'll never know! Made reservations more than 6 months prior to visit; arrived with family to discover we had been moved to another (very unacceptable) motel in town which was totally disgusting. Manager had not contacted us to let us know or we'd have made other reservations elsewhere, even out of Idaho Springs if necessary. When... More 

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innkeeper617, Owner at Columbine Inn, responded to this review

This statement is distorted and vindictive:You can't please mean...Sam More 

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