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The Mine Shaft Inn Hotel & Hostel

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20 Glasgow Ave., PO Box 1, Rico, CO
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The Mine Shaft Inn Hotel & Hostel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Osceola, AR
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you know anything about my reviews, you probably know that I like to stay at hostels and unusual places... not a big fan of chains... not that I have anything against them. I was heading through Rico.. to do a little gold panning as I was enroute to Ridgway and Hwy. 55o. A storm came in and I had... More

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Prescott, Arizona
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The proprietor showed us around and described some of the fascinating history of this building. The parlor contains an awesome old wood burning stove. If you are going as a couple or desire privacy, I recommend the private suites on the second floor. The other rooms share a smallish bathroom on the second floor and you are therefore subject to... More

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Telluride, Colorado
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This Hotel should be a member of Historic Hotels of America, but maybe it's too small. A really comfortable and homey place that is nicely restored. It has few of the services of a major hotel, but the charm and character of the place make up for that.

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Richmond
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

Had a great time staying here during the Telluride bluegrass festival, while Rico is a small town, from this hostel you can walk to a couple restaurants/bars, a coffee shop, as well as some trails and hot springs. The owner takes great pride in the place, keeps it very clean and is helpful if you have any questions about the... More

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New York City, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This is it, literally "the nicest hostel in the world." I said it when I was there and it is true. I'm compelled to write a review of this place as I am sitting in it. I am that amazed by it. This place is gorgeous. It is made to look like a Victorian home and the detail is astonishing.... More

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Durango, Colorado
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

The rooms are clean, the host is super friendly and the price cannot be beat. This place costs as little as a campground and comes with plenty of amenities. Options like use of the kitchen and laundry make it very convenient. When I asked, the host even guided me personally to the local hot-springs.

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Moab, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Pancho has taken on the running as an owner/operator of the lovely Mineshaft Inn in Rico, Colorado. This charming authentic Western Victorian building has great views and great furnishing. It is clean and affordable. I enjoyed the open floor plan layout that encourages social interaction with the owner and other guests in the friendly manner of a hostel. My only... More

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MineShaftInn, Owner at The Mine Shaft Inn Hotel & Hostel, responded to this review

I imagine the rooms upstairs will be plenty warm once I light the wood stoves below. Plus, each room also has it's own heater. Amazingly, I already had to light the main fireplace on August 9! More

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Additional Information about The Mine Shaft Inn Hotel & Hostel

Address: 20 Glasgow Ave., PO Box 1, Rico, CO
Location: United States > Colorado > Rico
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
The Mine Shaft Inn Hotel & Hostel Rico, Colorado

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The historic Mine Shaft Inn Hotel & Hostel's signature bay window has overlooked the main street of Rico, Colorado since the 1880's. Reputed to be haunted, the bay window room is now the hostel dorm. The great room has a full kitchen and views of Dolores Mountain out back. We offer a choice of hotel rooms with private baths, private rooms with shared bath or the hostel dorm for maximum economy. Located adjacent to the Post Office in downtown Rico for 130 years. ... more   less 
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