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“Old school and built to stay that way” 4 of 5 stars
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The Peck House
83 Sunny Ave., Empire, CO 80438   |  
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Ranked #2 of 3 Empire B&B and Inns
Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Old school and built to stay that way”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

At the end of a trip through RMNP from east to west we stopped here on our way back to Denver and b/c Idaho Springs looked like an interesting stoping point. The hotel is no frills, unless you consider dear/elk heads hanging from the walls - frills. The check was easy, just go to the bar, and we really didn't need much after that. There are no TV's in the rooms, the warn you about that during booking and they push/prompt you to reserve a spot for dinner. While the menu looked great, it was a little pricy for an end of a trip dinner ($22-28 entree's from memory) and the 22 was for the vegetarian offering. The continental breakfast was nice and the hostest in the morning was very friendly. In an are where there is only a highway (I-70), this place is a gem if your looking for something a bit historical. I would definitely go back, but think its a one nighter, not someplace you'd stay 3-4 nights, unless you were looking to get away from it all. Decent prices as well. The lonely planet gave it a cent rating, but it was a bit higher then that at $95.

They do have a Jacuzzi and towel service, but we did not take advantage.

Would definitely stay here again, under similar circumstances noted above. Idaho Springs has some decent food offerings, 10 minutes down the road, I'll try to link the review to where we ate later.

Room Tip: The location only got a 3 b/c there is not much in Empire.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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English first
Denver, Colorado
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

This B&B is very very quaint, quite, cozy and hidden in plane view! We are always so concerned about "not speeding" through Empire, that we never payed attention to the sign the pointed just north 2 blocks from the main highway. We tried this place both for dinner and to stayed over night to see if this were someplace our family could stay prior to a wedding. Oh my goodness YES! The food was one of the most amazing experiences I have had at any restaurant! No snooty wait staff, chef or hostess. Food served on antiques dishes. Dining room was very small, and the floor squeeked and sloped. That only added to the experience.
Our room was cozy and clean. We woke up to the smell of fresh baked pastries and coffee and watched out the windows at the Mountain sheep and deer, coming down to the creek that runs beside the Inn. Although we do not drink, I am told their wine cellar is good! Their bar was a gathering place for the other guests..

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

We stayed here seven years ago, just for a night, and it was wonderful to return for three nights this Christmas. Amazing food, a wonderful wine cellar and a peaceful and beautiful atmosphere. It's a wonderful gem of a place. We skied Loveland and Breckenridge (15 and 40 minutes drive respectively) and it's also very close to Keystone and A-Basin)

Room Tip: We had the Bridal Suite, beautiful!
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chciago
Top Contributor
276 reviews 276 reviews
61 hotel reviews
Reviews in 98 cities Reviews in 98 cities
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2011

Actually a nice old place set off away from the highway. I had a decent room on the top floor, but I have to admit that the floors are creaky! I was there with very few other guests and had absolutely no noise. So, I had a good night's sleep. Not a lot to do in the surrounding area, but it is nice for walking and the food at the bar/restaurant which is part of the whole place was very good! Breakfast is included and it was delicious. I had read where it might be haunted, but I had nothing happen. Really quite a lovely place and a good price! The people who greeted me as I arrived were very nice.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Haxtun, CO
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

Wonderful weekend. The owners, staff, food, and overall experience was great! Just the best place to unwind and enjoy.

Room Tip: For a step back in time, and the Rockies in their splendor and serenity, this is the ideal spot!!
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2011

Love the food ( the best on our 14 d. holiday ), but for the room you have to be a die-hard fan of historic hotels.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Denver, Colorado
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2011

Pros: The view from the room; Internet Service provided; A small area with benches to
watch a fountain and the birds feeding at the bird feeders
Cons: Inhospitable hosts; extremely sticky bar; strange smell in building; could hear
the people in the next room talk, flush the toilet, and use water; unable to
keep the windows open; shower was mildewy and too small for people on the
heavy side; sink area very small and narrow; sheets worn thin; room not as clean
as it could have been; restaurant was way overpriced; Continental Breakfast was
meager and the quick breads were dry
Comments: I was very disappointed in this Bed and Breakfast. With a restaurant on
the premises, the overnight guests should be treated to more than fruit and dry
bread. Sadly, this is money spent that I will never get back.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Peck House

Address: 83 Sunny Ave., Empire, CO 80438
Location: United States > Colorado > Empire
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Empire
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
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