We come up for one night from the Front Range to enjoy the hot springs and a day of skiing. Lavender and Thyme was a treasure! Peter greeted us warmly and showed us around. The house was built in 1905 and has been appointed with beautiful furniture and art work from around the world (thanks to Peter's passion for collecting and former work that took him to the far corners of the globe). And the clocks! Everywhere there are gorgeous antique cloaks (but no a lot of loud ticking, thankfully)! Our room was delightfully set up with a princess bed for mom and dad, and a kid's bed for our 6 year old daughter. We had a TV with DVD player but since were were there of just a night, we didn't bother with it.
Although, we could have walked to the hot springs pool - we estimate it would have taken about 15 minutes and involved using the pedestrian bridge over the river - we opted to head there by car after dinner. Peter had thoughtfully left us beach towels in our closet.
Breakfast the next morning was a feast for the eyes and the stomach! I have forgotten the proper name for the various dishes - a baked pear with fruit syrup, wonderful asparagus quiche among other treats. We visited at the breakfast table with a couple on a weekend getaway of their own and before we knew it, it was time to move on. A quick 20 minute drive to Sunlight and we were on the slopes and enjoying some of the best (and least expensive) skiing in Colorado. We will definitely be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Distinctly different from a hotel, the Lavender and Thyme Bed & Breakfast in Glenwood Springs, Colorado gives you that personal attention and service you deserve so much. Built in 1903 and lovingly restored to its gracious Victorian style, our B&B is decorated with fine antiques from the 19th century bringing you back to that elegant era of comfortable and inviting guesthouses. Escape the world for some relaxation, pampering and delight with the personal attention, warm hospitality, and luxurious surroundings of our B&B as everyday life slips from your mind. ... more less