The inn seemed clean to us, and the price was good for what you get. They even had a military discount. The main resort rooms are very basic because it was built in the 1800s. You'll get a bed, a sink, and a toilet; no shower, but they are upfront about that when you check in. If you want a shower, which we did, you can use the ones that are by the pool and mud room. Perfectly adequate. I don't remember there being an air conditioner, but it wouldn't have been needed as the nights were cool and we were on the side facing the stream; we got a nice breeze through the window as well as the soundtrack of the running water, which made for a pleasant night's sleep. I also don't remember if there was a tv...sorry for lack of detail there (we stayed in a lot of hotels over a the course of a 3 week road trip), but we were traveling with our laptop and used the free wifi to watch a show on that. The internet connection was good. If you want more, go for the inn rooms or the cabins I guess, which we were told had more modern conveniences. If you're okay with less and have a tent, then you can even do a campsite (which is what we would have done if it wasn't raining). I really liked the history of the place: Walt Whitman and Jesse James both stayed here. And the price of the main resort room includes unlimited access to the heated pool which is filled with the naturally heated spring water. Usually the pool costs something like $10 a person if you're not staying in one of the rooms, so it is part of what made the main resort room a great value. We didn't try the other spa services or the private baths, though I believe we would have gotten a small discount on the baths if we'd done them as part of staying in the main building, but the pool was really neat. It was actually the reason we chose this place over others. Nice and warm and surrounded by beautiful tropical plants. We had a lot of fun, plus we found the staff to be very friendly. Sure, some details like the bed linens and the pool liner could use updating, but it's not a Hilton or a Sheraton and you're not paying those prices either. And you are getting hot springs and history. Overall we were very happy with our experience.
- Also Known As:
- Indian Springs Hotel Idaho Springs