Myself, my teenage daughter and her friend were on a cross country road trip from Texas to Montana and back. We traveled with another vehicle whom left us mid trip. I found myself in Colorado without a place to stay. Refusing to pay nearly $300 a night for a big name chain hotel in a tourist trap, I went out on a limb and called Hotel Eastin after it popped up on my GPS. The rates were very reasonable. The husband and wife owners were amazingly sweet and inviting.
We enjoyed our stay so much that we intended to just pass through Kremmling and ended up staying for 2 days. As a woman traveling with two 13 year old girls I was very skeptical and wasn't willing to just stay anywhere. I would definitely stay at the 106 year old, former saspirilla factory, now turned Hotel Eastin again.
If you're a hotel snob then you might not be impressed, but if you like a nice small town experience, a little off the beaten path, consider this a little slice of heaven.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A Rocky Mountain Historic Hotel.The Eastin began in 1906 as a boarding house & sarsaparilla factory. In 1933 Lum Eastin added additons to create a modern hotel. Today Maryann & Walt Van Lue, Welcomes you to an enchanting hotel. The rooms are simply decorated with hotel antiques. The Hotel offers modern western rooms and comfort rooms with cable TV and private baths and some with microwaves and fridges or European style rooms with TV's and shared hall bathrooms. This past year we finished our Zane Grey room, to honor the great western novelist who stayed in room 120 and wrote "The Mysterious Rider". We are now working on the Colorado Room. The Colorado Room was finished this spring. We will be working on John Denver, Betsy Ross and John Wayne this fall. ... more less