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“Affordable and Friendly” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Mine Shaft Inn Hotel & Hostel

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20 Glasgow Ave., PO Box 1, Rico, CO   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Rico B&B and Inns
Durango, Colorado
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Affordable and Friendly”
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.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Rating summary
  • 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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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 concern might be weather it is warm in winter. It was cool in summer which was nice for me being from Moab. I slept really well in the 23 dollar bunkroom!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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MineShaftInn, Owner at The Mine Shaft Inn Hotel & Hostel, responded to this review, August 10, 2013
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!
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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
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Rico
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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The Mine Shaft Inn Hotel & Hostel Rico, Colorado

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