Hotel de Paris Museum
Hotel de Paris Museum
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Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Louis Dupuy’s Hotel de Paris (1875) is a former French inn, located in the Colorado Rockies, with an English style interior, built by Chinese laborers. The boldly refashioned and reimagined futures of the hotel’s proprietors and workers illustrate the possibility of second chances through reinvention in the Western United States. Hotel de Paris Museum™, a Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is owned and operated by The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of Colorado. Hours may vary.
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buckimom
springboro, oh104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Beautifully restored hotel from the 1800s. Our guide was very knowledgeable and cheerfully answered all questions. The attention to details in the restoration of the hotel made us feel that we had truly taken a step back in time. Admission was only 5 dollars. A must see!
Written August 6, 2023
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MyBucketListTrips
336 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
My young adult children and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Hotel de Paris with Susan. Seeing every room was like stepping 150 years back in time. The history is very interesting. The furnishings, walls, floors are beautiful. Everything is so well preserved. For vintage and antique glass collectors, the gift shop is fun bonus! The staff were all courteous, helpful and friendly. We are so glad we took time to visit!
Written May 23, 2023
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Sharfire
Kansas14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
No trip to Georgetown would be complete without touring the grand old Hotel De Paris. I have been visiting Georgetown for years and tour the old hotel every time. I love to visit when the tourist season is slow as I have received so many great tours given by the staff and they are able to go into great detail when you receive the personal tours. Stepping into the front door will take you back in time to an era where luxury and comfort were rare commodities in that day when life was hard especially in these mountain villages. One can almost hear the footsteps of guests in the hotel and the aroma of fresh bread baking in the kitchen. The hotel has been restored to a great degree of it's former self. You can walk among the beautiful furnishings, paintings and china, and peer into what life was like in the Victorian era. From the top of the hotel, where the huge guest suites are to the bottom of the basement where the wine cellar and storage area you will always find something you missed each time you visit. The staff are knowledgeable and very informative and helpful and happy to answer questions about the former owner Louis Duprey and one can almost imagine being a guest in the hotel and dining in the beautiful dining area and sitting in the lounge area perhaps listening to a Victrola. Do make a point of visiting this historic old hotel, so fortunate to have been salvaged and restored so that everyone can have an opportunity to have a taste of this time long past.
Sharon from Kansas
Written June 28, 2010
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DrMell
Atlanta, GA7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I enjoyed a fabulous tour at Hotel de Paris Museum. What a great slice of history in this old mining town west of Denver! Our guides were very hospitable and extremely knowledgeable about the Hotel and its founder, Louis Dupuy, and the invaluable contribution that Louis and his great old hotel made to Georgetown and the surrounding area. The museum is well-maintained and culturally rich: original appointments and furnishings and unique aspects of the hotel that Monsieur Dupuy had lovingly added. There's a fountain for fresh trout in the dining room! This one's a Five-Star, for sure.
Written September 19, 2010
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riverdaleschool1903
North America47 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Pros - period original furniture, friendly tour guides, inexpensive.

Cons - can't take photos, smells awful (musty/moldy, maybe all those books?), not a lot to interest kids.

This was the first of two historic buildings we toured this summer, and if I hadn't done the second tour (Redstone Castle) I would have had less to say about this tour. It was interesting (original owner one of those transplants to the west who changed his identity and created a new life for himself) and the fact of indoor plumbing (every room), much of the original furniture, and especially shelves and shelves of original books, was quite interesting. And the price was reasonable, especially with discounts for families and AAA members.

But you couldn't take photos, many of the rooms were roped off so you could only peer in, and the place smelled dreadful - probably all those old books?

I'd go on this tour as an adult but not take kids (even older ones) as they were rapidly bored.
Written August 19, 2010
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We are presently working on the abatement of moisture in the wine cellar, which should help reduce or eliminate the mustiness you noticed. This $384,000 project will be completed before we resume tours in May of 2011. In an effort to provide a high level of security for our collection and protect it from damage caused by camera flashes, we do not allow photography. Because other visitors like you have made us aware of an interest in interior pictures, we have begun sharing our official images on our website and facebook page. Please consider visiting us again next year and thank you for reviewing our museum!
Written September 14, 2010
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Mia Voss
Denver, CO1,309 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
One of the most authentic and delightful museums set in the charming town of Georgetown Colorado which is a quick 70ish minute drive from Denver.

Executive Director Kevin Kuharic and staff were delightful and so knowledgeable. 90% of the items in the hotel museum are original! You can't help but feel you've stepped back in time when walking around at looking at all of the items. Even the books are original.

Big Plus: Their experiential wine cheese and charcuterie event is amazing and the full tour is definitely worth it.
Written October 1, 2019
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Steven T
Colorado219 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
When planning our weekend up in this part of the Colorado Rockies, I filled out the online form, because the museum / hotel is closed during the 'dead of winter.' To my surprise, Kevin, the Executive Director contacted me and set up a private tour. At Kevin's suggestion, we watched the exceptionally well produced Rocky Mountain PBS special on the hotel (where Kevin does a great job on-screen!) and came a bit more prepared. What an absolute delight! Our '45 minute' tour was actually an hour and a half, and was informative, entertaining, inspiring, and just a great time!!! Kevin's passion and knowledge are so very evident. How could we have lived here in Colorado so many years and yet had never discovered this gem!! You are looking into the life of this remarkable 'renaissance man,' with all the original furnishings around you! This is a MUST-SEE! This is a true Colorado treasure!
Written January 29, 2019
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Coleen T
Kent, United Kingdom110 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
guided tour took quite a time but so worth the time and money loved hearing the stories about the owners, residents, visitors and quests from when the building was first lived in to when it became the museum it is today, some wonderful things to see and interesting tales to be heard, other reviews say it all I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Written October 3, 2018
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Maps455452
Idaho Springs, CO6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
We stumbled upon this wonderful landmark by accident. Located in small and historic downtown Georgetown, Colorado. This hotel time capsule is almost completely original in every aspect; floors, carpets, walls, furniture and decor. Our tour guide, retired librarian Elaine was a WEALTH of knowledge and facts. We were so lucky to have learned all about the original owner Louis Dupuy and the Burkholder Family that followed. Some of our favorites were the numerous desks that transformed into beds, the interesting bathrooms and the extraordinarily rare book collection that belonged to Louis Dupuy. You would be hard-pressed to find a historical landmark that is this well preserved and so expertly guided.
Written June 14, 2019
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janels
Cedar Park, TX491 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2011 • Couples
Everyone who loves or is interested in Georgetown should try to see the 80s John Denver TV movie, "The Christmas Gift". It is a feel-good look at Georgetown in all its holiday splendor. The filmmakers left all the town decorations, so the town renews its film-like splendor each holiday season. Prominant in the film is the Hotel de Paris, where Denver and his daughter stayed. In reality, the hotel has a very rich history, and much of it has been kept intact. It is somewhat like being in gradeschool, having to wear booties and follow the school marm-like guide around (you are not allowed to tour by yourself), but she is informative, and willingly shows the rooms and areas featured in the movie. It is worth seeing.
Written March 30, 2012
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