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Rio Grande Southern Hotel B&B
Ranked #3 of 4 Dolores B&B and Inns
Vegas
1 review
“Loved it!!!”
Reviewed September 6, 2010

I loved it!!! Super-nice people! It was 'Wonderfully' different than staying in a regular hotel!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed June 17, 2010

We recently stayed at the Rio Grande Southern Hotel B&B during our vacation out west. Its proximity to Mesa Verde National Park first attracted us, and once we were in Dolores, what a delightful little town it is! The B&B is the oldest building in Dolores, and the lobby has several framed photographs of the place through the years. It has charm, coziness, and gorgeous natural surroundings which reminded us of B&Bs where we have stayed in Germany. We felt very much at home in our clean, comfortable suite - full bath, sitting/TV room, and queen-sized bed. WiFi if you need it, too!

It was a real treat to wake up to the delicious aroma of breakfast cooking, and wow, do they ever feed you! The food was outstanding as well as filling! Sheila and Doug were the ultimate hosts, apprising us of travel routes and suggestions for other outdoor activities besides Mesa Verde. Here is an area where you can really enjoy the beautiful great outdoors, and the Rio Grande Southern B&B is the perfect place to hang your hat at night. Excellent value, very reasonable rates. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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San Pablo, CA
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Reviewed June 13, 2010

This was our first trip to the Four Corners area, and we are so glad we stayed here! It's apparent that Sheila loves the area, and she gave us excellent tips on local attractions like Mesa Verde, Telluride and the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. The aspens were turning while we were there, which was quite a treat.

Dolores is a charming little town, and the accommodations were so cozy (LOVED the soap and shampoo). The down-home cooking is to die for -- my mouth is watering just thinking of the brisket. It was great to have free wifi service as well.

We can't wait to return and enjoy more of the hospitality and local beauty.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thousand Oaks, CA
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Reviewed May 30, 2010

The Rio Grande B&B offers what most hotels, B&B's, etc. lack, and that's the homey feeling of warmth and comfort. Most places I've stayed throughout the country nowadays seem commercial, and almost alien to me, and it was comforting to know the Rio provided me with something better. Family food, family service, and a family stay. All food was homemade and fresh. Family-owned, and makes you feel ike you're a part of theirs. Sheila, the owner, won't rest until all her guests are completely set with their requests. The rooms are very comfortable, and much of the facility's historical vibe remains preserved.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with friends
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Thousand Oaks, California
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Reviewed May 30, 2010

My sister and I stayed for several days at the Rio Grande. It is such a lovely, charming place -- which fit in with the town. I like the fact that it's off the main highway, yet walking distance to the river, market, and a nice brewery. Mesa Verde was just a few minutes away, and Telluride was only about an hour away and a beautiful drive. We were just across the street from the park during the local Escalante Days festival, which was such a blast. The service was great and the food outstanding. You definitely get the B&B feel, especially in the restaurant, where everyone chats with each other and the locals who come to dine. Sheila, Don, and Doug are great hosts!

  • Stayed August 2009
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Reviewed October 11, 2009

Perhaps we were remembering a trip many years ago when previous owners had just acquired and renovated the property and it was utterly charming and in wonderful condition. We were so sad to see the property so deteriorated in comparison.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 7, 2009

This place has so much potential if remodeled to reveal the old details, but I would not stay here again. The room was tiny. So tiny that the bed was pushed up against the wall, which made it difficult for one person to get out of bed. There was no place to sit in the room or to put your luggage. Plus, in the cupboard was stuff that must have belonged to the owner's-- could have been a place to put a suit case out of the way. Also, the kitchen smells permeated the place. The breakfast did not start early enough for us, so we went without in order to get on the road. The decor would be improved by the removal of all the fake flowers. On the plus side the staff was very friendly.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Rio Grande Southern Hotel B&B

Property: Rio Grande Southern Hotel B&B
Address: 101 S. Fifth St., Corner of 5th & Central, Dolores, CO 81323
Location: United States > Colorado > Dolores
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Dolores
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The historic Rio Grande Southern Hotel B&B was constructed in 1893, with a 1902 addition, is the oldest building in Dolores, CO. Seven Victorian-styled Rooms await your visit to this beautiful area of the Southwest. Enjoy the privacy of a Hotel and the benefits of a B&B. The Southern Eating House Restaurant is just off the lobby, offering a wide variety of homemade cuisine breakfast, lunch and dinner. Clean, historic, comfortable lodging. Teddy Roosevelt stayed here in 1902. ... more   less 
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