This lovely bed and breakfast was the perfect place for us to stay while on vacation in Colorado. We came to the state for the beautiful outdoors and staying at The Wild Horse simply continued that experience in our accommodations.
The property is out in the foothills of the Fraser Valley -- within 10 miles of dining/shopping, but nice and quiet when you're done for the day. There are lots of places on the property to relax - benches and seats in the front garden, chairs and tables on the back porch. One of a number of great experiences: soaking tired muscles in the hot tub while a misty rain blew round our heads one evening. Inside there is a comfortable living room and windows everywhere. I love bed and breakfasts but not the kind with fussy rooms filled with lace and ornate antiques; I loved the cabin look of the Inn combined with all the mod cons.
We booked one of the smaller bedrooms but were upgraded to the Buckskin Room before we came due to a problem with the other room, and I would recommend paying the slightly higher price for the Buckskin if possible. It is very large with room for a sofa and coffee table -- while I love b&bs for meeting people, sometimes I want to be alone! -- and French doors open out to the back porch. There is a walk in closet, nice for keeping suitcases out of sight, and a great bathroom with separate shower and bath and two sinks.
The breakfasts were great -- I particularly remember lemon/blueberry pancakes and a white chocolate muffin -- and robust enough to keep you going while hiking. John and Chris have hot water and drink mixes available in the evening, along with some sodas and juices and wine.
Random points -- Robes and slippers in the room for bathing or going out to the hot tub. The wi-fi signal was strong in our room but I sat out at the dining room table with my laptop for ergonomic comfort. Note John's changing rooster decorations at the table each morning! John and Chris can recommend trails appropriate for your style and know the trail conditions. Dinner recommendation -- drive two miles to the Devil's Thumb Resort (on the same road) and eat in Heck's Tavern there for a treat; entrees ran $13 - $25, good wine list, and the panoramic window view towards the mountains was another great memory.
We stayed three nights at the Wild Horse Inn, then drove through Rocky Mountain National Park and stayed another three days in Estes Park. Wow, did I miss the serenity and quiet of Fraser Valley and the Inn once we were in Estes Park! There is a lot to do in the Winter Park/Fraser/Granby area and I think we will stay in the valley at the Wild Horse Inn for the whole stay the next time.
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- Offering a luxury bed and breakfast and private cabins near Winter Park, Colorado. There are pet friendly options available. ... more less
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