We arrived in March fleeing our devastating New Mexico juniper allergies. In addition we were exhausted and my bad foot was acted up.
Management and staff were incredible. Breakfast in our room that first day -- ultrasound and infrared heat for my foot. We never detected a hint that we were pains in the neck -- although I undoubtedly was.
Roger and Tana are simply excellent hosts and basically nice, friendly, warm people.
Excellent breakfasts everyday, excellent four o'clock snacks and five o'clock wine. Tea and coffee available all the time.
In addition, Silverton and the Wyman Hotel present an accurate early 20th century mining town and hotel. The predominant architecture is what we might call rural early 20th century Victorian. Even the newer buildings mostly conform to this style,
The town instead of being contemporary buildings strip-developed along a main road is set off from the main thru road, You get much more of a traditional town with two shopping/dining streets parallel to each other.
The hotel has been totally redone using a combination of Victorian antiques and authentic reproduction furniture, woodwork, and fixtures. An incredible amount of love and hard work has gone into the place.
The result for hotel and town is a look that is incredibly more authentic and consistent than you can find the alternatives.
In addition, Silverton, even more than Ouray, is totally surrounded by high peaks which rise without foothills from the valley floor and present awesome 360 degree views.
We were there in late March which is off-season. Still more than enough restaurants were open. The town seems protected from the winds which makes the place seem warmer and pleasant to walk around in.
I recommend town, hotel, management and staff wholeheartedly.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This Hotel & Inn was built in 1902. We provide just the right blend of modern amenities and still maintain the Victorian decor one would expect in a hotel in Silverton,Colorado. One of our special rooms is an authentic caboose situated in a large patio area that is just right for honeymooners and those celebrating an anniversary. Our property staff is eager to make your vacation in the beautiful San Juan Mountains a vacation to remember. We hope you will consider a stay at our beautiful Hotel. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Wyman Hotel Silverton
- Wyman Hotel The