This was a highlight of our 3 week trip west. We arrived early, the staff was helpful and personable. They were full of suggestions and knowledgeable and seemed to take pride in their hotel. The rooms' doors are left open before arrival, and guests are encouraged to "tour" the rooms and suites. We wandered the halls, looking at the memorabilia, we sat in the lobby, had a beer in the saloon. The whole place is like a museum. I'm not an expert on antiques, I'm not sure if everything in the hotel was a true period piece, but it suited my wife and I just fine. We stayed in the "Hole in the Wall" room, it was comfortable (had a bathtub, which just seemed to lend to the whole experience of old-timeyness) and quiet - the creek alongside the room lulled us to sleep. Did not come for the wireless internet - but it worked quite well in the library (impressive) down the hall. Be sure you arrive here early so you can look around the place, poke your head in all the rooms, and just soak in the atmosphere. Last but not least, the price was cheaper than some of the chain motels up by the highway.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 1880 Historical Hotel, Saloon, Cafe and Western Dining Restaurant Living museum, outdoor green area along Clear Creek ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Historic Occidental Hotel And Saloon And The Virginian Restaurant