History of 915 Colorado - Two years ago, 2014, our lovely house had her 100th birthday!
The Best Kept Secret Bed & Bath home was built in 1914 and is located in what is now known as one of the historic districts of Glenwood Springs. The home was originally built by Thompson E. Dever, a local jeweler. Dever’s original jewelry store building is still in use as a retail establishment on the corner of 8th and Grand Avenue. Mr. Dever was one of the early influential pioneers of Glenwood Springs and even held a term as the Mayor.
Ecologically Friendly Policies
We believe in the importance of honoring our precious resources and in consciously working toward respectful use of our planet. We recycle whenever possible, compost our un-used food products, use an energy efficient washer and dryer and do not use harsh chemicals for cleaning. You will enjoy chlorine-free shower heads in your bathroom and clean water for drinking. We also have solar panels on the roof to generate some of our own electricity.
Quality body soaps and lotions are provided for your use. In our attempt to be as energy efficient as possible, we do not change the towels or sheets during your stay. Smoking is not allowed inside the house, however, smoking is allowed on the outside terrace.
Pets - Not Generally Allowed
Since your pet is an integral part of your family we know it can be important for him or her to be able to travel with you. However, since we the GableSuite has a spiral staircase it is not something most pets can manuver well and therefore no pets are allowed in the GableSuite. If it is important to have your pet with you, we do sometimes allow a well-behaved pet in the Study for an additional fee (covers the additional cleaning). Please call us to discuss your needs. If your pet is approved we do ask that guests keep their pet under direct supervision at all times during their stay. Thank you for your understanding.
Children and families are always welcome. We do have a complimentary pack-n-play. There is also a child seat available for use at the GableSuite kitchen table.
There is a nice three person hot tub located in a quiet patio area near teh back gardens. Enjoy an early morning soak with a hot cup of coffee or tea and delight in hearing the birds sing and in watching Red Mountain come alive in the early morning light. In the afternoon you can enjoy the warm sunshine as you soak in the tub after an exciting day of outdoor adventures like hiking, biking, skiing, or snowshoeing. Ahhhh… Don’t forget your sunglasses. You could also wait awhile longer and watch the sun set behind Red Mountain while you take a few moments to just contemplate your day. And your final choice would be to have a little night cap (non-breakable glasses provided) under the stars and then head to bed relaxed and ready for a blissful sleep. Sweet dreams!
We have two cruiser bicycles (three speeds) that can be used during your stay. We are located just one block from the River Trail which is a paved, walking and biking trail that extends south toward Carbondale or North and East to Glenwood Canyon. Order your box lunch and head out for an all day exploration… or, just take a short ride around town. Enjoy!
Guide to local walks and near-by Hiking Trails
We have in-house maps, books and brief guides for several of the 26 or so local hiking trails. Many are accessible from town while others are a short drive away. Ask us about the difficulty or ease of these hikes to ensure you can truly enjoy your exploration at a pace that is right for you.
Restaurant Guide & Map
Since our B & B is located right downtown there are a variety of local restaurants to choose from – many are an easy walk (just a few blocks). We will provide you with a listing of these local restaurants, type of cuisine, price ranges and directions. There’s nothing like a really nice meal to top off your day.
Local Spa & Pampering Experiences
Glenwood Springs is a noted destination for its healing waters and plethora of spa treatments. Let us recommend one of these experiences that will be best suited to your temperament, budget and desires. Special Best Kept Secret Bed & Bath discounts apply at some locations.
Scalar Heart Connection Session
Do you have unanswered questions - are you "stuck?" Eliza (your Innkeeper) is a Certified Scalar Heart Connector and would be pleased to schedule a session with you to help you "untie the knots that bind you and allow you to listen to the innate knowing of your heart." To learn more about Scalar Heart Connection Sessions and to try a FREE complimentary online introductory session visit their website by clicking here: Scalar Heart Connection. Session fees are discounted for B & B Guests.
The Hero's Journey 6-Circuit Labyrinth
Our 6-Circuit Medieval Labyrinth is open for walking daily from sunrise to sunset. It was completed on July 22, 2013 and is located in the back gardens where it provides an opportunity for a brief respite from our busy world. This calming experience will truly be a "Best Kept Secret". We invite you to sign our Labyrinth Guest Book and to share your experience. To date over 200 people have walked and enjoyed the labyrinth. Now it will be your turn.
Guided Historic Walking Tour of Glenwood Springs
The Frontier Historical Society is located just one block away and offers a written self-guided walking tour booklet to allow you to explore the history or Glenwood Springs by visiting several historic landmarks. Better still, schedule a date with your Innkeeper (and history buff) David for a personal guided tour of the town.
Walk to Doc Holliday’s Memorial
Doc Holliday’s Memorial is located part way up Lookout Mountain. This is an easy ½ mile hike to the cemetery and memorial on the East side of Town.
Private or Small Group Hatha Yoga, T'ai Chi Chih & Guided Meditations
If you would like to schedule a private yoga session or expereience a gentle yoga and guided meditation walk on the labyrinth then just schedule a time wtih Eliza - she is a YRT 200hr Integrated Yoga Therapy Instructor. She is also a Certified T'ai Chi Chih Instructor and this meditative practice is also an option. Rate $40 per hour. 970-945-8586
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