History of 915 Colorado - This year, 2014, our lovely house is having her 100th birthday!
The Best Kept Secret Bed & Breakfast 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.
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 (unless requested). Smoking is not allowed in the B & B; however, there is smoking allowed on the outside terrace
Breakfast is a hearty and nutritious Continental Breakfast. We offer orange juice, coffee, tea, muffins or other breads, butter, jams, and seasonal fresh fruit. Meals might also include oatmeal, yogurt, granola, eggs and potatoes, pancakes etc. Fresh fruit, dairy and grains are organic, whenever possible. Your meal is lovingly prepared each morning and is sure to start your day with a little bit of extra sunshine. Breakfast is available between 8:30 and 9:30 AM each day from May 1st thought October 31st.
* Box Lunches
Box lunches can be ordered the day of your adventure and picked up by you as you head out for the day. Restaurants that make box lunches are conveniently located near by.
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 are a small B & B with only two rooms it is difficult to keep pets from other guests who may have allergies or an aversion to dogs or cats. For this reason, we generally do not allow pets. If it is imperative you have your pet with you, please call us to discuss your situation and we will see if we can accomodate 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.
Since we have two rooms, both located on the first floor, we are unable to accommodate young children and babies who might cause a disturbance during the night. Older children are welcome to share a room with their parents. If a family or friends reserve both rooms then children are allowed regardless of their ages since both rooms and the common areas would be used exclusively by your group.
There is a nice three person hot tub located in a quiet patio area at the back of the house. 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 four older, but safe bicycles 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 & Breakfast discounts apply to some locations.
Scalar Heart Connection Session
Do you have unanswered questions about yourself or your life that require quiet time and contemplation? 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 listen to your heart." To learn more about Scalar Heart Connection Sessions and to try a FREE complimentary 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 now open for walking. It was completed on Junly 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 75 people have walked and enhoyed 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.
Jeep trip to the Historic Marble area & the famous Crystal Mine
The marble for the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier originated from the marble mine right here in Marble Colorado. Close by is the historic Crystal Mine – the most photographed mine in all of Colorado. This is a beautiful day trip or can be a half day trip, if you only want to see one location. This trip is especially beautiful in the fall when the aspen are in full color. This trip is not possible when the roads are closed due to snow in the late fall, winter and early spring.
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