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“Charming as always” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hand Hotel Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 3 Fairplay B&B and Inns
Fort Collins, Colorado
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Charming as always”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

No phone, no TV, just peace and quiet complimented by a friendly and helpful staff. We have stayed here several times now, and it never disappoints. The rooms are clean and comfortable, and each is well decorated with its own "Old West" theme. The building was built in 1932, and it has all of the character of its age. You can't beat the view from the sunroom while enjoying breakfast!

Room Tip: There are no bad rooms here, but remember the age of the building, you are bound to hear a few squea...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Monica M
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Austin, Texas
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60 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

We were on our way to Vail when a bad storm was blowing in, therefore we decided to stop in Fairplay for the night. We found The Hand Hotel as we were driving around the town. LOVE this hotel !!! The lobby is inviting with a great fireplace, comfy furniture and friendly staff. As you walk up the stairs to your room, listen carefully to the creaks as that is history eerily speaking to you! If you are lucky enough to meet Stella, ask her to show you the photo of the 'lady in the hall' or the one of the many ghost stories that guests have share with her!!! Stella is such a lovely lady, could have stayed and visited with her for days!! The breakfast is included and it is amazing!! Breakfast burritos, fruit, bagels, toast, cereal, yogurt and great coffee and various teas!!! Be sure and step out the patio door upstairs because the view of the lake and the white-capped mountains will take your breath away! Each room is decorated and named accordingly with a story. There is no TV, but who cares!? Don't miss the reading room at the other end of the 2nd floor. I hope you love it as much as we did!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LORI A
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Denver, Colorado
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69 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

We travel to Fairplay at least once a month, but had never stayed there until July 5th, 2014. It was great. The hotel holds the mystic of the old west. The wood work is beautiful. The owner checked us in and gave us information about the hotel and town of Fairplay. He told us if we needed anything please him know. We were given keys to the front door in case we would be out after 10:00pm. Imagine actual keys. The 12 rooms have different themes from the past historic days. Our room had two full size beds which were very comfortable and cozy and the room was clean. The bathroom was very clean and well stocked. No TV, no Radio, no clocks; it was very quite even though it was full. The morning breakfast had a great variety hot and cold. The views of the Mosquito Range, especially Horseshoe Mountain, are unbelievable. The balcony overlooks the Fairplay Beach and fishing stream, lake. The front balcony overlooks the shops on Front Street, not far from the South Park City museum. Wow, we were so glad we decided to stay. We will be back. We met the rest of the wonderful staff in the morning over breakfast.

Room Tip: Rooms on the east side get the morning sun. Some of the rooms are suppose to be haunted.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Colo Spgs
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2014

Distinctive, different, fun and historic. I needed a place to get away for peace and quiet and this definitely did the trick. I was welcomed with a warm crackling fire and friendly staff to a cute historic room that was clean and quiet. The hotel is "old" in many ways, but fun and just what the doctor ordered. No televisions in the rooms was perfect, giving a taste of feeling away from all the hustle and bustle. If you want something that is out of the ordinary, friendly and quiet...this is it. Well worth the money!!

Room Tip: There is a perfect room for you....whether a feminine or masculine room, they have it all:)
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank C R
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Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Hand Hotel recently after skiing when all roads to Denver were closed due to accidents. We were a little concerned before arriving because our previous 'stuck on the road' experience was not good. As soon as I walked in I knew this was going to be a good experience. There was a retired couple sitting on the couches in front of the fire that commented that they had stayed there 8 times and loved it. The older gentleman that was working there seemed to the owner. He was so nice as to ask if we had dinner knowing the roads were bad, we had small children with us, etc. We had so I am not sure what he would have done if we hadn't but the thought really impressed me.

Although the hotel is old, the bathrooms are updated and the rooms are very clean. The breakfast had a lot of choices for such a small place. Our stay turned into an excellent surprise.

Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2013

We had the choice between cookie cuter junction franchise motels or the Hand....and the Hand was easily the right choice!
Great funky interior, very good firm beds, clean bathrooms and a great breakfast.
It was the friendliest, most at-ease property we stayed in in our time in the 4 corners region. Highly recommended if you don't want chrome and glass and formulaic accommodation.
Nice to see they don't have computers (they have wifi) for reservations; paper rules!

Room Tip: The proprietor lets you check all unoccupied rooms and decide what you prefer....can't do better...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank brian m
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Parachute, Colorado
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013

Five hikers planning on climbing nearby Mt. Democrat and Mt. Lincoln decided to stay at the Hand Hotel the night before. We found great hospitality, comfortable rustic themed rooms fitting the mining history of Fairplay, with all the comforts of home. Although we left before breakfast, the staff were very accomodating to our needs to store a breakfast that we brought and get it early in the morning. I'd like to return another time to enjoy this B&B longer.

Cathy

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Cathy C
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Property: Hand Hotel Bed and Breakfast
Address: 531 Front St, Fairplay, CO 80440-1059
Region: United States > Colorado > Fairplay
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Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Fairplay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 11

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