Needing to have a computer surgery done in Boulder, it was decided that it'd be a good idea to make the run over Trail Ridge Rd, through Rocky Mountain Nat'l Park, which was lovely, as always. But no ptarmigans this time.
I digress. My wife and I may not be your average travelers. Pretty much, our needs are.. a place to park the car, a place to sleep, a bathroom, AND WIFI!!! This place met all those needs. Maybe other places do offer wifi, but this is the only place we found, and it worked well.
It's a non-smoking establishment, which is great for most folks. We are smokers, and found the porch to be more than welcome to satisfy that vice. Come winter, maybe not so much, but we're used to it.
We were privileged to be witness to a spectacular lightning storm from said porch.. beware that. And when the power went out (in the whole town), the hostess kindly went from room to room offering candles to the guests.
Overall, a fine place to stay. Clean, comfortable, friendly. Smallish room, but fine. A tad pricier than we'd like, but the coffee and breakfast offerings made up for that. Watch out for the lightning... it can be closer than you think.
And if you see a ptarmigan in the park.. well, consider yourself lucky. We did not. Not this time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Charming motel located right in the heart of Grand County. Our classic knotty pine, non-smoking one and two-bedroom units accommodate 1-4 people. Every room has a 32" flat screen TV with cable, complimentary wireless internet service, refrigerator, microwave, dinette table, and daily room service. We are the only motel walking distance of several restaurants, two local parks, the new Granby library and the Amtrak station. Come see us at Trail Riders Motel. It's a great little place to get away! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Trail Riders Hotel Granby
- Trail Riders Motel Colorado/Granby