Over the holidays we recently stayed at the Columbine Inn, which has become one of our favorite places to stay in Colorado. I am so glad that I discovered this little motel a few years ago when I was on a trip with my daughter. We stayed at the Columbine Inn because of its proximity to a mountain we were planning on hiking the next morning, and when the owners wife found out that we were going hiking, she actually left us a little gift bag on our door in the morning with fruit and granola bars for the hike! This personal gesture really impressed me, and the way that the owner (Sam) and his wife showed interest in our trip and treated us like special guests made it feel more like a bed and breakfast than a motel. After that we have always stayed a night at the Columbine Inn on our Colorado vacations, and we have never been let down in our experience. We have stayed in several different rooms, all of which have been extremely comfortable (this past year I noticed that the beds and furniture in our room were new). The quilts and pillows are tasteful and of high quality, and there is an eclectic collection of framed artwork in each room. I found out that the owners wife is an artist and has decorated all of the rooms with her own personal touch. Also the internet worked fine for us (I read in previous reviews that the signal was not very strong) but Sam told us he had just put in a new wireless system after this summer. Our rooms have always been very clean (which is important to me, I am very sensitive to smells). This past trip my husband and I stayed for three nights in one of the Kings which had a kitchenette with a little table, a sink, stovetop, microwave, and we were supplied with a bin of kitchen supplies. The Columbine Inn was the perfect base for our ski trip, as we’ve found Idaho Springs to be a good mid-way point between Denver and the fun ski-towns in Summit County where the nightly accommodations are much more expensive. Sam and his wife remembered us, as always, and treated us like family. We had such a nice visit that I felt I owed the Columbine Inn a good review! Thank you!
- Also Known As:
- Columbine Hotel Idaho Springs