The striking thing about arriving at the Leadville Inn is the strange purple colour which contrasts with the deep snow that surrounded the building.
Our room at the Leadville Inn was ‘The Front Room’ with a sleeping porch. This fitted the four of us, two adults and two children reasonably well although the children at 10 & 12 years old are getting a bit big to share a double bed. The main bed was very big but the mattress was latex and not to our liking.
The Inn is a very old building and, as such, has low ceilings in places, narrow doors, and a very small bathroom. The heating system is a very old hydronic system but it still works; it would be hard to survive here without some sort of decent heating.
We were served a breakfast of blueberry waffles and fruit at the time of choosing. The quality and quantity of the food was adequate but not outstanding.
The present owners have not been here long and have a lot of work ahead of them to restore the Inn to some of its former glory. We wish them well.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Colorado Trail House is a 100 year old guest house located in the high Rockies in Leadville, CO. We provide clean, affordable accommodation by way of 7 private rooms and 1 shared bunk room. We offer a communal style house where you can cook your own meals in our commercial kitchen, watch a movie in the living room, and sit and enjoy the crisp mountain air in the courtyard. All rooms have attached private bathrooms and vary in size and can suit many budgets. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Leadville Hotel Leadville