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Historic Hotel Road Trip: The New Sheridan Hotel in Telluride, Colorado

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Welcome to the New Sheridan Hotel in Telluride, Colorado, founded in 1891. A few lucky prospectors found a dazzling lode of gold ore, embedded deep in the heart of the San Juan Mountains.  The mine was high, the valley floor … Continue reading

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Historic Hotel Road Trip: The Beaumont Hotel in Ouray, Colorado

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Welcome to the Beaumont Hotel in Ouray, Colorado, founded in 1886. Nowadays, many travelers enter Ouray from the south after having experienced the description-defying road known as “The Million Dollar Highway.”  As you round the final bend before descending into … Continue reading

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Historic Hotel Road Trip: The Grand Imperial Hotel in Silverton, Colorado

Welcome to the Grand Imperial Hotel in Silverton, Colorado, founded in 1883. Excitement spread throughout the area!  Silver had been found amidst the 12,000-foot-high peaks of the surrounding San Juan Mountains.  Because of the remoteness and relative inaccessibility of the … Continue reading

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Historic Hotel Road Trip: The Strater Hotel in Durango, Colorado

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Welcome to the Strater Hotel in Durango, Colorado, founded in 1888. The streets were dirty and rutted.  Horses and wagons kicked up billowing clouds of dust.  Indians congregated in small groups, selling ponies, blankets and trinkets to folks who passed.  … Continue reading

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Historic Hotel Road Trip: The Creede Hotel in Creede, Colorado (1892)

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PLEASE NOTE: The Creede Hotel in Creede Colorado, founded in 1892, is currently for sale (March 2018). Should it re-open we will update this article. We include it here as a reminder – if you want to see these hotels, … Continue reading

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