Fodor's Expert Review Peck House

83 Sunny Ave., Empire, Colorado, 80438, USA

Editor's Note: This location is no longer in operation.

About a 10-minute drive from either Georgetown or Idaho Springs via I–70, this red-roof inn in Empire is Colorado's oldest continually operating hostelry. The dining room ($$$) is crammed with period antiques, including tinted lithographs and etched-glass shades for the gas lamps that once hung in the state capitol. Game is the house specialty: expertly prepared quail and venison (perfect with the hearty cabernet sauce) are among the standouts. Individually decorated rooms are awash in Victorian splendor.

PROS

  • classic lodging experience with nice restaurant
  • a few fun shops nearby

CONS

  • remote location: Winter Park is still 35 minutes away in good weather
  • Idaho Springs and Georgetown are 10 to 20 minutes away in opposite directions on I–70

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Historical
Quiet
Remote
Grande Dame
$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 303-569–9870

HOTEL DETAILS

10 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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