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.
- classic lodging experience with nice restaurant
- a few fun shops nearby
- 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
Rate Includes: Free breakfast