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The Mine Shaft Inn Hotel & Hostel

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I saw the sign that said "Rooms" and decided to stop for the night. What a wonderful surprise! The owners are friendly, including the sweet black lab named Huckleberry. The rooms are very nice in this beautiful historic inn. The rooms are all reasonably priced and you can sit by the fire side in a couple of...

Thank Sheri D
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Great deal. Customers have a large living room and kitchen to make themselves at home. Pancho, our host, kept a wood stove going, so all was cosy. All the rooms are refurbished nicely....a century ago theme is carried out in the wallpaper, lighting, bedding choices,

Thank happyme_13
Colville, Washington
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This hotel has been beautifully restored, with modern conveniences, however preserving grand furnishings reflecting it's Victorian past! Relaxing and cozy atmosphere after a long drive. Features pleasant common areas, where groups can be together and socialize. The hotel offers an excellent free wi-fi connection as well.

Thank Dale D
Lakewood, Colorado
Reviewed 18 September 2016

I arrived late in the evening, but the hosts were exceptionally accommodating and it's hard to beat the price for this area. I stayed in a single room, number 7. Everything was clean and neat. There were two nitpicks I have. The first is that my mattress was pretty lumpy. It seemed to have a hump in the middle which...

Thank JRZelazny
Memphis, Tennessee
Reviewed 12 August 2016

We spent nearly a week at this little gem of a B&B/hostel, and simply loved it. The furnishings are quaint period pieces, it was very clean and restful, and was priced wonderfully! The drive to Telluride is less than 30 minutes on a great highway. We also took day-trips up the Million Dollar Highway, took the Silverton-Durango steam train (a...

Thank Kyle C
Prescott, Arizona
Reviewed 11 August 2016

The "best room in the house" (room 4) is priced ok at $85 but has several flaws that you don't expect at that price point. It doesn't have it's own cooling system so your option is to leave the windows open. You would expect this to be a wonderful option in the San Juan mountains at 8000 feet. However, the...

Thank P L
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Stayed one night at this hotel/hostel. Had Room #2, downstairs, that has a door to the shared bathroom. Queen bed. Old place, super tall ceilings, tons of character. Various other rooms available with a shared bathroom upstairs. Owner is very friendly! Fun to stay in a tiny little town on our way to Telluride. Paid $75 plus tax and were...

Thank Lisa O
Tellico Plains, Tennessee
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Unique old place in a funky little town. Although the interior and bedding are a bit dated (outdated..) some of the decor and finishes are still appropriate for the age of the inn. Interestingly most rooms share common bathrooms, wasn't exactly expecting that, but it was no problem since there wasn't too many of us sharing. The bedding was average...

Thank KyleKman
MineShaftInn, Owner at The Mine Shaft Inn Hotel & Hostel, responded to this review

The bedding is new and the beds made in all the rooms except the bunk room. If you are staying in the hostel dorm for $25 you have to make your own bed but sheets and towels are provided . If the beds in there are premade people mess up beds they didn't pay for.

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 29 March 2016

This beautifully restored Victorian hotel is very clean, with attractive decor and comfortable bedding and bath facilities. It's very conveniently-located for an early start traveling into Telluride, and it's much less expensive than options within Telluride and Mountain Village.

Thank Pat S
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 15 November 2015

We had found the Mine Shaft on the internet and wanted to spend the night but weren't able due to our travel time. But on our way through town we decided to stop and look at the hotel. Olen and his new assistant were so friendly and welcoming. They gave us a tour of the hotel and told us about...

Thank P P

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The historic Mine Shaft Inn Hotel & Hostel's signature bay window has overlooked the main street of Rico, Colorado since the 1880's. Reputed to be haunted, the bay window room is now the hostel dorm. The great room has a full kitchen and views of Dolores Mountain out back. We offer a choice of hotel rooms with private baths, private rooms with shared bath or the hostel dorm for maximum economy. Located adjacent to the Post Office in downtown Rico for 130 years. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Mine Shaft Inn Hotel & Hostel

Address: 20 S Glasgow Ave, PO Box 1, Rico, CO 81332-9901
Region: United States > Colorado > Rico
Price Range: $32 - $97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Mine Shaft Inn Hotel & Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 7
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“There is a dorm as well as private rooms”
 of 5 bubbles happyme_13, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“there are private rooms with shared baths, and also a large dormitory/bunk room that is less expensive”
 of 5 bubbles G3149BVkylec, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
“the bunk room has a great view of the street, but twin bunk beds with marginal mattresses make it less than average”
 of 5 bubbles KyleKman, 18 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Got Room 2. Most pleased.”
 of 5 bubbles Riverkilt, 13 Sep 2015 | Read review
“it's one building.. so look them over before you choose one. all are nice in my opinion.”
 of 5 bubbles BAHnOsceola, 13 Aug 2014 | Read review
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