Authentic Mountain-Town Digs, 20 Miles from Telluride

The Mine Shaft Inn • Rico, CO

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Escape Kit

  • A One-Night Stay for Two in a Double Private Room

In the heart of the San Juan Mountains, this historic Victorian inn boasts easy access to outdoor adventure while offering an off-the-beaten-path home base.

The Destination
Perhaps most famous for its powdery slopes, Telluride is one of the country's hottest outdoor destinations no matter the season—but especially during fall, when the area's iconic aspen groves turn brilliant shades of red, yellow, and orange. "It's hard not to dig Telluride," says Lonely Planet. "Once an old Ute hunting ground and then a saloon-swinging mining town, the resort locale offers great skiing, great mountain biking, and great festivals." When you're not exploring the splendor of the San Juan Mountains, head for Downtown Telluride for a taste of its no-fuss bars, boutique shops, and various restaurants, which often serve world-class cuisine with a side of breathtaking mountain views.

The Digs
Enjoy the mountain—without the crowds—at The Mine Shaft Inn & Hostel, situated just 20 miles south of Telluride in the town of Rico. Mountain views and small-town hospitality come standard at this understated hotel and hostel, which is appointed with historic Victorian décor and offers budget-friendly accommodations. Share a no-frills room that includes your own bunk bed, or opt for a private room with a queen bed. Cook up some comfort food in the spacious community kitchen and chat with fellow visitors before heading out into Colorado's winter wonderland.

The Diversions
• Hiking, biking, and exploring in the San Juan National Forest, just minutes from Rico
• Explore the Rico Hot Springs, situated right next to the Dolores River just north of town
• Visit the Rico Historical Museum, showcasing indoor and outdoor exhibits about the town's colorful history
• Head into Telluride to catch musicians such as Buddy Guy, Peter Frampton, and George Clinton at the annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival on September 12, 13, and 14

  • "I fell in love with the peace and quiet of Rico and the hotel's historic charm. Poncho is a gracious host and does all he can to make you feel at home. He runs a clean hotel and has many local stories and suggestions for places to visit in the area."

    -- Facebook Fan


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    20 South Glasgow Avenue Rico, CO 81332
    970-967-6463 | get directions

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the fine print

  • Vouchers may not be combined to extend stay
  • Only valid for stays now through November 1, 2014
  • Reservations required and subject to availability
  • Not valid toward existing or room block reservations
  • Nights must be spent consecutively; all inclusions must be redeemed during one stay
  • Voucher valid for 2 guests
  • Merchant cancellation/rescheduling policy and fees apply once booking is made; voucher subject to forfeiture
  • Taxes/resort fee not included; payable directly to the property
  • Incidental charges, charges for additional services and gratuity at the property are not included
  • Other conditions apply • PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON November 1, 2014 • Enjoy By November 1, 2014