Columbine Inn

2501 Colorado Blvd., Idaho Springs, Colorado, 80452, United States | Hotel
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Doc Holliday

A travel blog entry by ksc2space on Jun 17, 2013

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We left Grand Junction heading starting our Eastward movement home, making a stop in Glenwood Springs to visit the grave site of Doc Holliday. It was an exhaustive hike up the mountain to the cemetery only to find there is a memorial, where he's buried is not ...

Rocky Mountain High

A travel blog entry by snipey324 on Apr 24, 2013

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... Robin Hood. A new one. So after two weeks which seemed to drag out a bit we eventually got back to Denver and had a day pottering about greeting a 60 foot blue bear and joining the 'mile high club' by standing on a step 1 mile above sea level (don't think Denver tourism have grasped the usual concept there). My favourite thing about Denver is definitely the jazzy music at the airport, so welcoming. Biggest disappointment was not seeing a ...

Rocky Mountain Rain

A travel blog entry by sandysteffens on Jul 27, 2012

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We landed in Denver with thunder storms all around us and watched a phenomenal lightening display as we waited for the shuttle to take us to the car rental place. We got rained on off and on during our drive to Beaver Creek, pretty much in the same spots we got snowed on at Christmas. Luckily we had clear skies for our dinner stop in Idaho Springs...best BBQ ever at Smokin' Yard's ...

The Highest Paved Road in the United States

A travel blog entry by barbanded on Jul 24, 2012

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... in Reno, Nevada entitled "Jersey Nights" which showcased many of the songs of the Four Seasons but did not tell their story.

Several people we met along our way told us we would have to go to the top of Mt. Evans which is only thirty miles from Denver but takes almost two hours to drive up the winding road. The temperature in Denver that day hovered around 100 degrees but as we ascended Mt. Evans the weather turned first misty, then rainy, ...

Please put your tray in the upright position

A travel blog entry by g7s22 on Jun 26, 2012

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... somewhere in Wichita, Kansas. Since we enjoy the elite status of being Hertz Gold Club members, we were able to hop in a car and drive off. In case you are about to get jealous, any Tom, Dick or Harry with a AAA card can get a "Gold" status.

As we were about to pat ourselves on the back for arriving early, we realized that Max’s car seat was overlooked in our zeal at being the ...

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This hotel, located on 2501 Colorado Blvd., Idaho Springs, is near Phoenix Gold Mine, Echo Mountain Park, Steve Canyon Statue, and Van Eden Ranch & Retreat.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsColumbine Inn Idaho Springs

    Reviewed by ducatisti

    Nice Place, Crazy Owner

    Reviewed Sep 22, 2012
    by (1 review) , United States Flag of United States

    This small motel is very nice looking from the outside and appears to have decent clientele. The room we looked at was well cared for, with new fixtures in the bathroom and plenty of poster art and other fluff on the walls. Bed looked old, but sheets were nice. Towels were very nice.

    So, why a rating of terrible? The owner kicked us out because he could not get his wifi access to work.

    Really.

    After arrival and unpacking, I fired up my laptop and was able to log on to their network using the supplied password. My computer showed it was connected to their network, but the network was not connected to the internet. I've seen this before a hundred times (I do IT for the little company I work for, design and implement our company website, and also deal with anything computer related at home) and usually a router reset will solve the problem.

    I went to the front desk with my laptop and spoke to the owner's wife, who was unsure how to reset the router, her daughter knew a bit more and checked my laptop but also could not get connected. I asked if there was any way they could find out how to reset the router, and they went and asked the owner who came out and seemed to be happy to oblige.

    After waiting awhile in the office with still no internet access on my laptop, my husband arrived and stayed in the office talking to the owner's daugher while I returned to our room to get my smartphone. I figured I'd be able to trouble shoot the problem to see if it was my laptop or their system.

    I arrived back in the office to find the owner red-faced and yelling at my husband, saying there is nothing wrong with their internet service, that I didn't know how to run a computer, and that he did not want us staying in his hotel. I was shocked, as was my husband. The owner went on to say that my husband had been rude to the owner's wife (my husband had not even been in the office when the wife was there) and that was why he was kicking us out.

    We received a refund on our credit card, packed up, and left. Both completely stunned and embarrassed by this turn of events.

    A week later, after discussing the situation with each other and friends, we still couldn't figure out what we did wrong. Now, reading other reviews here and elsewhere, at least I realize it wasn't our fault, the owner is simply crazy and does things like this often.

    If there was any way to stay here but avoid the owner completely then it would be a 3.5 star location, but since there's no way to know what could set him off and get you kicked out, I'd avoid this place at all costs.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by feedtheneed

    NIce, cozy room

    Reviewed May 12, 2012
    by (17 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

    Sam greeted me today as I came in the office, knew who I was and was friendly and very helpful. The room was clean and very comfortable for the 3 of us.....Would recommend it highly and a good price.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Columbine Inn Idaho Springs

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent