Columbine Inn

2501 Colorado Blvd., Idaho Springs, Colorado, 80452, United States | Hotel
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Columbine Inn - Nice Place, Crazy Owner

A travel blog entry by ducatisti

Columbine Inn is a small motel which is very nice looking from the outside and appears to have decent clientele, as opposed to most of the other small and older motels in the area. 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. …

Repeat of Yesterday only more elevation

A travel blog entry by feedtheneed

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We got a early start this morning and we knew it was going to be all day climbing.....So I paced myself and went slow, I've experienced trouble breathing due to the Altitude I think....Well we started our climbing just past Frazer about 4 miles from Granby.....It wasn't as steep a climbs but it was again never ending.....

Sweet Jane will …

Doc Holliday

A travel blog entry by ksc2space

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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 ...

Mixed Emotions

A travel blog entry by paulej4

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... get together, but as luck and good timing would have it, there we were one last time...table for five please. We divided, to each conquer our own travel plans, and to reunite at a later time. Goodbye Queen Elizabeth, goodbye Gira, Goodbye Mark and Keith ( hope you found your fifth mask on your Southwest airline seat, it took a lot of arranging to make that happen. Hello Denver, hello Lily, hello Arnolds... ...

Best Laid Plans

A travel blog entry by krackertravels

5

... is vanilla, and caramel (don’t forget to say it ‘carr-mal’). I take a deep breath and request original, thank you. Inside I want to scream – seriously – how hard does it have to be to buy a latte?? Of course my latte is barely drinkable swill... I’m done, get me out of this place!! *Apologies for my intolerance but this is how I was feeling at the time!* Getting back on the road, I can’t get in contact with Dad, it’s too ...

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