Swiss Village Inn
Travel Blogs from Golden
... buying a run down abandoned strip club bar and turning it into the hostel. The building is large and has an interesting eclectic decor.
Finally around eleven we head upstairs for the night. Beds are nice and comfy with thick, warm feather
... you have to try a local pub, so we headed to the Mad Trapper Pub. We got to see some local talent at
their karaoke night, as well as some German Carpenters who were apparently in
uniform, although, to us, their outfits looked like a cross between a Spanish
performer wearing Lederhosen.
We received some good advice from some of the
locals as to what other towns we might want to check out, and that’s what we’ll
be up to tomorrow. ...
... of snow off the rails. The railroad decided to build a tunnel underneath Roger’s Pass and completed it in 1916. The Connaught Tunnel also went under the site of Glacier House and the trains stopped coming. With no roads in the area Glacier House was closed and torn down around 1929.
I wanted to explore the site of the hotel but when I mentioned it to Tony he was still recovering from the 12-mile hike from ...
... an aneurysm during the wagon racing and pulling other horses down which had to be put down). It was really nice just to spend some quiet time with the girls and rest after a couple of days that were action packed. The rest of the group got back around 6pm and as it was my group's turn to cook again we made good use of the barbecue on the veranda and made burgers for dinner ...
... sky. And the atmosphere when the sun set early in the evening and put the millions of cristals hanging all around the hotel into a red light and making the rooms feel like stalactite caves.
Even though we were almost cut from the outside world we never lost our motivation. We shovelled snow every day and with sore muscels we celebrated Halloween, went to the army bar on the other side of the road or had Karaoke evenings. I will miss all this, and think ...