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Coeur d’Alene Suite
Our spacious and private two-bedroom, 1 ½ bath Coeur d'Alene suite, located on the 2nd level of the Guest Quarters cottage, is ideal for your weekend getaway. Each bedroom is individually appointed with lovely linens and furnishings that create a wonderfully relaxing and comfortable atmosphere. The open-concept kitchenette and dining area are well equipped.
Enjoy the warmth and ambience of the gas log fireplace after a day on the slopes or hiking in the hills. One very nice feature of this luxury suite is the private deck, which includes patio furniture and a spectacular view of the Central City Valley and the distant hills.
Sleepy Hollow Suite
The Sleepy Hollow Suite is ideal for a romantic Colorado honeymoon, or two-person weekend getaways. Enjoy your own private bath with shower and kitchenette stocked with coffee, tea, and snacks.
The Sleepy Hollow Suite is on the bottom floor of our Guest Quarters cottage.
Thomas Hooper Room
Stay in the Thomas Hooper Room and take a long sip of Victorian charm and grace. Located on the first floor of our historic home, this room is the right pick for a special extended stay. Cozy up to the gas fireplace on a cold mountain morning or take to the attached deck with porch swing to enjoy your espressos and breakfast treats.
The Thomas Hooper Room is on the first floor of our Historic Home and the bath is shared.
Clara Brown Room
The Clara Brown room is a cozy treasure in our historic home. A lovely view from the second story window greets the visitor with blooming shrubs and a serene expanse of lawn. Curl up for a read in the second story sitting area or head down to the sunroom for a favorite show or DVD.
The Clara Brown room is on the second floor of our Historic Home and the bath is shared.
Clara Brown was a famous figure from Central City History. Known as "the Angel of the Rockies" , Clara Brown was one of the first African American women in the region.
John Moriarty Room
Listen to the gentle lap of the water fountain beneath your window as you drift into a sleep steeped in mountain air. This large private room is ideal for an unwind from a grinding workweek or for any happy respite.
Help yourself to books or dvds in our sunroom or relax on the back deck with its peaceful surroundings.
The John Moriarty room is on the second floor of our Historic Home and the bath is shared.
John Moriarty is artistic director emeritus for the Central City Opera and is renowned as a vocal coach and accompanist. John Moriarty (conductor) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
On August 10, 2008; "A" Street in Central City was renamed Moriarty Lane by the Mayor of Central City.
The "Richest Square Mile on Earth" is nestled in the Rocky Mountain foothills, just a short drive west of Denver with ski areas located in close proximity to I-70.
Central City once was home to 40,000 gold miners, prospectors, and residents after gold was discovered in 1859. Now it's the home of some 500 residents and dozens of ghosts in its historic downtown businesses and hillside homes.
Festivals and celebrations such as the Madam Lou Bunch Days, Stills in the Hills, Cemetery Crawl, Gilpin Art Show, Tommyknockers Weekend, Hot Rod Hill Climb and Ghost Tours keep days and nights lively throughout the year. Don't miss the opportunity for a Victorian Tea and see Central City lit up in its Christmas finery.
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Mount Evans Recreation Area/Echo Lake Lodge
Forty minutes from the Hooper Homestead is the portal to a magnificent mountain kingdom. The Mount Evans Recreation area is famous for having the highest auto road in the United States (open seasonally). Visit 2000 year old bristlecone pine trees at the Mount Goliath Nature Center, then wind your way up the scenic by-way to Summit Lake Park to view the delicate tundra and breathe in the peace of alpine lakes. Up from Summit Lakes is the Mount Evans Interpretive center that includes a short hike up to the summit of 14,271 feet. Summer visitors to Hooper Homestead won't want to miss this fabulous day-trip.
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Panorama Point Overlook/Golden Gate Canyon State Park
The Panorama Point Overlook is a scenic twenty minutes from the Hooper Homestead up the beautiful Peak-to-Peak Highway. The overlook is a jewel-within-a-jewel situated 1.5 miles east of Highway 119 up Gap Road. Drink in spectacular views of the Continental Divide from the accessible pavillion. Gentle and moderately strenuous hikes are nearby.
Hidee Gold Mine
The group at the Hidee Mine concentrates on local geology, history and will explain mining methods past and present. Mining Tours include a stop at a real 5' vertical gold vein, where you use a single jack hammer and chisel to chip a gold ore sample loose, yours to keep!
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A&A Historical Trails Stable
Historical Trails is a Colorado Horse back riding stable different and unique among many Colorado stables. Learn to ride a horse and you can have one of the most thrilling experiences of your life. The best in Colorado Trail rides, pony rides, horse rental, horseback rides, pack trips, hunting horses, pack horses.
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Gilpin Historical Museum
This two-story stone building, built in 1870, served as a school until 1968. Since 1970 it has been home to the Gilpin History Museum. The museum houses collections related to the history of Gilpin County, with exhibits focusing on life in and the people of Gilpin County from the 1860s to the present. Displays include the Mountain Submarine, a recreated Main Street, the Mining Room, a school room, and other special exhibits related to the county's colorful history.
Peak to Peak Highway (CO 119 - CO 72 - CO 7)
A mere eight minutes down Gregory Street is the entry to the south end of the fabulous Peak to Peak Highway. Winter, spring, summer and fall views of the Continental Divide will take your breath away as this scenic byway winds through the towns of Rollinsville, Nederland, Allenspark and Estes Park.
Idaho Springs is a twenty minute drive from the Hooper Homestead and has many fun recreational activities including Rafting, Ziplining and Gold Panning.
Idaho Springs, Colorado - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Founded in 1859 by prospectors during the early days of the Pike's Peak Gold Rush, the town was at the center of the region's mining district throughout the late nineteenth century. The Argo Tunnel drained and provided access to many lodes of ore between Idaho Springs and Central City. During the late twentieth century, the town evolved into a tourist center along U.S. Highway 6 and U.S. Highway 40, which ascend Clear Creek Canyon through the historic mining district.