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The Bed and Breakfast on Mitchell Creek

The Bed and Breakfast on Mitchell Creek is located in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. The business has been operating as a bed and breakfast since 1994 when it was first established. Today, the property is a ranch-style home with two suites that are available for guests to rent from May through the end of October. The establishment sits on 2.1 acres of land in the Rocky Mountains and has a creek that runs through the acreage as well as two patio areas. Each patio has a fire pit that can be utilized by guests. In the evenings, the owner's dog named Girlfriend will sometimes come and sit with guests outside. 


Located in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, is The Bed and Breakfast on Mitchell Creek. The property is a ranch-style home with two guest suites available from May through the end of October each year. The owner and his dog, Girlfriend, also live on the grounds of the establishment. Each of the suites has private entrances, as well as a private bathroom. Additionally, each room has a television with streaming access to Netflix available. The rooms are named based on what side of the house they are on, East or West, and have identical amenities, according to the owner. There are not any common gathering areas inside of the building, but guests can gather outside on the back porch or on either of the two patios outside as well.  

The acreage of The Bed and Breakfast on Mitchell Creek is home to a variety of plant and animal life. The grounds close to the house feature different types of roses, shrubbery, and other landscaped plants. Various types of wildlife can be seen on the grounds such as elk, deer, and hummingbirds. Across the rest of the land, the property is full of trees and has Mitchell Creek running through it. In the backyard, there are two separate patios that overlook the creek that runs through the property. 

Another amenity offered at the establishment is breakfast, which is served outdoors on the back patio every morning, as weather permits. Stan says that, due to being open from May to November, most mornings breakfast can be served outdoors. There is a fireplace and a pergola that covers the outdoor eating area. Breakfast is different each morning, but some patrons' favorites have been omelets, quiche, frittatas, stuffed peppers, and skewers with meat and vegetables. One of Stan's personal favorite meals to cook as well as eat is poached salmon with sausage or bacon on the side. Stan tries to accommodate dietary restrictions and asks visitors to let him know if they have allergies he should be aware of when cooking. 

During a stay at The Bed and Breakfast on Mitchell Creek, the owner has policies in place that he expects guests to follow. There is no smoking allowed inside the building. However, both cigarettes and marijuana can be smoked in the outdoor patio areas. Additionally, there are no pets allowed to stay with their owners at the bed and breakfast. One other policy is that the business is an adults-only vacation destination, but the owner does allow families to rent both suites and bring children; they are not allowed if only one room is rented. Stan describes the establishment as a "romantic getaway" and tries to keep that atmosphere by limiting children at the business.


Guests who have stayed previously at The Bed and Breakfast on Mitchell Creek have mentioned the hospitality of Stan as well as the nature that surrounds the property and the cleanliness of the rooms. One patron said, "Stan was a wonderful host and gave many suggestions for dining and exploring. The location is great, and we enjoyed hiking the Mitchell Creek trail right from the house. We spent a couple of evenings having a cocktail by the creek and enjoying the sounds of nature." 

There is a stream that runs through the establishment's grounds that, if desired, guests can fish in. The owner recommends that visitors bring their own equipment if they are going to fish, but there is a limited supply of poles available if needed. Common fish that can be found in the creek include rainbow trout and cutthroats. There are also hiking trails that can be found on the property as well as nearby in the area. Two trails specifically start on the grounds, and there are multiple other hiking paths that can be found within 5 miles. Some popular trails in the area include the Hanging Leaf Trail, as well as Grizzly Creek Trail. 

Another attraction to note in the area is the Glenwood Hot Springs Athletic Club which, according to Stan, has one of the largest hot spring pools in the country. The bed and breakfast offers a deal with the athletic club so that visitors can go at a reduced price. Also nearby the establishment is the Glenwood Fish Hatchery. The hatchery is available for guests to visit and experience the fish hatching.  The Bed and Breakfast on Mitchell Creek is located 4 miles from downtown Glenwood Springs, and the owner hopes that the location of the inn is such that visitors can be close enough to town to visit and experience the city but far enough away that patrons can have peace and quiet in the Colorado nature. Some restaurants the owner would recommend to those who stay at the bed and breakfast include Juicy Lucy's Steakhouse, Miners Claim Restaurant, and Slow Groovin' BBQ. 


The Bed and Breakfast on Mitchell Creek has been in operation since 1994. Stan and his late wife bought the property in 1994 and converted the land into a bed and breakfast. The couple had originally retired in 1986 from their previous jobs and moved to Colorado in 1987. After traveling for a few years, the couple decided they were bored with retired life and made plans to purchase a bed and breakfast. They purchased the property and began operating it in 1994. 

In 2002, there was a fire in the building and the bed and breakfast temporarily closed to deal with the fallout from the event. Stan's wife designed the building that today is The Bed and Breakfast on Mitchell Creek, and they rebuilt the building according to her plans. In 2004, the business reopened and has been functioning in the same capacity since its reopening.

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5514, 1686 Co Rd 132
Glenwood Springs, Colorado 81601
United States


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