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HISTORIC WINDSOR HOTEL

Your stay at the The Historic Windsor Hotel Bed and Breakfast will bring you within minutes of Loveland ski resort, miles of cross country skiing and hiking trails, and just a short stroll to the main street of Silver Plume.

Enjoy our sun-lit breakfast room for a light breakfast before you set out on your mountain adventures. Step out onto the balcony for the best view in town of this historic mining area. Also included in your stay: baseboard heating, fans (in place of A/C), toiletries, laundry service (additional fee), dinner (additional fee and reservation required).

HISTORIC SILVER PLUME CO

To stroll down the dirt main street of Silver Plume is like taking a step back in time. The small Victorian houses you pass by were homes to Colorado’s earliest silver miners during the 1870s. Imagine dirt streets filled with braying mules, bustling shops, and saloons, as Italian and Cornish immigrants return home from the mines that tower above town.

Today less than 200 residents make this their year round home, but during the peak of its population, between 1885 to 1905, more than 2,000 people lived in this community. The history of the Rocky Mountain West lives in Silver Plume. From the silver mines, which gave Silver Plume its name, to the small downtown Main Street shops, Silver Plume is full of picturesque buildings and attractions that create an exciting atmosphere of history and adventure.

While in Silver Plume be sure to visit the George Rowe Museum, which was the schoolhouse and the center of activity in the community’s past. The museum is open Memorial Day through Labor Day. Take a self guided walking tour of the Clifford Griffin Monument located just above Silver Plume honoring the owner of the Seven-Thirty Mine. Or perhaps you would like to visit the famous Bread Bar housed in a 1800s-era bakery. Oh, and don’t forget to take a ride on the historic Georgetown Loop Railroad at the Silver Plume Depot.