Thursday, May 31, 2007

Carr Manor

Sometimes you find a perfect place to spend the night. That's what happened to us at the Carr Manor in Cripple Creek, Colorado. Tim, Grace, and I attended a square dance convention in Denver, and now we're taking a few days, traveling around the Rocky Mountains in Colorado.

Cripple Creek is an old mining town and new gambling mecca, although the casino we were in last night looked pretty sad. The Carr Manor is an old high school converted into a boutique hotel. It's gorgeous. The rooms are beautiful, the atmosphere is friendly, and the couple who own it want you to have the time of your life. It's really a gem.

You should also take the train trip up the valley. The station is at the museum at the head of Main Street. When we went, it was chilly, so pack a jacket if the wind is blowing. If you are a railroader, you'll enjoy the experience.