Crawford is a secluded western slope town hidden away in the Rocky Mountains at 6,800 ft. As a gateway to both a state and national park, there are a few choice hotels and places to stay in town.
Part of Delta County, Crawford sits about 30 miles east of Delta, the county seat. In its backyard are both Crawford State Park and the North Rim of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. Although quite off the beaten track, the town is situated on the West Elk Loop Byway, which connects with Carbondale to the north and Gunnison to the south. Let’s look at some cool places to stay.
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Here are our choices for the best hotels in Crawford, CO, in no particular order:
The Hitching Post Hotel & Farm Store
Located right in the heart of Crawford, The Hitch Post Hotel & Farm Store offers cozy countryside accommodations above a hardware and feed store. This quaint property has 10 guest rooms of different sizes to suit groups of all numbers and provide a comfortable stay.
Travelers and hunters coming through Crawford enjoy the “home away from home” feel and warm decor that gives the hotel its rustic charm.
Visitors are provided with free on-site parking and access to laundry facilities during their stay. Complimentary access to WiFi is available in all the rooms and common areas on the grounds, along with 24-hour front desk customer service. Dogs are allowed to stay in the room with their human companions for an extra fee.
This hotel is ideal for anyone looking for a reprieve from busy city life or traveling to see the North Rim of the Black Canyon. Former guests have remarked at how immaculate the lodging is and how easy it is to stargaze right from the property.
- 313 Hwy 92, Crawford, CO 81415 | 970-424-4966
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Stone House Inn
The Stone House Inn is a two-room specialty lodge located in Crawford and just 13 miles from the north rim of Black Canyon National Park. The tastefully manicured outside areas of the property is a popular destination for leisure.
Their visitors relish lounging on the porch swing or in rockers with a drink in hand, enjoying a slower pace of life for a while. The isolated and shady spot beneath the apple tree is a great place to meditate or read a book.
The Inn is designed to provide comfort, solitude, and a touch of elegance. Each room has a flat-screen TV with online movie streaming services, a DVD player, and movies. All accommodations also come with a fridge, coffee maker, microwave, a small freezer, and an Amish-made queen-sized bed. WiFi is available throughout the hotel and is complimentary for guests to use.
For visitors with vehicles, free on-site parking is provided. The Crawford State Park is only a mile from the hotel and the North Fork of the Gunnison River is 11 miles away. There are lots of options for travelers looking for some outdoor activities or open land to explore.
- 270 CO-92, Crawford, CO 81415 | 970-589-2903
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Have a terrific stay at one of these cool and unusual hotels in Crawford. You’ll appreciate your time away from the bustle of Colorado’s front range, and experience the western slope’s relaxing way of life.