[Meeker Hotel & Cafe in downtown Meeker.] Welcome to the quaint town of Meeker, where you can experience simple alpine living and enjoy a country lifestyle! Situated at the western entrance of the Flat Tops Byway, Meeker offers affordable hotels to accommodation its adventurous visitors.
Nestled within the White River Valley, Meeker is a special town known for its natural beauty and cultural heritage. Visit the town’s historic sites including the White River Museum where you can learn about the start of the Ute War, the Battle of Milk Creek and the catalyst for the Colorado Ute Removal Act. In addition to the town’s history, recreation is at your fingertips. There are several hotels in its cozy downtown strip, as well as a slew of vacation rentals in the surrounding wilderness.
Probably Meeker’s Best Hotel Accommodations
The Flat Tops Trail is a national designated scenic byway that winds its way through Colorado’s Flat Top Mountains. Although relatively easy to access and drivable by most cars, weather pending, it remains a great place to escape the crowds. The wilderness road connects Meeker with Yampa to the east. The town of Meeker and its half of the byway are surrounded by the White River National Forest. On the Yampa side lies the Routt.
Meeker lies about halfway between Craig and Rifle on Highway CO-13. In addition to its steady tourism for recreation including top hunting and camping, the town’s economy is based on agriculture, lumber and oil extending northwest in Colorado’s oil country. It’s a unique Colorado gem that’s hope to Trappers Lake, one of the largest natural lakes in the state. It also has a charming downtown area with unique shops and accommodations.
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Here’s our choices for the top hotels in Meeker, in no particular order:
Blue Spruce Inn – comfortable hotel rooms
If you’re in Meeker, you’d initially get a sense of that cowboy vibe. With landscapes on your backdrop and a community that embodies the country lifestyle, you may find yourself getting more familiar with the local townspeople and its culture.
Though Meeker is a small town with more than 2000 residents, you can still enjoy that comfortable lifestyle in the city and be in the middle of the town’s beautiful nature. In Blue Spruce Inn, you’d get the best of both worlds.
Meeker’s Blue Spruce Inn prides themselves of fostering the western community nestled in the White River Valley. The inn has modern amenities including a fitness room, vending machines, high-speed Internet, indoor hot tub, BBQ grill, self-laundry site, work areas and computers, conference rooms, and a pet-friendly accommodation.
The inn has a total of 42 rooms ranging from ADA Accessible Queen, Single and Double Queens, King with Sofabed, and their King Delux with Kitchenette. The rooms are spacious and clean and the service is always top notch. Everything feels comfortable and clean. It’s good for business travelers and backpackers, but the inn is more popular for families. The bright outlook and ambiance of the inn are very welcoming of families and large groups.
If you’re also looking for a place that offers an extensive fitness center, then staying at Blue Spruce Inn would be a treat. Their gym has new equipment that will help you with your workout while you’re traveling.
Lastly, if you don’t want to drive up to town for a dinner, you can just visit the restaurant beside the inn and enjoy a quiet dinner.
- 488 Market St, Meeker, CO 81641 | 970-878-0777
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Trappers Lake Lodge & Resort – cabins within the woods
If you’re vacationing in Meeker to take a break from the business of the City, then staying at Trappers Lake Lodge is a perfect choice.
Dubbed as “Colorado’s little secret,” this historic property has been built in 1919, deep within the mountains of Colorado, besides the Trappers Lake. Because of the lake’s wondrous beauty, Arthur Carhart from the National Forest Service had petitioned to have the lake and the property protected by the Wilderness Protection Act.
“There are a number of places with scenic values of such great worth that they are rightfully the property of all people. They should be preserved for all time for the people of the Nation and the world. Trappers Lake is unquestionably a candidate for that classification.”
Staying at Trappers Lake Lodge will never be a bore. By the time you step into the property, you’re already on a “rarified territory.” Expect to discover new sights and experiences in every corner of the inn. The best way to enjoy your stay is to consult the knowledgeable staff at the lodge about the perfect activities that would suit you. From fishing, hunting, horses, to hiking, you’re sure to enjoy the natural wonders of the place. You can also just take a trek to enjoy the flora and fauna surrounding the property.
Since you’ll be able to bask into nature’s beauty, it’s almost certain that you’d be able to forget about your smartphone, as the lodge’s team notes. They know how magical the entire experience can be that you can just focus on the beauty of the natural surroundings in Trappers Lake. You might even enjoy it a little bit too much that “your former life will seem like a distant past.”
- 7700 Trappers Lake Rd, Meeker, CO 81641 | 970-878-3336
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Meeker Hotel & Cafe – historic lodge with great food
In this northwestern part of Colorado, the ranch lifestyle is very much alive. Staying in Meeker Hotel & Cafe, you’d experience a more luxurious version of that ranch lifestyle. The lobby’s hardwood floor, stitched leather chairs, and custom wood burning stove always impress guests and travelers. Since it’s the only historic hotel that sits on Main Street, you can find various memorabilia that reflect the Old West stories of the past.
The property used to be a military barracks, until Charlie Dunbar and Susan Wright partnered to make this a premium accommodation in 1884. The hotel opened up, but one of the founders, Charlie, had been shot because of an argument during one of his gambling nights. Susan continued to work at the hotel together with her brother Rueben Sanford. Meeker Hotel has undergone reconstruction and expansion in the 1900s. The dining room where the Cafe is now located used to be a part of that expansion.
The hotel has 14 intricately designed rooms that have a mix of modern and antique features. Every room has a private bathroom, WiFi access, and TV. Guests usually enjoy the entire properly and spend time in the common areas like the lounge, the balcony or the fireplace.
For a grander experience, you can book the Penthouse Apartment, which is the hotel’s largest accommodation. It has two bedrooms, a kitchen, living room, and private bath. It also has a spectacular view of the town.
Aside from the outstanding service and hotel experience, the hotel’s cafe is also the talk of the town. The award-winning dining place has been recognized by the Meeker Chamber of Commerce. Enjoy an all-day menu from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- 560 Main St, Meeker, CO 81641 | 970-878-5255
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White River Inn – clean and quiet accommodations
The last but not the least is the White River Inn. Known for offering the most competitive price in the region, White River Inn is popular for business travelers and backpackers.
The property has all of the basic amenities you would need including WiFi, phone, TV, clock radio, coffee maker, refrigerator, and a pet-friendly accommodation. With a total of 23 rooms, White River Inn is usually packed during the summer. If you are in town for hiking or hunting, this is a perfect location since it’s close to the town’s tourist spots. You can also ask the friendly staff of White River Inn for the best locations in town.
There are a lot of outdoor activities to explore and you can also appreciate the beautiful views and wildlife from the inn. They have a total of 23 rooms of varying sizes and bed options. You can request for a one to three queen-sized beds during your stay. The rooms are spacious (with their own private bathrooms) and the entire landscape of the property is peaceful. Though it’s not as fancy as the bigger accommodations in town, the price point, service and the cleanliness of the place put this on our recommended list.
- 219 E Market St, Meeker, CO 81641 | 970-878-5031
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Elk Mountain Inn – affordable Meeker stay
If you’re in town to explore the natural wonders of Meeker, Colo., and you’re looking for a perfect place to stay for the night and store your belongings while you’re out visiting the different locations in Meeker, then Elk Mountain Inn is a good choice.
Located in Market St., you will be close to the main downtown and will have access to the hi-way and the local restaurants. You can check out the Mexican House Restaurant, the Meeker Cafe and Wendll’s while you’re staying at Elk Mountain Inn.
It’s your typical small town hotel with the basic amenities you will need for your trip. They have comfortable beds and parking spaces. The process is pretty straightforward and the check-in is simple enough. You can request for suggestions to go around town and avail of their breakfast offerings.
- 723 Market St, Meeker, CO 81641 | 970-878-3656
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