When you stay at The Goldminer Hotel in Nederland, you’ll be right in the middle of the Eldora Historic District, just a few minutes’ walk from skiing and hiking in the wilderness. The hotel looks the same as when it was first constructed in the winter of 1897 and was included on the National Register of Historic Places a century later, in 1997.
The 3,900-square-foot property has a nice lobby and a farm-style kitchen where guests can prepare their own meals if they like. The Goldminer Hotel’s Social Room is a big space that can be used for many different things. It can be utilized for weddings, meetings, educational events, potlucks, and other small-town activities. Evening drinks are offered for guests who want to relax on-site.
You can choose to include a full breakfast for everyone as an extra perk if you don’t want to use the communal kitchen.
In the beginning, the hotel had thirteen small sleeping rooms on the second floor for tired miners and a large dining area on the first floor. There are now five bedrooms, and four bathrooms spread out throughout the building. Each of the rooms may be booked on its own, but large parties have the chance to reserve the whole hotel for more significant gatherings.
In-room features include satellite television with DVD players, free Wi-Fi, and comfortable bedding. The individual rooms are:
The Spencer – This room is on the second floor and shares a bathroom with The Divide. This is a terrific place to stay in the fall because it has a window with a beautiful view of aspen tree groves.
The Divide – The Divide is located on the west side of the hotel and shares a bathroom with The Spencer. Like the other rooms at the Goldminer, this room is decorated with antiques and overlooks the continental divide, which is just six miles away.
Mountain Sweet – From the Mountain Sweet room, you can look in different directions to view the sunrise in the east, the continental divide in the west, and Mineral Mountain in the north. The room sleeps up to four people with a king-sized bed and bunk beds in a connected space.
The First Floor – This room has an attached bathroom, shower, and private entrance. It is set up with a king-sized bed and a wood-burning stove. The fact that there is no need to use stairs is a perk for some people.
The Eldorado – This room comfortably sleeps two and has a private bathroom. Natural light from the sunrise shines in the east window, allowing guests to awaken with the day.
Around the hotel area, there is plenty to do outdoors, from hiking to biking, wildlife viewing, taking photographs, and stargazing at night. In the Nederland region, more forms of entertainment include local shops and restaurants, with even more options in Boulder, about 30 minutes away.
In the summer, there are great trails in town for motorcycling on the Peak to Peak Scenic and Historic Byway or playing some tennis. Other sports like tubing, cross-country skiing, ice skating, and snowshoeing are available in the winter.
Address: 601 Klondike Ave, Nederland, CO 80466