Bill and Juanita, owners of Allenspark Lodge B&B, are living their dream...

running a successful business and riding as often as possible.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Historic Hotels - Yeah

I went riding with one of our guest couples yesterday.  We had spent a good deal of time chatting the evening before; she helps manage a 101 year old historic hotel.  She had a very interesting story about several people in town banding together to 'save' this historic sight.  Between monies of their own and grants, they were able to have this beautiful building restored and now have it up and running.  Check out the Weaver Hotel in Waterville, KS.  It was a lot of fun discussing the differences and likenesses of running two totally different types of lodging.  They have a lot of history connected to the railroad, so their business consists of travelers interested in that, plus the normal set of family reunions and groups.  Whereas most of our business is hikers and visitors to Rocky Mt. National Park, we are more seasonal.  Needless to say, we shared lots of laughs, so when they mentioned going riding the next morning, I tagged along.  It turned out I also got to 'teach' the liveries new farrier/wrangler the trail.  It's funny how things just seem to work out!


  1. Very cool. I love historic hotels and buildings. How about that haunted Stanley HoteL?

  2. I bet that was fun. I'm sure there's a lot in common with both your businesses, but yours has the bonus of horses!

  3. Such a cool looking place! You can totally see the history all over the exterior!


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