Gold Hill Inn

In January 1859 A Group Of Prospectors Panned And Dug Their Way Up Four Mile Creek Looking For Traces Of Gold. As They Approached What Is Now The Town Site Of Gold Hill, They Discovered The First Real Proof That Their Search Was Profitable.

The Town Site Began To Grow, Upon The Formation Of Mountain District #1 Nebraska Territory. First, The Miners Built A Settlement Of Log Houses And Shacks, Followed By The Service Buildings, School, Stores, And Boarding Houses. In 1872 The Wentworth Hotel, A Three-Story Luxury Log Building, Was Constructed With The Idea Of Attracting Tourists To The Town. The Wentworth Hotel Hosted Many Early Personalities Such As Clarence Darrow And Eugene Field Who Wrote Several Poems About Gold Hill Including, " Casey's Table D' Hote ".

In 1920, The Hotel Became The Bluebird Lodge, And Was Run As A Private Vacation Spot For Women From The Chicago Area Who Were Teachers, Nurses Etc. Mrs. Sherwood Was The Original Creator And Was A Protg Of Jane Addams Of Hull House And Also A Humanitarian. The Vacation Spot Became So Popular, That In 1924 A Dining Hall, Also Log, Was Needed, And Built Next To The Bluebird Lodge. By The Late Fifties The "Single" Vacation Was No Longer Desirable Or Necessary Since The "Rights" Of Women Had Improved.
Many Of The Women Had Acquired Their Own Cabins In Gold Hill.

In 1962 The Hotel And Dining Hall Was Bought By Barbara And Frank Finn From The Holiday House Association.The Dining Hall Became The Gold Hill Inn And The Adventure Began.

The Ten Mile Drive From Boulder Takes You Back A Hundred Years And Leads You Through Some Of The Most Beautiful Vistas In The Colorado Rockies. Nestled Beneath The Continental Divide, The Gold Hill Inn Is Remote From The City Lights And City Noise Of The Twenty-First Century. Things Haven't Changed Much Since Frank And Barbara Finn Opened The Gold Hill Inn In 1962. Sons Chris And Brian Finn Are Now Managing Operations By Continuing To Serve Their Six Course Meals, With The Menu Reflecting The Seasonal Offerings Of The Local Markets. The Generous 6 Courses Are Offered For $33.00 This Season, With A Unique Wine List And Full Bar To Complement Your Meal. In Addition They Offer Murder Mystery Nights At The Bluebird Lodge. Holiday Festivities Of Food And Music On Memorial Day, July 4th, And Labor Day, And Various Musical Evenings Throughout The Summer.

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