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Georgetown: Your History and Adventure Basecamp

Georgetown: Your History and Adventure Basecamp
3 days

Georgetown, a quaint town nestled in the Rocky Mountains, is the perfect location for outdoor adventurers and history buffs alike to kick off their fun-filled weekend.

Sustainability Activity

Lend a Hand:

During your stay, volunteer to help with one of the many events and programs organized by the Georgetown Heritage Center.

Day 1
Activity

Guanella Pass Scenic & Historic Byway

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Follows an old wagon trail used by miners traveling between Georgetown and Grant. Gold lured miners and others to the area, but it was silver that brought prosperity to the valley. Today,... Read More

Lunch

The Happy Cooker

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Located in Historic Downtown Georgetown, The Happy Cooker is famous for delightful European Waffles with breakfast served all day. Lunch includes American fare of homemade Entree's, Sandwiches... Read More

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Georgetown Loop Railroad

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Climb aboard one of Colorado's famous historic narrow gauge railroads. This engineering marvel takes you high over the Devil's Gate Bridge and winds you through a scenic Rocky Mountain pathway.... Read More

Dinner

Cooper's on the Creek

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Cooper’s on the Creek is located in the Georgetown, 45 miles west of Denver on the I-70 corridor. Our menu features seasonally inspired cuisine, creative small plates and elevated comfort food.... Read More
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Ophelia's Antique Gallery

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Ophelia's features a fine juried collection of distinctive antiques in a gallery setting. Here we celebrate the fine lines, classic craftsmanship and period design that defined an earlier age. Read More
Lodging

Rose Street Bed & Breakfast

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Rose Street Bed & Breakfast is an owner operated establishment on the corner of Guanella Pass in Georgetown. We offer a full service breakfast every morning, afternoon pastries and total relaxation... Read More
Day 2
Breakfast

A Whistle Stop Cafe

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Grab-n-go-breakfast menu all wrapped up and ready to go!

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Activity

Hike Herman Gulch Trail

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Starting on an old sawmill road, this trail emerges out of the forested trees as rocky terrain leads the way to Herman Lake, with subalphine wildflowers adding to the beauty.
Lunch

Mountain Buzz Cafe and Pizzeria

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Opened the doors in 2003 with a small vision of bringing the mountains and fine food together and we grew beyond expectations with our awesome clientele from around the world! Read More
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Shop at The Trading Post

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Get an Old West shopping experience browsing Western hats, hides, taxidermy, unique jewelry, collectibles, locally made soaps and handcrafted bird houses and much more.
Dinner

The Alpine Restaurant and Bar

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We offer a complete lunch and dinner menu and all of our items are homemade from scratch! Catch us after your scenic drive up Guanella pass or after a day of skiing in Summit County and Vail on... Read More

Activity

Walking Tour of Downtown Georgetown

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Pick up a map for a self-guided walking tour of the town, which provides you with an appreciation of the historic and architectural significance of Georgetown's many 19th-century buildings, and enhances your understanding of the area's mining heritage.
Lodging

Georgetown Mountain Inn

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Beautiful family friendly hotel with 32 spacious rooms, a Suite that sleeps six, and a year-round pool and hot tub, and more.

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Day 3
Breakfast

Lil' Annie's Cafe

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Serving grinders, soup, ice cream, bubble tea, pastries. Great place to go for a quick pick me up, leisurely lunch or delicious snack as you take in all that historic Georgetown has to offer. Read More
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Hike Saint Mary's Glacier

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This popular hiking spot in the Arapaho National Forest offers quintessential Rocky Mountain vistas, a pretty lake and the glacier that feeds it year-round.
Lunch

Mother's Saloon

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Enjoy our deck that hangs over the creek, we have a pool table, electronic tv trivia as well as mega touch and a wifi jukebox and wifi for all our customers while you sit at the bar on the deck or... Read More
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Hotel de Paris Museum

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Hotel de Paris Museum, a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is owned and operated by The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of Colorado.

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Dinner

Lucha Cantina Georgetown

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Located at the heart of historic Georgetown in the former iconic Red Ram Saloon, Lucha uses pure, natural ingredients to create super-tasty Mexican and American dishes. No lard, no MSG, nothing... Read More

Activity

Guanella Pass Brewing Company

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At the foot of the Guanella Pass Scenic Byway in Historic Georgetown sits Guanella Pass Brewery. A true mountain brewery. We believe that where you drink beer is as important as what beer you drink... Read More
Lodging

Hotel Chateau Chamonix

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Exquisite boutique hotel featuring a French Alps architecture. Our property offers fireplaces, steam showers, hot tubs and many other amenities to make your stay most enjoyable. Many rooms are... Read More