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2 years ago
I spent 3 nights there and I have to say the hospitality was excellent. Andrew the owner was an outstanding host. He was running the show while his wife was out of town and did a excellent job of making sure we had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The beds were comfortable, the breakfast in the dining room always had a variety of good food and Andrew always made sure we had plenty to eat. I was staying there with a friend on a off road motorcycle trip, and Andrew even went and gave us his contract information just on case we got stranded, somewhere. All in all I would highly recommend staying there, you don't be disappointed.
- Patrick B
a year ago
Great little place, I stayed on the hostel side. They have full motel rooms as well. Breakfast and other guests were great! Common areas awesome with big windows and an available kitchen to use! Great place to stop before pricier Telluride.
- Michael T
2 months ago
Through Airbnb I had booked a room for 2 nights down the street from Rico Mine Shaft Inn. But, there was an Airbnb glitch and the room I booked wasn't supposed to be available due to COVID-19 social distancing rules. The gal in charge of that room didn't leave me hanging with nowhere to stay and contacted her friends at The Mine Shaft Inn and, as fate would have it (because they are sold out for weeks), there was a cancelation and I was able to stay there. All I can say is that "everything happens for a reason" and my room at The Mine Shaft Inn was lovely AND had a private bathroom, which the Airbnb prior booking did not have. Not only is the inn a LOVELY place from the 1880s, but the service and hospitality was top notch. I HIGHLY recommend this inn/hotel. It'll save you $$$ compared to places in Telluride, only 28 miles away. I'm grateful that I was able to be accommodated and thrilled I discovered this inn/hotel. :-)
- Atheria P

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The historic Mine Shaft Inn is located in the beautiful town of Rico, Colorado. We offer rooms with both private and shared bathrooms, as well as breakfast and cooking facilities for all of our guests. Surrounded by the beautiful San Juan National Forest, the possibilities for any nature lover are endless. Whether you enjoy hikes, fishing, biking, soaking in hotsprings, or even just relaxing on our beautiful back patio and enjoying the serenity, Rico has something for everyone. We are only 30 minutes from Telluride, where during the summer there is a different festival happening every week. Come stay with us and explore what the hidden gem of Rico has to offer!

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20 S Glasgow Ave
Rico, CO 81332
United States

Business Hours

Mon:9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Tue:9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wed:9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Thu:9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Fri:9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sat:9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sun:9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
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