Traveling is often hectic. That’s one of the reasons why I always try to give myself a special treat when I’m traveling. Recently I was treated better than I expected when I first started looking for lodging in Idaho Springs.
Sometimes you get an urge to just get away and relax, and although there is a lot to do in the area around Idaho Springs, you can have a pleasant stay at Baxter’s on the Creek Bed and Breakfast and never leave the grounds until it’s time for dinner.
Baxter’s on the Creek is more than just lodging in Idaho Springs
Baxter’s on the Creek provides serene surroundings and the hosts, Linda and Craig Wendling, promote the friendly atmosphere that makes the stay so enjoyable. It’s almost as comfortable as being at home, except that, in my case, the food is better.
It’s also nice to be in a clean room that someone else has tended. No, I can’t say that it is as comfortable as being at home–it’s more comfortable than being at home.
The serenity is brought to an even higher level because of the sounds of the water on the creek. Even though the B&B is close to the downtown area, it’s remote enough to be able to relax and watch the wildlife. You can even fish in the creek or pan for gold. Ask Craig where his favorite fishing spots are and he’ll happily share the information.
The breakfast part of the B&B is just as good as the relaxation part of it, making Baxter’s on the Creek an all around good choice for lodging in Idaho Springs. The beautiful homemade breakfast is served at 9 every morning, but you can make other arrangements in advance if you want an earlier start to the day or like to sleep in.
There are only four guest rooms at the bed and breakfast. That’s probably one of the reasons that Linda and Craig are able to give all of their guests such wonderful service. It also means that you should make your reservation early, because people are quick to recommend it and they are a very popular destination.
If You Go
Check out the website for Baxter’s on the Creek, http://www.baxtersonthecrk.com/index.html, for photos of the comfortable and cozy guest rooms and the beautiful and relaxing outdoor areas. Two of the guest rooms share a bath, but the Cascade Creek Room and Clear Creek Room each have private baths and an electric fireplace.
If you decide to stay at Baxter’s on the Creek don’t worry about getting lost because they are right on Highway 103. Don’t let that fact throw you—once you get there you’ll think you have arrived in a remote location because there is no sign of traffic.
Linda and Craig Wendling
Baxter’s on the Creek
796 Highway 103
PO Box 1709
Idaho Springs, Colorado 80452
Book your reservation at Baxter’s on the Creek B&B by phone by calling 877-330-2164. The local phone number is 303-567-2164. Reservations can also be made through email at [email protected].
Photos courtesy of Baxter’s on the Creek.