With both the casinos and the opera drawing visitors to the towns, the hotels are vying for those tourist dollars and many offer lodging discounts. Near the Opera House is the Golden Rose Hotel & Antiques (101 Main St., Central City, 303/582-5045, $110–140) with just four rooms, all a step back in time in decor.
If this location is too noisy, the Chateau L’Acadienne (325 Spring St., Central City, 303/582-5209, $60–94) is an 1870s-era Victorian home with a touch of Louisiana. Three guest rooms share one bathroom.
In Blackhawk, the Chase Creek Bed and Breakfast (303/582-3550, www.chasecreekinn.com, $95–195) is a historic home that was relocated from the busy town center to make way for bigger casinos. Somewhat secluded, it’s still walking distance to downtown.
© Mindy Sink from Moon Denver, 1st Edition