In the center of historic Golden, Colorado — just 25 minutes outside of Denver — lies a glamorous western oasis. Set amongst the Rocky Mountains and in the heart of a quaint downtown, Table Mountain Inn makes for a truly charming stay.
Located at 1310 Washington Ave., the adobe-style property is an impressive display of luxury while maintaining a classic southwestern vibe. The space’s lively character warrants a unique opportunity for Coloradoans looking to book a summer or fall staycation.
Since the boutique hotel first opened in 1925, it has undergone numerous changes in ownership and weathered various economic hardships; through it all, the core of western hospitality prevailed. One visit and you can almost immediately feel the undercurrents of vitality and wholehearted western warmth.
Table Mountain Inn offers 74 Spanish-style rooms that are generous in space and rich in comfort. Included in each room are Silver Canyon Coffee from Boulder, locally sourced bath products and soft, quality linens. The window and balcony views are spectacular, reminding guests of the breathtaking natural landscape surrounding them. Pleasant, cozy and authentic are the fundamentals that define the accommodation’s essence.
In the past year, the hotel’s restaurant, Table Mountain Grill & Cantina, underwent a renovation that only enhanced the vibrant dining experience. The cuisine is fresh and conveniently aligns with the hotel’s Santa Fe decor. Indulge in their happy hour and be sure to stay for a flavorful dinner. The Classic Coin margarita and Table-Side Flaming Asadero Cheese appetizer are exciting must-trys. For your main course, taste the portobello fajitas or the Table Mountain Cubano, served on Navajo flatbread. The relaxed ambiance and knowledgeable servers make guests feel at home. The savory, meticulously crafted drinks and cuisine make the restaurant alone a grand slam.
The next morning, swing by Cafe 13 just around the corner for some espresso and fully loaded avocado toast. The vegan and gluten-free options also make it a perfect choice for any diet.
As you make your way along the small but plentiful downtown strip, stop by Spinster Sisters Co. for natural bath and body products handcrafted right in the shop. Bonus tip: buy one of the herbal botanical soaks for an unforgettable spa-like experience back at your suite.
This summer, Table Mountain Inn is hosting pop-up events like their Art, Food and Spirits Club on the Kokopelli patio where cocktails and food will be paired with work from local artists. To top it off, the artists will be in attendance, says general manager John Payne. He adds that exact dates are coming soon — check their website for details.
Golden is also home to state-of-the art hikes and outdoor adventures like fishing, rafting and kayaking. For the music lover, Red Rocks Amphitheater is just a short drive away.
Photos courtesy of Table Mountain Inn.