Georgetown - population 1, 060, as of 2009 - is a historic skiing town in Clear Creek County, Colorado. The mountainous little town has been a mining center since its foundation in the 1860s; it is surrounded by natural beauty, from Green Lake to Devil's Gate. The area has no shortage of accommodations for travelers, from chain motels to quaint bed and breakfast inns. The city's most famous, historic hotel, Hotel de Paris (hoteldeparismuseum.org), has been preserved as a museum and is a prominent tourist attraction in Georgetown's downtown area.
Georgetown Mountain Inn
Georgetown Mountain Inn (georgetownmountaininn.com) is a 33-unit hotel situated near many of the area's major ski centers, including Love and A-Basin. The locally owned inn's cozy rooms come with wireless Internet; many have kitchenettes and living room spaces. The hotel has its own heated pool, hot tub and picnic area. Georgetown Mountain Inn is within walking distance to Georgetown's downtown area. Neighborhood eateries include The Happy Cooker, Raven Hill Mining Company Restaurant and Quan Zhoa.
Hotel Chateau Chamonix
Hotel Chateau Chamonix (hotelchateauchamonix.com) has a rustic, log-cabin look to its outside, but a sleek, modern look to its interior. The hotel's 10 rooms have all the up-to-date conveniences you could want, from espresso machines to original artwork to steam showers. Some rooms at this tall, two-story hotel even have a private porch and hot tub. Most rooms have views of Clear Creek. Nearby dining spots include Euro Grill, Tavern on the Creek and Mountainbuzz Cafe.
Rose Street Bed & Breakfast
Rose Street Bed & Breakfast (rosestreetbedbreakfast.com) is a quaint, Victorian-era inn owned by the Nisler family. The interior of the structure - one of the town's original houses - is furnished with antiques and oak floors. The inn has four units, each with its own theme; one unit has a private bath. The Nislers serve a hearty, homemade breakfast in the inn's dining room each morning. Dining spots near the inn include Victorian Lady Restaurant, Ed's Eighteen Fifty-Nine Cafe and Silver Plume Saloon.
Super 8 Georgetown
Georgetown's Super 8 (super8.com) sits at the base of the Rocky Mountains. This blue, two-story inn's rooms come with wireless Internet and cable TV. Other hotel perks include a pool table, community lounge with a fireplace, an event facility, a super-sized hot tub and free continental breakfast. The motel is only minutes from downtown Georgetown. Local dining spots include Caliente Mexican Restaurant, Cafe Prague and Mirror Mirror.
Georgetown's Alpine Inn (no website; 1414 Argentine St., Georgetown; 303-569-2931) is a kitschy, charming little motel with its own on-site restaurant. An entrepreneur refashioned the town's abandoned railroad depot - for which he paid $50 - into this inn in 1951. Rooms at the eight-unit Alpine Inn, designed to resemble a Swiss chalet, are modest but come with cable TV and wireless Internet. Other nearby restaurants include Panda City Chinese Restaurant, Red Ram and End of the Line.