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Mad Creek Bed And Breakfast

PO Box 404 , Empire, CO 80438-0404 USA (Show map)
11 Reviews
$75 - $105
per night

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Back in the 1860's the hearty settlers came to Empire for the great wealth underground. We are here today for the wealth found around us, here in the majestic Rockies. At over 8600 feet high, Empire's picturesque star-shaped mountain valley is conveniently located within minutes of some of the best that Colorado has to offer. There are 6 different ski areas within one hour. Only 42 miles west of Denver, Empire and the surrounding Historic communities of Georgetown, Silver Plume, Idaho Springs, and Central City are living visions of a colorful mining past. This is also a climbers paradise as three of the 14,000 feet high peaks, Mt Beardstadt, Torreys, and Grays are all within minutes away. Please see our web page at madcreekbnb



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.8

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5 on September 07, 2013

Mad Creek B&B is small, cozy, clean, comfortable and very Victorian! But the biggest treat of this wonderful place is Myrna, without a doubt the most gracious and pleasant hostess it's been my privilege to know. (If you love animals, request a meeting with the most delightful co-hostess at any B&B, who goes by the name "Inkii.") I would be remiss if I neglected to mention Myrna's wonderful and abundant breakfasts! Mad Creek is a must stay for those who love real Victorian bed and breakfast inns!

Wonderful B&B in Fun Mountain Town

5 on March 18, 2012

Our stay here was delightful. The breakfast was especially delicious with oj, sweet strawberries, real maple syrup, and perfectly made waffles. There were so many interesting details in the house that I kept finding a new nice touch. The hostess was very kind and interesting to chat with as well. We didn't end up using the hot tub because I have a cold so I shouldn't go out like that in the freezing night air but it was still warmed up and available. I highly recommend the neighboring antiques shop and loved to see the flags of all sorts displayed throughout the town.

A delightful experience!

5 on October 11, 2010

We stayed for 2 nights and had a wonderful time! The B&B is furnished in Victorian antiques and it was so much fun just looking around the home! Myrna, the owner, is a fantastic cook and just a delightful person to know. She made us feel completely at home! And her freshly baked chocolate chip cookies are to die for! Check out Mad Creek the next time you're looking for a great getaway! Bev & Jerry

Wonderful stay at the Mad Creek B & B

5 on October 04, 2010

I have stayed at the Mad Creek B & B off and on for the past few years. Myrna, the hostess; always makes me feel welcome and a valued guest. I appreciate her friendliness and helpful sightseeing tips. The enviornment at the B & B is delightful. It is cozy, warm and inviting after a day of hiking or skiing. It is in a perfect location; central to Denver, Winter Park, Dillon & Silverthorn, Vail, Leadville, etc. I must say that the cookies and tea are a very pleasant "welcome" when I arrive. The garden is absoultely beautiful in the spring and summer. Inky is the most precious and cuddly creature...I just feel in love with her! In closing; I would highly recommend the Mad Creek B & B to is very affordable and you will enjoy your stay!!!!!

A Wonderful Place to Relax

4.4 on July 07, 2010

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary with a stay here and had a wonderful time. The cookies when we arrived were great, as was our breakfast the next morning. We had a wonderful time soaking in the hot tub and watching hummingbirds spar over positions at the feeder. I appreciated that there were not rules for everything and that it was not decorated to the point of claustrophobia. Everything felt very homey and comfortable. The bed in the master was great. Myrna was friendly and made us feel welcome, but gave us our space too. Inky was friendly and well behaved, though you'd never know a dog was there if you don't get introduced. I highly recommend staying here at Mad Creek. It's a great relaxing time without a long trek from the Denver metro area, and well worth the price.

We will return!

4.0 on July 19, 2009

Upon arriving at Mad Creek Bed & Breakfast, there were cookies and tea waiting for us. Our Hummingbird room was clean, comfortable and cozy. The bathroom held an abundance of soft, fluffy towels. Hot, delicious coffee was waiting for us when we got up the next morning. Before breakfast we enjoyed Mryna's beautiful flower garden. Breakfast was delightful, with blueberry waffles and fresh peaches. We highly recommend Mad Creek Bed & Breakfast to others! We look ofrward to going back. C. & J. Fordham

Beautiful and Comfortable B&B.

5 on May 28, 2009

We enjoyed our two night stay immensely! Our room had a very comfortable bed and was very neat and clean along with the rest of the B&B. Myrna made us very welcomed our entire stay and offered many suggestions on sightseeing around the area. Myrna’s delicious and generous breakfast consisted of an egg dish, toast, juice, fresh fruit and coffee. Additionally, walking a short distance out the door we visited the many little shops in Empire. Idaho Springs and Central City are a short drive away where we enjoyed a fun filled evening one night.

We'll be back!!!!

5 on November 01, 2008

We stayed at Mad Creek B & B and it was great! Our hostess, Myrna, was absolutely delightful and her little Inky was so sweet! The price was the best we've found so far in our travels. We're from South Dakota and we'll definitely stay with Myrna at Mad Creek B & B again! From your South Dakota Friends : )

A night to remember!

5 on August 26, 2008

My wife and I loved staying at Myrna's B&B! The gardens were breathtaking and the house was very cozy. We greatly enjoyed staying in the Hummingbird room and the breakfast the next morning was great! We also enjoyed meeting Inky!

Great Value at Mad Creek

4.6 on July 28, 2008

A super breakfast, comfortable rooms, and a great hostess. We would come back in a heartbeat.

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Location Type

Mountains, Small town, Village


Denver, CO (DEN-Denver Intl.) 60 miles

Directions to property:

38 miles West of Denver on I-70, exit 232 of US 40 - 2 miles to Empire(West side of town on US 40 on Rt.)

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Casino, Museum, Nature area, Picnic area, River, Ruins, Ski area

Inn Details

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos , Complimentary use of cross-country skis and snowshoes

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Radio

On-site activities

Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Rafting, fishing, steam locomotive rides, historic districts, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails

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  • Check In:: AFTER 4:30 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks
  • Deposit Amount Required: 'Credit card required, or chk in amount of res.'



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About the innkeepers

We enjoy skiing, mountain biking, kayaking, white water rafting, and hiking and climbing. There are neary casinos, movie theaters, swimming and a spa. We'll be happy to help plan your Rocky Mountain adventure.

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  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining room, Gazebo (when weather permits), Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Egg, Vegetable and Cheese Strata
Homemade blueberry waffles, with yogurt, fresh fruit, and gourmet coffee and tea. Another delight is homemade cinnamon rolls or muffins or a special treat is apple strudel. I finally have learned to make crepes and what a delight with a filling of a cheese mixture and blueberry sauce. No one ever leaves hungry!

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PO Box 404 , Empire, CO 80438-0404 USA (Show map)

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