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
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!
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.
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
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 everyone...it is very affordable and you will enjoy your stay!!!!!
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.
Mountains, Small town, Village
Denver, CO (DEN-Denver Intl.) 60 miles
Antique Shopping, Casino, Museum, Nature area, Picnic area, River, Ruins, Ski area, 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
BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos
Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Radio
Complimentary use of cross-country skis and snowshoes
Myrna & Tonya Payne
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.
Low fat , Vegetarian
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!