Tombstone is a beautiful suite located in a 130 year old building above Elk Creek Mining Company Restaurant in downtown New Castle. The queen sized bed sleeps 2 and there are 2 queen size futons and 2 roll-away beds. at nearly 900 sq. feet it has a full kitchen and dining area, a full bathroom with tile shower, a large living room overlooking downtown and a beautiful bedroom. Our themed room has cable T.V., high speed internet, a game console, typical hotel ameneties, and place settings for 8 people. Our hallways characterize New Castle's mining history. Close to Sunlight ski area, The Flattop mountains and Rifle Mountain Park. Tombstone is set up for families to spend time together. There is an Ice machine and laundry facilites on sight.
900 square feet of Gunslinging History! Family friendly suite sleeps up to 8!
- Calendar last updated:
- 20 Nov 2018
We run our businesses as family, My name is John, wife Cori, son's Johnny and Treigh. Cori takes care of the vital side of things working at Valley View Hospital to maintain health insurance benefits for me and the boys. We love four wheeling (Cori perhaps has the nicest jeep ever and Johnny's not far behind!) We love to take our RZR and four wheelers to Moab, UT in the winter when we are not snowmobiling. Our kids grew up at Lake Powell boating and having a good time with family and friends. We have super fast internet in Tombstone because both kids are serious video gamers. Cori and I love gold mining and dredging and recently had one of our best clean ups ever on Elk Creek which runs through New Castle. Other than that we have been in the restaurant business our whole lives and want to take our hospitality to the next level on the top side of our building. Work Hard, Play Harder!!!!
John purchased this Condo in 1999
Why John chose New Castle
I personally have had a love for old mining towns, gold mining, and historical buildings since first visiting Blackhawk and Central City Colorado in 1979 when they were still just ghost towns. In 1999 New Castle was the fastest growing town in Colorado so we decided to stake our claim and expand our restaurant business from Nearby Glenwood Springs. We opened Elk Creek Mining Company in September of that year with 5 apartments upstairs. in 2008 we decided to close our business in Glenwood and focus solely on Elk Creek Mining Co. The pictures in our hallways of The Ore House Inn Depict Downtown New Castle's history and show our building as a gas station downstairs with a boarding house upstairs. Our restaurant has won The Local's Choice award for best restaurant every year since 1999 winning gold every year but two and winning silver in those cases: Notable considering we have never asked anyone to vote for us in this age of social media! After renting apartments upstairs for nearly 20 years and growing tired of having tenants rough house our building we decided to go back to the building's roots and become a boarding house again. My wife, my two son's and I have put our heart and souls into this effort and hope you are impressed with what we have accomplished. Cori and I believe New Castle is the best town on earth to raise a family and New Castle was recently named the 5th safest town in Colorado and the ONLY ONE on the western slope! When I first moved here in 1996 A lot of folks in Glenwood Springs scoffed at the idea "Why would you move to New Castle?" Those very same folks live here now!
What makes this Condo unique
130 year old building that used to be a boarding house in a town full of saloons and brothels! At one point New Castle was actually seriously going to be considered to be the state capital. Teddy Roosevelt hunted here when he stayed at the Hotel Colorado and brought tons of friends and nearly wiped out our entire bear population. (we have pictures of him across the river from our building). Gateway to perhaps the best snowmobiling the world has to offer. SOOO many offroad and four wheelng trails close by and many others within an arms reach. Unique Downtown revival, we have lots of great restaurants and even a new bakery opening up! Check some of them out: Elk Creek Mining Company, Hogback Pizza, Eat! Bistro, and Black Dog Saloon just to name a few of our favorites: also your typical fast food and other restaurants.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Perfect hidden gem
Myself and 4 other girls stayed here for a weekend get away. John was always great and easy to communicate. The place was very clean and fully stocked with everything we would need. Its in a small town with that great small town welcoming feel. You can't beat the views. Glennwood is a town not far away and has a great shopping, bar, restaurant area that was perfect if you wanted a night out. It was about a 4 hour drive from Denver Airport but the views you get driving through the mountains were worth every minute of it. I plan to return here with my family in the near future for a perfect get away.
Thank you Carrie! We look forward to you and your family coming back!
Way bigger than I thought!
It’s a small town and wasn’t sure what to expect. Even though it was a short stay we enjoyed our time there, John great to work with and the restaurant downstairs was a nice way to cap the night. Thank you for having us.
Thanks Matt! Come back any time!
Not as advertised
The Tombstone suite was not as we had expected- the kitchen was vastly incomplete for basic cooking/eating, the 2 queen pull-out couches were hardly twin size and very uncomfortable, the whole place was not very clean/dusted/streak-free. Also to note, the property is very close to the railroad; the night we stayed a train went through at midnight and 6 am blowing it's horn. On the bright side John and his son were very quick to respond to needs/issues, and our kids thoroughly enjoyed playing hungry, hungry hippos. The building has fun historic character.
Having been in the hospitality business for 30 years, sometimes you can already tell when there is going be an issue with a customer that you can't seem to successfully manage no matter how well you prepare their stay. The fact that a queen bed, 2 rollaway beds and 2 sofa sleepers; As well as 12 towels 4 blankets and 8 pillows were used when they checked in at 6:30 p.m. after finishing their days activities and there were only 2 adults and 3 children booked tells us that they obviously had more people than were paid for. We are sorry they were unhappy with there stay and we called and explained how we were going to arrange sleeping arrangement earlier in the day and they didn't have a problem until they checked in and realized that there wasn't additional bedding for there additional guests.
Clean and Friendly
I stayed with my 3 children. The hosts were hospitable and helpful. We enjoyed the restaurant downstairs along with our discount. The unit is air conditioned by two mobile window units which can be a bit noisy. The amount of space was great. Thank you for such wonderful accommodations for a great price!
Thanks Christina. Come back any time!
Charming building with awesome history and character!
We enjoyed our stay at the Ore house/ Tombstone room. There were 5 of us, three adults and two teenagers and the space was perfect. The entire building is full of so much history and character around every corner. The owner was always a phone call away, check in was easy and we even enjoyed an amazing dinner the night we arrived at their restaurant downstairs. We would highly recommend this rental to anyone that’s staying in the area. It was also a quick 10-15 minute drive to Glenwood Springs. Thanks for sharing your space with us.
Thank you Kelly, come back any time!
Memories are made of This!
We thoroughly loved our time at The Orehouse. The accommodations worked out just great. It is obvious that John and his family take much pride in hospitality. We felt welcome and at ease. Beautiful and interesting touches throughout the building. We enjoyed our meals at the Restaurant tremendously. We have been fortunate to stay quite a few places, and would recommend this interesting and entertaining place without reservation.
Glenwood Springs Colorado is just 10 minutes away! 2 Hot Springs Pools, Skiing, Hiking, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park Doc Holliday's grave, Best place in the country to get wet, one of Americas best small towns to visit, etc. etc.. Rifle Mountain Park, Rifle Falls, The Flattop Wilderness, and Harvey Gap are just all minutes away.