We always check out all the places to stay in an area that we’ve decided to explore, and there was no doubt that the Cripple Creek Hospitality House and Travel Park is the best place to stay in Cripple Creek whether you’ve decided to book a room in the converted historical hospital/hospitality house or in the full-hookup RV park behind it. We recommend making reservations well in advance, since the RV park is a busy and popular place.
A BIG SHOUT-OUT to Doc’s food truck which is parked on the grounds and offers an impressive menu of comfort food and a beautiful array of seating with umbrellas on the expansive front lawn of the Hospitality House. Cripple Creek has a rich gold mining history and is the site of the last and greatest mining boom in the state of Colorado, attracting thousands of hopeful miners to the western side of Pikes Peak in the 1890s. From a boom town to a ghost town to a gambling town, Cripple Creek has endured both triumphs and devastations in its 150-year history. The Hospitality House is a Museum in its own rite but there are a multitude of other museums -- the Cripple Creek District Museum, the Cripple Creek Law Men Jail Museum, the Cripple Creek Heritage Museum and others, as well as several Gold Mine Tours! Basically it’s a town of casinos and museums, and we don’t gamble! Hikes and drives up into the mining areas -- played out and still in use -- were fascinating for Lee who is a Western US history buff.
We were so excited about our day we could hardly sleep...
Until "Sweet Dreams" came to the rescue.