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Baldpate Inn

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1917, Gordon and Charles Mace. 7 miles south of Estes Park at 4900 S. Colorado 7 (NR)

Tucked into an evergreen forest on the north slope of Twin Sisters Peak, this three-story, hand-hewn lodge is a rustic relic. Named for the then popular mystery novel, Seven Keys to Baldpate, it boasts “the world's largest key collection.” Third-story dormers and exposed rafter ends cap the second-story balcony, which has been enclosed to enlarge second-floor guest rooms. Rustic furnishing and the uneven, creaking floors add to the charm.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


What's Nearby


Thomas J. Noel, "Baldpate Inn", [Estes Park, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 236-236.

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