The Pitkin Hotel is listed on the Colorado Historical Register and the Gunnison County Register as a historical building. The Hotel was built in 1904 when Teddy Roosevelt was President and was originally called the Bon Ton Hotel. It is believed that Teddy stayed here in Room 1 - the Roosevelt Room. The Roosevelt Mine and Roosevelt Park are only a short distance from Pitkin.
The Pitkin Hotel has a vintage configuration with individual rooms sharing two central bathrooms located along the hallway and two additional bathrooms located in the attached bunkroom. The fully equipped kitchen is available for all guests to use during their stay.
Pitkin has 300 days of sunshine (same as Florida - without the heat and humidity). The Hotel is especially cool in the summer since the thick walls are built from stone blocks. The Continental Divide is 12 miles above Pitkin at 12,300 feet above sea level. The famous Alpine Tunnel is only 13 miles from the Hotel and is a spectacular OHV trail past the Palisades.
The Pitkin Hotel is the ideal location for a multitude of activities in the Gunnison National Forest. Bring your own OHV (Off Highway Vehicle) or rent one at the Silver Plume General Store for days of outdoor fun. The town of Pitkin allows OHV driving on town roads, however drivers must observe all regulations to preserve this privilege. Discourteous or loud OHV operators are not welcome.
For lots of information about the local attractions, check out the Pitkin website at:
LOCAL ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:
ATV rentals (Silver Plume General Store)
Gold medal fly fishing
LOCAL ATTRACTIONS INCLUDE:
Waunita Hot Springs - 11 miles
St. Elmo - 20 miles
Gunnison - 26 miles
Mirror Lake - 20 miles
Crested Butte/Mt. Crested Butte - 55 miles
Cumberland Pass - 11 miles
Taylor Reservoir - 24 miles
Tomichi Pass - 11 miles
Blue Mesa Lake - 37 miles
Woodstock - 10 miles
Taylor River - 39 miles
Hancock Pass - 12 miles
Monarch Mountain Resort - 48 miles
Tincup - 16 miles
Almont - 37 miles