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Colorado’s oldest continuously operating hotel, about 5 minutes from Georgetown, is the Peck House Hotel and Restaurant, 83 Sunny Ave. (P.O. Box 428), on U.S. 40 off I-70, exit 232, Empire, CO 80438 (tel. 303/569-9870; www.thepeckhouse.com). Established in 1862 as a stagecoach stop for travelers and immigrants from the East Coast, the hotel has an antiques-filled parlor lined with photos of the Peck family and their late-19th- and early-20th-century guests and a panoramic view of the Empire Valley afforded by the wide veranda. The rooms are comfortable and quaint (claw-foot tubs grace many bathrooms). There are 10 rooms (nine with private bathroom), and rates for two are in the $65 to $110 range. The hotel’s excellent restaurant serves fish and steak entrees and seriously delicious hot-fudge cake and raspberries Romanoff. The restaurant serves dinner daily year-round; prices for entrees are $15 to $30.

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