Four Mile Paradise in Four Mile Creek Bed and Breakfast

September 15, 2015
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A Room in Four Mile Creek Bed & Breakfast
Luminance Photography

If you’re looking for history with flavor, Four Mile Creek Bed & Breakfast outside Glenwood Springs might be the place for you.

The B&B offers six guest rooms: two are in the historic home that belongs to Jim and Sharill Hawkins; two are private cabins, one of which was built in the 1880s (and since refurbished); and there’s a suite in the historic barn. Their property is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Six times a year the Hawkinses host an old-fashioned potluck with live music for friends and guests in the upstairs portion of the barn. “The foods people bring in the fall are right out of their gardens,” says Sharill.

Jim, a retired Denver firefighter who used to cook for his crew, makes breakfast every morning. It is hearty fare with ham, bacon or turkey sausage, eggs, a potato side, plus seasonal fruits and vegetables.

Jim makes 14 different breakfasts, one each day, so guests never have to eat the same dish twice—though with treats like a black currant vinaigrette reduction in summer and pumpkin muffins in the fall, they probably wouldn’t mind.

One note: Breakfasts are only for overnight guests and a few other fortunate souls. They don’t run a restaurant. But Jim and Sharill donate breakfasts to nonprofits, so you might keep an eye out at the next local fundraiser. Or book a room by logging on to FourMileCreek.com.

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