Table Mountain Inn sits at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, about 15 miles west of Denver. The inn is an hour’s drive from several of the area’s ski resorts, which typically open for the winter season by mid-November. It’s also close to Rocky Mountain National Park, a rugged, alpine wilderness in central Colorado that’s interlaced with snowshoeing trails and steep sledding hills. With these scenic surroundings, Table Mountain Inn offers a luxurious spot in the midst of downtown Golden.
From the outside, the inn resembles a large pueblo with adobe walls and ornamental vigas—exposed wooden beams commonly used along rooftops in southwestern architecture. The inn’s interior features traditional southwestern decor as well. Glazed terra cotta tiles and rustic clay pots can be found throughout the lobby and other common areas. Grand and Table Mountain rooms have bedding and furniture with Native American patterns as well as private balconies that look out onto the surrounding foothills.
Downstairs, the Table Mountain Grill & Cantina serves chicken-tortilla soup, fire-roasted chiles rellenos, and other southwestern specialties alongside fine tequilas and local microbrews. The restaurant even has a gluten-free menu for those with a gluten intolerance or longstanding quarrel with a wheat farmer.
Golden, Colorado: Outdoors-Minded Town in the Rocky Mountains Foothills
Located about 15 miles west of Denver, Golden is flanked by the Table Mountains to the east and Lookout Mountain to the southwest. Both areas are crisscrossed with rugged hiking and biking trails that are open year-round. For more outdoor activities, head to Rocky Mountain National Park, which encompasses more than 300 miles of hiking trails as well as snowshoeing and snowmobiling areas. Golden is also within easy driving distance of several ski resorts, including Winter Park Resort.
Table Mountain Inn is within walking distance of downtown Golden, where you’ll find quaint boulevards lined with boutiques, art galleries, and cafés. Coors Brewery is just a few blocks from here; sign up for a 90-minute tour to learn more about Coors’s history and brewing process.