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Make your stay with us an experience! With all there is to do locally (Black Canyon, NeedleRock, river rafting, wineries & orchards, hiking, fishing, art galleries, quaint towns & fine food) many guests wish they had booked an extra day to explore!  To assure you have a vacation within a vacation right here at the Inn, why not read a book under the shady apple tree, make fresh tea in our tea garden, or watch the world go by from the front porch! For trip ideas, don't miss our "Itineraries" page.
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The Stone House Inn Information

Description

The Stone House Inn is a tastefully restored stone home built in 1907 and located in historic downtown Crawford, Colorado. We are located 13 miles from the North Rim of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, one mile from Crawford State Park, 4 miles from scenic Needle Rock, and near national forest access. We are situated on the south edge of the North Fork Valley - known for its organic farms, orchards, wineries and creative community. It's easy to create a memorable getaway trip that combines a relaxing or romantic retreat at the Inn, with beautiful scenic drives and quaint towns to explore. We offer two fine guest units with private entrances and baths. Rooms are attractively decorated and are furnished with queen beds, sitting area, refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot, hot pot and extensive kitchenware. Each room features a large flat screen television with DVD/Blu-Ray player, a large selection of movies, as well as video streaming services. Secured 150 MB high-speed WiFi is provided at no additional charge. Rooms are stocked with quality coffees and teas. To facilitate a healthy guest environment, all toiletries and personal care items are natural and earth-friendly, and only "green" cleaning products are used. The Inn features several outdoor gathering places including the broad front porch featuring a wooden porch swing, rocking chairs and bistro table and chairs. The Inn's public spaces also include a tea garden and a secluded garden sitting area. Guests describe the historic Stone House Inn as a charming and comfortable spot to unwind and connect with the natural beauty of Western Colorado. Our cozy & attractively decorated rooms, in a historic building, provide a unique experience not to be missed!

Nathan & Lara are your hosts and live on site to assure that your needs are provided for and your questions answered! Nathan was raised in north central Ohio and arrived in Colorado in 1995. He spent over 30 years in community banking and has been active with the local Chamber of Commerce for over a quarter century! Past activities have included a stint as a radio DJ, Crawford trustee, as well as being a founder and co-owner of a local newspaper and visitor's guide. He is also a dad to two daughters! Lara was raised in western New York state and embarked on a career with the National Park Service which saw her serving at Shenandoah National Park, the National Mall in Washington D.C., at Herbert Hoover's birthplace in West Branch, Iowa, and finally at Joshua Tree National Park in California before landing in Crawford. Besides running the Stone House Inn, Nathan & Lara operate an adjacent retail shop featuring locally made, hand scooped ice cream, tourist information, local arts and curiosities of many kinds!

Cleaning and safety

  • Disinfected between stays
  • Social distancing
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • High-touch surfaces disinfected
  • Linens washed to local guidelines
  • Mattress and pillow protectors
  • Outside air ventilation
  • Request no staff entry to room
  • Sanitized tableware

Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Baggage store
  • BBQ/Picnic area
  • Books, DVD, games
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Cleaning service
  • Garden
  • Express check in
  • Express check out
  • Hypoallergenic rooms/units
  • Kitchen/kitchenette
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Wide entrance to property

Parking

  • On-site parking
  • Free parking
  • Limited parking

Children's Facilities

  • Children's books, videos, games

Business Facilities

  • Photocopying
  • Printing

Activities and Experiences

  • Games, chess, cards

Policies

  • Check in
    3:00 PM 10:00 PM
    Early check-in available on request
  • Check out
    11:00 AM
    Late check-out available on request
  • Child Policy
    Adults only
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
  • Pets
    No pets
  • Parties Allowed
    Parties not allowed
Booking Terms and Conditions

Accessibility

The Magpie and Raven Rooms are both ground level and accessed from the front porch. The Inn does have an ADA compliant sidewalk, however, the Inn itself is not ADA compliant or wheelchair accessible. For those with at least moderate mobility, rooms are easy to navigate. Access from our sidewalk to the porch requires no steps to be navigated. Guest room doors have a threshold which is not flush. Bathrooms do not have grab bars. The Magpie Room features a large walk in shower with a 6" step into the shower. The Raven Room features a clawfoot tub with shower, consequently, accessibility to Raven Room's bathing facilities may be more difficult for those with limited mobility.

Directions

A car is recommended when staying at the property
  • Road from Denver (225.0 miles)

    From Denver travel west on I-70.  You can exit either at Grand Junction or at Glenwood Springs.  Glenwood Springs exit is faster and more scenic.  Traveling via Grand Junction is normally better in inclement weather.  If exiting at Glenwood Springs travel south on Colorado 82 to Carbondale.  At Carbondale pick up Colorado 133 west and travel past Redstone and Marble (both nice stops), over McClure Pass and on to Paonia.  At Paonia you can either bypass Paonia and continue to Hotchkiss where you will pick up Colorado 92 South to Crawford, or you can make a left and travel down the main street of Paonia until it dead ends and then make a right.  Follow Crawford Road through the countryside (following signs) for about 13 miles and then turn left on Colorado 92 a half mile west of Crawford.  The Inn is located most of the way through town on your right hand side.  You may park street side directly in front of the Inn.  Travel time from Denver is about 4.5 - 5 hours depending on how you drive, traffic and any planned stops along the way.  Note: Crawford has limited dining options and guests may wish to consider stopping in Hotchkiss or Paonia at one of numerous restaurants, or pick up food at the Hotchkiss City Market Store.

  • Road from Grand Junction (71.0 miles)
    Travel from Grand Junction to Crawford is entirely on well-maintained State highways.  In Grand Junction travel south on Highway 6 & 50 south about 45 miles to Delta.  In Delta turn left (east) on Colorado 92 and drive 21 miles to Hotchkiss.  Once you have driven most of the way through Hotchkiss take a right at the "Y" and continue on Colorado 92 another 11 miles to Crawford.  The Inn is on the right side of the road just before you leave town.  Guests may park street side in front of the Inn.  Travel time from Grand Junction is normally about 1 hour and 20 minutes.  Note:  Crawford has limited dining options and guests may wish to consider stopping in Hotchkiss at one of a half dozen restaurants, or pick up food at the Hotchkiss City Market Store.
  • Road from Montrose (54.0 miles)

    From Montrose, travel north or Colorado 50 for about 20 miles.  In Delta turn right (east) on Colorado 92 and drive 21 miles to Hotchkiss. Once you have driven most of the way through Hotchkiss take a right at the "Y" and continue on Colorado 92 another 11 miles to Crawford. The Inn is on the right side of the road just before you leave town. Guests may park street side in front of the Inn. Travel time from Montrose is normally about 1 hour. Note: Crawford has limited dining options and guests may wish to consider stopping in Hotchkiss at one of a half dozen restaurants, or pick up food at the Hotchkiss City Market Store. 

  • Road from Glenwood Springs (89.0 miles)

    At Glenwood Springs travel south on Colorado 82 to Carbondale. At Carbondale pick up Colorado 133 west and travel past Redstone and Marble (both nice stops), over McClure Pass and on to Paonia. At Paonia you can either bypass Paonia and continue to Hotchkiss where you will pick up Colorado 92 South to Crawford, or you can make a left and travel down the main street of Paonia until it dead ends and then make a right. Follow Crawford Road through the countryside (following signs) for about 13 miles and then turn left on Colorado 92 a half mile west of Crawford. The Inn is located most of the way through town on your right hand side. You may park street side directly in front of the Inn. Travel time from Denver is about 4.5 - 5 hours depending on how you drive, traffic and any planned stops along the way. Note: Crawford has limited dining options and guests may wish to consider stopping in Hotchkiss or Paonia at one of numerous restaurants, or pick up food at the Hotchkiss City Market Store.

  • Road from Aspen (107.0 miles)

    From Aspen travel north on Colorado 82 to Carbondale. At Carbondale pick up Colorado 133 west and travel past Redstone and Marble (both nice stops), over McClure Pass and on to Paonia. At Paonia you can either bypass Paonia and continue to Hotchkiss where you will pick up Colorado 92 South to Crawford, or you can make a left and travel down the main street of Paonia until it dead ends and then make a right. Follow Crawford Road through the countryside (following signs) for about 13 miles and then turn left on Colorado 92 a half mile west of Crawford. The Inn is located most of the way through town on your right hand side. You may park street side directly in front of the Inn. Travel time from Denver is about 4.5 - 5 hours depending on how you drive, traffic and any planned stops along the way. Note: Crawford has limited dining options and guests may wish to consider stopping in Hotchkiss or Paonia at one of numerous restaurants, or pick up food at the Hotchkiss City Market Store.

 
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