Georgetown, CO 80444
Open: Memorial Day to mid-September,
11am-4:30pm, weather permitting.
Directions: From Denver, travel west onI-70 for about 46 miles to Georgetown, Exit 228.
Louis Dupuy, an adventuresome Frenchman, began this luxurious hostelry and restaurant in 1875 in Georgetown, Colorado, a center for silver mining. Now a National Historic District, the area preserves its historic Victorian quality.
The NSCDA in Colorado purchased the building in 1954 and now operates it as the only hotel museum in The National Society. Extensive work has been undertaken to preserve the building and many of its original furnishings and decorative art objects remain.
Louis thought of the building as his monument, writing, "...this house will be my tomb, and if in after years, someone comes and calls for Louis Dupuy, show them this little souvenir of Alencon which I built in America and they will understand."