In the early 1900’s, boarding house breakfasts were basic, filling and hearty. Oatmeal, fried potatoes, biscuits, fresh jams, sow belly, gallons of coffee and an army of eggs prepared the miners for a long day of drilling and blasting. For the miner, it was the most important meal of the day. A boarding house with a poor cook did not last long.
While we offer the standard “Hard Rock” breakfast to enhance your trip back to the Victorian era, we have not forgotten those with a more discerning palate. Your hosts, Albert and Betty, have carefully chosen only those dishes that use the freshest ingredients, creating classic western fare with an elegant twist.
Unlike most Bed and Breakfasts, The Historic Alma House does not offer a buffet or a menu. Breakfast is served in a boarding house fashion with nutritional and tasty meals carefully crafted by Albert. If you are an overly picky eater, this may pose a challenge as requests for substitutions may result in a holler from the kitchen, "we're not a Waffle Hut".
Although our selections vary with the seasons and the availability of fresh products, the list below is an example of what you can expect.
Apple Bacon Cheddar Bake, Navajo Cakes, Eureka Toast with Lemon Cream and Strawberries, Biscuits with Mushroom and Chipolte Gravy, Fresh Herb Baked Eggs with Smoked Ham, Wild Blackberry Muffins, Blueberry Waffles with Orange Syrup, Cinnamon Apple Flapjacks with homemade maple/molasses syrup and the best Southwest Frittata in the county.
We carefully select only the finest coffees in the world for our guests. Enjoy the unique flavor of Acatenango Gesha from Guatemala, a robust cup of Doondu from Kenya or the earthy flavor of El Salvador’s El Nazareno. Our house coffee is a strong, smooth blend meant to get you up and moving. If a certain bean catches your fancy, ask your hosts about taking a bag home or how to order Alma House Coffee online.
We are always available to honor special dietary needs (FOOD SENSITIVITIES). Just let us know in advance of your arrival. NOTE: IF YOU HAVE A SERIOUS ALLERGY TO NUTS, WHEAT, MILK OR EGGS, WE ARE UNABLE TO SERVE YOU BREAKFAST FROM OUR KITCHEN. WE CANNOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALLERGIC REACTIONS IN SUCH A REMOTE LOCATION AS SILVERTON.
Like Bridget Hughes, we know how important it is to send our guests out into the clear mountain air with a happy belly and dancing tastebuds. Anything less just won’t do.
"Silverton is such a unique old-west town, and a must stop even if just for a day. However, if staying overnight, this is the place to stop! From the moment we entered this adorable inn it was like entering the 1800s! This reminded me of all the historic home tours my mom took my siblings and I on as kids, except no velvet ropes and sitting down and making yourself comfortable is highly encouraged! On top of all that, Betty and Albert are 5 star hosts! We were greeted by fresh pastries when we arrived, and immediately felt like members of their family rather than overnight guests. Despite being in the middle of running an inn over the very busy 4th of July weekend, Betty made it look easy and took time to talk to us about Silverton, the Million Dollar Highway, and Colorado. She answered all our questions in detail with fun stories and great tips. We could have talked for hours! Each room is uniquely decorated, and very comfortable. In the morning, right outside our room, we were greeted with fresh coffee and homemade sticky buns before we went down to a delicious home-cooked meal by Albert and Betty. They even ask the night before what time they should expect you for breakfast so it is ready before your day's adventures (Navajo cakes and french toast to die for!!). We are already counting down to our next stay!" Lauren - Denver - Courtesy Trip Advisor