The Historic Alma House Inn is locally owned and operated.
The Alma House was built in 1898 as a miner's hotel. Most of the construction and interior remains original. However you will find modern amenities such as wifi and electric heat as well as private baths in most rooms. Step back in time while enjoying luxurious furnishings from the turn of the 19th century.
The Panic of 1893 destroyed the mining industry as well as many of the small mining towns scattered throughout the San Juans. Silverton survived and by the turn of the century was growing again. With new workers arriving daily, housing and feeding the new residents was a respectable way to make a decent living. Bridget Hughes recognized this and in 1902 opened the Alma House (originally built in 1898), as a boarding house for miners.
Her choice of location on the corner of 10th street and the notorious Blair Street was the perfect location. With good cross-traffic to and from the train depot, it was close enough to saloons and gambling halls that an inebriated miner could still make it home; yet its location adjacent to more respectable dwellings maintained its reputation as a “decent house”.
The exterior is beautiful in its simplicity. The foundation and first floor are constructed of native stone from Cement Creek with the upper floors timber-framed. The grounds, comprising nearly a full block, are beautifully landscaped – perfect for weddings, receptions, and family reunions.
The interior is beautifully decorated with Victorian antiques. Entering the Alma House is like stepping back in time, only with all the comforts and conveniences of today.
by Adam on Expedia
Posted Mar 1, 2023
I had a great stay prior to a ski day at Silverton. The included breakfast really helped me to get on the road quickly.