"This is a must stay place if you love to stay at a bed and breakfast . Betty and Albert are absolutely wonderful! This is a historical home built in 1898 and the rooms are absolutely quaint. We stayed with a large group of couples that we travel with on our motorcycle every summer. Betty and Albert were so accommodating and very biker friendly. The Alma House also offers a very cute mountain garden with seating areas and a hot tub. In the morning Albert will have coffee and a wonderful treat waiting for you in the hallway before breakfast. Breakfast was served in a very beautiful dining room and is absolutely delicious. You will definitely not be disappointed"
Evi S. Denver, Colorado
From the moment you enter the Alma House under its stone arch, the warmth and authentic western hospitality offered by your hosts, Albert and Elizabeth (Betty), is clearly seen and felt. Each guest is greeted as an old friend with a warm smile and genuine graciousness. From check-in to check-out, they are committed to exceeding all of your expectations; helping you create memories that will last a lifetime.
Whether your desire is relaxing in your room alone daydreaming about days long ago, enjoying a peaceful afternoon tea with Elizabeth or sitting in the parlor listening to Albert spin a yarn about some hero, soiled dove or outlaw, your time spent at the Alma House will not soon be forgotten.
Albert and Elizabeth have lived in Colorado for more than 30 years, most of those in the majestic San Juan mountain range. As avid outdoor enthusiasts, they are always on hand to offer guidance and advice for your daily adventure. From hiking and biking in the Summer to extreme skiing during the Winter, Albert and Elizabeth will make you feel as if you are a long time local.
Although Albert and Betty have only been overseeing the Alma House since December 2016, it feels as if they have been there since it opened in 1898. Albert with his trademark cowboy hat and western wit and Elizabeth with her southern charm pull guests back to a simpler time; a time when manners, courtesy, and personal service came naturally.
If you are a history buff, feel free to ask Albert to stroll the town with you, offering insight into the real west and Silverton’s past. As a writer and cowboy poet, the stories you hear from Albert may be embellished somewhat, but his knowledge of the mining era and history of southwest Colorado guarantees you will leave Silverton with a deep understanding of its past and the rugged individuals who worked and lived here. When asked about the source of his creativity, Albert will be the first to let you know that his muse is his best friend, Elizabeth.
It was more than 35 years ago, while studying divinity in southwest Missouri, that Albert met Elizabeth and he quickly asked her to be his bride. She said yes the first time.
Elizabeth was born and raised in the hills of Arkansas and despite her being absent from the South for many years, her southern charm and down home graciousness is still as strong as ever. On quiet days, after her work is done, it is not uncommon to find her sipping tea in the tea room with a guest discussing her love of quilts, her experiences growing up on her grandfather’s farm (complete with
outhouse) or sharing a recipe or two from her depression era cookbook project, “How to Bake a Possum”. Time spent with Elizabeth is reminiscent of an era when conversation was the chosen pastime. If your schedule permits, find time to sit and chat with her. You will not be disappointed.
Give Albert and Elizabeth a call to see how the Inn of the Rockies at the Alma House can make your western dreams come true.