We were really excited to stay here, but we were let down.
The good stuff: very comfy bed and pillows, pretty building, no obnoxious TVs in every room, lovely location.
The bad stuff: staff aren't particularly friendly, NOT in any way a B&B (same crappy continental breakfast you can get anywhere), the "Schoolmarm" room is way too small to jam a queen bed into and was half-ass decorated (we could see some of the other rooms and they were way more interesting), and ***no way to cool the room except a single ceiling fan that did nothing but stir the hot air around***. Seriously, it might be okay in the spring or fall, but don't stay here midsummer unless you like sleeping in the heat. No screen in the one tiny window, so we just had to put up with the bugs while we sweated our nights away. Yuck.
The town of South Park is great to visit! They have a museum with a walking tour of the old town, with lots of fun historic things to see. They are western style bars that fix wonderful drinks, have great folks with lots of conversations, a super menu where you can order about anything you want. There is a distillery as well. The rooms all have their own unique theme. Mine was the Trapper's room, but they have all sorts. The breakfast in the morning, was one of the best I ever had anywhere, with lots of fresh fruit and all sorts of fixings, they kept asking me if I wanted more. There are balconies on the top with great views of the city, mountains and lake. There is a back room with games, music and reading material. You can relax and enjoy some tea or coffee and chat with guest. I was really impressed, especially for the price. It was half the price of anything you could find in Bailey, just down the road, less than an hour away. I would recommend to anyone passing through that way on 285 to stop in an check out South Park and Fairplay and have a stay over in a charming hotel...
A port in a storm. Stopped here and got the last room during a bad snow storm. Loved it, and would go back anytime. Not fancy, no pools, etc, but super neat. All rooms are unique to Colorado’s history.
The read about The Hand in a British Newslaper - The Guardian so thought we would try it on our holiday based on Denver.
It's an historic hotel in an historic old mining town and all the more interesting for that. Each room had an intersting theme. They aren't the biggest of rooms but the bed was comfortable and it was clean. There are a number of bars and restaurants close by. The hotel provides a good breakfast and there are comfortable public areas and books and magazines to read.
There is wifi but no TV. We couldn't get the wifi inour room which was right at one end.
Absolutely loved a quick visit to FairPlay and The Hand Hotel. It is full of rustic charm and the antithesis to a corporate hotel. We stayed in the Outlaw Room which was fun. Each room is different and follows a local history theme.
Moreover, Fairplay and South Park City is fun if you want to get a real taste of Colorado. Good bars, ice cream parlour etc.
If you are after luxury - this isn’t for you but it is very comfortable and friendly. We liked it a lot.