The Eddy Taproom & Hotel, on the banks of Clear Creek in Golden, Colo., 12 miles west of Denver, will open June 1. The 49-room boutique property was built on the site of the old Golden Fire Brick Co. from the 1860s and celebrates the mining history of the town, which was founded in 1859 and was the territorial capital of Colorado from 1862 to 1867.
“The name, the Eddy Hotel, pays homage to the outdoor lifestyle that Golden is known for,” said John Drugan, general manager of the new property. “Eddies are rest stops along the river for kayakers and whitewater rafters. We’ve taken this idea where outdoor adventure meets rest and relaxation to create a hotel that’s fun, lively, comfortable and welcoming.”
The interior décor is a mix of contemporary and vintage to create a local aesthetic. Dining options are upscale casual, starting with Truck Eddy, the property’s food truck, whose selection of barbecue and shakes can be enjoyed on nearby picnic tables, on the outdoor lawn or in the comfort of a guest's room. The Taproom will serve a hearty mountain menu using seasonal, local ingredients that pair well with any of the eight craft beers on tap.
The property's gathering spots for groups are a 680-square-foot private dining room, the 2,500-square-foot Taproom Lawn, the 825-square-foot West Rooftop and the 940-square-foot East Rooftop.