Highland Haven Creekside Inn

4395 Independence Trail, Evergreen, Colorado 80439
Innkeeper(s): Gail and Tom Statzell
 
  • Introduction

    Discover a place like no other in the picturesque foothills of Evergreen, Colorado only 30 minutes west of Denver, at the Highland Haven Creekside Inn. A charmed location, nestled along 400 feet of the lulling Bear Creek, the Inn is just a short stroll from the intriguing town offerings; galleries, winery, live music, boutiques, and coffee shops. Just a little further is the pristine Evergreen Lake.

    Select from Luxury Suites, Cottages, Junior Suites and Guest Rooms. Premium rooms offer features that include Jacuzzi tubs, private hot tubs, flickering fireplaces, flat screen TVs, king beds, fluffy bath robes - all with remarkable views in a classic, "Colorado Chic" style. In each room you will find thoughtful touches and painstaking attention to detail.

    Included in your room rate, breakfast at the Highland Haven is memorable and keeps them coming back! Home made, plentiful and seasonally designed, here you will start your day with good basics embellished with delectable, lovingly made specialties: Breakfast Egg Strata loaded with fresh vegetables, cheese and a base of wonderful bread is varied daily. Fresh fruit, cobblers, chocolate croissants, Crunchy Apple Cranberry Crisps, Heavenly Breakfast Trifle, Baked Oatmeal, Stuffed French Toast and Chocolate Bread Pudding are just a few of the signature dishes.

    Highland Haven Creekside Inn - Evergreen, Colorado

    Most all recipes come from Gail's cookbook, Colorado Cravings, and they are made daily by all of the staff, each adding their own special touches. Rich dark coffee, juices and a bagel bar all add to the perfect way to start your day in Evergreen. Enjoy you first meal of the day in the historic Dailey Cabin, the creek view porch, private Champagne Room, patio in the summer or treat your sweetheart to breakfast in bed with a tray you can select your stomachs' desire from the buffet.


     

    Treat yourself and your loved one to a romantic celebration in the beautiful, wooded setting. Offering a variety of luxuries, opt for the champagne or port tray ready in your room upon arrival. Romance is our specialty, earning the inn numerous awards. Whether you need help arranging a special night with one of our packages, a recommendation for a great hike or dinner, directions to explore town or just help with your special needs - we will do our best to accommodate you. Our Guest Services start with unparalleled customer service.

    Ideal for business, we offer the most memorable meeting spaces coupled with accommodations expressly designed for the discriminating business person. The Highland Haven strikes the right balance between intimacy and professionalism; here you have your choice of detailed attention or respectful privacy. Your wish is our command; here our staff excels at customer service and are eager prove it.

    • Business of the Year 2008 - Evergreen Chamber of Commerce
    • Featured in The Style section of Colorado Homes
    • Listed in Top 10 Romantic Cottages, Sunset Magazine
    • Listed in Best of the High Country 2008 Mountain Living
  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Gail Riley & Tom Statzell for sharing their own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Most travelers stay for romance. We do get a large amount of corporate groups as well.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    I think our customer service is one of the things I can say we are best known for. We also have an amazing breakfast that our guests look forward to. It is a full homemade breakfast and it is included in the room rate. Our Inn is unique in the fact that it is very high end, upscale, yet it has a rustic touch to it. Guests feel like they are being pampered in luxury but are also taken back by the beautiful mountainous surroundings. It is hard to pick what I love most but I would say the property itself is amazing. Bear Creek runs through the front side of our property and we are surrounded by a large rock cropping and just walking distance into downtown Evergreen.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    I would say to be in the mountains without having to drive to far as we are just 30 minutes West of Denver.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    We had a person stay here recently that travels for a living and loves to stay in B&B’s all over the world. They told us it was the best place they have ever stayed. It made us feel really good.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
     
    A traveler should walk into town, go to a concert at Red Rocks, hike, bike, and ski. Evergreen Lake is just walking distance where they can rent paddle boats, canoes, sail boat and in the winter ice skate. There are some amazing restaurants that are in the town of Evergreen as well as a wonderful winery, shops, and galleries.
    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    The lake, town, hiking trails, restaurants, bars, shops, and galleries are all within walking distance.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    The Bistro in Marshdale, a 10 minute drive from here.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    http://www.evergreenchamber.org

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    18

    Do you accept pets?

    We do in our Creekside Cottages. $25 pet fee.

  • Breakfast

    Breakfast at the Highland Haven is memorable and keeps them coming back! Home made, plentiful and seasonally designed, here you will start your day with good basics embellished with delectable, lovingly made specialties: 'Breakfast Egg Strata" loaded with fresh vegetables, cheese and a base of wonderful bread is varied daily. Fresh fruit, cobblers, chocolate croissants, "Crunchy Apple Cranberry Crisps", "Heavenly Breakfast Trifle", "Baked Oatmeal", "Stuffed French Toast" and "Chocolate Bread Pudding" are just a few of the signature dishes. Most all recipes come from Gail's cookbook,Colorado Cravings, and they are made daily by all of the staff, each adding their own special touches. Rich dark coffee, juices and a bagel bar all add to the perfect way to start your day in Evergreen. Enjoy you first meal of the day in the historic Dailey Cabin, the creek view porch, private Champagne Room, patio in the summer or treat your sweetheart to breakfast in bed with a tray you can select your stomachs' desire from the buffet.

  • Corporate

    The Fireside Loft is a very private, luxurious lodging with a combined conference area set in home like comfort. High ceilings, skylights and huge windows with picturesque views of Fern Gulch offer a secluded and relaxing environment to focus and get down to business. The fireplace, wet bar and private outdoor patio/Hot Tub are pleasant finishing touches to make your corporate or business meeting a success. The Fireside Loft at the Highland Haven Creekside Inn comfortably accommodates approximately 20 people for your retreat or meeting. 

    The Dailey Cabin c. 1884 is the original building on the Highland Haven Property. This beautifully warm and inviting cabin has been fully restored in classic Arts and Crafts motif, with hand-hewn logs, high pitched timber beams, Persian rugs, and has the added ambience of a stone fireplace. With two additional break-out rooms, the Dailey Cabins area comfortable accommodates approximately 20 people. This cabin is available for limited hours, please inquire.

  • Our Books

    Colorado Cravings, Recipes and Romance from the award-winning Highland Haven Creekside Inn is a book that offers a blending of rustic charm, eye-popping presentation and can-do methods that Gail Riley has tested and honed through her nearly thirty years as an innkeeper. You will get a first hand guide to the little things that have made their Inn what it is today, from seasonal decorating to delectable treats. Join her in walking through dozens of useful designs. You'll find recipes for fabulous foods and for living Colorado's classic lifestyle. From high-style "High Altitude Tea" to a "Wild West Dinner Party," you will learn a Rocky Mountain style of living that is rich in beauty and full of personal satisfaction. 

    Colorado Cravings Cookbook and owner/author Gail Riley was an Award-Winner in the cookbook category of the National Best Books 2008 Awards, sponsored by USA Book News