Tarabino Inn

Tarabino Inn

 

Situated in downtown Trinidad in southern Colorado, the Tarabino Inn is a welcomed sight on a classic, brick-lined street near Colorado’s historic Santa Fe Trail.

Victorian ambiance meets modern convenience in this charming, antiques-filled B&B built circa 1907. You’ll enjoy architectural features like a large veranda flanked by smooth columns, a steeply pitched gable roof with flared eaves and two sun porches offering views of stately Fishers Peak. Tucked in a quiet residential neighborhood just two blocks off Main Street, this historic lodging is also notably within walking distance of in-town shops, restaurants and museums. Plus, the inn’s hosts Teresa and Kevin will personalize your stay, making it a cozy alternative to a traditional hotel.

What makes it special?

Breakfast! Wake up to the intoxicating aromas of fresh-brewed coffee, sizzling bacon and all kinds of baked goodness — from Italian strata and tortilla Española to lemon-blueberry, blue-corn pancakes and cinnamon French toast.

The most “Colorado” thing about this place

In addition to being a quaint B&B, the Tarabino doubles as a fine-arts gallery, displaying the works of local artists in a variety of mediums. It’s no surprise the inn offers this amenity because Trinidad boasts one of the state’s flourishing Colorado Creative Districts thanks to its plethora of galleries, museums and unique cultural celebrations like ArtoCade.

Tarabino Inn
Tarabino Inn
Tarabino Inn

Most striking feature

You know the expression, “You can’t miss it?” That’s definitely the case with this house, which sports a cheerful, crimson facade.

Coolest amenity

You’ll love relaxing in the inn’s library, where shelves are packed to the gills with books of all kinds, while sipping on a selection of teas and treats offered daily.

Best room to book

You really can’t go wrong with any of the rooms. The B&B’s suites all include elegantly appointed Italianate Victorian decor, so be sure to ask about the setup of each to see what appeals to you.

Our favorite traveler review

“I have a thing for B&Bs — love B&Bs — and this is one of my favorites. The house is an expansive Victorian with great big windows and beautiful wood finishes, and the owners keep it up beautifully. We stayed in a large room with a comfortable bed, spacious bathroom and sitting area. The breakfast was very good, and we enjoyed meeting and talking with the owner!” — emedwriter, Tripadvisor

What you’ll find nearby

Explore the nearby Corazon de Trinidad National Historic District or tour the vast southern Colorado landscape. Area attractions include a cornucopia of local shops, restaurants and museums (like Baca House and Bloom Mansion, both part of the Trinidad History Museum). Or motor along the Santa Fe Trail to enjoy local culture and architecture past La Junta, Las Animas and Lamar near the Kansas border. There’s also outdoor recreation aplenty near Trinidad — hiking, biking, fishing, boating, water skiing, wildlife viewing, hunting — all set to a backdrop of spectacular prairie scenery.

 

Photos courtesy of Tarabino Inn

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