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Nanichant Inn

Hotel Narrichant or Nanichant Inn as it was sometimes called was built in 1889 at the base of Nanichant Rock in Perry Park. Narrichant was an Indian name meaning echo. It included guest rooms upstairs, a large stone fireplace, grand reception room, and ballroom with a veranda sheltering the front and sides of the hotel. Local produce was sold there to support the surrounding ranches. The hotel’s Concord Stagecoach, pulled by four horses and accompanied by a bugler traveled to Greenland and Larkspur daily to pick up guests. The building was destroyed by fire in the 1920’s.

This ad for the hotel appeared in the Castle Rock Journal of 1893.

Hotel NanIchantin, Perry park Colorado. Excellent Mineral Springs Convenient to the House. Newly furnished and fitted up, and  under entirely new management. Terms reasonable. When you get tired of the bustle of other resorts come to Perry Park rest amidst grandeur and beauties of Nature, absolutely unsurpassed in the state. Hunting, Fishing, and Beautiful Drives. 45 miles from Denver and five from larkspur where coach connects with train. Personal supervision of rooms by the manager, and special attention given to the table. Tents for families with children if desired and special terms for the same.

  Thanks to the Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection.