Have you ever spent the night in a distillery? I have and spending a few more nights in The Distillery Inn is on my summer travel wish list. While working on an article for AAA Colorado EnCompass, I found myself transported back to this unique luxurious hotel where I got to spend a night while in Carbondale for the 5 Point Film Festival, which is normally in April but because of Coronavirus in now re-scheduled for October 14-18 this year. If you’ve got the dates open, I highly recommend the film festival. I might just sneak it into my travel schedule again!
As soon as I walked into my room at the Distillery Inn, I knew a one-night stay wasn’t going to be nearly long enough. Here’s what’s really unique about this boutique hotel – it’s the world’s only inn housed in a working distillery. You’ll likely notice distillery equipment in the small parking lot at the back of the building. There are only five room at Distillery Inn. I stayed in the Moonlight Suite. It’s on the ground floor and is ADA accessible. The inn is dog friendly if you’re traveling with your pup. They are also electric car friendly if you’re cruising in your Tesla.
With a secret code, I entered through a wooden door made of reclaimed wood to my own lush private patio.
The Moonlight Suites oozes mountain chic. The first thing that caught my eye was the recessed wall of reclaimed wood at the head of the bed. The pops of chartreuse, gold and red play well against the neutral hues of the furniture and linens.
The room is filled with modern, colorful artwork like the Lucky Life painting over the mini-bar, the shaggy haired cow, the spotted great dane and paintbrush spreading hearts of love.
There’s a see-through fire place you can enjoy from the bed, seating area or patio.
There are plenty of over-the-top touches including the mini-bar featuring goodies from Colorado snack brands and the coffee/cocktail/martini bar complete with Marble Distilling Co.’s spirits including Gingercello, Midnight Espresso coffee liqueur, and vodka.
In the bathroom I loved the fresh flowers and Ranch Organics products.
I woke up the next morning not wanting to get out of bed after a wonderful night’s sleep. It was uber quiet in my perfect little sanctuary after a night of sleeping with the stills. If you’re heading to Carbondale for a festival, outdoor recreation or to check out it’s amazing culinary and creative scenes, try to snag a room at The Distillery Inn. You’ll be glad you did!
Author Jennifer Broome looks forward to another stay in The Distillery Inn, along with sipping cocktails in the Marble Bar, the tasting room in Marble Distilling Co.