Sunday, April 13, 2014

Wildwood Casino & Gold King Mountain Hotel

Cripple Creek is on old mining town and is 1 of 3 little towns allowed to have gambling - slot machines & tables - in Colorado.  All the casinos are small, quiant and about an hours drive from Colorado Springs. It is about 11,000 feet above sea level and the views are like we are at the top of the world with a long snow covered mountain range off in the distance.

We made a last minute decision to go up to stay over night.  I called a few different hotels and confirmed at the Gold King Mountain Hotel.  We have stayed here before with points earned, so it was free.  But this time we had to pay $72.00 and had a lovely room on the 2nd floor.  It was as nice as any hotel we have stayed at all over the country.  Even had a mint on the pillows!  The rate included a free buffet breakfast = value $15.00 for the 2 of us. The hotel is off site from the casino and there is a shuttle to go anywhere in the town.

The 1st call I made for reservations was to the hotel at the Midnight Rose /JP McGill's / Brass Ass.  I was told the rate was $92.00 plus a $50.00 security deposit.  I asked what for and he said incidentals.  Needless to say I was taken aback.  Can't remember ever staying any place that required a deposit like that.  Me - "What incidentals"?  He couldn't give me a valid answer.  So I told him that eventuality they have had theft and damage to the rooms and now require that deposit.  Since that is the case it was not anyplace I wanted to stay.

We had a lovely time, I won $121 on a Phantom of the Opera penny slot machine at the Century Casino. A short trip like that, for less than 24 hours, is a great mini vacation without having to go so far from home.

We have many Casino related items available in my eBay store ( under the title Casino

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