Imperial Hotel Reservations

We would regret forever if we tried to tell the story about the current proprietors without relating a bit about the more than 100 years of history embodied in this historic building that we have the good fortune of being the current owners of.

Dorothy Mackin, and her husband Wayne owned this building for more than 50 years, and it gives us pleasure in presenting a fully renovated hotel, restaurant and the Gold Bar Room Theater that the Mackin family brought to national acclaim with their melodramas. Now the theater, fully renovated to current building and fire codes, will present a variety of productions to entertain Cripple Creek visitors. See the Gold Bar Theater Page for more information on upcoming performances.

The historic dining room, now branded the Midland Depot, has served hundreds of thousands of meals during its more than 100 years of continuous business. Today renamed in a joint theme with the Carlton Room, the restaurant features Italian cuisine, laced with some of the finest cuts of meat that the owners can put before you. See the Midland Depot Restaurant page and menus

There is of course the Red Rooster Bar, now more than 110 years old. Finding its roots in Twin Lakes, Colorado, the Mackins obtained the bar interior in the early 1950s and brought it to the Imperial and made a new home for it.

And last, just a note about “us”, Gary and Wini Ledford the new proprietors of the Imperial. We came to Cripple Creek together in 1991 and purchased property 10 miles outside of town to build our vacation cabin on. As the years went by, the vacation cabin dream turned into a retirement dream and was completed in 2004; also in 2004, the Ledford’s purchased the original Cripple Creek High School and have fully renovated it into a luxury, 14-room, romantic, boutique hotel, Carr Manor,  located on block away from the Imperial.

If you are traveler looking for fine accommodations in Cripple Creek, fine dining and theater, the Ledford family welcomes you to our Inns, a treat in Colorado history.

Read more about the early years of the Imperial - The Forgotten Chapter - 1955 from Empire Magazine

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