New 46-room inn in Kremmling taking shape
September 5, 2008
The 20,000-square-foot Allington Inn in Kremmling is nearing completion. Were hoping that by the end of October well have this open, said John Van Gieson, project superintendent for Van Gieson & Co. Inc. of Alamosa. The foundation of the two-story building was done last year.This year we started out putting the floor in and then doing all the frame work, he said.Workers also had to place about 20,000 cubic-yards of fill to get the building level, he noted. Next week he hopes the company will have the exterior walls completed. The numbers of workers at the site vary a lot, Van Gieson said. We have anywhere from three to 20, depending on where were at and what were doing, he said. Workers still have to paint and furnish the building and pave the streets.Were quite a ways out yet, Van Gieson said, but with any luck it will go fairly quick.The Inn has 46 rooms, including two Jacuzzi suites, two family rooms, two handicapped rooms, a pool, hot tub and weight room. A double-sided fireplace is stationed at the building entrance. The community also will be able to use its conference room.A retail area is also located on the main floor for any business that wants to rent the space. The rooms dimensions are 13 by 17 feet. The main floor also has a guest bathroom and laundry room.Inn guests will be offered a continental breakfast as well. Kacey Beres, Kremmling Chamber of Commerce events director, said the new inn will be beneficial to the town and its visitors. There is a huge need for more lodging, she said. Were very excited about having another hotel in Kremmling. The building is located at 215 West Central Ave., across from Kremmling Mercantile.Kremmling Mayor Thomas Clark said this location is perfect.I think the guests are really going to love it because they have a wonderful view, he said. A modern facility like that in Kremmling is really going to help us out.Van Gieson said hes noticed more traffic along the street since they started construction. Weve got to meet a lot of people up here again for the second time, he said, adding that they also built the towns Cliffside Inn. Were real pleased with the way its going. For the size of the building and the weather that weve had to deal with its actually come along pretty good. Katie Looby can be reached at 887-3334 ext. 19601 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.