Let’s Go “Antiquing” during Your Stay at Our Frisco Bed and Breakfast
Posted by: admin September 30th, 2014
For those for whom “antique” has become a verb (antiquing), the quaint, pedestrian-friendly streets of Frisco are the perfect destination. Anchored by the Frisco Emporium, just a short walk from our Frisco bed and breakfast on the north side of Main Street, Frisco just might be the perfect spot to find that hidden gem that you’ve been looking for. The following is a short list of some of the more popular antique establishments near the Frisco Lodge.
The Frisco Emporium – Frisco CO
The Frisco Emporium includes a wonderful collection of 20 stores, all under one roof. The avid “antiquer” will find themselves at home with an amalgamation of antiques, art, clothing, furniture, gifts, jewelry and much, much more. This three-level vintage ski lodge establishment is also adjoined by Prost, a quaint little beer hall serving up the best beers and sausages around.
The Old Saddle – Frisco CO
Also just a few blocks from our Frisco bed and breakfast sits The Old Saddle. Mostly a furniture and décor store that specializes in rustic furniture pieces, The Old Saddle also offers hundreds of antiques, art, statues and signs. From an antique 3-legged milking stool to an antique oak wall telephone, the avid antique enthusiast might just find that needle in a haystack. As an added bonus, The Old Saddle also occupies a 40x10 foot space on the east end of the second floor of the Frisco Emporium.
Ophelia’s Antique Gallery – Georgetown CO
If you are up for the drive, or considering a stop on your way to our Frisco bed and breakfast, take a peek at Ophelia’s Antique Gallery in historic Georgetown. Located across from the beautiful Hotel de Paris, Ophelia’s features a fine, juried collection of distinctive antiques in a gallery setting. Everything, from the milkmaids yoke to an elegant lady’s cameo brooch … from a woodworkers’ plough plane to a gentleman’s meerschaum pipe, or a farmwife’s harvest table to an ornate walnut center table, can be found here.
Silver Plume Antique Shop – Silver Plume CO
Can’t find what you’re looking for at Ophelia’s? While you’re in the neighborhood, why not stroll down the highway to the Silver Plume Antique Shop in the National Historic District of Silver Plume? Doubling as a tea room/tea company, this shop is housed in what was originally a mercantile and later called “The Miner’s Saloon.” Built in 1889, the interior captures the original atmosphere and the Old West ambiance of the past. The antique shop has been in operation since 1959, but in 1984 the tearoom was added as a place for patrons to enjoy a quality breakfast, pastry, and of course, an afternoon tea menu.
Colorado, and the town of Frisco in particular, is deeply immersed in the history of the American West. So, naturally, antiquing is one way of making that connection with the region’s history. There are literally hundreds of antique stores across the Centennial state, but as you can see, within walking/driving distance from our Frisco bed and breakfast lays a world of opportunities to find that elusive treasure from our nation’s past.