The lodge now has 17 available bedrooms, with 5 shared baths. There is year round access, however in the winter
access means snowshoe, ski or snowmobile approximately 1/4 mile.
Eureka Lodge was built in the 1920's. It is one of
the best preserved examples of an early 1900's
mining boarding hotel found in the west. The
lodge is listed on the National, State and Local
Register of Historic Places. The owners Bob and
Terri Brokering have worked the past 10 years to
renovate the lodge and are now ready to share it
with the public
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Originally a part of a large mining complex, known
as the Martin Mining Complex, that included over
100 mine claims, this lodge sits on 40 acres
surrounded by Forest Service or BLM land.
Located approximately 8 miles from Silverton, it is
best described as a perfect weekend retreat.
There is no telephone or cell service, no cable or
The Martin Mining Complex is associated with the mining industry in the San Juan Mountains and the Eureka Mining
District. The complex displays the development of industrialized hard rock mining and the transportation
infrastructure needed to make such mining profitable in a rugged region. The Martin Mining Complex is
representative of the boom and bust cycle that was always present with industrialized mining. The 1929 Martin
Boardinghouse is one of the best-preserved and largest boardinghouses still standing in the San Juan Mountains.
More precisely, the Martin Boardinghouse can be called a “miners’ hotel” and is one of the largest and best
preserved examples of its type. Boardinghouses typically contained one large room where supplies and materials
jostled with double wood bunks three tiers high. Sometimes twenty or more men lived in this single large room.
Miners’ hotels represented a step up in accommodations. The type generally contained individual bedrooms with two
men to a room. Each man slept on his own bunk or bed. Indoor bathrooms offered hot water for showers. Other
amenities might include a library stocked with books, magazines, and newspapers, hotel china in the dining room,
and a better quality of food.
EXCERPTS FROM COLORADO HISTORIC REGISTER:
|We have dogs and
cats in residence
for the protection
of other guests