The Green Drake is nestled in the center of the charming mountain town of Basalt, Colorado. Founded in the mid 1800's as a railroad stop for the Midland railroad, Basalt has retained its small-town appearance, character and friendliness. Situated at the heart of the Roaring Fork Valley on Colorado's Western Slope and originally settled by European immigrants, Basalt was the regional hub for the Colorado Midland Railroad, built to carry coal and silver ore between Aspen and Leadville. It was named for the black volcanic rock that forms Basalt Mountain just north of town. Historically a boom-bust economy rocked by an erratic mining industry, contemporary Basalt flourishes in a business environment, including restaurants, boutiques, art galleries, and the newer Riverside Plaza. Downtown Basalt boasts of restored Victorian brick buildings that line the main street and house some of the colorful collection of quaint shops, art galleries and charming restaurants, all within a block of the Green Drake Motel.
The Green Drake is located near the junction of the Frying Pan and Roaring Fork Rivers, both internationally acclaimed for fine fly fishing, kayaking and river rafting. World-class skiing at Aspen Mountain, Highlands, Buttermilk, and Snowmass is just minutes away. Hunting, hiking, biking, camping and golf are all available in the surrounding area of Basalt and not far from the motel.
The Green Drake has a wide variety of clean, comfortable and affordable accommodations. Our suites have a sitting room with convertible sofa or futon, full bath and a separate bedroom with queen bed and air conditioning. Some suites also have small kitchens. We have one and two bedroom apartments with separate living rooms and kitchens. A few simple motel rooms are also available. We are a pet friendly property, offer daily housekeeping, free parking, cable television and unsurpassed friendly customer service. Guests are encouraged to take advantage of the wonderful variety of cafes and restaurants for breakfast and other meals, all within walking distance of the motel.
We have WIFI access, no charge for guests.