What's in a Name?

In 1900 Teddy Roosevelt Jr. came into Egeria Park (near Steamboat Springs) on a hunting trip and decided the town needed a hunting lodge. He evidently influenced T.P. Lindsay to build the west wing in 1903. The rest of the building was constructed later and connected by a balcony across the front overlooking Moffat Avenue. The hotel has seen many uses including apartments, a hospital, drug store, post office, restaurant, and general store. Besides Roosevelt, other well-known persons are said to have stayed at the hotel, including Zane Gray and Butch Cassidy, as well as a resident ghost named Rufus.