The Historic Brown Hotel & Restaurant
26 years....

Even the most avid historians can't decipher just when "The Brown" was built, although its place in the history of Breckenridge is quite significant. Built in the 1800's as a private dwelling, it was operated as a school by Union Captian George L. Ryan and his wife during the 1880's, and later as a hotel by Tom and Maude Brown. The mining slump during the turn of the century decreased town numbers from 5,000 to 250, but the Brown never lacked guests...perhaps, as one story suggests, because it housed the only bathtub in Summit County.

The Historic Brown Hotel has been a "locals getaway" nestled in downtown Breckenridge since 1882. Today, The Historic Brown operates and offers a unique experience to everyone.

One will never be bored during his/her visit at the The Brown Hotel. The Brown offers a wide variety of entertainment for people wanting a new bar experience. The Brown offers chess, checkers, and backgammon for the intellectually geared. In addition, professional-quality foosbal, ping-pong, pool, and air hockey tables are available, and even a couple of pinball machines. The Brown is also proud to boost one of three bars that have dart boards in Breckenridge. There just isn't a bar quite like it around!

*Great Music
The Brown will be featuring live music in our newly constructed Fox's Den venue and recording studio.

*The Ghost
Legend has it that during the late 1800's or early 1900's, a certain "Lady of the Night" by the name of Ms. Whitney set her sights on The Brown Hotel to further her business and gain a more lucrative clientele. When the owner caught wind of her plans, he took matters into his own hands by murdering her. Some say Ms. Whitney still resides at The Brown, sometimes haunting the women's bathroom. The story still attracts ghost hunters around the country, and the Summit Daily just wrote this story on 10/31/2010:
Inside The Haunted Brown Hotel & Restaurant.
The Brown is a major attraction on the Breckenridge Heritage Society's Haunted Tour, where they will bring you to search for Ms. Whitney as well as explore other haunted locations in town.

*Private Parties
The Brown Hotel is open to groups big and small. We specialize in hosting athletic clubs, birthday parties, bachelor/bachlorette parties, entertainment tournaments, and special events. Our menu is open to those seeking fine or casual dining options. The bar staff can help your group choose the appropriate drink selection from our eclectic martini, beer, and wine menu. Whether your stay in Breckenridge is for business or pleasure, The Brown Hotel can accommodate your every request.

*The Historic Brown is Under Construction and will be re-opening the Spring of 2016. We are looking forward to launching our new music venue and providing live music for the town of Breckenridge.


The Historic Brown Hotel
208 N. Ridge St.
Breckenridge, CO 80424
(970) 453-0084
Proprietor: Michael Cavanaugh

7pm-2am Everyday