Denver, CO, June 21, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Twenty years after Denver’s historic stone mansion, The Raymond celebrate two decades of teas, dinners, weddings and gracious bed and breakfast lodging. It is a celebration of how unemployment and a dream to turn a derelict castle into an internationally recognized unique destination for travelers came to be.
Jim and Diane Peiker, owners, with daughter Melissa and son-in-law Louie, along with three grandchildren, ages 14, 13 and 10, are proprietors of this Victorian gem. They help weary travelers from around the world relax. They serve up family recipes to satisfy memories of home cooked meals and treats for guests to enjoy while away from home.
“We always greet everyone at the door with “Welcome” and make sure they get a special goodbye when they leave. By that time, our guests have become a part of our family and they look forward to coming back.” says Jim Peiker.
The Castle Marne was loving restored back to its original grandeur as the first mansion on the outskirts of Denver in 1889. Built as a private residence, the stone castle had all of the amenities of the time - indoor bathroom, running water, electricity and gas for heat and light. Now, 120 years later, all that, along with 9 guest rooms, each with a private bathroom, assures a restful night away from home. Some rooms have Jacuzzi tubs, and 3 rooms offer private 2-person hot tubs on balconies. Modern amenities of a large screen HD television in the game room and free Internet Wi-Fi for the road warrior is available. Tea is served every afternoon to the guests from 4:30 PM until 6:00PM.
A hearty full breakfast, served Captain’s Table style each morning, brings together interesting and unique individuals from around the world, whether traveling for business, pleasure or meetings: each looking for a unique experience unlike anywhere else.
Restored and renovated in 1989, Castle Marne is celebrating it’s opening with a birthday celebration on Colorado Day, August 1. "That day is always special because we get to share this home, our family, and the history of Denver with everyone who comes through our doors.” recalls Jim Peiker. He and Diane share their family treasures, stories, history and recipes every day and enjoy having their grandchildren being a part of the business with them. Louie, Charlie and Liz serve teas, help check guests in and give tours sharing Denver’s rich history.
For more information about how this historic building became one of Denver’s and the nations recognized destinations for lodging, or more about how this family business operates and offers history, food, lodging and relaxation every day of the year, visit their website at http://www.castlemarne.com or call Jim Peiker to schedule an interview and tour.