The Water Wheel Inn - Bordering The Dos Rios Golf Course & Downhill from Crested Butte & Monarch Ski Areas
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Jim & Staff

Me, Dr. Jim Valenzuela
your host

I try to run the business like I practiced medicine - if I take care of the needs of others, the business will prosper. I am committed to you our guests, to my staff, and to my family. I am fortunate to work with great people. They are innately interested in doing good work for you and for me. If I listen to their suggestions I don't louse things up totally. We hope you have a great stay and are eager for your comments.

- Dr. Jim in the Denver Post

Ms. Thelma Hildreth
office manager

Thelma and her husband Tracy run a ranch just west of the hotel with 2500 head of cattle. They raise four children who are active in 4H and rodeo. Thelma runs our 52-room inn in her spare time. She is the epitome of multitasking. Her father-in-law, Wallace, was a legendary cowboy in our valley. Many current ranch hands in these parts recall salty stories about learning their profession under his firm grip. Thelma's brother-in-law is a busy farrier, shoeing horses all over our valley and other parts of southwest Colorado as well as running a quarter horse ranch with his wife Vickie.

Thelma has worked at the Water Wheel Inn for over a decade. She knows all the regular customers, keeps everything in order, and on most days, is hilarious. She is the heart and soul of our hotel family. Stop and talk with her. Oh, and ask her about 'Thelma's Disco'.

Mr. Jaten



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The Waterwheel Inn
P.O. Box 882 ~ Gunnison, CO 81230
37478 W. Hwy 50 ~ Gunnison, CO 81230
Toll-Free 1-800-642-1650 ~ Local (970) 641-1650

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