Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the Golden Hotel, an Ascend Collection hotel, provides distinctive accommodations in a mountain-lodge style setting. Ideally located in historic downtown Golden, this unique hotel is just 12 miles from the Denver metropolitan business area. This creek-side hotel is within walking distance from the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum and the Golden Pioneer Museum, as well as numerous recreational activities, like tubing, rafting, kayaking, fishing, cycling, hiking, and mountain biking. Denver International Airport is less than an hour away. Several restaurants and cocktail lounges, sure to please even the most discerning guests, are located in the surrounding area, as well as shops and museums.The business traveler will find the free high-speed Internet access in all rooms, free wireless Internet access in all meeting rooms and throughout the lobby and main floor, and access to fax and copy services useful. There is a free on-site business center featuring a computer with high-speed Internet access and a printer located in the lobby for convenience. The available 4,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space, with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the surrounding mountains is perfect for business events and special occasions. Pets are welcome in pet-friendly rooms only; refundable deposit and nightly fee required.All the guest rooms feature free bottled water, coffeemakers with free gourmet coffee, atomic clocks with CD and mp3 capability, refrigerators, business desks with chairs, computer hook-ups, speakerphones, and private voice mail with off-site access.