|Nearest city||Pinecliffe, Colorado|
|Architectural style||No Style Listed|
|NRHP Reference #||80000901|
|Added to NRHP||March 28, 1980|
Winks Panorama, also known as Winks Lodge, was a hotel near Pinecliffe, Colorado catering to African-American tourists during the early and middle 20th century. The lodge was built in the Lincoln Hills Country Club, which was at the time the only African-American resort in the western United States. The Lincoln Hills club was organized in 1922, selling lots with payments as low as $5.00 down and $5.00 per month. The lodge was built by Obrey Wendell "Winks" Hamlet in 1928. Hamlet had been involved in the original club project, and had been assembling land for a lodge since 1925. The Wall Street Crash of 1929 caused many lots in Lincoln Hills to be abandoned, but Hamlet promoted the lodge nationally through advertisements in Ebony and attracted a clientele from the eastern United States.
The hillside lodge used local stone for the foundation, with a three-story shingled superstructure. The first floor was for service and storage, the second for dining and entertainment, and the third included six guest rooms and a shared bath. Several cabins surrounded the main lodge, including a honeymoon cabin and a tavern.
The lodge operated until Winks' death in 1965. It is presently owned by the James Beckwourth Mountain Club, which has undertaken restoration of the lodge as a conference center. Winks Panorama was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on March 28, 1980.
Other African-American resorts included:
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
- Calloway, Bertha; Fly, Everette and Barbara Wigfall (1980). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Winks Panorama". National Park Service. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
- "Winks Lodge (1928-1965)". African-American History in the West. BlackPast.org. 2008-10-31.
- "Wink Hamlet’s marvelous legacy". Gilpin County News. 2008-10-31.
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