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The main lodge after a light May snow.
Glenisle is located in Colorado
Glenisle is located in the US
Nearest cityBailey, Colorado
Coordinates39°24′34″N 105°30′0″W / 39.40944°N 105.50000°W / 39.40944; -105.50000Coordinates: 39°24′34″N 105°30′0″W / 39.40944°N 105.50000°W / 39.40944; -105.50000
Architectural styleRustic
NRHP reference #85000084
Added to NRHPJanuary 18, 1985[1]

Glenisle, also known as Glen-Isle on the Platte and Glen Isle Resort, is a rustic-style resort hotel built at the turn of the 20th century. The hotel is located just off US Highway 285 in Bailey, Colorado and has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1985.

The rustic main lodge building's most distinctive feature is a three-story round tower with a conical roof.

It is located on the bank of the North Fork of the South Platte River. It was deemed "significant as the last remaining turn-of-the-century resort hotel in the once popular South Platte Canyon west of Denver. It was constructed as a result of the railroad building and promotion that played a significant role in development throughout Colorado in the late 19th century. Real estate promotion and tourist development became an integral part of the expansion of passenger traffic, and the Colorado & Southern invested a significant amount of capital into the Platte Canyon for just such reasons. The Adirondack inspired rustic architecture of Glenisle and its neighboring resorts wasa popular theme for turn-of-the-century inns in Colorado and Glenisle remains as one of the few good intact examples of the form."[2]


  1. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Ron Emrich (September 5, 1984). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Glenisle / Glen-Isle on the Platte". National Park Service. Retrieved June 25, 2018. With accompanying four photos from 1984

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