Our History

Our Building has been at the heart of Creede since 1892

During winter of 1891-2, Clarence C. Hord, a merchant from Missouri who worked in Tres Piedras, NM, heard of Creede’s big silver-gold strike and decided to move to Creede to open a store. By early summer the frame building was completed. Mr. Hord was moving in his inventory when the June 25, 1892 fire burned the North end of town.Undaunted, Hord rebuilt, this time with bricks. In 1893 he painted the landmark sign “Hord, Lightner & Co. Dry Goods and Groceries” still visible high on the South brick wall.

The business was sold in 1914 to the Creede Mercantile Company. Over time, the building came to be used as the Creede Firehouse. Several years after the Creede Volunteer Fire Department moved to its new Underground Firehouse, the building was sold at auction. Renovations were made to the building in 1992 and it was an Ice Cream Parlour until 2001.

In 2001 the current owners remodeled it again and it became Creede's number one B&B and Restaurant. In April 2014 the B&B closed and the restaurant moved out of town. The historic rooms are still available and a new business has moved into the downstairs. The building is located in the heart of “downtown” Creede on Main Street.

Area Activities


Outdoor activities abound around Creede as well. Hiking, backpacking, ATV'ing, mountain biking, whitewater or scenic rafting, fishing, horseback riding and driving 4x4 trails are a few of the summer options.


Indoor options include the Creede Historical Museum, Underground Mining Museum, a Walking Tour, the Creede Repertory Theatre, art galleries, shops and fine dining are all within walking distance.


  • Climate is cool during summer when temperatures tend to be in the 60's. The warmest month of the year is July with an average maximum temperature of 76.40 degrees Fahrenheit, while the coldest month of the year is January with an average minimum temperature of -8.50 degrees Fahrenheit.