From Convent to Bed & Breakfast
Originally commissioned in 1957 as a convent to house the nuns of what is now Annunciation Catholic Church, the sisters relocated with many of the parishioners in the mass exodus following the closing of Climax mine in 1987. The convent then changed hands several times in the succeeding decade.
Then, in Summer 2017, Paul and Kathryn Mueller stumbled across the property while visiting family in nearby Buena Vista. They fell in love with the history and unique architecture of the convent, and they restored the property as an inn for fellow travelers.
Thanks to a lot of TLC, and renovations to incorporate modern conveniences, The Abbey is now fully restored as a Bed & Breakfast. Our hope is that its new purpose is a renewal of its original mission to welcome today's weary travelers in need of refuge. We look forward to welcoming you.
Meet Our Team
Paul & Kathryn Muller
Paul & Kathryn met while attending Hillsdale College. After graduating with both a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and in political philosophy from Hillsdale, Paul went on to completed his Ph.D. at George Mason University. He currently teaches economics at The King’s College in NYC. Kathryn graduated with a B.A. in Music Performance, and works at home raising their three children. When not at their home in New Jersey, the family splits their time between Colorado, where Paul was raised, and Alaska, where Kathryn grew up.
Bre grew up in the Pacific Northwest, and left one coast for another to attend The King's College in NYC. Upon graduating in 2015 with a B.A. in Business Management, she served as Executive Assistant to President Gregory Alan Thornbury before entering the music industry as Director of Operations for Mason Jar Music in Brooklyn. She's thrilled to be out of the City and back in the mountains.