Monday, June 29, 2015

Old Town adds a Tesla charger

Posted By on Mon, Jun 29, 2015 at 4:04 PM

I somehow feel that would that we look back on some distant day, history will regard this post as amusingly as we might today look upon an article from a bygone era where a small town got its first streetlight. 

In other words, if the renewable energy revolution has its way and the "medical emergency" that is global warming doesn't collapse society by 2040, we should all chuckle to see me draw attention to Old Town Guesthouse B&B becoming the first local lodging option to be selected for a Tesla Destination Charger

Those and other EV-friendly gadgets should by then be everywhere, unless we're onto flying cars or something.  

Anyway, here's the press release about the charger, the facility and relevant parties:

Colorado Springs, CO - June 19, 2015 - In a true ‘gold medal win’ for the city, the Old Town Guesthouse B&B in historic west-side Old Colorado City has become the region’s first lodging host to offer a Tesla Destination Charger for overnight guests. The unit is complemented by a Clipper Creek Universal EV charger.

“We’re ‘super’ charged-up over this,” (pun intended) say proprietors Dave & Kim Wolinski. “We became new owners of The Guesthouse just one year ago this past week and this is a wonderful first anniversary addition to our array of guest services.”

“Tesla Motors, in cooperation with Select Registry, offered us the opportunity to become the first lodging charging station between Denver and New Mexico. Charging is an amenity for overnight guests, or $15 for stop-ins as the schedule allows. This installation makes The Springs a new hot spot on the national electric vehicle map.”

“We’re a very ‘green’ B&B devoted to energy efficiency, conservation, reuse, recycling and a hypo-allergenic guest environment. Tesla’s foray into pure electric technology seems a perfect fit. And, being convenient to I-25 in the heart of Old Colorado City near Pikes Peak attractions, local military bases, Colorado College and the US Olympic Committee training facilities, the Old Town Guesthouse B&B is truly the ideal home-away for both leisure and business travelers.”
  • Courtesy Old Town Guesthouse B&B
The Gazette and The Independent have awarded Old Town Guesthouse B&B “Best of the Springs” nine years in a row. Trip Advisor recently provided the Guesthouse with # 1 B&B rating in Colorado Springs and a Hall of Fame Award for five successive years of Certificate of Excellence recognition.

About Old Town Guesthouse B&B:
Old Town Guesthouse B&B—a member of Select Registry, Distinguished Inns of North America—is an award-winning, cozy-chic, eclectic, slightly eccentric, fun and very private inn devoted to the spirit of historic Old Colorado City. Unique, comfortable public areas offer guests an exclusive welcome. That’s paired with uniquely themed guest rooms with balconies that feature fabulous mountain views plus in–room saunas, or private rooftop escapes with hot tubs. And guests enjoy nightly wine and local brew social hours and a hearty daily gourmet breakfast/brunch presentation that is the Inn’s hallmark. The surrounding neighborhood is on the National Register of Historic Places. It offers opportunities to stop, shop, dine and get casually ‘recharged’ on numerous levels at some 100 independent shops, restaurants, museums and galleries just steps from The Guesthouse.

The Tesla Connection:
Old Town Guesthouse B&B joins a rapidly growing network of resorts in Tesla Destination Charging, including more than 160 other Select Registry properties throughout the U.S. This new program provides hotels, resorts, and restaurants around the world with charging equipment and gives Tesla drivers the freedom to charge wherever they want to travel by replicating the charging convenience owners are accustomed to at home. Old Town Guesthouse B&B has one 80A Tesla Wall Connector and one Clipper Creek Universal Connector for other hybrid vehicles; overnight guests charge for free and non-guests can charge for $15 based on daily parking availability. Select Registry properties and other Tesla Destination Charging Locations are hosted on Tesla’s interactive webpage and will soon be GPS located on Model S’ navigation through a free software update sent wirelessly to the car. In coming months, Tesla owners will be able to use the Model S 17” touch screen to easily plan trips and locate the property.

About Tesla Motors:
Tesla Motors' (NASDAQ: TSLA) goal is to accelerate the world's transition to sustainable transport with a full range of increasingly affordable electric cars. California-based Tesla designs and manufactures electric vehicles as well as EV powertrain components. Tesla has delivered more than 55,000 electric vehicles to customers worldwide.

About Select Registry:
Select Registry is a portfolio of more than 300 quality-assured premier inns, bed and breakfasts and small hotels throughout North America. Each property has passed an unannounced, rigorous, 200-point quality assurance inspection to earn and maintain its Select Registry membership, and to ensure it provides travelers with guaranteed quality, exceptional service and an unforgettable lodging experience. Learn more at

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