When distiller couple Connie Baker and Carey Shanks were raising funding for their hybrid distiller-inn in Colorado, certain investors reportedly questioned the concept. Brewery hotels from the likes of Dogfish Head and Stone Brewing are ascendant, and many Old World wineries historically offered lodging. Standalone spirits labels, however, rarely invite guests behind closed doors — let alone the chance to spend the night.
Luckily for anyone who has ever enjoyed a nightcap and thought, “Man, am I tired,” Baker and Shanks realized their vision. Marble Distillery Co. and Distillery Inn debuted in Carbondale, Colorado in 2015. Now, five wildly chic guest rooms sit above stills producing six spirits (the seventh, Hoover’s Revenge Fightin’ Whiskey, is forthcoming). And the entire operation just so happens to produce zero waste.