About Us

Meet the people that made this place possible and learn more about Highland Haven Creekside Inn. Owners Gail Riley and Tom Statzell celebrated 40 years of ownership in 2019. When they bought the roadside motel property in 1979, their initial plan was to flip and sell within five years. Clearly, plans changed. They have built a welcome respite in the town of Evergreen and have become champions of their local community.

Gail’s passion for design and Tom’s impressive technical woodworking skills have created a unique mountain modern aesthetic that appeals to men and women alike. The inn itself has seen significant changes over the years with countless room renovations, the addition of the TreeHouse, a now impressive breakfast buffet every morning and a complimentary happy hour in the evenings. The inn has evolved into a notable luxury getaway frequented by international guests and celebrities as well as Denverites seeking a nearby getaway.

Our Team

Our staff is comprised of bright, welcoming individuals that strive to create the ideal getaway in the mountains of Colorado. We are headed by our incredible management team.

Roxy Alexander - General Manager - Colorado native, expert concierge and mom to resident bulldog Dezi

Jenna Friederich - Operations Director - Colorado native, concert enthusiast, and avid bookworm

Allison Walker - Marketing & Executive Retreats Manager - Colorado native, hiking aficionado and kitchen whiz

Grace Rivero - Small Weddings & Celebrations Director - Colorado native, romance specialist and environmental warrior

Our Commitment to Colorado

Our surrounding environment is of the utmost importance to us, and we encourage our guests to be mindful when they stay with us. Our green initiatives include optional linen service, co-mingled recycling, composting, and William & Roam bulk bathroom amenities.

We are proud to receive the Certificate of Excellence for the eighth year in a row. This award from TripAdvisor is given based on positive reviews. Thank you to all our guests for your support. We take to heart any feedback our guests give us. It truly helps us become a better business and provide the best service possible.