The Bloomfield Family owned the Burlington Hotel, Lyons, from 1944-1950.
Robert Bloomfield, former resident who grew up in Lyons, was born in Cañon City on July 15, 1924, now of Everett, Washington. He passed away November 16, 2019, in Bellevue, Washington.
Robert was the son of Clay and Icibinda Bloomfield of Illinois. Her father was a preacher. At 18, she married James Travis and was left a widow with two children. In 1920, the family moved to Cañon City for her father’s health. In 1923, she married Henry Clay Bloomfield, a Nebraska farmer. They lived there until the dust storms came in 1934. At that time they bought acreage south of Lyons (the property on the Southeast corner of the South St. Vrain/Lyons Valley Park) where they operated a fruit and vegetable stand and filling station.
They had three children: Robert H., John E., and Margaret. In 1944, Icibinda purchased the Burlington Hotel (more recently Ferg’s Inn, then The Festivarie Inn) on Main Street here in Lyons. Here she provided meals and rooms for guests and boarders. She did the cooking and baking and hired help. During 1944-1950 the Burlington Hotel had the only dining room in town, and hosted the school banquets and many other meetings. Henry passed away in 1959, and Icibinda sold the hotel in 1973 to Dorothy Paxton and moved to her acreage. She passed away in 1977.
==Information gathered by LaVern Johnson and Kathleen Spring from the Pioneer Book, and details confirmed to Johnson by the Family.