Winks Panorama is important for its role in Black History. In 1925, Wendall "Winks" Hamlet decided to build a lodge for black vacationers wanting to enjoy the Rocky Mountain experience. He constructed his three-story stone and wood shingled lodge on land he owned within the fledgling Lincoln Hills development that was located in a heavily wooded area near Pinecliffe. Hamlet sited the lodge on sloping terrain among existing vegetation and also constructed several no longer extant cabins on adjacent land. He continued to operate the lodge until his death in 1965.
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Wink's Panorama Lodge
213 Winks Way
Photo and text credit: The Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, History Colorado