Resting against the beautiful Flatirons along Colorado’s Front Range and offering a vibrant downtown, Boulder, CO offers the best of both worlds. Boulder is often known for its relaxing outdoor vibe mixed in with a heaping of healthy eating, topped off with a hint of luxury. This blend is what attracts so many to live there and vacation there.
Yet, Boulder remains somewhat small and inviting. To get a true taste of all that the town, and its surrounding area, is all about, stay at a local bed and breakfast. Find your home away from home with these luxurious yet cozy bed and breakfasts in Boulder.
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Here are among the best bed and breakfast hotels in Boulder, CO, in no particular order:
Alps Boulder Canyon Inn
If you are looking for lodging that offers all the modern amenities but feels miles away from it all, stay at the Alps Boulder Canyon Inn. Nestled within the Boulder Canyon, near Boulder Creek, the lodge-style home was originally built in 1870 as a stagecoach stop and was one of Colorado’s first resorts.
In its current state, it now serves as a casual inn just a few miles from Boulder’s popular Pearl Street. Feel right at home cozying up to one of three stone fireplaces in the grand lobby and dining in the mornings with their homemade breakfasts, which are all made from scratch.
- Homemade breakfast
- Hot tub
- Outdoor deck garden area
- Common area with fireplace
- Scenic views
- Free Wi-Fi
Guests can choose from 12 different rooms, each uniquely decorated with antique furnishings. Every room features a fireplace, beautiful stained-glass details, a jacuzzi tub, high-end linens and towels, ensuite bathrooms, plus some with an antique clawfoot tub. If you want to enjoy a little bit of the outdoors during your stay, book one of the rooms with a balcony, complete with scenic views.
- 38619 Boulder Canyon Dr, Boulder, CO 80302 | 303-444-5445
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Bradley Boulder Inn
If you are looking for something more in the center of town, book your stay at the Bradley Boulder Inn. Located in the heart of downtown, the Bradley Boulder Inn is a cozy bed and breakfast within walking distance to the Pearl Street Mall and some of the city’s most popular attractions.
This adult-only B&B caters to those who want a quiet weekend away without the kids. Enjoy a glass of wine in their great room with the warming fireplace that sets the stage against the Craftsman-style architecture throughout. A daily home-cooked breakfast is served every morning, plus a free wine and cheese hour in the evenings.
- In-town location
- Daily homemade breakfast
- Evening wine & cheese
- Common area with fireplace
- Free health club privileges
- Free on-site parking
- Free Wi-Fi
Its elegance and contemporary style are carried throughout each of the 12 rooms that make up this delightful inn. Enjoy spacious sun-filled rooms each featuring a private bathroom (some with Jacuzzi tubs), large windows or large French doors that open to the outside, a fireplace, plush linens and towels, decorative art, handmade bedroom furniture, and all your modern amenities.
- 2040 16th St, Boulder, CO 80302 | 303-545-5200
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The Boulder Guest House
The Boulder Guest House, formerly known as the Briar Rose Bed and Breakfast, will offer a new lodging service in conjunction with The Boulder Zen Center beginning in March 2021. The updated design will work as a boutique hotel with the Zen Center.
They will provide a retreat-like atmosphere located within the heart of Boulder. There will be four rooms, each with its own private entrance and a private bath. The common area will be used for group meditations and general guest gatherings. For more information visit them at boulderguesthouse.com.
- 2151 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302 | 303-442-3007
Niwot Inn & Spa
Located just 15 minutes outside of Boulder, the Niwot Inn & Spa is a great option for those who want a secluded retreat but still somewhat close to all that Boulder has to offer in town. This luxury inn welcomes guests with its grand entrance along the tree-lined street, a babbling stone fountain, colorful flowers, and a spacious porch to greet you.
The inn boasts rugged Craftsman-style details such as large timber wood beams, a post and beam atrium stairway, and touching on its Native American roots, Native American clay walls surrounding the great room. But what guests love most is its in-house spa, where guests can book a private massage session for a truly peaceful and tranquil experience.
Located in downtown Niwot, guests can walk to the town’s local restaurants, shops, and art galleries. Plus, it’s only a 10-minute drive to Boulder’s Pearl Street, putting you close to everything you came to discover about the area.
- Downtown location in Niwot
- Luxurious accommodations
- Craftsman-style details throughout
- Daily breakfast
- In-house spa
- Free Wi-Fi
Guests can choose from 13 luxurious rooms, including a furnished two-bedroom apartment, each offering its own style and unique details. Every room features a natural stone fireplace, private bath, plush bed linens, and distinguished details such as custom hand-peeled aspen beds, soft wool carpet, and other details made by local artisans.
Choose either their standard guestroom, suite, or the apartment. The standard suites offer either a Queen-size bed or two double beds, while the suites provide more room and a King-size bed.
- 342 2nd Ave, Niwot, CO 80503 | 303-652-8452
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Find your peaceful escape with one of these cozy bed and breakfasts in Boulder.