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Briar Rose Bed and Breakfast

2151 Arapahoe Ave. , Boulder, CO 80302 USA (Show map)

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The Briar Rose is located in downtown Boulder with very close proximity to the University of Colorado, Naropa University and the Pearl Street Mall. The B&B is run with kindness… to the environment… and to the guests that arrive from across the world. A full, organic breakfast is included, and looseleaf green, black, and herbal teas are served throughout the day with fresh-baked treats. Fresh flower arrangements can be found everywhere, and the gardens are lovely Spring through Fall.



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.5

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Great stay in Boulder!

4.4 on June 10, 2015

We were very pleased with our stay. The room was a little dated, but very clean and comfortable. The food was excellent and the staff were wonderful!

Innkeeper Response
So glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We are in the process of updating our rooms one by one blending the old Victorian elegance of the home with our eastern, zen style. Each room is unique and perhaps you'll get to try out another on your next visit!

Happy we stayed here!

4.2 on June 08, 2015

We have been visiting Boulder for 5 years (son is in school here) and this is the first time we were able to stay here. We were so happy. It was our first B&B experience and we loved it. The staff was friendly and accommodating. We had afternoon tea outside in the gorgeous garden. We had a back door to our room (Teakettle) that opened out to the back parking area and a table for 4. We were surprised to find that smoking was allowed in the garden and they had refrig. space for our wine. Breakfast was more than expected. All meals were vegetarian. We were well within walking distance to the Boulder Creek Path which we enjoyed. They have a large tea selection. We will definitely stay again!

Innkeeper Response
We are so grateful for the kind and thorough review. It is a pleasure to get to meet such great guests and share the beautiful city of Boulder, Colorado with so many different people!

nice B&B in the centre of Boulder

4.4 on June 07, 2015

The location of the B&B is great, walking distance from Pearl Street and other attractions in Boulder. The breakfast is outstanding, with freshly prepared food, fresh fruit and a smile from the staff. A warm recommendation!

Innkeeper Response
So glad you enjoyed your stay and our homemade organic breakfasts. We hope you can come visit us again!

Amazing Place to Stay in Boulder!!!

4.4 on June 05, 2015

A friend recommended the Briar Rose BNB and it really exceeded our expectations! We arrived to the smell of fresh baked cookies that kept voming throughout the weekend. The breads and tea choices were amazing too! The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. We enjoyed the time we spent with each ot them. Possibly the best part though was the beautiful gardens. A real gem in the middle of the city. I would highly recommend the Briar Rose!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much for the kind words! We absolutely adore that you were recommended by a friend, we do so hope you will visit again in the future!

comfortable and inviting in the heart of Boulder, wouldn't stay anywhere else.

4.6 on May 27, 2015

the rooms are cozy and clean. Breakfast and afternoon tea , delicious. the staff is friendly, helpful and welcoming. This is the go-to place to stay in boulder, well within walking distance of the university and shopping/eating venues.

Charming B&B

4.6 on May 24, 2015

My husband and I stayed for one night as part of our honeymoon getaway. The staff was very pleasant, and we very much enjoyed the cookies/treats and tea during the day. Breakfast was served to us in our room and was great. We enjoyed a fruit bowl, eggs with biscuits and mushroom gravy, and tea/coffee. We really appreciate the fact that this B&B offers vegetarian options, and even provides bath products that are certified by Leaping Bunny. One minor complaint would be that at times it can be a bit noisy, which is probably due to the fact that it is located off a busy road. Other than that, we would definitely recommend a stay here!


4.8 on May 20, 2015

Warm and friendly - staff and guests! Great location too.

Briar Rose is a lovely, quiet break from a busy life.

3.8 on May 15, 2015

The accommodations are very comfortable. The place is homey feeling; the staff is very helpful and friendly. Location is close to CU campus. Really nice.

A relaxing, rewarding experience

4.2 on May 07, 2015

We had a wonderful stay last weekend at Briar Rose. Our room was cozy and comfortable, the staff were attentive and friendly, and the food was amazing! I would highly recommend the Briar Rose to anyone, and I hope to stay again one day.

First rate accommodations in Boulder

5 on May 04, 2015

This is a first rate B&B. Very convenient to downtown. Breakfast's are terrific!

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Rooms & Rates


  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin


  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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Location Type

in the heart of Boulder, on the northern edge of CU campus, opposite Naropa University, on the northwest corner of Arapahoe Ave & 22nd, Mountains


Denver, CO (DEN-Denver Intl.)

Directions to property:

Proceed North on I-25 from Denver to Hwy #36 exit to Boulder. Follow Hwy #36 for about 30 miles. Turn left on Arapahoe Ave(2nd traffic light) and head West for 1/2 mile. Turn right on 22nd Street.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Night life, Chautauqua Music Barn, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Rocky Mountain National Park, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Tours, University

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Bath robes, Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Fridge, Library

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Hiking trails, Mountain Bike trails, Pearl Street Pedestrian Mall, Shakespeare Festival, University events and activities, hiking trails, Rollerblading, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3-9pm
  • Check Out:: 8am-12noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes well behaved
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Generally, no minimum stays are required.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit Card
  • Cancellations: RESERVATION AND CANCELLATION POLICY: Our standard cancellation policy states that you have up until 5pm (Mountain Time) five days prior to your arrival date to cancel or shorten your stay without penalty. Cancelling or shortening your stay within five days of arrival will result in your being held responsible for the entire stay, unless we are able to re-rent the room to another party. SHORTENED STAYS: Guests that stay fewer nights than reserved are subject to the cancellation policy for those nights.



Gary & Jessika Hardin

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About the innkeepers

The owners enjoy gardening, hiking, running, swimming, bicycling, yoga in the lovely home city of Boulder, Colorado.

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  • Time Served: 7-9 weekdays; 8-10 weekends
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Special meal options

Vegetarian , vegan, wheat-free



2151 Arapahoe Ave. , Boulder, CO 80302 USA (Show map)

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