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Briar Rose Bed and Breakfast

2151 Arapahoe Ave. , Boulder, CO 80302 USA (Show map)
61 Reviews
$139 - $219
per night

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The Briar Rose is located in downtown Boulder with unsurpassed 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. The newly remodeled Huron room features a huge private hot tub… perfect for a relaxing romantic getaway.



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.5

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Charming Boulder B&B

4.0 on January 18, 2015

A delightful place to stay. The only complaint i could make is that I would have preferred to have the coffee pot left on the table to keep my cup warm. That was my only negative. Would stay again.

Happiness in the Rockies

4.8 on January 13, 2015

We enjoyed ever minute of our stay at Briar Rose. Our trip was an escape from reality and it met all expectations. Our love for Boulder and Colorado will bring us back and hopefully back to The Briar Rose. Thank you for your hospitality.

Peaceful Night at Briar Rose

5 on December 31, 2014

My husband and I made last minute arrangements to stay at the Briar Rose on Christmas Eve and were absolutely delighted that we did. Everything was perfect. We were greeted warmly on arrival, enjoyed tea and homemade cookies/sweet breads while relaxing in the family room before our evening out. Our room was just right; the bed and linen of excellent quality, the decor calming and charming, the bath small but fitting our needs. Breakfast was excellent (vegetarian Eggs Benedict, homemade granola and yogurt served with fresh fruit, homemade gingerbread with homemade jams and wonderful tea) and served cheerfully on Christmas morning. We were delighted with our stay and highly recommend the Briar Rose Bed and Breakfast!

Love this place!

4.2 on December 07, 2014

The briar Rose is both beautiful and comfortable. It feels like home, the service is impeccable, and the food is wonderful. I always look forward to my visits to Boulder and the briar Rose has definitely become part of that experience!


5 on December 06, 2014

my son and i landed at the briar rose at the end of a marathon college tour trip. we were greeted generously and given guidance in choosing a place to eat supper, a wonderful spot within walking distance. the room was comfortable and clean, and our greeter made up the sofa bed with cozy linens for my son. i was able to join the meditation class the next morning - what a lovely way to start the day before enjoying the delicious breakfast served by genuinely kind and capable staff. the atmosphere at briar rose is nourishing and welcoming while upholding high standards of quality.

Our Stay

5 on November 29, 2014

Our stay was wonderful. We rented two rooms and each were clean and comfortable. The hostesses and host were polite and well trained to do their job. I would recommend this place and stay again.

Peaceful Retreat in the Heart of Boulder

5 on November 20, 2014

The Briar Rose is a charming retreat just across the street from Lincoln Hall at Naropa University. My room was perfect for two, with a gorgeously appointed bathroom. The breakfasts were served in unhurried courses making conversation around the table an extra benefit. Those on a schedule could get faster service. All day tea and coffee service are a plus here! Lovely in house-made breads and accommodations for all diet types. Lovely, lovely people.

Lovely mid-week escape!

4.8 on November 03, 2014

I live in Denver but work in Boulder. When I had a meeting one evening last week I could NOT face the drive home on the turnpike in the dark. I'd been told the Briar Rose was terrific and I decided to splurge and stay there. It wasn't really a splurge, though, as hotels are expensive in Boulder and the Rose was actually less than some mediocre hotels. But it was worth it, from casual check-in to beautiful room to amazing breakfast and fun conversation. I will definitely come back and will recommend it to friends. Thank you!

Good place

3.6 on October 28, 2014

I enjoyed my stay and generally found Briar Rose to be comfortable and well-run. The markdowns I gave it were for value, for which I found it at or above what I would expect for such an accommodation (I fully understand that Boulder is not cheap), and dining, where I found the meals to be a limited in variety. While billed as a B&B, I'd actually call it a small hotel; there is no night service, no owner on premises, and a large number of rooms. All that aside; I enjoyed my stay and found the place comfortable and well-run.

My Stay at the Briar Rose

4.6 on October 23, 2014

I enjoyed every minute. The breakfast was delicious, the employees were kind and friendly, and the guests equally so. The location is great--within walking distance of downtown but also on the bus route. I highly recommend it.

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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, City, 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, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Chautauqua Music Barn, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Rocky Mountain National Park, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Ski area, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Urban Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Bath robes, Board games, Computer, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Library, Wedding Facilities , guest PCs with print, scan, copy, fax capability, afternoon or evening tea and cookies, high-speed WIFI internet

Room amenities

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

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Pearl Street Pedestrian Mall, Shakespeare Festival, University events and activities, hiking trails, Rollerblading, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Whitewater Rafting

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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: As a small inn, each visit is important to us, and reservations are advised. No charge will be made if reservations are cancelled seven days prior to the reservation or if the space can be occupied by another party. Otherwise, a charge will be assessed equal to the total bill for the stay plus a five percent processing fee, and the guest will receive a transferable gift certificate in the amount of the stay good for one year. 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

Enjoy gardening, hiking, running, swimming, bicycling, yoga.

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full, organic

  • Time Served: 7 - 9 weekday; 8 - 10 weekend
  • Serving Location: sunroom, 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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