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Alps Boulder Canyon Inn

38619 Boulder Canyon Drive , Boulder, CO 80302 USA (Show map)

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The Alps Boulder Canyon Inn is a luxurious historic country inn surrounded by Boulder's mountain parks and located in scenic Boulder Canyon. The Inn has been described as the "Quintessential Boulder and Colorado Experience". Winner of many awards, including "Best Boulder Bed and Breakfast" in the Rocky Mountain News, Colorado's "Most Romantic Hotel" Denver Citysearch, "Best Bed and Breakfast" in the Boulder Daily Camera, "Best of Westword", and "Top of the Town" in 5280 Magazine, and featured in the New York Times and Country Inns Magazine. The Alps offers the most romantic and luxurious lodging available in the Boulder area and is ranked as one of the finest Inns in Colorado the West. This beautiful inn has been the backdrop for movies, hosted numerous tv programs and has been featured in several national clothing catalogs. The Alps' rooms offer many amenities including double jacuzzi tubs, working fireplaces, beautiful "Mission" furnishings, DirecTV and DVD, private porches or balconies, stain glass windows, air-conditioning, L'Occitane bath and spa amanities and Godiva turn-down chocolates. The Alps provides complimentary local and domestic long distance calling, WIFI and ethernet T1 digital high speed voice and data services. Guests at the Alps are treated to afternoon tea, evening desserts and a choice of gourmet full breakfasts. Treat yourself to the "Best of Boulder" and the "Best of the West", come and enjoy a night's stay at the Alps Boulder Canyon Inn.



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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.0
  • Cleanliness4.3
  • Onsite Dining4.3

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Awesome food, quiet area

4.2 on February 19, 2015

This lovely bed and breakfast is located about 10 min outside of the heart of boulder city, just a ways up the canyon which made it easy to get to other restaurants and activities but still in a quiet and romantic location. The breakfast was delicious with several options available. They started it off with a large, made from scratch scone, then my hubby and I got stuffed french toast and roasted potato pesto quiche to share. They also had granola and oatmeal.

My favorite one to two night getaway

4.6 on February 19, 2015

I have stayed in 3 of the 12 rooms, hope to get a chance to try the other 9. So sad you are selling:(

Mom & Daughter Ski Trip 2015

4.8 on January 30, 2015

The Alps Canyon Inn has a great location just outside of Boulder, yet in the canyon you feel off in your own world. Check in was a breeze, quick and easy then we were pleasantly escorted to our room. The room was clean, bright and cheery with a big Jacuzzi tub off to the side and a very comfy king sized bed. For our first evening we went downstairs to the lobby for coffee, tea and desserts for all guests, which was really quite tasty. Breakfast each morning had delicious options; starting with a scone then quiche, apple stuffed crepes, French toast, or oatmeal depending on the day with fruit and more freshly fixed goodness than you could eat! Free Wifi with local and long distance calling keeps you in touch with the world. This was a perfect location while skiing Eldora for a few days. We would recommend the Inn to anyone with no reservations.

A Quick Escape From it All

4.4 on January 15, 2015

If you're looking for an escape from the crowds of Boulder or the mountain resorts, this is the place for you. A quick 10 minute drive from Boulder keeps you within reach of entertainment and a range of dining options, but allows you to escape it all and relax in a nice warm bath at the end of the day. The friendly personalized service and cozy ambiance just add to the relaxation. Would recommend this to anyone looking to relax for a weekend, but not quite "get away from it all"

Our wonderful Boulder Getaway!

5 on November 24, 2014

My wife and I stayed at this delightful bed and breakfast for 1 night. We are looking forward to saying there again soon!

Very Friendly, Nicely Appointed Inn

5 on October 31, 2014

The room, 210 Eldora, was very inviting with an over-sized bathroom and fireplace. A door opened to the outside patio with just a short walk to the hot tub. The reception/living area was comfortable. The breakfast was delicious and the staff very friendly and accommodating.

Definitely will go back

3.8 on October 23, 2014

Stayed one night to spend time in Boulder with friends so we didn't spend much time at the Inn. Definitely want to go back and spend more time in the relaxing environment.

Enjoyed our stay.

3.0 on October 14, 2014

Nice place; met expectations. The fireplace in the room was great. A broken chain on the toilet may not seem like a big deal but being told to "just reach inside the tank and pull" was a bit much. Nice people at the front desk; excellent breakfast were the high points. Also, could you add a small entry sign at the driveway entrance? It's especially hard to see at night; in the rain.

great location for travel into the canyon

4.2 on September 08, 2014

Thank you for a nice stay at a great location

Very enjoyable

4.4 on September 05, 2014

The B&B is a rustic looking but modernized place in picturesque Boulder Canyon only a few miles from Boulder. The room was as pictured on the web site. In spite of the proximity to the highway we did not hear highway noise from our room. The breakfast was delicious! The staff was very hospitable and helpful. The Jacuzzi worked fine after we figured out how to use the switch but you might want to ask for instructions. The place is up for sale, so visit soon!

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Rooms & Rates

Standard Room

Standard Description

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

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Location Type

Boulder Mountain Parks, 5 mins. from downtown Boulder, Scenic Boulder Canyon, Mountains


Denver, CO (DEN-Denver Intl.)

Area Attractions

Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Celestial Seasonings, Balloning, University of Colorado, National Bureau of Standards, NCAR, Pearl Street Mall, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Ski area

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Private entrance, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Working Fireplaces, Godiva turn-down chocolates, Gourmet Breakfasts, Evening desserts, Free on-site parking, L'Occitane bath and spa amenities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Flyfishing, Mountain Climbing, Spa Services, Check our website for current Packages., Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails

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  • Check In:: 3:00pm -10:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Well behaved children are welcome.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Some Holidays, CU Graduation
  • Accepted payments Other
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit equal to one nights stay is necessary hold/confirm a reservation.
  • Cancellations: A full refund less $20.00 will be returned for cancellations made 7 days or more from the reservation arrivial date. Cancellations with less than 7 days notice will be refunded less $20.00 only if the room is able to be rebooked.



Jeannine and John Vanderhart

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

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About the innkeepers

Jeannine and John have traveled extensively both domesticly and abroad. Their many interests include travel, flyfishing, sailing, canoeing, wilderness backpacking, their 5 horses and a great love of the outdoors.

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Choice of Three Full Gourmet Breakfasts

  • Time Served: 7:30 - 10:30am
  • Serving Location: Outdoor dining patio, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Vegan, Picnic lunches

Signature Dish

Alps stuffed French toast
Guests rave about our stuffed French toast with our homemade apple cider syrup, one of the many signature breakfast dishes at the Alps. Enjoy a gourmet breakfast, afternoon tea, and our "great" homemade cookies and evening desserts. Let our Chef create for you, "The Best Breakfast in Boulder" at the Alps Boulder Canyon Inn.


38619 Boulder Canyon Drive , Boulder, CO 80302 USA (Show map)

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