Alps Boulder Canyon Inn

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


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 room4.1
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.0
  • Cleanliness4.3
  • Onsite Dining4.2

Very nice B&B and close to Boulder

4.2 on September 22, 2015

if you're like me and don't always like to stay in-town for vacation, this place is probably perfect for you. Great, friendly staff, beautiful facility, the breakfast is very yummy, and the location is so close to downtown Boulder and easy access to road leading up to Rocky Mtn National Park. Loved our visit here.

Great find!

4.4 on September 02, 2015

I did not intend to stay at a B&B but this was the only place of decent value that was located close to Boulder. I am very glad that things worked out this way. The proximity to hiking and biking as well as city center is perfect! Short drive down the hill to Boulder yet you feel like you are in the mountains. The staff was extremely friendly, the wireless internet worked great, the cookies were awesome and the "old lodge feel" is perfect for me. Thank you for your hospitality and accommodations.

nice 1 night Stay

3.8 on August 28, 2015

We stayed 1 night at the Sunshine room which was nicely appointed , however had some issues with the toilet. We were also disappointed to learn the outdoor hot tub was not working during our stay... However had the best Scone of my life for breakfast !!!!

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3.8 on August 15, 2015

It was nice, the rooms are cozy but needs a final appearance make over with little things. Breakfast in the morning is nice and the dinning room is great.

Great location.

4.8 on July 09, 2015

The road might be noisy, but the visuals are outstanding. Close to a great train. We had a great time.


3.0 on June 08, 2015

Room okay, but window shades didn't work and some light bulbs burned out.

very enjoyable

4.0 on May 03, 2015

This Inn was very enjoyable! The in room Jacuzzi was wonderful and the surrounding mountains were beautiful.

Great location but needs a little something!

2.6 on April 18, 2015

This property has a lot of potential but it seems to be in transition. It sustained damage in recent floods and is still getting back to its former state. It also could really use some personal touches like books, games, puzzles etc. The best thing about this place is its location. Gorgeous canyon. Very close to a wonderful path that runs along the river into Boulder.

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:(

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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

Resident Pets


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.