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.
5 on January 08, 2017
We had such a lovely stay at Briar Rose! The staff was super friendly and the accommodations were top notch! Food was delicious and they went out of their way to accommodate allergies. We also like how allpaper products and bath products were organic/natural. Walkable to all the Boulder fun! We agreed it's the best B&B we've stayed at! Will definitely be coming back!
Thanks for such wonderful praise! We love what we do, and are so glad that you do too!
4.6 on January 03, 2017
The Briar Rose is our go-to B&B in Boulder. We love the helpful staff and the great location.
So honored to be your 'regular' Boulder hotel. We love getting to know our repeat guests more and more with each visit!
5 on December 19, 2016
My husband and I recently stayed at the Briar Rose to celebrate our 15 year wedding anniversary. We had a wonderful time! The staff was so friendly and accommodating. We loved having a tea tray and selecting our tea from the many, many that were available. We had a lovey fireplace in our room with a warm fire! Upon arrival, there were beautiful roses in the room. The bed was comfy and breakfast the next day was wonderful. We will be back! Thank you.
So glad we could make your stay special. Congratulations on the wedding anniversary, sending our wishes for much more happiness and love.
5 on December 08, 2016
I recommend Briar Rose Bed and Breakfast without qualification. Two aspects stand out for me in particular - the incredible service; it was kind, immediate...and accompanied by conversation (if I so wished). Delightful young people. Then, I was quite surprised by the fact there is a zendo as a part of the Inn. As a meditator, I found this to be quite special.
Wow, thank you! That is really the highest praise, we really appreciate it. Guests like you are the reason we love what we do!!!
4.8 on December 03, 2016
Our adult kids live in Boulder and we decided to spare them hosting us 24/7 during our visit over the Thanksgiving weekend. It turned out to be a terrific choice - because Briar Rose is a lovely, peaceful and quiet retreat which was welcome after raucous days with family! The breakfasts are memorable and the kindness of the staff is outstanding. Coffee on a tray was available any time of day - which turned out to be very important to us. Would love to stay there again - and hope to do so.
Glad that we could offer you a little bit of home away from home while you visited family. It was a pleasure to have you! Keep us in mind next time you plan to visit!
5 on November 28, 2016
What a wonderful place. The room was just perfect. The food was delicious. The breakfast, the banana bread, and the endless selection of tea. Each stay member went out of their way to make our stay special. They even left chocolate and roses in our room when they found out it was out honeymoon. We would love to come back and stay again!
Congratulations, we wish you many years of happiness! Your glowing review is the best compliment a small business like us can receive. Much appreciated, we hope we will see you again for your anniversary!
3.6 on November 15, 2016
Briar Rose was a welcomed rest from a busy week in Denver. The hosts are extremely welcoming and breakfast was delicious. Our room was comfortable and relaxing. We enjoyed the jacuzzi tub and balcony! The in room tea service and selection was great too! The location was a little more off the beaten path than we anticipated, so we needed to drive to more sites than planned. We'd stay here again when we're back in Boulder.
So glad you had a good time staying with us, and much appreciation for the kind words. We see you graded us below a 4, what did we fall flat on? We'd lot chance to improve for your next visit (and each and every new guest).
4.8 on November 02, 2016
Only spent one night at the Briar Rose but we made an excellent choice. Easy walking to the mall, restaurants and activities.
Thank you for staying with us. We would love to host you again next time you are in Boulder!
3.0 on October 26, 2016
We were in Boulder October 20-23 and stayed at the Briar Rose. Its a lovely B&B with a very friendly staff. The onsite amenities were as described - hot tea and homemade shortbread cookies available all day and evening. The room was comfortable although the bathroom in our room was quite small (adequate but small). The location was convenient to the central area - Pearl St mall about a 20 minute walk. Overall a very nice stay.
Thanks for staying with us and for sharing your review online for others to find us as well. We do hope that our friendly hospitality made up for the cozy bathroom size. Perhaps next time you can book our "Huron" room for the extra large jetted tub.
5 on October 08, 2016
I came to Boulder for a dance weekend and only wish that I had more time to relax and enjoy this lovely place. Next year I plan to stay longer!
We can't wait to have you stay with us again next year! It is a pleasure to get to know our repeat guests more and more each time they visit us!
This room offers option of either one King size bed or two Twin beds. A drop-leaf table with plenty of light provides a romantic spot to enjoy tea service, or work space for the business traveler. The newly renovated private bath has a rain shower, pedestal sink, and gorgeous tiling. The shared balcony overlooks our side garden and patio, providing a great spot to sip tea and relax. All rooms have flat screen cable TVs and WiFi. *Please specify your room choice as King or Twin.
The Windom room is upstairs in our carriage house, a private respite. Large windows and a queen bed make this room wonderful for a romantic getaway. A drop-leaf table with plenty of light provides a great spot to enjoy tea service, or work space for the business traveler. The bathroom has a rain shower and pedestal sink. You can also enjoy a shared balcony that overlooks the side patio and gardens, providing a great spot to sip tea and relax. All rooms have flat screen cable TVs and WiFi.
Tall ceilings and french-doors give this 2nd story room a very open feeling. The doors open to a large private deck nestled in the foliage of a large black walnut tree facing west - an intimate spot to relax or share a private breakfast or tea. The room has a queen bed and an oak secretary desk. The beautifully tiled bath has a shower. All rooms have flat screen cable TVs and WiFi.
This is a charming room, upstairs in the oldest part of the house. It features a queen bed, a small alcove with an armchair, and a writing desk overlooking the side garden. The private bath has a skylight, a beautiful tile floor, and a pedestal sink (due to the nature of this beautiful & unique old home, the private bathroom is situated across the hall, and bathrobes are provided). All rooms have flat screen cable TVs and WiFi.
This large room is full of light. It features a queen bed, a sitting area with a writing desk, a plush sofa which opens into a queen-size sleeper, and a wood-burning fireplace. The private bath features a rain shower, a beautiful tile floor, and a pedestal sink. The room has a gorgeous rustic-oak floor and skylights (not pictured) that give this room a wonderful open feeling. Our most spacious room, and one of our most romantic. All rooms have flat screen cable TVs and WiFi.
Northstar has the option of two twin beds that are great for siblings or friends traveling together or can be converted to a single King-Size bed. The en suite bathroom has a home-size tub with shower. An extra outside entrance gives great access to our backyard sitting area, and rear parking (the main entrance opens from the main house). All rooms have flat screen cable TVs and WiFi. *Please request which bed size you wish*
Teakettle is our coziest and most recently renovated room. Featuring a queen size bed, walk-in closet, and bath with a tub and rain shower. Located on the first floor, it has the benefit of an extra outside entrance which provides easy access to our backyard sitting area (the main entrance opens to the house). All rooms have flat screen cable TVs and WiFi.
On the 2nd floor, this room features a queen-size bed, an alcove with a sitting chair, a writing desk, and a large bathroom with a jetted tub and shower. It also features its own small private balcony overlooking the front yard, with seating and a view of the Flatirons. All rooms have flat screen cable TVs and WiFi.
Enjoy the wood-burning fireplace in the private sitting area in this large room. The private bath features a rain shower, a beautiful tile floor, and a pedestal sink. The queen bed is placed in an intimate separate alcove, and hand-painted flowers adorn the wall above the headboard. The sofa opens into a queen-size sleeper to accommodate up to 2 more adults. The room also features a gorgeous rustic-oak floor, and skylights (not yet shown in picture) that give this room a wonderful open feeling. All rooms have flat screen cable TVs and WiFi.
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.)
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.
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
Bath robes, Bike rental, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Fridge, Ironing Board, Library, Parking
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi
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
Gary & Jessika Hardin
We have owned the Rose (the business) since July, 2004. Today the Rose reflects our slightly eclectic blend of East and West - the Rose may now best be described as "Zen/Victorian-light". Most importantly, the Rose reflects our values of taking care of whoever walks in the door. We are fortunate to have a delightful staff of friendly and hardworking young people. Jessika ran the Rose day-to-day until Natalie came along in 2013 (finally!). (The photo was taken in 2014 on a vacation of our own.)
Vegetarian vegan, wheat-free, allergy sensitive.
Gary's own recipe for this great egg and veggie dish has been a guest favorite for over a decade is amazing with a side of salsa! We use only the finest organic ingredients and make (nearly) everything from scratch each morning.