Briar Rose Bed and Breakfast

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

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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Reviews

Overall
4.5

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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Pleasant Surprise!

4.6 on July 06, 2018

The staff at the Briar Rose and Breakfast made this stay exceptional! We were warmly greeted by three staff - Brigitte, Shauna and Olive - when we arrived like we were old friends. The bed was very comfortable, though the bathroom was a bit tiny. We arose the next morning to Josh and Willow's superb breakfast, which was made to our order. After Shauna suggested some of the best hiking spots in Boulder and the Park for us two older travelers, she packed us a yogurt and granola lunch, which we enjoyed at a mountain view spot in RM National Park. The warm hospitality of this staff lingers with me now two weeks afterwards. A wonderful find!


Lovely stay at the Briar Rose

4.6 on April 23, 2018

Bed was very comfortable, breakfast was excellent, lovely garden for relaxing, good location - some restaurants were within walking distance. Could probably walk longer to the pedestrian area but the weather was not good for it during our stay. We would definitely stay here again.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so very much for your kind review! We look forward to your next stay!

- Gabrielle M. (innkeeper)


Lovely refuge in Boulder

5 on April 11, 2018

Exceptional option in Boulder. Folks are welcoming and wonderful, food is delicious and they can accommodate all diets. Yummy homemade goodies and tea any time of day. Treats always include vegan and gluten free options. Lovely flower arrangements throughout and shared beautiful meditation space with local Sanga that is available to guests. Nice outdoor space for relaxing and some rooms have balconies. Highly recommend. Well-situated within easy walking distance to Pearl St, CU, groceries and shopping and adjacent to Naropa Campus.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your 5 star review! We hope to have you stay with us again soon!

- Gabrielle M (innkeeper)


Welcoming Staff Made it Feel Like Home

5 on April 06, 2018

Except the bed was better than at home. Delicious breakfast. She cooked an egg for me on the side to go with my pancakes. My room was made to order, I loved the organic products. And meditation room was icing on the cake.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your 5 star review! We hope to have you stay with us again soon!

- Gabrielle M (innkeeper)


Nice peaceful place

5 on March 06, 2018

My wife and I have stayed there for Valentine's weekend for the last 2 years and have loved it both times. The peaceful down to earth atmosphere, friendly and attentive staff, and great food for vegan/vegetarians are our favorite things. The beds are super comfortable too.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your lovely review. I am so glad you enjoyed yourself and we look forward to your return to the Briar Rose!

- Carly Stephens (innkeeper)


CU visit

3.2 on February 24, 2018

Overall I would recommend this B&B, but I did have some issues. Over the course of my 4 night stay I was moved to two different rooms and had no bathtub access in either of them. I never was able to stay in my originally booked room. Also wifi I was out during my entire visit and the manager ended up giving me her own username and password, which then solved the problem. The staff is very friendly, the location was perfect for me, and the breakfasts are out of this world. I loved that they had vegan options.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your 5 star review! We hope to have you stay with us again soon!

- Gabrielle M (innkeeper)


Perfect place to stay in Boulder

4.8 on February 19, 2018

Had to be in Denver for work so decided to spend the weekend in Boulder. Best choice ever: very special place to stay, walking distance to the city centre and the Boulder Creek. Amazing staff, rooms and breakfast. On days it was too cold, I just sat with a book and a tea next to the fireplace. Super relax!

Innkeeper Response
So glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you so much for taking time to review the Briar Rose. We look forward to your next stay!

- Carly Stephens (innkeeper)


Best in boulder

5 on February 13, 2018

Usually not my thing. I would not stay anywhere else when I return!!!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you ever so much for kind review and we cannot wait for your return visit! All our best and travel safely and joyfully, as I always say! Carly

- Carly S. (innkeeper)


much needed rest

5 on February 10, 2018

Our 2 night stay was much needed away from the kids for a few days. We have lived in the Denver area for almost 20 years and never knew this gem was so close to us in Boulder. It was a wonderful respite. We loved that we had a fireplace in our room and had access to tea & coffee, cookies, and gluten free treats all day. The dining room felt like home and the staff was helpful, friendly, and hospitable. Gary and Jessika make you feel like family. We will definitely stay here again when we have the chance.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your lovely review!

- Carly Stephens (innkeeper)


Perfect Stay in Boulder!

4.8 on February 08, 2018

Spent 3 days relaxing in this lovey bed and breakfast. Walking distance from the center, amazing breakfast, lovely staff, I relaxed with my book in the living room next to the fireplace. Most special place to stay in Boulder!

Innkeeper Response
We appreciate your kind review! Thank you for staying with us!

- Carly Stephens (innkeeper)


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Rooms & Rates

Shavano Room

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.

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

Crestone Room

This large room has a queen bed and features a bathroom with a tub and shower, as well as a vanity, love seat, and a writing desk. Crestone is a quiet and spacious first floor room. All rooms have flat screen cable TVs and WiFi.

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

Windom Room

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.

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

Cameron Room

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.

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

Redcloud Room

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.

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

Blanca Room

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.

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

Northstar Room

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*

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

Teakettle Room

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.

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

Huron Room

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.

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

Antero Room

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.

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

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Location

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

Airport

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, Bike rental, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Fridge, Ironing Board, Library, Parking

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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Policies

  • Check In:: 3-9 pm
  • Check Out:: 8 am-11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking is allowed outside.
  • 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

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Gary & Jessika Hardin

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

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.)

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

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

Special meal options

Vegetarian vegan, wheat-free, allergy sensitive.


Signature Dish

Southwestern Frittata
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.


Recipes

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