Briar Rose Bed and Breakfast

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

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
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Great B&B! Comfy beds, very clean, and delicious breakfasts!

5 on July 31, 2017

I would definitely stay here again. Short drive to the heart of Boulder, and close to everything else. The people that work there are so nice it felt like you were a guest in someone's home.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your review! I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay, and most importantly, I am so happy you felt at home. That is precisely how we want you to feel, and I hope we can welcome you to the Briar Rose again someday soon! Sincerely, Carly S. General Manager

- Carly Stephens (innkeeper)


Exactly what we needed!

4.4 on July 25, 2017

We had a great stay! We stayed in a room upstairs in the separate house. It was a very good size. The shower was a little cramped, but overall fine. The staff is very friendly, and breakfast was quite good - especially when they made mushrooms with a red pepper sauce one of the mornings (that was my favorite). The homemade granola with fruit and yogurt was amazing - I could have eaten it all day. Everyone we encountered who works there is friendly and accommodating. It was so relaxing to hang out in the front garden with tea and cookies, which are always available. We also made use of the complimentary computers and printer when we realized we needed to print out tickets for a concert we were attending, so we were thankful for that amenity. We were visiting my in-laws who live about a half mile away, and we had a very easy walk to visit them and an easy walk into town. Perfectly located, good price, good breakfast - exactly what we needed!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your very detailed review! I so appreciate you sharing your experience. I am so pleased that you enjoyed our breakfast, our location and our Staff. We strive to always generate 5 Star reviews, so please feel free to contact me directly at manager@briarrosebb.com and let me know of anything we could do differently which would help us earn a 5 Star from you, across the board, during any of your future stays. Again, I so much appreciate you taking the time to provide a review. We look forward to your visiting us again! Carly S. General Manager

- Carly S. (innkeeper)


Outstanding in every way!

5 on July 12, 2017

We fell in love with this extraordinary gem in beautiful Boulder. Everything from the accommodating staff to the simply amazing breakfast was so special! Our room was nicely decorated, comfortable, spacious, and very quiet and peaceful. I do not typically take the time to leave reviews, but this b&b deserves 5 stars for a job done well! We will be visiting again!!!!

Innkeeper Response
I appreciate your lovely review! I cannot tell you haw pleased I am that you enjoyed your stay and so many of our qualities. We so much want our guests to feel how much we sincerely want to provide a wonderful stay, and it sounds like we succeeded during your visit with us. We look forward to welcoming you the next time you are in Boulder or anywhere near us! Thank you so very much! Carly S. General Manager

- Carly S. (innkeeper)


All the amazing reviews are true!

4.6 on July 08, 2017

We loved our stay at the Briar Rose! All the staff seemed to truly love their job. Our room was super clean and the house was very well maintained. We loved the every changing organic breakfasts, the daily option of pressed coffee or tea service and the endless supply of home baked goodies. We walked everywhere so the location is perfect for exploring Boulder.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your kind review! We are so please you enjoyed our organic breakfasts, and that our location was a benefit to you during your time in Boulder! We look forward to your return! Carly S. General Manager

- Carly S (innkeeper)


Home away from Home

4.6 on July 07, 2017

Our three-night stay was wonderful. Rooms were comfortable, spotlessly clean, and quiet. The location is perfect. Just a 15 minute walk to the Pearl Street mall, and a City Bicycle kiosk right across the street that made getting around fast and easy. The staff repeatedly went out of their way to make us comfortable, and breakfast was a treat.


A TRULY WONDERFUL PLACE TO STAY IN BOULDER!!

4.0 on June 27, 2017

Briar Rose is a charming bed and breakfast, and the breakfast was truly outstanding! The staff are all very helpful and extremely friendly. The setting is lovely and the location is excellent!


Charming place

3.8 on June 06, 2017

We enjoyed the beautiful garden and art work in the house.The young ladies who served us were most accommodating and willing to provide us with the food we wanted. The cookies were great, too.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your lovely review. Our goal to to exceed your expectations and earn the higher review scores, so please never hesitate to let me know how we can more fully meet your needs. I want you to walk away from our Briar Rose, feeling like fully (5 Star) satisfied in all areas! We look forward to your return and thank you so much for staying with us and then taking the time to provide a review. Happy Travels! Carly S.

- Carly Stephens (General Manager)


Wonderful and peaceful experience

5 on April 27, 2017

The innkeeper has done an impressive job creating a wonderful community around this bed and breakfast. From the deliciously-cooked breakfast to the hospitable dining staff to the onsite meditation services, it's a relaxing and wonderful place to get away and restore yourself. I came away wishing I had stayed longer.

Innkeeper Response
You are so sweet! Glad that our team was able to help give you such a lovely visit to Boulder. Sounds like you'll just have to come visit us again!

- Jessica (innkeeper)


Fabulous!

5 on April 23, 2017

We loved the friendly and family type atmosphere that Briar Rose had. It was very clean and felt like my grandma's kitchen with delicious smells and fluffy bedding! I highly recommend!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for staying. So flattered we evoked that homey-feeling & memory of grandma's what a sweet compliment to our staff!

- Jessica (innkeeper)


Home away from home

5 on April 18, 2017

Comfortable, homely in a pleasant, welcoming atmosphere.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for staying with us!

- Jessica (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

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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:: 3-9pm
  • Check Out:: 8am-11am
  • 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: Our standard cancellation policy states that you have up until 5pm (Mountain Time) five days prior to your arrival date to cancel or shorten your stay without penalty. Cancelling or shortening your stay within five days of arrival will result in your being held responsible for the entire stay, unless we are able to re-rent the room to another party. SHORTENED STAYS: Guests that stay fewer nights than reserved are subject to the cancellation policy for those nights.
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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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