The Holiday Chalet

1820 E Colfax Ave , Denver, CO 80218 USA (Show map)


An East Colfax staple, The Holiday Chalet, Victorian Bed and Breakfast has seen many faces over the years. Built in 1896, the mansion near downtown Denver, has evolved from a personal home, to a boarding house for women and children, to an apartment house, and now to a cannabis and canine friendly Urban bed and breakfast, 120 years later. Enjoy your stay at our urban adventure launching site with a home away from home vibe. There is plenty to do within walking distance of the hotel including the Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver Zoo, Cheesman Park, The Sie Film Center, and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. The Holiday Chalet is only two miles away from downtown and an infinite number of popular things to do in our own historic Capitol Hill neighborhood. We want every guest to feel like a local. Our friendly staff have the knowledge you need to get an insider's experience. Includes a full breakfast served daily, comfortable rooms, and a private courtyard. Most rooms have their own kitchenette and all have private bathrooms. Every room is air-conditioned and heated. We offer free wireless internet, photocopying and use of a computer terminal with printer. Holiday Chalet is a canine and cannabis friendly bed and breakfast. Smoking is only allowed outside and guests must be 21 to consume cannabis products onsite.



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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.1
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Charming Victorian B&B allows pets!

3.8 on March 20, 2017

The staff was amazing, so helpful and friendly! Our two large dogs were warmly welcomed. The rooms could use a little TLC...we had a couple leaky faucets and the stove smoked so much while reheating pizza that the alarm went off. These things were only small bumps in the road and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We were disappointed that the kitchen facilities were not working and there was no breakfast onsite. We did receive vouchers for a meal at a diner down the street, but did not use them.


4.4 on January 21, 2017

We were a bit hesitant given the surroundings but the attitude of the staff made up for all the deficiencies.The location is very close to all the places that we wanted to go and it is very near to all the eating places.Chris and John wemt out of their way to make oue stay that much more enjoyable.They have an onsite masseuse who does great work. Would definitely stay here again!

Wonderful place! Great people!

4.6 on December 02, 2016

Truly great people. Loved the breakfast - simple and delicious. Lovely old home!

What a lovely experience

5 on July 14, 2016

Wonderful B&B. Would highly recommend staying here!


2.2 on March 01, 2016

I felt very unsafe at this B&B. The place is located across the street from a bus stop and many undesirable people walking around in the area. Two nights of our stay I slept horribly due to sirens and people yelling at all hours. I never met the inn keepers. I only dealt with the very young staff on call. One of our comforters did not make it to our room until 11:30 at night after I had inquired about it twice. Our room and linens did not smell fresh and I kept getting a dog smell occasionally in the hallways. You could not take an enjoyable shower because the temperature fluctuated from hot to cold the entire time. The one day we did let our room be cleaned one of the beds did not get made up properly (just the sheets pulled up to the pillows) and no wash cloths nor toilet tissue were replenished. I'm not sure what bedrooms they took these pictures from on their site, but ours was a far cry from what these look like. Our room had poor lighting and was very dark. It was not a pleasant stay. I never write reviews for places, but I felt like this one needed it!

First B&B experience!

4.2 on January 11, 2016

We loved the location and when we arrived, the gentleman was more than willing to help us with our bags. Showed us the room and gave us a quick tour of the awesome house. We only stayed one night but the breakfast was simple and amazing, wonderful place to stay close to downtown Denver. Great experience for a couple of first timers. Will be back for sure.

A Wonderful Place !

5 on January 10, 2016

This beautiful historic mansion has been masterfully repurposed into a delightful bed & breakfast. Convenmiently located near the capitol building, U.S. Mint, downtown, museums,and large city parks the entire interior is intact with original fireplaces, woodwork, and other details. Despite having been built in 1896 and after many years of loving use, my stay of four days before New Year's Day was amazingly quiet . . . in fact I literally didn't hear a thing. The rooms are furnished with period and vintage items - many lovely prints and photos of various sizes are tastfully placed in all the rooms and hallways. The owner and staff were a joy - and their friendliness and warmth made my visit that much more enjoyable. A terrific choice of breakfasts is served in a beautiful little dining room with the original fireplace and stained glass window. There was always a parking space on the adjoining side street which is lined with large trees and elegant historic houses. I wholeheartedly give the Holiday Chalet a full 5 star rating . . . nothing else in Denver even comes close. Very highly recommended.

Wonderful Experience

5 on December 18, 2015

We spent 3 nights at the Holiday Chalet and had an absolutely incredible time. The staff are a joy to be around...they more than anything else made our visit there a truly pleasurable experience. Small issues were handled quickly and in a very friendly manner. Our room was very comfortable and large enough to feel right at home in. Breakfast each morning was a joy...again...mostly due to the staff making you feel like you're a member of their special family. As a seasoned traveler...I look for places to stay that add flavor to my vacations and Holiday Chalet definitely does exactly that...they were one of the high points of our trip.


5 on September 11, 2015

This was our first Bed and Breakfast experience and we were absolutely thrilled. The customer service was great, the room was absolutely beautiful, our breakfast was delicious, and it was very affordable. We will absolutely be back!

The staff were extremely welcoming, friendly and helpful.

5 on August 02, 2015

The staff were fantastic giving help and space when needed. The room we stayed in was really lovely and had lots of details that were greatly appreciated. The whole hotel had a great charm to it and we will stay again if the opportunity arises. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a relaxing space with old fashion charm. If you are looking for a modern hotel with lifts and gadgets though, this is not the place for you. We did however have wifi, a TV and climate control. Great location also if you are walking and using public transport.

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Rooms & Rates

King Suite

Our King Suites offer one King-sized bed. Suites also include a private parlor furnished with a mixture of elegant sofas, chairs, desks, and tables. These suites feature a furnished private kitchen, private bath, flat-screen TV with cable and DVD player.

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

Deluxe Suite

These very large suites accommodate up to 4 people! Room 3 has 1 Queen bed and 2 Twin beds, Room 5 has a Queen bed and a Full bed, and Room 21 has 2 Queen beds. There are 3 different rooms with 3 very different styles but all include a mini-fridge, coffee maker, flat screen TV with cable, and A/C window units!

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Queen Suite

Spacious Queen Suites include a large sleeping area with a queen-sized bed, complemented by an eclectic mix of furnishings. The adjoining sun rooms provide the perfect location for morning coffee, an afternoon read, or night cap. Private bathrooms and fully-furnished private kitchenettes and flat screen TVs with cable make Queen Suites comfortable for small families or traveling parties of two to three guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

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Location Type

Downtown, Mountains, Urban


Denver, CO (DEN-Denver Intl.) 22 miles

Directions to property:

Coming south on I-25: Take the Park Ave. West exit to Colfax Avenue. (Park Avenue ends here). Take Colfax 4 blocks to 1820 E. Colfax. Hotel will be on right side of street, between Williams and High St. Coming north on I-25, take the University Blvd. exit North to Colfax. Turn left four blocks to High St. Hotel will be on left.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Botanic Gardens, Butterfly Pavilion, Childrens Museum, State Capitol, Coors Brewery, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Sports venue, Tours, University, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Chalet, Mansion

On-site amenities

Alarm clock, Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Ironing Board, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Piano, Radio, Spa, Walk to mass transit , NO ONSITE PARKING - STREET & METERED PARKING ONLY - Outdoor cannabis friendly patio - Canine friendly

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Kitchenette, Microwave, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Outdoor Barbeque Grill, Nearby Parks

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  • Check In:: 3 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Private Courtyard
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Be advised we allow cannabis smoking outside in our garden
  • Childcare Provided: No Please call for childcare inquires.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Please call to inquire about our pet policy.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: All reservations will be charged the equivalent of 1 night's stay per room at time of reservation.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations require 5 days advance notice. If notice is not received within 5 days of arrival, one (1) nights' stay will be charged for guests with multi-night reservations and a fee of 50% of room price for guests cancelling a one-night reservation.
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Innkeeper - Anistacia Barber / Owner - Crystal Sharp

Languages spoken


Resident Pets


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  • Time Served: 7:30-10 M-F and 8-10 weekends
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Let us know any breakfast dietary restrictions when making reservations.

Signature Dish

Veggie Quiche and New Orlean's Chef Kyle's Grandma's French Toast
Sweet and special ingredients make the two house favorites.

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