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4.5 out of 5

"quiet, friendly, close to Boulder, clean, helpful " More

By a verified traveler on Thu 22 Aug 2019

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Hotel Description

3-star B&B near Pearl Street Mall

In Boulder

At this Boulder B&B, you'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Boulder Creek and 3 miles (5 km) of Arnett-Fullen House. Pearl Street Mall and University of Colorado Boulder are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Free perks

This bed & breakfast doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free full breakfast, free WiFi, and free self parking. Traveling for business? Take advantage of the business center, express check-in, and conference space. A terrace, a garden, and a lobby fireplace are also on offer.

211 Sunshine

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

201 Caribou

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

204 Sugarloaf

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

209 Magnolia

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

210 Eldora

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

205 Crisman

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Alps Boulder Canyon Inn ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Alps Boulder Canyon Inn

Everyone (3) Couples (1)
5 out of 5
quiet, friendly, close to Boulder, clean, helpful

Posted by on Aug 22, 2019

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5 out of 5
We really liked the staff. They were SO nice and friendly. They were also very helpful. The Breakfast! Soo good!

Posted by on Jun 26, 2019

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Jul 25, 2019 by Alexis

We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! Thank you for sharing your review!

5 out of 5
The Inn was so quaint and unique, it really had the one of a kind mountain vibe that we were going for. The staff was absolutely wonderful. I was sad that our room did not have a tub but that just gives us another reason to go back and try a different room.

Posted by on Jan 3, 2019

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2 out of 5

This was once a grand mountain hotel but not now

Pros: the fireplaces and log building
Cons: cleaner bathrooms and staff that was present would be helpful
Location: Boulder is about 20 minutes and Eldorado is about half and hour
You can see that this was a great place many years ago with large fireplaces and elk heads and log structure. The room was adequate but dated and not very clean. The staff is almost non-existent but pleasant enough when you can find someone. It is bit hard to find the entrance from the road and really scary exit due to high speed mountain traffic. It was not close enough to anything to recommend its location. It was a bit odd to return early evening to the room and not be able to find anyone there- the place was deserted by 9 PM.

Posted by on Jul 2, 2015

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5 out of 5

Beautiful setting in the mountains

Pros: Free breakfast, Free Internet, Quiet
If you're looking for a beautiful, historic, rustic mountain inn, then this place is amazing! We chose this hotel vs. one in the city due to its location in the mountains and we're so glad we did. The owners and their staff were wonderful and very helpful with suggestions of where to go and what to see. Breakfast was amazing!! This was a wonderful place to relax on our vacation. We hope to come back again!

Posted by , from Louisville, KY on May 27, 2012

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5 out of 5

THE BEST accommodations

Pros: Free breakfast, Free Internet, Quiet
This it the most relaxing hotel in which my wife and I have ever stayed. Obviously, the room was clean and the bed was very comfortable. It was also exceptionally quiet (note: we had a mountain side room, the other side might get a little noise from the road outside, but I can't say for certain). There's a lot of charm and character in the building and furnishings which makes you feel farther away from the city than you are. Everything about the inn seems to be done with a lot of thought and consideration for the guests. There are also lots of cozy places to sit inside and outside of the hotel to relax and soak up the mountain atmosphere. Downtown Boulder is about a 5 minute drive and has lots of great restaurants (I recommend Walnut Brewery) as well as shopping. The inn is also close to the many many many trails that snake up and down the mountains. In summary, stay here. And wake up in time for the breakfast; it is delicious.

Posted by , from Cincinnati, OH, USA on Apr 18, 2012

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5 out of 5

Warm, friendly, welcoming place to stay...and beautiful!

Pros: Free breakfast, Free Internet, Quiet
The Alps is my new favorite place to stay in Boulder. The breakfasts are delicious. Her scones are nothing short of fantastic. The rooms are pretty and comfortable. The setting is absolutely gorgeous. I am a runner, and the Boulder Canyon footpath is just a few feet down the canyon from The Alps driveway. The innkeepers are wonderful, even the dog and cat are friendly. Can't say enough good things about it!

Posted by , from Clarkston, WA, USA on Nov 29, 2011

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3 out of 5

Quaint mountain b&b

Pros: Free breakfast
Nice, but a bit rustic. We would return. Breakfast was awesome

Posted by , from Littleton, CO, USA on Nov 16, 2011

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5 out of 5

Best Business Trip Ever

Absolute Luxury! I was on a business trip and needed a mid-range hotel close to the UC campus. I chose Alps rather than one of the dingy mid-range options in town. Wow! I am so glad I did. For an extra 5 minute drive through a lovely canyon park, I got a beautiful mountain lodge nestled into the side of a cliff; a lovely wooded area with a river across the street. The lobby area has an enormous stone fireplaces and a large, open, log-cabin feel, comfortable sitting area, with complementary coffee, tea, hot chocolate and cookies all day. The room itself was fully carpeted, very clean, nice bathroom and shower, with a solid, comfortable bed and cable TV (which was a little small, but had DVD and VCR as well) classically combined with antique style lamps and wooden wardrobe, desk, and boudoir. But on top of that, it had a mountain side porch and a beautiful working fireplace complete with easy-to-light log (not gas!). I have never been on a business trip where I could come back at night, sip hot chocolate in my room beside a real fire while I flipped channels, and then fall asleep to the light of the fire dancing on the walls. Then to top it off, there was a full, GOURMET breakfast the next morning in the beautiful dining area with yet another huge fireplace and a lovely deck for warmer days (not while I was there!). I can?t wait for my next business trip (vacation?!) to Boulder! Ten stars!

Posted by on Dec 1, 2008

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5 out of 5

Lovely, relaxing B&B

We stayed in the Magnolia Suite which has a working fireplace jacuzzi. The bed was so comfortable that I am looking into buying the mattress for my home. The attention to details was apparent with walk though of the facility and room features at check in. Fresch oatmeal rasin cookies and hot tea and coffee are available 24 hours per day in the lobby which has a fireplace and comfortable lounge furniture. The staff was warm, friendly and accommodating. I will likely stay here again if vacationing in Boulder. Although the Inn is located in the mountains, driving to Pearl Street Mall and other central locations took 10-15 minutes (the roads were free of snow during our stay). For business I might consider staying elsewhere as the Inn's mountain location prevents cell and wireless internet connection; I was unaware of this until informed during check in. The Inn does allow nation wide phone calls at no charge. Also note, the Inn is located directly off of Boulder Canyon Drive which cuts through the mountains and the locals have a way of zipping along such mountain roads at speeds that are a bit intimidating for visitors (I'm a Denver native and graduate of CU Boulder and still felt a bit weary when followed by a local). It felt as though we were making a mad dash to turn onto the driveway of the inn and another mad dash when leaving -- timid drivers beware. Overall, it's a wonderful find!

Posted by on Sep 30, 2007

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Renovations + Closures

This property is closed from June 30 2021 to June 30 2022 (dates subject to change).

The property is closed during January, February, March, April, May, and June.

Property Features

Public spaces have free WiFi. A business center and a meeting room are available. Free breakfast is served. A library, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the business-friendly Alps Boulder Canyon Inn. The bed & breakfast can provide concierge services and wedding services. Self parking is free. This 3-star Boulder bed & breakfast is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 12 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Built in 1870
  • Full breakfast (free)
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Wireless internet access , High-speed internet access , Internet access (complimentary)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Internet access - wireless , Internet access in public areas - high speed


Free self parking


  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Alps Boulder Canyon Inn offers 12 air-conditioned accommodations with fireplaces and DVD players. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Fireplace
  • Pillowtop beds
  • Television
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Climate control (heating)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

Guests are served free full breakfast.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Fishing on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM.
Guests arriving after 10:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15 per stay.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB International, Union Pay, Carte Blanche, and debit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas. Contactless check-out is available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).

  • Property follows sanitization practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)
  • UnionPay
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is available
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation is not required for facilities onsite
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Smoke detector
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Debit cards
  • No gap period between guest stays


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 100 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15 per stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.