These five Denver bed and breakfast recommendations feature stately mansions built in the late 1800s. Lovingly furnished and restored, the homes are located in some of Denver's oldest and grandest neighborhoods and have easy access to all the downtown attractions.
If you are looking for a quiet retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the city, you will find five wonderful options toward the middle of the page. They are all in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in towns such as Golden, Pine, and Evergreen.
Address: 1207 Pennsylvania St., Denver, CO 80203
Room Rates: From $154 a night
This quaint and quiet 1891 mansion on the National Historic Register is a bed and breakfast located in downtown Denver's Capitol Hill neighborhood, the city's first upscale district. The eight spacious and comfy rooms feature antique furnishings, bathrobes, refrigerators, and private baths. For a romantic stay, request a room with a whirlpool tub for two, fireplace, private balcony, or mountain view.
In the morning, enjoy a hearty, hot gourmet breakfast prepared by owner/chef Carl Schmidt. In the afternoon, sip Colorado wine served fireside while admiring the mansion's architecture and beautiful woodwork.
Part of Denver's "Millionaire's Row," the inn is walking distance to the Molly Brown House Museum, State Capitol, 16th Street Pedestrian Mall, U.S. Mint, Convention Center, Denver Performing Arts Complex, and Larimer Square. Sports fan will have just a short trip to Coors Field and Mile High Stadium.
Address: 1572 Race St., Denver, CO 80206
Room Rates: From $154 a night
This majestic Denver bed and breakfast is a castle built in 1889 from lava stone from the nearby Castle Rock quarries. The castle's well-manicured grounds include a beautiful English garden. Its nine Victorian-style rooms feature private baths and modern luxuries, though no TVs, which is true to the time period. Ask for a room with a private balcony with a hot tub.
Breakfast is prepared with local foods, including edible flowers from the garden. Afternoon tea features a special Castle Marne tea blend served in the parlor. The castle also offers special tea, candlelight, and holiday dinners — call for reservations.
Located in the heart of the City Park and Capitol Hill neighborhoods, Castle Marne is a Denver bed and breakfast near the financial district, hospital district, and Cherry Creek business district. Nearby attractions include the Denver Botanic Gardens, City Park Golf Course, Molly Brown House Museum, Denver Zoo, State Capitol, museums, and excellent restaurants.
Address: 1820 East Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80218
Room Rates: From $129 a night
Located in the Wyman Historic District, this 1896 brownstone features beautiful Victorian decor, soaring ceilings, and detailed woodwork. Relax in the mansion's fenced-in courtyard (both dog and herb friendly), or take a stroll two blocks to Cheesman Park while admiring the neighborhood's tree-lined streets and elegant homes.
All 10 rooms have a private bath and fully equipped kitchen; some also have sunrooms and fireplaces. For a quieter night, ask for a room away from the busy East Colfax Avenue.
For breakfast, guests can choose from several delicious options. Be sure to try the cowboy pancakes and French toast!
Just two miles from downtown, the Holiday Chalet is near the State Capitol, U.S. Mint, Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver Zoo, live music venues, antique shopping, galleries, eateries, and museums.
Address: 420 East 11th Ave., Denver, CO 80203
Room Rates: From $169 a night
The Patterson Inn, listed on the National Historic Register, is a Chateauesque-style mansion built from Manitou Springs sandstone in 1890. It sits on a quarter acre of beautifully designed grounds in Capitol Hill, one of Denver's oldest and most regal neighborhoods. Each of the nine rooms is designed with a unique theme, from Marie Antoinette to James Bond to Italian renaissance and Gothic.
Enjoy the European breakfast buffet in the courtyard, dine on the wrap-around front porch, and socialize during happy hour in the downstairs pub. You can also relax in the reading and game room, which has a gorgeous stained-glass window.
This lovely bed and breakfast is close to the 16th Street Mall, Denver Art Museum, Molly Brown House Museum, Union Station, Denver Botanic Garden, Denver Public Library, and the Museum of Nature and Science.
Address: 2147 Tremont Place, Denver, CO 80205
Room Rates: From $115 a night
When it opened in 1987, the Queen Anne became Denver's first urban bed and breakfast. The inn mixes Old-World charm, such as its original staircase built in 1879, with contemporary rooms designed by local artists. In the Rooftop Room, guests can take in city and mountain views from the hot tub on their private deck. The romantic Aspen Room is a treat for nature lovers — its breathtaking mural of an alpine forest covers the entire room.
Breakfast is prepared with local, organic, and seasonal ingredients — try the Southwestern omelette! Happy hour features Colorado wines, cheese, and fruit. After a drink, take a leisurely walk across the street to the lovely Benedict Fountain Park.
Nearby downtown attractions include the American Museum of Western Art, U.S. Mint, 16th Street Mall, and Denver Performing Arts Complex.
As I mentioned above, you will find the next five Denver bed and breakfast recommendations a bit outside of downtown. All are in the beautiful foothills along the Rocky Mountains. You will find three in Golden, one in Evergreen, and one a little further away in Pine.
Address: 33247 Highway 72, Golden, CO 80403
Room Rates: From $114 a night
Just 40 minutes from Denver, the Eldora Lodge in Golden is the perfect mountain setting. All ten rooms at this rustic lodge have access to outdoor decks with hot tubs, barbecue grills, and amazing mountain views.
Couples looking for a romantic getaway should reserve the Honeymoon Suite, which features a sauna and private deck perfect for stargazing from the hot tub. Families can stay active playing board games, billiards, darts, and table tennis in the rec room. Other amenities include a playground, picnic area, stone fireplaces, and kitchenettes in some rooms.
After a hearty breakfast, guests can enjoy many outdoor activities including skiing, snowshoeing, biking, hiking, fishing, and wildlife watching (watch out for bears!).
Address: 4395 Independence Trail, Evergreen, CO 80439
Room Rates: From $170 a night
Thirty minutes west of Denver you'll find the award-winning Highland Haven, a picturesque retreat along Bear Creek in the foothills of Evergreen. The showpiece of the 18-unit inn is the TreeHouse. This three-level, romantic hideout offers amazing views and features a stone fireplace, chandelier, stained glass, aspen king bed, kitchenette, and a champagne bubble hot tub.
Enjoy breakfast in bed or venture out to the hot buffet. Be sure to try the owner's delicious apple crisp. In the evening, sip a cocktail in an Adirondack chair along the creek or relax in the outdoor hot tub.
This haven is a short walk to Evergreen and its spa, coffee shops, boutiques, music venues, galleries, eateries, and winery. Nearby outdoor activities include fishing, boating, and ice skating.
Address: 13438 U.S. Highway 285, Berry Hill Lane at Douglass Ranch Drive, Pine, CO 80470
Room Rates: From $99 a night
This mountain getaway covers 34 acres of pristine, secluded forest yet is easy to get to. The historic stone lodge, built in 1929 by an Italian prince for his bride, features seven comfy guestrooms, some with fireplaces and hot tubs. Ask for the Cabin in the Meadow — a private romantic cabin with soaring windows, skylights, deck, hot tub, fireplace, and king bed.
Breakfast includes eggs, hash browns, fresh juice, and stuffed blueberry French toast — their specialty! Enjoy your meal on the outdoor deck and admire the estate's breathtaking beauty.
On the grounds, you'll find a spring-fed creek, open meadow, and hiking trails. Spend time fishing, horseback riding, playing board games, or just relaxing with an in-room spa service. There's also an outdoor hot tub and indoor sauna room.
Address: 711 14th St., Golden, CO 80401
Room Rates: From $125 a night
Located in historic downtown Golden, just half a block from its main street, you'll find the charming and welcoming Dove Inn. Built in 1866, the home has eight quaint guest rooms, each with a private bath and teddy bear to snuggle with.
The hospitable innkeeper serves a hearty breakfast including options such as homemade granola, pastries, blackberry French toast sandwiches, and cappuccino.
The Dove Inn bed and breakfast is conveniently located near the Coors brewery tour, Colorado School of Mines, Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Colorado Railroad Museum, Buffalo Bill's Grave and Museum, Golden Gate Canyon State Park, and the hiking trail along Clear Creek.
Address: 1523 Ford St., Golden, CO 80401
Room Rates: From $135 a night
This Denver bed and breakfast is conveniently located within walking distance to downtown Golden. The Victorian charmer features three guest rooms with antique furnishings and private baths. There's also the modern Queen Anne suite, which accommodates four, and the Carriage House, which accommodates three and has a kitchenette.
The Silk Pincushion is an appropriate name for this inn — its owners are award-winning quilters who display their work in the home. If you'd like to take some of their handiwork with you, order a personalized embroidered pillow that can be added to the turn-down service.
The home is near the Colorado School of Mines, Foothills Art Center, Clear Creek History Park, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Coors brewery tour, and many museums.