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Alps Boulder Canyon Inn
Ranked #3 of 3 Boulder B&B and Inns
Fort Collins, Colorado
Level 6 Contributor
116 reviews
31 hotel reviews
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“Peaceful”
Reviewed 7 August 2013

While situated on a busy canyon road, once you step it--it is blissfully quiet. Our room in the back was large, comfy and also very quiet--made for a good night's sleep. Breakfast was good--excellent coffee and the quiche was wonderful.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Littleton, Colorado
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Reviewed 25 July 2013

We have stayed at this quaint Inn in Boulder Canyon a few times. Our last stay was very disappointing. We were upgraded to a different room because the jetted tub in the room we rented didn't work. Great!, except that the tub in the 2nd room did not work either. The carpet was torn and stained. Two of the lights wouldn't light. The shower was moldy and the were stains from a water leak on the ceiling. This Inn has so much going for it, a great location, interesting history, great staff. It is just really showing it's age and neglect.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2013

The reviews for Alps Canyon Inn must be bogus !!!

My husband and I booked 3 nights (July 19-21, 2013) at The Alps Boulder Canyon Inn and checked out after staying only one night and that was a long night !! We got a really hard time from Maggie when we were checking out. She said they were not able to reimburse us for the other 2 nights because it was their busy season. We said the room was not suitable for us and we do not want to argue. She said she would take care of the refund later because she was working the kitchen (making their so called delicious breakfast) and the front desk, she did not have time to do the refund at this time. I told her we could wait because we were not leaving until the refund was on our credit card. After being duped with their bragging comments about their Inn on their website, I did not trust Maggie to honor her words about putting the refund on our credit card. The refund was put on our credit card, after some arguing.

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Customer service was poor. The City of Boulder had a problem with their water, which affected the Alps Inn (cold water was very brown). I called down to the front desk and talked to John about the problem. He said he would call the city and call me back. He said the problem should be fixed in an hour. I asked if there was any drinking water available and said I am not sure if there is bottled water. He sent Maggie up to our room with “one” bottle of drinking water. The water was still brown in the morning, and there was a tiny piece of paper taped to all the doors, claiming the water was still drinkable and able to shower/bath ! They did not offer anyone bottled water, poor customer service on their part. I wonder how many guests were drinking the brown water?

The bed was very uncomfortable with scratchy, itchy bedding. The 600 count Egyptian sheets they bragged about on their website were not on our bed.

The Godiva chocolates mentioned on the website did not show up in our room.

The owners of this place play it up on their website how wonderful and luxurious their B&B, and truth be told it is not better than a Motel 6. The furniture is run down, the cleaning was intolerable, junk all over the place and many repairs are needed.

This B & B is not even close to a luxury B & B and the money they charge is outrageous !! We stayed in the Magnolia room (advertise as $235 and they charged us $188 because the jets in the tub were broken). This room was not even worth $80 a night. It was not cleaned properly, a curtain rod was drooping, part of a towel rack needed repaired, the shower was dirty, the bed was very itchy and uncomfortable, the carpet had spots on it, the air conditioner was loud, the furniture on the small balcony was a log bench, lots of noise coming from the road. I really could go on and on about this place.

You will not see us going back !! As far as we are concerned the owners lack integrity for portraying their Inn to be something it is not and to charging outrageous rates !!!!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Odessa, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 15 July 2013

We discovered Alps Boulder Canyon Inn on our second anniversary while visiting the Rocky Mountain National Park in 1992. They had just opened and we have always made this a special part of our annual trip back to Boulder and Estes Park. We have enjoyed our stay in all four seasons and tell all our friends about the most relaxing place to get away from the daily grind. Some describe the Alps as rustic but we like to say it's elegant. Our favorite place to relax is in front of the huge rock moss fireplace downstairs (see photo) but also enjoy the variety of other places to lounge inside and out. The choice of music they have selected to play lightly in the background (which you can enjoy from the room if you choose) makes us feel like we have taken a trip into the past. The scones and frittata or Belgian waffles for breakfast have always been a delight. Thank you John and Jeannine for your hospitality and for building a dream house!

Room Tip: If you are a light sleeper, the rooms on the back are isolated from the traffic on Canyon Drive but...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Aurora, Colorado, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2013

Wanted to stay at this B&B, booked a room with a Credit Card over the phone. No terms were discussed during this time. Had to cancel 3 weeks in advance due to a business trip that came up. Janine the owner states that it is our policy to charge $25 to cover our merchant transaction fee. Not sure when I authorized a transaction for services not rendered. I have heard of putting holds on cards but never a charge. Janine is very rude and not very customer friendly. Terrible experience

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sacramento, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2013

My husband and I have wanted to visit this inn for some time because the initial log cabin portion of the inn was built (a looong time ago) by my husband's great grandfather -- John Ripley. We found the inn to be rustic and delightfully quirky as now owned and operated by John and Jeannine Vanderhart. The Magnolia Room was very comfortable: spacious, with a King bed, a fireplace, soaking tub and a pleasant outdoor balcony. Rooms feature our favorite TV channels -- and prompt dispatch from and receipt to our blackberry and I-Phone! There are several very pleasant sitting rooms up-and-downstairs, complete with fireplaces, suitable for reading, relaxing, sipping or cozy gatherings. Jeannine cooks wonderful breakfasts and makes the best scones in the world. I, previously didn't like scones, but these were excellent -- fresh, moist and warm! -- and we loved the fritatas and the hearty oatmeal. The friendly atmosphere made us feel very welcome - - almost like coming home. John and Jeannine were fun to chat with and extremely helpful in suggesting sights to see and excellent places to dine in and around Boulder. We shall return!

Room Tip: Magnolia Room was excellent -- and the only room we saw!
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Fort Collins, Colorado
Level 1 Contributor
1 review
Reviewed 22 March 2013

The Alps Boulder Canyon Inn is a beautiful rustic bed and breakfast perfectly situated between the Eldora Mountain Ski area and all of the fun of downtown Boulder. The Magnolia Room we enjoyed was charming and allowed us to enjoy the in-room soaking tub and our own fireplace. The Inn itself is run by a wonderful staff who are conscientious by unimposing and the breakfast there is superb! This is a must if you are planning on staying in the area!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Alps Boulder Canyon Inn
Address: 38619 Boulder Canyon Drive, Boulder, CO 80302-9654
Region: United States > Colorado > Boulder
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Boulder
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Alps Boulder Canyon Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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