Where to Eat and Sleep in Denver: The City's Best B&Bs



Sure Denver is a modern city, with world class art and culture and dining and plenty of modern and luxury boutique hotels to go along with its 21st century vibe. But at heart, this is a city with Wild West roots and when it comes to historic sleeps, there is no better place to lay your head than a Bed & Breakfast. Not only do these include the most important meal of the day – usually served in competitive gourmet fashion with locally sourced ingredients and at fresh baked breads – but they are often located in quiet residential neighborhoods that really allow you to get a taste for local life. Best of all they are micro, with less than a dozen rooms on average, and often offer more affordable accommodations and friendly hosts, in a similar fashion to Air B 'n B rentals for instance, but with a more established reputation for safety and consistent value. Whether you are traveling as a family or couple places like the romantic Castle Marne, the cannabis-friendly Adagio Bud & Breakfast, the quirky Queen Anne Bed & Breakfast or the murder mystery themed Lumber Baron Inn, there is a B&B in the Mile High City to suit all tastes. 


The Brown Palace has remained in operation every moment of every day since its doors first swung open in 1892, and it is as grand today as it was then. Opulent fabrics and 12,400 feet of onyx are enhanced by all the updates today's guests...  Read More


Inn at Cherry Creek
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Located in the heart of the trendy Cherry Creek North shopping district, the boutique Inn and Cherry Creek isn't a traditional B&B but it makes this list because of its small size and cool hood location and the fact that it offers a great B&B...  Read More


Highland Haven Creekside Inn

A mountain retreat in Evergreen, Highland Haven Creekside Inn is an unforgettable upmarket romantic getaway. Situated on 400 feet of Bear Creek, and just a short walk from Main Street Evergreen, it offers a relaxed, yet rural feeling, setting...  Read More


The Silk Pincushion
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Located just outside of Denver in the nearby commuter town of Golden this is another unique B&B targeted at a specific type of guest – in this case, as the name implies, it is one with a love of sewing and embroidery. Although a love of these...  Read More


Holiday Chalet
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This restored 19th century Victorian mansion near downtown Denver has a Capitol Hill address in the historic Wyman District. The brownstone was built in 1896 for prominent Denver jeweler Henry Bohm and the elegant interior still remains with...  Read More


Queen Anne Bed & Breakfast

Built between 1879 and 1887, the Tabor family was the Queen Anne's first occupants. This urban bed and breakfast has been serving the community for 25 years. Every room is unique, from the four local artist suites to the Tower room built into...  Read More


Capitol Hill Mansion

This swank, boutique eight bedroom B&B has been one of Denver's top of its type since it opened in 1994, catering to gays, couples and families with equal indulgence. Located on a quiet tree lined residential section of Capitol Hill (far enough...  Read More


Adagio Bud & Breakfast
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The Adagio B&B is not your typical Denver B&B. After marijuana became legal, it became the city's first cannabis-friendly B&B. Located in the Wyman Historic District, a neighborhood first developed in 1880, it remains a distinctive slice of...  Read More


With just five Jacuzzi-tub bedecked suites, each done up with a different theme, booking in advance is advised for a stay at this historic B&B in the happening Highlands neighborhood. The inn gets its name from John Mouat, an 1890 Scottish...  Read More


Castle Marne
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As a nationally designated landmark, the Castle Marne was originally built in 1889 as the Raymond House, the first home in the neighborhoods shaping away from downtown. The Rhyolite stone building, a European style Stone Castle, was built by...  Read More


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Meet Becca Blond

Becca Blond is an award-winning Denver based freelance travel writer. She has authored more than 30 Lonely Planet guides on five continents. She also writes about Colorado and the world for...  More About Becca

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