Foot of the Mountain Motel — Photo courtesy of Foot of the Mountain Motel
Known for its rustic charm, rich history and proximity to nature as well as the delights of the city, Foot of the Mountain Motel in Boulder, Colo., offers an escape from life's responsibilities while still allowing guests to take in the excitement of the Colorado Front Range.
A Rich History
The oldest continuously operating motel in the area, Foot of the Mountain was built by a husband and wife in the 1930s who hoped to attract the more affluent visitors in the area.
Though a great deal of remodeling has been done over the years, many of the cottages still retain some of their original layouts and quirky architecture.
Locally owned and operated, Foot of the Mountain Motel will make you feel as though you've gone back in time, without sacrificing modern comforts.
Foot of the Mountain provides a cozy winter haven, too — Photo courtesy of Foot of the Mountain Motel
Above Average Amenities
Just a few of the comforts to be enjoyed when you stay with Foot of the Mountain include a free continental breakfast, wifi, refrigerators, new flat-screen TVs and a charming picnic area, where you'll often spot a variety of wildlife. Some rooms even have a shared BBQ and deck available.
For those traveling with their beloved pets, Foot of the Mountain Motel is one of the few pet-friendly properties in the area. A very small fee is charged nightly, along with a refundable pet deposit.
Newly renovated interiors with rich wood paneling, plush linens and light fixtures throwing warmth invite you to rest after a day on the trails, or to curl up when you get snowed in.
Curl up, and let your cares melt away — Photo courtesy of Foot of the Mountain Motel
The Delights of Boulder
While Foot of the Mountain Motel allows you to get away from the general hustle and bustle of modernity, it isn't so remote that you can't enjoy all that Boulder and Denver have to offer.
Just a short drive from famous Pearl Street's dining, shopping and entertainment, you'll be able to grab a brew at one of Boulder's beloved breweries and take a walk along the scenic Boulder Creek Path, too.
The Peace of the Mountains
Since Foot of the Mountain Motel is located at the base of Flagstaff Mountain, hiking and biking trails are within walking. For those who crave more extreme adventures, rock-climbing is nearby at Boulder Canyon and Eldorado State Park.
For those visiting during the winter months, Eldora Mountain Resort is only a 30-minute drive, where skiers can enjoy turns on fresh powder.
Two favorites – Rocky Mountain National Park and Indian Peaks Wilderness – are also nearby, offering hiking, scenic drives and wildlife viewing.