Our home is a wonderful private haven. People that visit feel we found a little piece of paradise!
This charming 100 year + farmhouse is a private retreat centrally located in North Boulder. Enjoy easy access to DT Boulder.
Our home sits on 1/2 of an acre. The house is one of the original farm homes in the area with lots of personality! This grand ole' gal of a home is over 100 years young. Inside, you will find the original hard wood floors and doors. There are lots of mature trees and gardens of flowers. Feel free to enjoy some time on the covered front porch There's a cozy couch for reading, napping or just dreaming with a cool glass of lemonade.
The bedroom faces south with a view of the mountains. It's bright and cheerful with lots of light.
There is a queen size bed and the room has a closet and lots of storage room. It is connected to a private bathroom with a walk in tiled shower with sitting benches. Towels are stocked for your bath and the pool as well as shampoo, lovely scented soaps and other toiletries.
Coffee and tea are provided as well as fresh fruit and other breakfast/lunch type food for the week. If there is a particular tea/coffee you like to drink, please let us know and that will be provided as well as ice tea, water,and/or soft drinks, all of your preference.
A fully stocked larder will be available. Hard boiled eggs fresh from our own chickens[ in warmer months when they are laying], muffins, bagels, lox if you like, cream cheese, nuts, popcorn, breakfast bars etc..
The hot tub and pool are available for your use as well. We use no chemicals but only natural products to refresh both. There is a wonderfully calming and private bricked patio area in the rear of the house so you can enjoy your meals outside if you like.
In the living room, we also have a large TV screen with full channel access and a DVD for movies.
The furniture in that room is Ekornes Stressless European Leather... fully chiropractic approved of course! Be comfortable, kick off your shoes [please] and put your feet up on the cozy ottomans and relax!
Bikes are provided for daytime use for our guests. It is about 15-20 min. ride to DT Boulder, 10 mins. or less if you are cranking it.
A lock is provided for the bikes. We know you will be off and on the bikes while exploring Boulder. Replacement cost is $350.00 each bike while in your care so lock em up tight if you are out and about town.
Your room has literature with "Things to Do" in Boulder including a easy to read map of the city.
For guests with longer stays, there is a washer and dryer for your use as well as a clothes line if you want to hang clothes for that fresh air smell!
Interaction with Guests
We want to give you your space and enjoy your privacy. However, if you need anything, we are available. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make your visit a cherished memory
The neighborhood is "old Boulder", full of towering trees and mature gardens. Just far away enough from the hubbub of town but close enough to enjoy all that Boulder has to offer!
For your safety and enjoyment, bikes are available for use during daylight hours by our guests. Public transportation bus lines are also close by.
If arriving from the airport, you can take the AB bus line to the Boulder Transit Center in DT Boulder. Pickup at the bus station can be prearranged if you like.
If you rent a car, there is parking on the premises.
We are in a residential neighborhood in North Boulder so having a car is best especially in the colder winter months. Otherwise, during warmer weather, and if you are used to riding bikes, it is an easy bike ride downtown.
Other Things to Note
Pool is above ground and down for season by second or third week of September. The pool goes up Hot tub is available all year long.
We are pretty relaxed and want you to enjoy your stay. We ask for the general courtesy of remembering this is our home. Currently, we do not allow pets. If you prefer to smoke, please feel free to do so outdoors. Quiet time is 10 pm and after.
Although we adore children, our house is adult proof but not child proof.
If you wish to use our outdoor area for party for friends and family, there is an additional charge.
That's about it. Come visit us and experience the calm of Our Charming Retreat.
Matched the description perfectly - a lovely old farmhouse in North Boulder. Awesome value for the price - the snacks were generous, and the living room/bedroom/bathroom is basically your own private suite. The hostess was super sweet, and we really enjoyed getting on the bikes and riding around! The place was immaculate. Would totally stay here again, and overall, we had a great time!
My experience with Becky and Barry was ideal! The home is beautiful, my space was very comfortable, he neighborhood was great and the hosts were very friendly and helpful. If I'm in the Boulder area again I wouldn't hesitate to book another stay with them. Thanks Becky and Barry!
I couldnt imagine a better place to stay in Boulder. Becky and Barry are absolutely the nicest people, and their house is even better than the pictures. I loved meeting the "Dixie Chicks" (their chickens), and Becky and Barry put together a nice binder with suggestions of places to visit while in town. I honestly am looking forward to finding another opportunity to come back and will stay again.
My stay here was amazing. The hosts are really lovely, the room (and private bathroom) are super comfortable, and the location was perfect. If I could give more stars I would!!! When I left I thought to myself, "I hope this space is available when I come back next year!"
Becky and Barry were the perfect hosts. We have stayed at about a dozen airbnb's and this was our favorite by far. You have your very own "wing" of their house, including a tv room/den, a bedroom and a bathroom. Becky stocks the mini fridge in the bedroom with tons of treats including fresh hard boiled eggs from the seven chickens that they have on the property (the "Dixie Chickz"!) We used the hot tub and sat outside and relaxed as well. A car or bike is a must, as the neighborhood is definitely suburban. We would love to come back and stay with them again!
OHHHHH!!!! Congrats, big, big congrats on your engagement!!! So excited for both of you and honored to have been part of this trip and memory. Our very best wishes for a happy, loving future! You guys are adorable!!!
Becky and Barry
Our Charming Retreat
I have stayed in a number of places in Boulder and they all have their charms...but I have to say that I was and am mightily impressed with the Charming Retreat that Rebecca and Barry run.
Not only was it TRULY charming, and quiet, and had everything you might need (including a nearby common space - with a big TV - that no one seemed to use - so it kinda felt like an additional bonus space), it was also incredibly well provisioned. Many of the airbnbs seem to provide the first B (the bed) but not the other part (the breakfast) but Rebecca had stocked the fridge in the room (yes - your own fridge in your own room) with tons of different food and juices not to mention coffee and tea and fresh fruit and chocolate and hard boiled eggs....the list goes on!
Just as importantly, both Barry and Rebecca were sweet and warm and were clear about arrival instructions, etc. One example of Rebecca's considerateness: on the snowy morning after my night there, I saw her dusting the snow off her car. Then she turned her attention to my car, and her tenant's car! Now don't be expecting this little extra attention folks (!!) I mention it here only as an illustration of her thoughtfulness.
The hot tub really does work and I managed to grab a few minutes in it as the snow gently fell the night I was there. It was a great way to end the day before dozing off to sleep.
If you have read any other reviews of this home, you will see that they are all glowing, as is mine. It will get harder and harder to get a room here as these hosts' reputations grow - but they really do deserve all the business they can get!
They are good people and provide extraordinary value. You will enjoy staying here.
Wow Kate! I am overwhelmed and humbled by your review. Thank you so much but it is us who receive the greatest gift from being Air B&B hosts... getting to meet super folks like yourself and your husband Richard. We look forward to seeing you again and are so grateful for your very very kind words...
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" Our Charming Retreat"
What better way to describe this little piece of Heaven on Earth!
My husband Barry and I are children of the 60's and 70's, live on the property and went to High School together!
He is a talented muscian and a practicing chiropractor and healer.
His biggest assets? Oh my, so many... A charming personality, quick, genuine smile and laid back personality...Me? I manage a locally owned Danish Furniture store, love to explore my creative side and meet new and interesting people!
[A B&B is perfect for me!]
We love all that Boulder has to offer such as an active livestyle, biking, hiking, working in our lovely gardens and listening to music.
Come and enjoy the restful tranquility of our home! We look forward to sharing this treasure with others and meeting all our interesting guests!
Barry and Becky