About this listing
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 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 when all the foliage is not grown in. 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, 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..
We know the last thing you want on your vacation is to have to be on a schedule for anything... including waking for a scheduled breakfast. That's why we stock items for you to eat on your schedule, not ours! But, we also invite all our guests to use the kitchen if you like.
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. This room, in addition to guest bedroom and private bath allows you to have a suite of rooms to enjoy.
The furniture in that room is Ekornes Stressless... fully chiropractic approved of course! Just kick off your shoes [please] and put your feet up on the cozy ottomans, lay back, relax and enjoy!
Bikes are provided for daytime use for our guests. It is app. a 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. We do recommend a car to get around town and see all you want to see.
For longer stays of a week or more, washer and dryer are available as well as a clothes line if you prefer that fresh air smell!
Interaction with Guests
We want to give you your space and time to 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 by our guests during daylight hours. Public transportation bus lines are also close by.
If arriving at the Denver Airport, you can take the AB bus line to the DT Boulder Transit station. Picking you up at the Boulder bus station can be prearranged if you like.
We are in a residential neighborhood in North Boulder so having a car is best especially in the 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 in June. Hot tub is available all year long.
We're pretty relaxed and want you to enjoy your stay.
We ask for the general courtesy of remembering that this is our home.
Currently, we do not allow pets.
If you prefer to smoke, please feel free to do so outdoors.
Our home is adult proof but not child proof.
Quiet time is 10pm and after.
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.
My husband and I chose to spend the second half of our elopement/honeymoon vacation at Becky and Barry's Charming Retreat. I'm at a loss for words when it comes to describing the unparalleled value they offer their guests.
Upon arrival we were greeted by Barry, given a tour and short history of the property, and told to make ourselves at home. He also told us where to park and where the bikes we would be using could be found.
The main floor living room, bedroom, and bathroom made up the suite reserved for our private use. The "suite" has a perfectly balanced zen and rustic country decor. When we got to the bedroom, we were instantly moved after finding that Becky and Barry left us a card and chilled champagne to toast our newlywed status. The bedroom pantry and mini fridge also housed bottled water, beer, soda, coffee, tea and various sweets and treats. Two people could possibly live off the amount of food that was stocked for an entire week! The space and the furniture were so comfortable and aesthetically stimulating that it was often difficult to get up and enjoy the beautiful outdoors.
Becky and Barry's place is conveniently located less than an hour's drive from Estes Park/Rocky Mountain Park, one of the attractions on our list. It is also surrounded by beautiful biking and walking trails.
Should we plan another trip to Boulder and find ourselves in search of a place that offers convenience and a personal touch, Becky and Barry's Charming Retreat will be our number one choice!
I could not have been happier with the accommodations and with Rebecca and Barry's friendly attentions. I felt comfortable and welcomed from the start and the rooms were indeed a charming retreat from the studies I had come to Boulder for. Rebecca and Barry were knowledgeable and and attentive, but in no way intrusive. The accommmodations have been finished with loving attention to detail. I very much look forward to coming back.
This was one of my favorite airbnb stays to date!
Becky and Barry have created such a comfortable and relaxing space, and were so thoughtful about everything. The bed was more comfortable than a hotel. The location was very convenient, but just far enough away from the hustle and bustle to feel like an escape. The hot tub was a dream, and the snacks were much appreciated after a long day of hiking.
Becky also went above and beyond with making recommendations in the area, and helping this clueless city gal figure out how to park the monstrous truck enterprise gave me.
I truly wish I could have stayed longer, and next time I'm in Boulder I'll be sure to book this space again.
I had the most wonderful stay at Becky and Barry's Charming Retreat. The space is in a quiet neighborhood, and quite amazing, with a cozy bedroom, private bath and lovely private living room. The bedroom is very comfortable with a mini-fridge, microwave, and coffee maker, and the best part was all the goodies in the fridge and pantry! I felt very pampered and cared for. Oh, and don't forget the hot tub, such a nice touch at the end of the day. I will definitely be back!
We had a nice stay here. Our host Rebecca was very kind to stock the fridge with all sorts of food. We talked with her briefly a couple times, and she seems like a very friendly, caring person. The house was comfortable and had a laid back energy. The neighborhood seemed to be a slower, quiet neighborhood which is nice.
Becky and Barry could not have been more wonderful as hosts. Their home is beautiful and full of love. The room we stayed in was very comfortable and clean and well appointed with plenty of space and a stocked refrigerator and pantry! An unexpected treat! Not to mention the fresh hard boiled eggs from their chickens
My friend and I came to stay for the weekend and it was amazing! Becky and Barry are wonderful! The place was super cute, roomy, and very well stocked with food and supplies! They had everything you could think of for us to use. They even had fresh laid eggs from their chicks in the fridge! We had access to the hot tub, went and came as we pleased and they were very helpful with things to do around town. We couldn't have asked for a better experience or better hosts!
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About the Host, Our Charming Retreat- Rebecca
" 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