Boulder, Colorado: A Weekend at the Hotel Boulderado

With so many things to do in and around Boulder, Colorado, it is one of our most favorite weekend getaway destinations close to home. We went there for a family weekend and got to stay at the landmark Hotel Boulderado, an elegant Victorian property dating back to 1909. The hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a member of Historic Hotels of America, so most of its interior has been preserved – the original elevator still operates, and the first guest register is on display in the main lobby. As soon as we stepped foot into our Historic King Suite, we were fascinated with the traditional Victorian decor, and Everett was excited about the extra space.

Since the hotel is nestled right in the heart of downtown, the first place we checked was Pearl Street Mall, where Everett loved watching street performers and going on a trip aboard Tebo the Train.

Our favorite breakfast spot was the Woodgrain Bagels, where we got our fuel for a hike in Betasso Preserve. Other excellent dining options we enjoyed were Corner Bar, with delicious burgers and craft beer, and Spruce Farm & Fish, one of the three on-site restaurants at the Hotel Boulderado. Here, Everett tried his first-ever fish and chips from the kids’ menu and loved every single bite, while TJ went for the steak and fries, and I savored a tuna tartare and the yellowfin tuna.

It was a fantastic weekend we all got to enjoy in Boulder, Colorado.