The Briar Rose Bed and Breakfast is located in what was known as the McConnell House and has been under its current name for over thirty years as a bed and breakfast. The McConnell House was originally built in the 1880s. It has been remodeled and expanded many times and there have been two families that lived in the house for multiple decades. The bed and breakfast is owned by Gary Hardin, a Zen monk, and Jessika Kimes. Their intention in running this place is to bring compassion and mindfulness to their care for the guests and the inn.
Their gardens offer a private retreat for their guests for a warm conversation, personal reflection or the guests can just enjoy the many different plants such as flowers, shrubs, and trees. They also have a living room with a wood burning fireplace perfect for reading, enjoying a pot of tea with their famous fresh baked shortbread butter cookies, or as a meeting place for friends. The bed and breakfast also offers a meditation room with a beautiful cherry floor.
During your stay you will be treated to a full, organic breakfast in the dining room. If the weather is good, you can enjoy your breakfast on the sun porch or if you prefer, arrangements can be made for in-room service.
The Briar Rose Bed and Breakfast is the only Boulder lodging that serves organic breakfast and the only inn to be inspected and belong to the Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers of Colorado. This is the state association of Bed and Breakfasts in Colorado.
The Briar Rose Bed and Breakfast has many get away packages to choose from.
- Dinner and a Movie (Date Night)—this package costs $289.
- Spa –this package cost $299 for one person plus $150 for each additional person.
- Anniversary—this package costs $599 and includes two nights and a relaxing massage.
- Honeymoon—this package costs $439 and includes two nights and a massage.
- Romance—this package costs $439 and includes two nights and a bottle of champagne, non-alcoholic cider, or wine-grape juice.
- Elopement—this package costs $459 and includes two nights
All of their packages include the organic breakfast which consists of fresh fruit, yogurt with berries, their famous granola, an egg dish which is often served scrambled with vegetables and homemade sweet bread that is baked fresh the night before.
If you have a special event coming up in your life, or you just want to get away from it all, then make a reservation at the Briar Rose Bed and Breakfast.