Best Kept Secret B&B

915 Colorado Avenue, Glenwood Springs, Colorado 81601
Innkeeper(s): Eliza Fulton
  • The uncommonly pretty gardens make spring, summer and fall Magical.

    The uncommonly pretty gardens make spring, summer and fall Magical.

  • The Boudoir has a queen bed, hallway, closet and large private bathroom.

    The Boudoir has a queen bed, hallway, closet and large private bathroom.

  • Our intimate 3-person hot tub can be enjoyed year round.

    Our intimate 3-person hot tub can be enjoyed year round.

  • Spring flowers from the garden make a happy display.

    Spring flowers from the garden make a happy display.

 
  • Introduction

    Our historic Best Kept Secret Bed & Breakfast is located just one block off Highway 82 (Grand Avenue) in the heart of downtown Glenwood Springs, Colorado. You can walk to almost everything you want to see or do while in town. We’ll pick you up if you’re traveling by train or coach. Our 1914 Victoria home offers two beautiful rooms, both on the first floor and each with a private bath.

    Indulge in the ambiance of this relaxing experience. Everything is simple, clean and nurturing to help make your stay in Glenwood Springs especially memorable.  There is even a 6-circuit labyrinth in the back gardens to help you expeerience some calm and respite from your busy world.  Watch the birds bathe in the fountain from the front porch or swing peacefully on the back porch swing.
     
    Bicycles are provided and we are located just one block from the downtown restaurants and shopping and just a couple blocks from the beautiful River Trail.   Reserve both rooms with family or friends and the entire downstairs is set aside for your enjoyment.; including the use of the kitchen. 
     
    A scrumptuos, healthy and mostly organic Continental Breakfast is served May through October each year.  Many hiking trails and historic walks are within easy walking distance. 
     
    Don't miss this unique B & B experience.  To learn more visit us on Facebook or Trip Advisor - or visit our website www.bestkeptsecretbb.com.  We look forward to meeting you sometime soon.  Two night minimum stay is required on weekends and holidays and a seven-day cancellation policy applies.  A $20 reservation fee is retained on all cancellations.
     
    Discounts also apply at Yampah Vapor Caves and the Hot Springs Athletic Club & Pool.  See our Specials Page for more "secret" opportunities.  Pamper yourself!  
  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Eliza Fulton for sharing her own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Most travelers love the convenience of the location, being in the heart of downtown and yet on a quiet street. They also always comment about the beautiful gardens and the ambience of the historic 1914 character of the house. It is a special place. Breakfast is always also a hit.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique?

    We are best known for our uncommonly pretty gardens, front and back porches where people can relax and enjoy the birds and flowers. Many people also really enjoy the intimate hot tub in the back gardens which looks at Red Mountain. It is very peaceful. This past year we added a Sixth Circuit medieval labyrinth to the back gardens. This provides the opportunity for people to enjoy the quiet calm and solitude of the labyrinth walk.

    What do you love most about your inn?

    Many people comment on the feeling of the Inn. They like that it feels like home, warm and welcoming, and many also appreciate the sharing of the local history by David and information on local attractions and restaurants – not to mention the exceptional pampering experiences that abound in Glenwood Springs. Eliza enjoys doing the market research and quality control in this area!

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    Glenwood Springs is famous for its natural mineral Hot Springs and for Doc Holliday! Glenwood Hot Springs is the largest Hot Springs pool in the world. We also have Yampa Vapor Caves – Yampa means big medicine. These caves were discovered by the Ute Indians. People today still enjoy the detoxifying benefits of the underground steamy caves and other health treatments offered here. We also have the Glenwood Caverns adventure Park, fishing, rafting, bicycle riding, hiking, shopping and just enjoying the beauty of the Valley.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    The best complement any guest can give us, is a return visit. We look forward to meeting previous guests’ friends and family as they bring others back to share their experience.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    The best kept secret is probably our location. Guests enjoy being able to walk almost everywhere and also really like that the River Trail is only a couple of blocks away. We provide ordinary bicycles for folks to use during their stay in Glenwood Springs.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    If someone is staying four nights in Glenwood Springs they could choose to spend time here enjoying the Valley and also go up Valley to Aspen or Snowmass where they can see the mastodon remains. They could also hike Hanging Lake, which is beautiful, and explore the many hiking trails here and in the canyon. One could go for a rafting trip or fish in our Gold Metal waters. They could go to the Glenwood Adventure Park and take the Fairy Cave’s tour or ride on the swing that catapults people out over the canyon, the alpine slide or roller coaster. For the less adventurous they could simply enjoy our fine restaurants, visit the Historic Hotel Colorado that has been restored to the days of Teddy Roosevelt, enjoy the local shopping and relax with a good book. We are also only about an hour and a half away from National Monument in Grand Junction which is near the Utah border and displays a very different type of terrain. Really the possibilities are endless.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Yes, Glenwood Springs is a small town and people can walk from our in to downtown, the Hot Springs pool, the history Museum, the art center, or visit Doc Holliday's Memorial in the Pioneer Cemetery.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Glenwood Springs boasts many excellent local restaurants. Juicy Lucy's is an old time favorite with fresh seafood, steaks, elk and more. The Pullman is across from the train depot and offers a diverse menu of eclectic choices. The Rivers Restaurant is right on the river and in the summer you can eat on the patio. The Glenwood Brewpub makes its own beers and has a nice array of sandwiches and salads. We also have several Mexican restaurants like Fiesta Guadalajara and many Asian restaurants like the May Palace and J. H. Chen. Italian restaurants include the Italian Underground which has been a local favorite restaurant for many years. We also have many coffee shops like the Bluebird Cafe and Sacred Grounds. There really is something for everyone and we are happy to help our guests choose a restaurant that is sure to please their palate.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    We have many links to local attractions on our website. We also have discounts to the Glenwood Athletic Club and Pool and to Yampa Vapor Caves.

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    There are only two bedrooms, both on the first floor and each with a private bath. So when people choose to reserve both rooms together they have the entire downstairs, porches and hot tub to enjoy just for their group.

    Do you accept pets?

    On occasion, we have made an exception and accepted a well behaved pet when they remain under the constant supervision of the owner. However, it is not our policy to accept pets. Please contact us to discuss your particular situation.

     

  • Amenities

    • Pure cotton sheets, towels and robes
    • Complimentary DSL computer
    • Private Internet access in each room; wireless connection also avalable
    • Common lounge area with television
    • Board games, DVDs and videos
    • Beautiful outdoor sitting areas
    • Uncommonly pretty gardens 
    • Outdoor hot tub with a view of Red Mountain
    • Complimentary bicycles
    • Chlorine-free shower heads
    • Delicious, homemade (mostly organic) Continental breakfast
    • NEW - 6-Circuit Medieval Labyrinth 

  • Breakfast

    Quiet Season

    (October through April) During the Quiet Season the fully equipped kitchen is shared so you can cook breakfast at your leisure with your own food items or you can choose to go out to eat a one of our nearby restaurants.

    Peak Season

    (May through October) The Best Kept Secret B & B serves a healthy Continental Breakfast every day from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM - Eat at your leisure.

    Box Lunches: 

    Can be ordered from a near-by restaurant located just a few blocks away.

    Is it Someone’s Special Day? 

    A Special Cake, Wine or Bouquet of Flowers can be waiting for you in your room.  Please inquire for fees and options.
  • Attractions

     

    • Chamber of Commerces
    • Natural Attractions
    • The Arts and Museums
    • Ski Resorts
    • Snowmobiling
    • Golfing
    • Rafting / Kayaking
    • Biking
    • Hiking /Snowshoeing
    • Horseback Riding
    • Fishing
    • Wineries & Wine Tasting