Snuggled in a cute, lil’ historic district, the inn is within walking distance of downtown dining and shopping or a quick drive from nearby attractions like Boulder’s landmark Pearl Street and Longmont’s scenic St. Vrain State Park. You’ll book it for its proximity to Front Range towns, but you’ll return for its special touches like craftsman-made flourishes and floor-to-ceiling fireplaces. Choose from chic, Southwestern-styled standard rooms, suites and apartments, then book a spa treatment (or two or three).
What makes it special?
When you arrive, you’ll be served glasses of wine in shimmering gem colors, along with a delicious cheese plate that’s piled with goodies. If it’s warm enough, you can enjoy it on the flower-spattered patio — or in front of the great room’s crackling fire.
The most “Colorado” thing about this place
It’s the more “active” amenities like the inn’s complimentary bikes and all the nearby paths perfect for walking and jogging.
Most unexpected amenity
We hear all the rooms boast fancy heated toilet seats. That’s pretty unexpected, indeed.
Top sensory encounter you’ll experience
Our vote is a classic Swedish massage to ease away muscle tension, followed by a loooong, detoxifying steam shower in the spa. Or, to up the wellness ante, consider more unique offerings, like cupping and craniosacral therapy.
Our favorite traveler review
“Staying at the Niwot Inn made our visit to the Boulder area very special. It was our retreat after a day of sightseeing. The blazing fire in the great room was so welcoming, along with the staff, the delicious cookies, and the evening wine and cheese. Our queen suite was very comfortable and having the fireplace there brought cozy warmth during the cold winter weather. We also loved the heated toilet seat — who knew? Nicole, Clarissa, and Cornelia were all very helpful and recommended restaurants and things to see and do. The town of Niwot is quiet and quaint. It's about a 90-minute-or-less drive to ski areas and Cheyenne and less than an hour to Denver. Boulder is seven to 10 minutes. This is a great place to stay.” — Joanne G., Tripadvisor
Things to see & do nearby
Stroll Niwot’s picturesque downtown that’s shaded by mature cottonwoods. Pop over to Boulder’s Pearl Street for a public-art walking tour. Consider a ski or snowboard day at Nederland’s Eldora Mountain Resort. Sip craft beers at Longmont’s own Left Hand Brewing Company and Oskar Blues Brewery.
Photos courtesy Niwot Inn & Spa