The Dove Inn was recently featured in Sacramento Boomer Magazine! They said,
The eclectic design strikes a perfect balance between farmhouse fresh and classic Victorian—think exposed brick walls, tufted sofas in bold hues, original wood floors, and a hand-built belt fan in the living room—that you’ll absolutely adore. An automated check-in and checkout system isn’t only easy but means no awkward encounters or forced conversation with the innkeepers and a sense of total independence. Whichever room you choose (there are 10 total), you’re in for a treat. Though sizes and styles vary, you can expect a space with funky light fixtures and furniture; white marble tile, brass fixtures, and glass showers or soaking tubs; and crisp, high-quality linens. Come morning, help yourself to a cup of Joe at the custom-built coffee bar that even includes a cold brew kegerator, in addition to kombucha, fresh fruit, yogurt, granola, and gluten-free goodies—all sourced from area purveyors—before taking on the town’s nearby hiking trails, breweries, or historic downtown district. Between the adorable details, hip décor, and proximity to the town’s main drag, The Dove Inn is indeed “golden.” Why We Love It: Nitro cold brew and kombucha on tap; modern amenities like flat-screen TVs featuring Netflix; and the behind-the-scenes service model. Perfect For: Design lovers who go gaga for modernism and minimalism.
The Dove Inn was featured on the blog “Gent Life” where they said, “If you seek something a little different, might we recommend venturing to neighboring Golden, Co. where this 1866 Victorian inn is quiet, quaint and moves more at a weekend pace. Not quite an AirBnB, not quite a boutique hotel but something in between. You are left to your own devices in a house built by one of Golden’s original mayors. Seriously, if you’re looking to slow your pace… this is your dream come true. We will be back! PS- We stayed in the Serenity room and it felt like we were spending the night at a family member’s house.. ”
If you’re longing for that perfectly Western mix of old-time pioneer town and the great outdoors, then Golden is the underrated U.S. destination for you. This former Gold Rush town is located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and is home to the Coors Brewery.
The Dove Inn was recently featured in Vacation Idea (“The Dream Vacation Magazine”) as one of Colorado’s 21 best weekend getaways! “Plan a romantic getaway or a family vacation to one of the top Colorado destinations …” says the article. Read the whole article here!
Enjoy your last night as a single lady with all of your bridesmaids. Consider reserving a hotel suite or bed and breakfast to have one last slumber party in. Enjoy telling stories of the past while doing face masks and taking fizzy bubble baths to ensure everyone is refreshed for the morning. When you wake up, you’ll all be in one place making relaxing and starting the day off right carefree.
If you’re tieing the knot near in Denver, CO, The Dove Inn is a great option. With its one of a kind charm, you’ll want to capture all of your getting ready moments there from hair and makeup to zipping up your wedding gown.
Sips and Snacks
Start the morning off with a big glass of water (hello hydration) and coffee if you need a little pick-me-up. Order some pastries and goodies from a local bakery like Yours Truly Cupcake (pictured) — while you may not feel hungry, it’s important to fuel your body for the big day ahead. Light bites such as macarons, tea sandwiches or croissants are a good option.
Before getting ready, pop a bottle of champagne to kick off the celebrations! Then, enjoy some fun cocktails. Mimosas are a great simple drink but if you’re looking for something a little more special, try this Rose Raspberry Sorbet Cocktail.
Our little getaway was just featured in Reader’s Digest’s “Most Charming Inns in the United States Under $200 a Night” and we could not be more thrilled!
The article says, “After an action-packed day traversing the mountainous landscape in Golden, Colorado, what better way to unwind than with a soothing soak? Rooms at The Dove Inn are equipped with spacious tubs and come with complimentary scented-bath bombs, including nitro cold brew coffee and kombucha. And it’s a bargain with rates starting at $145 per night!” – Tyler Weisz
Getting ready with all your best girlfriends the morning of your wedding is full of so many emotions from jitters to excitement. These moments leading up to when you finally get to say “I do” will be ones you’ll never forget. Cherish the last laughs as a single woman with your mother, sister(s) and friends. These wonderful women in your life will help you forget the nerves while you get your hair and makeup done, but so will a little cocktail!
The go-to cocktail for many brides and her maids is champagne and mimosas. But, if you’re looking to make your day a little more special, this Rose Raspberry Sorbet Cocktail will be something everyone will enjoy sipping on …
Many couples today are opting for mini-moons; typically a 3-4 day vacation immediately following the wedding — but, if you’re feeling overwhelmed during the planning process there’s no one stopping you from taking one before your big day!
Why take a mini-moon instead of a honeymoon? Whether it’s because you’re waiting to save up for the honeymoon of your dreams, or your lifestyle or schedule just doesn’t allow for you take off the necessary time to enjoy a week or two away then a mini-moon may be just for you!
A few reasons we think a mini-moon is a good idea …
For our owners Regan and Libby Foster, The Dove Inn’s remodel at the beginning of 2018 wasn’t the first big construction project they took on. Before The Dove Inn came into their lives, they built their own home in Denver. But as they are won’t to do, they didn’t settle for your typical wood framing. They built their home from nine shipping containers that had sailed the seven seas on huge ocean-going vessels. In this article from Dwell magazine, writer Ray Mark Rinaldi speaks to the Fosters about what made them decide to using shipping containers, the experience of building with steel, and how they used it to create a one-of-a-kind home for their family.
by Ray Mark Rinaldi Published in Dwell Magazine. Read the full article here!
Making a house out of shipping containers sounds easy enough: Just snap up a few neglected boxes from a local junk dealer, rack ’em and stack ’em, and create a bit of old-school prefab magic.
In 2014, while recovering from a work-related injury, Denver-area firefighter Regan Foster started exploring the idea of shipping containers for a new house he was planning to build. Two years later, he and his wife, Libby, moved into a home made mostly of the giant metal bins, having done much of the work themselves. They share the residence with their year-old daughter, Evie, and Libby’s mother.
But recycling the detritus of global shipping has its complications. Like how to turn corrugated steel boxes that measure an awkward eight feet wide and 40 feet long into something cozy enough to call home. Or how to keep their metal floors from vibrating when you walk on them, or prevent the chemicals they are treated with from being released into the air. Or, perhaps most important, how to assemble it all so it doesn’t look like you live in the storage yard …