15 Underrated Places in the U.S. You Should Visit Now

15 Underrated Places in the U.S. You Should Visit Now

By Dove Inn on June 5, 2019 in Media Coverage

Here’s what SmarterTravel.com says in their list of 15 Underrated Places in the U.S. You Should Visit Now …

#11: Golden, Colorado

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.

Annual Visitors: 1.1 million

Where to stay: The Dove Inn at the base of the Front Range

We couldn’t agree more 😉 Get over and book your summer night before we fill up!

Plan the Perfect Morning with your Maids

Plan the Perfect Morning with your Maids

By Laura Peterson/Rocky Mountain Bride on January 26, 2019 in Media Coverage

Rise and Shine Darlings

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.

Read the full article here at Rocky Mountain Bride!

Dove Inn featured in Reader’s Digest’s “Most Charming Inns in the United States Under $200 a Night”

Dove Inn featured in Reader’s Digest’s “Most Charming Inns in the United States Under $200 a Night”

By sneakymoose on January 20, 2019 in Media Coverage

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

See the article here!

A Morning Cocktail with your Maids

A Morning Cocktail with your Maids

By Dove Inn on January 15, 2019 in Media Coverage

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 …

Read the full article here on Rocky Mountain Bride!

Rose Raspberry Sorbet Cocktail Recipe

a recipe from Rocky Mountain Bride

Ingredients

Wander + Ivy Rose

St. Germain’s

Raspberry Sorbet

Raspberries

Fresh Mint

Directions

1. Fill flute with Rose.

2. Add 1 Tbsp. of St. Germain’s and stir well.

3. Add 1 small scoop of raspberry sorbet.

4. Garnish with fresh raspberry and mint leaf.

5. Top with decorative straw and enjoy!

A Magical Mini-Moon at The Dove Inn

A Magical Mini-Moon at The Dove Inn

By Laura Peterson/Rocky Mountain Bride on January 8, 2019 in Media Coverage

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 …

Read the full article at here Rocky Mountain Bride!

Dove Inn owners build shipping container house featured in Dwell magazine

Dove Inn owners build shipping container house featured in Dwell magazine

By Dove Inn on December 22, 2018 in Media Coverage

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 …

Read the rest of the article here!

Another Golden gem: Colorado School of Mines

Another Golden gem: Colorado School of Mines

By Tamara Carey on December 14, 2018 in News

(Photo courtesy of Colorado School of Mines)

Founded in 1894, filled with history of “ramblin’ wrecks” from Golden Tech (as their fight song proclaims) and state-of-the-art science and technological research, the Colorado School of Mines (CSM) provides one of the most unique higher-level educations with science, technology, and engineering focusing on solving “the world’s challenges related to the earth, energy and the environment.”  Mines is not only a world-class research university, but also offers a tight-knit college experience with similarly-minded students willing to commit to the academic rigors that makes each graduate competitive in their field across the globe.

Nestled in the valley of Golden with a continually-expanding and updating campus, the traditions of the past meld with the progressing future experiences through activities in which the entire Golden community participates. Some of the favorites are the age-old E-Days (Engineering Days) events in the spring semester, boasting the best fireworks in the valley. Since 1934, Golden visitors and residents have enjoyed watching not only the fireworks display, but the Clear Creek cardboard boat race, ROTC-Sponsored helicopter demonstration, trebuchet contest, and much more.  Alumni from all across the globe travel back to Golden to share in these events.

Parents of students, brothers, sisters, grandparents, aunts, and uncles, are are invited each year not only to family weekend, but to homecoming, commencement, and to numerous opportunities throughout the academic year.  These events include connecting through attending sports and recreation activities, Oredigger music program performances, and community service projects through various fraternity, sorority, and student activity clubs.

Visitors to Golden will find that the Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum “ranks #1 of 39 things to do in Golden” according to TripAdvisor–with free admission, no less.  With over 2,500 specimens of mineral, fossil, gemstone, meteorite, and historic mining artifact exhibits, this museum is really a hidden gem.

Literally a stone’s-throw distance from The Dove Inn, staying in the warmth of the Inn while exploring the Colorado School of Mines is a no-brainer.  Whether you’re looking to spend a couple days exploring Mines’ rich history, cutting-edge research labs, and rich collections or an alumni reminiscing about your time at Mines, or a family member of a student desiring to spend some time exploring their world, staying in The Dove Inn will enable you to leave Golden refreshed and enriched.

About the author

Tamara Carey is a Golden resident and alumni of the Colorado School of Mines.

Victorian B&B reimagined as boutique Dove Inn

Victorian B&B reimagined as boutique Dove Inn

By Robert McCune on November 24, 2018 in Media Coverage

GOLDEN, Colorado—Hospitality and innovation come naturally to husband-and-wife entrepreneurs Regan and Libby Foster.

So the couple knew when they decided to get into the hotel business, they would do it differently.

They enjoy entertaining at their seven-bedroom, five-bathroom home in Denver, Colorado, which they built from nine corrugated-steel shipping containers, and which they rent out on Airbnb.

When they travel, they like to feel at home, but without the hassle—comfortable and catered to, leisurely but luxurious.

All of that was going through their minds, they said, when the Fosters bought a bed-and-breakfast here in November 2017, which they renovated and reopened as The Dove Inn, a boutique hotel, in February.

“We weren’t really looking for a property when a friend of ours sent us this listing in the summer of 2017, but we saw a lot of potential,” Libby Foster said.

“We visited (the bed-and-breakfast) multiple times that summer, and the previous owner was very sweet to us, and let us sit there and dream, and take up her time and her staff’s time. We asked a lot of questions, got a lot of great ideas.”

The Fosters operated the property, which was originally built in 1866, as a …

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Santa Claus is coming … to Dove Inn!

Santa Claus is coming … to Dove Inn!

By The Dove Inn on November 23, 2018 in News

We wanted to let you in on a little secret. On the night of November 30th, Santa will be stopping by the inn for some photos and holiday cheer!

From 4 to 5:30pm the inn will be open to all the little ones who want an extra chance to see Santa. You can get a photo for your holiday cards, tell him what’s on your wish list, and try to convince him that you’ve been good this year.

At 6pm the Olde Town Candlelight walk will start at the top of Washington Ave., one block south of the inn, and progress through town. It’s very sweet and you’ll get a big dose of small town charm 😉

Can’t wait to see you!