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!

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!

Lux Nomade, a lifestyle guide, featured Golden’s boutique hotel The Dove Inn

By sneakymoose on October 27, 2018 in Media Coverage

Lux Nomade recently featured The Dove Inn in their Hotel Guide!

The historic Victorian house has been introduced to a new contemporary décor with modern-day amenities for the ultimate hotel experience.

The property, located in the heart of Colorado boasts an authentic mountain feel, true to the historic town. The inn’s convenient location on Main Street offers a launch pad for its guests to the great outdoors and downtown areas. This includes access to renowned restaurants and breweries, as well as outdoor activities like hiking and biking; river tubing and kayaking; mountain climbing and skiing.

Business Den stops by The Dove Inn

By sneakymoose on October 20, 2018 in Media Coverage

“Revamped Dove Inn offers a Golden opportunity” is the headline of a recent article from Business Den featuring our inn! Here’s an excerpt!

I feel like one of the reasons why people want to stay in Airbnbs is they’re being disenchanted at a big corporate hotel,” Foster said. “(The Dove Inn) is like a big home with a very fun, creative atmosphere,” said Regan Foster. The couple took a trailer and visited shops nationwide to decorate each room with antique dressers, lights and other accessories.“We brought in more Victorian charm and also brought in a modern aesthetic,” Foster said. “It’s very hip and up-to-date … every single room is different.

Luxury Travel Magazine features The Dove Inn

By The Dove Inn on October 14, 2018 in Media Coverage

Luxury Travel Magazine (“The A-List of Travel®) recently featured our boutique inn! Here’s an excerpt!

The new Dove Inn aims to accommodate all kinds of guests through a personalized, behind-the-scenes approach to service. Guests can cozy up in one of 10 rooms, including three suites, a studio, and several historic designs, offering varying layouts and amenities. For example, the Aspen Suite features an electric fireplace and cozy queen canopy bed; the Castle Rock Studio is an extra-large suite with a stylish kitchen for extended stays; and the Carriage House boasts a Chippendale desk from the 1700s and spectacular views of Golden from its outdoor entrance.

Haunted Golden Ghost Tour Package

By The Dove Inn on September 4, 2018 in News

Calling all ghost hunters! On weekends in October, The Dove Inn welcomes fans of the paranormal (ages 21+) for a spooky weekend getaway, including a pub crawl in one of the most haunted cities in the West…Golden, Colorado! Package includes:
    • 1- or 2-night stay (must include a Saturday) at The Dove Inn in one of our historic guest rooms dating back to 1866
    • Halloween-inspired welcome gift featuring locally made goodies
    • 2 tickets to the Golden Ghost Tour & Haunted Pub Crawl* (Saturdays from 7:30pm to 10pm, *alcohol optional/not included in price of tour)
    • Flashlight rentals for independent ghost hunting
    • Light, complimentary self-serve breakfast
    • Supplement: Book an hour with a psychic medium to summon any spirits of interest, right in your guest room! ($100)
Pricing: $400 for 2-night stay, $245 for 1-night stay
E-mail The Dove Inn ( with the dates you would like to request to book your Haunted Golden Ghost Tour Package before its too late!

Dove Inn featured in Denver’s 5280 magazine

By The Dove Inn on August 8, 2018 in Media Coverage

” … it’s totally possible that when you’re binge-watching Netflix in your cozy room (there are 10, including three suites and a studio) or AeroPressing your morning coffee, you might just forget that you’re not at home. And that’s exactly what the Fosters envisioned.”

– Christine Deorio, 5280 Magazine

Our little ‘ol inn was recently featured in Denver’s leading magazine publication, 5280! Writer Christine Deorio stopped by for a visit and to learn about how the inn works, about our recent renovation, and see what it’s like to stay in a modern inn with an old soul. Click here to read the full article over on 5280’s web site!

Dove Inn Grand Re-Opening a Grand Success

By Justina Thompson on May 24, 2018 in News

Taking over ownership of any small business, especially in the travel and hotel industry, is no small feat, yet somehow the new co-owners of The Dove Inn, Regan and Libby Foster, make it look easy and fun. The Grand Re-Opening Party they put together to showcase renovations of the 10 room historic Victorian home built in 1866 was no exception.

From the renaissance style feast of meats, jams, cheeses, fruit and pastries strewn across a reclaimed beam of wood over marble to the wine pairings, custom-made kombucha mocktails, and live music by the incredibly talented Paul Dehaven, this Grand Re-Opening Party is in my list of top 3 favorite events.

Attendees also had the pleasure of enjoying a vintage photo booth, relaxing chair massages and even the chance to get a stick and poke tattoo!

While The Dove Inn has been a Bed and Breakfast in Golden, Colorado for a couple of decades, the Fosters only recently acquired ownership in November 2017. In December they temporarily closed its doors to do a full renovation before reopening on February 13, 2018 just in time to spoil Valentine couples with a fun and romantic getaway in one of the luxurious, soaking-tub complete suites.

Libby and Regan put their hearts and souls into designing a new vision for the inn, fusing together aspects of modernism and minimalism with the charm and class of a previous era. After many walls were knocked down to open up spaces, original brick walls and floors uncovered, and more 1800s pieces brought in, the results were undeniably breathtaking. Around every corner is a visual ode to the bones that have always held this historic home together and yet, one also feels the warmth and coziness of a modern, classy and luxurious inn.

Today, the entryway now brings the visitor into an open space concept that merges the lounge, dining and kitchen areas as if they were always meant to be a beloved space that draws people together over food, drinks and good conversation. This open layout wasn’t an accident. If you’ve ever met the Fosters, you know exactly what I mean because when you’re around these two and their darling baby girl, Evie, they immediately make you feel more than welcome – they make you feel like family.

After hand-delivering invitations to as many Golden businesses as they could find, the Fosters also invited hundreds of Colordans to come out and tour their newly-renovated Inn. Over a dozen local (Golden and Denver) small businesses were featured at the party including Gold Mine Cupcakes, Happy Leaf Kombucha, Lady Bird Poppy Flowers, Colorado Plus Brew Pub, Indulge Bistro + Wine Bar, Earth Sweet Botanicals, Upstart Kombucha, and E5 Day Spa, which are in great company with fan favorite local goods stocked at The Dove Inn for guests (including but not limited to) A Different Kind of Jam, Alpen Dough, Huckleberry Roasters, Two Rivers Coffee, Coda Coffee, and Pangea Coffee Roasters. Guests love that The Dove Inn also regularly keeps Kombucha and Nitro Cold Brew on tap in the lounge. Yes, that’s right, cold coffee and kombucha on tap!

The entire event was kicked off on the porch when members and staff from the Golden Chamber of Commerce gathered to speak their support to Regan and Libby preceding the official ribbon cutting. While the ribbon cutting with enormous scissors were a thrill to see, the truth is that this project and the entire spirit of The Dove Inn hospitality thrives in the hearts of Regan and Libby every day–a beautiful legacy of warmth and belonging that Baby Evie already exudes, too! If you didn’t get a chance to tour The Dove Inn, be assured it’s never too late!

Contact Libby to schedule a tour, or just come on over to say hi! The address is 711 14th Street, Golden, Colorado.

About Justina Thompson

Justina Thompson is a writer, traveler, and Colorado enthusiast based in Denver.