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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