Lovers' balcony, the Englishe Room.Your private balcony overlooking the Farmitory gardens, vintage brass beds repurposed to raised-bed, organic vegetables.
Enchanted Cottage in Old Town, Room & Private Bath
Enchanted Cottage in Old Town, Room & Private Bath

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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About this listing

Step back in time in this historic, eco-friendly/chem-sensitive, fragrance free Victorian home surrounded by organic flower & fruit gardens. Close to CU Boulder, Naropa, Farmer's Market, skiing, organic eateries, mountains, DIA. Short walk: galleries/microbreweries/distilleries. 100% renewable electricity, 1-Gig internet.

Enjoy private lover's balcony, porch, patio, secret garden, orchard espalier path, permaculture gardens. Canary-friendly - ask us for details.

The space

Victorian era cottage in the Historic East Side neighborhood of Old Town Longmont, lovingly restored with a steampunk sensibility. We're nearby to the tracks and it's fun to watch the trains during the day. The house is super insulated with air conditioning in your room for a pleasant and peaceful night's sleep.

Guest access

The upstairs is for guests, where you'll have your own bedroom and bathroom. Enjoy a private balcony off your room overlooking the romantic garden with vintage brass beds planted with organic vegetables. Delicious, gluten-free muffins, coffee, and tea for breakfast in the dining room. We eat only organic as much as possible. Fluffy, certified organic cotton towels provided. We usually take our shoes off at the door. This listing is for one bed, suitable for single person or a couple. Please see our other listings for two and three bed bookings.

Interaction with guests

We start a conversation with our guests via mobile, and that is always the best way contact us when needed. We may be working or sleeping at any hour, so knocking on doors or trying to find us is never the best approach. We respond promptly to texts.

Other things to note

We have a cat. The stairway was built 100 years ago for shorter people. We're eco-conscious and the house is friendly to folks with sensitivities to chemicals.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 4PM - 10PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: 16 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: 19
Security Deposit: 80
Weekly Discount: 15%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 4PM - 10PM

- Fragrance free house. We strive to be environmentally sensitive to create a safe space for highly sensitive people. Please leave scented products, fragrances, and aerosols at home and do not wear or bring into the house, clothes that have been dried with dryer sheets, as these are toxic to your host. We provide basic toiletries that are unscented or scented with essential oils only, and soft, fluffy, certified organic cotton towels.
- Please take your shoes off at the door and leave them on the cork mat.
- Please let us know when you will be arriving. If you need to change arrival time and especially if you're going to be arriving earlier than you told us previously, call or email us first. We need to be here to check you in and may not be able to accommodate last-minute early arrivals. Thanks!

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - Guest rooms are one flight up an old and somewhat steep staircase.
Potential for noise - We are by the train tracks. While we and guests generally sleep well, there is some noise and vibration from the occasional train.
Pet(s) live on property - We have one short-haired cat who is not allowed in the primary guest room.
Some spaces are shared - Guests have access to front porch and front yard garden area, secret garden, and dining room. Parlor, back yard & areas marked private are hosts only.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

2 nights minimum stay

6 Reviews

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Scott User Profile
August 2017
Ben was a thoughtful and solicitous host. The house was even more interesting than advertised, the location near downtown was terrific, and the local train traffic was charming. We had a great stay and we hope to come back again.
Mary & Ben User Profile
Response from Mary & Ben:
Scott - Mary here - I hope to meet you folks on your next visit! The Coffee Filters are with the breakfast stuff for next time. Thanks for being such nice guests.
August 2017

Rebecca User Profile
August 2017
Where to start! The house is gorgeous, every nook and cranny a work of art. The room is beautiful with a very comfortable bed and a balcony overlooking the garden. Mary and Ben are wonderful hosts, and much more. As well as welcoming me into their home and helping me to understand and navigate the area, there was always an open invitation to share in lively conversation. They also helped me to arrange a shuttle right from the doorstep to the airport. My stay was comfortable and colourful and I look forward to returning.
Mary & Ben User Profile
Response from Mary & Ben:
We loved having you here! We look forward to your return, to meeting your friends traveling to the states, and visiting you in Sri Lanka. We feel like we have a new member of the family.
August 2017

Kristina User Profile
August 2017
Very unique eccelectic house and we liked the location close to restaurants. Hosts very flexible with arrival time when we were running late and were nice enough to set out muffins for us when we left very early in the morning. Would stay again and recommend them to everyone
Mary & Ben User Profile
Response from Mary & Ben:
We loved having you here, Kristina! You're both so sweet. We'd host you again any time.
August 2017

Akino User Profile
July 2017
Ben is a very nice host and Mary told us about train; but, unfortunately, we did not realize the train makes so much noise... and they run so frequently. Someone told me they transport sand for fracking.... in the middle of the night.
Mary & Ben User Profile
Response from Mary & Ben:
The train also carries wind turbines, wood, and lots of cool stuff. On Akino's first night, there were three trains, which is more than usual, but we definitely have trains! Our other guests have enjoyed them as we do, but not for everyone. I hope your next Airbnb host is not in a train town, but most of the Front Range has trains.
July 2017

Dan User Profile
July 2017
Ben and Mary are warm, accommodating and helpful. I slept great.
Mary & Ben User Profile
Response from Mary & Ben:
Good to hear - best wishes for your new business
July 2017

Jennifer User Profile
June 2017
A gem, the room was very inviting, soft bed, loved the balcony off the bedroom. Just what I wanted and needed, close to everything. Will use again on my next visit to the area
Mary & Ben User Profile
Response from Mary & Ben:
Thanks Jennifer! You'll be very welcome - we hope to host you again soon.
June 2017

Boulder, Colorado, United StatesJoined in June 2010
Mary & Ben User Profile

Mary is a working, interdisciplinary artist and Ben is a technology industry analyst and consultant. Together we compose and produce original operas. We completely restored our home over the past 2.5 years and we are proud to offer a unique experience to guests visiting Boulder and the Front Range. We often travel for work and to do research for our art, writing, and opera projects.

Languages: Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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