Millennium Harvest House
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... first time in 4 years I had absolutely no idea what cutlery to use because I had 3 forks all of the same size, 1 knife and 3 spoons all dotted around (Wow the quality of this blog is really going downhill!) So boring cutlery aside the evening was great, the food was amazing and it was definitely not your typical restaurant.
The next morning we got up early again (this family really didn't want me to catch up on my missing Vegas sleep) ...
... some serious storm clouds coming in over the Front Range just to our right and we were lucky that we were literally on the edge of it. As the name implies, Left Hand Canyon keeps winding to the left as you continue up the road and that proved to be our salvation as we had only a few sprinkles as we climbed. We finally hit the steep section and dug deep to make it up to the store only to find out that they were out of cookies. No cookies? It can't be true ...
... 160; Talia helped open and now manages a new distillery in Lyons Colorado, just outside Boulder. When we arrived, Kelsey and I were immediately introduced to Moonshine Whiskey! We were handed two tastes of 90 proof moonshine for the first time- - clear liquor, twice distilled through a hand crafted copper distiller in a garage behind the bar. Spirit Hound focuses on Gin and ...
... they have decorated them with fairylights and at night it is just like fairyland. Boulder is a very busy city but still has a country feel. Sits at the base of the rockies with very good outdoor activities. Everyone rides pushbikes. There are bike racks all over the main retail area, you just insert your credit card and it releases a bike. Go for a ride and take back to ...
... getting thirsty and hot. Their motivation and speed began to wain. That's when the reinforcements were called in.
Lindsey met the boys at 11:30am at the base of their next climb, Rewritten. Six liters of water,
four-inch thick sandwiches, fresh fruit, candy, and cheers, the two were refilled with energy and stoke.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Millennium Harvest House Boulder
Ok, I have never written one of these, but we were so let down by our stay we, I really wanted to share with others. We picked this hotel originally because it had a great price, seemed nice in the pictures, and was a great location.
We had a great stay at the Millennium, especially since we only paid $65 a night through Priceline. The location is perfect - right on the Boulder Creek Bike Trail and just a short drive (or ride) to the Pearl Street Mall. They have indoor and outdoor pools, spas and tennis courts. We rented bikes (and a tandem!) right near by. Safeway is around the corner to buy those fruits and powerbars before a hike. The staff was very friendly and helpful and let us store the tandem behind the front desk overnight. Our bed was comfortable and we enjoyed our breakfast (purchased at Safeway) on our balcony. The downsides: the bathroom was small and a little old, and our view was of a huge air conditioning unit, although there were mountains behind that. (Please note: we stayed on a weekend and weren't able to get rooms there through Priceline during the week.)
Unlike all the other reviewers, my stay was rather pleasant. I picked it because Frommer's had given it a good review and we got a decent rate.
I stayed at the Millennium Harvest House Hotel in Boulder as it was the designated hotel for a conference I was attending at the nearby college. There were several problems I encountered during my stay that each were minor by themselves, but by the time I left, added up to a very disappointing experience.
Housekeeping needs attention.
While the room was clean and comfortable, the bed linens were not changed during our 4 night stay and the toilet articles not replenished, even after request. Noise was not a problem; mattresses comfortable enough; breakfast uneven...berries poured on my plate straight from the box...not washed. Would stay again due to location and price.
A place to hear your neighbors party all night long
I had the misfortune of staying one night at this dump before checking out and moving to my kid's apartment for the remainder of the week. The walls are paper-thin. The carpets are filthy, the room dirty, and pretty small for an american motel. There were parties going in neighboring rooms (way past 2 am). When I complained to the front desk Manager that night and the next morning, they said that I should have known that it was right next to the campus and therefore it would be a party hotel. They didn't bother to help.
So, if a) getting some sleep at night while visiting your CU student; or b) dealing with courteous motel staff; or c) being in a room where you are not afraid to step on the carpet in your bare feet are important --- stay away from this place!
Skip this one
Reservation agent assured me the executive suite was big enough for our family of five -- it even came with access to the executive lounge -- breakfast & dessert buffets and free internet. The five of us, the pullout sofa and rollaway fit -- but there was little room for the luggage!
The staff knew nothing of the executive suite privileges that were included -- and after trying both "buffets", I understand why they didn't bother to mention them. Never did find the free internet access.
Hotel was clean but tired looking. Outdoor pool was nice. Concierge services could have been a lot better: we were looking for more than chain restaurants on Pearl Street.
This is a dump!
I stayed at the Millenium Harvest House Hotel in August, 2003. I was there for a meeting. So, they jacked up the prices. It was very expensive and the hotel was a dump! When I checked into the room, the water was brown. They told me that it would be better later in the day. That does nothing for someone who has driven 15 hours and needs a shower. The food in the hotel restaurant was taste-free and expensive. People working at the front desk were very unknowledgable. The parking lot was not well-lit. I felt very unsafe. Avoid this place!
Would not stay at the Millennium Harvest House again
We were at the Millenium Harvest House July 8-11 attending a tennis event with a large group. Those on the 1st floor of the low-rise building had trouble with bugs. We were on the 2nd floor with a balcony that had a view of the large heating & cooling units. The bathroom (shower/tub, vanity & sink, toilet) was cramped. The dressing area had a vanity counter but no mirror. Closet door was mirrored. The king bed was very comfortable. The walls are thin, so we ran the fan all night to mask the noise. The restaurant food was good, but the service was the worst I've seen. We complained to the manager, but she was not interested in hearing us. We loved the tennis courts, but would stay at an adjacent hotel should we again travel to Boulder.
Great hotel, beautiful grounds (trails), but the concept of soundproofing seems to have escaped management. You will hear doors slam all night long. What a dreadful disappointment to an otherwise great hotel.