Millennium Harvest House
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I awake around 0900 and head upstairs to the kitchen. The layout to the apartment was the bedrooms were down a set of stairs, and the living area, lounge and kitchen are on the ground floor. The apartment is quiet and I prepare my breakfast of oats and a protein shake. Steve comes up, ready to go out. He's going to play some football with some friends. We chat briefly and he heads out. My plan is hiking. But first, I need a hoodie. I had left my cold weather gear at ...
... previous night, packing bags and putting the camper in vacation mode, I just sat and did nothing for that first day... it was amazing.
- Seeing and hanging out with the bro and just being in the same room as my family. What a wonderful feeling to just be with the whole family.
-Seeing my friends, making new ones and growing more with old ones.
-Winning Settlers of Catan
-Working with wood and Siding ...
... coyote, rattlesnake (mike just barely missed stepping on one), and more grasshoppers than one can imagine. The town outside of the park was called Medora and it was a totally cheezy cowboy themed town. Home of the Cowboy hall of fame. We emedietly started to miss twenty something year olds, but moved on to badlands national park where there were even less young people to see than Theodore Roosevelt park. Bandland national park is kindof similar but way mroe dry and wild ...
... treats including an Almond Milk Cacao Bhakti Chai (if you haven't tried it, you must) and hit the road. Here we were, i was, the start of a beautiful relationship with the road and i was completely ready.
Blessed to have a relaxed version of my dad next to me in the passenger seat, I began to ask him a few questions about his childhood hoping to dive into another adventure with getting to my dad on more of a friend level. Apparently, he wanted the same so ...
... and then it was time to head to Coors Field. Baseball for the uninitiated....was actually not too hard to pick up. Like rounders but somewhat faster! Fabulous family atmosphere though with dancing, anthems, games and even a military tribute to servicemen in the audience. Think we could learn a thing or two from that! Also just an easy place to take children - beer, hot dogs, nachos and popcorn all on sale either ...
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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.