Adagio Bud & Breakfast

1430 Race St., Denver, Colorado 80206, USA

Leah Charney

Embracing Colorado’s cannabis status, the Adagio Bud & Breakfast combines old and new Denver. Situated in an 1892 Victorian mansion, the Adagio includes all the spoils of a traditional bed and breakfast, while also offering guests the opportunity to safely and comfortably engage in pot tourism. The space is well-stocked with coffee, tea, snacks, and the ability to smoke and engage with others interested in cannabis culture. The hotel does not provide the pot, but can direct you to both nearby and preferred dispensaries, where a budtender can talk newbies through their choices.

YOU SHOULD KNOW All guests must be over 21, just as only those over 21 can purchase or possess weed legally in Colorado.


The property has six appointed suites and no two are alike. Befitting the property’s musical namesake, rooms are named for composers. Rooms incorporate a historic feel, with restored fireplaces, wood floors, and thick wooden window moulding. In several rooms, updated furniture, like comfy couches and plush rugs are intentionally placed to encourage guests to relax. Wi-Fi is free in all rooms and in public areas.

YOU SHOULD KNOW Smoking is not allowed in rooms and is encouraged in designated areas only.


Remember, it’s a refurbished former residence, so bathrooms feel residential in their tub, shower, sink, lighting, and toilet offering. Just as each room is unique, the bathroom amenities depend on the room you stay in. Some have oversized jetted tubs, others a smaller stall shower.


A desk and grand carved staircase greet guests upon arrival. Couches and chairs, as well as a player piano, are found in the communal living room. Smoking isn’t allowed in rooms, so guests partake in this area and the B&B provides various smoking accoutrements, including pipes and bongs. There’s also hot tub and huge garden patio in the backyard.


There’s not a spa, per se, but several massage and reflexology services are available on-site, including massages incorporating CBD oil.


Each reservation includes the delicious breakfast, cheekily named “Wake n’ Bake” and served each morning. Munchies and beverages are available self-serve in the communal kitchen all day long. The Adagio B&B also offers an hours-long happy hour, aptly dubbed the 4:20 Happy Hour. There’s also an evening dessert offering.


Guests will find juices, teas, sodas, coffee, beer, wine, and champagne in the communal fridge, plus additional items are served at the 4:20 Happy Hour. Those curious to try Colorado’s legal weed can use the provided paraphernalia bar.


Getting Around

Limited parking and street parking is available, though guests can count on ride-shares or short-term car rentals, like Car2Go or ZipCar, being easy to access. The urban Colfax Avenue corridor has two city bus lines, with both local and limited service. Many parks, cultural amenities, shops, bars, and restaurants are within walking distance.


On Colfax you’ll find the local favorite fast-casual joint Illegal Pete’s (2-minute walk), featuring Baja-style burritos, tacos, and bowls. Speaking of tacos, Tacos Tequila Whiskey (6-minute walk) is a hot scene of street tacos, homemade churros, and well-made cocktails. For those feeling relaxed, Peter’s Chinese (4-minute drive) does excellent takeout or delivery. For an upscale meal, enjoy the seasonal menu of [email protected] (5-minute drive).


Neighborhood pub Wyman’s (4-minute walk) is the closest bar and has a relaxed atmosphere, with pool tables and Chicago-style deep dish pizza. For house-infused vodkas, visit The Thin Man (7-minute walk), located on 17th Avenue, another commercial corridor with tons of indie shops, restaurants, and bars. Vine St. Pub & Brewery (8-minute walk) is a brewpub with delicious craft beer plus burgers and vegetarian food.


The preserved mansion’s urban location is perfect for travelers who like to feel like they “live” in a city during their time there, with a quick walk or bus ride to cultural institutions, restaurants and bars, and amenities like grocery stores and pharmacies. This property and its location is also good for a younger set and those who don’t mind stairs or enjoy the charm of old houses. The communal feel of a bed and breakfast partners well with the marijuana community.


4 rooms, 2 suites
Breakfast Yes
Lunch No
Dinner No
Bar No
Cafe No
Room Service No
Free Parking


Phones: 800-533–4640;303-370–6911

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