The Eggs Benedict at Wild Standard. Courtesy photo

Treat Yo Mama to a Boulder Mother’s Day

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Mothers are the world’s unsung heroes. If it wasn’t enough that they birthed you (really, we could stop right there) they also raised you and did everything in their power to ensure you had a happy, successful start to life.

Once every year, we get the chance to tell our mothers thank you for all they have done and continue to do for us.

This Mother’s Day, treat your mom to a relaxing, rejuvenating day, Boulder style.


Start the day off by letting your mom sleep in. Then, once she’s fully rested and ready to tackle the day, treat her to brunch, our favorite meal.

There are some great brunch options in Boulder and some serving up a special Mother’s Day deal.

Mother’s Day Brunch at the Hotel Boulderado. Courtesy photo

The Hotel Boulderado puts on an annual Mother’s Day Brunch buffet with plenty of desserts and a chocolate fondue station, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. All moms get a complimentary glass of champagne. Adults are $65.

Serving both brunch and dinner, The Greenbriar Inn offers a full day of celebration. The brunch buffet comes with unlimited champagne or up to three bloody Marys for $49 per person. For the buffet with no booze, you pay $40. Dessert, coffee and both iced and hot teas are available. Brunch is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and dinner starts at 6 p.m.

Jill’s Restaurant and Bistro, located inside the St Julien Hotel, knows brunch. And it’s not different on Mother’s Day. There are two seatings, one at 10-10:30 a.m. and one at 12-12:30 p.m. Adults are $74.50, and live music will be provided by Adam Bodine Trio.

At Wild Standard, fresh seafood is the specialty, with an additional focus on organic, season fruits and vegetables. Lamb Navarin and the spring citrus salad are some of the seasonal, rotating brunch specials, which join the eggs benedict and wild shrimp and grits, which are permanent menu items.


Do you want to show your mom how much you appreciate her, but you’re never sure what’s the best gift? Or maybe your mom just loves to shop. Either way, there are plenty of great stores in Boulder to choose from.

Downtown Boulder. Courtesy photo

Our suggestion? Get her a Downtown Boulder gift card. These cards are accepted at more than 180 stores including spas, restaurants, the Farmers Market and many retail stores. Doing this ensures she’ll be able to get exactly what she wants from exactly where she wants. No guessing. No unwanted gifts. See the full list of participating locations here.

The Renaissance Boulder Flatiron Hotel also offers a great shopping package for mom. The Shopping Spree Package includes two Starbucks drinks, complimentary transportation to the Flatiron Crossing Mall, a discount card that’s accepted at many of the mall’s stores and a $50 AMEX card. If that isn’t enough, the hotel also offers a Mother’s Day brunch at its restaurant, Flatz’s.


After dealing with screaming babies, angsty teens and young adults who are clueless about the real world, moms deserve to relax. Some of Boulder’s best spas offer Mother’s Day specials and discounts that you shouldn’t miss.

The St Julien Spa. Courtesy photo

Spavia Boulder offers $40 off the Relax Package, which includes a signature massage and a signature facial. It also offers a free MantraBand or Spartina necklace when you purchase an “ultimate service.” Treating mom to a relaxing massage is one of the best ways to say thank you.

If you want to spend a luxurious day with your mother, The St Julien’s spa is your one-shop stop. It offers a side-by-side massage so you and your mom can relax together. It also has a variety of other services, including facials, scrubs and wraps, manicures and pedicures, and hair services, such as cuts and colors. Pick one service or several for your custom day of relaxation.


Food, spas and shopping are great. But some people prefer to spend money on experiences instead of things. And Boulder is a great place for that, too. Here are some of our favorite things you can do with your mom on Mother’s Day.

Adult coloring at Settembre Cellars. Courtesy photo

Adult coloring continues to be popular and for good reason. It’s relaxing and therapeutic, and you end up with a beautiful picture that commemorates the moment. That’s what you can get at Settembre Cellars’ adult coloring event on Mother’s Day from 1-6 p.m. Grab a drink from the tasting room and sit down with your mom with some colored pencils or crayons.

More of a painter than a colorer? Not a problem. PoshSplat offers a Mother’s Day mimosa and painting morning. Painters will follow a local artist’s step-by-step instructions to paint a beautiful poppy picture.

Chautauqua’s Dining Hall is offering a special Mother’s Day afternoon tea to celebrate with your mom. The tea includes a three-tiered assortment of sweet and savory pastries, scones, tea sandwiches, sweet cakes and a pot of premium loose leaf tea.

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