Bob and Jo Riley "retired" to Steamboat Springs from Palm Beach, Florida to take over the Alpine Rose Bed And Breakfast. Jo managed a home with 4 children for 30 years and spent 10 years as an administrative assistant in the Palm Beach, Florida School District. Bob spent 40 years in education as a teacher, school administrator, district administrator and finally as Executive Director of a National Education Association. Bob and Jo "take seriously" their responsibility as BnB owners. They check out Steamboats' restaurants, pubs, breweries, wine bars, mountain bike trails, road bike routes and other recreational activities in order to be able to make the appropriate recommendations to our guests.
Rachael grew up in Maine helping out around her parent's Bed and Breakfast on Mount Desert Island. After high school she moved to Colorado to pursue her passion working with horses. Rachael spent two years managing the equine program for an area guest ranch where she worked along side Bob and Jo's son Zac. She later began helping around the B&B and now manages it, allowing Bob to experience retirement to the fullest. Rachael loves starting each morning with a gourmet breakfast and tips for the day's activities. When not taking care of guests, Rachael enjoys riding horses in the back country, hiking with the family dog Ellsworth, and fishing.
As so many of our guests will tell you, Ellsworth is the real star of your stay. Eagerly awaiting your arrival on the staircase, Ellsworth will make you feel right at home. Ellsworth came to the Riley family as a puppy and has always enjoyed the B&B life. As a Bernese Mountain Dog, winter is Ellsworth's favorite season. When not taking his official greeter job seriously, he enjoys long walks in the park, eating snow, and belly rubs.