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. After Jo's passing, Bob began to pass the running of the B&B to family members to better enjoy everything Steamboat has to offer. During the summer you will find him road biking in the morning and enjoying a glass of wine on the deck in the afternoon. During the winter Bob enjoys visiting family and seeking warmer places to visit.
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.