The world “ramble” evokes a sense of exploration, ease, wonder and relaxed curiosity. The same can be said of The Ramble Hotel, a feast for all your senses that comes together beautifully. This boutique 50-room hotel is nestled in the River North (RiNo) district of Denver, Colorado.
While taking its name from a verb, The Ramble is also a nod to the hotel’s namesake, Madame Rambouillet, the 17th-century French salon host known for her “egalitari- an gatherings that spurred raucous conversation.”
When you enter the hotel, you are at once intrigued. The hotel houses the famous Death & Co. cocktail bar, which is open to the lobby and dining areas. Death & Co. brings to The Ramble not only its unique cocktail experience, but also seasonal menus, small plates and large group offerings. The atmosphere is communal while offering spaces that feel intimate and encourage you to linger. In the morning and early afternoon, sunlight pours into the lobby from the large floor-to- ceiling windows, setting a calming tone. DC/AM serves breakfast bites, coffees, teas and pressed juices.
All of the spaces, from the banquettes to the sitting areas, are equally luxurious and comfortable. Eastern European rugs lay atop beach maple hardwood floors in a herringbone pattern. “Found” elements pepper the design and impart a sense of approachability, while wood, leather, velvet, marble and brass combine into an authentic look. The guest rooms echo the shared spaces in the materials and the details. The engaging, thoughtfully curated art in the rooms carries a through line to select pieces in the hotel. Most of the art is from Denver-based artists, some of whom have studios in the RiNo district.
For wanderlusts, The Ramble is a must. A stay at The Ramble brings to mind what Hemingway famously said about Paris: Like a moveable feast, it stays with you after you leave.