About Susan d'Oronzio
My husband Pete and I have lived in Lafayette for many years. My husband grew up on the East Coast and I am originally from North Dakota. We met and married in Colorado in 1993. We love the Boulder county area and the people in this community. Our family enjoys hiking, biking, snow skiing, riding horses and most any outdoor activity. My dream was to provide a cozy lodging place for guests and especially the families of locals to stay while visiting. We wanted to provide a beautiful outdoor affordable space for people to have a small gathering or party. We have partnered with some amazing caterers that we would love to recommend if you have a special event in mind. (please contact us for catering and event pricing) We live just minutes away, and are always available to answer any questions you might have about the area or to help with anything you might need.
Susan d'Oronzio purchased this House in 1996
Why Susan d'Oronzio chose Lafayette
We purchased this property in 1996, about the time our first child was born, and opened a gift shop. Old Town Lafayette was starting a wonderful transition as the state highway was routed away from downtown. We wanted to be a part of this change as Public Road became walkable, new restaurants and brewpubs opened, and the properties nearby evolved. Shortly after our second child was born, we decided to close the gift shop and began renting the property. It has been used as a vintage clothing store, a salon and most recently, an acupuncture office. It's taken some time for the town to come into its own, but it's almost to what we envisioned 20 years ago. Now, traffic moves more slowly; the sidewalks are used later into the evenings; there are great places to dine, snack or just sit and watch kids play. We took over use of the property again in 2017 to create a nice place for visitors to stay and enjoy the town we've come to love.
What makes this House unique
We have a wheelchair accessible, fully ADA compliant bathroom, shower and sleeping area. Our property is in the heart of Old Town Lafayette. It is located right on Main Street where you can sit on the front porch to people watch and listen to local musicians perform at the restaurant or coffee shop across the street. There is also a private sitting area on the back side of the house. The large,beautifully landscaped back yard is perfect for small events. The House Inn Old Town serves as both a residential rental, and as a small event venue. Residential Rental: When booking through Home Away, the published rates apply to lodging and personal use of the property. Up to 8 guests may stay and use the house, outdoor sitting areas and landscaped yard. Event Venue: Use of the property for events requires a separate contract and additional rates apply. Event reservations include use of the “serving shed”; and use of the landscaped yard to entertain guests not staying at The House Inn.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
This property was perfect. Met all of our needs. Very charming house. Back yard was perfyfor entertaining all of our friends and out of town guests. Property owners were very accommodating. 10/10 would recommend!
Great place to stay
We had a great time on our girl trip
We will be back
Thanks to the owners
Perfect Family Vacation Home
The House Inn is a true gem in every way! Clean, charming, comfortable, accessible...these are just a few words to describe this property. With our family of five, including three young children, The House Inn couldn't have been more perfect for our summer getaway to the Denver area. Susan was prompt, friendly, and helpful in her communication, including her many wonderful recommendations for things to do and see. There are also so many extras in the house that she thoughtfully provided that made our vacation extra easy and fun: beach towels, a cooler, umbrella, well-stocked kitchen, toiletries, extra blankets...I could go on and on! Our family has never stayed in such a well-stocked vacation rental...Susan has thought of everything! Location wise, Lafayette was 30 minutes from everything we wanted to do/see: the Denver airport, Downtown Denver (museums), Hiking (Boulder area, El Dorado State Park); and only 1.5 hours from Rocky Mountain National Park. The House Inn is in the heart of Old Town Lafayette, and it couldn't have been more charming with wonderful eating options, a little splash pad by the ice cream shop, and we even went to the Recreation Center to swim in the indoor pool (slides, lazy river...very fun!) on a rainy afternoon. We look forward to staying here again on our next Denver vacation. Thank you, again, Susan, for sharing this wonderful home with all of us!
We had a perfect experience! The place was exactly what we expected!
The property is very clean, comfortable and has everything you will need.
The owner responds quick and is very friendly
We rented Susan's house for my son's college graduation. It was an easy 11 miles down baseline into Boulder. In addition, it was right in downtown Lafayette. We had two incredible dinners in walking distance from the house and brunch right across the street. The house was well equipped and had little extra's like lotion and shampoo which we greatly appreciated. Susan was an amazing communicator and send me emails with suggestions, but also answered my emails quickly when i had questions. It was one of my nicest VRBO stay's yet!
Thank you so very much for your amazing review. It was a delight to have you as our guest!
Once a week there is a farmers market a few blocks down the street in the Lafayette Florist parking lot. Enjoy the park and walks around Waneka Lake, where paddle boats are available for rent between Memorial and Labor Day. Kids can enjoy running through the water fountain feature a few blocks down at Festival Plaza and have some ice cream at Eats and Sweets. The WOW! Children’s Museum is also just blocks away from our property. Later in the day, you can take advantage of several local breweries just a short walk away.
The Pearl Street Mall in Boulder is just 10 miles away along with hiking trails at the beautiful Chautauqua Park. Many ski areas such as Eldora, Winter Park, Breckenridge and Vail are just a one to two hour drive away.