Alps Boulder Canyon Inn


Hummingbird Nectar Recipe

"Award winning accommodations in scenic Boulder Canyon."

With 100's of Hummingbirds calling the Alps home we found this recipe is easy and keeps our feathered friends humming!

 Hummingbird Nectar

This nectar recipe is simple and our birds love it.

1 cup white granulated sugar (beet or cane)
4 cups water
Clean and fresh tap or bottled water.

Boil water in a stainless pan (avoid aluminum if possible) add sugar to boiling water, mix thoroughly and allow to cool.

Be sure to wash your feeder completely, this is very important to remove any bacteria or mold. Many feeders are difficult to rinse so use plenty of clean water.

Extra nectar can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Do not use brown sugar, red food coloring, jello, any kind of sugar substitute or anything else in this mixture.


Keep your feeders full. Hungry Hummingbirds will leave the area if feeders are left empty for any length of time. These delightful little birds will return year after year to a bountiful supply of fresh nectar.

If your feeder becomes cloudy, discard remaining nectar and wash and rinse thoroughly and refill.

If you have not completely rinsed your feeder clean of any soap residue your Hummingbirds will avoid it like the plague and you will have a difficult time attracting them back.

Be cautious about putting plastic feeder parts in a high temp dishwasher. We have had them warp to the point of being unusable.

We use and recommend Perky-Pet Hummingbird feeders and our favorite is the No. 209 with a 30 oz. glass bottle.

Be cautious about attracting bears and locating feeders near glass that might be broken in a bears attempt to get the feeder

Quality Assurance :

* AAA, 3 Diamond Awarded.
* Mobil Travel Guide, 3 Star Awarded.
* Frommer's, Preferred Accommodations.
* Westword Magazine, Awarded "Best of".
* "Recommended Country Inns in the Rockies" by Doris Kennedy.
* Denver's 5280 Magazine, Awarded "Top of the Town".

Members of; Distinctive Inns of Colorado, AAA, Professional Association of Independent Innkeepers, Boulder Hotel and Motel Association, Boulder Visitors and Convention Bureau, Boulder Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association, Colorado Travel and Tourism Authority, Colorado Restaurant Association, Nederland Chamber of Commerce.

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