Monday, December 21, 2009

Manitou Springs Fruitcake Toss

MANITOU SPRINGS FRUITCAKE TOSS


Ever wonder what to do with those leftover fruitcakes that your favorite relative or employer gives you for Christmas? Here's the perfect way to get rid of them while having some fun.

Manitou Springs hosts an annual event every January called the Great Fruitcake Toss. You can bring your own fruitcakes, or buy one for $1.00. Then you can participate in one of the many categories whether you want to hurl them through the air with brute force of muscle, build an elaborate trebuchet, gun or canon. It's loads of fun!

The 15th Annual Manitou Springs Fruitcake Toss will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2010. Festivities begin at 10:00am at the Manitou Springs High School Track 401 El Monte Place.

And you can stay at any of our Manitou Springs Bed and Breakfast Inns or Cabin Rentals while enjoying this fabulous Colorado event. Visit our website "Authentic Bed and Breakfast Inns and Cottages of the Pikes Peak Region" to choose from 15 different B&Bs, Cabins and Cottages throughout the Pikes Peak area, including Manitou Springs, Colorado Springs, Cascade, and Woodland Park.
See you at the Fruitcake Toss!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Pikes Peak Cog Railway

Featured Attraction:
PIKES PEAK COG RAILWAY


There is a wealth of activity to do in the Pikes Peak Region. One of the most popular attractions is the Pikes Peak Cog Railway.

Pikes Peak is one of Colorado's most famous mountains, where the song "America the Beautiful", was inspired from. Pikes Peak is at an elevation of 14,110 feet and one of the most accessible mountain peaks in the state of Colorado.

The Manitou & Pikes Peak Railway Company was founded in 1889 and the first trains made their way to the top of Pikes Peak in 1891.

Today, hundreds of people board the train daily and make the summit to Pikes Peak. It's one of the "don't miss while you're here" activities to do. At the top you can see 360 degrees for hundreds of miles in all directions. On a clear day you can see into 4 states.

And while enjoying the Pikes Peak Cog Railway, make sure to stay at one of our
Authentic Bed and Breakfast Inns and Cottages of the Pikes Peak Region
.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Featured Inn of the Week - Pikes Peak Resort

Pikes Peak Resort is no longer a member of Authentic Inns and Cottages of Pikes Peak. We do encourage you to visit our other member inns' pages and enjoy a wonderful stay throughout Woodland Park, Cascade, Manitou Springs, or Colorado Springs.

Visit our website at http://www.colorado-bed-breakfast.com/ to view all of our member inns.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Featured Inn of the Week - Pikes Peak Paradise

Pikes Peak Paradise in Woodland Park, Colorado is a true getaway located about 25 minutes from Colorado Springs. As you begin the ascent on Coyote Trail up the mountain you are off to a secluded special spot yet close to many area restaurants and attractions. Pikes Peak Paradise has the BEST 9,000-foot breathtaking panoramic view of Pikes Peak and one million acres of Pikes National Forest you will ever see.

Ron and Michael have beautifully redecorated this boutique style bed and breakfast in imported euro modern furnishings. The updated suites include brand new 1,000-1,200 thread-count linens that are line-dried in the mountain fresh air. Other amenities you will be treated to are new down pillows, down comforters, duvet covers, Egyptian cotton towels, and Soybu Robes. Ron and Michael’s love of art is apparent in the many fine pieces in their collection, which beautifully complements the relaxed atmosphere of Pikes Peak Paradise.

Luxury amenities include private in-room hot tubs, baths, and decks. They offer WIFI, HDTV Flat Screens, HD DVD/CD Players, over 350 DVD movies and romantic CD’s. In addition to their breakfast they offer snacks and soft drinks throughout the day, dessert in the evening plus 4 hours of complimentary beer and wine! The gourmet breakfast includes such dishes as Blackberry Buckwheat Buttermilk Waffles with fresh berries, syrups, & whipped cream, quiches, smoked salmon with capers & onions, and seasonal fruit & yogurt parfait.

Pikes Peak Paradise is perfect for a romantic getaway, anniversary, honeymoon, or wedding. Coming in Fall will be a gorgeous outdoor landscaped setting for small weddings and receptions.

Ron and Michael love to entertain and ensure that your stay is a memorable one.

Visit Pikes Peak Paradise's website at http://www.pikespeakparadise.com/ to find out more about this Woodland Park Bed and Breakfast and to see their 3, 4, or 5 night specials.

You can also visit our member website, Authentic Inns and Cottages of Pikes Peak, at http://www.colorado-bed-breakfast.com/ to check out the other 10 Colorado Bed and Breakfast Inns, Cabins and Cottages in our association.

Pikes Peak Paradise, and all of us in the Authentic Inns and Cottages of Pikes Peak, look forward to helping you plan your Rocky Mountain vacation and having you as our guests!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Featured Inn of the Week - Summit House Inn

The Summit House Inn, a stately 1920 Colonial Revival, with a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere! Behind the front door of this Colorado Springs Bed and Breakfast awaits a quiet retreat. Nestled in the historic north side of downtown Colorado Springs, you will have the opportunity to escape the demands of work and daily living for views of Pikes Peak and a chance to experience the surrounding area. The Inn is located one block from Colorado College and a 15 minute walk to downtown. It’s within a 10 minute drive to Old Colorado Springs and 15 minutes from Manitou Springs, thus ideally located.

Committed to new heights in hospitality, innkeepers John and Carol blend the comforts of modern living with the gentle and gracious influences of the past. Numerous common areas in this exquisite Inn beckon you to relax, read, daydream, and converse.

A large yet intimate living room, library, upstairs sitting room, and a meandering garden are just a few of the spaces of this Colorado Springs B&B. Whether you stay here to enjoy a Colorado Springs vacation or you're searching for Colorado wedding venues, you will experience an uncommon level of care and attention to detail.

Private and common spaces are adorned with furniture and decorative art pieces collected from around the world, ranging in age from the 1840’s to 1920’s. Every detail has been carefully considered to transport you to a quieter time. Business travelerss have access to the Inn’s free secure internet, evening social hour, and other supports. Carol, a 100,000 mile traveler for years, knows what travelers require.


The Inn has two rooms and one suite with tub for two. All rooms have queen beds, private baths, TV/DVD, cable, internet, desks and setting area. A hot tub is located outside.

A gourmet breakfast is served at the convenience of the guests. During the spring and summer months, breakfast is served on the patio in the gardens. In the fall and winter, coffee/hot chocolate by the fireplace is a welcome option for morning or evenings.

Visit the Summit House Inns' website at http://www.summithouseinn.com/ to find out more about this Colorado Springs, CO Bed and Breakfast Inn.

You can also visit our member website, Authentic Inns and Cottages of Pikes Peak, at http://www.colorado-bed-breakfast.com/ to check out the other 9 Colorado Bed and Breakfast Inns, Cabins and Cottages in our association.

The Summit House Inn, and all of us in the Authentic Inns and Cottages of Pikes Peak, look forward to helping you plan your Rocky Mountain vacation and having you as our guests!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Featured Inn of the Week - 1892 Victoria's Keep Bed & Breakfast

Victoria's Keep Bed and Breakfast offers elegant accommodations and lodging in the heart of Manitou Springs. Victoria's Keep is a restored 1892 Queen Anne Victorian offering a vision of Victorian charm surrounded by trees.

As you step inside this lovely inn at the base of Pikes Peak, it opens up into a spacious Victorian B&B, just waiting to pamper you with its elegance. Enjoy a romantic getaway or honeymoon in their award-winning establishment, as voted by guests "Best place to celebrate Honeymoons and Anniversaries" in Arrington's Inn Traveler Magazine for 2004, 2005 and 2006 and "Best Undiscovered Inns for Romance" by BedandBreakfast.com.

Victoria's Keep has been renovated with guest comfort in mind and offer a cozy retreat and comfortable atmosphere filled with charm, history, lovely decor, antiques, quilts, and collectibles.

Victoria's Keep features six accommodations, each with a unique charm and quality of its own. All accommodations have a private bath in the room and are furnished with a queen feather bed and Victorian antiques. The suites offer a large sitting area, jetted tubs for two, and fireplace. You will feel pampered and enjoy a very restful and memorable stay.

1892 Victoria's Keep features a large parlor for guests to relax and enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the B&B. The spacious parlor is equipped with a television, VCR, movie selections, books, magazines and games for your enjoyment. They are also equipped with wireless internet access and a guest computer in the Parlor.

For outdoor relaxation the wrap around front porch is the perfect place. Enjoy visiting with other guests or just reading a book. In the dining room there is a bottomless cookie jar, snacks, tea-cart with assorted teas, coffee and homemade hot cocoa. A guest refrigerator is stocked with sodas. Guests enjoy a full gourmet breakfast in the dining room with full service. Breakfast includes fresh coffee and teas, juices, entrée, fruit, and meat. The table is adorned with fine china, crystal, silver and each day a different breakfast is served. The staff at Victoria's Keep make every effort to accommodate special dietary needs.

Come enjoy a perfect romantic getaway complete with fireplaces, spacious rooms, and private baths. Victoria's Keep will pamper you with complimentary beverages and scrumptious breakfasts. All of this is within walking distance of the historic town of Manitou Springs, home of many mineral springs where you can experience and taste the water from these historic wells. The most popular of these being Iron, Soda and Twin Springs!

Visit Victoria's Keep Bed and Breakfast's website at http://www.victoriaskeep.com/ to find out more about this Manitou Springs Bed and Breakfast Inn.

You can also visit our member website, Authentic Inns and Cottages of Pikes Peak, at http://www.colorado-bed-breakfast.com/ to check out the other 9 Colorado Bed and Breakfast Inns, Cabins and Cottages in our association.

Victoria's Keep Bed and Breakfast, and all of us in the Authentic Inns and Cottages of Pikes Peak, look forward to helping you plan your Rocky Mountain vacation and having you as our guests!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Featured Inn of the Week - The Inn at Cascade

The Inn at Cascade "A Southwestern Retreat in the Colorado Rockies" is a southwestern style bed and breakfast inn located in the scenic mountain community of Cascade, Colorado just west of Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs. Nestled in the pines with sweeping mountain views at the base of Pikes Peak, the inn is the perfect lodging accommodation for secluded romantic getaways, special occasions and Colorado vacations.

Originally built as a summer home in 1929 this romantic bed and breakfast inn was lovingly converted to a B&B in the summer of 2003 by innkeepers and owners Sheri & Tom Schwagart. Decorated in a mix of Native American and Spanish folk art with architectural elements such as adobe walls, kiva fireplaces, log beam vigas and hardwood floors, the inn conveys a warm Santa Fe style of hospitality.

Relax in one of three warm and inviting yet elegantly appointed guest suites each offering plush beds draped in handcrafted southwestern bedding and amenities including fireplaces illuminated by candles, private bathrooms, wine glasses, in-room coffee makers, hair dryers and CD players. Enjoy the breathtaking mountain views from your own private patio in the Moonlight Suite or soak your tired muscles in the jetted tub of the Ponderosa Pine Suite after hiking at nearby Mueller State Park.

You'll awake each morning to a memorable full gourmet breakfast featuring southwestern signature specialties such as Chile Relleno Pie with Chipotle Roasted Potatoes or Blue Corn Banana Pancakes drizzled with Prickly Pear Syrup and served with a side of Maple Spiced Sweet Potatoes. Traditional signature recipes include guest favorites such as Potato and Herb Egg Bake served with a Squash medley or Stuffed French Toast topped with Caramelized Apples and Caramel Sauce. We have created over 50 original recipes for our guests to enjoy. In season, we feature Colorado's finest produce, from peaches grown on Colorado's Western Slope to the sweetest cantaloupe grown in Rocky Ford. The end of August marks an annual trip for several bushels of freshly roasted green chiles, grown by local farmers east of Pueblo and are a featured ingredient in some of the inn’s signature southwestern dishes.

Visitors to the beautiful Pikes Peak region will enjoy a variety of outdoor activities during their Colorado vacation including Garden of the Gods, Pike National Forest, Mueller State Park and Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. Outdoor enthusiasts will also enjoy whitewater rafting through the Royal Gorge on the Arkansas River in nearby Canon City, Colorado. An absolute must is a journey to the 14,110 foot summit of Pikes Peak, inspiration for “America the Beautiful”. Sit back and relax as you take in the spectacular scenery on the historic Pikes Peak Cog Railway or for the more daring, drive the breathtaking Pikes Peak Highway. While staying at the Inn at Cascade's unique Colorado bed and breakfast, a wonderful alternative to hotel lodging, you’ll also want to explore other nearby attractions; such as the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Olympic Training Center, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Seven Falls, Cave of the Winds and Manitou Cliff Dwellings. There is also plenty of shopping and dining in the quaint historic districts of nearby Manitou Springs and Old Colorado City.

Innkeepers Sheri and Tom Schwagart invite you to come and experience a unique southwestern style of hospitality in the beautiful South Central Colorado Rocky Mountains. Consider enhancing your stay with a Colorado Adventure Package or celebrate your Special Occasion at the inn with a Romantic Getaway Package.

Visit The Inn at Cascade's website at http://www.theinnatcascade.com/ to find out more about this Cascade Colorado Bed and Breakfast Inn.

You can also visit our member website, Authentic Inns and Cottages of Pikes Peak, at http://www.colorado-bed-breakfast.com/ to check out the other 9 Colorado Bed and Breakfast Inns, Cabins and Cottages in our association.

The Inn at Cascade, and all of us in the Authentic Inns and Cottages of Pikes Peak, look forward to helping you plan your Rocky Mountain vacation and having you as our guests!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Featured Inn of the Week - Holden House 1902 Bed & Breakfast Inn

It's no wonder Katharine Lee Bates wrote America the Beautiful from atop our famous Pikes Peak. The scenic beauty of Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region offers something for everyone. “The Springs” is located just 60 miles south of Denver with its own convenient regional airport. Nestled nearby is the historic Holden House, an Award-Winning storybook Victorian treasure that caters to romantics and business travelers alike.

Centrally located just one mile from downtown on a residential tree-lined street near historic "Old Colorado City", the inn offers free off-street parking and five inviting guest suites each boasting antiques, a fireplace, sitting area, telephone with modem hook-up, refrigerator, television and DVD player, private label amenities, luxurious robes, private bath with oversized bubble bath 'tubs for two', and a morning breakfast culinary delight! Take a Virtual Tour to experience the inn from 360 degrees.

Enjoy relaxing in one of the many common areas; the antique-filled living room with fireplace and wingback chairs, the verandah with old fashioned porch swings, views of the mountains and a Victorian cottage garden, or the secret back garden with fountains and a gazebo. For those traveling on business, Holden House offers an early riser's breakfast, wireless high-speed internet access and a business center with the modern convenience of a computer workstation.

Savor gourmet breakfasts, served in the elegant formal dining room, which might include freshly baked Cinnamon Streusel muffins, Sallie's famous Southwestern Eggs Fiesta, fresh fruit, gourmet freshly ground coffee, tea and juice. A full breakfast is included, served in the dining room, or guests may indulge in a breakfast en suite “Romance Package”, delivered to your door for an additional charge. Complimentary refreshments, an afternoon wine social, a legendary bottomless cookie jar, and turndown service are just some of the individual touches Holden House offers to their guests. Holden House offers special packages for all occasions, such as a relaxing massage at the exclusive Garden of the Gods Club or champagne and flowers on arrival. Distinctive hospitality and personalized service is their hallmark.

Innkeepers, Sallie and Welling Clark, meticulously restored the property in 1986 and continue to own and operate the inn, and uphold high standards at Holden House. In addition to their innkeeping duties, Sallie is an El Paso County Commissioner and Welling a Research Scientist. The Clarks also offer consulting and seminars for aspiring innkeepers. Sallie and Welling and their attentive assistant innkeeping staff, will help you plan your itinerary around the many activities in the Pikes Peak Region. From outdoor adventures such as hiking, biking, horseback riding, carriage rides, golf, rock climbing, and whitewater rafting to sightseeing at Garden of the Gods and Red Rock Canyon Parks or Pikes Peak, you’ll want to return time and time again.

Among the Pikes Peak Regions' many events, you won’t want to miss the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Territory Days, Springs Spree, the Renaissance Festival in Larkspur, Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon, Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo, the El Paso County Fair, Colorado Balloon Classic, IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial, Air Force Academy and Colorado College Graduation/Homecomings and the Holiday Festival of Lights, just to name a few. You’ll find a variety of activities all year long, including historic sites and antique districts, area museums, art galleries, unique gift shops, fine dining, the Philharmonic and other cultural events, all within easy distance of the Holden House. Check out Peak Radar online for the latest area activities.

Holden House's friendly resident mascots, InnCats 'Mei-Lin and Mingtoy', will greet you with purr-fect hospitality although pet-free accommodations are available. Built in 1902 by Isabel Holden, the spacious Guest Suites are named for mining towns in which the Holden’s owned interests. The Goldfield and Silverton Carriage House suites and the Rose Victorian’s Independence suite offer pet-free accommodations. If you prefer to stay in the Main House , the Aspen and Cripple Creek suites are favorites. The Independence suite also offers handicapped access. Inspections by AAA, Mobil, Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers of Colorado, and Authentic B&B Inns and Cottages of Pikes Peak, assures that high standards are maintained. Step "Innside" Holden House for a tour.

Visit Holden House 1902 Bed & Breakfast Inn's website at http://www.holdenhosue.com/ to find out more about this Colorado Springs Bed and Breakfast Inn.

You can also visit our member website, Authentic Inns and Cottages of Pikes Peak, at http://www.colorado-bed-breakfast.com/ to check out the other 9 Colorado Bed and Breakfast Inns, Cabins and Cottages in our association.

Holden House 1902 Bed and Breakfast Inn, and all of us in the Authentic Inns and Cottages of Pikes Peak, look forward to helping you plan your Colorado Springs vacation and having you as our guests!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Featured Inn of the Week - The Avenue Hotel Bed and Breakfast

Located in the historic district of downtown Manitou Springs CO, the Avenue Hotel Bed and Breakfast, is a Victorian boarding house built in 1886. Perched on the hill, nestled off the street with an expansive front lawn and garden, the Avenue Hotel B&B is uniquely located on Manitou Avenue in the heart of the city, local shops restaurants and galleries are all within a short walk.

The Avenue Hotel Bed and Breakfast is an excellent location for a family reunion, group gatherings, a birthday party, romantic retreat, anniversary or just a weekend getaway.

Recently renovated, the Avenue Hotel Bed and Breakfast offers 7 spacious guest rooms, all with private baths. Soak your cares away in one of the antique claw foot tubs/showers. The three story turned staircase in the middle of the house escorts you to the rooms, each with unique updated décor and family heirlooms that add charm and distinction to the Inn. Rooms have King and Queen beds, sitting areas and a variety of views.

Two large parlors invite you to relax in front of the fireplace or enjoy the bay window and mountain views. Wake hungry and enjoy a scrumptious full breakfast prepared each morning with enough to carry you through the day.


Part of the historic property is a 2 unit Carriage House with fully equipped kitchens, offering additional space and privacy for family vacations or extended stays. Both are one bedroom with Queen Beds. The Upper Carriage House opens to a living room with black iron gas stove fireplace, it has a bath with claw foot tub/shower and the kitchen dining area has mountain views. The garden level Carriage House sleeps 4 a trundle bed is neatly arranged in the living room which provides extra seating as well as comfortable sleeping. The kitchen dining looks out on the flower garden. Large bright bath with a claw foot tub/shower.

The Avenue Hotel Bed and Breakfast is a great starting point for your adventure to enjoy the many area attractions in Manitou Springs, such as Pikes Peak and the Cog Railroad, Garden of the Gods, Manitou Cliff Dwellings, and Cave of the Winds. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy local hiking, biking, horseback riding, golfing, and fishing. In Colorado Springs, it's a short and easy drive to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Helen Hunt Falls , Seven Falls, Olympic Training Center, Old Colorado City, or Colorado Mining Museum. Visit the US Air Force Academy, Fort Carson, Colorado College, Pikes Peak Community College and University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS), Colorado Christian University, Focus on the Family, World Prayer Center, St. Mary’ Catholic Cathedral, Glen Eyrie just to name some of the local things to fill your days in the Pikes Peak region.

Visit the Avenue Hotel Bed & Breakfast's website at http://www.avenuehotelbandb.com/ to find out more about this Colorado Springs Bed and Breakfast Inn.

You can also visit our member website, Authentic Inns and Cottages of Pikes Peak, at http://www.colorado-bed-breakfast.com/ to check out the other 9 Colorado Bed and Breakfast Inns, Cabins and Cottages in our association.

Avenue Hotel Bed and Breakfast, and all of us in the Authentic Inns and Cottages of Pikes Peak, look forward to helping you plan your Colorado Springs vacation and having you as our guests!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Featured Inn of the Week - Andy & Pat's Our Hearts Inn

Andy & Pat’s Our Hearts Inn Old Colorado City is located in Historic Old Colorado City in a nice mix of residential and commercial properties. Tree lined streets lead to the Historic Shopping & Dinner area of Old Colorado City. Walk to and from in the shadow of Pikes Peak Mountain.

Enjoy the beautiful gardens Pat lovingly tends spring through fall. Two rooms include an outdoor balcony each overlooking the side garden or back garden areas. Viewing the Front Range Mountains are a Colorado Bonus.

Three Victorian Country rooms with custom hand stenciling are available in the main property of the bed and breakfast. Private baths, fireplaces, TV’s, coffee pots and more are included. The adjoining hallway includes a guest refrigerator and micro wave. Two rooms provide the private balconies as well. A separate cottage is located In Old Colorado City perfect for 2 (3 with small child). A full kitchen, living room, bedroom and bath with large oversized tub complete a cottage perfect for an overnight stay to an extended Vacation Rental Stay. Colorado’s western heritage is expressed in this Western Theme Cottage.

Andy & Pat also offer a second cottage located in the popular Historic Manitou Springs location. Andy & Pat’s Cottage on the Knob is located 3 blocks from the famous Cog Wheel Train and the equally famous Barr Trail. Choose which way to explore America’s the Beautiful, Pikes Peak Mountain.

This second larger cottage is perfect for 2-6 (with small child) in a two story house providing a King, Queen, Twin beds. A large luxurious bathroom with an oversized jetted tub assures a relaxing end to an active Colorado Day! A full kitchen with stack washer/dryer is included. Air conditioning, electric fireplace; second story private balcony and front porch with Mountain Views ensure your comfortable and enjoyable stay. Cottage on the Knob’s historic property’s location is Mennonite with large wonderful windows throughout the structure. Walk to shops & dinning and near several area hiking trails.

Both properties are located near all major attractions with just minutes to the Garden of the Gods, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Cave of the Winds, Cliff Dwellings as well as a short drive to the Air Force Academy and the many other wonderful and some “free” Pikes Peak Area’s best attractions of the State of Colorado.

Andy & Pat felt their “hearts” where left in Colorado when 1st visiting from Illinois. Expressing that emotion, they soon opened “Our Hearts Inn” so that all visitors have a place to leave a bit of their Heart too!

Visit Andy & Pat's Our Hearts Inn's website at http://www.inn-colorado-springs.com/ to find out more about this Colorado Springs Bed and Breakfast Inn.

You can also visit our member website, Authentic Inns and Cottages of Pikes Peak, at http://www.colorado-bed-breakfast.com/ to check out the other 9 Colorado Bed and Breakfast Inns, Cabins and Cottages in our association.

Andy & Pat's Our Hearts Inn, and all of us in the Authentic Inns and Cottages of Pikes Peak, look forward to helping you plan your Colorado Springs vacation and having you as our guests!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Featured Inn of the Week - America's Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins

America's Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins is located in the historic Ute Pass of the Rocky Mountains at Pikes Peak, just 6 miles west of Colorado Springs. It's "away from it all, yet close enough" to all all the attractions, dining, and shopping the Pikes Peak region has to offer.

America's Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins has 3 facilities... a Colorado Bed and Breakfast Lodge, a Colorado Cabin Rental, and a Colorado Vacation Cottage.

The Bed and Breakfast lodge has 6 bedrooms, each with a private bathroom, queen bed, and Cable TV/DVD player. Some rooms have fireplaces, jetted tubs for two, or a private balcony. All guests in the Bed and Breakfast Lodge receive a gourmet 3-course breakfast each morning. The Cascade Luxury Suite, with a private entrance, has 2 rooms, a sitting room with dininig area and fireplace, a separate bedroom with oversized jetted tub for two, a bathroom with a 2 person shower with body spray shower heads, and breakfast is served in-suite. It's the perfect place for a romantic getaway or Colorado honeymoon.

The Colorado Cabin has 2 bedrooms, a living with a fireplace and Cable TV/DVD player, full kitchen, a bathroom with a jetted tub and shower, and a private patio with beautiful mountain views and a private hot tub. It will sleep up to 7 people.

The Colorado Vacation Cottage has 2 stories. Upstairs is a bedroom/sitting room with queen bed, Cable TV/DVD player, and fireplace. Downstairs has a kitchenette, dining area, and bathroom. It will sleep up to 6 people.

America's Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins also offers the Lodge as a vacation home rental where you can rent the entire Lodge exclusively for a family reunion, wedding, retreat, or corporate event. The Lodge has beds to sleep up to 17 people and can host up to 30 people.

The Lodge also offers Romance and Area Attraction packages to help you plan your Colorado vacation or romantic getaway.

America's Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins was voted "Best to Visit Again & Again, Best with Nearby Attractions, and Best for a Honeymoon/Anniversary" for 3 years in a row by Arrington's Inn Traveler Magazine.

Visit America's Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins' website at http://www.rockymountainlodge.com/ to find out more about this Cascade, CO Bed and Breakfast Inn.

You can also visit our member website, Authentic Inns and Cottages of Pikes Peak, at http://www.colorado-bed-breakfast.com/ to check out the other 9 Colorado Bed and Breakfast Inns, Cabins and Cottages in our association.

America's Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins, and all of us in the Authentic Inns and Cottages of Pikes Peak, look forward to helping you plan your Colorado Springs vacation and having you as our guests!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Featured Inn of the Week - Hughes Hacienda

Hughes Hacienda Bed & Breakfast sits high on a hill at the foot of Blue Mountain with magnificent views of the mountains, the Red Rock Valley below and the twinkle of city lights in the distance at night.

Hughes Hacienda is 15 minutes from downtown Colorado Springs and the Airport. The Inn is near fine dining, golf courses, river rafting, skiing and the many activities and attractions of the Pikes Peak area. The Hacienda is on 19 secluded acres with wild life and hiking trails.

Breakfast is served on the Portico overlooking the mountains and valley below or in the dining room by a cozy fire. Breakfast dishes specialize in southwest dishes such as unique blue corn pancakes. However, traditional dishes like eggs benedict, blueberry & pecan pancakes, quiche, etc. are also served, and accommodattions for special diets and vegetarian requests are easily accommodated.

Hughes Hacienda has been awarded "Best Breakfast in the Southwest"by Arrington's Inn Traveler Magazine, making it one of the top 3% of bed & breakfasts and Country Inns throughout the United States and Canada.

Hughes Hacienda has also won top honors formost scenic view, Inn of the year and Award of Excellence.

Visit Hughes Hacienda's website at http://www.hugheshacienda.com/ to find out more about this Colorado Springs Bed and Breakfast Inn.

You can also visit our member website, Authentic Inns and Cottages of Pikes Peak, at http://www.colorado-bed-breakfast.com/ to check out the other 9 Colorado Bed and Breakfast Inns, Cabins and Cottages in our association.

Hughes Hacienda, and all of us in the Authentic Inns and Cottages of Pikes Peak, look forward to helping you plan your Colorado Springs vacation and having you as our guests!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

All about Authentic Inns and Cottages of Pikes Peak

If you are planning a trip to Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, or other areas in the Pikes Peak region, we can help you with planning your Colorado vacation. We are an association of 10 different Colorado Bed and Breakfast Inns, Colorado Cabins and Cottage Rentals. This is just an introduction of who we are and how we can help you, and what there is to do while visit our region of the Rocky Mountains.

We have 8 different Bed and Breakfasts in Colorado, and 3 Cabins and Cottages. There are elegant Victorians, southwestern adobes, rustic lodges, log cabins, and quaint cottages.

Whether you like to stay in town and have walking access to restaurants and shopping, or like to be out in the mountains and away from it all, we can help meet your Colorado lodging needs. We have inns, cabins and cottages in Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, and Cascade, Colorado.

All of our innkeepers are familiar with the attractions of the Pikes Peak area as well and can help you plan your Colorado adventures and activities while you're here. Just some of the are attractions include Pikes Peak and the Cog Railway, Garden of the Gods, Manitou Cliff Dwellings, Cave of the Winds, Seven Falls, the Royal Gorge Bridge, the US Air Force Academy, Focus on the Family, the US Olympic Training Center, Colorado College, and many more.

For the outdoor enthusiast there's a wealth of activities to do in the area including hiking, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, golfing, jeep tours, hot air balloon flights, and more.

Visit our website at http://www.colorado-bed-breakfast.com/ and let us help you plan your Colorado vacation today!