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Volume 1  Issue 4 2008

The Good Ole' Summertime in the Rockies!

What better time to visit Colorado than the days of Summer! Colorado is known for it's white powder snow and golden Aspens, but you'll want to experience another season, featuring cool evenings to beat the heat. Wildflower and hummingbird festivals, sporting events, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, golfing, outdoor activities, museums, historic sites, music and more await your Colorado adventure at a Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers of Colorado member inn. 

Whether it's for a romantic getaway, business trip or family vacation, we have a B&B tailored to your specific needs. And, when you stay at a BBIC member inn, you'll receive not only friendly hospitality, but you'll have the comfort of knowing all of our member inns have been professionally inspected and approved for membership!  

Help our innkeepers to celebrate the good ole' Summertime. Savor homecooked breakfasts, enjoy pleasant surroundings and take a much needed respite from your busy schedule.

Front Range Special Packages
(Denver, Estes Park, Boulder)

Central City, Colorado

Hooper Homestead Guest Quarters (Christine Pollock)
210 Hooper Street, Central City, CO 80427
Reservations: 866 582-5828  Local: 303 582-5828

Fathers 'R Fabulous! - Father's are Fabulous for the entire month of June! Stay two nights Sunday-Thursday in June and Dad receives a 30 minute Spa Foot Treatment (Relaxing or Energizing). Offer applies to Gift Certificate Purchases for Father's Day of two night's accommodations as well.
Dates: June 1- June 30 Midweek Only (Sun-Thurs)
Cost: Range $220-299

Denver, Colorado

Queen Anne Bed & Breakfast Inn (Tom King)
2147-51 Tremont Place, Denver, CO 80205
Reservations: 800-432-4667 Local: 303-296-6666

Summer Museum Walk in Denver- Check in as early as 10 a.m. at the Queen Anne B&B
in downtown Denver and get an early start in the sunshine and fresh air for your Summer Museum Walk. Within a few short blocks from the Inn are State Capitol, Colorado History Museum Denver History Museum, Denver Art Museum, Kirkland Art Museum. Leave your car at the Inn and take along our $100 gift certificate for museum tickets and lunch at Mad Green's or Palettes Restaurants in the Denver Art Museum. Come back to the Inn for evening wine and your historic mural guestroom. Next morning our hearty breakfast will help you finish the Summer Museum Walk
Dates: June 1 through July 31, 2008, *subject to guestroom availability
Cost: $315.84 for two in Aspen, Park Mural Room or equal

Estes Park, Colorado

The Black Dog Inn (Carlos & Sheree Albuquerque) 
Reservations: 970-586-0374   866-786-0374

Father's Day Special - Ladies, Treat your favorite guy to a special weekend away at the Black Dog Inn with our Father's Day Special Package. A night's stay, Choice of wine, champagne or beer, Cheese and cracker tray, 1-hour massage by a certified massage therapist, extra night's stay $170.00
Dates: June 13, 14 and 15th
Cost: $325.00 plus tax

Summer Indulgence- Time to relax and cool off in the mountains. Stay with us at the Black Dog Inn. 2 nights stay with choice of bottle of champagne or sparkling Cider and Chocolates! To receive this special, mention that you saw it when you book with us.
Dates: Month of July
Cost: For 2 nights stay, bottle of Champagne or Sparkling Cider and chocolates $380.00 plus tax.

South Central Special Packages
(Colorado Springs, Breckenridge, Salida, South Fork, Alamosa)

Cascade, Colorado 

Eastholme in the Rockies B&B (Deborah Rice)

4445 Hagerman Avenue, Cascade, CO 80809
Reservations: 1-800-672-9901  Local: 719-684-9901

SPA-Licious- Indulge in a relaxing getaway for two with a bottle of sparkling cider, chocolate covered strawberries and a fresh bouquet of roses waiting for you in one of Eastholme's Queen Rooms, Suite or Cabins. You will be pampered with two one hour in-room massages by a licensed therapist followed by an evening of fine dining in your room by the fireplace with your own private chef. Your dinner will include a six-course gourmet dinner by candlelight. You'll awake one morning to breakfast served in your room or you may join us in the formal dining room. TWO NIGHT MINIMUM STAY REQUIRED. This all Inclusive Package includes two nights lodging, two massages, bouquet of roses, chocolate covered strawberries, sparkling cider, Dinner for Two and breakfast served in room.
Dates: June 1, 2008 to August 31, 2008
Cost: $675 All Inclusive

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Black Forest B&B (Susie Redden)
11170 Black Forest Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80908
Reservations: 800-809-9901 Local: 719-495-4208

Total Person Wellness and Awakening- Join Dr. Jesse Plagenhoef, M.D. June 7-15th
June 7 & 8: 2 day Acceleration & Empowerment Workshop
June 9-15 Total Person Wellness and Awakening
For Maximum Benefit: 4 days of Personal Transformational Mind, Body, Spirit Sessions for Self Empowerment by appointment only.
Dates: June 5-15
Cost: $295 for 2 day session plus $100 per nite for room

Last Minute Weddings and Reunions- This special is for the Procrastinator. The Black Forest B&B still has dates open for the last minute wedding or reunion. If you thought it was too late for your ideal outdoor summer wedding or reunion, you were wrong.
Call now to check on availability!
Dates: June 1st thru September 30th
Cost: Prices vary from $500 to $3500 depending on the size of the function.

Our Hearts Inn Old Colorado City (Pat Fejedelem)
2215 West Colorado Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80904
Reservations: 800-533-7095 Local: 719-473-8684

Summer Time and the Living is Easy- Kick back, relax, climb a mountain or raft the rapids!  It's Summer Time and the Living is Easy!  Come to Colorado where the days are longer, the mountains higher, the air cooler and "Yes, There No Bugs."  Except in the May Bug Museum! We Welcome you to Our Hearts Inn for any Summer Time fun you can imagine.  Come stay in Historic Old Colorado City in our quaint small town with shops and restaurants near all the attractions our Pikes Peak Area has to offer.  Stay in any B&B room of your choice for 4 nights and we will give you the 5th free! Summer Time means longer days off, so come on and block out a 5 day stay!  With 1 free, you won't want to go home any earlier!  Room rates from $100 - $150.  Does not apply to Cottage Vacation rentals.
Dates: June 1 - June 25, 2008
Cost: $100 - $150/night plus tax. One Night Free with a 4 Night Stay

Holden House 1902 Bed & Breakfast Inn (Sallie Clark)
1102 West Pikes Peak Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80904
Reservations: 888-565-3980 Local: 719-471-3980

Holden House' Tanks You Alot... Gas prices are rising, so we're offering you a special deal to fill'er up on us! Stay a minimum of 3 nights Sunday through Thursday and receive $25 off your stay to help defray your gasoline costs. (Some restrictions may apply and not valid with any other offer) And, you won't want to miss the 2008 Senior Open Golf tournament in Colorado Springs July 28-August 3.
Dates: June through August 2008
Cost: $25 off your minimum 3 nights stay Sunday-Thursday

Manitou Springs, Colorado

Two Sisters Inn - a bed and breakfast
(Sharon Smith and Wendy Goldstein)
Ten Otoe Place, Manitou Springs, CO 80829
Reservations: 1-800-2-SIS-INN (274-7466)
                              Local: 719-685-9684

Two Legends! Marilyn Monroe and Two Sisters Inn - The legendary hospitality of the Two Sisters Inn and the legendary art of the Fine Arts Center in Colorado Springs make for exciting lodging and culture in the Pikes Peak Region. Stay at the Two Sisters Inn and savor breakfast and hospitality at its finest. Spend the day at the newly remodeled Fine Arts Center and see the special exhibit - "Life as a Legend: Marilyn Monroe" and the museum's expanded permanent collection. Enjoy lunch at the most talked about new hot spot for dining - Café 36. Don't miss out on this awesome time! Package includes two nights at the Inn, two "artistic" breakfasts, museum and special exhibit admission for two, and a $40 certificate for lunch at the Café. The museum is only 6 miles from the bed and breakfast (transportation not included). Lunch at Café 36 is Tuesday through Saturday 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM.
Dates: June through July 6, 2008.
Cost: $355 (tax included, based on double occupancy).

Two Sisters Inn is ROCKING at The Zoo THIS SEASON!!! - Come celebrate the opening of the new Colorado exhibit, Rocky Mountain Wild, at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs. Come stay at the B&B and tour America's only Mountain Zoo in the United States. See the grizzlies and otters swim. Feed the giraffes and laugh with the meerkats. Go nose-to-nose with many of the 750 animals at the Zoo. See the Zoo from the "Mountaineer Sky Ride", a chairlift style, open-air ride over parts of the Zoo. From the Zoo, one can see breathtaking views of the Pikes Peak Region and have free access to the Russell Tutt Scenic Highway leading to the Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun. The package includes two nights at the Inn, two breakfasts fit for the "King of the Jungle", two admission tickets to the Zoo (and the Shrine of the Sun) and special food to feed the giraffes. (Admission on the Mountaineer Sky Ride not included) The Zoo is only 15 minutes away from the bed and breakfast--transportation is not provided.
Dates: June through December, 2008.
Cost: $290 - 325, based on two nights, taxes not included.

Cripple Creek, Colorado

Whispering Pines Bed and Breakfast
(Peggy or Ed Schillerberg)
127 Stratton Circle, Cripple Creek, CO 80813
Reservations: 719-689-2316

Summer Fuel Rebate, massage special, and steak dinner specials- We will take 10% off your room rate in June, July and August (2008) to help offset your gas cost to get here. Massage specials are $65.00 per hour. *Advance notice required.Discounts, up to 50% off, on your dinner at Bronco Billy's Restaurant in Cripple Creek. *While coupon supply lasts. *Advance notice required.
Dates: June 1st, thru August 31st, 2008
Cost: $18.50 to $13.50 off your room rate per night, depending on your room choice. Up to 50% off your dinner at Bronco Billy's restaurant. (Thursday thru Sunday Only).  Many entrees provided. *Advanced notice required so we can make a reservation for you. $65.00 an hour for a massage by Evelyn  (a licensed therapist.)  Advanced notice required.

North West Specials Packages
(Steamboat Springs, Grand Junction, Vail)

Carbondale, Colorado

Gailyn's Cross Country Bed & Breakfast
(Wayne Horak/John Lampe, Inn-Managers)
211 Euclid Ave., Carbondale CO 81623
Reservations: 970-963-0537

June/July Discount Rate- When you stay for 6 nights, the 7th night is free.
Dates: 06/01/2008 - 07/31/2008
Cost: $600 for 1 room for 2 adults for 7 nights which includes continental breakfast.

South West Special Packages
(Gunnison, Ouray, Durango, Pagosa Springs, Paonia, Crawford)

 Crawford, Colorado

French Country Inn B&B
38692 Indian Head Lane, Crawford, CO 81415
Reservations: 970-921-7111

Glide in - The French Country Inn is located on the Crawford Airport (99V). The months of June, July and August are great soaring months. Book a glider ride and receive a 10% discount on your room. Bi-plane rides are also available. Check out the virtual tour at our website.
Dates: June-August
Cost: 10% Room Discount with Glider ride

Durango, Colorado

Blue Lake Ranch (Tracey West)

16000 Hwy 140, Durango, CO 81326
Reservations: 970-385-4537

Summer Special- Enjoy an additional 10% off when you stay 5 or more nights. Must mention special at time of booking, no exceptions.
Dates: June 1st through August 30th
Cost: Based on 5 nights

Pagosa Springs, Colorado 

Elkwood Manor Luxury Bed & Breakfast (Darlene Gonzales)
85 Easy Street, Pagosa Springs CO 81147
Reservations: 970-264-9166


River Adventures in Pagosa Springs- Elkwood Manor has teamed up with Pagosa Outside Gravity Adventures; your complete source for Tube, Kayak & Guided Rafting Trips down the San Juan River & through the Mesa Canyon.  Elkwood Manor is offering great summer room rates with discounts & freebies for all your River activities.  Mesa Canyon & River Bend trips run once in the Morning & once in the Afternoon.  Learn more about the river adventures by visiting Elkwood Manor's website, "Reservation Page" or call Elkwood Manor for more details. No minimum stay required. Subject to availability and river conditions. 10% off water activities for groups of 10 or more.
Dates: May - September
Cost: Costs vary depending on water activity

Discounts on Mountain Biking Rentals- So you want to do a little mountain biking this summer.  Get $10.00 off all mountain bike rentals through "Pagosa Outside Gravity Adventures" if you stay at Elkwood Manor.
Dates: May through September
Cost: $25.00 for the entire day (includes discount). No minimum stay required.

Paonia, Colorado

Bross Hotel (Linda Lentz)
312 Onarga Ave., PO Box 85, Paonia, CO 81428
Reservations: 970-527-6776

Fifth Annual West Elks Wine Tour and Dinner- The Paonia Bed and Breakfast Association invites you to spend a weekend with us -- Aug 15-17. Arrive Friday evening and meet the other guests. Then, after a restful night and a scrumptious breakfast, we'll take you on a tour of the wineries in the West Elks Viticultural Area. You'll have an opportunity to sample the wines of Terror Creek Winery, Stone Cottage Cellars, S. Rhodes Vineyards, Black Bridge Winery, Leroux Creek Vineyards, Jack Rabbit Hill, and Alfred Eames Cellars. We'll top off the day with a chuckwagon dinner beside the North Fork of the Gunnison River -- accompanied with local wines, of course. Then it's time to sit on the porch, enjoy the sunset and the evening breezes that are credited with making the fruit of the valley so sweet. Cost for the weekend (tour, two nights at a B&B, two breakfasts, and wine dinner) is $375 (including tax) for a couple or $275 (including tax) for a single.
Dates: August 15-17 (Reservation deadline is Aug. 11)
Cost: Cost for the weekend (tour, two nights at a B&B, two breakfasts, and wine dinner) is $375 (including tax) for a couple or $275 (including tax) for a single.

Eastern Special Packages
(Bennett, Limon, Burlington, Trinidad)

Bennett, Colorado

Willow Tree Country Inn (Deborah Toczek)

PO Box 160, Bennett, CO 80102-0160
Reservations: 800-257-1241   Local: 303-644-5551

Sugar Cane Weekend-  (purchase 1 nite get 2nd nite free) Enjoy beverages and desserts made with pure unrefined sugar cane (sucanat), Weekend includes 4 meals and a complimentary hydrotherpy foot bath w gentle herbal cream foot massage. Pay for Sat. night and get the second night free.
Dates: July 26 and 27, 2008
Cost: Weekend package $109.00 - $139.00 per couple

Stratton/Burlington, Colorado

The Claremont Inn (Harry Jones)

800 Claremont Drive, Stratton, CO 80836
Reservations: 1-888-291-8910 Local: 719-348-5125

Win a Romantic Weekend GetAway for 2 at the Claremont Inn!!! - Best Deviled Egg Recipe Contest. An all-time favorite – Deviled Eggs are great for the on-the-go picnics, buffets, special dinners and cocktail parties...and everyone has their favorites – whether Grandma's "Family Secret" Recipe, or a more adventurous choice, these delicious bites can be made hundreds of different ways….
Submit your favorite recipe for a chance to Win a Romantic Weekend GetAway for 2 at the Claremont Inn!!!
    5 Grand Prize Winners will be selected in 5 Separate Categories!
1) Traditional Creamy Fillings for the purist
2)Chunky & Crunchy Varieties for the adventurous
3)Gourmet Ingredients for the caviar crowd
4)Most Unique or Unusual for the kitchen explorer
5)Best Presentation Whether on that heirloom wedding gift plate, or your own creation - requires a photo submission
To Enter, send us your recipe!
  It is that Simple.
Dates: Now until October 31st
Cost: It is Free!  Each Prize valued at $549.00!

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Scrumptious Everyday Scones
The Sheldon House B&B , Fort Collins, Colorado

These scones are delicious and so easy to make!

3 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup cold butter
1 egg
1 cup vanilla yogurt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup white chocolate chips
3/4 cup cranberry raisins
2 teaspoons milk

In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the egg, yogurt and vanilla just until combined. Add the white chocolate chips and cranberry raisins. Turn onto a floured surface; knead 6-8 times.

Roll into a 9 in. circle; cut into eight wedges. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Brush tops with milk; sprinkle generously with sugar. Bake at 425 for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Serves 8.

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