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Volume 1  Issue 7 2008

Giving Thanks for Colorado B&B Memories...

Thanksgiving B&B HarvestThanksgiving is just around the corner...imagine the warm glow of a crackling fire, a cup of hot cider with new-found friends, snuggling up with a good book while outside the crisp air surrounds your cozy B&B hideaway. Perhaps the scent of cookies wafts from the kitchen as you arrive or a delicious homecooked breakfast including harvest muffins or fresh pancakes tempts you from a restful slumber during your bed and breakfast stay.  These can be just a dream or the reality of a memory to be made by a stay at a Colorado B&B inn.

Whether your Colorado B&B holiday getaway takes you to one of our fabulous ski area towns, our quaint communities to browse through antique and specialty stores or a visit to our more cosmopolitan cities where culture will provide an artistic experience, here in Colorado there's the perfect B&B just waiting for you.

Our distinct B&Bs throughout Colorado are ready to welcome you with a friendly smile, personalized service, "inspected and approved" clean and comfortable accommodations and a delicious homecooked breakfast.  

Savor special recipes, prepared lovingly by our innkeepers. This month, try Pikes Peak Paradise' Blackberry Buttermilk Buckwheat Waffles  for a taste of winter warmth. It'll be so tantalizing that you'll want to travel to one of our Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers of Colorado member B&Bs just to sample our breakfasts inn-style!

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

Estes Park, ColoradoBlack Dog Inn Estes Park Colorado

The Black Dog Inn (Carlos & Sheree Albuquerque) Email Website
Reservations: 866-786-0374 Local-970-586-0374 Sweetheart Package includes a bottle of chilled Champagne in room on arrival, single long stem rose for your sweetheart, chocolates, fruit, cheese & cracker tray.

Dates: Through October 2008
Cost: $120.00 (not including tax or room cost)

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

Cascade, Colorado

America's Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins (Brian & Debbie Reynolds)
Email  Website Rocky Mountain Lodge Cascade Colorado
4680 Hagerman Ave, Cascade, CO 80809
Reservations: 888-298-0348  Local: 719-684-2521
Early Bird Family ReUnion Discount - Plan a Family Reunion in the Rocky Mountains! Book your 2009 Colorado Family Reunion by December 31, 2008 and receive a 10% discount off our regular rate (holidays and local events excluded; other restrictions may apply).

Dates: May 1, 2009 - October 31, 2009
Cost: $765 per night (May through October)

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Black Forest B&B Lodge & Cabins (Susie Redden)Black Forest B&B Colorado Springs                   Email     Website
11170 Black Forest Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80908
Reservations: 800-809-9901
Local: 719-495-4208
End of Summer Get-Away Special - Gas Discount "$50 off a two night stay" Stay 4 nights and get a $100 gas card. Stay 3 nights and get a $50 gas card. Or stay 2 nights and get a $25.00 gas card.
Tank you very much!

Dates: through December 1, 2008
Cost: $25 to $100 gas card

Holden House 1902 Bed & Breakfast Inn (Sallie Clark)Holden House B&B Colorado Springs
Email Website
1102 West Pikes Peak Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80904
Reservations: 888-565-3980 Local: 719-471-3980
Holden House' Filler-Up Fall Special... No need to wait for gas prices to drop! Stay three nights in any of our luxury suites and receive $25 off your stay through October 2008! Valid any days of the week, except on special event/holiday periods. Full amount of stay is required when reserving and is non-refundable once confirmed. Includes our delicious gourmet breakfast, all of our luxury business class amenities and afternoon wine social.

Dates: Through November, 2008
Cost: $25 off three night stay (rates $140-150/night tax)

Old Town GuestHouse (Shirley & Don Wick)
Email   Website
Old Town GuestHouse Colorado Springs115 S 26th St., Colorado Springs, CO 80904
Reservations: 888 375-4210 Local: 719 632-9194
Fall's calming Wonders - Derive pleasure from the glorious fall views of Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods, enjoy in-room massages (except Reef & Rose rooms), then relax on your balcony or in your Private Outdoor Hot Tub while nibbling scrumptious truffles and sipping Bubbly (alcoholic or non).

Dates: thru Oct. 30
Cost: $199 tax (Room additional)

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

Spooky Old Stay - We don't promise ghosts; infact, we hope we don't have any because we live here year round. But you are welcome to assume the worse! Come Enjoy a Spooky Old Stay in our 1895 B&B and/or cottage! Turn of the Century property means many events may have taken place that we just can't imagine; nor do we want to! Stay awhile and do your own investigation; we will provide a safe haven, good food, and even companionship if you get scared! We have plenty of Scary Ghost Story Books to curl up with at midnight just encase you aren't scared enough!!!! Spooky Old Stay Rates are just the tip of the iceberg so get your chains rattling and pick up the phone now! Who knows if you have tommorrow!

Dates: The month of October 2008
Cost: $100 - $165

Snow Capped Mountain Holiday Season - Description: Pikes Peak Mountain will be white with snow while the region will be sunny and bright with easy mobility.  Come plan your Holiday Season with local family or a vacation to our region for November. Pick a cottage and cook a special meal or stay in the B&B house. We'll prepare your breakfast and take care of the chores leaving you to shop and enjoy while preparing for the Holiday Seasons! Stay two nights and get the 3rd free; if you have only 2 nights to visit, let us give you 50% off the 2nd night stay!  We want to help you start your Holiday Season off right so reserve today. Just come to rest up for the many upcoming events on your hectic holiday calendar!

Dates: Month of November
Cost: $100 - $165 with 1 night free OR 50% off 1 night stay

Manitou Springs

Two Sisters Inn-a bed and breakfast (Sharon Smith/Wendy Goldstein)
Email  WebsiteTwo Sisters Inn Manitou Springs Colorado
Ten Otoe Place, Manitou Springs, CO 80829
Reservations: 1-800-2-SIS-INN (274-7466) Local: 719-685-9684
Appetites, Acting and Athleticism - at the Two Sisters Inn in Manitou Springs this Halloween Weekend! AAA Time at the Two Sisters Inn in Manitou Springs this Halloween Weekend--Appetites, Acting and Athleticism (October 24 & 25, 2008). Enjoy a two-night stay at the Two Sisters Inn. Sleep tight that night ...maybe... and awake to a seasonal autumnal breakfast with a few tricks, but mostly treats. Cheer on the entrants in the 14th Annual Emma Crawford Coffin Races Saturday afternoon and in the evening if you dare...take a guided walk to "Emma's Favorite Haunts", a Ghostly Walking Tour around Manitou Springs. Sleep well that evening and arise to a Halloween breakfast feast.

Dates: October 24 & 25, 2008
Cost: $280 - $320 plus tax, based on double occupancy

1892 Victoria's Keep Bed & Breakfast (Karen Cullen)Victorias Keep
Email Website 
202 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, CO 80829
Reservations: 800-905-5337 Local: 719-685-5354
Pressure Relief Massage - Reserve 2 nights Sunday through Thursday during October 19 - November 20th and receive en-suite massage for 2 for an extra $75.00 - half price relaxation! Special must be mentioned upon reservation, advance reservation required. Package is non-refundable and not available in all rooms.
Dates: October 19 - November 20
Cost: $75.00  massage for 2, plus cost of the room
Title: Pressure Relief Massage
Description: Reserve 2 nights Sunday through Thursday during October 19 - November 20th and receive en-suite massage for 2 for an extra $75.00 - half price relaxation! Special must be mentioned upon reservation, advance reservation required. Package is non-refundable and not available in all rooms.

Dates: October 19 - November 20
Cost: $75.00  massage for 2, plus cost of the room

Woodland Park

 Pikes Peak Resort (Jenn)Pikes Peak Resort Woodland Park Colorado    Email     Website

943 Painted Rocks Road, Woodland Park, CO 80863
Reservations: 888-687-9777 Local: 719-687-9777
Weekender-Mender! Stay Friday and Saturday Night through May 14, 2009 and choose from one of the following free gifts:
1. Two Pikes Peak Resort T-Shirts
2. Bottle of Champagne and Keepsake Flutes(cider available upon request)
3. Chocolate Covered Strawberries
4. Vase of fresh flowers
5. Spa soak set

Dates: Valid through May 14th, 2009
Cost: Must stay Friday and Saturday night to redeem free gift. Must be redeemed at time of reservation.

Woodland Inn (Susan Gray)Woodland Inn Woodland Park Colorado
Email   Website
159 Trull Road, Woodland Park, CO 80863
Reservations: 800-226-9565 Local: 719-687-8209
Fall Getaway-during the months of September and October, stay two nights and get the third night free!

Dates: through October 2008
Cost: $109/night

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

Carbondale, Colorado

Gailyn's Cross Country Bed & Breakfast (Glenn Nemhauser & Wayne Horak)Gailyns Cross Country Colorado
Email  Website
211 Euclid Ave., Carbondale CO 81623
Reservations: 970-963-0537
Autumn Special Weekly Rate - When you pay for 6 nights at $90/night, the 7th night is free.

Dates: through Nov. 30, 2008
Cost: $540/per room assuming occupancy by 2 adults Special Weekly rate discount. When you stay for 6 nights, the 7th night is free.       

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

Check back next month for South West Specials!

Eastern Special Packages
(Limon, Burlington, Trinidad)

Bennett, Colorado

Willow Tree Country Inn (Deborah Toczek)Willow Tree Inn Bennet Colorado
49990 E. 64th Avenue PO Box 160, Bennett, CO 80102-0160
Reservations: 800-257-1241 Local: 303-644-3801
Mystery Dinner Party - "A Taste For Wine And Mystery" The annual wine tasting festival is being held at the Willow Tree Country Inn and a local vineyard owner, is found hidden in the wine cellar. Everyone is a suspect when murder is on the menu. Dress up and play the roles of the devious suspects and you are ready for some drop dead fun! Over night Bed & Breakfast guests will receive $20.00 of the regular room rate.

Dates:  Oct. 18 and Oct. 31, 2008 at 6:00 P.M.
Cost: $39.95 per person, includes dinner show & tax.

Stratton, Colorado

The Claremont Inn (Harry Jones) Claremont Inn, Stratton CO
Email  Website 
800 Claremont Drive, Stratton, CO 80836
Reservations: 888-291-8910 Local: 719-348-5125

Cooking Classes at the Claremont Inn- The Claremont Inn is known for many things, relaxing atmosphere, luxurious guest rooms, numerous ammenities, and of course the food. In October, we are putting on our popular fall Cooking Classes. Make your reservations today for either the 11th or the 25th class. See our website for details

Dates: 10/11/2008 and 10/25/2008
Cost: $85 (single no stay over - Class and Dinner Included) and up to $399 (2 people, 1 Night stay, Breakfast for 2, Dinner For 2 and the Cooking Class), 2 day cooking weekends also available.

Can You Guess "Who-dunnit"? The Claremont Inn will be staging their famous Halloweeen Murder Mystery at the Mansion. You will never have so much fun as you will with this entertaining event. Where else than at the Claremont Inn Murder Mystery Party, do you get to dress up, act up, and get away with murder! Everyone gets into the act in these fun filled evenings. Each guest is a character in the evenings drama and a good time is sure to be had by all. We take care of everything, you only need to review your dossier and create your character which is sent to you weeks prior to the event. Can You Guess "who-Dunnit"? Make your reservation early!

Date: 11/1/2008
Cost: $395 per couple - Includes Dinner, Bed & Breakfast, Cocktail Party, Character Dossier

Inn the News


Holden House 1902 Bed & Breakfast Inn located in Colorado Springs was lucky enough to be featured along with a Holden House, Colorado Springsshowcase of the Pikes Peak Region in the September issue of Hemispheres, the United Airlines inflight magazine. The inn also received full-color kudo's "Look Beyond What It Is to What It Can Be-Couple transformed abandoned house into historical inn" for Sallie and Welling Clark's renovation efforts in the Colorado Springs Gazette.

*If you're a BBIC member and have recently been featured in the news, send us an email and let us know. Your inn will be mentioned in the next issue of Colorado Inn-Spirations enewsletter.

Inn the Kitchen

Pikes Peak Paradise PancakesBlackberry Buttermilk Buckwheat Waffles
Compliments of
Pikes Peak Paradise   Woodland Park, Colorado

Makes 24-28 Pancakes

1 & 1/2 cups of Buckwheat mix
1 & 1/2 cups of Buttermilk mix
2 cups of whole milk
3 eggs
4 tablespoons of olive oil
8 ounzes of frozen blackberries blended with 1 1/2 cups of water - Add at end of mix.

Mix will last up to one week.

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