FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE 08/17/02

Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers of Colorado
P.O. Box 38416, Colorado Springs, CO 80937
Call 800-265-7696 for Information or a Free Guide

Look for us online: www.innsofcolorado.org

Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers of Colorado (www.innsofcolorado.org), in an ongoing effort to highlight the many regional efforts of our BBIC State Members, are happy to announce….

BBIC Offers Murder Mystery Packages, Haunted Inns & Ghostly Secrets

Join the Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers of Colorado in celebrating the Halloween season! Visit our web site at www.innsofcolorado.org email: info@innsofcolorado.org or call (800) 265-7696 for a Free Brochure!

For More Information Contact: Lisa Kolb (719) 471-9265 or Pat Fejedelem (719) 473-8684
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Alien Invasion Weekend is inspired by a suspicious-looking debris field found in Manitou Springs. The goal of the weekend is to discover marooned alien invaders and their spaceship wherever they might be hiding. Guests-- who will be assigned roles as FBI agents, investigators, newsmen, witnesses and aliens--will start the weekend with an informal party to meet each other on Friday night. They will share evidence discovered in their rooms and prepare plans for the next day’s search for aliens. Just for fun, there will be workshops to better understand alien culture. An expert gardener will teach how to make a crop circle and an artist will teach the Art of Tin Foil Hat Construction, with a prize for the hat that provides the best protection against alien rays. On Saturday night, all participants will gather for a party to celebrate either the aliens’ escape from our planet or their capture of it. Every Alien Invasion Weekend will have a different plot. The weekend includes two nights’ stay at Blue Skies Inn, an introductory party the first night, dinner the second night, and two fabulous breakfasts delivered to the room. Dates: Once a month starting in October. Please call the Inn for a schedule. Cost: Price is room rate plus $225 per couple.

Blue Skies Inn (Sally Thurston)
Address: 402 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs, CO 80829
E-Mail:
sally@blueskiesbb.com
URL:
http://www.blueskiesbb.com
Reservations: 800-398-7949 Local: 719-685-3899

Murder Mystery Nights - Participate in a murder mystery; you may get the role of the murdered or the murderer. Regardless, you’ll be a suspect as well as an investigator. For these evenings, the Bross Hotel is transformed into an exotic location and you’ll have a dinner that is unique to that area. Where would you like to go--Hawaii, New Orleans, Paris, Monte Carlo, Hollywood or Paonia? Call 970-527-6776 to receive an overview of this season’s offerings. Then plan your trip into murder! Dates: October - May. Cost: $200 per couple. Includes a role in the murder mystery, social hour, dinner, one night’s stay and breakfast.

Bross Hotel (Linda Lentz)
Address: 312 Onarga Avenue, PO Box 85, Paonia, CO 81428
E-Mail: brosshotel@paonia.com
URL:
http://www.paonia-inn.com
Reservations: 970-527-6776

Pumpkin Patch Package: Spend 2 nights at the Gazebo Country Inn between October 27 - 31 and help us carve our Halloween pumpkins! We’ll trade your pumpkin carving skills for a 31% discount off our already low weekday rates! You can munch on roasted pumpkin seeds and sip a cup of steaming hot pumpkin soup when you’re finished with your pumpkin! Dates: October 27 - 31. Cost: $104 - $173 for a 2-night stay, double occupancy.

Gazebo Country Inn (Sharon Rowe)
Address: 507 E. Third Street, Salida, CO 81201
E-Mail: info@gazebocountryinn.com
URL:
http://www.gazebocountryinn.com
Reservations: 800-565-7806 Local: 719-539-7806

Deadly Dreams INN Leadville - Learn about Leadville’s racy and dangerous past. Cost includes two nights’ lodging for two, gourmet breakfast for two both mornings, two tickets to Judge Reynolds’ famous Walking Murder Tour in Leadville. Retire and warm up back at our lovely Inn with hot chocolate, tea and goodies or relax in our garden hot tub under the stars! Dates: October 25 & 26, 2002. Cost: $299 for Two -- includes Two nights’ lodging, Gourmet breakfast for two, Two tickets for the Murder Tour.

Ice Palace Inn Bed and Breakfast (Giles & Kami Kolakowski)
Address: 813 Spruce Street, Leadville, CO 80461
E-Mail: icepalace@bwn.net
URL:
http://www.icepalaceinn.com
Reservations: 800-754-2840 Local: 719-486-8272

Cloud City Caper - A Murder Mystery Weekend at the Bed and Breakfasts of Leadville. $429.00 for Two - Includes: Full Weekend for Two! Evening hors d’oeuvres at your respective Inns upon arrival Friday night. After breakfast Saturday morning, all guests meet at the famous Tabor Opera House. Costumes are provided, an Old Time Photo and the Murder takes place. Clues will be gathered at Leadville’s finest Bed and Breakfasts: The Apple Blossom Inn, The Ice Palace Inn and Leadville Country Inn, with refreshments. After completing the Inn tour, the group will meet at Quincey’s for Prime Rib or vegetarian dinner, dessert and a non-alcoholic drink and solve the mystery. Enjoy another evening at your Bed and Breakfast, a gourmet breakfast in the morning, and take home memories and a photo souvenir! Dates: October 4 & 5, 2002. Cost: $429.00 per couple for two nights’ lodging, Murder Mystery, Gourmet Breakfasts, Hor d’oeuvres, Refreshments, Saturday’s Dinner, Costumes and a Photograph.

Ice Palace Inn Bed and Breakfast (Giles & Kami Kolakowski)
Address: 813 Spruce Street, Leadville, CO 80461
E-Mail: icepalace@bwn.net
URL:
http://www.icepalaceinn.com
Reservations: 800-754-2840 Local: 719-486-8272

Manitou Murders - A Weekend to Die For! Willing and even slightly shy guests will be treated to mystery, suspense, great food, lots of laughs and above all - a great time. Guests will have a special part written especially for them. Every plot is fascinating with its own twists and turns. You may find that you have been transported back in time to a forties speak-easy, a fifties movie set or a time faraway. The event will begin with appetizers on Friday evening at 8 PM when the players (guests) are introduced and the crime is revealed. Return to the site of the crime for a scrumptious catered dinner on Saturday evening. Dine with fellow sleuths and possible criminal suspects, then become part of a rollicking investigation of the previous night’s murder. You won’t know if you are the murderer until the mystery is solved by you and fellow guests. Dates: November 1-2, 2002 OR January 24-25, 2003. Cost: Entire weekend package for two people, which includes two nights’ lodging, two breakfasts, appetizers, dinner, and our murder mystery, ranges from $320 - $620 (plus tax). Price will depend on the room that you select.

Red Crags Bed & Breakfast Inn & Blue Skies Inn (Lynda Lerner)
Address: 302 El Paso Boulevard, Manitou Springs, CO 80829
E-Mail: info@redcrags.com OR sally@blueskiesbb.com
URL:
http://www.redcrags.com OR http://www.blueskiesbb.com
Reservations: 800-721-2248 OR 800-3987949 Local: 719-685-1920 OR 719-685-3099

Please contact each individual inn & mention this Special when making your reservations.