FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE 12/30/02

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 Knitting & Quilting and Crafting & Scrapbooking Packages


Join the Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers of Colorado in a sweet deal! 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
To Obtain Online Copy: http://www.bbicadmin.com Click On Press Releases Choose PR.051

COME HIBERNATE WITH US AND KNIT, QUILT AND EMBROIDERY ALL WEEKEND LONG at the Black Bear Inn of Pikes Peak. The Black Bear Inn is located just minutes west of Colorado Springs in the Foothills of Pike National Forest. We have nine individual guest rooms all with their own private bathrooms in the main lodge, a full kitchen, and a large great room. We also have three one-bedroom cabins tucked away in the forest. A full breakfast is served daily. Other meals can be arranged for group meetings. A great place to get away and knit, quilt and embroidery for the weekend! Packages available; call for details. Dates: Anytime. Cost: $75 - $115 per night package rate available.

The Black Bear Inn of Pikes Peak (Kevin Hunt)
Address: 5250 Pikes Peak Highway, Cascade, CO 80809
E-Mail: blackbear4@pcisys.net
URL: http://www.blackbearinnpikespeak.com
Reservations: 877-732-5232 Local: 719-684-0151

CRAFTERS AND CREATIVE MEMORIES SPECIAL WEEKEND. The Black Bear Inn of Pikes Peak is located just minutes west of Colorado Springs. We have a large lodge with nine individual guest rooms all with their own private bathrooms and three one-bedroom cabins. Our lodge can accommodate those special needs you have for your weekend crafting and cropping parties. A full breakfast is served each morning with other light meals provided. Looking for that someplace special. "Come Hibernate With Us" package prices available. Dates: Anytime. Cost: $75 - $115 per night package rate available.

The Black Bear Inn of Pikes Peak (Kevin Hunt)
Address: 5250 Pikes Peak Highway, Cascade, CO 80809
E-Mail: blackbear4@pcisys.net
URL: http://www.blackbearinnpikespeak.com
Reservations: 877-732-5232 Local: 719-684-0151

B&B BEE BUZZ SPECIAL: Bring your quilting, knitting or embroidery group down to Salida and stay at the Gazebo Country Inn for a two-night UFO retreat. We’ll provide lunch and light dinner on the 2nd day of your stay. Packages starting at $70 per person, double occupancy. Dates: January - May, 2003. Cost: Starting at $70 per person, double occupancy, 2 nights.

Gazebo Country Inn Bed & Breakfast (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

KNITTING GROUP CAUGHT UP IN STITCHES. Choice of Knitting Classes at two local shops (2 blocks from B&B). Excellent Yarns and Books available in both stores (walking distance). Gather by the fire to share the day’s projects and our special treats! Package includes cost of 1 class (no materials). Evening refreshments, hearty breakfast. PLUS early check-in to accommodate class schedules! Call for rates (dependent upon class chosen). Dates: January 1 - 31, 2003 - Two-night minimum. Cost: Cost of package determined by class chosen -- call for rates).

Our Hearts Inn Old Colorado City (Pat Fejedelem)
Address: 2215 W. Colorado Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80904
E-Mail: ourheartsinn@aol.com
URL: http://www.inn-colorado-springs.com
Reservations: 800-533-7095 Local: 719-473-8684

CALLING ALL SCRAPBOOKERS. Crop the Night Away! Come for a scrapbooking retreat! Stay up all night and get those albums completed! A Creative Memories instructor will be there and teach a different "Crop Talk" every hour. Prizes, gifts, food and fun! Reserve early!!! Dates: March 1 - April 30, 2003. Cost: $50/person, per night, minimum 10 people. Includes room (double occupancy), snacks, instruction, gifts and breakfast! (Creative Memories supplies available for purchase also.)

Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins (Brian & Debbie Reynolds)
Address: 4680 Hagerman Avenue, Cascade, CO 80809
E-Mail: rockymountaincabins@msn.com
URL: http://www.rockymountainlodge.com
Reservations: 888-298-0348 Local: 719-684-2521

OUR DAUGHTERS LOVE TO SCRAPBOOK and they think that our bed & breakfast is the ideal setting for a group of ladies to gather and crop ‘til they drop! The Sheldon House B&B has a private garden-level suite that is perfect for an all-night crop. Rent the Wind River Suite for one night ($210 per night) and you get all of this: A huge kitchen table along with a 5’ table in the living room for cropping, coffee and cookies in the evening, sleeping accommodations for 7 people (2 queen beds, 1 queen hide-a-bed, 1 twin bed), 2 full bathrooms, full breakfast buffet in the morning and a private phone line. Mention this press release and get a $35 discount on the Wind River Suite! Dates: January - March, 2003. Cost: $210 per night for the Wind River Suite.

The Sheldon House Bed and Breakfast (Jack & Maryann Blackerby)
Address: 616 West Mulberry, Fort Collins, CO 80521
E-Mail: thesheldonhouse@aol.com
URL: http://www.bbonline.com/co/sheldonhouse
Local: 970-221-1917

Call each Inn individually and mention this Special when making your reservation.