FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE 5/1/03


Bed and 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:
http://www.innsofcolorado.org

For More Information Contact: Lisa Kolb (719) 471-9265 or Pat Fejedelem (719) 473-8684
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Bed and 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 Presents Scenic & Historic Byways

ENJOY COLORADO’S LONGEST SCENIC/HISTORIC BYWAY IN A LEISURELY FASHION. Spend three nights in two historic bed and breakfasts -- the Bross Hotel in Paonia and the Mary Lawrence Inn in Gunnison. Begin and end your journey at one inn and spend the intervening night at the other. Both inns offer a 10% discount on their rooms and a take-along box lunch to be enjoyed atop Kebler Pass, on the shores of Blue Mesa Lake, or another site that strikes your fancy. This scenic loop takes you to the high country with awesome mountain peaks, meadows of wildflowers, and along the North Rim of the Black Canyon with its heart-stopping, straight-down views of the Gunnison River. To make reservations, call the inn at which you want to start your driving tour: Bross Hotel, 970-527-6776 OR Mary Lawrence Inn, 970-641-3343. Dates: May 1 - October 31, 2003. Cost: 3 nights - $230 - $360, depending upon rooms selected. For additional Inspected and Approved Inn Specials throughout the state, go to: www.innsofcolorado.org

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

TOP OF THE ROCKIES SCENIC BYWAY AND B&B LODGING! $259.00 Includes: Two nights’ lodging for two, gourmet breakfast for two each morning. The Top of the Rockies Scenic and Historic Byway crosses the Continental Divide twice, parallels the highest range in the U.S. Rockies and you can stay at The Ice Palace Inn in the quaint historic town of Leadville. Enjoy the 75-mile route in a quick course in history and lore around the mining town of Leadville. Afternoon goodies and teas. Relax in our hot tub under the stars! Reserve now for your Scenic Byway Special stay! Dates: May 2003 - October 2003. Cost: $259.00 for two nights lodging for two! For additional Inspected and Approved Inn Specials throughout the state, go to: www.innsofcolorado.org

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

STAY TWO CONSECUTIVE NIGHTS AT OUR REGULAR PRICE IN ONE OF OUR LUXURIOUS SUITES and receive a complimentary Scenic Highway of Legends Loop Kit, including an informative booklet, map and tasty treats for your day trip through coal camps, mountain scenery and more. Begin and end your day at our elegant inn located just two blocks from the Santa Fe Trail History Museum and within walking distance of more museums, galleries and restaurants in El Corazon de Trinidad National Historic District. Be sure to mention this Special when you make your reservation. Dates: June 1 - 30, 2003. Cost: Chestnut Suite: $238 plus tax for two consecutive nights; Walnut Suite: $258 plus tax for two consecutive nights. For additional Inspected and Approved Inn Specials throughout the state, go to: www.innsofcolorado.org

Tarabino Inn (Teresa and Kevin)
Address: 310 East Second Street, Trinidad, CO 81082
URL: http://www.tarabinoinn.com
E-Mail: host@tarabinoinn.com
Reservations: 866-846-8808 Local: 719-846-2115

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