FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   11/05/04


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

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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 Jumbled Pillows

For December

 

CHRISTMAS HOME TOUR SPECIAL -- Come be our next special guest at the Arbor House Inn Bed & Breakfast on the River and kick off the holidays at the 6th Annual South Fork Christmas Home Tour!  Enjoy five of South Fork's fine homes all decked out for the holidays as well as a Christmas Boutique at the Rio Grande Club golf course's beautiful new clubhouse.  Tour Special includes one evening at the Arbor House Inn with full breakfast the following morning; two tickets to the Home Tour on either Saturday, Dec. 4th from 1-6 or Sunday, Dec. 5th from 1-4; and a dinner certificate at one of South Fork's fine restaurants.  Top off your day of touring with a long, hot soak in the outdoor hot tub under the splendor of the winter night sky!  Dates: December 3, 4, and 5.  Cost: $185 - $225 depending on room reserved. For additional Inspected and Approved Inn Specials throughout the state, go to: www.innsofcolorado.org

 

Arbor House Inn B&B on the River (Laurie Bratton)
Address: 31358 W. US Highway 160 / P.O. Box 995,  South Fork, CO 81154
URL: http://www.arborhouseinnco.com
E-mail: info@arborhouseinnco.com

Reservations: 888-830-4642     Local: 719-873-5012


 

JOLLY HOLIDAYS SPECIALS -- Come celebrate the holidays with us at the beautiful Arbor House Inn in South Fork!  Jolly Holidays Special includes two evenings in the room of your choice with full breakfast the following mornings, a certificate for dinner for two at one of South Fork's fine restaurants, and a complimentary bottle of wine or cider to be enjoyed by the yule fire and in the sparkle of the Arbor House Christmas tree.  To top it all off as you leave, take your pick of a holiday ornament from our tree as a special memory of your stay at the Arbor House Inn!  (Please see our web site for other winter specials.)  Dates: December 2004.  Cost: $290 - $370, depending on room reserved. For additional Inspected and Approved Inn Specials throughout the state, go to: www.innsofcolorado.org

Arbor House Inn B&B on the River (Laurie Bratton)
Address: 31358 W. US Highway 160 / P.O. Box 995,  South Fork, CO 81154
URL: http://www.arborhouseinnco.com
E-mail: info@arborhouseinnco.com

Reservations: 888-830-4642     Local: 719-873-5012



SKI THE SLOPES AND MASSAGE THE MUSCLES!  Enjoy a day of skiing on the slopes of Wolf Creek Ski Area and an evening of relaxation and romance at the Arbor House Inn Bed & Breakfast on the River.  After a day of play in the snow, come back to the Arbor House, show us your ticket, and we'll give you $5!  Hop in the outdoor hot tub for a long, relaxing soak followed with a half-hour massage by a licensed therapist for each of two people in the privacy of your guestroom.  Last but not least, treat yourself to a romantic candlelight dessert in the glow of the fire, low lights, and soft music of the beautiful Arbor House dining room.  A-h-h-h!  That's one night's lodging for two, $5 for each ticket previously purchased, massage, and dessert.  (Please see our web site for other seasonal specials.)  Dates: December 2004 through February 2005. (Excludes Dec. 24 - Jan. 1)  Cost: $195 -  $235 depending on room reserved.  For additional Inspected and Approved Inn Specials throughout the state, go to: www.innsofcolorado.org

 

Arbor House Inn B&B on the River (Laurie Bratton)
Address: 31358 W. US Highway 160 / P.O. Box 995, South Fork, CO 81154
URL: http://www.arborhouseinnco.com
E-mail: info@arborhouseinnco.com

Reservations: 888-830-4642     Local: 719-873-5012



COME FOR DINNER….STAY FOR DEATH! (and breakfast, too!)  December 17, 2004, 7:30 p.m., “Curse of the Pharoah.”  Four-course dinner accompanied by magic, murder, mystery and history - $39 per person.  Overnight packages start at only $73 per person.

The Hearthstone Inn (Nancy Oxenhandler)
Address: 506 N. Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
URL: http://www.hearthstoneinn.com
E-mail: hearthstone@att.net
Reservations: 719-473-4413



NEW YEAR'S EVE SPECIAL EVENT: Start the year right – with spirit(s)!!!  GHOST HUNTER UNIVERSITY  “Ghost Hunting 101” – An afternoon seminar on the tools and tricks of professional ghost hunters.  Date: Friday, December 31, 2004, 2:00 p.m.  Cost: $30.

“The Ghost Hunter Experience” – Learn the haunted history of the Hearthstone while enjoying your delicious four-course dinner, then experience the paranormal for yourself in a ghost-tour of the Inn led by professional ghost hunters.  Date: Friday, December 31, 2004, 7:30 p.m.  Cost: $39.   NOTE:  Both sessions are just $60.00 per person.

Overnight packages (strongly recommended for the full ghost hunting experience) start at just $73 per person.

The Hearthstone Inn (Nancy Oxenhandler)
Address: 506 N. Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
URL: http://www.hearthstoneinn.com
E-mail: hearthstone@att.net
Reservations: 719-473-4413



HOLIDAY THEATRE ACT FOR TWO PACKAGE -- Get on the showboat for our special!

ALL THEATRE PACKAGES ARE BASED ON TICKET AVAILABILITY AND ARE NON-REFUNDABLE SO ADVANCE RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.

STAY TWO NIGHTS or more in a luxurious suite with tub for two, full gourmet breakfast and fireplace, and receive a special theatre package discount rate on your room.

 

FINE ARTS CENTER THEATRE PACKAGE: Includes two tickets to the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Theatre. We'll be happy to book your dinner before the show. Arrive early to visit the Fine Arts Center and wander through beautiful exhibits. You won't want to miss the spectacular Chihuly glass chandelier on exhibit. $48/couple plus room rate.

 

CHRISTMAS COMEDY WEEKEND: Featuring "Nuncrackers", Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Those wacky Little Sisters of Hoboken are back just in time to get us all in the Yuletide spirit! You too will believe that "Christmas Time is Nunsense Time" as you laugh at the crazy, corny lunacy of your favorite Nuns! November 19, 20, 21 & December 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12.

 

EXPERIENCE CHRISTMAS FESTIVITIES AT HISTORIC GLEN EYRIE CASTLE!

 

RENAISSANCE MADRIGAL FORMAL BANQUET or MEDIEVAL EVERYMAN'S CHRISTMAS REVELS: The Lord and Lady of Glen Eyrie Castle invite you to a most unique festivity of Renaissance or Medieval period music, story, song, feasting and historic Christmas spirit.

 

MADRIGAL DINNER: ($190/couple plus room rate) 5:30-10 p.m. November 24, 26, 27 & December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22

 

REVELS DINNER: ($100/couple plus room rate) 5:30-8 p.m. November 29, 30 December 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15 

Dates: November 19 through December 22.

Cost: $48-$190 per couple depending on package. For additional Inspected and Approved Inn Specials throughout the state, go to: www.innsofcolorado.org

 

Holden House 1902 Bed & Breakfast Inn (Sallie and Welling Clark)

Address: 1102 W. Pikes Peak Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80904
URL: http://www.holdenhouse.com
E-mail: mail@holdenhouse.com
Reservations: 888-565-3980       Local: 719-471-3980


 

LIFE AFTER 55 MIDWEEK DISCOUNT PACKAGES -- Enjoy our "Life After 55" special discount when you stay Sunday-Thursday through December 2004.  Your deluxe private suite includes a private bathtub for two and fireplace, sitting area, color/cable TV, full breakfast, modern amenities with Victorian charm.  Dates: through December 2004 (excluding holiday periods.)  Cost: 10% off your stay Sunday through Thursday with ID (over 55.)  For additional Inspected and Approved Inn Specials throughout the state, go to: www.innsofcolorado.org  

 

Holden House 1902 Bed & Breakfast Inn (Sallie Clark)
Address:
1102 W. Pikes Peak Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80904
URL: http://www.holdenhouse.com
E-mail:
mail@holdenhouse.com
Reservations:
888-565-3980     Local: 719-471-3980


 

MAIN STREET CENTRAL SPECIAL!  This Holiday season plan to shop in Central City and relax afterwards at the Hooper Homestead Guest Quarters. Enhance your Christmas shopping in the heart of historical downtown Central City. Unique shopping awaits! For all travelers a 10% discount on December purchases at the following participating Main Street Central and Hawley building merchants: Santa Fe Central; Uniques & Antiques; The Long Branch, The Sweet Shoppe, Olde Tyme Photos, Dots Pots, Grubstaker, Horsefeathers and Blissful Spirit Day Spa. With a minimum 2-night stay a 15% discount on all Gift Certificates purchased for the Hooper Homestead Quest Quarters and Blissful Spirit Day Spa.  Dates: Month of December.  Cost: $74-$199 per Room. For additional Inspected and Approved Inn Specials throughout the state, go to: www.innsofcolorado.org

 

Hooper Homestead Guest Quarters (Christine Pollock & Pat Ballantyne)

Address: 210 Hooper Street, Central City, CO  80427
URL: http://www.hooperhomestead.com
E-mail: christine@hooperhomestead.com
Local: 303 582-5828


 

VICTORIAN TEA & HISTORICAL TOURS -- Celebrate the holiday season in Victorian era style at the Hooper Homestead Guest House.  A very delightful afternoon tea will be served up in style preceding a grand tour of the historic Thomas Hooper Home. The Homestead property is where the infamous brick was manufactured and used to rebuild Central City after the great fire of 1874. In addition, your Canadian hosts are offering the following four self-guided tours in Central City: Cemetery District; Main Street; Lawrence & Eureka; Side Streets. Stop in the Main Street Visitor Center for historical displays and unique artisan shopping.  Dates: Month of December.  Cost: $74-$199/night (includes tea & tour(s.)) For additional Inspected and Approved Inn Specials throughout the state, go to: www.innsofcolorado.org

 

Hooper Homestead Guest Quarters (Christine Pollock & Pat Ballantyne)

Address: 210 Hooper Street, Central City, CO  80427
URL: http://www.hooperhomestead.com
E-mail: christine@hooperhomestead.com
Local: 303 582-5828


 

CHRISTMAS COOKIE SPECIAL!  Enjoy an afternoon of old-fashioned Christmas baking in the historical Hooper Homestead Main House. Create your choice or a combination of delicious whipped shortbreads, peppermint bark and gingerbread cookies. This season gift those special people in your life a treasure of sweets. Tour the 1878 Victorian Homestead all decked out in its Christmas finery.  Afterwards, relax under the stars in our hillside hot tub or book a massage at our Blissful Spirit Day Spa.

 

Two nights accommodations at the Hooper Homestead Guest Quarters, deluxe continental breakfast and 2 dozen cookies included (all ingredients and decorations provided).

 

Dates: Month of December.  Cost: $65/person a night based upon 2 and 4 person occupancy. For additional Inspected and Approved Inn Specials throughout the state, go to: www.innsofcolorado.org

 

Hooper Homestead Guest Quarters (Christine Pollock & Pat Ballantyne)

Address: 210 Hooper Street, Central City, CO  80427
URL:
http://www.hooperhomestead.com
E-mail:
christine@hooperhomestead.com
Local:
303 582-5828



CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY B&B TOUR GETAWAY!  The holidays are a BEAUTIFUL time of year with all the greenery, lights, trees and decorations, and there's no better time to tour some of the local Bed and Breakfast Inns all decked out for the holidays! Every year several of the local Bed & Breakfast Inns put together a Holiday Bed and Breakfast Inn Tour to help benefit the Old Colorado City Historical Society, and we're offering you the opportunity to participate in the tour for free!

 

Stay with us in our Bed and Breakfast Lodge for 2 nights the weekend of December 3rd & 4th, and receive a $25 gift certificate for dinner or lunch at the Wines of Colorado, a local favorite restaurant, and 2 tickets to the Holiday Bed and Breakfast Inn Tour on December 5th!

 

Dates: December 3-5, 2004.  Cost: $160-$350/depending on choice of room. Includes 2 nights in our Bed & Breakfast Lodge, evening dessert and a 3 course breakfast daily, a $25 gift certificate to Wines of Colorado, and 2 tickets to the Old Colorado City Historical Society B&B tour on Dec. 5th.  For additional Inspected and Approved Inn Specials throughout the state, go to: www.innsofcolorado.org

 

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



HAVE A PAJAMA PARTY SLEEPOVER! Now that the hustle & bustle of the holidays are over, grab a bunch of your girlfriends and head to the Rocky Mountain Lodge for an old fashioned "Pajama Party"! Enjoy a 2 night escape with breakfast each morning, pizza & soda for dinner one night, chile & cornbread the 2nd night, an evening dessert both nights, and a myriad of movies, games, and munchies to keep you going! $1,500 - Less than $95 per person! (based on occupancy of 16)  Dates: Any 2 days & nights the month of January (subject to availability.)  Cost: $1,500 + tax gets you & your friends (up to 16 people) 2 nights in the Bed & Breakfast Lodge, dinner & dessert both nights, and breakfast both mornings!  For additional Inspected and Approved Inn Specials throughout the state, go to: www.innsofcolorado.org

 

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


 

MURDER, MYSTERY & MAYHEM AT THE SUNDANCE TRAIL RANCH IN RED FEATHER -- There's been a murder... We will travel back to 1881, to the little town of Roadkill, Wyoming. A number of you will then join Judge Waylon Payne for a weekend at his country lodge, next to the courthouse in the middle of town. You must discover which of you should hang and why! Or maybe we will go back in time to January of 1936, and Sundance Trail will become an English country lodge. Sir Roger Watersdown, the wealthy owner of Watersdown Beverages, Ltd., will host several of you for a weekend party here at the ranch. But the party ends when murder is discovered, and you must determine who among you committed the dastardly crime.

 

Come join us for a weekend of mayhem and murder!  The games are designed to be played in five rounds of investigation, one round with each meal, starting with Friday supper. The final round of accusations and resolution will happen at Sunday's breakfast. Bookings are limited to the first eight players or couples, and restricted to participants who are willing to take a whimsical view of blackmail, larceny, deceit, and murder. Those of you who are offended by such high jinks as shady dealings, sordid affairs, and deceptive conduct should not book reservations for these weekends!

 

Plan to ride our horses each morning after breakfast!

 

For more information, please call the ranch anytime! (800-357-4930 or 970-224-1222)

 

Dates:

December 10th - 12th

New Year's Eve

January 14th - 16th, 2005

February 18th - 20th, 2005

March 19th - 11th - 13th, 2005

April 23rd - 8th -12th, 2005

 

Cost: $295.00/couple.  For additional Inspected and Approved Inn Specials throughout the state, go to: www.innsofcolorado.org

 

Sundance Trail Guest Ranch (Ellen and Dan Morin)
Address: 17931 Red Feather Lakes Road, Red Feather Lakes, CO 80545
URL: http://www.sundancetrail.com
E-mail: dan@sundancetrail.com

Reservations: 800-357-4930     Local: 970-224-1222


Please contact each Inn individually and mention this special when making your reservations.