Open House: Check Out Colorado Springs’ B&Bs

Maybe you need a seasonal getaway to de-stress. Or maybe family and friends are pouring into town for the holidays. Either way, it’s a good time to check out some of Colorado Springs’ cool bed-and-breakfast inns before you decide where to stay, or where to put visitors.

In early December, the Pikes Peak Area B&Bs will host its 13th annual Bed & Breakfast Holiday Tour. The tour will include historic homes and lodgings, such as Manitou Springs’ Red Crags Bed & Breakfast Inn.

Décor ranges from high Victorian to Victorian country, from Mission style to country cottage. Included are Our Hearts Inn, Cheyenne Canon Inn, Old Town Guest House, Onaledge Bed & Breakfast, Red Crags Bed & Breakfast and the Rockledge Country Inn are some favorite B&Bs in the area.

Our Hearts Inn, a cute pink Victorian house in Old Colorado City, prides itself on being a romantic retreat, starting with the heart-shaped business sign out front. Choose a room with a balcony and a view of the Rockies.

Situated at the entrance to Cheyenne Canon city park in Colorado Springs, the Cheyenne Canon Inn offers seclusion in the city, with easy access to hiking trails, driving tours and natural beauty. Enjoy the view from a hot tub, or from the 100-plus windows in the great room.

The Old Town Guest House was built in 1997, but you’d never guess it. It fits right into the historic district of Old Colorado City, but offers modern amenities, such as conference space and high-tech connections. Voted the best bed-and-breakfast inn in Colorado Springs, the three-story building has floral-themed rooms and iron balconies.

Built by an English architect in 1912, Onaledge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

An English architect built Onaledge in Manitou Springs, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Its Arts & Crafts style exudes elegance and the grounds are lovely year-round. For real privacy, check out the Carriage House.

You will have a hard time beating the hilltop view of Red Crags, also in Manitou Springs. Hardwood floors, high ceilings and lovely antiques transport you to another, more elegant, era.

While you are in Manitou Springs, visit Rockledge Country Inn, where stone terraces allow guests privacy even outdoors. The Arts & Crafts estate was built of Manitou greenstone in 1912, probably from a Gustav Stickley design.

If You Go

Our Hearts Inn Old Colorado City Bed & Breakfast
2215 West Colorado Avenue Colorado Springs, Colorado 719-473-8684

Cheyenne Canon Inn

2030 West Cheyenne Blvd.

Old Town Guest House

115 South 26th Street 888-375-4210

Onaledge Bed & Breakfast
Rockledge Bed & Breakfast
Red Crags Bed & Breakfast

The Rockledge Country Inn, one of two Arts and Crafts estates on the tour, was inspired by a Gustav Stickley design.

Old Colorado City Historical Society


Linda DuVal is a freelance writer in Colorado Springs.

From the Editors: We spent a heap of time making sure this story was accurate when it was published, but of course, things can change. Please confirm the details before setting out in our great Centennial State.