Holden House 1902 Bed & Breakfast Inn
Taking a Hike near Holden House B&B in Colorado Springs 30 Apr 2013, 5:02 pm
Experience the beauty and calm of mother nature. Get out and take a hike in Colorado Springs while enjoying your stay at the Holden House 1902 Bed and Breakfast Inn!
|Barr Trail to the top of Pikes Peak|
On the Wings of Hummingbirds...Holden House Bed & Breakfast Welcomes Birders and Wildlife Watchers! 13 Apr 2013, 4:06 pm
|Holden House outdoor comfort|
Guests will want to make your reservations soon to join us on Saturday, May 11, 2013 for the 20th Annual Hummingbird Festival in Colorado Springs' North Cheyenne Cañon Park. This is the 20th Annual festival dedicated to these quick winged flyers. The festival will be held at the Starsmore Discovery Center (2120 S. Cheyenne Cañon Road) from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and will include hummingbird programs, educational and nature product vendors, hummingbird native plant sale, food, and more. This is a public event and all donations go directly to the operation of North Cheyenne Cañon Park and its programs. Cheyenne Cañon Park is owned by the City of Colorado Springs and maintained in partnership with the City and the Friends of Cheyenne Cañon. Visit www.cheyennecanon.org or call 719-385-6086 for info.
|The 20th Annual Hummingbird Festival May 11th|
And, just in case you miss the Hummingbird Festival, the Pikes Peak Area offers ample opportunity for bird enthusiasts to spy even the most elusive feathered friends.
Air Force Academy: The Air Force Academy, located on the north end of Colorado Springs, is a major nature preserve and tourist attraction in addition to being a major military academy.
Ute Valley Park: The craggy bluffs of Ute Valley Park isolate this area from surrounding urban sprawl.
Garden of the Gods: Not only can you see world-famous scenery here, but the birding is good as well. The habitat is mostly pinyon-juniper and foothills scrub, and species such as Lazuli Bunting, Spotted Towhee, and Virginia's Warbler are common. Keep an eye out overhead for White-throated Swifts and Prairie Falcons, and on the rocks for Canyon and Rock Wrens. The hummingbird feeders at the visitor's center can be excellent during the late summer.
Sondermann Park: Trails access good foothills scrub and some riparian growth, with species such as Lazuli Bunting, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Black-headed Grosbeak, and others present.
Stratton Open Space: This large open space has a variety of habitats, from foothills scrub, ponderosa, small reservoirs, and riparian. Foothills breeders and all three nuthatches can be found, as well as a good variety of corvids, and sometimes ducks during the winter
North Cheyenne Canon Park: The park road is narrow, winding and often busy with people, but there are several places to pull over and explore the mid-elevation riparian habitats along the rushing stream, or the Ponderosa forests. If you are lucky, you might see a Band-tailed Pigeon.
|Promontory Park-a short walk from the inn|
Aiken Canyon: This Nature Conservancy reserve has some of the best pinyon-juniper habitat in the area, and can be a good place to look for specialties of that habitat, including Juniper Titmouse, Bushtit, and Ash-throated Flycatcher.
Bear Creek Regional Park and Nature Center: Outside, two miles of self-guiding nature trails wind through the short grass prairie, scrub oak woodlands and cottonwood riparian communities. Songbirds and various bird species abound throughout this beautiful and natural trail system.
Fountain Creek Regional Park: This is among the best migrant birding spots in the Colorado Springs area, with marshes, riparian groves, and thickets. The bird list here includes most of the eastern migrants, many riparian breeders, and rails and Marsh Wren.
For more birding opportunities, check out these websites:
Colorado Birding Trail
City of Colorado Springs
El Paso County Parks
St. Patrick's Day parade marks saving the green at Holden House B&B in Colorado Springs! 23 Feb 2013, 2:28 pm
At 8:30am, the riders of the Pedalin’ for St. Pat's Bike Ride will begin the 50K bike ride through some of the most scenic parts of the city: Garden of the Gods, Blodgett Peak, Austin Bluffs and Memorial Park. After reaching Colorado College, they are invited to roll as part of the St Patrick’s Day Parade!
|Holden House innkeepers|
Sallie and Welling Clark at last
year's St. Pat's Day Parade
The 5K for St Patrick’s Day starts at 10:00am. Last year, more than 3400 runners took part in the traditional start of the running season in Colorado Springs. The flat, fast course is a great way to shake off the winter’s cobwebs and get ready for Springs! The Leprechaun Fun Run at 11:00 is for kids 10 and under, with ½ and 1 mile courses through the heart of downtown.
Marchers and spectators in their greenest finery: over 100 parade entries, including bands, floats, flags and leprechauns, one of the grandest traditions in Colorado Springs, and one of the biggest events on our city. Over 30,000 cheering revelers - young and old - will line the streets as the parade winds through the heart of Downtown to the sound of bagpipes beginning at noon.
Valentine's Victorian Getaway Keeps Romance Alive at Holden House B&B in Colorado Springs during February 12 Jan 2013, 1:21 pm
The Romance of the Past with the
Comforts of Today...
"Holden House is the most romantic inn we've had the pleasure of staying in. The bubble bath tubs, fireplace and the evening wine social all added to our vacation for two."
*Minimum stay may apply. $99.00 per couple, plus the cost of the room and tax. Visit the Holden House 1902 Bed and Breakfast Inn website for more information or call 888-565-3980 or make a reservation NOW!
Cirque and Stay at Holden House in Colorado Springs Jan. 9-13th!! 30 Dec 2012, 2:28 pm
|Book a suite at Holden House and attend the Cirque du Soliel Jan. 9-13th!|
Book your special offer romantic bed and breakfast suite at Holden House 888-565-3980
|Quidam Cirque du Soliel January 9-13, 2013|
Book your tickets to
Cirque du Soliel
719-520-7469 or 1-866-464-2626
Home for the Holden House B&B Holidays with Specials and Recipes... 15 Dec 2012, 3:52 pm
|Holden House offers warmth and hospitality all year long...|
'Twas the month of Christmas and throughout the inn, the kitties were stirring hoping guests would soon check in.
We look forward to seeing you at Holden House soon. May the season bring you a holiday filled with health and happiness. We hope you'll stay with us soon to share our love of Christmastime and our enthusiasm for decking our halls with garlands, wreaths, velvet bows, shiney ornaments, six Christmas trees, dozens of unique nutcrackers and thousands of lights. Share this special time with our B&B family and enjoy all the beauty of the season with us! **It's not too late to enjoy our holiday decorations, on display until January 1st.
Coming soon-New Years, Valentine's Day, Spring Break... Plan ahead for your vacation getaway! Visit the Holden House website
Balloons ascend on colorful Colorado with Holden House bed and breakfast accommodations nearby 26 Aug 2012, 12:46 pm
Shakespeare's in love at Holden House with a ticket to Love's Labor's Lost at Rock Ledge Ranch 28 Jul 2012, 5:36 pm
August 2 - 26, 7:30 pm at Rock Ledge Ranch
Tickets: $35 (use one of the promo codes below and save!)
|Gourmet Full Breakfasts await...|
"Zipping" adventures with Holden House Bed & Breakfast Inn accommodations nearby! 23 Jul 2012, 2:14 pm
Adventures Out West has officially opened their "Zipline" adventure in nearby Manitou Springs and offers this new and exciting outdoor activity. According to the website, their 5 Zip Lines, varying in length from 225' - over 600' provide the best hour of adrenaline on the Front Range of the Rockies. Perched on the edge of the canyon walls our course is full of Adventure. You can run and jump off the 'leap of faith' or just saunter on over the edge. Creative trail choices will keep you at the edge of your boundaries. You are going to get a rush on this adventure that can't be matched. Come prepared for an outdoor activity in the wild complete with dust, dirt, sweat and limited facilities. You will be launching and landing on dirt trails so wear closed toe shoes. A camelback type hydration system works well on the course.
Zip Lines are growing in popularity around the country. Not all Zip Lines are the same. AOW's Zip Line Tour experience has been engineered to exceed the highest standards in the industry. Our towers and cables are Made In America. The Zip Lines have been built to exceed Colorado Department of Labor Regulations (The only Zip Lines in the State that meet these standards). They use full body harnesses and the Trolleys and Brakes are built specifically for Zip Line work. We have passive braking systems as well as manual braking systems in place to ensure your adventure is successful. Packages start at $55 per person, depending on the package. For more information, visit the Adventures Out West website.
Holden House has extended our special discount rates through August of 2012 with a savings ranging from 20-40%! Stay one night for just $119 plus tax or stay two nights or more for just $99 per night plus tax (not valid with ANY OTHER discount offer). The rate includes full gourmet breakfast served in the dining room at 8 or 9 a.m., afternoon wine social, suite with sitting area and private bath. Visit our website at www.HoldenHouse.com for more information. Book your room reservation online right now by clicking here. Imagine sitting in a white rocker or porch swing and smelling the fragrance of flowers from the Shakespeare Garden with a glass of lemonade or chardonnay...your Pikes Peak adventure is just a booking away!
MOM'S DAY ALL MAY AT HOLDEN HOUSE B&B! 9 May 2012, 3:34 pm
"This package includes two night accommodations in any Suite, Champagne or Cider and a bouquet of fresh flowers upon arrival."