Holden House 1902 Bed & Breakfast Inn
Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Holiday Shows and Holden House Snow! 1 Dec 2013, 9:09 pm
|Fine Arts Center features the Wizard of Oz in December|
Other shows at the Fine Arts Center in December
The Twelve Days of Christmas Dec. 12-22
|Pikes Peak Center|
Deck the Halls with Colorado Springs Chorale Dec. 13
Christmas Joy Dec. 15
Burt Bacharach Dec. 19
Christmas Symphony Dec. 22
Jim Brickman Dec. 29
Colorado Springs Philharmonic Dec. 31
Check out the Pikes Peak Center December calendar here
|Holden House B&B, Colorado Springs|
Both the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center and the Pikes Peak Center offer pre-show dinners. Check their websites for details.
"Celebrate, Ice Skate and Create" the Perfect Holiday Getaway Date in Colorado Springs at Holden House 1902 Bed & Breakfast Inn. 25 Nov 2013, 9:46 am
Holden House 1902 - A Victorian Inn
New to Colorado Springs this year is a real ice rink in Downtown Colorado Springs’ Acacia Park, just a mile from Holden House and open seven days a week from November 23-January 5. The rink is a collaborative effort between the City of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation, & Cultural Services Department and Downtown Colorado Springs. Admission is $5 per skater Monday–Thursday, and $6 per skater Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Skaters may bring their own skates, or rent for $3.
Live music, food vendors, and Santa are scheduled throughout the skating season. Military Mondays, sponsored by Classic Homes, and College Tuesdays provide discounts on admission with valid military or student ID. Other fun promotions including costume skate sessions and a date night are also scheduled. The rink is also available for corporate skating events.
“So many people have memories of ice skating at the holidays,” said Susan Edmondson, President of Downtown Partnership. “Ice skating, music, hot chocolate, shopping, and Santa! It’s a great way to spend an afternoon and create new holiday traditions.”
And, for those looking for additional great places to shop and dine, Old Colorado City historic district, quaint Manitou Springs and the Shops at Briargate offer fabulous holiday opportunities.
A Victorian Home for the Holidays
"Fall" Inn love with Colorado's golden Aspens and Holden House romance! 7 Oct 2013, 9:47 am
Recently, Colorado has seen its fair share of weather events. We wanted to reassure our guests and visitors that Holden House 1902 Victorian Bed and Breakfast Inn and the surrounding Pikes Peak area in Colorado Springs has been unaffected by the recent weather events which have gained national attention. We greatly appreciate the phone calls from guests who are considering a trip to Colorado. We stand proud to announce that our local attractions remain open for business and that the state of Colorado as a whole has attractions ready to make your stay a wonderful experience. While some of the National Parks and Monuments are temporarily closed due to federal budget issues, our State and local parks, art galleries, shopping districts, fine dining, museums and historic sites are ready to make your stay in Colorado a trip for pleasant memories.
Balloons fly high Labor Day weekend...the perfect time to stay and play at Holden House B&B! 25 Aug 2013, 11:34 am
House B&B offers
breakfast en suite packages
and affordable luxury near
the Old Colorado City historic
district in Colorado Springs.
|The Colorado Balloon Classic Labor Day weekend
offers great photo opportunities and is just a
few miles from Holden House B&B.
-photo courtesy of VisitCOS.com
Mass ascensions of dozens of balloons are scheduled for Saturday, Sunday and Monday mornings with a Balloon Glo® scheduled for Saturday and Sunday evenings. Each year a variety of concessions are available and entertainment is provided during each event. The Colorado Balloon Classic (a division of Colorado Springs Balloon Classic, Inc.) was organized in 1977 and has grown to be the largest and the longest continuously running hot air balloon festival in the Rocky Mountain Region as well as the State of Colorado. The Colorado Balloon Classic is an annual event - and admission is free - held each Labor Day weekend. - See more at: www.balloonclassic.com and for more events and visitor information, click on the www.VisitCOS.com link and check out www.PeakRadar.com
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