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Holden House 1902 


Bed & Breakfast Inn 


Colorado Springs

  "The Romance of the Past with the Comforts of Today"






Holden House Holiday Herald 

December 2009


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Take a Holiday Virtual Tour of the inn all decorated for the season!

 The Night Before Holden House
'Twas the month of Christmas and throughout the inn, the kitties were stirring hoping guests would soon check in. 
The afternoon wine social was presented with care, in hopes that guests would soon be there.
The beep of computers whirring on high, the guests were excited about free WiFi.
With rooms named for historic Colorado towns, let us welcome you with wonderful holiday scents and sounds.  
The wreaths, garlands, lights and nutcrackers were all in place, ready to welcome guests to our decorated Victorian space. 
The gourmet breakfast was set on a plate, and it was our hope that the guests would not be late. 
With fireplaces, bubble bath tubs for two, soft robes, private baths and TV's, the Holden House guest suites were sure to please. 
Don't bring your frowns, just bring your smiles, we're pleased to welcome all from miles and miles… Happy Christmas to all and to all a good night!
We look forward to seeing you at Holden House soon. May the season bring you a holiday filled with health and happiness.  Thank you for your interest in our bed and breakfast. We hope you'll stay with us soon to share our love of Christmastime and the opportunity to deck 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 4th.

In this issue

    Our Holiday Gift to You...HOLIDAY SPECIALS AND DISCOUNTS!  LAYAWAY SPECIAL FOR THE HOLIDAYS Reserve now and use later - Stay 3 nights and receive a 1/2 off discount off your thrid night stay or stay 4 nights and receive one night absolutely FREE! (valid any days of the week) We'll take a full "Layaway" Deposit at reservation time, leaving the balance due of a perfect stay at check-in! (Restrictions may apply and full amount of stay due when reservation is booked and non-refundable)
    More Specials

    Plan ahead for the New 2010  Year,  Valentine's month (February), Spring and Summer!  You can celebrate with your loved anytime of the year! 


What our Guests Say about Holden House...


"A wonderful stay! We appreciated the many personal touches. Thank you for all your hospitality and lovely cats..."

James and Claire, Appleton Wisconsin

"The room is gorgeous. The area is beautiful. And, the staff been very friendly. We will come back soon!"

 Jonathon and Liz, River Forest, Illinois

 "Thank you so much! We couldn't have spent our 13th anniversary any other way! Wonderful hospitality!"

 Shannon and Jonathan, Matanaros, Mexico

Holden House' Happy Holidays! 

Have a jolly holiday with us in the Pikes Peak region. Be prepared to shop 'til you drop in historic Old Colorado City, dowtown Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, the Shops at Briargate or one of our two malls. Or perhaps you just love art, culture, heritage, museums and some spectacular scenery, El Paso County and our area offers something special for you. Your comfortable stay in historic Colorado Springs can be fun and exciting or relaxing and choose. We're also the perfect business traveler's retreat to take the stress out of a long day of work at the office.  Visit for more details on our great lodging options and many specials!  


Top 10 reasons to select Holden House as your preferred place of accommodation during the holidays:

1.Bottomless Cookie Jar with 24 Hour Coffee/Tea

2. Full Gourmet Breakfast in elegant surroundings


3. Friendly Greeting and Smiling Innkeepers

4. Fireplaces, Cable TV, DVD in Every Suite

5. Bubble Bath Tubs for Two with bubbles!

6. Afternoon Wine Social

7. Quiet Historic Area & Free Parking

8. Free WiFi and Computer Workstation

9. Modern Convenience & All Private Baths

10. Optional Spa and Breakfast en suite Packages 


Pikes Peak Area Season' Events 

Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Area is a wealth of activity for any season! Winter Wildland at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo will take you for a trip on the wild side. Experience the largest giraffe herd in North America and animal shaped holiday lights! Take a Santa Express on the Royal Gorge train to see the gorge from below. Deck the Halls with special performances at the beautiful Pikes Peak Center, just one mile from Holden House with easy in - easy out hassle-free parking. For more area events and activities, take a visit to where you'll find all the latest happenings around the region!  For area attractions, visit Experience Colorado Springs at Pikes Peak.


 Holden House Holiday here for more!


Enjoy our Chocolate Peanut Truffle recipe for an easy to make holiday snack or sweet-treat!

1 cup graham cracker crumbs, finely crushed
1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter or margarine (softened)
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter (room temperature)
1 tsp brandy or brandy flavoring
Chocolate Candy Melts or Chocolate Almond Bark (either dark chocolate or white chocolate)
Combine all ingredients well until soft consistency.  Roll mixture into 2 inch balls and refrigerate for 1 hour.   Melt chocolate candy coating in microwave or double boiler. Use a toothpick and dip the balls into warm chocolate until covered on both sides.  Set each on wax paper and refrigerate for 1 hour to set chocolate coating.   Serve on an attractive plate.  These do not need to be refrigerated.