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Volume 3  Issue 1 2010

New Year resolutions offer Bed & Breakfast adventures! 

'Tis the new year and a new season for Winter wonderland and Colorado magic...

Tall pines glistening with fresh snow, the scent of warm chocolate chip cookies wafting from the oven, a cup of hot cider or a glass of

champagne to make your celebration something special... for whatever your preference, a getaway dream can be a reality with a stay at one of our Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers of Colorado (BBIC) member inns. Our innkeepers are waiting and prepared to make your B&B stay something even Scrooge would be tempted to enjoy.
 Our distinct Colorado B&Bs are ready to welcome you with a friendly smile, personalized service, clean and comfortable accommodations and a delicious homecooked breakfast.  Savor special delights, prepared by loving innkeepers. This month, try the Golden Muffin Award winning recipe for a taste of Colorado's finest. It'll be so tantalizing that you'll want to travel to one of our Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers of Colorado member B&Bs just to sample our breakfasts inn-style! 

Front Range Special Packages
(Boulder, Central City, Denver, Estes Park, Georgetown)
Central City, Colorado
A Hooper Homestead  Specials/Packages: Lone Traveler, Group Getaway for Four, One Night Stay and Spa, Medidation for Daily Life, Blissful Anniversary Journey, Romantic Renewal, Into the Light Personal Journey-Sty One Extra Night for Free!, Serendipity for Two Weekend Getaway, Whiter Rafting 2010-Booking Now!, One Night Winter Getaway Spa Package, Hidee Gold Mine Tour...Read more
Georgetown, Colorado
Rose Street Bed & Breakfast  Specials/Packages: Free Loveland Ski Area Lift Tickets...Read more
South Central Special Packages
(Colorado Springs, Breckenridge, Salida, South Fork, Alamosa)
Cascade, Colorado
America's Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins  Specials/Packages: Valentine's Day Specials, Procrastinator's Special...Read more
Eastholme in the Rockies  Specials/Packages: Colorado Honeymoon Delight Package, A Private Gourmet Dinner for Two, SPA-Licious, Active Military Discount, Elope to Colorado at Eastholme, SPA-La-La at Easthome...Read more

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Holden House 1902 Bed & Breakfast Inn  Specials/Packages: Military Appreiciation, 24 for 24 Discount, Sparkling Getaway, We Mean Business at Holden House!, Massage Packages, Family-t-be Babymoon Package, Breakfast en suite for your sweet!, Complimentary wine social included!, Economic Stimulus Stay!, Winter Wonderland Discount Specials!...Read more
Manitou Springs, Colorado
Avenue Hotel Bed and Breakfast Inn Specials/Packages: Coffee Lovers, Romantic Getaway...Read more
Two Sisters Inn-a bed and breakfast  Specials/Packages: Two Sisters Inn offers package to help support the ManitouSprings Heritage Center, Two Sisters Inn Celebrates Mardi Gras in Manitou Springs, CO - Let's Party 2/12-13! ...Read more 
North West Specials Packages
(Steamboat Springs, Grand Junction, Vail)

Check out the Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers of Colorado website for updated packages and specials.

South West Special Packages
(Gunnison, Ouray, Durango, Pagosa Springs, Paonia)
Pagosa Springs, Colorado

Elkwood Manor Luxury Bed & Breakfast  Specials/Packages: January and April Discount, Romance Package - $50, Wolf Creek Skiers Discount...Read more

Paonia, Colorado

Bross Hotel B&B  Specials/Packages: Elopement and Vow Renewal Special, Concerts in Paonia...Read more

Eastern Special Packages
(Limon, Burlington, Trinidad, Pueblo, Sterling, Hugo)
Check out the Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers of Colorado website for updated packages and specials.

BBIC Inn the News 


2009 was a successful year for Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers of Colorado. In addition to creating the BBIC Blog, a presence on Facebook, producing an updated cookbook and the regular column on with feature articles by innkeeper and BBIC Marketing Chair Sallie Clark, individual BBIC members and the association received some great editorial coverage.  2010 proves to be successful again this year as the association strives to provide helpful information to travelers while showcasing the quality and hospitality of Colorado bed and breakfasts throughout the state.

BBIC members were recently featured in several print publications. A major article in Ritz Hospitality Magazine, described four  Colorado's Scenic Byways including the Colorado River Headwaters Byway, The Frontier Pathways Byway, the San Juan Skyway Byway and the Gold Belt Tour Byway. B&Bs in the editorial coveraged included Anniversary Inn, Black Dog Inn, Sonnenhof, Quilt House , Taharaa Mountain Lodge (Estes Park), Abriendo Inn (Pueblo), Jewel of the Canyons (Canon City), Elkwood Manor (Pagosa Springs), Spangler House (Ouray), Blue Lake Ranch (Hesperus/Durango), Arbor House Inn B&B (South Fork), Cresent Lily, Holden House 1902 Bed & Breakfast Inn, Hughes Hacienda, Old Town GuestHouse, Our Hearts Inn-Old Colorado City, St. Mary's Inn, Summit House Inn (Colorado Springs), America's Rocky Mountain Lodge, Eastholme in the Rockies (Cascade), Chipita Lodge (Chipita Park), 1892 Victoria's Keep Bed & Breakfast, Avenue Hotel Bed & Breakfast, Blue Skies Bed and Breakfast, Two Sisters Inn-a bed and breakfast (Manitou Springs), Pikes Peak Paradise, Pikes Peak Resort, Woodland Inn (Woodland Park), Stonehaven Inn, Carr Manor and Whispering Pines (Cripple Creek). Congratulations to Our Hearts Inn for being selected as the cover photo and to Abriendo Inn, Tahaara Mountain Lodge, Hughes Hacienda, and Holden House for your photo inclusion in the feaure article.

Thanks to a grant from the Colorado Tourism Office, Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers of Colorado was able to provide cooperative editorial and advertising coverage in the 2009 Gourmet Issue of Inns Magazine published by Harworth Publishing. A Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers of Colorado 2009 member directory and editorial articles on select member inns included Avenue Hotel - A Victorian B&B (Manitou Springs), Holden House 1902 Bed & Breakfast Inn (Colorado Springs), America's Rocky Mountain Lodge and Cabins (Cascade), Blue Lake Ranch (Hesperus/Durango), Smith Fork Ranch (Crawford), Bross Hotel B&B (Paonia), The St. Mary's Inn (Colorado Springs) and 1892 Victoria's Keep Bed and Breakfast (Manitou Springs).

Other successful BBIC 2009 endeavors included: Up to date website information including searchable Packages and Specials, Recipes and Book Now links to member inns on individual listing pages.  A well-attended November conference and aspiring innkeeper workshop in Golden, Colorado and the Golden Muffin Award (see winning recipe below).

Inn the Kitchen


Two Sisters Inn-a bed and breakfast


More delicious Bed and Breakfast recipes...
Ingredients: 1-11 oz. can Mandarin orange segments, 1 tablespoon orange extract, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, ¼ cup Orange Peach Mango juice, ¼ cup reserved Mandarin orange liquid, 2 cups flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, ½ teaspoon baking soda, ½ teaspoon salt, 2 eggs, slightly beaten ½ cup brown sugar, packed ½ cup vegetable oil, 1-8 oz. carton low-fat sour cream, ½ cup chopped pecans, toasted Streusel Topping: ¼ cup flour, ½ cup sugar, pinch salt, 3 tablespoons butter.
Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease and flour muffin pans. Prepare Streusel topping by combining flour, sugar and salt in a small bowl. Cut butter into mixture with pastry blender until mixture is crumbly. Set aside. Drain orange segments, reserving liquid. Cut segments into halves and place in 2-cup measuring cup. Add orange and vanilla extracts, Orange Peach Mango juice, and ¼ cup reserved Mandarin orange liquid (total should be about 1-1/4 cups). Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl and set aside. In a separate large bowl, combine beaten eggs and brown sugar until mixed. Add oil, sour cream and orange mixture and stir until blended. Add dry ingredients and stir just until moistened. Fold in pecans. Fill greased and floured muffin pans 2/3 full. Spoon Streusel topping equally over the muffins. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 18-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool pans on rack for 2 minutes and then remove muffins to cool. Makes 12 muffins.

Visit to order now and enjoy more inn taste-tested recipes on the BBIC website.