Here at Holden House, you will find three side-by-side Victorian homes, situated in a tree-lined residential area just one mile west of downtown Colorado Springs, one mile east of historic Old Colorado City and four miles from quaint Manitou Springs. Within our adjacent complex of three Victorian painted lady homes, we feature the turreted Main House, the Rose Victorian and the Carriage House, each with two separate and well-appointed suites. While the world of travel has changed with an increasing number of alternative overnight accommodations, you can be assured that Holden House is dedicated to maintaining the overall quality, hospitality and cleanliness in our traditional boutique-style inn, combined with a delicious gourmet breakfast served each morning.
Breakfast Included! Each morning, our guests are treated to a complimentary full breakfast that's included in your room rate and served in the main house dining room. An optional breakfast served ensuite is also available for an additional fee. In addition, we will prepare an individual evening snack tray and glass of wine or beverage that you can take to your suite or enjoy in one of our many common areas, indoor or out.
Fireplaces to cozy up... each of our six lovely suites feature private baths, sitting areas and fireplaces, the perfect place to cozy up on cool evening after a day of shopping or sightseeing. Just a short distance to historic Old Colorado City, Manitou Springs and downtown Colorado Springs, you'll find Holden House a great central location for shopping, dining, art galleries and outdoor places such as Garden of the Gods. Our resident InnCat Mingtoy loves to greet our guests in the Main House. If you prefer pet-free accommodations, choose the Rose Victorian or Carriage House suites.
STAY 3 AND GET 3RD FREE OR STAY 2 MIDWEEK AND RECEIVE 2ND NIGHT 1/2 OFF! Apply the package discount at online checkout or call 719-471-3980 to reserve with a personal innkeeper. #BookDirect now. (not valid on existing reservations or with other discount offers and must be mentioned at time of booking). Only valid by booking directly through our official Holden House website or by calling the inn directly.
INN THE KITCHEN WITH HOLDEN HOUSE - It's another "Great Pumpkin" Recipe!
1 cup shortening, butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
½ of 16-oz can of pumpkin (approximately 1 cup)
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp ground nutmeg
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp ground allspice
1 cup raisins (optional)
½ cup chopped nuts (walnuts/pecans-optional)
Cream shortening and sugar. Ad pumpkin, eggs and vanilla and beat well. Stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices. Add to shortening and sugar mixture and fold in raisins and nuts if desired. Drop by rounded teaspoonful 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheet. Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes and cool on rack. Makes 3-4 dozen.
Because we live and work in our historic Westside neighborhood, we wanted to share just a few of our recommended shopping and dining districts.
Want restaurant reviews? Read our Blog Post about why staying at Holden House is the best place to dine in (for your included breakfast) and dine out (for lunch & dinner) with great referrals!
When you arrive, our innkeepers will help you with your selection of cuisine and restaurants, no matter your culinary tastes and budget. We'll also be happy to call ahead to ensure there is seating available during local and state social distancing requirements. Our restaurants also offer takeout and upon request, will be happy to provide plates and utensils for you to enjoy in our common dining areas, both inside and out, or in your room should that be your preference. Looking for some pre-holiday shopping? We're close to several unique shopping districts to find that perfect gift!
As a AAA Diamond “Inspected” property, we continue to receive excellent housekeeping ratings, including our award for "Housekeeping Excellence".
Here at Holden House 1902 Bed & Breakfast Inn, our innkeeping staff has over 150+ years of combined experience in the hospitality, restaurant and medical fields with an average on-the-job training knowledge of 25+ years each. Our inn first opened its doors in 1986 and is still under the same ownership today of Sallie & Welling Clark, ensuring staying power and meticulous attention to detail. Here are just some of the ways in which we are continuing our commitment to provide a clean and safe stay, especially during the current public health situation. Read more...
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TripAdvisor 5 Star Review: "We were looking for a couple of days and nights to relax before resuming a long driving trip home to Virginia. Holden House was a better choice than I knew. Clearly love and care are central features of Sallie and Welling's hospitality, and it shows everywhere we looked..." (October 2020)
Google 5 Star Review: "My husband and I recently stayed at Holden House and it was perfect. The rooms look just like the pictures. We stayed in the Aspen suite. The room was large and I wish we had spent more days to enjoy it more thoroughly..." (October 2020)