HO-HO-HOlidays For You!
Staying at an Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers of Colorado inn is "NICE"

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A cup of cheer at a Colorado B&B is worth the holiday visit!
At a Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers of Colorado (BBIC) member inn,
you'll always find an individual selection of B&Bs, quality standards
and the assurance of resting at the best Colorado has to offer. 
Anytime is a great time to visit Colorado,
so book now to reserve your special spot!

    Magical Muffins - Blue Skies Inn - Manitou Springs
Blue Skies Inn
Ooh, Magical Holiday Muffins! at Blue Skies Inn!
Breakfast is what separates a real B&B from other lodging properties. It’s the second “B” and is what defines us.
After baking half a million muffins in 25 years, the innkeepers at Blue Skies Inn are still happy to hear that guests think that the muffins are magical. They are just part of a full hot breakfast!
Since this IS the Most Magical Time of the Year, we would like to answer a few guests’ questions about them:
Q: How do we get the muffins?
A: Muffins are delivered as room service to every guest door in the morning in a breakfast picnic basket full of munching goodness. Enjoy muffins in your private sitting room or in the gardens while listening to wildlife buzz and hum.
Q: Who delivers the muffins?
A: At this time of year, it’s the elves, sometimes gnomes - they take turns.
Q: What is in the muffin recipe?
A: Some of the ingredients are still Top Secret even after 25 years, but we will reveal almond flour, poppy seeds, freshly grated orange peel, plump blueberries, chocolate chips, coconut, cinnamon, sugar and spice, depending on the recipe each morning. Rest assured, all muffins are freshly baked and still hot when delivered.
Q: Are the breakfast conditions safe for elves and gnomes?
A: The Magical Beings use embroidered Blue Skies Inn potholders so they don’t burn their tiny hands.
Q: What if I am not yet a Muffin Fan?
A: There is plenty to eat since breakfast includes fresh fruit, a hot egg dish, milk, juice and freshly brewed coffee - lots of it!
Q: May I have the recipe?
A: Yes, we are happy to share. However, muffins ALWAYS taste better if someone bakes them for you... and does the dishes. That is what B&B’s are all about. Have a magical time on any day of the year at a B&B!
Blue Skies Inn B&B. Half a million muffins baked in 20 years!


At The Claremont Inn & WineryWeekdays are the New Weekends 
The Claremont Inn & Winery Cooking Classes
On Select Wednesday Afternoons they are offering a new type of Cooking Class in the Claremont Kitchen. Part demonstration – part hands-on. These classes will feature special topics for the day. Some sample classes: Croissants & Puff Pastry – YES – you will actually make and bake the Classic Claremont Croissants…Pasta & Sauces – we’ll be making both from scratch! Spanish Tapas & Wine of course… Thai One On – spring rolls, soup, and classic Pad Thai…
6 or less… delicious recipes using 6 or fewer ingredients
  • At the end of each class, you will enjoy small plates of what you created paired with some Claremont Wines.
  • The classes will start 2 PM and last about 2 hours
  • You can put on an apron and get in the action… or you can sit back and watch the show… it’s all up to you… but it is sure to be a fun afternoon!
And best of all these Wednesday Workshops are FREE when you book a 2-night getaway!!! That’s right – you just book a Tuesday/Wednesday or Wednesday/Thursday 2-Night Taste, Dine & Stay GetAway and the Wednesday Workshop is included FREE. Book today at The Claremont Inn & Winery!

Holiday December & January New Year Specials & Gift Certificate Deals at Holden House 1902 Bed & Breakfast Inn 
Holden House is holiday special during the Christmas and New Year season!
Holden House 1902 Bed & Breakfast Inn, located in Colorado Springs, is offering "Holiday December and New Year January" specials with two options through January 2022. Stay 4 nights any nights of the week and receive the 4th night free or Stay 2 nights mid-week (Sunday-Thursday) and receive the 2nd night 1/2 off. Full amount of stay is required when reserved and is non-refundable or transferable once booked. Guests can add the special package price at check-out on the Holden House website or by calling 719-471-3980. Looking for the perfect gift? Purchase a Holden House Gift Certificate with a value of $200 or more and your lucky recipient will receive a FREE breakfast en suite Romance package when they book their stay!

Gingered Holiday Sprinkle Cookies
These ginger cookies are the perfect holiday treat!
1 cup vegetable shortening, butter, or margarine (butter flavored Crisco works best)
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 cup molasses
2 tablespoons white vinegar
5 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
Cream shortening and sugar. Beat in egg, molasses, and vinegar. Sift together dry ingredients; blend together into a ball.  Wrap in waxed paper and chill 3 hours in refrigerator.
Roll dough out on lightly floured surface to approximately 1/8 inch thick.  Cut into shapes.  You may re-roll excess dough to use to fullest quantity.  Place 1 inch apart on greased cookie sheet.  Bake at 375o for 5-6 minutes. Cool slightly; remove to rack.  Makes about 5 dozen/more-or-less depending on size of shapes.
Sprinkles Frosting
1 cup of powdered sugar
1/4 cup of water
¼ cup butter
Sift sugar & mix with water and butter to form slightly runny consistency.  Add more water if needed.  Add 2 drops of food coloring to desired colors.  Frost cooled cookies - decorate with candies or colored sprinkles.  Let dry thoroughly.  Then serve.
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Christmas season at Arbor House B&B on the River
Rudolph arrived early at Arbor House B&B on the River this year! 
Plan ahead and book for your B&B lodging opportunities! Breakfast is "always" included with your stay at our member inns and our innkeepers will point you to the best places to visit in Colorado. We're open and ready to accommodate your Rocky Mountain stay. Did you know if you #BookDirect at one of our member inns, you can find great packages, save time & money?  When you #BookDirect through the Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers of Colorado (BBIC) listing each of our members and direct links to the official individual websites, you'll receive more detailed info, better rates, up-to-date availability and other lodging options including great inn packages, and special offers you will only find if you #BookDirect.
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Inn-sider Links to Colorado's Best B&B Stays!
Here you'll find quality accommodations and direct links to our Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers of Colorado member inns. Remember to #BookDirect through each inn's official website and $AVE:
Colorado Springs
"Award-Winning Inn & Historic Elegance"
Holden House 1902 Bed & Breakfast Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs -
"Providing upscale, urban adult lodging"
Old Town Guesthouse Colorado Springs
Durango -
Antlers on the Creek   *This Inn Is Temporarily Closed*
"A True Colorado Experience"
Antlers on the Creek Durango
Durango -
"Durango's Premier Bed and Breakfast"
Gable House Durango
Frisco -
"Relax, Reconnect, Recreate, Rejuvenate"
Frisco Inn on Galena Frisco-Breckenridge area
Manitou Springs -
"Fun & dreamy, play at artist-painted inn"
Blue Skies Inn Manitou Springs
Monument -
"Enter as guests, leave as friends"
Rogers Inn the Pines Monument
Paonia -
"Escape to Another Time"
Bross Hotel Bed & Breakfast Paonia
South Fork -
"Casual, mountain elegance on the river"
Arbor House on the Creek South Fork
Stratton -
"It's More Fun at the Winery!"
Claremont Inn & Winery Stratton
Woodland Park -
"Best 9,000 ft. Secluded View of Pikes Peak"
Pikes Peak Paradise Woodland Park

Colorado Tourism Office Festivals and Events Page
Visit our InnsofColorado.org "Things to Do" webpage for activity ideas to plan your vacation or staycation!
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Housekeeping Excellence at Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers of ColoradoBBIC Members - The Clean Team!
Our BBIC innkeepers are dedicated to keeping guests and staff safe and are going above and beyond for high standards in cleanliness. It's an advantage to stay in smaller properties like ours with individual and personalized attention to detail. Feel free to contact our members and visit their websites to receive the most up-to-date information on how they are providing housekeeping and hospitality advantages of selecting a Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers of Colorado member inn during your travels.

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