As you approach the museum, what strikes you first is the skyward modern architectural shape, which during the design of the building, received an Architectural Digest recognition for “leading design-forward museums” in 2020. Of the 10,000 individual diamond panels, no two are the same size or shape. The exterior landscaping surrounding the museum, complements the theme of the building and takes advantage of a city-scape to the east and views of America’s Mountain, Pikes Peak, to the west. U.S. Olympic flags and banners line the walkways, symbolizing the pride associated with the Olympic Games.
Coming soon... mid-September is the best time to view the Fall colors in Colorado's high country and our innkeepers will provide the best tips for leaf-peeping locations in the region. You'll be guaranteed a picture perfect stay, so #BookDirect now to reserve your stay to experience "Colorful Colorado"!
For the Adventurous: Looking for something adventurous without doing the driving? Adventures Out West offers a variety of high country jeep tours. Their optional packages also include ziplines, ballooning, hiking, biking, fishing and climbing for all types of outdoor interests.
Rockin' the Parks: Our local Colorado Springs and El Paso County parks are free and open to the public from dawn til dark and offer scenic mountain to red rock canyon views. You'll want to make a stop in Garden of the Gods Park, a continued top vote-getter of visitors or drive up America's Mountain, Pikes Peak. The new Pikes Peak Summit House is under construction, as is the updated and reconstructed Pikes Peak Cog Railway. Both of these are scheduled to open next year.
Not just for Fishin': Interested in hiking in one of our great Colorado State Parks like nearby Mueller or Cheyenne Mountain State Park? If so, you'll need a Colorado fishing license in addition to paying an entrance fee. This has been implemented to assist Colorado Parks and Wildlife during COVID-19 in maintaining these open spaces. If you are more interested in a National Park, no license is required, but you made need to pay admission. We have many places close by to purchase a license, including our great local fly fishing store, Angler's Covey, which is only a few blocks away. Angler's Covey offers guides, lessons and has an extensive store including all the equipment, flies and lures, outdoor clothing and everything you need to fish in Colorado's gold medal trout streams and lakes.
Back in the Saddle: We're so excited that the historic Flying W Ranch is back in the saddle again with their chuckwagon dinners and cowboy Western show. This is something we've anticipated since a forest fire impacted the Ranch. Make your reservations ahead as seating is limited.
Climbin' the Incline: Just 2,744 steps and gaining 2,000 feet in elevation from start to finish, the Manitou Incline's average grade is 45% and some places, it's as steep as 68%. New this year, for those wanting to hike up the Manitou Incline, you'll need to make free reservations in order to make the strenuous trek. Be aware, it's not for the faint of heart and only for those who are accustomed to the altitude and in excellent physical condition.
OUR SUITES ARE VERY "ACCOMMODATING"
What makes our inn unique is that each suite invokes both history and a sense of place. Named for the Colorado mining town of Aspen and for the golden aspens for which our state is famous, this suite is a honeymoon, anniversary, or romantic retreat dream option.
The Aspen Suite boasts an open Victorian turret, complete with skylight and hand-painted sky mural. A private sitting area, separated with a see-through three sided glass fireplace, features wing-back chairs, a private bath with luxurious oversized garden tub for two and separate marble shower. Located in the main house, this suite is only steps from enjoying the lovely garden from the wrap-around verandah with porch swings and rocking chairs, comfortable living room, dining room where breakfast is served each morning and a 24-hour coffee/tea service.
Enjoy your breakfast in the privacy of your room with our optional breakfast served ensuite for just an extra $15 by purchasing our Romance Package, to complete your romantic getaway.
HOLDEN HOUSE REMAINS A TOP CHOICE AMONG GUESTS AND PUBLICATIONS
Holden House 1902 Bed & Breakfast Inn continues to receive recognition for "Best of Housekeeping", "Best in Business", "Best of the Springs" and "Award of Excellence" from AAA, the Colorado Springs Business Journal, Colorado Springs Gazette, TripAdvisor, and consistently top reviews, signifying our quality commitment to you, our guests, and the Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak area community. We appreciate consistent 5-Star guest approval ratings on TripAdvisor and Google.
*Currently, cloth face masks are required indoors in all Colorado businesses. Be assured that our friendly innkeepers will be smiling behind our masks. Read our COVID-19 update page on ways we have adapted to ensure your stay with us is safe and healthy.
Here are just a few of our recent guest comments:
- "Your innkeepers go above and beyond...you made our anniversary SPECIAL!" -Independence Suite
- "The breakfast is fantastic...innkeepers are awesome." -Cripple Creek Suite
- "Your staff was amazing from the food to cleanliness of the room..perfect for our honeymoon." -Goldfield Suite
- "Our stay at Holden House could not have been more comfortable and peaceful." -Pikes Peak Suite
- "Comfortable bed! and a private relaxing area in our suite." -Silverton Suite
- "Fun and memorable experience." -Aspen Suite