Recipe of the month
taste of Italy, these signature dish is a variation on a traditional
omelet, baked with love...
Pikes Peak, America's Mountain, was named
for Lt. Zebulon Pike, who first saw the mountain in 1806, but never reached
the top…and predicted nobody ever would!
carriage road up the mountain was opened in 1889. The Pikes Peak Highway
was built in 1915, at the then-staggering price of $350,000.
Katharine Lee Bates
wrote the words to the classic American anthem "America The Beautiful"
after her trip to the summit of Pikes Peak in 1893.The annual Pikes Peak
International Hill Climb (July 20, 2008) hosts top race car drivers
who challenge the Peak at speeds of over 100 miles per hour. The first Race
to the Clouds was run in 1916, making it the second-oldest race in
America…second only to the Indianapolis
Today, you make it to the top several
ways, drive to the to top on the Pikes Peak
Highway, take the COG Railway
Sizzlin' Summer fun
in the cool Colorado
Tour of Holden
Can't getaway with your sweetheart?
Give the Gift of Love, a Gift
for a future stay at Holden House. Warm days and cool nights for
comfort and charm. Our beautiful luxury suites
feature bubble bath tubs for two, sitting areas, private baths, private
label amenities, free WIFI refrigerators and central air conditioning. Our
full gourmet breakfast, 24 hour coffee/tea/cookies
and afternoon wine social is included in your stay. Looking for something
extra special? Take advantage of our breakfast en suite Romance package for
4th at Memorial Park-Celebrate our nation's birth in Colorado
Springs with spectacular fireworks in the backdrop of Pikes Peak and the
Colorado Springs Philharmonic. Miss the 4th? You can see a similar
display up the pass in the mountain town of Woodland Park on July 5th.
El Paso County Heritage
Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo -
Peak International Hill Climb - July 20
El Paso County Fair - July
celebrate Holden House' 22nd Anniversary with our "Two for 22"
June 9, 1986, Holden House innkeepers Sallie and Welling Clark, first
opened its doors to B&B guests. After a year of extensive
renovations to this 1902 Victorian charmer, the Clarks welcomed guests into
their home. While loving care and luxury amenities have been bestowed
on this stately home and its adjacent rose Victorian home and carriage
house, Holden House continues to offer personal service and delectable
our return and new guests, in honor of our celebration of
our 22nd Anniversary, guests who stay a minimum of two nights any Sunday
through Thursday through July 31, 2008 can receive two complimentary
Romance breakfast en suite packages.
mention our 'Two for 22" package on your mid-week stay and you'll
be pampered with an experience of breakfast served in the privacy of
your room. Your romantic getaway will be sure to rekindle the romance
on your stay at Holden House.
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NEW ARRIVALS FOR A PURR-FECT STAY
We're pleased to announce
that we have two new feline InnCats to greet you once again.
Mei-Lin (Chinese for beautiful gem) and now
our new little Mingtoy VI (part of Sallie's "Ming" dynasty) are
our official inn greeters. In addition to our pet lover areas,
we also feature pet-free accommodations for those with allergy
concerns. We hope it will "purr-suade" you to make a trip to scenic
Colorado Springs and Holden House.
Click here to
learn more about Mei-Lin and Mingtoy VI.
an email to Mei-Lin and
Our long-time guests will
remember our kitties Mingtoy (19) and Muffin (17) who passed on last
year. They enjoyed many years of pampered life and will always
be in our hearts...
"The secret garden is always open now. Open, and awake,
and alive. If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a
-Excerpt from The Secret Garden
Come and see how our secret
garden grows on our virtual
tour. Bed & Breakfasts are known for their beautiful rooms, hospitality and gourmet
foods, but here at Holden House, we also offer wonderful spaces
to spend time together and enjoy a restful place to relax.
Perhaps the verandahs with mountain
views, white wicker, porch swings and rocking chairs are to your
liking...or maybe your selection is the lovely antique appointed
parlors with antiques and family heirlooms...or your choice might
be our special "secret garden" with a gazebo, fountains and the scent
of flowers everywhere. Because everyday of our stay in Colorado Springs is
special, let us be your special place during your
Recipe of the Month
Ingredients: 3 All Ready Pie
#12 - 12 oz. size
1 egg per person and 1
3 cups milk
8 TBS. flour
1 1/2 package (16 oz. size)frozen
1 cup shredded Swiss, jack or mozzarella
6 slices turkey bacon sliced in
1 small jar of marinara
Shredded parmesan cheese for
Directions: Divide each pie crust into
four sections and place into greased quiche dish (will form a triangular
shaped crust). Beat eggs,
milk and flour together and set aside. Evenly divide thawed spinach and place into bottom of
each quiche dish on top of crust.
Pour egg & milk mixture over spinach, top with shredded cheese,
lay 1 half slice of bacon over cheese and sprinkle with a dash of Italian
seasoning and dash of nutmeg. Egg mix should fill up dishes ½ -3/4
full. They will fill up more as spinach
Time: Bake in a 375 oven for
30-40 minutes or until quiche is firm and slightly brown on top. Remove from oven and place on a
plate with lace doily if desired. Garnish with 3 TBS. of marinara sauce,
fresh tomato slices, a sprinkle of parmesan cheese & a sprig of fresh
Number of Servings: Makes 12
Aspiring to be
Join Sallie and
Welling Clark in Estes Park, Colorado, for the Bed & Breakfast
Innkeepers of Colorado (BBIC) Conference on November 9-10, 2008. Sallie and
Welling will once again coordinate the Aspiring Innkeepers workshop on
Sunday, November 9. Stay for the entire conference for education,
information, an inn tour and fun!
here for more information. In the
meantime, check out the many "how to" books by accessing the Holden House