Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers of Colorado ENewsletter
Valentine's Day Is On Its Way with Colorado's Best B&Bs!
Valentine's Day with Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers of ColoradoLooking for a great way to celebrate the month of Valentines and roses with your best sweetheart?
Did you know if you #BookDirect at one of our member inns, you can find great packages, save time & money?  Booking Direct through our Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers of Colorado (BBIC) website which lists each of our members and direct links to the official individual websites, provides more detailed info, up-to-date availability and other lodging options including great inn packages, and special offers you will only find if you #BookDirect. Our association website includes direct links to our member’s individual websites and availability calendars to save you time when you #BookDirect! It's the perfect hub for great B&B places to stay while visiting Colorado.  And, you'll be assured independent properties meet quality standards through their association membership.

Inn-sider Tips to Colorado B&B Stays!
You'll find unique accommodations at our member inns, including some fun mascots! Here you'll find quality accommodations and direct links to our Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers of Colorado member inns:
Whether it's a fun gathering, ski vacation, theatrical production, ice festival, cultural event or music enjoyment, our B&B association members are close-by for a good night's rest and a delicious home cooked breakfast each morning. Click below to #BookDirect!
Cripple Creek - Carr Manor
Woodland Park - Pikes Peak Paradise

Inns of Colorado Member Spotlight!
Avenue Hotel B&B is just one of the many wonderful inns throughout the state of Colorado and member of B&B Innkeepers of ColoradoAvenue Hotel Bed & Breakfast Inn - is a boutique hotel, in historic Manitou Springs sits on a unique 1/4 acre downtown location. We offer an adult retreat to relax and enjoy turn of the century architecture with modern amenities.Our Colorado bed and breakfast Inn has a perfect location to walk to restaurants, shops, penny arcade and art galleries. Nestled at the base of Pikes Peak, we are centrally located and within minutes of most area attractions. Lovely guest rooms are warm and charming; each distinctive and spacious with a private baths and sitting areas. Everything is included: breakfast, free Wi-Fi, hot coffee or tea bar, free movies, snacks in your room, homemade cookies, computer & printer access, and a complimentary afternoon wine or beer. Don’t forget your suits the outdoor patio Hot tub  is a real pleasure after a full day.  Numerous outdoor sitting area are located around the property, tables and chairs in the back garden and BBQ is available.
Delicious breakfasts are the hallmark of our B&B membersAdventures Outwest is just down the street with a thrilling Zip line, jeep rides and hot air balloon experience! The B&B is minutes away from the Pikes Peak Highway, Garden of the Gods, Cave of the Winds and Manitou Cliff Dwellings. Located 4 miles West of Colorado Springs, Innkeepers Gwenn David and Randy Hodges enjoy helping guests plan their daily activities and site seeing trips throughout the Pikes Peak region; they will gladly make reservations, provide maps and offer our best recommendations for local eateries to make your visit memorable.

2019-2020 State B&B Guide
 Our Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers of Colorado Print Directory provides information on our B&B member inns throughout Colorado, information on each property, direct contact information, links to visit their "official" websites and bonus B&B member recipes. Our website lists #BookDirect links to member properties, availability calendars and an order form for our free print directory, so you'll have our brochure to take with you on your vacation, getaway or business travels. When staying at a Download Now property, you'll be assured to "Rest at the Best Colorado has to offer"! Click here to order your FREE print directory! Can't wait for snail mail? Download Now!

Are you a Colorado Innkeeper? Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers of Colorado is the only Bed & Breakfast Association in our state exclusively representing bed and breakfasts. We will be updating our state guide in February and would be pleased to include your inn as a new member, so hurry and join now!  We send guests directly to your official website and distribute print brochures to all Colorado Welcome Centers. Our quality standards assure guests of a comfortable stay and provide marketing opportunities. Click here for Membership Information, an online application and self-evaluation checklist.

Inn the Kitchen - Delicious B&B Recipes! 
Cupids Love Bites RecipeCupid's Love Bites (Lemon Ginger Cookies) 
Servings: Makes approximately 36 - 2” cookies
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 3 tablespoons crystallized ginger, minced
  • 3/4 cup white chocolate chips (For Icing)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetale oil (For Icing)
  • red sugar sprinkles (For Icing)
  1. Blend butter and sugar in bowl of electric mixer, and then beat on high until fluffy (about 5 minutes).
  2. Meanwhile, whisk together egg and vanilla in a small bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, stir flour, salt, ground ginger, lemon zest and crystallized ginger until blended.
  4. Add egg mixture to butter and sugar and mix on low speed until incorporated.
  5. Add flour mixture, gently combining until a smooth dough forms.
  6. Place dough onto a piece of plastic wrap and shape into a disc. Wrap up and put dough into freezer and chill until solid (about 30 minutes).
  7. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  8. Remove dough from freezer and roll into 1/8- inch thickness on floured surface.
  9. Using a 1-1/2-inch or 2-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut out cookies, gently rolling left over dough until all is used.
  10. Place on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper about 1-inch apart.
  11. Bake until golden brown, about 8-10 minutes. Remove to wire rack.
  12. Melt ¾ cup white chocolate chips with oil in microwaveable bowl for 1-2 minutes. Stir until smooth.
  13. Take each cookie and dip into white chocolate, then place on wire rack. Immediately sprinkle red sugar over the white chocolate. Allow to cool on rack.
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Valentine & February Specials! - #BookDirect Now!
Valentine Special Invite! Blue Skies Inn located in Manitou Springs would like to design a special Valentine for your sweetie. It's an invitation to a romantic night at the inn and can be used at any time in the future & they offer Family Reunions! Family and group reunions are a wonderful celebration at Blue Skies Inn. Whether it’s a reunion of college friends, military buddies or families from near and far, you’ll take home new memories as well as visiting with old friends, children, cousins, aunts and uncles! Maybe you’ll trade stories of your military service or times at college. The inn has eleven spacious suites which can sleep up to 39 guests plus babies. We welcome children of any age and have three accessible suites for those with disabilities.
The February Ice Festival in Cripple CreekCarr Manor  invites you to The 13th Annual Cripple Creek Ice Festival will take place from Friday, Feb. 8 - Sunday, Feb. 16 along the main street in Cripple Creek. The theme for this years festival is "CARVER'S CHOICE",  so it is anyone's guess what the Ice Carver's will come up with.  Come check out the fantastic ice carvings, vendors, and for the kids, the ice slide. And, you'll want to plan on making it a special Valentine's Day for that certain someone in your life. Valentines Day falls during the second weekend of the Cripple Creek Ice Festival and it is the perfect time to enjoy a fun event as well celebrating with someone special. The Carr Manor will require a two night minimum from Feb. 13 - Feb. 16 since it is such a special weekend with the Ice Festival, Valentines Day and Presidents Day all falling together.  Give us a call and we can talk about some of the extra's which can be added to your reservation such as Chocolates, Champagne, Roses or a combination of those items. 719-689-3709.

Claremont Inn offers regular specials to entice travelers
Claremont Inn and Winery located in Stratton, offers Cooking Classes and coming up the month of Valentine's Day: February 15th – Couples Everything Chocolate Sweet and Savory, Dark and Milk, White and Swirled – Everything Chocolate will be fun and delicious…a perfect way to spend Valentine’s Weekend! February 22nd - Mardi Gras - New Orleans Style Cooking. The diverse city of New Orleans is unparalleled in food experiences. If you’ve been curious about the cuisine of the big easy, take this journey through the quintessential dishes that make N’awlins a supreme culinary capital. Your menu will include oysters Bienville; shrimp remoulade; jambalaya classique: dirty rice; bananas foster and more…

Valentine's month is special at Holden HouseHolden House 1902 Bed & Breakfast Inn in Colorado Springs is offering two specials through February to make your Valentine month even sweeter!  Stay 3 get 3rd free any day of the week or Stay 2 get 2nd 50% off Sunday-Thursday. Must be booked directly to take advantage of offer and special cancellation/deposit policy required.  Additional add-on packages such as an en-suite breakfast or the Ducky Bubbles including fresh roses and a take-home rubber ducky!

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