Be It Forever September & Aspen Gold To Remember!

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The aspen fall colors in Colorado offer great hiking opportunities
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. 
Mid-September is the best time to see Colorado's aspen gold,
so book now to reserve your leaf peeping spot!

    Inn the Spotlight - Arbor House Inn B&B on the River - South Fork
Arbor House on the River South Fork CO
Arbor House Inn B&B on the River  - This award-winning, five-bedroom bed and breakfast inn in beautiful Southern Colorado offers elite mountain elegance, unparalleled service and delicious gourmet breakfasts. Whether it’s a mountain elopement, anniversary or birthday celebration, a getaway with friends or a quick pass through, they are delighted to share a bit of Colorado mountain hospitality and to provide an exceptional travel experience for each and every guest.
Near Wolf Creek ski area and tucked in the shadow of massive, stone cliffs, this riverfront bed & breakfast sits on three acres with over 400 feet of accessible river that bids its guests to kick back, relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Take in the magnificent mountain views in the great outdoors over a morning cup of coffee or an evening glass of wine. Favorite spots include the backyard party deck with canopied hot tub, benches beneath a rustic log Arbor House innkeepers Laurie and Keitharbor, any of three fire pits, and several secluded riverside sitting areas. There are plenty of spots to snuggle in and cozy up!
If for some reason if you can’t find innkeeper Laurie Bratton, check the greenhouse. Located on the three acre property, the big dome is tucked behind the garage and the secret to the gourmet breakfasts at the Arbor House Inn Bed & Breakfast on the River. In the dome can be found fresh spices such as thyme, oregano and chives. Green spinach, cherry tomatoes as sweet as candy, and cilantro are staples at the B&B greenhouse. With roots in interior design, Laurie is constantly coming up with ideas and projects that Keith heroically somehow manages to bring to life. On the property you’ll find hummingbirds vying for the best breakfast and lunch spot in friendly competition. 

Claremont Inn & Winery is Cookin' Up Murder Mysteries
Claremont Inn & Winery, Stratton
Treat yourself to a Fall GetAway at the Claremont Inn & Winery! Check out these special weekends and visit the Claremont Inn & Winery website for details.
Cooking Classes
The hands-on classes are limited to 10 participants, so there is plenty of workspace… Classes start at 1PM on Saturdays and end about 5PM with everyone enjoying the meal they created.
October 9th – NEW - Bacon Steakhouse  - NEW! 3 rooms/6 people left
October 16th – Italian Classics – 1 room/2 people left
Murder Mysteries
October 30th – Halloween Murder Mystery ONLY 3 Rooms LEFT!
November 13th – Get in the Holiday Spirit Early – UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER Murder Mystery
December 31st – Ring in the New Year with a roaring good time… at the Claremont Arms Murder Mystery!

Welcoming Autumn Harvest Decor at Old Town GuestHouse 
Old Town GuestHouse welcomes autumn
Dave and Kim Wolinski at Old Town GuestHouse in Colorado Springs, say that walking through their front door to Autumn decor has made more than one guest say, "It's like being in a Hallmark movie!" and they love hearing it. Visit Old Town GuestHouse to learn more about the inn and experience it for yourself.

Veteran Owned, Veteran Proud - Holden House Bed & Breakfast Inn
Holden House in Colorado Springs is veteran owned
Did you know that Holden House is veteran owned? Innkeeper Welling Clark is a Navy veteran and Sallie is a military wife. Veterans Day is approaching in November and they are extending military and veteran discounts all month long during the month of November. For more information on military and veteran specials, visit Holden House 1902 Bed & Breakfast Inn's specials and packages page. 

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Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers of Colorado Recipe
Autumn Harvest Chocolate Chunk Pumpkin Pecan Muffins
1 ¼ cups oats
1 cup flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. each salt, nutmeg and baking soda
1/3 cup pecans, chopped
½ cup chocolate chunks (chocolate chips can be substituted)
1 cup pumpkin puree
¾ cup brown sugar
½ cup oil
1 egg
¼ cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Streusel Topping:
¼ cup oats
¼ cup flour
¼ cup brown sugar
2 Tbsp. pecans, chopped
¼ cup butter or margarine
Instructions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees and prepare 12 muffin cups spraying well with non-stick coating. Combine oats, flour, cinnamon, spices and pecans in large bowl and set aside. In medium sized bowl, combine pumpkin, brown sugar, oil, egg, milk and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients until moist. Pour evenly into prepared muffin cups.
Streusel topping: Combine oats, flour and brown sugar. Cut margarine into dry ingredients. Mix in pecans. Sprinkle over muffin batter. Bake 20-25 minutes or until topping is golden brown. Makes 12 muffins. *We bake at high altitude, so adjustment for lower elevation may require reduced baking time.

Blue Skies Inn Manitou Springs
Plan ahead and book for "leaf peeping" opportunities! Our innkeepers will point you to the best places to see Colorado gold and 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.
Check Availability for Colorado's B&Bs

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 Inn 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

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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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