Holden House 1902


Bed & Breakfast Inn


Colorado Springs


"The Romance of the Past with the Comforts of Today"




Holden House Herald October 2008




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Guzzler and Other Specials 

Check out our Gas Guzzler's Special-Stay 3 nights and receive $25 off your stay to help defray your Gas cost! Must mention at time of booking initial reservation.

More Specials


What our Guests Say about Holden House...

"We relaxed and enjoyed our stay. The staff was superb as was the food and accommodations and of course, the company of the cats made it special"

Bill and Melanie

 Raleigh, NC


"Wish we didn't have to leave and go back home! Everyone has been so nice & friendly. You have a wonderful home!"

Donna & Sid

 Lewisville, TX


"It seems like a dream. The room is fantastic and the breakfast delicious! Than you for all!"

Simona & Stefano

Roma, Italy


Holden House' Happenings 

'Tis the fall season for great events in the Pikes Peak Region.  Your comfortable stay in historic Colorado Springs can be fun and exciting or relaxing and romantic....you choose. We're also the perfect business traveler's retreat to take the stress out of a long day of work at the office.  Visit www.HoldenHouse.com for more details on our great lodging options and many specials!  


Top 10 reasons to select Holden House as your preferred place of accommodation:

1. Historic Elegance

2. All Private Bath Suites

3. Friendly & Helpful Innkeepers

4. Delicious Full Breakfast

5. Fireplaces & Tubs for Two

6. Free WiFi/Computer Workstation

7. Convenient Central Location

8. Reasonable Rates & Business Lodging

9. Romance and Relaxation

10. Culture, Arts, Outdoor Adventure

Pikes Peak Area Events

Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Area is a wealth of activity for any season including the spookiest month of the year...October! You won't want to miss Emma Emma
Crawford's WakeCrawford's Wake and Coffin Races the weekend of October 25. It begins at Miramont Castle on October 24. Boo at the Zoo takes place through October 26. Perhaps the Haunted Mines at Western Museum of Mining & Industry is of interest through November 1 or The Charm of the Cello with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic on October 25-26 will sooth Boo at the Zoo
2008your soul. In November, you'll want to plan ahead for many special events including the Magic of Mozart November 15-16, Jesus Christ Superstar November 24 and the Nutcracker November 28-30. In December, Deck the Halls will ring in the holiday season on December 12, Brule' & AIRO Holiday Concert on the 2oth an, Christmas Classics and Carols on the 21st and New Year's The NutcrackerEve's Philharmonic Concert. These are all held at the beautiful Pikes Peak Center, just one mile from Holden House with easy in - easy out hassle-free parking. For more area events, visit www.PeakRadar.com where you'll find all the latest happenings around the region!

Also coming in December is the annual B&B Holiday Tour to benefit the Old Colorado City Historical Society. Book your reservation now at Holden House for a shopping holiday and the opportunity to tour area B&Bs decked out for the season the weekend of December 7th. Holden House at Christmastime




A Halloween Recipe to Die For!



1 cup canned pumpkin

1 cup white sugar

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1 egg

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon milk

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)


Combine pumpkin, sugar, vegetable oil, and egg. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon, and salt. Dissolve the baking soda with the milk and stir in. Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture and mix well.

Add vanilla, chocolate chips and nuts.

Drop by spoonful on greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for approximately 10 minutes.  Recipe and photo courtesy of www.allrecipes.com


More Holden House Recipes


Annual Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers Conference November 9-10 to Feature Holden HouseB&B Conference and Aspiring Day Nov. 9-10 Innkeepers, Sallie and Welling Clark. Clark's to Host Aspiring Innkeeper's Day in Estes Park. Click here for more information.