The quiet of winter will soon follow a glorious Colorado autumn. Blue Skies Inn’s ancient trees were planted by Ferdinand Schneider, the original gardener at the property owned by the founder of Manitou Springs. The brilliant leaves on the 140 year-old Buckeye tree have been wonderful to behold. It is always a mystery tree for guests since it is unusual to find one growing so far away from where it should be.
Discovering the tree while building the inn in 1996, that towering tree was nowhere to be found in western tree identification books. The innkeepers discovered that it is officially an eastern tree that ordinarily grows no father west than Ohio. Our text explained that early pioneers would place a deep brown buckeye nut in their pocket to “ward off rheumatism.” The early pioneer who planted a seed from his pocket way back in the 1800's would be amused to see how tall his tree has grown. All of those nuts would surely ward off a lot of rheumatism!
Enjoy a winter respite at this quiet inn tucked among the ancient trees by Fountain Creek. Innkeepers tiptoe up the stairs to leave baskets with a full hot breakfast at each door in the morning. Guests enjoy dining in their own sitting rooms or snuggled up by their fireplace. Escape the world for a couple of days of quiet at Blue Skies Inn B&B. Half a million muffins baked in 20 years!
Two-Night Taste, Dine & Stay GetAways Only $697 per couple! You'll get Wine Tastings and a delicious Chef's Menu Dinner each evening and a full Country Inn Breakfast each morning... call today to plan your GetAway - 719-348-5125.
Stay 4 nights any nights of the week and receive the 4th night free or Stay 2 nights mid-week (Sunday-Thursday) and receive the 2nd night 1/2 off. Full amount of stay is required when reserved and is non-refundable or transferable once booked. Guests can add the special package price at check-out on the Holden House website or by calling 719-471-3980.
German Banana Bread
German Banana Bread
1 cup sugar
1 stick of butter
1/3 cup milk
5-6 mashed bananas (for apple bread, substitute 2 cups of peeled, cut-up apples)
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cloves
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease bottom of loaf pan. Mix all ingredients together and pour into pan. Bake 1 hour. Freezes very well.
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"Fun & dreamy, play at artist-painted inn"
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"Escape to Another Time"
South Fork -
"Casual, mountain elegance on the river"
"It's More Fun at the Winery!"
Woodland Park -
"Best 9,000 ft. Secluded View of Pikes Peak"
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