Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers of Colorado ENewsletter
Pumpkin Season with Colorado's Best B&Bs!
Pumpkin season is the perfect time to visit a Colorado B&B! Did you know if you #BookDirect you can 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 Fun!
Breakfast is included in all of our Inns of Colorado staysHere are just a few of the many great happenings close by our Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers of Colorado member inns:
Enjoy these events close-by to our B&B inns! Whether it's a local farmers market, painting party, theatrical production, chocolate 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.
Cripple Creek - Carr Manor
Event: Festival De Los Muertos Exhibit November 1-15
Event: Town of Frisco Tree Lighting November 30
Bross Hotel, Paonia
Event: Noche de los Muertes November 2
Event: Monument Hill Farmers Market November 16
Event: Creede Chocolate Festival  November 29
Event: Paint and Taste Winter Farm November 21
Woodland Park - Pikes Peak Paradise

Inns of Colorado Member Spotlight!
Blue Skies Inn Bed & Breakfast, Manitou SpringsBlue Skies Inn is located streamside on the wooded 1871 estate of the founder of Manitou Springs. A small community nestled at the base of Pikes Peak, this little city was a stopping point on the route of Western exploration. Wagon trains heading to mountain mining camps were pulled by oxen that travelled the road on which the inn is built. The bed and breakfast inn itself is a little village of Gothic revival architecture. The features of the ancient Carriage House, now a wedding chapel and gathering space, inspired the appearance of the three B & B buildings. They hold ten three-room suites which were playfully painted byBlue Skies Inn Bed & Breakfast, Manitou Springs, CO an artist, all decorated on a slightly different theme. Suites feature luxurious private bathrooms with spacious Blue Skies Inn Bed & Breakfast, Manitou Springs, COtiled showers, soaking tubs or Jacuzzis. Some suites have gas fireplaces and all suites feature a private sitting room for breakfasting or quiet reading. Private or semi-private entrances and double-wall construction with sound insulation ensure that your stay with us is undisturbed. Blue Skies Inn welcomes children and offers wedding packages, with privacy a hallmark of the inn's surroundings. The grounds feature lawns, flower gardens, shady patios, a charming gazebo with giant hot tub open to the stars, and hillsides covered with hundred year-old scrub oak.

2019-2020 State B&B Guide
Recently Released!!! Our new 2019 updated 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!

Join Us! Are You a Colorado Innkeeper?
Are you a Colorado Innkeeper? Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers of Colorado is the only Bed & Breakfast Association in our state exclusively representing bed and breakfasts. 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! 
Traditional Pumpkin Pie and Easy Homemade Crust
Homemade ingredients are specialities of the house in each of the InnsofColorado member inns1 1/2 cups canned pumpkin
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground giner
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teasppon ground cloves
3 slightly beaten eggs
1 1/4 cups milk
1- 6 oz. can (2/3 cup) evaporated milk
1- 9 inch unbaked deep dish pastry shell *
Combine pumpkin, sugar, salt and spices. Blend in eggs, milk and evaporated milk. Pour into deep dish pastry shell (crimp edges high to hold in liquid ingredients). Bake in preheated 400 degree oven for 50 minutes or until knife inserted halway between center and edge comes out clean. Cool and serve with whipped cream or scoop of vanilla ice cream.  
Easy Oil Pie Crust
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup milk
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
Sift together flour and salt. Add oil and milk and mix lightly with a fork. Roll between sheets of waxed paper. Remove one side of waxed paper and place on top of deep dish pie plate. Carefully remove waxed paper from top, press lightly into dish and crimp edges.
Zucchini SquaresFresh produce is a staple at Colorado's Best B&Bs!
Carr Manor - Cripple Creek, CO
Serves: 18
3 cups thinly sliced zucchini
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons snipped parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1 dash black pepper
1 clove finely chopped garlic
1/2 vegetable oil
5 eggs, slightly beaten
1 cup biscuit mix
1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl, 
2. Pour into a greased 9" x 13" glass baking dish. 
3. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 - 35 minutes or until lightly browned. 
4. Cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces.  Should be served warm. Reheat if needed.
5. May be frozen. Reheat in the microwave for 2 - 3 minutes on 50% power. Reheat longer depending on how your microwave heats. 
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