Holden House 1902


Bed & Breakfast Inn


Colorado Springs


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




Holden House Herald December 2008


 Special Holiday Issue


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Take a Holiday Virtual Tour of the inn all decorated for the season!

We look forward to seeing you at Holden House soon. May the season bring you a holiday filled with health and happiness.  Thank you for your interest in our bed and breakfast. We hope you'll stay with us soon to share our love of Christmastime and the opportunity to deck our halls with garlands, wreaths, velvet bows, shiney ornaments, six Christmas trees, dozens of unique nutcrackers and thousands of lights. Share this special time with our B&B family and enjoy all the beauty of the season with us!

In this issue

    Our Holiday Gift to You...HOLIDAY SPECIALS AND DISCOUNTS! 

LAYAWAY SPECIAL FOR THE HOLIDAYS Reserve now and use later - Stay 3 nights and receive a $25 discount off your stay or stay 4 nights and receive one night absolutely FREE! (valid any days of the week) We'll take a full "Layaway" Deposit at reservation time, leaving the balance due of a perfect stay at check-in! (Restrictions may apply and full amount of stay due when reservation is booked and non-refundable)
More Specials

Plan ahead for February and Valentine's Day.  You can celebrate with your loved one all month long!


What our Guests Say about Holden House...


"Our 38th Anniversary -Everything was wonderful. Thanks to all who made our stay a memorable one! Merry Christmas and God Bless..."

Sharon & Lynn

Colorado Springs, CO

"Beautiful and relaxing place The staff and food was excellent! Wonderful! Everyone was so attentive and helpful."

Dustin and Kalpana

Chicago, IL

"We felt at home from the first step-in. Everything was fantastic from breakfast to this special time on our 1st anniversary."

Randi & David

 Fowler, CO

"Thank you for the wonderful time and old memories brought back to new."

Troy & Alisha

 Colorado Springs, CO


Holden House' Happy Holidays! 

Have a jolly holiday with us in the Pikes Peak region. Be prepared to shop 'til you drop in historic Old Colorado City, dowtown Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, the Shops at Briargate or one of our two malls. Or perhaps you just love art, culture, heritage, museums and some spectacular scenery, El Paso County and our area offers something special for you. 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 during the holidays:

1. Bottomless Cookie Jar

2. Holiday and Christmas Decorations Galor!

3. Friendly InnCats Mingtoy and Mei-Lin (pet-free accommodations also available)

4. Fireplaces in Every Suite

5. Bubble Bath Tubs for Two

6. Afternoon Wine Social

7. Quiet Historic Area Close to Everything

8. Family Heirlooms and Antiques

9. Modern Conveniences & Private Baths

10. Romantic Elegance


Pikes Peak Area Season' Events

Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Area is a wealth of activity for any season! Winter Wildland at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo through 1/4/09 will take you for a trip on the wild side. Experience the largest giraffe herd in North America and animal shaped holiday lights! Take a Santa Express on the Royal Gorge train to see the gorge from below. Dream City 2020 is on display at the Fine Arts Center through 1/10/09 to view artists past, present and future. In December, Deck the Halls with a Brule' & AIRO Holiday Concert on the 20th an, Christmas Classics and Carols on the 21st and New Year's Eve'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 and activities, take a visit to www.PeakRadar.com where you'll find all the latest happenings around the region!  For area attractions, visit Experience Colorado Springs at Pikes Peak.

Recipe of the Month

Holiday Spice Cake

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 eggs 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9 inch round cake pans.

Sift together flour, cornstarch, sugar, baking powder, soda, salt, cloves, and cinnamon into a large bowl. Add shortening and buttermilk; beat with an electric mixer for 2 minutes. Add eggs, and beat 2 minutes more. Pour batter into prepared pans.

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until done. Recipe courtesy of  www.allrecipes.com

More Holden House Recipes

Enjoy our Award-Winning Muffin Recipe from the Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers of Colorado (BBIC) Golden Muffin Award contest!Golden
Muffin Award

Heather’s Blueberry-Molasses Muffins

Heather Hidalgo-Holden House 1902 Bed & Breakfast Inn

Ingredients: 1 Box (Krusteaz) Wild Blueberry mix w/ Blueberries (drained)

½ cup Fresh Blueberries

1 Egg

1/3 C. Molasses

1/3 C. Milk

½ Tsp. Ginger

¼ Tsp. Nutmeg

¼ Tsp. Cinnamon

1/3 C. Oil

Directions: In a large bowl add all ingredients, except the blueberries. Mix together well.

Gently fold in the blueberries. Grease muffin tins with non-stick spray. Fill Muffin cups evenly with batter, about ½-3/4 full.  Bake at 400 degrees for 18-20 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with butter. Makes 12 muffins.

  Innkeeper Wins State Award!

Heather Hidalgo (pictured right with Innkeeper Sallie Clark), Assistant Innkeeper at Holden House recently received the "Innkeeper of the Year" award from the Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association. Selected as one of the top employees throughout the state, Hidalgo was chosen for her exceptional guest service, dedication to quality accommodations and cleanliness.  She has been an assistant innkeeper at Holden House for almost four years. 

At Holden House, we pride ourselves on providing the perfect guest experience.  Isn't it time you returned to enjoy your stay with us?  Make a reservation now!