Valentine Romance and Great Getaways in Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region           "Valentine Romance and Great Getaways" Issue 2013

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Ready for a Valentine or fun getaway? We have  great offers for the season. Our Authentic Inns' member properties provide a variety of accommodations for the discriminating traveler. More specials...
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Suite Specials for the Special Sweetheart...
Valentine's Day and great getaways are just a click away at Authentic Inns' member properties1892 Victoria’s Keep - Free Dinner for 2 Stay any 2 nights in our private vacation rental retreat and snuggle in front of the fireplace, indulge in the Jacuzzi tub for 2 and dinner for $50 at your choice of 2 local restaurants. Explore Historic Manitou Springs at the base of Pikes Peak and enjoy boutique shopping and galleries. Offer expires March 31st, 2013. Not valid Feb 14-16th and holiday weekends. You must mention the special at time of booking your reservation. 719-685-5354

Holden House 1902 Bed & Breakfast Inn - Victorian Valentine Getaway - No need to book on Valentine's Day, because we're celebrating all month long in February! Stay in any of our gorgeous and romantic suites with fireplace and tubs for two and add on the Victorian Valentine Getaway special for just an extra $99. You'll receive fresh ruby red roses, sparkling champagne, breakfast served in the privacy of your suite and handmade chocolate truffles. Keep the fires warm on a cool and cozy February night... *Minimum night stay may apply on weekends. $99.00 per couple, plus the cost of the room. Valid February 2013. 888-565-3980

Adobe Inn at Cascade - $99 Pikes Peak Getaway Special.
Romantic getaways starting at just $99 per night on select dates this Winter. Enjoy a fabulous Pikes Peak Getaway.
Rates include our signature southwest gourmet breakfast delivered  to the privacy of your suite each morning. No Minimum Stay Required.
Valid for select dates February 1st-March 31st. 719-684-2194
Rocky Mountain Lodge -Winter Wonderland Special and Romance Your Valentine. Our Winter Wonderland discount is sure to warm those winter nights. Stay 2 nights or more thru April and save 20% off your stay. Romance Your Valentine over Valentine's weekend, February 14-17th, for 2 nights or more, and receive complimentary roses, a bottle of sparkling cider, two of our Rocky Mountain Lodge champagne flutes for you to take home with you, and delicious handmade chocolate truffles. Cannot be applied to existing reservations or combined with other specials/discounts. 719-684-2521
Avenue Hotel Bed & Breakfast - Romantic Getaway that shows you cared enough to plan ahead, but allows us to do all the work. The room is set for you with rose petals and candles, you will unwind for a 30-min. licensed massage.  Waiting in your room after your massage, a tray of appetizers and wine and then slip out for a chocolate fondue dessert. $275.00 plus tax in the room of your choice, plus tax. Upgrade to a Couples 1-hour massage for $60. 800-294-1277
Pikes Peak Paradise - Honeymoon/Anniversary and Valentine's Package. One Night deluxe suite with dozen roses, chocolate covered strawberries, Freixenet Sparkling Wine for $295 plus tax or Two Night's deluxe suite includes the one night package with special Veive Cliquot Ponsardin French Champagne for $555 plus tax.  800-728-8282
Kisses "Inn" the Kitchen...
Homemade chocolate kisses are just the treat for your sweet!Cherry Chocolate Kisses
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 teaspoons maraschino cherry liquid
½ teaspoon almond extract
3 to 4 drops red food color
2 ¼ cups all- purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup maraschino cherries, drained, chopped
48 milk chocolate Hershey kisses unwrapped
1.   Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine powdered sugar, butter, cherry liquid, almond extract and food color; blend well. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Add flour and salt; Mix well. Stir in cherries. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2” apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
2.   Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Immediately top each cookie with a candy kiss, pressing down firmly. Remove from cookie sheets. Makes 4 dozen cookies. No change for High altitude baking.
Cheese Strata
Authentic Inns delicious breakfasts are a hallmark of member properties
2 cups bread cubes
(Buttery croissants) 
1/2 pound sharp cheddar, cubed
1/2 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled, or ham/shrimp/sausage
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 pound whole fresh mushrooms
3 large eggs
2 cups milk
1 teaspoon prepared mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt

Place half the bread cubes in a 1.5 qt. casserole.  Layer half the cheese, bacon and butter.  Repeat layers and arrange mushrooms on top.  Beat eggs, milk, mustard and salt and pour over the layered mixture.  Set casserole in pan of hat water, and bake uncovered at 300 for 1 1/2 hours.  It is better to prepare in advance and refrigerate overnight before baking.
Authentic Bed & Breakfast Inns and Cottages of the Pikes Peak Region
PO Box 6807, Colorado Springs CO 80934