Holden House 1902

Bed & Breakfast Inn

 Colorado Springs


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

Happy 22nd Anniversary on June 9th!   

Holden House Herald

Special  2008 Anniversary Issue 

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In this issue

Recipe of the month

For a taste of Italy, these signature dish is a variation on a traditional omelet, baked with love...

Fun Fact

House is located on Pikes Peak Avenue

Pikes Peak, America's Mountain, was named for Lt. Zebulon Pike, who first saw the mountain in 1806, but never reached the top…and predicted nobody ever would!

The earliest carriage road up the mountain was opened in 1889. The Pikes Peak Highway was built in 1915, at the then-staggering price of $350,000.

Katharine Lee Bates wrote the words to the classic American anthem "America The Beautiful" after her trip to the summit of Pikes Peak in 1893.The annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (July 20, 2008) hosts top race car drivers who challenge the Peak at speeds of over 100 miles per hour. The first Race to the Clouds was run in 1916, making it the second-oldest race in America…second only to the Indianapolis 500.

Today, you make it to the top several ways,  drive to the to top on the Pikes Peak Highway, take the COG Railway or Bike the Peak!

Sizzlin' Summer fun in the cool Holden
House Summer FunColorado Rockies...

Take a Virtual Tour of Holden House
Can't getaway with your sweetheart?
Give the Gift of Love, a
Gift Certificate for a future stay at Holden House.  Warm days and cool nights for comfort and charm. Our beautiful luxury suites feature bubble bath tubs for two, sitting areas, private baths, private label amenities, free WIFI refrigerators and central air conditioning. Our full gourmet breakfast, 24 hour coffee/tea/cookies and afternoon wine social is included in your stay. Looking for something extra special? Take advantage of our breakfast en suite Romance package for an additional charge.


Fabulous 4th at Memorial Park-Celebrate our nation's birth in Colorado Springs with spectacular fireworks in the backdrop of Pikes Peak and the Colorado Springs Philharmonic. Miss the 4th?  You can see a similar display up the pass in the mountain town of Woodland Park on July 5th.Pikes Peak or
Bust Rodeo

El Paso County Heritage Month:

Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo - July 9-12

Pikes Peak International Hill Climb - July 20

El Paso County Fair - July 19-26

You can celebrate Holden House' 22nd Anniversary with our "Two for 22" special!

Romantic Anniversary SpecialOn June 9, 1986, Holden House innkeepers Sallie and Welling Clark, first opened its doors to B&B guests. After a year of extensive renovations to this 1902 Victorian charmer, the Clarks welcomed guests into their home.  While loving care and luxury amenities have been bestowed on this stately home and its adjacent rose Victorian home and carriage house, Holden House continues to offer personal service and delectable breakfasts!  

To thank our return and new guests,  in honor of our celebration of our 22nd Anniversary, guests who stay a minimum of two nights any Sunday through Thursday through July 31, 2008 can receive two complimentary Romance breakfast en suite packages.

Just mention our 'Two for 22" package on your mid-week stay and you'll be pampered with an experience of breakfast served in the privacy of your room.  Your romantic getaway will be sure to rekindle the romance on your stay at Holden House.

Click here for more specials...


We're pleased to announce that we have two new feline InnCats to greet you once again. Mei-Lin (Chinese for beautiful gem) and now our new little Mingtoy VI (part of Sallie's "Ming" dynasty) are our official inn greeters.  In addition to our pet lover areas, we also feature pet-free accommodations for those with allergy concerns.  We hope it will "purr-suade" you to make a trip to scenic Colorado Springs and Holden House.

Click here to learn more about Mei-Lin and Mingtoy VI.

Send an email to Mei-Lin and Mingtoy.

Our long-time guests will remember our kitties Mingtoy (19) and Muffin (17) who passed on last year.  They enjoyed many years of pampered life and will always be in our hearts...

"The secret garden is always open now. Open, and awake, and alive. If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden."

-Excerpt from The Secret Garden

Come and see how our secret garden grows on our virtual tour.  Bed & Our
Holden House secret garden awaits you...Breakfasts are known for their beautiful rooms, hospitality and gourmet foods, but here at Holden House, we also offer wonderful spaces to spend time together and enjoy a restful place to relax.

Perhaps the verandahs with mountain views, white wicker, porch swings and rocking chairs are to your liking...or maybe your selection is the lovely antique appointed parlors with antiques and family heirlooms...or your choice might be our special "secret garden" with a gazebo, fountains and the scent of flowers everywhere. Because everyday of our stay in Colorado Springs is special, let us be your special place during your visit.

Recipe of the MonthHolden
House Gourmet Breakfast

Italiano Eggs Florentine

 Ingredients:   3 All Ready Pie Crusts

               #12 - 12 oz. size Quiche Dishes

               1 egg per person and 1 extra

               3 cups milk

               8 TBS. flour

               1 1/2 package (16 oz. size)frozen spinach

               1 cup shredded Swiss, jack or mozzarella   cheese

               6 slices turkey bacon sliced in half

               Italian seasoning

               Ground Nutmeg

               1 small jar of marinara sauce

               Fresh parsley

               Shredded parmesan cheese for garnish

Directions:  Divide each pie crust into four sections and place into greased quiche dish (will form a triangular shaped crust).  Beat eggs, milk and flour together and set aside.  Evenly divide thawed spinach and place into bottom of each quiche dish on top of crust.  Pour egg & milk mixture over spinach, top with shredded cheese, lay 1 half slice of bacon over cheese and sprinkle with a dash of Italian seasoning and dash of nutmeg. Egg mix should fill up dishes ½ -3/4 full. They will fill up more as spinach thaws.

Temp. & Time:  Bake in a 375 oven for 30-40 minutes or until quiche is firm and slightly brown on top.  Remove from oven and place on a plate with lace doily if desired. Garnish with 3 TBS. of marinara sauce, fresh tomato slices, a sprinkle of parmesan cheese & a sprig of fresh parsley. 

Number of Servings: Makes 12

Aspiring to be an innkeeper?

Join Sallie and Welling Clark in Estes Park, Colorado, for the Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers of Colorado (BBIC) Conference on November 9-10, 2008. Sallie and Welling will once again coordinate the Aspiring Innkeepers workshop on Sunday, November 9.  Stay for the entire conference for education, information, an inn tour and fun!  

Click here for more information.  In the meantime, check out the many "how to" books by accessing the Holden House online Gift Shop.