Pikes Peak Getaway Specials and Events at Holden House

See our Sizzlin’ Holden House Specials for your special adventure getaway!

Summer is Here! At Holden House, we’re here to help you plan a great getaway to the Pikes Peak Region and to Holden House. Remember that our guest suites book quickly for our high season, so be sure to reserve soon to guarantee availability. We’re standing by to take your reservation online or by phone (yes, we continue to personally answer our phone to help you with your travel plans) at 888-565-3980. Our flower garden is growing beautifully and you can sip a glass of wine or have a cool iced tea by our backyard fountains. Or, relax after the day’s activities in a rocking chair or on our porch swing on our wrap around front porch with a view of the cottage garden and the mountains.

We at Holden House pride ourselves on personalized service and exceptional accommodations. In order to achieve exceptional hospitality, our dedicated assistant innkeepers including Heather, Alane, Kristin, Ashley, Ashley (yes, we have two) and Julie, work with us daily to assure your stay is a pleasant one. We hope to see you soon.

Holden House Stimulus Special: The federal government isn’t the only one offering special stimulus packages. We at Holden House want to help you defray your travel costs. When you stay 2 nights at our regular rates, you’ll receive the 3rd night at 50% off. Or, stay 3 nights and get the 4th night free! Valid through July 1, 2009. Full amount of stay due at reservation time and non-refundable. Must mention “Summer Sizzlin’ Special Package when reserving your suite treat. More Specials… Stay in any of our spacious and romantic suites each with private sitting area and bubble bath tub for two and add on a breakfast en suite “Romance Package” for just an extra $15. Enjoy a gourmet breakfast in the privacy of your room. Yes, the ultimate in relaxation. Consider treat her to a spa delight with an in room massage package for just an additional $75 (must be scheduled in advance). Keep the fires of love burning on a cool evening…Book now!

Pikes Peak Area Upcoming Events

Donkey Derby Days is coming once again to Cripple Creek June 26-June 28: Now in its 78th year, Donkey Derby Days tops the list of favorite Cripple Creek events. People from all over the world descend on downtown, drawn by a chance to watch a race featuring the town’s resident donkey herd, distant relatives of the original donkeys from the town’s Gold Rush days. Enjoy games, live entertainment, heritage competitions and other family activities at Donkey Derby Days, Cripple Creek’s biggest event of the year. The origins of this popular Colorado donkey festival date back to the 1930s, when local businessman Charley Lehew thought a Cripple Creek festival would attract people in the summer months. It wasn’t long before he and two business partners settled on donkey racing. Together, they built a race track, solicited advertising and arranged concessions and entertainment in time for the first-ever Donkey Derby Days festival. Today, their two-day jamboree is the most popular of all the Cripple Creek events held throughout the year, and admission to this exciting Cripple Creek festival is 100% free! The donkey races aren’t the only things going on this weekend, however. Street vendors, live entertainment and a host of other family activities guarantee this will be the best Donkey Derby Days ever.

Shop ’til you drop in our many shopping areas including historic Old Colorado City, quaint Manitou Springs, the new Shops at Briargate or one of our two indoor shopping malls, the Citadel and Chapel Hills. 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 at Holden House 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 https://www.holdenhouse.com/ for more details on our great lodging options and many specials!
Manitou Springs Colorado Wine Festival – June 6, 2009 – Over 20 wineries will be pouring samples of their wines. Live entertainment will be performed throughout the afternoon. Specialty food & wine related gift booths will also be located throughout the park. Wine tastings cost $30.00 per person ($5.00 military discount on active or retired) and includes a wine glass and tastings from all of the wineries. You may also purchase bottles and cases of wines from your favorite wineries. Tickets are available at the event or you may pre-purchase tickets for yourself or as gifts at the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau. Cash or checks only, no credits cards. Info: 719-685-5089.

Rocky Mountain Wild at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. As America’s only mountain zoo, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is uniquely suited to showcase Rocky Mountain wildlife in its natural setting. The Rocky Mountain Wild exhibit complex connects you with the wild heritage of the Rocky Mountain region-offering surprising, engaging and memorable encounters with moose, mountain lions, North American river otters, lynx, bald eagles and grizzly bears.

For more area events and activities, take a visit to http://www.peakradar.com/ where you’ll find all the latest happenings around the region! For area attractions, visit  Experience Colorado Springs at Pikes Peak

Our area restaurants offer the perfect lunch or dinner location to make your stay here a culinary delight. This month’s restaurant profile is Front Range Barbeque near Old Colorado City. Owner Brian Fortinberry’s little yellow house on the Avenue. This barbeque place has some of the best in the West. From the brisket to the ribs, you won’t be disappointed. And, the “Orleans-style spices adds a touch of the south the beans and coleslaw. The prices are reasonable and jazz entertainment is provided in the patio on warm summer evenings. Front Range received the “Best of 2008” from the Colorado Springs Independent Newspaper. For additional area restaurants visit Restauranteur.com or ColoradoEats.com

Coming in July:


Hike in Garden of the Gods, explore a trail in Red Rock Canyon Open Space, take a walk through Bear Creek Regional Park or enjoy trails alongside Cheyenne Creek in Cheyenne Canon Park. Our numerous trails, open spaces and outdoor recreational areas are sure to make your trip either adventurous or relaxing.