Thank you for visiting the Holden House Calendar of Events. Here are a few ideas on what to see and do when you stay with us. Click on the month links below to read more…

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March Events

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March Events in Colorado Springs

‘Nancy Lovendahl: Small Glimpses, Many Times’ presented by Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, Colorado Springs CO

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center-Exhibiting ‘Nancy Lovenahl:Small Glimpses, Many Times’ a body of work that “uses repetition and scale to invite viewers to examine their own perception of the world around them.” Advanced registration is required. Tickets are $10/person excepting the second Saturday and third Friday of each month which are ‘Museum Free Days.’ This event continues through April 24, 2021.

 https://fac.coloradocollege.edu/exhibits/nancy-lovendahl/

 

Join the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center for a Wolf Madness Party!

March Wolf Madness presented by Colorado Wolf & Wildlife Center at Colorado Wolf & Wildlife Center, Divide CODate: Saturday, March 20, 2021 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm Cost: $40/person

Beginning with 4 leaf green tea, some sweets, and a raffle, you will then begin your tour. As dusk descends, and the moon rises you will conclude your tour with our signature wolf howl, and hear the wolves answer your call. https://www.wolfeducation.org/

 

G44 Gallery presents ‘Luna’ by Shannon Dunna “visual storyteller (who) often utilizes animals an‘Luna’ presented by G44 Gallery at G44 Gallery, Colorado Springs COd humans as the characters in her narratives.” Like the phases of the moon her works depict the waxing and waning of life, its inherent exultations and sorrows, and its underlying promise that no matter the current circumstance there will always be a new cycle full of opportunity and light. The exhibit runs March 5-26, 2021 and is free to the public. https://g44gallery.com/

 

 

 

‘The Final Portfolio’ presented by Cottonwood Center for the Arts at Cottonwood Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs COThe Cottonwood Center for the Arts has the privilege of displaying ‘The Final Portfolio’ the oeuvre of the graduating class of the Pikes Peak Community College Profession Photography Department. A “broad and diverse collection of imagery . . . with subject matter ranging across portraiture, travel, products, landscapes, and beyond,” provides “a testament to the individual growth and progression of each student and their artistic journey.” The exhibit will be on display through March 27th and is free to the public. https://cottonwoodcenterforthearts.com/currentexhibition

On March 28, 2021 the Educational Partnerships Immersive Concerts presents the ‘Wind Quintet Roller Coaster.’  Performing what is “probably the most gloriousOrqueste, Music, Piano, Violin woodwind quintet ever-Samuel Barber’s “Summer Music,” featuring the artistic director, principal clarinetist of Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Sergei Vassiliev, and other prominent players from the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, their winds will carry you away with a performance that spans sweet harmonies and beautiful chorales to hair raising quickness and surprising sonorities. Cost is $30 per seat. There will be a cash bar that is open pre-concert. The concert takes place on Sunday afternoon from 2 pm-3 pm. https://www.epicmustsee.org/buy-tickets

Every Friday and Saturday evening in March the Black Forest Bistro is open from 5 Melange Duo presented by Melange Duo at , pm – 8 pm and presents The Melange Flute and Guitar Duo. This duo plays jazz, Latin, and popular tunes in the quiet relaxed setting of the bistro. To comply with social distancing reservations at the bistro are required they can be made on their website at https://www.blackforestbistro.com/

 

Months Offered: March

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It's Valentine's Day All Month Long!

Valentine’s Day is approaching and, it’s not too late to treat your sweet-heart to a getaway! Our Valentine specials run all month long with our Bubbles and Breakfast, Romance and Sparkling packages. Check out our Specials Page for details!

Our Hearts and Flowers packages are perfect for Valentine's Day!

Valentine’s Day and the month of February offers some great packages sure to please your sweetheart!

Feel the Love this Year!

“Valentine’s Day is precisely what the spirit needs. It is hot chocolate for the soul. It is a bright splash of color on a stark white canvas. The day reminds us to reaffirm our love and perhaps to give voice to that which has remained unsaid.”-Dorothy Denneen Volo

Here at Holden House, we specialize in helping you rekindle the romance of your past. So, for those of you unsure what you can do to make this Valentine’s Day one to remember below is a list of events and activities to do in Colorado Springs, not just for one day, but throughout the month of February.

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Date: February 14, 2021 4-6 pm

Cost: $40

Location: Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center

 “The Lovers” of the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center may not be as famous as the star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet, but their love story definitely has a better ending. On a guided mini tour you will get to see the resident animals, and hear all about the “The Lovers” and their happily ever after. Guests will receive a flower, snacks and a seasonal beverage. Reservations are required. 

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Valentine’s High Tea at Miramont Castle

Dates: February 12th-14th, 2021 at 10:30 am, 12:30 pm. or 2:30 pm

Cost: $42.50 per adult (includes tea and a romantic surprise!)

Location: Miramont Castle

Treat your most beloved to a gourmet, four-course Valentine’s themed High Tea, in the Queen’s Parlour Tea Room at Miramont Castle.  Revisit life as a Victorian in a real castle, where you can tour 30 rooms resplendent in the glamour of the past. Advance reservations are required. Tour is not included in the price of the tea. However admission to the castle is discounted when you reserve a tea.  

Charles Schulz once said, “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”

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Canon City’s 19th Annual Chocolate Walk

Date: Saturday, February 6, 2021

Cost: $30/Couple

Location: Canon City

Love isn’t the only thing in the air at this chocolate walk. You’ll feel like you have a golden ticket of your own at the entrance to Canon City’s “Lovers Headquarters” where you’ll gain your map to all of the sweet treasures they have in store(s) for you.

Board The Love train at The Royal Gorge Route in Canon City for an evening that is sure to take your breath away with the grandeur of it. Enjoy a three-course lunch or dinner while snaking through Colorado’s Grand Canyon. The full-length dome windows allow you to feel the full impact of the cliffs towering over head, and the raging rapids, as you trace the path of the river on tracks laid in the 1880s. Or, if Murder and Mystery spell romance to you, join the Royal Gorge Train for a special Valentine’s event: “Matchmaking is Murder.” Set in 1880, professional matchmaker Cassie Nova pairs up some VERY unusual matches. Will opposites truly attract, or will Cassie, and her love matches, go up in flames?

Date: Valentine’s Lunch Trains run at 12:30 pm February 14th & 15th

           Gourmet Valentine’s Dinner Trains run February 14th &15th at 7:00 p.m.

           Murder Mystery Train Saturday, February 15th at 5:00 pm

Cost: Varies

Location: Royal Gorge Railroad Route

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Valentine, I’m Wild About You

Cost: $65

Date: Ongoing until February 14, 2021

Location: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Show your Valentine your wild side by adopting an animal for your loved one. Each animal adoption gift package comes with a 12-inch stuffed animal, a certificate of adoption, fact sheet on the adopted animal, “parent” recognition on the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s wild child website.

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Toast Your Love on a food tour in Downtown Colorado Springs

Date: February 12th– 14th, 2021 2:00-5:00 pm & 4:00-6:00 pm

Location: Downtown Colorado Springs

The Original Colorado Springs Food Tour
$58.99 for adults Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 2:00-5:00pm

Enjoy 8-10 generous tastings from five local restaurants, hole-in-the-walls, and artisan food shops in downtown Colorado Springs. Visit the historic Antlers Hotel and enjoy historical storytelling of Pikes Peak, William Jackson Palmer, the railroad, and more. Try one of Colorado’s eight famous foods, the delicious and mild Pueblo Green Chile. Experience one of downtown Colorado Springs’ most sought-after restaurants, which is hidden underground (Sundays only). Dine at the restaurant of a Food Network Chopped Champion and get a sneak peek at its secret speakeasy View Calendar and Book Now

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The Springs Signature Cocktail Tour
$68.99 for adults (Ages 21+) Friday from 4:00-6:30pm

Enjoy 4 Signature cocktails each paired with a savory and delicious appetizer. Experience local celebrity Chef Brother Luck’s restaurant. Visit Colorado Springs’ most sought-after speakeasy while it’s closed to the public. Enjoy an educational demonstration on a prohibition-style cocktail made with gin that is distilled right in downtown Colorado Springs. Discover the scandalous history of the prohibition in the Wild West. View Calendar and Book Now

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Take a Romantic Hike Hand-in-Hand

If you’re a lover of the outdoors or working on a budget, Colorado Springs has some of the best hike and scenic walking routes located just minutes from Holden House, including: Red Rock Canyon Open Space, Garden of the Gods, Seven Bridges, and Fox Run Regional Park

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Capture the Love you have for each other at Painting with a Twist

Cost: $39-$45

Location: Painting with a Twist, Downtown Colorado Springs

Date: February 12-14th, 2021

 Escape the everyday stresses, relax, and show your love your creative side. While sipping at wine you’ll receive step-by-step painting instructions in a small class setting. You will take home your work of art at the end of the evening- a special memento to be remember your Valentine’s Day for years to come. Includes all painting materials, wine, and a rose. 

Months Offered: February

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April Events...

Wild Flowers, Meadow, Nature, Summer

WATERFALLS IN THE PIKES PEAK REGION

Fall isn’t the only time we are adorned with bright colors. An average of 243 days of sunshine grants us three seasons of wildflowers. Early season blossoms appear in lower elevations from April-June heralding the arrival of spring. With temperatures ranging from the low 50s to the high 60s, conditions are ideal for hikers. The melting snow quickens our nearby streams and rivers to make some spectacular waterfalls and, for the more adventurous among you, white water for rafting. Plus, because the summer tourists have yet to arrive, we are still offering discounts on your stay, just as long as you #bookdirect. So, check out our Specials and Discount Packages for April!

Seven Falls

waterfalls during daytimeAs Colorado Springs celebrates is sesquicentennial, we would be remiss in not mentioning the breathtaking (in more ways than one) beauty of a waterfall that has drawn visitors for nearly as long. Rising more than 900 feet from the canyon floor, and flanking the natural box canyon that forms the falls, are the Pillars of Hercules. Leaping from their pink granite face to granite face, the falls thunder over 180 feet in seven distinct steps. Visitors have the choice of plunging into adventure with a 224 step stairway along the falls or the more measured pace of a 2,500-foot-long walking trail. Due to the popularity of this attraction, advanced reservations are required. www.sevenfalls.com

Helen Hunt FallsHelen Hunt Falls. And bridge overlooking in Colorado Springs, Colorado royalty free stock photo

 

For a slightly less punishing (and free) but still beautiful waterfall, we recommend Helen Hunt Falls. Named for Helen Hunt Jackson, a noted 19th Century Author and Social activist, Helen Hunt Falls is located in North Cheyenne Cañon Park. You can choose your own adventure/proficiency because these falls can be viewed from the base or the picturesque bridge across the top. Those wishing to make a day of it can choose to hike up to Silver Cascade Falls, where a grand vista of North Cheyenne Cañon awaits.  

RAINBOW FALLS

Contrary to popular belief, Rainbow Falls was not named for the colorful graffiti that covers the rocks around it. Tucked beneath the Manitou Avenue overpass, this bright and scenic fall is not well known outside of the local community. An easy 1/10th of a mile hike will let you unearth this hidden gem for yourself.

 

Months Offered: April

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May Events...

Happy Memorial Day weekend!  Check out Peak Radar for local events

Holden House boasts a garden in full bloom during the summer!

Months Offered: May

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June Events...

Beards, Bonnets, and Brews Fest presented by Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, Colorado Springs CO

JUNE 12: Rock Ledge Ranch celebrates Colorado Springs’ Sesquicentennial with the Beards, Bonnets, and Brews Fest! This family-friendly event will offer a smorgasbord of activity for people of all ages! History will mix with modern times at the Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site where guests can participate in beverage tastings, enjoy live music from a variety of local bands, partake in games popular in the late 1800s, interact with actors playing historic roles, learn about and celebrate the history of Native Coloradans, compete for the title of Best Beard or Best Bonnet (or both!) and so much more!

Colorado Springs Western Street Breakfast presented by Colorado Springs Western Street Breakfast at Downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs CO

JUNE 16: Colorado Springs Western Street Breakfast – Downtown Colorado Springs is the host for western-themed fun, music, , Pikes Peak Range Riders, and a delicious $5 breakfast BUY TICKETS  Flapjacks and fun in ’21! Join us for food, fun and great entertainment and activities. Entry is free and breakfast is just $5 per person for pancakes, eggs, coffee, milk and juice. Social distancing may be required.

The Colorado Springs Western Street Breakfast is one of Colorado Springs’ most iconic celebrations of its deep-rooted western heritage. The Street Breakfast has also become an annual fundraising event that supports our local military and their families.

JUNE 24: Enjoy a magical evening on the mountain, exclusively reserved for those age 21 and up – Tails & Tunes! BUY TICKETS Join Tails & Tunes on Thursdays, June 24, July 29, August 26, and September 30, 2021! Presented by Cheyenne Mountain Zoo at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Colorado Springs CO

Local musicians will set the mood throughout the Zoo until 9:30 p.m.! Dinner will be available for purchase and your entry includes two drink tickets. Cash bars also available.

Months Offered: June

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July Events...

Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration presented by City of Woodland Park at Memorial Park, Woodland Park, Woodland Park CO

JULY 4: Presented by City of Woodland Park at Memorial Park, Woodland Park, Woodland Park CO – Join the fun in Woodland Park, Colorado. This event has no entry fee and there’s fun activities to keep everyone happy. The activities on 4th of July include music, games, fishing derby, and other contests. The Independence Day Sponsor is Woodland Park’s Tourism Alliance.

There’s a beer garden and food court that’s been expanded for 2021 to include the green grassy area in front of the main pavilion. There’s a flag raising and patriotic themed music around the noon hour by Woodland Park’s Wind Symphony. This event does not have an entry fee and anyone is welcome to attend. There are period re-enactments, digging for fossils, caricatures drawings, and more! Star-Spangled Partners include Harmonized Brain Centers, HomeSmart’s Idleman Group, Reserve – Our Gallery featuring 19 local artists and Woodland Park Main Street.

JULY 10: Presented by ProRodeo Hall of Fame and Museum at Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame, Colorado Springs CO – Cheer on 2 local therapeutic riding centers as they compete in a special rodeo. There will also be fun games for able-bodied kids. After the rodeo stay for the awards ceremony and dress-up contest. Fun prizes for all who enter! Admission is free to the ProRodeo Hall of Fame until Noon!

The 24th Annual Pikes Peak Special Rodeo is presented by the Pikes Peak Range Riders and the ProRodeo Hall of Fame. All proceeds from this event benefit the Colorado Springs Therapeutic Riding Center and StableStrides.

Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo

JULY 14-17: The Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo is PRCA-sanctioned championship rodeo at its best with Bareback, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Saddle Bronc, Tie-down Roping, Barrel Racing and Bull Riding. PLUS a wild west show featuring longhorn steers that is beyond amazing!

Get your tickets early and buy online to save time and money. The 80th Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo is for the true fan, the first timer and everyone in between!

Wednesday, July 14, 2021—Fort Carson Night
Sponsored by Northwestern Mutual

Thursday, July 15, 2021—Missile Defense & First Responders Night
Sponsored by UCHealth

Friday, July 16, 2021—Space Night
Sponsored by The Boeing Company

Saturday Matinee, July 17, 2021—Honoring the U.S. Air Force Academy
Sponsored by USAA

Saturday Evening, July 17, 2021—NORAD/USNORTHCOM Night
Sponsored by Lockheed Martin

JULY 29: Enjoy a magical evening on the mountain, exclusively reserved for those age 21 and up – Tails & Tunes! BUY TICKETS Join Tails & Tunes on Thursdays, June 24, July 29, August 26, and September 30, 2021! Presented by Cheyenne Mountain Zoo at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Colorado Springs CO

Local musicians will set the mood throughout the Zoo until 9:30 p.m.! Dinner will be available for purchase and your entry includes two drink tickets. Cash bars also available.

JULY 31: Presented by Bronc Day Committee at Main Street and Park, Green Mountain Falls CO – Enjoy a one of a kind western themed event with entertainment, a parade, food, kids games, gold panning, vendors, horses, bright blue skies, a beautiful lake and so much more!

Enjoy a one of a kind family fun western themed event with entertainment, a parade, food, kids games, gold panning, vendors, horses, bright blue skies, a beautiful lake and so much more!

Bronc Day is one of the longest historical events running in Southern Colorado. It began in 1939 to welcome cowhands, tourists and families who were coming to the Ute Pass area to rodeo, vacation or work the summer trades. It led to some fun times and Bronc Day became an annual day that people set aside to attend as part of their summer experience and family memories!

There is no admission fee. So put July 31st on your calendar for a drive to the beautiful town of Green Mountain Falls and the 83rd Annual Bronc Day Festivities.

Months Offered: July

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August Events...

AUGUST 26: Enjoy a magical evening on the mountain, exclusively reserved for those age 21 and up – Tails & Tunes! BUY TICKETS Join Tails & Tunes on Thursdays, June 24, July 29, August 26, and September 30, 2021! Presented by Cheyenne Mountain Zoo at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Colorado Springs CO

Local musicians will set the mood throughout the Zoo until 9:30 p.m.! Dinner will be available for purchase and your entry includes two drink tickets. Cash bars also available.

Pikes Peak Marathon: Golden Trail Series supported by Salomon presented by Pikes Peak Marathon at Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, Cascade CO

This is the famous mountain trail race from Manitou Springs to the summit of Pikes Peak America’s Mountain and back. Spectators are invited to cheer on the runners and experience the festival at the finish line.

The 2021 Pikes Peak Marathon will be part of the Golden Trail Series supported by Salomon.  As part of Salomon’s Golden Trail World Series and Golden Trail National Series, the Marathon is recognized as one of the top mountain trail runs in the world and the only race in North America to be part of the series. Many of the top runners in the world will compete in the race from Manitou Springs to the summit of Pikes Peak America’s Mountain, and back.  Registration for the race opened on January 1st and a limited number of spots may still be open.  Future runners should be aware that you must qualify to register for the Pikes Peak Marathon.

The race will begin at Memorial Hall in Manitou Springs starting at 7 a.m. Spectators are invited to cheer and participate in the festivities*, which include a Race Expo with music, vendors, a beer garden, award ceremony, and the Salomon Finish Line Fan Zone. Activities are free and open to the public from 7:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Sections of the race will also be broadcast on a huge outdoor screen and exclusively in a handful of local restaurants and bars.

The Pikes Peak Run Fest* will be held in Memorial Park, in Manitou Springs on Thursday, August 19th. The public festival is from 5 to 8 p.m. and will feature music, a beer garden, merchandise sales, runner expo, and food vendors.

*Race festivities and Run Fest subject to change based on Covid restrictions.

Months Offered: August

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September Events...

SEPTEMBER 30: Enjoy a magical evening on the mountain, exclusively reserved for those age 21 and up – Tails & Tunes! BUY TICKETS Join Tails & Tunes on Thursdays, June 24, July 29, August 26, and September 30, 2021! Presented by Cheyenne Mountain Zoo at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Colorado Springs CO

Local musicians will set the mood throughout the Zoo until 9:30 p.m.! Dinner will be available for purchase and your entry includes two drink tickets. Cash bars also available.

ASPENS IN THE FALL SEASON! Our area aspen colors are at their peak starting in mid-September. Don’t miss this great opportunity to take a drive to see the aspens in the Fall!

Months Offered: September

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October Events...

October is a great time to visit and spend a relaxing stay. Visit Peak Radar for upcoming events and activities this month!

Months Offered: October

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November Events...

While November events may be limited, there are many museums, art galleries and outdoor spaces to enjoy during your stay. Also visit Peak Radar for an update of local activities.

US Olympic and Paralympic Museam

Here are a few to local museums to check out during your stay:

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum

United States Olympic and Paralympic Museum

Ghost Town Museum

Red Rock Canyon Open Space

Garden of the Gods Park and Visitors Center

Pikes Peak Highway

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Ice Skating in Acacia Park

Pikes Peak Country Attractions Website

Months Offered: November

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December Events...

The Holidays arrive in December at Holden House. Check out Peak Radar for local events and activities. Celebrate with us when the halls are decked with Christmas and holiday spirit!

Holden House 1902 Bed & Breakfast Inn Christmas and Holiday

Months Offered: December

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January Events...Coming Soon!

Check out our Specials and Discount Packages for January!

And, remember that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner…

Months Offered: January

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