Stay in Our Historic Colorado Springs Inn
Classical…elegance and historic charm are the hallmark of this beautifully restored Colonial Revival Victorian and its side-by-side Carriage House and Rose Victorian homes. Innkeepers Sallie and Welling Clark continued to share their love of old houses with guests. The inn is a proud recipient of the Award of Excellence for Historic Preservation and Restoration from the Historic Preservation Alliance and has had the distinction of being recognized by national publications and organizations. The home was built by early Colorado Springs pioneer Isabel Holden who built the home in 1902.
In 1985, the Clarks moved to the state and lovingly renovated the 1902 Victorian home and original carriage house. They began the total restoration process, and the installation of a new foundation, plumbing, heating system, wiring, and a makeover for the landscaping were all a part of the extensive renovation. In June of 1986, the bed and breakfast was ready for guests. Then in 1994, the adjacent Rose Victorian home was added to the inn. As the longest operating B&B in the area under the same ownership, it’s been a long-term project of love for the Clarks and these grand Victorian homes. A before and after photograph album is available for guests to view the many years of renovation projects.In addition to resident innkeepers Sallie and Welling Clark, InnCat, Mingtoy shares the Main House of the inn with guests. An experienced staff of assistant innkeepers will make your stay memorable with personalized service. Holden House 1902 Bed & Breakfast Inn prides itself on providing distinctive accommodations and exceptional hospitality.
The Clarks began their antique collecting long ago when Sallie’s grandmother, who lived in Pueblo, Colorado, began contributing to the inn’s furnishings. The restored 1898 Estate Oak parlor stove was used on her grandmother’s farm, Sallie’s great grandmother’s intricately carved silver tea service, and her grandmother’s circa 1900 porcelain “Our Baby” doll all grace the formal dining room. Each room is graced with family portraits, heirloom treasures and lovely antiques. A reflection of Welling’s travels in the U.S. Navy, framed oriental embroidery and overseas keepsakes add an eclectic elegance to the inn’s traditional and Victorian style.
MEET THE INNKEEPERS
Resident Innkeepers, Sallie and Welling Clark, believe that their longevity in business since 1986 as the oldest established B&B in the region is owed to continuously upholding high standards and the efforts of an experienced and dedicated staff of innkeepers who assist them in inn operations. Sallie also serves as an El Paso County Commissioner and Welling is a Research Scientist for a local defense contractor.
Our InnCat Mascot
Mingtoy is the resident mascot at Holden House, especially appreciated by pet lovers. This friendly and beautiful InnCat resides in the main house, looking on Holden House as her own and does not allow guest pets. Mingtoy is a black domestic shorthair with lovely green eyes. Over the years, the Holden House mascots have been featured in inn-pet guidebooks, online features and in Cats and Cat Fancy magazines. The Holden House prides itself on our meticulous housekeeping, however, for guests with allergy concerns, a stay in the Rose Victorian House or Carriage House suites are preferred choices. Breakfast served ensuite is available for an additional $15 per day.