A one night stay at this bed and breakfast in Colorado Springs and I came away with friends and fond memories
Last week I took a quick trip to Colorado Springs to check out Pepper Festival at the Colorado Farm & Art Market. The market, which is held at Ivywild School on Wednesday and Margarita at Pine Creek on Saturdays, is well-worth a visit. I came away with everything from pickled peppers to duck eggs.
Hot and tired from browsing the market I hopped in my car and drove 10 minutes northwest to Old Colorado City, a historic suburb of Colorado Springs. Founded in 1859, Old Colorado City was the Colorado territorial capital for just five days in 1862. Read about this history at the log cabin that stands on Colorado Avenue in Bancroft Park.
Today, Old Colorado City is a charming neighborhood with fine dining and shopping and is home to the Old Town Guesthouse. Upon check-in, I was greeted and asked if I’d like a beverage and I happily accepted a glass of cold white wine.
I was booked in The Victorian, a pie-shaped room that would make Jane Austin fans drool. The room’s large patio was situated on the corner of the building and gave me a spectacular view of the surrounding mountains. It was also equipped with a two person hot tub, making me sad that Ryan couldn’t join me on this trip.
With eight unique rooms, Old Town Guest House is owned by sister and brother, Kim and Dave Wolinski, and they’ve thought of everything. Luxurious touches are everywhere from the fully stocked butler’s pantry to comfy bathrobes in every room.
I think this would be the perfect place for a romantic escape to Colorado Springs, although some rooms are big enough to bring along the kids. The conference room facilities at the Old Town Guesthouse can accommodate wedding receptions, family reunions or corporate events.
I took about 15 photos of the sunset from the patio of The Victorian room. It just kept getting better and better.
The next morning I slipped into my patio hot tub for a pre-breakfast soak and watched the sunshine light up the sky.
The next morning, I had a delightful breakfast with two couples from Texas. Jane and Robert McQueen from Lubbock, and their friends Duane and Roberta Gunn from Fischer were on their way back from a leisurely road trip to Mt. Rushmore.
Duane and Roberta, married 53 years, had just celebrated the anniversary of their first date, September 2, 1955.
The McQueens and Gunns entertained me with stories from their travels and I shared some of my own. They were some of the nicest people I’ve ever encountered and this lovely morning was the perfect example of why I love bed and breakfasts. Meeting interesting innkeepers and wonderful folks is a major bonus of staying at this type of lodging establishment.
And yes, the breakfast, cooked by Dave, was absolutely delicious.
Thank you to the Old Town Guesthouse for hosting me on this trip.