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711 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-1809, USA    
(800) 294-1277, (719) 685-1277
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  1. Built into the hillside of downtown historic Manitou Springs...
  2. The warmth of the all wood walls and the natural light from the all the windows ...
  3. Ruxton bath with claw foot tub for deep soaking with a rainfall shower for a rel...
  4. Breakfast out on the front porch with family and friends starts the day out righ...
  5. Luxury two bedroom suite with the great views! Two HDTV's, sitting room and priv...
  6. Manitou Suite's comfy sitting room. This room has great mountain views from the ...
  7. Back gardens, the pergola and BBQ grill. Wonderful seating for mountain views o...
  8. Canon room a two room suite with sitting room and best mountain views in the hou...
  9. Sitting room that adjoins the Canon bedroom. A large bay window offers wonderful...
  10. Midland room with a cozy seating area in front of the corner fireplace is bright...
  11. Bath to the Midland room offers a vintage claw foot tub for deep soaking as well...
  12. Osage room with the romantic canopy is set apart and often the choice for a roma...


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Description

Circa 1886. Sitting on a hillside with a terraced back garden and scenic views of Pikes Peak, this historic Queen Anne Victorian has been recently renovated to offer the utmost of modern comfort and vintage style. A parlor and fireside living room grace either side of the three-story turned staircase which leads to spacious guest rooms and two-room suites. Many include an antique clawfoot tub and shower. Private accommodations in the two-level Carriage House feature fully equipped kitchens and are ideal for longer visits, business travel or romantic getaways. The secluded garden-level bungalow is ideal for families. Hosts Gwenn and Randy generously provide thoughtful amenities that make each stay a pampering delight. A hot beverage area with muffins and fresh cookies, and a snack station with a refrigerator stocked with bottled water enhance the relaxed setting. Savor a hearty breakfast in the dining room and feel satisfied until dinner time. Explore the picturesque area then soak in the hot tub on the patio. Spa services can be scheduled in advance.

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Rates

$95 to $185

Off Season: $95 to $150

Payment Types Accepted Include Visa, Master Card, Travelers Checks, Discover, Personal Checks and Cash.

    • Snacks/Refreshments
    • Wine
    • Breakfast

Amenities

This property has 9 total guest accommodations, 7 with private bath, 2 with fireplaces, 7 with hot tubs, 3 total suites, including 2 two-bedroom suites and 2 four-bedroom suites, 2 cottages and 4 guest houses. The types of beds available include King, Queen and Twin.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath Amenities
  • Bathrobes
  • Cable TV
  • Computers
  • Copy Machine
  • DVD
  • Fax
  • Fireplace
  • Gift Shop
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Refrigerator
  • Snack Bar
  • Television
  • Wireless Internet Access

Business Traveler Amenities

  • Television
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Internet Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Flexible Check in/out Times
  • FAX On-site
  • Desk
  • Daily Newspapers
  • Wireless Internet Access

Events Hosted

    • Seminars
    • Romantic Getaways
    • Meetings
    • Weddings
    • Honeymoons
    • Family Reunions
    • Birthday Parties
    • Anniversaries

Parking

free street

Spa Services

On-Site Spa Services

  • Body Scrubs
  • Body Wraps
  • Massages

Specialty Treatments: Hot Stone massage.

Spa Packages: Hikers Dream.

Off-Site Spa Services Available

Nearby Recommended Spas

Heart of Manitou

Inns Of Interest

    • Animals
    • Gardens
    • Oldest Continuously Operated Inns
    • Unusual Architecture

Liquor License

    • Beer & Wine

Pet Restrictions

  • Innkeepers pets on premises

Romantic Interest

Beautifully decorated historic home with large spacious rooms. Private baths have claw foot tubs with rainfall shower in tubs. Charming small town neighboring shops and galleries.

What's Green About Your Inn

We use earth friendly, ecosense Melaleuca laundry and cleaning products. We recycle paper, plastic and glass; each guest room has a recycle container. We buy local made organic shampoo, conditioner and body wash for our guests. We use refillable pumps so we don't toss out hundreds of small plastic bottles. We provide water cooler not water bottles no more plastic to the landfills. We buy locally roasted coffee and use the old grounds in our soil.

Innkeepers Association Memberships

BBPPA, BBIC, Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce

Describe Garden and Grounds

Perched on the hill with lush front lawn terraced up a turning front staircase. Shade trees on the lawn invite you to sit and people watch. Flowers fill the air with vibrant scents and colors. Back garden with patio tables with umbrellas give mountain views. Hot tub on the back deck.

Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Minimum Stay Requirements

Two nights on some holidays & weekends in the summer

Children Restrictions

14 and over.

Cancellation

Cancellations before 14 days of arrival charged $20 processing fee, 7 days or less inn must keep deposit unless room can be re-rented.

Check-in/Check-out

4:00 / 11:00

Smoking

Outside Only.


Other Activities

    • Tennis
    • Sports Events, Major College
    • Shopping (Local Crafts)
    • Parks
    • Museums
    • Live Theater
    • Horseback Riding
    • Hiking
    • Golf
    • Fishing
    • Bicycling
    • Art Galleries
    • Antiquing
    • Garden Of The Gods
    • Pikes Peak
    • Pikes Peak Cog Railway
    • Cave Of The Winds
    • Manitou Cliff Dwellinngs
    • Barr Trail
    • Manitou Incline
    • Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Historic Interest

Built in 1886 as a Queen Anne style boarding house . The third floor was added in 1938 for more boarding house thus changing the exterior design. Interior has many charming features such as turning staircase in the middle of the house up 3 stories. Large single pocket doors to the parlors. The guest room still have claw foot tubs.

Historic Awards:

  • Local Register (Applied)
  • City Historical Site (Granted)
  • Manitou Springs Historic Preservation Award 2011 & 2014

Historic Memberships:

  • Local Historical Society
  • City Historical Society

Historic sites nearby:

Manitou Springs, Garden of the Gods (1/2 mile), Rockledge Ranch ( 5 mile), Briarhurst Manor 1/2 mile, Cliff House 4 blocks, Glen Eryrie Castle 5 miles, Cripple Creek (40 miles)

Other Awards:

The beautiful Avenue Hotel Bed and Breakfast is the reader’s choice for the “Best of the Springs 2011, 2012 and 2013” award as the best
Bed and Breakfast in the Colorado Springs metro area.

Best Muffin 2010 by the state Bed and Breakfast Association

Nearby College/University

UCCS, Air Force Academy, Colorado College

Get a Free Night at this inn

The dates this property will honor the certificate are Nov. 1-April 30, excluding holidays and special events. No Exceptions..

- One Night Free: This property is featured as participating in the iLoveinns.com Buy-One-Night-Get-One-Night-Free program.


Breakfast On The Avenue

Great, fluffy, versatile egg casserole loved by most. Some people just can\'t stand veggies for breakfast.


Ginger Bread Brittle

Great Unique Holiday Treat


Green Chili Egg Casserole


Truffle Mac N\'cheese Bites

This one is from our assistant innkeeper Jenny Butts. We use it sometimes for our packages that get appetizers.



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We really enjoyed our stay! Everything was lovely and the breakfast was wonderful! Definitely stay again.
Daniel & Veronica M
2/18/2015

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We'll Be Back

We booked two nights in Feb as an after V-day getaway. Other than one gentleman that checked out our first day, we had the place to ourselves. Gwen was wonderful by providing lunch and dinner recommendations and directions to anything we wanted to see. She even offered off the beaten path tourist destinations. We had breakfast both days and it exceeded our expectations. We will be Back!
Cass Langley

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Wonderful

You have the greatest breakfast and great rooms. Great location, close to downtown and tourist spots like Garden of the Gods.
dale mauser
Mulvane , KS
8/30/2010

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Great B&B!

On our week long vacation all over Colorado, our last night we wanted to have a great night, so we picked this B&B. The location was perfect with walking distance to great local shops, stores and restaurants. Our room was perfect, we were in the Osage Room. The staff treated us and everyone else there like personal friends. The breakfast was more than just muffins and juice, and was quite delish! We would definitely stay here again, and most definitely recommend it to others!
Beth Greene
7/12/2010

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Superb!

What a charming place to stay. My husband and I stayed two nights at the Avenue Hotel and were exceptionally pleased. Gwen was such a wonderful hostess, making you feel at home from the moment you walked through the door. What can I say about Breakfast? It was outstanding!! Don't plan on eating a big lunch. You are minutes away from everything in Manitou Springs and right in the heart of town. It is definately a do again!
Connie Campbell
Brentwood, TN
6/26/2010

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Fantastic B&B!!

My husband and our two boys, 12 & 16, stayed at the Avenue Hotel B&B for 2 nights. We were so glad we picked this B&B. We felt welcomed from the moment we arrived. Gwenn and Randy were awesome and Gwenn makes the best food! We stayed in the Carriage House and it was a perfect home-away-from-home for us. Even our picky teenagers loved it. This is the only place my husband and I will stay at if we're in the Pikes Peak area.
Trina Bradford
Provo, UT
6/24/2010

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Picture Perfect Place!

My husband and I spent 2 nights at the Avenue Hotel. The B&B has recently been renovated, is sparkling clean, and provides "southern hospitality" without being in the south. The breakfast was delicious and Gwenn and her family are charming and offered fantastic suggestions on things to do and where to eat! Don't miss this jewel!
Carla White
Cumming, GA
6/16/2010

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Wonderful Getaway

I wanted to take my girlfriend to a very special getaway and was extremly happy that I picked the Avenue Hotel, Thanks to Gwen and Randy for making it a very special place to spend it with a very special Lady! The food and hospitality was exceptional. They also went above and beyond to make dinner reservations for us at the Craftwood Inn, I would highly recommend for a romantic dinner! Thanks for the memories!
Sal Martinez
5/19/2010

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Peaceful Beauty

Our stay at Avenue was the best we have ever experienced at a B&B. Everything from the beauty of the place to the comfort of the bed to the cleanliness of the whole place to the location of the inn to the graciousness of the innkeeper was excellent! Breakfast was exceptional. We will be back and will tell all our friends where to stay in the Colorado Springs area.
Beth Brown
Guthrie, OK
4/7/2010

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Lovely!

I went down to the Springs for a little getaway one weekend in February and fell in LOVE with Avenue Hotel! Gwenn and Randy are delightful and I had the most perfect time. Nestled right in the heart of Manitou Springs on their historic main street, it was just what I needed to relax and get away. The food was AMAZING and they even have a masseuse on hand to rub out all of your worries and stresses. A+++!!
Meagan S
Englewood, CO
4/5/2010

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Easter weekend 2010

Gwenn and Randy have an outstanding place for you to stay! Manitou Springs is a beautifully situated town with a terrific main street full of little shops, diners/cafes, galleries, etc. The Avenue Hotel has been wonderfully restored and provides better amenities than a regular hotel, with a much closer knit feel between your hosts and fellow guests. Gwenn's breakfast was amazing, especially the fried apple french toast. I highly recommend you Avenue Hotel.
Joe S
Broomfield, CO
4/4/2010

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Romantic

Your Innkeepers Gwenn David And Randy Hodges are truely special! Not only have they done a splendid job redecorating this former boarding house they really know how to make you feel welcome. Their romantic package is a treat and a bargain. They went the extra mile never having even met us. Arranged last minute massages. Ask for "Kat" as a masseuse, if she is available. We are still enjoying the relaxation she imparted and its been over a week. Gwenn accommodated my spouse's food allergies at the last minute. No gluten, no dairy, no legumes. We enjoyed our stay and our conversations with Gwenn and Randy immensely and wish them and their guests only the best. Definitely one of our best Bed and Breakfast experiences. Mark A. and Helen P.
Mark Amrose
2/23/2010

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Charming victorian in primo locatio

Manitu is a lovely little town and the Avenue's location was perfect - right off the main fare, providing easy access to shops, restaurants and galleries. Gwen and Randy were very friendly and available to address any of our questions or needs. Gwen also serves a lovely breakfast. We stayed four days and had different breakfasts each day.
Jil Inghram
2/9/2010

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Nice and relaxing

Excelent food. Pleasant hosts. Cute town. Many beautiful sites to see.
Kimberly
7/6/2009

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Manitou Jewel

Manitou Jewel In our Colorado journeys, we stumbled upon the Avenue House, and what a treasure we found. We were greeted by the proprietor Gwen and her daughter Anna along with the aroma of freshly baked cookies and an offering of a glass of wine…need I say more? The home was absolutely lovely; the third B & B that we “lived” at in our travels, it was full of charm and coziness. We felt welcomed and at home for the next couple of nights. The place had fresh cut tulips and roses to make the rooms so alive. The claw tub was a dream to fill with bubbles and slip away to a different century! The home was spotless yet comfortable to cuddle on the couch and watch TV by the fireplace. The breakfast was scrumptious…I learned how to bake grapefruit; coming from Florida you would think I would have already tasted such a delicious treat. Quiche, baked muffins, freshly made juices, and all served on beautiful Victorian dishes. Everyone was very informative on the area and brought new ideas of fun things to do while we were there. We absolutely loved our time staying at the Avenue House, and it will live forever in our hearts as we relived the wonderful memories for years to come. Thank you for your generous hospitality! We miss Colorado and all the fine people we met there! Peace, Debra and Rick June 13, 2009
Debra Costello
6/13/2009

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Clean rooms, great food!

My girlfriend and I usually frequent Manitou Springs several times a year for the cool shops, the penny arcade and the Hungarian goulash served at the European Cafe. This time, we wanted to stay a couple of nights to get a few more attractions in and to be able to see everything we wanted without running out of time. I did a Google search and came up with a few different bed and breakfasts, but this particular site had some great photos of the rooms and was very reasonably priced. We met our host Gwenn on arrival and she was not only very accommodating, but was also an excellent cook. As the other reviews have stated, there were muffins, cookies, quiches, fruit with yogurt, etc. Everything was very delicious. I believe if you stayed in the B & B before last December, it's had a huge change in decor, according to the photos I've seen and it's a vast improvement. The location couldn't be better. You can find parking around the back and then downtown Manitou is literally right outside the front door. The Cog Railway to Pike's Peak is down a few blocks past several antique shops, art and photo galleries, eateries, and other cool shops like the RetroMoto toy store and Dulcimer music shop. Gwenn had plenty of brochures right outside of our room and we came across an ad for a wolf sanctuary that was only about half an hour away from our location. On a whim, we decided to visit and for a small donation of $10 per adult, we had an excellent time. Being able to come back to a clean, well decorated room made our visit one of the best times we've had in Manitou Springs. We love this area, so we'll definitely will be back and will definitely be staying here again.
Nhat Nguyen
Parker, CO
5/23/2009

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Wonderful Place to stay!

The Avenue Hotel was amazing!! My husband and I stayed there to celebrate our 1 year anniversary. The people were sweet and helpful and the room was beautiful and clean. I would definately recommend it to anyone who is planning a vacation in the Manitou Springs area!! Oh yeah, the breakfast was DELICIOUS!!!
Stephanie Loetscher
4/19/2009

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