Thursday, July 19, 2012

Old Town GuestHouse

If you haven't been to Colorado Springs you haven't been to Colorado.

Balance Rock @ GoG
  The Pikes Peak area is the birth place of the state of Colorado.  Starting before the Westward movement of the white man the Garden of the Gods was a major meeting place for Indian tribes as they moved between their summer and winter camps.  The first white settlers established what is now known as Rock Ledge Ranch in the shadow of these spectacular red rock formations.


'Old' Colorado City
  'Old' Colorado City (the Old Town part of Colorado Springs) grew up serving the settlers moving West, the gold miners digging their fortune out of the hills around Cripple Creek, and the railroad workers bringing 'civilization' to the frontier.  This town was the Territorial seat and the first state capital (until they moved it to Denver) and today boasts over 100 boutiques, galleries, antique shops, jewelry stores and the Old Town GuestHouse (the only lodging in this historic district).  These businesses and the nine wonderful restaurants now cater to the shopping and dining needs of locals and tourists from around the world.

Manitou Springs
  Just down the road is Manitou Springs, built by the railroad in the late 1800's this community was, even then, a tourist destination.  Mineral springs can still be found along the main street and in the city parks, the water is drinkable and makes a mean lemonade.  Manitou Springs is the home of the Cave of the Winds, Miramont Castle and the Emma Crawford Coffin Races.  The Cog Railway leaves from Manitou Springs and takes visitors who don't want to drive the winding road to the 14,110 ft. summit of this spectacular mountain.  On the way up you'll pass through pine forests and possibly see several kinds of wild life.  From the top, on a clear day, you can see five states.

Old Town GuestHouse
  So we invite you to come and visit our little corner of the world.  The GuestHouse offers contemporary accommodations featuring rooms with private Hot Tubs or Steam Showers, fireplaces, balconies with Pike Peak and Garden of the Gods views sandwiched between a wine/beer evening reception and a gourmet three course breakfast.  In the heart of Old Colorado City we stand apart.

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