Myu husband and and I stayed in the Hummingbird Cottage at the Agate Hill Bed & Breakfast for 4 nights in July. In a word charming! The cottage consisted of 4 rooms, a bedroom with a king size sleep number bed that was very comfortable, a second small bedroom/office, a living room with a wood burning stove, a full kitchen and a small, dated but efficient bathroom. There is an outside porch with chairs and a porch swing, which we used every day to enjoy the views. There is very strong wi-fi in the cottage. We loved our stay. Jon the Innkeeper made us feel very welcome and was very accommodating. We had an issue with the hot water on the 1st day and Jon took care of it right way making sure it was working perfectly. He really cares about the comfort of his guests. We’ve stayed at several other B&B’s over the years and hands down Jon’s breakfasts were the best we’ve ever had (homemade banana bread french toast --- yummm). Ask Jon for directions to where ever you’re going, he gave us perfect directions every time.
Make sure you stop at the Cliff House for a cheeseburger, we live in the NYC metro area and have access to great food, the Cliff House burger is one of the best I can remember having in a long time. We drove to Divide, Co. (about ½ an hour from Manitou) to visit the wolf sanctuary, a wonderful experience. Visited the Cliff Dwellings, a very interesting self-guided tour, that only takes an hour or two. Kids would love both of these attractions. We took the cog railroad up to Pikes Peak, which we enjoyed. Dress warmly, it’s very cold up there even in the summer. The scenery is breathtaking.
We would highly recommend this B&B if you’re visiting Manitou Springs and want a cozy and comfortable place to stay that is within walking distance to town.