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“Loved Agate Hill!!! Can't wait to go back!”
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Agate Hill Inn
Philadelphia, PA
1 review
“Loved Agate Hill!!! Can't wait to go back!”
Reviewed 2 January 2009

Every moment of the experience at Agate Hill was wonderful! From my first phone call to the Bed and Breakfast I knew I would be in good hands. The Hummingbird Cottage was described to me over the phone in very accurate detail. John, the owner, asked me what I was looking for and helped find the best fit for our group. We were a couple and a single and it worked out perfectly to stay in the charming two bedroom cottage. There was full kitchen and sitting area. There was a claw-foot tub, which was a dream with plenty of hot water. They have a special set-up so there is never a loss of hot water. Everything was thought out beforehand; from the towelwarmer in the bathroom to the fresh coffee beans with grinder and maker in the kitchen. They had cable tv and could set your own temperature with the gas stove! There were even dvds to watch and bed warmer/ firmness settings on the kingsize bed! We chose what time we wanted breakfast the next morning and it was delectable. Belgian Waffles with fresh strawberries, kiwi, and pears...,mmmmm goood!!!! Costa Rican coffee and juice too! John made calls for us about nearby tourist attractions and drew us a map for a great scenic drive! It was so charming, with a GREAT view of the mountains!!!! There were several gardens and a bench in the front to watch the view! We all felt so at home and cannot wait to go back! I would reccommend this B&B with the highest reccommendation!!!!!!! We will never forget our stay there!!!

  • Liked — Privacy and Charm
  • Stayed January 2009, travelled with friends
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Littleton, Colorado
Level 4 Contributor
5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2008

We stayed at the Agate Hill for my birthday. We booked the Garden Cottage. We noticed it "smelled" funny imediately upon entering. Sort of an old musty smell. The parking situation was bad - not for anyone who drives a large vehicle or truck. The bed upstairs was a select comfort bed. My husband and I both thought it was awful!! We tried every setting and could not escape horrible back pain. It really was no different than sleeping on an air mattress. We stayed for 2 nights and could hardly stand the bed. We also noticed that when we left for dinner (or shopping) the inn keeper entered our cottage and left notes for us. We found that rather creepy. The inn keeper also spent a great deal of time rummaging through the storage area which was attached to the cottage! We felt like we had no privacy. He was constantly walking past our cottage and peeking in! We went out to sit in the hot tub on the veranda and felt "watched" out there as well....The first morning the breakfast we had was wonderful! His partner was not in town so he cooked for us and it was delicious. He made merlot infused grapefruit and banana caramel pecan pancakes. Really good!! I e-mailed him for the recipes and he never replied. We didn't stay for the second breakfast - we just wanted to get out of there.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — horrible beds, lack of privacy
  • Stayed October 2004, travelled as a couple
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denver
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 20 August 2007

Very lovely gardens, clean, nice walking distance to dinner and shops, delicious breakfast!! Sleep number beds are the best while renting a place you are unfamiliar with as well.

  • Liked — cleanliness, comfort and accesibility to town
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed August 2006, travelled as a couple
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Thank cofam
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Alexandria, VA
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2007

On the positive side, it's clear that the gardens are where the owner's heart lies. They are gorgeous. On the negative -- I was expecting Nantucket and it was more like Maine summer camp: loose door handles, tiny enclosed porch made over into a bedroom, one wastebasket for the whole first floor, vines rioting through the window into the bedroom. The owner wasn't there when we arrived and we were let into our room by a "Chinese intern" with minimal English. The Garden Cottage is up a steep flight of steps behind the main house. The owner is a nice guy and fixed the non-working WIFI and A/C promptly but at $175. a night plus tax, I expected more.

  • Liked — the gardens
  • Disliked — tiny rooms
  • Stayed July 2007, travelled with family
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Rockville, Maryland
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2007

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Agate Hill Inn cottage. There are three attached cottages and a beautifully restored victorian home on the property off of a quiet residential street, walking distance from main street. The cottages share a long beautiful porch with rocking chairs overlooking a fantastic picture perfect flower garden. Our cottage had 2 bedrooms, a sitting room, a kitchenette and a bathroom with a claw foot tub. Decor was absolutely perfect: romantic shabby chic with fine attention to details and lovely artwork. The cottage had everything we could possibly want during our 4 night stay. Gourmet breakfast was served each morning at the victorian main house. The host was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. We highly recommend this B&B.

  • Stayed June 2007, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 May 2004

Agate Hill Inn is a wonderful place to stay in the Pikes Peak area. Wonder cottages situated in lovely gardens with moutain views. The breakfasts that Chef Ken creates wonderful. The innkeepers have a fantastic knowledge of the area. We have stayed twice, and will visit again!

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Property: Agate Hill Inn
Address: 103 Cave Ave, corner of Spencer and Cave Avenues, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-1719
Region: United States > Colorado > El Paso County > Manitou Springs
Amenities:
Kitchenette
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Ranked #7 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Manitou Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 20

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