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Blue Skies Inn Bed and Breakfast Hotel
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

We had our wedding at the Blue Skies Inn and we returned for our 1 year anniversary. Sally and Mike run the property with military precision and they really care about their guests. The grounds and rooms are exquisite and the food is wonderful. We will be back.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Petitepets
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BlueSkiesInn, Owner at Blue Skies Inn Bed and Breakfast Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2014

How fun - we love the statement about "running the property with military precision" because that compliment comes from a Lt. Colonel! She was a bride here last year, and we have fond memories of her wedding. She's one of our guests whom we follow on facebook!

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Reviewed 12 July 2013

We booked this room for a fun experience for our children. The man Mike was super rude. Not a child friendly place at all. At 7 pm he was overwhelmed when he saw we had children and said first off that we were going to have to cancel with $100 cancellation fee. Otherwise pay $25 per child in addition. There was rule after rule after rule. Mike really thinks he is something and could not have been more unwelcoming to us. We stayed one night and cancel the other. Rooms were not comfy and odd to say the least. Not worth the money at all. Breakfast was tasteless, very plain not worth the money.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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BlueSkiesInn, Owner at Blue Skies Inn Bed and Breakfast Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2013

There are several issues in this review that was probably written in anger. We listen carefully to guest feedback, but we have no way to make this stay into what the guest wanted - three extra, unannounced guests at no charge.

Our online booking software has a box to mark the number of guests, and the number that the guest chose was two. This little family of five arrived late in the day to a suite that was prepared for only two guests. We printed the online booking to show the sentences that relate to extra guests, but we did not ask the guests for a cancellation payment that is also part of the booking form. We politely offered to refund the entire amount of the booked two day stay with no cancellation penalty or fees. We also offered to make additional beds in order to accommodate the children if the parents chose to stay for one night with one child sleeping in the parents' bed with them. We gave this little family one free child in the suite.

We prepare a nutritious breakfast baked from scratch (we don't use baking mixes), and it is delivered as room service to each suite in a big picnic basket. That way, guests can eat leisurely and in their jammies if they wish. Other guests rave about our steaming egg dishes, toasty hot muffins, and fresh fruit accompanied by coffee, juice and milk. Our breakfasts are nutritious for children _and_ adults, are not overly heavy on sugar, and have no trans fats in them. There are no surprise ingredients or preservatives. We happily share our recipes so our guests will know what is in each muffin.

We receive all guests graciously, but perhaps this mother did not consider all of the conditions of our inn that caused her anger. Our suites, while very large, do not accommodate five guests in a manner that makes us comfortable. That's right, "that makes *us* comfortable." To be a member of the Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers of Colorado, an innkeeper signs an agreement to provide A Bed for Every Head. That means that extra people in a room will not be sleeping on the floor in front of the egress door if an emergency should arise. Safety is paramount here, and just one accident involving a child would ruin our seventeen years of happy innkeeping.

We are sorry that this guest didn't recognize our concern for the safety of her children and any children who stay at our inn. We are one of the few inns in our area that welcomes children, and we cater to them with several fun suite interiors and kid-friendly breakfasts. Extra guests do have an impact on our inn, and we do charge $25 per extra guest. That, too, is on the online booking form and on the emailed confirmation, so the fee will not be a surprise when a guest arrives. We take innkeeping seriously. If many guests are visiting instead of two, we want to have their suite ready to welcome them.

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Reviewed 9 July 2013

We enjoyed seeing the deer and her fawn at check in. Then the walk to town was peaceful and the town was fun. Breakfast delivered in a picnic basket was delicious with fresh baked muffins, a hot egg casserole and fresh fruit. We would definitely recommend staying here.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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BlueSkiesInn, Owner at Blue Skies Inn Bed and Breakfast Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2014

We are a fun little walk to the shopping area of downtown. Our inn is situated back from Manitou Avenue on a shady streamside property. It is officially two blocks to "where the shops start", and there is a wonderful park along the way. Sometimes our guests walk to one of the many restaurants downtown, and there are many brew pubs as well, each with brewmasters on the property to explain their brews. Every suite at the inn has a book with a list of restaurants - we'll help you find a favorite!

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Reviewed 2 July 2013 via mobile

Stayed here before and loved it. Have come back several years later, and although the inn looks older, the rooms are still beautiful, and the breakfast is wonderful. This comes piping hot to your door at 8:30AM. Location is prime for sightseeing like Piles Peak and Garden of the Gods. Would highly recommend.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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BlueSkiesInn, Owner at Blue Skies Inn Bed and Breakfast Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2014

Our exterior paint colors were chosen to complement the color of our surroundings - a lovely shade of red sandstone. Colorado sun is hard on paint, so we recently repainted everything with SW Emerald paint. While we won't post a long testimonial here about the wonderfulness of that glorious paint, stop by to see how amazing it looks. Guests are asking if our eighteen year-old inn is new!

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Reviewed 26 May 2013

We stayed at Blue Skies for Valentine's day and enjoyed the experience so much that we decided to get married there as well. We went back mid-May and had our wedding which ended up being everything we could have hoped for. Sally and Mike made everything perfect and went way above and beyond to help the children enjoy the wedding experience as well. We adore this Inn and hope to visit again and again in the future! Thank you so much Sally and Mike!

Shawn and Janine Warnock

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Janine W
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BlueSkiesInn, Owner at Blue Skies Inn Bed and Breakfast Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2014

This comment is just one of our Stories of Romance at the inn. We'd like to take a little credit for a Valentine's Day stay so wonderful that it led to marriage. (deep bow) We hope this couple will come back from their new posting on the East Coast for another trip here some day.

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