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“Blue Skies -- great for quiet getaway!!”

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Blue Skies Inn Bed and Breakfast Hotel
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Denver, CO
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“Blue Skies -- great for quiet getaway!!”
Reviewed 29 July 2005

My husband and I stayed 2 nights at Blue Skies Inn in May 2005 for an anniversary getaway ----- (the two little ones stayed with Nana and Papa). We live in the South Denver Metro area, but still felt like we "got away" (about an hour + 15 min drive from our home). I hadn't been to Manitou Springs since I was little but really enjoyed walking through the little town on our second day, bought a great hat, had a great deli sandwich... but don't expect a lot from the town, except several fun, eclectic shops.

Blue Skies was great, just off the highway "literally" but still very quiet and quaint. The building are all new-build last 10 years or so? not a "refurbished house", and the best part is the size of each room, you get a queen bed (very comfy) very large extra sitting area with day bed, table and chairs, small front porch w/ table and chairs, fridge, coffee pot w/ teas, cocoa, etc... and large bathrooms with amazing tile work that the owner paints and installs herself. Tons of colored tiles on every surface. Each room has a DVD/VCR and they have a library of over 700 movies to borrow from.

They bring your breakfast (very yummy) in a basket to your door at a specified time each morning !!! No dining room to have to head to. They say you can eat in the lovely garden area too...we didn't choose to. The only drawback is there is really no choice of what you get, but we received a great egg-spinach fritatta (sp?), fresh fruit, fresh-baked muffins, fresh OJ and coffee and milk (no meat like bacon... which I do love on weekends) but the food was yummy and we were not hungry afterwards!

I recommend you peruse their website and choose the right room b/c they are all decorated and many are over the top, so make sure you can stand it for a couple of days. Great service and staff/owners...very friendly and can recommend things to do/places to go.

If you are new to Colorado you should see Garden of the Gods (take a 1/2 day or day and hike, explore, ride horses) it's awesome!! We enjoyed a fantastic dinner ($$$) at the Cliff House (restaurant at the hotel) but I would not pay the extra money to stay there, very crowded and smallish (B&B is 5 minutes from there at most). Young kids will Love "Santa's workshop at the North Pole" it's an olde-style amusement park.

Blue Skies Inn has a nice hot tub in a gazebo out under the stars, very nice, but no other extra amenities. We will return --- Enjoy!

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BlueSkiesInn, Owner at Blue Skies Inn Bed and Breakfast Hotel, responded to this review, 5 December 2014
Oh, we are indeed colorful. We think "over the top" is a compliment - we are an antidote to beige and white lodging rooms everywhere on the Planet. Just look at our website photos to see the decor of each suite, and you'll be sure to find one that suits you best.
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Property: Blue Skies Inn Bed and Breakfast Hotel
Address: 402 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-2303
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Region: United States > Colorado > El Paso County > Manitou Springs
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Manitou Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on 2.5 secluded acres with year round stream and surrounded by hillsides of trees at the base of Pikes Peak. Our quaint village of Gothic Revival architecture holds ten unique 3-room suites handpainted by an artist. Spacious tiled bathrooms with tubs and enormous showers. Dine in our hidden garden courtyard or we'll deliver a full breakfast to enjoy in your sunny sitting room. Enjoy a romantic retreat, family vacation or garden wedding. Free off-street parking close to your room. ... more   less 

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