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402 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, CO 80829
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We won a two night stay at Blue Skies Inn and absolutely loved our stay. The room was very comfortable and well decorated. We were happy to find a nice selection of movies already in the room upon our arrival. Breakfast is amazing, hot and delivered to your door. And, we enjoyed a quiet evening in the hot tub. I... More 

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BlueSkiesInn, Owner at Blue Skies Inn, responded to this review

We donated a two night stay at Blue Skies Inn to a Habitat for Humanity fund-raising event. It was delightful to see who the top bidder was for their "Outrageous Weekend!" prize. It's always fun to win the hearts of new guests, and we look forward to seeing Amanda again. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our first stay at Blue Skies was in 2011, and we have been going back every year for our anniversary. We live in the area and had passed the Blue Skies arch many times, and decided to give it a try. We could only spend one night, and it was a spur of the moment decision. Sally and Mike accommodated... More 

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BlueSkiesInn, Owner at Blue Skies Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review - the best compliment is when our guests return again and again! We are happy that our guests discovered our historic downtown with its great one-of-a-kind shops. It's a short walk to many charming restaurants for lunch and dinner as well as numerous brew pubs. We're an arts and crafts community, too, so there are... More 

Boulder, Colorado, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

My wife, Marcia, and I have enjoyed the Blue Skies Inn twice. The first time was about 8 years ago, and the second time was this October. Both trips were very satisfying, but the place just keeps getting better. Sally and Mike have developed the grounds and the walkways on the wild back side of the cottages masterfully, which makes... More 

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BlueSkiesInn, Owner at Blue Skies Inn, responded to this review

We are passionate gardeners, and it is fun to show our latest project to returning guests. We enjoy building little bridges and walkways among our shady gardens, and it's even more fun to share those gardens with guests. We often find our guests enjoying breakfast by our waterfalls, listening to the birds and observing our wildlife. Thanks for returning! More 

Mamaroneck, New York
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3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We stayed in the Dot Matrix room for 3 nights while visiting Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak area in a fun fall family vacation. My wife and kids (13 and 10) comfortably fit in the suite. Sally and Mike were very accommodating and the grounds are lovely. It's a great location. Breakfast was super yummy - especially the muffins. And... More 

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BlueSkiesInn, Owner at Blue Skies Inn, responded to this review

Our inn was built to be super sound-insulated, so we welcome families and anyone who wants some restful privacy. All of the rooms have a different decorative theme, so there is something for everyone. Our Dot Matrix suite is inspired by Africa, and it has lots of tiger stripes and leopard spots - sort of like standing in the middle... More 

Canterbury, New Hampshire, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

My son and I stayed for three days at the Blue Skies Inn and found Sally and Mike down to earth and wonderful people. The Indian Rock Artist 1 room was funky and so unique. The breakfasts in a basket was also wonderful. I highly recommend this quaint and comfortable inn if you are in the Manitou Springs area. We... More 

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BlueSkiesInn, Owner at Blue Skies Inn, responded to this review

We really enjoy visiting with our guests and helping them find fun things to do that will interest them. We think of all of our guests as our new friends, and we even swapped gardening tips with this mom and son. We'll be exchanging email when our respective daffodils and tulips come up next Spring! More 

Olathe, Kansas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We traveled from Kansas to Colorado to enjoy the fall aspen turning yellow and had a wonderful at Blue Skies Inn . Sally and Mike are so nice, hospitable people, it makes you feel grateful to have meet them! Breakfast is absolutely good, from ingredients used, cooking and serving. Couldn't have asked for anything better! Our stay was blessed with... More 

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BlueSkiesInn, Owner at Blue Skies Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice compliments on our wholesome breakfasts. We bake from scratch, just like our pioneer great-grandmother did way back in 1872. Since we start with basic ingredients for every breakfast, we can easily alter the recipes for those who have special dietary needs. As an example, we bake sensational almond or rice muffins with no wheat/gluten, and we... More 

Lincoln
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We are going back for our fourth or fifth time. Our goal is to, eventually, stay in every room. Must experience it to really believe it. Make time to get there. Can't wait to get there in October. Great things to do in the entire area. Garden of The Gods free. What a fine idea.

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BlueSkiesInn, Owner at Blue Skies Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for coming back so many times. It's fun for us to hear our guests' review of each whimsically themed suite. We are happy to explain the inspiration of each room's decor and how it was painted or created. We'll happily share our faux painting techniques and give all of the construction and decorative advice that our guests want. For... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We had a wonderful stay at the Blue Skies Inn, which provided a welcome restful space even though it is walking distance to many restaurants and shops. It was the perfect place to unwind after days of traveling and touring, and waking up in the beautiful setting was glorious. Our children found the garden, with its waterfall and hidden nooks,... More 

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BlueSkiesInn, Owner at Blue Skies Inn, responded to this review

We have to admit it, we are especially fond of our child guests. It's fun to see our inn through their eyes. While most B & B's are not suited for children, we have enjoyed creating features that they enjoy. From our quiet, well-insulated suites to the spacious areas that we have built for families, we have children's comfort and... More 

Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

If you would enjoy having a delicious breakfast served right to your door in a picnic basket and not even have to get dressed to dine, then this is the place to stay. Great Location, close to downtown Manitou Springs, Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak. The inn keepers are friendly and accommodating. The Blue Skies Inn was a... More 

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BlueSkiesInn, Owner at Blue Skies Inn, responded to this review

Oh yes, we _are_ in a great location! When we bought the land eighteeen years ago, many neighbors stopped by to say that they always liked the property, too, but didn't know what to build here. The 1872 carriage house is close to a stream on a shaded 2 1/2 acres at the base of Pikes Peak. It was a... More 

Denver
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

You can get away from it all without going very far at all -- if you choose to stay at the Blue Skies Inn. My husband and I wanted a really special place for our 6th wedding anniversary. But we didn't have a lot of time and we didn't want to go very far. In Manitou Springs, Colorado, on the... More 

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BlueSkiesInn, Owner at Blue Skies Inn, responded to this review

We thank our guest for her compliment on our cooking skilsl. Our response is always, "in eighteen years, we've baked over half a million muffins, and that's a lot of practice." Yes, we actually did the math: 500,000 muffins plus. So if a warm, plump Blue Skies Inn muffin measures 3 1/2" tall, how many muffins does it take to... More 

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Address: 402 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, CO 80829
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Location: United States > Colorado > El Paso County > Manitou Springs
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Number of rooms: 10

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