... and I'm a print reporter, so words are my life! Visiting from Seattle, I stayed here for just one night near the end of an 11-day trip through Colorado. A solo traveler, I reserved the Rose Room, and because that was the case, Sherry said that she didn't book the other room for that night -- so I had the entire downstairs to myself.
This is not your ordinary 'downstairs.' It has a huge living room area, small kitchen, which includes a mini fridge stocked with soft drinks (50 cents on the honor system), fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies, and a big pitcher of ice water, glasses, and utensils. It also has a large common bathroom area (for when both rooms are booked) and ... ready for this? ... a small movie theater, complete with a large selection of movies, popcorn, and even an old-style poster marquee with flashing lights and a 'Gone with the Wind' poster inside! There's also acccess to a computer room, complete with printer for things such as airline boarding passes or a Mapquest printout.
In addition, there's a huge guidebook on the coffee table that Sherry and Ken put together -- anything and eveything you could want to know about the area.
I'm not kidding when I tell you that I spent probably 20 minutes walking around just trying to take in all of this. Don't ask me how many times I said to myself, 'This is absolutely incredible.'
Then, after sleeping very well, there's breakfast the next morning. It starts with fruit, then a small plate of veggies and meat (kind of like antipasto), then waffles and cranberry biscuits. I'm not a coffee drinker, but there was plenty of OJ.
Finally, Sherry and Ken are the most down-to-earth people you'd want to meet -- he's a high school teacher, she's a music teacher, and both are professional musicians.
For the $95 (including tax) that I paid for the Rose Room, it was by far the best value of my trip and one of the best values of any trip I've taken. The home is in a very quiet cul-de-sac (just one other house there), and you will have to drive to any of the numerous sights or to downtown. But it's well worth it.
There's plenty that I didn't get to see in the Springs because of my short time there. So I have two big reasons to return: to see more sights, and to spend a couple more nights at Music Notes.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Imagine yourself in a very private location at the foot of Pikes Peak, waking up to the quiet sounds of deer feeding, foxes relaxing in the afternoon sun, bird song and squirrel twitter. Experience panoramic views of the city and all the beauty among the Rockies, fragrant pines and abundant scrub oaks, while being only 10 minutes to most of the tourist attractions of the Pikes Peak region.In Colorado Springs, when looking for a Colorado experience for your private getaway, look first at the MusicNotes B & Bb!Enjoy a stay at our home in the Rockies, featuring private entrance, large suite-like areas for relaxing, nightly movies and popcorn in our custom decorated theater, gourmet breakfasts and unmatched hospitality. ... more less