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“Onaledge at Red Crags.” 5 of 5 stars
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302 El Paso Blvd., Manitou Springs, CO 80829   |  
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“Onaledge at Red Crags.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2007

We spent the last 3 nights of our 3 week holiday at the Historic Onaledge B&B, part of the Red Crags group of B&Bs.
On arrival there was no one at the house for us to check in but there was a note on the door and we were 2 hours early. When we arrived back at 3pm we were met by a young man and eventually Kelly, our hostess for the next few days. We were given a quick tour of the communal areas and shown to our accomodations, the wonderful Red Crags room.
The room was huge, with a massive bed that was wonderfully comfortable, seating area with 2 armchairs and a large flat screen TV. The bathroom was lovely with a beautiful roll top bath.
Kelly had told us we could use the fridge off the dining area and help ourselves to sodas from it too, aswell as tea and coffee. Our room was tended to each day when we were out and one evening we had bought some wine and came back the next day to find wine glasses had been left for us..

The house was very quiet and in a beautiful location. We found ourselves drinking a beer in the fantastic hot tub later that night and the following 2 nights!!!

Breakfast was superb. Not only was the food delicious (Kelly was very sympathetic to my husbands dietary requirements) but the portions were huge and it was a wonderful social occasion. We spent well over an hour chatting with our fellow housemates each day. We also got a different gourmet breakfast on a daily basis too.

We had dinner at The Craftwood Inn on our final night. The restaurant is located next door and you can walk through the adjoining gate. The food here is exquisite and well worth every penny.

We really enjoyed our stay at Onaledge and would highly recommend it to anyone visiting the Pikes Peak region.

  • Liked — The wonderful setting, the delicious breakfasts, the beautiful room and our lovely hostess, Kelly.
  • Disliked — Nothing.
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Berea, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2007

Stayed at the Red Crags Inn at Onaledge in June after spending a long time deciding on what was the best place to stay while on vacation out there. The property is beautiful and the house impressive, but there were a few frustrating things that occurred.

Originally, I was told that a reservation had been received but that it was not a confirmation. As the date of vacation drew closer, I attempted to confirm by phone -- but no one ever answered any phone, despite a number being given that was supposed to be a direct link to a person. I ran into a similar problem when I arrived in Manitou Springs and needed precise directions. No one answered any phone and I wound up having to ask shopkeepers in the city for directions.

Once there, we seemed to have to look for someone to get checked in, and there really wasn't anyone that was readily available to answer questions. The power went out at one point, and I had to walk around the estate looking for someone to respond. Info given on the registration form about dietary restrictions became irrelevant, and the "enormous" breakfast advertised on the website was a typical fare.

A nice place with a great view, but a little bit too much of a free for all and uncertainty.

Stayed June 2007
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redcrags, General Manager at Red Crags Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, May 10, 2012
We have done so much to improve based on your input and trust other comments will confirm this fact. Thank you for input and we look forward to serving you again!
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Bayfield, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2006

My Husband and I were married at the Red Crags on January 1st 2006. We arrived with our families on December 31st and stayed until January 2nd. Everything was great! All of our guests had a fabulous time. The rooms were unique and beautiful. Lynn acted as Innkeeper and she was terrific! Thanks again, The Nabers.

  • Stayed December 2005
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2006

My husband and I just returned from a two-night stay at the Red Crags, and we were completely satisfied in every respect. The location of the inn is absolutely breathtaking - you can see Pike's Peak and Garden of the Gods easily from many rooms as well as the garden. The inn is very historic and Teddy Roosevelt once stayed there (there's a picture in the parlor).

We were welcomed by Gordon, the bell boy, who showed us where everything was and explained a lot about the history of the place. He was very professional.

We stayed in the Cherub room, which is really a kind of suite consisting of a living room with a sofa, fireplace, and large desk, and an alcove with the king sized feather bed. The bathroom is attached, and while it didn't have a tub (just a shower), it was beautifully appointed. This room is on the second floor, was spotlessly clean and very quiet.

For breakfast each day we were offered hot dishes, like French toast, sausage, and frittata, as well as fresh fruit, cereal, muffins, and bagels. Everything was delicious, and it was such a treat to eat at the large, formal dining room table!

During the rest of the day there were always snacks and drinks in the pantry, and you were welcome to take as much as you wanted. Wine was available in the evenings. Brett, the innkeeper, made us feel completely at home, and was accessible to handle potential problems at any time of day or night. (There were none.)

Red Crags is a top-notch B&B, and we will definitely return.

  • Stayed June 2006
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2006

BEWARE! DO NOT GET MARRIED HERE, DO NOT EVEN STAY HERE! THE INNKEEPER IS A VERY UNPLEASANT AND AN EXTREMELY UNPROFESSIONAL INDIVIUAL. He made a lot of promises and then went back on them. He would show up make demands then leave, all WHILE THE WEDDING WAS GOING ON. It was very obvious that he only cared about his needs, and they are all unreasonable. The main staff member, Lynn, is a lovely person. She is very good at her job. However, Brett Maddox, the innkeeper, treats her terribly. No wonder she is leaving for another job at twice the salary and half the hours. In short, he ruined what would have been an otherwise happy and memorable day. Towards the end of the day, he demanded more money. An end time of 10PM was agreed upon, however, he showed up at 830PM and said the wedding was suppose to be over at 7pm and he would now start charging $75 per each ½ hour the wedding continued. There were still guests there!!! Look elsewhere, it’s not worth the trouble to deal with such a horrible person.

Stayed June 2006
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Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2005

This was our first stay at a bed and breakfast, and we found the Red Crags to be an excellent facility. The suite was spacious, and the feather bed was luxurious. The management was very gracious when we checked in and throughout our stay. We enjoyed the evening refreshments, the lovely breakfast, and the company of the other guests.

  • Stayed July 2005
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2005

Brett and his staff are top notch! We stayed for eight days and these people did everything in their power to make our stay just a truly wonderful experience. They went way out of heir way to make my teenage son feel as though he were king of their castle. Place is simply magnificent and the location is nothing short of amazing. Saw wildlife roam freely on the property every day we stayed. I actually went downstairs one morning around 8:00 AM and came face to face with a female deer standing right at the side entrance door. If there was one drawback to the trip it would be that Brett is a Dallas Cowboys fan. I still have hope that he will see the light and become a STEELER fan. We will most certainly look these people up on our next trip out west. Thanks a bunch Brett and the Red Crags staff.

  • Stayed July 2005
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 302 El Paso Blvd., Manitou Springs, CO 80829
Location: United States > Colorado > El Paso County > Manitou Springs
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Manitou Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our historic 1874 B&B located in Manitou Springs, Colorado offers style and elegance for Pikes Peak area visitors. Continuing a long tradition of hospitality, Red Crags Bed & Breakfast Inn's renown spans more than 100 years. Serving as a bed and breakfast since 1989, this celebrated 4-story Victorian manor envelopes the discerning guest in a time of beauty and impeccable atmosphere. The main house of the inn is more than 7,000 square feet and presides over a 2-acre estate overlooking Manitou Valley. From the B&B, Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak, and Garden of the Gods may be seen, providing the guest with a unique perspective of the area. Stepping inside the manor is like stepping back in time. The main floor common area is characterized by lovingly preserved antiques, hardwood floors, and soaring ceilings. Gather around the fireplace for some conversation in the parlor, which also features a large bar and antique piano. On a sunny day, take some time to relax in the solarium and enjoy views of the surrounding mountains and Pikes Peak. A rare cherry wood Eastlake fireplace is the focal point of the formal dining room. All guestrooms are appointed with king-size beds with additional amenities as wood or gas-burning fireplaces, jetted tubs, antique ball and claw tubs or other aspects unique to providing our guests with live history.Outside, sit on the covered decks or walk through the beautifully landscaped grounds and gardens. You can relax by the gurgling brook. Meander to the bluff and take in the best view of the Manitou Valley. Beneath the Colorado blue skies, our air is clean and clear virtually every day of the year. ... more   less 

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