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.
- 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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