Tuesday, January 22, 2013

FREE Dinner for Two in Manitou Springs



FREE Dinner for Two -  1892 Victoria's Keep is offering a FREE dinner for 2 with a two night stay in their private retreat nestled at the base of Pikes Peak.  Relax in the Royal Chambers Suite for a romantic getaway and enjoy a Jacuzzi tub for two, separate shower with rain shower head,  fireplace with sitting area, fine linens, and efficiency kitchen all within walking distance to downtown Manitou Springs!   The Manitou Incline will be open soon!
Choose from two local restaurants in town - The Stage Coach Inn or The Craftwood Inn.  Restrictions apply, not Valid Feb. 13, 14, 15, 16 or holiday weekends. Call today for more information and reservations at 719-685-5354. 1892 Victoria's Keep

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Haiti & Chilean Relief Fundraiser

Haiti and Chilean Relief Fundraiser
Stay at any of our bed and breakfast inns or cottages and help Haiti and Chilean earthquake survivors!

1892 Victoria's Keep Bed and Breakfast  located at the base of Pikes Peak in Manitou Springs is one of 10 Bed and Breakfast Inns, and Cottages participating in a Haiti and Chilean Relief Fundraiser and donating to the Red Cross to help. 1892 Victoria's Keep offers 6 beautifully appointed rooms, 4 suites offer jacuzzi tubs for two and fire places.  Share a romantic weekend with us and relax and rejuvenate.

Stay with any of the Authentic Inn bed and breakfasts or one of our cottages for the next two weekends, March 5th through March 7th, and March 12th through 13th and we will donate 10% of our your stay to help with the Haiti and Chiliean relief efforts.

Visit our website at www.victoriaskeep.com and check out our gorgeous rooms and suites and scrumptious breakfasts.  Stay in one of our cottages or the bed and breakfast inn and while enjoying a weekend getaway you'll also be sharing and helping others in need.

For other participating inns, Cabins and Cottages, see the Authentic Inns and Cottages of Pikes Peak website or call us at 800-905-5337

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Your Colorado Honeymoon and Romantic Getaway at Pikes Peak




At 1892 Victoria's Keep Bed & Breakfast we believe in Victorian romance with all the modern day amenities.  We are a Queen Ann Victorian built in 1892 with a fabulous wrap around porch to sip your lemonade or favorite beverage and slowly rock the time away if you wish.   Colorado vactions provides the perfect romantic getaway or honeymoon for any time of year.  Best of all is Manitou Springs at the base of  Pikes Peak, where you can enjoy numerous activities like horseback riding, hiking, biking and attractions.  Majestic mountain ranges and availability of comfy Bed and breakfasts and cabins make Colorado a romantic getaway location. Selecting to spend your honeymoon in Colorado affords a couple the romantic destination that also has a selection of exciting activities available.

Our romantic suites have Jacuzzi tubs for two, fireplaces and sitting areas for you to relax, rejuvenate, and exhilarate your senses.
Contact us for more information about a romantic stay or honeymoon.  We offer extra packages to ensure your romantic weekend or holiday is an experience that you will not forget.  Consider an in suite couples massage, chocolate covered strawberries, or a cheese and cracker basket.  Let us know how we can make your time together special.
Visit our website, we offer a real time reservation system to show our availability or contact us at 800-905-5337 for your personal reservation.   We can't wait to see you!



Friday, January 15, 2010

Mumbo Gumbo Cookoff and Carnivale Parade in Manitou Springs

February 13th bring another outstanding and colorful event the Mumbo Gumbo Cook-off and the Carnivale Parade.  First....Manitou Springs brings it's Fabulous Chefs together to compete with their secret recipes! Everyone can participate.  Gumbo begins cooking at 8:00 am.at Soda Springs Park.  Public tasting will follow the judging (10:45 am) 2 tastings for a dollar! There is no entry fee for contestants and winners will receive cash prizes and trophies. Competition is limited to 18 entries and; pre-registration is required. Contestant entry applications are due to the Manitou Chamber by 5 pm on Friday, February 5th. Immediately following the Mumbo Gumbo Cook-off is the Colorful Carnivale Parade is in Downtown.  Come visit and stay with us at www.victoriaskeep.com just 2 blocks from downtown!  Combine this fun event with your romantic Valentine's Day weekend!


Visit the King and Queen of our Mardi Gras event and all of the colorful costumes. 



Thursday, January 7, 2010

Fruit Cakes Flying in Manitou Springs Colorado

Fruitcakes are a Fly'n Again In Manitou Springs!


The 15th annual Great Fruitcake Toss returns to Manitou Springs and The High School Track - Saturday, January 9, 2010. The event is held the High School Track where Fruitcakes can fly, fly, fly!   Visit the Fruit Cake Man!
Registration begins at 9:30 am and the Competitions begin at 10 am.
Rules:
1. Participants should bring their own fruitcakes. Fruitcakes must contain glaceed fruits, nuts and flour. They cannot contain anything inedible. Fruitcakes will not be “taste tested”. Fruitcakes must be visible to the inspectors, no duct tape, foil, etc. All Fruitcakes will be examined by the “Fruitcake Toss Tech Inspectors.”
2. A limited number of fruitcakes will be available to rent for $1.00 if you were not fortunate enough to receive one of your own or if you were unable to find the time or recipe to bake one.
3. For the distance competitions there will be two weight classes:
Standard 2 pound only
Heavy Weight 4 pound only

There are categories to win -with your flying fruitcake:

The Fruitcake Launch - no motors, engines, gasoline, diesel, etc.) The maximum length of the hurling device will be 10 feet.

Pneumatics or air powered devices will be a separate competition.

Kids Toss - 3 age groups (3-5, 6-9, 10-12)
One Girl & One Boy winner in each age group. No weight classes for Fruitcake in Kids Toss.

The Fruitcake Toss - One person physically throwing a 1 pound fruitcake

Standard & Heavy Weight Division for distance - You must use a 2 pound fruitcake for the standard weight distance competition and a 4 pound fruitcake for the Heavy Weight distance competition.

Accuracy with Targets - Targets will be placed out in the park at distances of 75 feet, 125 feet and 175 feet at varying angles.


Come join in the fun and stay with us at 1892 Victoria's Keep Bed & Breakfast at the base of Pikes Peak Enjoy a full gourmet breakfast in the morning and enjoy the crisp January weather.  Make sure you dress warm!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Colorado Vacations and The Pikes Peak Cog Railway


Enjoy your Colorado vacation in the winter in Manitou Springs, Colorado and take a breathtaking ride on the Pikes Peak Cog Railway.

Some history regarding the Cog -- Zalmon Simmons, inventor and founder of the Simmons Beautyrest Mattress Company visited the Pikes Peak region in the late 1880's. Mr. Simmons rode to the summit of Pike's Peak on a mule. The grueling two day trip on a mule was the only way to reach the top in those days. Mr. Simmons was awed by the scenery but determined that the views should be experienced with more comfort in mind. He was relaxing in one of Manitou Springs' mineral baths after his return, when the owner of his Hotel mentioned the idea of a railway to the top. Mr. Simmons agreed with the concept and set out to raise the necessary capital needed to fund the venture.

On June 30th, 1891, the first train made it to the summit  carrying a church choir from Denver. A scheduled group of dignitaries had been turned back earlier by a rock slide around 12,000 feet. The railway was now operating.

Pikes Peak is one of Colorado's most famous mountains, where the song "America the Beautiful", was inspired from. Pikes Peak is at an elevation of 14,110 feet and one of the most accessible mountain peaks in the state of Colorado.



Spencer Penrose, the owner of The Broadmoor Hotel acquired the Railway in 1925 and efforts were started to build a compact, self-contained railcar, which could carry fewer passengers during the slow parts of the season and during the winter.


Today, hundreds of people board the train daily and make the summit to Pikes Peak. It's one of the "don't miss while you're here" activities to do. At the top you can see 360 degrees for hundreds of miles in all directions.

The Pikes Peak Cog Railway is only 5 blocks from 1892 Victoria's Keep Bed and Breakfast.  A Queen Ann Victorian with a wrap around porch with modern day ameneties.  Relax, rejuvenate and restore youselves in one of our unique suites complete with fireplaces and Jacuzzi tubs for two.  Enjoy your Colorado vacation just minutes from a variety of activities, shopping, dining and galleries.

Visit our website at www.victoriaskeep.com or call us for details at 800-905-5337 and begin your holiday today.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers of Colorado Conference in Golden, CO


We are in wonderful Golden, Co participating in the Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers of Colorado state conference. This is the 23rd annual conference and we had the largest group of aspiring innkeepers in attendance. A great group of vendors showed up to support the conference. We also had a fabulous set of guest speakers including Acorn Internet Services where we are all learning about the importance of social media.