Want to stay and play in Manitou Springs? The summer rains have left the mountains verdant, lush and inviting---a perfect setting for the upcoming High Altitude Happy Hour on Friday, August 28. A fundraiser for the Manitou Springs Economic Council, the event offers a combination of socializing, noshing and sightseeing, starting at the Cog Railway Depot and ending after a spectacular train ride to the summit of Pikes Peak.
“The event will begin with a reception hour at 4:15 in the Cog Railway Depot, and then will proceed to the train at 4:45,” says Kitty Clemens, Director of the Economic Development Council. “For $50 per person, guests will be treated to hors d’oeuvres and refreshments from the new Red Mountain Bar and Grill at the Cliff House, and wine tastings from D’Vine Wines of Manitou Springs.” Guests will also receive a special behind the scenes presentation from Cog Railway general manager, Spencer Wren. The train will arrive back at the Depot at 7:50 p.m. Door prizes will also be given away throughout the train ride up. For train schedule information go to: www.cograilway.com
The Colorado Springs Business Journal has come on board as a sponsor of the event, and will offer a special subscription rate to attendees of 1 year for $89. The offer includes a $10 Starbucks gift card, the CSBJ special report, “New Marketing” ($29.99 value), the Book of Leads and the CSBJ how-to-guide.
After the Happy Hour, participants are encouraged to extend their stay in Manitou Springs by dining to live music at the Red Mountain Bar and Grill at the historic Cliff House Hotel. This new addition to the Cliff House Hotel includes a fun new feature, the outdoor fire pit. A relaxed atmosphere and casual dining menu is offered. Reservations are not required. www.thecliffhouse.com/html/RedMountain.html
Advanced reservations for the special Cog train ride are required (call 685-9741) and because this event is a fundraiser, all tickets purchased may be taken as a tax deduction. Why not reward yourself with a relaxing evening of socializing and taking in the view from the Cog train?”