328 El Paso Blvd , Manitou Springs, CO 80829 USA (Show map)


Red Crags Estates contains three magnificent historic mansions, Red Crags Bed & Breakfast(1874), Rockledge Country Inn and Bed & Breakfast at Historic Onaledge(both 1912). Romantic weekend, beautiful wedding and reception, family reunion or business meeting, Red Crags Estates professionally and personally attends to all of the details. Stroll the six acres that are prominently situated above the Manitou Valley with unique views of Pikes Peak, Manitou Valley, Garden of the Gods and the city of Colorado Springs. High Ceilings, hardwood floors and beautiful antiques predominate. It is a place to lose yourself somewhere in time. Walk through the beautifully landscaped grounds, or sit and relax in the outdoor hot tubs.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Loved it !

5 on October 26, 2015

We loved our stay in the carriage house, would recommend for anyone visiting Colorado Springs that this is the place to stay....wonderful The Bowmans

Fabulous Bed and Breakfast

5 on July 12, 2015

Everything was first rate. Staff friendly and courteous, the breakfasts were delicious. Great views of mountains also. I heartily recommend this place.

Beautiful rooms and location

5 on May 02, 2015

We had a great time here. Beautiful rooms and landscape. Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak are right in your backyard. Brett spoiled us with great service and good food. We'd love to come back again.

Innkeeper Response
We look forward to hosting you again in the near future!

Still dreaming about.

4.8 on March 02, 2015

This review is long overdue we stayed here in Sept 2014 and I am still thinking about this place. The breakfast was amazing and still has my mouth watering. The house was beautiful and welcoming just like the staff. The room we stayed in had access to the back patio and double headed shower we consider this nice touches to our stay. When searching for a place to stay I recommend you stop looking here and book the reservation you wont regret it.

Innkeeper Response
We are so thankful you enjoyed your stay in the L'Abris Room at Rockledge Country Inn. Red Crags Estates continuously strives to achieve just such response. Thank you!

The "French Toast" LOL!

5 on December 09, 2014

LOL!... Yeah it wasn't the "Waffles" LOL, and it wasn't the "Pancakes" LOL! Oh but Bretts "French Toast" that was worth kicking my "husband" to the curb for! Well that and the motorcycle rides from the fine young man working at Mister money. LOL!

Innkeeper Response
Our goal is to ensure you do not need lunch after our breakfasts! French Toast with extra vanilla and pure maple of my favorites! Thank you for your complimentary message and we look forward to serving you again very soon!

Beautiful property....

5 on September 29, 2014

My son and I stayed at the Onaledge on Sunday, September 21. The house was beautiful and we enjoyed learning about it's history and it's "permanent" guests. Brett was great, so friendly and helpful....and he makes an awesome french toast. I would definately stay there again and next time I'll bring my husband to share the romantic views with me.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for these encouraging words. "Casper and friends" definitely enjoy having guests visit our Bed & Breakfast at Historic Onaledge. Looking for that paranormal visit, seeking love and romance or the historical aspects? We look forward to hosting your visit at Red Crags Estates.

Christopher and Jennifer's Wedding

5 on September 26, 2014

We just had our wedding at the Red Crags estate. I can honestly say that it was an amazing experience. There are so many reasons I would recomend this to anyone wanting a venue for a wedding, anniversary or even just a relaxing getaway. Not only is Pikes Peak a fantastic backdrop for a ceremony, all of the grounds here are enchantingly beautiful and make for some great wedding photos. Before deciding on the Spindletop suite, we were able to see many of the rooms they have here and we believe any of them would have made our wedding night unique. Plus, Brett, Susan and all of the staff were extremely accomadating to our needs even a couple of the last minute changes we needed to make. Thank you all so very much. We will see for our anniversary.

Mike & Jill's Wedding

5 on September 09, 2014

We had our wedding at Rockledge Inn at the Red Crags Estates. It was fantastic! Not only were the Bed and Breakfast and the mountain views beautiful, but we were able to have our rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception, brunch AND stay in the most beautiful room I've ever seen (Spindletop) at the same location! The whole staff is FANTASTIC! They are all knowledgeable, kind, fun and extremely helpful. The breakfast is also amazing! Thank all of you for your hard work and the most perfect wedding :)

Innkeeper Response
Thank so much for the invigorating words....we will continue to strive for the happiness of our guests. You were a joy to work with and offer our prayers for a wonderful life together!


5 on June 23, 2013

We just returned home (unfortunately), after a long weekend at the Rockledge Country Inn. Both of us travel frequently for our jobs and are never "wow'ed" by hotels so we decided to try a B&B. The second we drove up the winding driveway, we fell in love with Rockledge! Everything was absolutely incredible-Rick, the owner, made us feel like we were the only couple on property. The rooms were lovely, quaint, and very comfortable, and took us back in time, bringing back memories of going to Grandma's house. We cannot recommend this property enough and are already counting the days until we can come back! There are very few places we have been where we truly did not want to go home. This was one of them! Thank you, Rick, and team, for giving us a wonderful weekend!

Innkeeper Response
We are so thankful for your kind words! Our efforts are to ensure all enjoy Red Crags Estates in the same manner. Your compliments are energizing!

Absolutely Loved it!

5 on May 29, 2013

My husband I stayed 5 nights. Our room was lovely with a view of Pikes Peak. The breakfasts were delicious and we loved sitting with the other guests and getting to know them. Brett made an appearance each morning at breakfast to ask about our rest the night before and to see if we needed anything. It was quiet, deer were everywhere, and we could not have been more comfortable. We stayed in the Red Crags Room and the only complaint, if you want to call it that, is that getting in and out of the claw foot bathtub could be precarious. If you're someone who is not very limber you would probably want to make sure you got a room with a regular tub or shower. We will definitely stay here again.

Innkeeper Response
These historic homes were created to enjoy the best of the Pikes Peak Region and we are elated that your stay met your desires for a true getaway. The tub is deep and relaxing, true, but your information is well taken. We will seek a manner to improve that is in keeping with our historic atmosphere. Thank you for these wonderful thoughts!

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Location Type

City, Mountains, Small town


Colorado Springs, CO (COS) 15 miles

Directions to property:

Take Interstate 25 to Cimmaron/Hwy 24 (exit 141). Turn left and go four miles on Hwy 24 to Manitou Ave. As you exit, stay in the right hand yield lane going under the Hwy. The very first street/traffic light is Garden of the Gods Place - turn right. Go one block to stop sign at El Paso Blvd. - turn left. Go one block to stop sign at Rockledge Lane - turn right. The driveway is on the left hand side of the street.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Air Force Academy, Olympic training center, Pikes Peak, Cave of the Winds, Cliff Dwellings, Mineral Springs drinking water, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ruins, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Piano, Private entrance, VCR, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , Free Local Phone Calls, Free Newspaper, Herb Gardens, Wood burning fireplace in Commons areas, Hot Tubs all sites, Walking paths

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 3:00 to 6:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Okay in designated areas
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes children of all ages with limitations as to which room rsvd.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum stay with a Saturday night reservation
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card to hold
  • Cancellations: You may cancel up to 7 days before your arrival date with a cancel fee of $25.00 plus tax. If you cancel inside of 7 days of your arrival date we charge the first nights stay plus tax as a cancel fee.



Brett Maddox aka "Santa Claus"!

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About the innkeepers

Relax within this wondrous 120 year old Victorian home snuggled at the base of the Rocky Mountains with Pikes Peak as your backdrop. Let our staff serve you while you relax, stroll through the gardens or watch the world go by out on the bluff, completing your day by sinking into your feather bed. I seek only your smile of contentment and the promise to visit me again, for I truly love being your Innkeeper at Red Crags.

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  • Time Served: 8:30 am - 9:30am at Rockledge
  • Serving Location: Solaruim or the Terrace, Dining Room

Special meal options

Vegetarian , Will accomodate most

Signature Dish

Green Chile Strata
A wonderfully seasoned baked egg dish with layers of bread, cheeses and seasoned egg topped with green chiles and served with picante sauce, sour cream and jalapeno.