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RED CRAGS ESTATES

328 El Paso Blvd , Manitou Springs, CO 80829 USA (Show map)
4.6
21 Reviews
$125 - $250
per night

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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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Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Dining4.6

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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!


Perfection!!

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!


What more could you ask for?

5 on August 05, 2012

We stayed at the Red Crags Inn for three nights and could not have been more pleased. The house, property and two adjoining properties (also B&B’s) had the perfect environment for which we were looking. Our room and bath were spacious, clean & comfortable. The grounds throughout the three properties were spectacular with trails, sitting areas, water features and views, views and more views! Though Pikes Peak was clearly visible from each property, the best views had to be from the Red Crags Inn. Breakfast each morning was awesome and served outside on the beautiful patio area. We enjoyed our relaxing meal with guests from all three properties. It was great getting to meet and visit with everyone. The innkeepers, Maureen and Brett, were two of the most outstanding, friendly and accommodating hosts we have ever experienced. Great accommodations, grounds, food and hosts…what more could you ask for?! Thanks so much and we will be back!

Innkeeper Response
Not much to say other than thank you so much for your kind words. We seek this satisfaction for all of our guests. Thank you for letting us know we are succeeding!


Romantic Get-away

4.6 on May 24, 2012

I recently stayed at The Rockledge Inn for only one night, but wished we could have stayed longer. We had the whole place to ourselves. It felt like we had rented a house for the night. Romantic corner room with great views(although it rained all day and night). I would highly recommend staying here.

Innkeeper Response
We try to explain to our guests seeking reservations that you will find yourself so much happier if you are able to extend your stay to two or three nights, but do not want to hard sell. Thank you for establishing this by your kind words.


Romantic all the way

4.6 on May 09, 2012

My wife and I stayed in the carriage house of the Red Crags House two days ago to celebrate our anniversary. The room way amazing, very clean, romantic and just perfect for a restful getaway. The breakfast in the morning was outstanding!! Highly recommend this location for anyone looking for a romantic night or two in an incredibly cool little town!!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your kind words.


Perfect Getaway

4.8 on March 14, 2012

My wife and I stayed at the Onaledge house this past weekend and loved it! The house and property was quiet and serene, the service was friendly and knowledgable, and amazing views of Manitou valley and Pikes Peak are only a few steps away. The only area for improvement was the hot tub as it was showing its age. Highly recommend! We will be back!

Innkeeper Response
We responded to your comment with a new top and addressing the jets. Unfortunately, our beloved bear that strolls through late at night decided our new top needed a some "scratching" as he was seeking a drink of water!!! Always something. Glad your enjoyed yourself!


" Honey Moon Getaway"

4.0 on September 16, 2011

My wife and I arrived at Red Crags right after our wedding. The place was Amazing and it started from the door. The staff was so friendly and accomadating with every question we had or anything we needed. they even helped us get to know the sights to see around us! I will definately come back and stay again. It was amazing trip!


Wonderful!

5 on September 12, 2011

We stayed at the Onaledge House and it was wonderful! Beautiful house and grounds. The staff was also very helpful and nice. We would definitely stay there again!

Innkeeper Response
We look forward to your return and trust others will visit with the same result!


Nice but....

3.0 on September 11, 2011

My husband and I spent 2 nights in the Streamside Suite located at Red Crags. We had a nice time but were a little bit disappointed by a few things. There are 3 properties. The property where we stayed was the least crowded but it also seemed like it had the most problems. There seemed to be a lot of maintenance issues and work going on during our stay. Red Crags is also the only 1 of the 3 properties where a staff doesn't stay on-site. Something was going on with their cable too so we had limited TV channels. We didn't have climate control either and we were freezing from the A/C. We were planning on using the fireplace to make up for it but we found out that the fireplace was off for the summer. The towels provided in the bathroom were also poor quality and there weren't enough of them. It didn't seem like all of the jets were working in the outdoor hot tub either. There were just a lot of things going on at this property. Breakfasts were provided at 1 of the other property locations. The meals were good but the 2 dining rooms were very crowded since all 3 properties ate there. Our stay was ok but we were sure expecting more from the place.

Innkeeper Response
At the time we did have several aspects being addressed at Red Crags and we wish these had not run over into the guest experience, but, for those of you having worked with contractors, one week becomes a month, and month, two months. However, the result of our upkeep is the awarding of the Historical Preservation Commission "Honor Award". Also, unfortunately our guest must not have been made aware of the fact we have staff and husband that live on the Garden Level of Red Crags. Incoming guests are apprised of such. Perhaps this was a late arrival. If not, shame on us for not stating as much. We do choose to bring all of our guests together for breakfast at Rockledge Country Inn as we have found the guests enjoy the varied conversation and subsequent camaraderie resulting from breakfast together. Other concerns have been addressed, including the purchase of new towels for all three houses, continuous monitoring of the hot tubs and checking ac/heat levels are in agreement with our guests. I hope and trust this guest will visit again to see our improved performance as indicated but the other reviews posted.


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Location

Location Type

City, Mountains, Small town

Airport

Colorado Springs, CO (COS) 15 miles

Directions to property:

When you leave the airport you will be on Drennen Blvd. At the first signal turn right onto Powers Blvd. Turn left on Fountain following the signs for I-25 & Hwy 24 West. Follow the signs for I-25 North Denver (it will bear to the right going North) 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

Historic Inn, Bed and Breakfast

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, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Videos, Wi-Fi

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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Policies

  • 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
  • Suitable For Children: Yes children of all ages with limitations as to which room rsvd.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum stay with a Saturday night reservation
  • 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.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Brett Maddox

Languages spoken

English

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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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • 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.


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Deals

Hot Deal

A "Suite" Dining Experience

Regular Rate: $664.80 now $481.84 (28% Savings:)

Wow! 20% off our regular room rate AND a $50 gift certificate to your choice of the Craftwood Inn or Stagecoach Restaurants! Make your reservation for three nights, Sunday through Thursday, in the Coach House or Streamside Suites at Red Crags Bed & Breakfast or the Onaledge Room at Bed & Breakfast at Historic Onaledge and receive the 20% off AND the $50 gift certificate!! Enjoy a "Suite" Dining Experience!

expires Wednesday


Details

BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection

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

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