Blue Skies Inn B&B

402 Manitou Avenue , Manitou Springs, CO 80829-2303 USA (Show map)


Nestled near the base of Pikes Peak, Blue Skies Inn is scenically located in historic Manitou Springs and within walking distance of the Garden of the Gods. Marvel at majestic views and brilliant sunshine in this charming mountain town. Giant willows at streamside and a shady Secret Garden set the mood for a wonderfully restful time. Inspired by our 1873 carriage house on the estate of the founder of Manitou Springs, Blue Skies Inn was built new from the ground up in Gothic Revival architectural style. Each of our quiet three-room suites was painted and decorated by an artist using different decorative themes.



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

So cool!

4.8 on April 11, 2016

We stayed here in pur little in-state colorado road trip. We stayed in the Deep Blue Suite. We picked this room out specifically for our 6 year old little girl and she loved it. The room was super clean and super cute. The theme was very well played into. The shower was huge. The bed was huge and comfy. We were left a binder with info about the inn and surrounding area that was very informative. Now that's just the room. The breakfast was delicious and very generous. Very well prepared. The bed and breakfast grounds was very beautiful and we had deer walking right outside our window which was very cool. We have a 1 year old as well and they had the room set and ready for us with a playpen in the closet for him. It was a very personable place and we would defiantly recommend to anyone and would come back. Thank you guys for the wonderful experience. The Pfluger Family

A very nice retreat for a couple's getaway

5 on January 31, 2016

The best for a couple's getaway. As good as it can get. However, one recommendation to make it even better: Bathrobes

So Nice!!

4.0 on January 16, 2016

Really liked this b&b! My husband and I visit the area every few years and our usual b&b was not available. We chose Blue Skies Inn and was not disappointed. LOVED that breakfast was brought to our door every morning, piping hot and delicious!! We would sit at our dining table in our room and watch the numerous deer that invaded the property every morning while we ate. Even though this b&b sets off of the main road is was quiet and peaceful. Would definitely stay again.

A Nice Spot

3.6 on November 22, 2015

My sister and I stayed here for 2 nights while we were in town to attend a funeral. The rooms were very nice. Spacious, clean and very comfortable. The innkeeper directed us to a great hiking spot when we had a couple of free hours. The grounds are really pretty - I spent an hour tucked in a seat outside reading. Breakfast was tasty and there was plenty of it! They even made sure we got ours first when we had a time crunch with getting to the church. We would come back here!!

Artististic room with friendly owners

5 on September 27, 2015

I had a wonderful stay in an amazing room , friendly owners and great location. The accommodation was do creative in its interior, I loved it so much, I wanted to stay longer. Breakfast arrived at 8am in a basket. Yum. I would highly recommend a stay if you want a real treat.

Amazing, Perfect Wedding!

5 on September 23, 2015

We had the pleasure of having our wedding at Blue Skies Inn, and it was absolutely perfect! Sally is the most amazing and capable wedding planner, and everything was executed perfectly. As the bride I was blissfully unaware of all the behind the scenes work, and left to only notice that everything was going exactly as planned! The back gardens were so magical and created an environment that helped all our guests get to know each other and become one big party! The ceremony in the gardens was so beautiful that multiple people told me it was the best wedding they have ever been to. I would absolutely recommend Sally and Mike and Blue Skies Inn as wedding planners and a perfect venue to make your wedding day special.

Amazing B&B

5 on August 12, 2015

My Granddaughters & I had a wonderful trip to Manitou Springs, CO, Blue Skies had great rooms, a bathroom to die for & delicious food. What more could you want? It was also close to historic downtown.

The best bed and breakfast we've stayed at!

5 on May 28, 2015

This place is amazing! The breakfast is superior to any bed and breakfast we've ever stayed at. Warm muffins, egg dish, juices, coffee, all hot and delivered to your door. You can eat the sitting area in your room or on one of the beautiful patio areas. The rooms are the most fantastic decorated you might ever see. This is the REAL DEAL! Family owned bed and breakfast, not a corporate owned place.

Thank you!!

4.6 on May 20, 2015

So I rarely ever give reviews but this place really is deserving of a review! The grounds of the B&B is the best I ever seen (for a B&B). There are little trails you can walk that wind around the property. You can tell by walking around the owner is an artist. If you're looking at getting Married I would say look at this place. I only say that because I own a photography studio and I look at all places in a little different way than most others. I would love to do a wedding there!! OK so now the room, our room, was nice it had a jet tub and double headed shower. The night we stayed it was raining all day and all night so we kept the windows open and the fire place on. I will say kinda romantic! When you're stuck in the room you start seeing the little extra stuff they do for you. Makes you feel like you're not just a profit to them! The next morning we talked with the owners and they are very friendly. Oh I almost forgot, the food. I am 235lb and I was too full to finish it all. I don't go to B&B's very often but they are the best I have been to! Thank you guys for your hospitality!!


5 on February 09, 2015

These guys are great, the rooms are unique and clean, and the breakfast was enough to feed a small army was also piping hot and delicious. And when they say it will be at your door at 0830, they mean exactly that. Couldn't have asked for a better spot to spend our 27th anniversary! Thanks again for making our visit to Manitou ten times better than we expected.

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Location Type

Streamside, Mountains, Small town


Colorado Springs, CO (COS) 8 miles

Directions to property:

I-25 to Colorado Springs Take Highway 24 West Drive 4 miles, then exit on Manitou Ave. Right on Manitou Ave. for 1 1/2 blocks Look for 40 foot high Gothic arch on Right with Blue Skies sign Cross a small bridge, 1st building on Right is office

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Olympic training center, Air Force Academy, Picnic area, River, Rodeo, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Copier, Fax Machine, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Tea/coffee service in room

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Hot air ballooning, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 4 - 7 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outdoors on our nine porches.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes We welcome children of any age.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% of stay or first day.
  • Cancellations: Reservations may be made by phone, e-mail or fax. We will ask for a 50% deposit for your stay, or the first night's lodging if you are visiting for two days or less. A credit card will guarantee your reservation immediately, as will a check received within three days. If you must cancel, please give us four weeks¿ notice of the date (sixty days for holiday, special event or multiple room bookings) for return of your deposit, less $25. With two weeks¿ notice, we return 50% of your deposit. In cases of multiple room bookings, this policy is applied per room booked.



Sally and Mike

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  • Time Served: 8:30 or 9:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Courtyard or Gardens, Picnic basket to take off-site, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Green Eggs No Ham
Our delicious egg dish is dedicated to Dr. Seuss. It is made from eggs, spinach, spices, bread cubes, milk and grated swiss cheese. Cooked in the oven, it is delivered to you piping hot.