Holden House - 1902 Bed & Breakfast Inn

1102 West Pikes Peak Avenue , Colorado Springs, CO 80904 USA (Show map)

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Award-Winning B&B voted "Best" bed & breakfast for Honeymoon/Anniversary by Arrington's B&B Traveler. Romantic and historic storybook Victorians with five antique-filled guestsuites. Each boasts a fireplace, oversized 'tub for two', TV/DVD/CD player, private label amenities, refrigerator, phone/modem, iron/ironing board, hairdryer and snuggly robes. Enjoy the living room with fireplace and computer workstation, dvd collection/games, front parlor, verandah with mountain and cottage garden views. Scrumptious full gourmet breakfast, served in the elegant formal dining room (included) or ensuite for additional charge. 24 hour coffee/tea with bottomless cookie jar, afternoon wine social, and FREE high-speed wireless internet are special amenities. Business/leisure packages. AAA Diamond Award Inspected. Let us pamper you in affordable luxury!



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Best place ever

5 on August 15, 2017

Me and can to the Holden house 2 times was the the best . We felt like a king and a queen . We made a Book for the owners we love uuuuu.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the lovely 5 star review and for the book you gave to us as a memento of your stay. We look forward to your return! -Sallie and Welling

- Sallie and Welling Clark (Innkeeper)

4th of July trip

4.6 on July 17, 2017

The rooms are adorable and all of the staff super nice. A truly fun experience. Definitely recommend giving it a try.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for your great review on BedandBreakfast.com We appreciate your recommending us for future stays. So glad you enjoyed our hospitality and accommodations at Holden House!

- Sallie and Welling Clark (Innkeeper)

Will make a return trip!

5 on June 19, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Holden House. The staff was friendly, helpful and took care of all our needs. Our rooms were immaculate and very large and well attended with all our expectations. The breakfast far exceeded what we expected and there was a delightful wine and appetizer gathering on Saturday evening before we went out to dinner.

Colorado Springs' Finest!

5 on January 14, 2017

My wife and I stayed at The Holden House for a week in Jan while we scouted out where we think we'll want to move to in Colorado. The house is beautifully appointed and meticulously cared for! Sally and Welling have done an amazing job of restoring the houses to be exquisite pieces of history. Equally amazing is the staff, Heather, Pat, Jennifer, and Tracy. Really super nice, warm people and a joy to see every day. Every morning we were greeted by one of the staff and served a freshly prepared breakfast that was never short of wonderful. If you're looking for a beautiful, romantic getaway in Colorado Springs this is your place!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for the great review! We appreciate you taking the time to comment and hope to see you again when you travel to Colorado Springs to re-locate.

- Sallie (Innkeeper)

Great B&B

5 on December 17, 2016

We have stayed in 4 of the 6 rooms that they have, All have been beautifully furnished. The beds are very comfortable. The staff is always friendly, courteous and extremely helpful. They go above and beyond to assist you and help find great restaurants. They are in a great location for easy access to Colorado Springs and Old Colorado city.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much for sharing your great experience. It's guests like you that make this business so worthwhile. We hope to see you again soon.

- Sallie (Innkeeper)

perfect romantic hideaway

4.8 on February 14, 2016

My husband and I stayed here for Valentines Day 2016. We stayed in the beautiful Aspen room. What a perfect getaway. The room was zoned for multiple and ultimate relaxation--a cozy soaking tub under a skylight, a table for meals for two, two reading chairs by the fire, and a comfortable bed complete with a hugs me teddy bear. There was nothing to do but enjoy ourselves and relax. They have games, tv, movies (ours wouldn't play on the tv), sit by fire, nap, read, soak, look at the great photos. Breakfast was delicious and they never made me feel bad about being grain free. I said I would eat whatever they served, yet they still accommodated my diet easily and deliciously! Thank you, Pat, for your enthusiasm despite our tired welcome. This may have to become an annual tradition.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the lovely review on BedandBreakfast.com We hope to see you again soon and appreciate your taking the time to comment!

- Sallie (innkeeper)

Wonderful relaxing and comfortable all in one

5 on January 15, 2015

My husband and I went to Holden House 1902 for a post holiday weekend of relaxing. It was hard to pull ourselves away from the house it had such cozy warm feel. Almost like coming home. The staff was amazing and the food was great. They always went above and beyond while still offering great value. The room was beautiful with everything you could need. In room huge tub and adjacent private bathroom with oversized shower and separate heat :-). Truly amazing and worth going back again and again. We will be returning mqny times.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for the great review. We depend on folks like you to provide feedback for your stay and appreciate the time you took to enter information at bedandbreakfast.com We hope to see you again soon. -Sallie and Welling

- Sallie and Welling Clark (Innkeeper/Owners)

Trip back in time in Colorado Springs' old town area

5 on September 29, 2014

Holden House has three adjacent homes remodeled as bed & breakfast accommodations, and all are charming and elegant. We stayed in the Rose Victorian, built in 1897 and kept in period decor by the owners. They have excellent taste in furnishings and in providing a great atmosphere for their guests. Heather, one of the managers, met us when we checked in and gave us a tour of our suite -- The Independence -- and shared a variety of restaurants that she recommended for price, service and atmosphere. Her advice was spot-on, and she was very attentive to all the guests during the social time over wine and cheese. Siri served us an excellent breakfast in our suite -- I purchased an inexpensive package that had cold sparkling wine on ice for us when we arrived, as well as the in-suite meal the next morning -- and was very pleased overall with staff friendliness, courtesy and the overall charm and cleanliness of the B&B. Will definitely stay there again.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to review Holden House on bedandbreakfast.com We hope to see you again soon. -Sallie and Welling

- Sallie and Welling Clark (Innkeeper/Owner)

Holden House is Great

4.6 on December 19, 2013

Delightful Inn located near old Colorado City. Outstanding personnel. Accommodated our unusual schedule. Will stay again.

Innkeeper Response
Awesome review for Holden House. Your feedback and write up really made our staff proud of their work here. Hope to see you again soon. -Sallie and Welling

- Sallie and Welling Clark (Innkeeper/Owners)


5 on August 20, 2013

The plae was fabulous! The staff was kind and accommodating. They made our 10th wedding anniversary very memorable and we will be back!

Innkeeper Response
So glad we could make your 10th Anniversary special in 2013. We'd love to have you return in the near future. Thanks for sharing a review online! -Sallie and Welling Clark

- Sallie and Welling Clark (Innkeeper/Owners)

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Rooms & Rates

Aspen Suite

Queen brass bed which rests under a hand painted sky mural in turret w skylight, private sitting area, gas fireplace, private bath with marble shower and oversized garden tub for two. A honeymooner's dream!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $160 - $160

Cripple Creek Suite

Queen white iron bed, private sitting area, gas fireplace, oversized marble tub for two, private bath with large marble shower. A lovely retreat!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $160 - $160

Goldfield Suite

Queen bed under a 4-foot skylight, private sitting area, electric fireplace, private bath with oversized marble tub for two and hand-held shower. Sleep under the stars!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $155 - $155

Silverton Suite

Queen four poster mahogany bed under skylight, private sitting room, gas fireplace, private bath with oversized marble tub for two and shower combination. A garden view!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $155 - $155

Independence Suite

King four poster bed, sitting room, gas fireplace, private bath with oversized tub for two and separate shower. A dream come true!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $170 - $170

Pikes Peak Suite

King size arts and craft bed, private living room and kitchenette with microwave, private balcony, private bath with tub and shower combination. A spacious beauty!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $175 - $175

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Location Type

Residential Area, Near Historic District, Central to downtown, Downtown, Mountains


Colorado Springs, CO (COS) 15 miles

Directions to property:

From I-25: Exit 141(Hwy 24)...Turn Lt.(west)onto 24. Take the first Rt. (north) onto 8th St. Lt. (west) onto Colorado Ave. Continue down 2 1/2 blks. to 11th St. and turn Rt. (north) Continue down 1 blk. Holden House is located on the NW corner of 11th & W.Pikes Peak Ave. West of I-25

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Olympic Training Center, Pikes Peak, Air Force Academy, Garden of the Gods, Royal Gorge, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Sports venue, University, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Cottage, Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Piano , In-room fireplaces and 'tubs for two', guest refrigerators, turn-down service, 24 hour coffee & tea, Kitchenette with microwave in carriage house, 24 hour coffee/tea/bottomless cookie jar, Afternoon wine social, Hairdryers and iron/ironing board, Free off-street parking/local calls

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Mountain Biking, White Water Rafting, Ballooning Nearby, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 4-6 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Resident InnCats Mingtoy and MeiLin
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on weekends/(May 15-Oct 15); 2-3 nights on holidays/special events
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1 night or 50% (whichever is more) on standard room rate. Special 100% deposit policy for group/special events/packages and discounts.
  • Cancellations: One month advance notice prior to arrival date for deposit refund less $15 rebooking fee. (special non-refundable policies may apply to holidays/special events, group reservations, packages and any discount offers.
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Sallie & Welling Clark

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About the innkeepers

Sallie worked in the medical field, Welling in the Navy. Both love to hike & explore the Pikes Peak area. They opened Holden House in 1986 after 3 years of research & enjoy sharing its restoration. Holden House is the longest established B&B in Colorado Springs operating under the same ownership.

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  • Time Served: 8:00 or 9:00 AM (Early avail)
  • Serving Location: Breakfast en suite available for $15 extra, Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Southwestern Eggs Fiesta
Baked eggs topped w/ fresh cilantro, cheddar cheese, tortilla shell & topped with fresh salsa & sour cream and garnished with fresh herbs from the inn garden. SEE OUR SPECIAL RECIPE FEATURED HERE!


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Hot Deal

Spring Showers Discount 2018!

Regular Rate: $350 now $262.50 (25% Savings:)

Stay 2 nights mid-week Sunday-Thursday and get the 2nd night for 1/2 price (25% off)! Rate depends on suite selected. Full amount as deposit required and non-refundable once booked. Cannot be applied to existing reservations and must be mentioned at time of booking. Not valid with other discount offers. Valid through April 2018. Please contact the inn directly at 1 7194713980 to redeem this deal.

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