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 room4.9
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9


4.8 on June 06, 2018

We so enjoyed our stay! We stayed in the Pikes Peak room. It was just like an apartment! Our favorite part was the balcony with the screen door. We slept with the door open each night for the cool fresh air. Breakfasts were delicious served by friendly and helpful employees.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to write a great review on Bed and Breakfast.com. We're glad you enjoyed the Pikes Peak Suite, amenities, hospitality and our breakfast and we hope to see you again soon!

- Sallie and Welling Clark, innkeepers (innkeeper)

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)

Anniversary getaway

5 on July 21, 2017

The staff went above and beyond. Breakfast was amazing. The Aspen Suite went above our expectations. The wine social and coffee bar were excellent. The never ending cookies just melted in your mouth. Any questions we had the staff had answers or went and found the answers for us. They even found us some Epsom salts to soak in since we had run a race the day before. We will definitely be back!! Casey and Alecia Ingersoll

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the awesome 5-star review on bedandbreakfast.com of Holden House and for sharing your experience with others who have many choices on where to stay. We appreciate your taking the time and will share the great comments with our wonderful inn staff. We know it's been awhile since you stayed and would love for you to consider booking again soon. Many thanks! -Sallie and Welling

- Sallie and Welling Clark (Innkeepers)

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)

Excellant Stay!

4.8 on July 11, 2017

Holden House provides a beautiful place to stay while in Colorado Springs. The staff is so professional and very friendly! The food was delicious. We highly recommend this place.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you very much for your great review on Bed and Breakfast.com and we appreciate your taking the time to leave your "Excellent Stay" comments. We know it's been awhile since you staying with us in June of last year and hope that you'll return soon. Visit our website at HoldenHouse.com for updated inn information. We look forward to seeing you in the future and again, thank you for taking the time to review us!

- Sallie and Welling Clark (Innkeepers)

Great, peaceful B&B

5 on July 10, 2017

We spent a night here a few months back and were very impressed with the friendliness of the staff, great breakfast, nice large room, and peacefulness of the area. We will definitely come back here in the future.

Innkeeper Response
We know it's been awhile since you stayed with us in October of 2016 and we just wanted to say thank you and encourage you to check out our website for any of our inn's updated information at HoldenHouse.com Thank you so much for leaving a glowing review of overall accommodations and guest care of 5 stars. We hope to see you again soon!

- Sallie and Welling Clark (Innkeepers)

One of the nicest B&B

5 on June 22, 2017

Accommodations perfect. I will always remember my stay. Plan to return in the future.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your "One of the nicest B&Bs" comments and 5 star review! We know it's been awhile since you stayed with us in June of 2017 and we hope you'll return soon. Visit our website at HoldenHouse.com to see the latest updates and we look forward to hosting you again in the future. Again, thanks!

- Sallie and Welling Clark (Innkeepers)

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.

Innkeeper Response
We know it's been awhile since you stayed with us last June, and we were reminded of the lovely comment about your getaway at Holden House. We're hoping that you'll return soon, so be sure to check out our website for updates and packages. Thanks for taking the time to leave such a wonderful 5 star review!

- Sallie and Welling Clark (Innkeepers)

One of the nicest B&Bs we've stayed in!

5 on March 11, 2017

We have stayed in the Holden House B&B on two different trips and are in process of booking another stay in May. Everything about the place is fantastic. Lots of rooms to choose from. We stayed both times in the carriage house at the back of the property. The upstairs suite has a skylight above the bed...with a cover if you don't want to be up early with the sun! This room doesn't have a jacuzzi (but we have one at home, so that is not a big deal). However, most if not all of the other rooms in the two homes that are a part of this B&B do have them. We are going to try one of these other rooms in May. The breakfast is always different but very good. They even have a wine reception in the late afternoon/early evening with lots of good snacks to tide you over if you plan a late dinner. Very friendly, including the owners and all the staff members. I don't think you will find a nicer B&B in Colorado Springs!

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)

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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: $175 - $175

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: $175 - $175

Goldfield Suite

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

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

Nightly Rate: $165 - $165

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: $165 - $165

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: $185 - $185

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: $195 - $195

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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, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, 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/high season, 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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