There’s no question that when it comes to spectacular views, Colorado has a lot to offer. But which one inspired the patriotic song, “America the Beautiful” you ask? Well that would be the view from the top of Pikes Peak. It was a trip to the top of the mountain that inspired Katharine Lee Bates to write the song in 1893. Whether you are a Colorado native or an eager tourist ready to see what this state has to offer, a trip to this historical landmark is a must.
When looking for the perfect B&B to accommodate you during your Rocky Mountain adventure, look no further than the Adobe Inn at Cascade. Located near hiking trails, many historical districts and dining options, this 1929 southwestern adobe inn is the perfect destination for enjoying the last days of summer.
The Bed: This intimate B&B offers guests three suites – all featuring a queen-sized bed made up with southwestern style bedding, fireplace and private bathroom.
The Moonlight Suite, the B&B’s most requested suite, has its own deck perfect for travelers wanting to admire the countless pine trees that surround the inn or gaze the moon and stars on a clear summer night. This suite is priced at $179 a night. The Ponderosa Pine Suite has a private sitting room great for couples looking to curl up in front of an authentic kiva fireplace and watch a romantic movie. This suite is priced at $159 a night. The Adobe Suite incorporates warm colors and dim lighting that adds to the overall southwestern feel of the inn. This suite is priced at $139 a night.
The inn also offers special packages to guests like the Rocky Mountain Train Tour Four Day Package for $499. This package includes a $20 gift certificate to Wines of Colorado, a ride on Pikes Peak Cog Railway, $100 gift card to Joseph’s Fine Dining and much much more.
The Breakfast: If there is one thing that I know for sure, it’s that August is one of the best times to visit this B&B because that’s when they take their annual trip to purchase bushels and freshly roasted green chilies from local farmers. But lets not forget the weekly trips the B&B takes to farmers markets to pick up even more fresh Colorado foods.
Breakfast can be delivered to suites or can be enjoyed on the patio while guest take in the refreshing smell of pine trees, mountain views and the quiet sounds of nature. Guest also have the option of opting out of breakfast for a reduced nightly rate. Breakfast is served between 8:30 – 9 a.m. and includes fruit, juice, coffee and a main corse chosen from dozens of inn specialty recipes.
Examples of inn specialties:
- Breakfast quesadillas topped with sour cream
- Blue corn pancakes with a triple berry topping
- Chile relleno pie served with roasted corn black bean salsa
- Stuffed french toast
The Adventure: Seeing as the Adobe Inn at Cascade is located near Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs and Woodland Park, guest have a long list of adventures to choose from. Put on your athletic shoes and get ready for the Ultimate Ride with Challenge Unlimited. This is where guest can bike the 20 miles down Pikes Peak. Don’t worry, Challenge Unlimited drives you to the summit of Pikes Peak (14,110 feet), supplies all necessary equipment and even feeds you breakfast. Once this adventure is over you will most definitely be ready for a quiet evening back at the inn. For guest looking for a more relaxing adventure, head over to the Garden of the Gods and explore the park on horseback. You can admire Pikes Peak from afar and be mesmerized by different rock formations like Sleeping Giant, Kissing Camels and Siamese Twins.