Historic Lodging for Manitou Springs,
Colorado and the Pikes Peak Region
Bed and Breakfast at Historic Onaledge in Manitou Springs, Colorado is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and offers inn lodging with the warmth and charm that Manitou Springs has become known for. Within the “picturesque” mode of the late nineteenth century, the Arts & Crafts style inns Red Crags, Onaledge and Rockledge line El Paso Boulevard above the town of Manitou Springs, and collectively comprise Red Crags Estates. Red Crags Estates provides luxuriant bed & breakfast lodging for visitors to the Pikes Peak Region and offers elegant accommodations and amenities for weddings, business functions, and special events.
All rooms have king size beds. Some guest rooms have fireplaces and all rooms have private baths.
Manitou Springs, Colorado is located at the foot of Pikes Peak, and offered a collection of mineral springs along with a spectacular setting to serve early explorers and travelers. Historical features in the area are the Garden of the Gods, Engelmann Canyon, the original Ute Trail, the historic Barr Trail (which climbs to the summit of Pikes Peak), and several natural limestone caverns, the most famous of which is the Cave of the Winds.The second oldest marathon run in the country, the Pikes Peak Marathon, is held each August.
Architect, builder and coppersmith Roland Boutwell, an Englishman, built the Craftwood Shops and the Onaledge estate in 1912. Both properties are examples of the Arts & Crafts movement, which emphasized simplicity and craftsmanship with high design standards in all architectural details. <more history>