Holiday Tour Dec. 5 includes 2 Westside B&Bs

       In conjunction with National Bed & Breakfast Open House, 11 Pikes Peak-area bed & breakfast (B&B) inns will participate in the 10th Annual Victorian Bed & Breakfast Holiday Tour Sunday, Dec. 5, from 2 to 6 p.m.
       Two Westside B&Bs are included on the tour, which is sponsored by the Old Colorado City Historical Society (OCCHS). Tickets can be purchased in advance at the OCCHS's History Center, 1 S. 24th St. Costs are $10 a person (if purchased before Dec. 1) and $12 at the door.
       Proceeds will benefit the OCCHS, a non-profit organization that preserves Westside legacies through regular presentations as well as through its History Center, which includes a museum, research library and bookshop.
       The two Westside B&Bs on the tour will be the Holden House 1902 Bed & Breakfast Inn, owned by Welling and Sallie Clark, at 1102 W. Pikes Peak Ave.; and Andy and Pat's Our Hearts Inn, at 2215 W. Colorado Ave.
       There will also be two B&Bs in Cascade, five in Manitou Springs, one in downtown Colorado Springs and one in the Cheyenne area, according to information on the website: www.historytour.info.
       The History Center will offer refreshments to tour-goers, as well as a gift drawing featuring donations from Old Colorado City merchants and the B&Bs.
       “This year's tour includes beautiful and historic homes lovingly converted to bed and breakfast inns and the Old Colorado City History Center museum,” reads a press release on the event. “Start your holiday season with a peek 'inn-side' bed and breakfast homes and a museum decorated for Christmas in the Rockies.
       “Varied decorating styles range from High Victorian, Victorian Country, Colorado Lodge and Cottages. You're invited to visit and see the 'season's best,' professionally and personally decked out to celebrate our season, our area and our local History Center.”

From a press release