12th annual B&B Tour Dec. 3 benefits History Center

       The Old Colorado City History Center will once again be the beneficiary of proceeds from the 12th annual Victorian Bed & Breakfast Holiday Tour, scheduled Sunday, Dec. 3 from 2 to 6 p.m.
       Two Westside Bed & Breakfast (B&B) inns will be among the nine locations on the tour. A tenth stop will be the History Center, 1 S. 24th St., which was built in 1890 as the First Baptist Church of Old Colorado City and now contains a museum, research library and bookshop.
       Tickets are $10 a person, if purchased before Saturday, Dec. 2, and $15 at the door. Each inn will be decorated for Christmas, and tour-goers will get the chance to meet the owners, stroll through the rooms and partake of holiday refreshments.
       The Westside B&Bs will be the Holden House - 1902 Bed & Breakfast Inn, 1102 W. Pikes Peak Ave.; and Andy & Pat's Our Hearts Inn, 2215 W. Colorado Ave. Their owners (Welling and Sallie Clark at the Holden House and Andy and Pat Fejedelem at Our Hearts) co-founded the tour, which has grown over the years to include B&Bs in the downtown, Cheyenne area and up Ute Pass.
       The tour is annually one of the major fund-raisers for the History Center. The center is owned and operated by the all-volunteer Old Colorado City Historical Society (OCCHS). Last year's event earned more than $1,000, despite snow and cold. Joanne Karlson of the OCCHS said this year the group hopes that tour proceeds can offset the costs of improved audio-visual equipment that will be used in showing as well as recording the center's frequent historical presentations.
       “Start your holiday season with a peek inn-side bed and breakfast homes and a museum decorated for Christmas in the Rockies,” a tour press release reads. “Varied B&B décor will range from high Victorian, Victorian country, mission-style and cottages.”
       The other B&Bs on this year's tour are:
       Cheyenne Canon Inn, 2030 W. Cheyenne Blvd.
       Holden House 1902 Bed & Breakfast Inn,
       Room at the Inn, 618 North Nevada Ave.
       Blue Skies Inn, 402 Manitou Ave.
       Onaledge Bed & Breakfast, 336 El Paso Blvd.
       Red Crags Bed & Breakfast, 302 El Paso Blvd.
       Rockledge Country Inn, 328 El Paso Blvd.
       Blue Spruce Inn, 4505 Fountain Avenue, Cascade.
       For more information, call the History Center at 636-1225, the Holden House at 471-3980 or Our Hearts Inn at 473-8684.

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