Welcome to The Avenue, a historic icon in Manitou Springs, Colorado. Built in 1886, this Queen Ann-style Victorian Mansion is one of the most unique, and exclusive private luxury lodging facilities in Colorado. Additional notes
The Avenue is located in the heart of Manitou Springs on Main Street, perfectly situated between the Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak. Hike the Manitou Incline, explore the arts district, and dine just steps away in this one of a kind mountain town.
The three-story staircase that centers the home, is the mansions defining architectural feature. There are three spacious parlors on the main floor, perfect for large families, special events, and corporate retreats. The Manitou Green-Stone fireplace is the focal point of the Main Parlor, mirrored by a large bay window overlooking the town of Manitou Springs. The formal Dining Room features a grand dining table for 12. Enjoy a beautiful Christmas dinner with family, or celebrate a special occasion, or inspire your team during a vibrant work session in this expansive and classic setting. The Kitchen Parlor welcomes all with seating for 14, a renovated kitchen, and extra large pantry.
This three story masterpiece offers 8 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, expansive gardens, patios, and works class views. Come stay at a true icon, refresh with the healing powers of the natural springs, and create life long memories with your friends and family in safety and incredible comfort.
🌲 1/4 acre lot adjacent to the Manitou Library grounds
🥗 🍷 Just steps to dining, shopping, art, and spas.
🚘 4 miles from Colorado Springs
🚠 Minutes to the Pikes Peak Cogway
Whether you're here to hike the incline, ride the Pikes Peak Cog-way, explore the US Olympic Headquarters Museum, get married, or visit family, The Avenue is the perfect destination for your upcoming stay in Manitou Springs.
About The Avenue
The Grand Foyer - The centerpiece of the Mansion. Peer up the 3 story winding staircase, take in the grandeur of this majestic piece of architectural history.
Formal Dining - Formal dining room for 12. Fireplace, luxury furnishings, china & crystal table settings, and stained glass original windows.
The Parlor - The main gathering space featuring rich leather couches, gold fixtures, a TV cabinet with a 4K Roku TV, all centered by the grand Manitou Green-Stone gas fireplace.
Kitchen Parlor - Expansive casual dining area with seating for 14, open to the kitchen. The bright room serves as a common area for family and friends for meals, game night, work collaboration, or just relaxing with a cup of java from the coffee bar.
Kitchen - A fully stocked Chef's kitchen, ready to prepare a feast for all!
Pantry - A massive walk in pantry featuring a full assortment of kitchen and catering supplies. For special events, this area serves as a catering kitchen.
Game Room - Fully stocked game room for the kids to play, poker games, bridge, puzzles, and much more!
Media Room - Cozy up in the media room and take in a movie on our 65" 4K Roku TV with Sonos Sound. Pull out couch turns the media room into a 9th bedroom.
Main Floor Powder Room - The main floor bath features and extra large tub.
Main Garden - The landscaped front lawn features seating in our picturesque garden, to sit, relax and take in the sights and sounds of Manitou.
Main Deck - The front of the home features an an expansive deck area, with seating and tables for 14 including heat lamps for comfort.
Back Garden - The tiered back yard offers multiple seating areas, natural gardens, views of Pikes Peak, and a 12 person hot tub. "owner is not held liable for hot tub use"
2nd Floor of The Avenue
The Canon Suite & Nursery - This beautiful two-room suite offers one of the best views in the house! Grand King sized bed in the main room. The view from this Nursery bay window is of the cityscape on the mountainside, the front lawn, and garden, with a view of Manitou Avenue. An oversized twin-size daybed finishes the suite, providing for an additional guest or escape to a late-day nap. The bath features a claw-foot tub with a drenching rainfall shower. A large en-suite private bath with large scrollwork antique-style mirror above a pedestal sink.
The Ruxton Room - The Ruxton Room features a plush king-size bed, in a large guest room format with floor to ceiling classic white wood walls and two wingback chairs form a comfy seating area. The large adjoining ensuite bath features a claw-foot tub with a drenching rainfall shower. Stained glass windows add beauty and privacy to the bright bathroom. Ruxton Avenue, named after Scottish adventurer Fredrick Ruxton, is the route to the Cog Railway Station as well as the Barr Trail trailhead leading to the summit of Pikes Peak.
The Midland Room - This premium room is located in the front of the house looking out at the mountain views and Manitou Avenue. The warmth of wood invites you into this spacious room, decorated with an iron and wood king-size bed, wood bedside table, and a large wood dresser with mirror. A corner fireplace warms the room. Midland Avenue, just a couple streets behind The Avenue, in Manitou Springs is where the old Midland train station stood in 1887. The Avenue was built one year earlier in 1886, and the Midland Room is aptly named because it reflects the aura of a by-gone era.
The Pawnee Room - A cozy two-room suite, features a Queen Bed, and is perfect for guests with children. The sitting room doubles as a kids bedroom, and features a Roku TV for entertainment.
Top Floor of The Avenue
The Manitou Suite - A luxury two-room king suite featuring a dark burl wood king bed, with luxurious pillow top mattress, and hotel quality linens. French doors divide the 2 large rooms. The suite’s newly remodeled bathroom has a spacious tiled walk-in shower. The Manitou Suite is the largest guest room, and is the perfect location for the Patriarch/Matriarch of the family, the Wedding couple, VIP’s, or special guests.
The Osage Room - A signature room at The Avenue. Featuring a plush king-size bed with luxury linens and hotel quality pillows. Two oversized antique red velour chairs with an ottoman are tucked against the windows, a great place to kick up your feet, watch some TV, read a book or sip your evening wine. The third floor offers a deck with sitting area and incredible views.
Pike Peak Room - Named after Americas Mountain, the famous Pikes Peak, this open and sunny room lives up to its namesake. Featuring a queen-size vintage black iron bed with luxury mattress and hotel quality linens. The cozy reading nook, filled with afternoon sunlight, tempts you to snuggle up to an inspiring view of the Colorado foothills. The private bathroom features a new high-profile sink, vanity, and flooring. This window overlooks the library garden.
Amenities: Free high speed WiFi, laptop friendly work stations, heating, Air Conditioning, Luxury Hotel quality linens, towels, and bedding, hot tub towels. Full sized Washer and two dryers
The Avenue comes fully stocked with everything to make your vacation comfortable, relaxing, and enjoyable.
PARKING: Parking at the Avenue is Street Parking. We have parking passes for up to 11 vehicles. We will provide parking passes upon arrival.
* No Check In/Check Out on Thanksgiving or Christmas Day. If booked for these dates we will have to change or cancel the reservation.Guest interaction
- After booking, you will receive a prompt email with a thank you message and a link to fill in your arrival information and any special requests. Neighborhood overview
- Within a couple of days of booking, you will receive our welcome email that will outline details of the home.
- 5 days before your arrival, you will receive our welcome packet with the final details of your stay.
- The day of check in, we will text you the access code for the doors.
The Avenue does feature a separate owners residence on site. The lovely owners Rod & Cindy may be on site if needed, although they will provide you will complete privacy.
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The Avenue is your base camp for fun in the Pikes Peak area. We sit back on the hillside of the surrounding mountains and at the base of Pikes Peak- America’s Mountain. We are perfectly located just off U.S. Highway 24, just west of vacation attractions in Old Colorado City and downtown Colorado Springs.Getting around
Out our front door is the historic downtown Manitou Springs shopping district. Manitou Avenue is lined with vintage buildings, art galleries, boutiques, local eateries, and an assortment of eclectic nightlife options.
During the day, have some fun at the local Penny Arcade, one of the nation’s best collection of pinball machines, video games (retro and new), coin-operated rides, Skee-Ball, and antique arcade games. Cool down with some ice cream and stroll the unique shops of Manitou. Along the way, you can experience the fizzy flavors of the naturally occurring mineral springs.
Our favorite places:
The Mineral Springs in Manitou (there are 8 of them)
Manitou Brewing Company
Commonwheel Artists Co-op
Adam’s Mountain Cafe
Start your day with a hike up the Manitou Incline or through the Garden of the Gods. Red Rock Canyon Open Space, Paul Intemann Nature Trail, Waldo Canyon, and The Broadmoor Seven Falls are within minutes of our bed and breakfast. We have trail maps available and can provide advice on what to expect on the nearby trails. You can find a list of all local hikes HERE.
The Pike National Forest offers (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) acres of natural beauty and adventure. Hike, bike, or Jeep and witness spectacular sites and wildlife along the way. Access to Rampart Reservoir, Catamount Falls Trail, and Mount Herman Trail are less than an hour west of the Avenue Hotel Bed and Breakfast.
More information on hiking and biking trails can be found HERE.
Explore our local attractions and be blown away by the history of the area. Find yourself winding and twisting up the Pikes Peak Highway. Enjoy a vintage theme park and winter wonderland at Santa’s Work Shop approximately 5 miles west.
The Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway is the area’s top attraction. Currently, the Cog and the Pikes Peak Summit House are both undergoing major renovations. We look forward to the grand reopening in (Phone number hidden by Airbnb)
Our favorite attractions:
Cave of the Winds
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
The Broadmoor Seven Falls
Royal Gorge and Canon City
Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center
Space Foundation Discovery Center
Other great attractions include the Miramont Castle, the Manitou Cliff Dwellings, Helen Hunt Falls, Cripple Creek, Western Mining Museum, and the United States Air Force Academy. Visit Focus on the Family, the World Prayer Center, or St. Mary’s Cathedral.
Plan your vacation and Colorado adventures with one of our local activity outfitters. Run, jump, and soar through the air on a mountain zipline. Take a Jeep tour up the rugged terrain of Pikes Peak, or Segway through the scenic views of the Garden of the Gods.
Experience an unforgettable sunrise from the great heights of a hot air balloon. Go on a guided fishing expedition, or raft the Royal Gorge. Get the thrill of a lifetime on the Terror-dactyl ride at the Cave of the Wind.
Local Activity Outfitters:
Adventures Out West
Colorado Jeep Tours
Academy Riding Stables
A full list of adventure and activity outfitters HERE.
Distances to Popular Attractions:
Pikes Peak Highway 5 miles
Cave of the Winds 1 mile
Garden of the Gods 1 mile
Ghost Town Museum 4 miles
Cliff Dwellings 1 mile
Seven Falls 7 miles
Air Force Academy 15 miles
Colorado College 7 miles
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo 8 miles
River Runners 58 miles
We also rent two SUV vehicles through TURO. Please feel free to ask for more information if you are looking for suitable 4x4 transportation for your visit.