Guest Book - The Outlook Lodge | Little Beaver Inn | Green Mountain Falls

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ROOM #1 - DELUXE SUITE 6975 Howard Street Green Mountain Falls, Colorado 80819 Room Phone Number: (719) 375-3862 Wifi: Outlook Lodge Password: welovegmf!

WELCOME TO OUR MOUNTAINSIDE RETREAT We are delighted to have you here with us at The Outlook Lodge and Little Beaver Inn to celebrate your perfect getaway. From the majestic aspen trees to peaceful waterfalls and mountain trails, the natural beauty of Green Mountain Falls and the Pikes Peak region is truly captivating. We hope that during your time with us we are able to help you explore what our sweet little town and the area has to offer – from breathtaking adventures to serene vistas and ultimate relaxation.




ucked in the valley of picturesque Green Mountain Falls, Colorado, The Outlook Lodge, Little Beaver Inn, Holiday House, Otter Inn, and Saltbox offer guests the experience of a 5-star boutique hotel; a picture-perfect, all seasons getaway for a romantic, couples escape, girls’ weekend, or even a family getaway! Our properties have been fortunate to receive numerous accolades as the perfect romantic mountain-getaway from travel and leisure publications, such as Denver STYLE Magazine, Colorado Homes & Lifestyles, DORADO magazine, Redbook, Marie Claire, Denver Life, Forbes, The Denver Post, and more! In 2014, The Outlook Lodge was named to Travel + Leisure’s prestigious “IT” List.


ith a rustic feel, thoughtfully composed contemporary style, and custom furnishings, we offer both adventure and indulgence. Surrounded by the Colorado wilderness, we provide guests with a unique silent-service (local host) concierge style that cultivates the experience of being alone in the great outdoors. With no front desk, there’s no check-in necessary. Room keys await in a secured lockbox, and all the information about the property and surrounding area can be found inside your room. Local attractions include visits to Pikes Peak, Seven Falls, and Garden of the Gods. Seasonal attractions include sledding, ice skating at Gazebo Lake, hiking the more than 20 miles of trails surrounding the valley, or exploring nearby eateries, antique shops, and art galleries. You can also enjoy an Art Walk to view one of several outdoor contemporary art installations in town beginning at Lake Street close to The Pantry. There you can see Bernar Venet’s 22.6’ ARC x 4 and a rotating art installation on the billboard. The rotating billboard has included works from renowned artists such as Spencer Finch’s Back to Kansas and Jason Willaford’s Begin with an Ending. Both pieces are located at Lake Street. A short walk to see Four Orbits by Charles O. Perry at Mountain Road Corner is an enjoyable adventure as well. When night falls, we have many opportunities to enhance your stay with the S’mores, Romance, or Hot Cocoa complements. Coupled with a soak in our outdoor hot tub, or stargazing by the fire circle, these unique experiences are the perfect way to relax in the natural surroundings of Green Mountain Falls! Or, grab a bottle of wine and head to the front porch to take in the scenery and just do nothing!


The Outlook Lodge - Room #1 6975 Howard St. Green Mountain Falls, CO 80819 • WI-FI – Network: Outlook Lodge – Password: welovegmf! • TELEPHONE – Room Number: 719-375-3862 – Free local and long distance calling • – – – – – –

EMERGENCY NUMBERS 911 El Paso County Sheriff’s Office: (719) 520-7100 Local Fire Department: (719) 684-2293 Maintenance: Harold McCardie (719) 229-4159 Housekeeping: Terry Coquillette (719) 223-8377 Local Host: Chris Frandina (719) 640-4906

• GROCERIES / LIQUOR / TOILETRIES In the 1930s and 40s, Woodland Park was a hot spot for gambling, dancing, and illegal liquor. Now it has a Walmart. Come here for bulk items and drug store essentials. For libations: Paradise Spirit next to Safeway is a nice option not too far from the Walmart.


LOD GIN G RUL ES TRASH Please keep all trash in the house or in the exterior bear proof trash receptacle, which should remain closed at all times. Trash left outdoors will attract wildlife, especially the bears who seem to know the garbage man’s pick-up schedule and route! SEPTIC SYSTEM All homes in Green Mountain Falls are on septic systems. The main cause of septic system failure is cooking grease. Please place all grease and oils in a separate container and place in the trash can. NO FLUSHING of wipes or sanitary napkins. The septic will back up and ruin your stay. SMOKING The Outlook Lodge is a non-smoking hotel. Smoking inside any of the buildings will incur a $250 (USD) cleaning fee. The Outlook Lodge does not permit guests to smoke directly outside of the Lodge buildings. KITCHEN The Outlook Lodge features a kitchen for guest use from the hours of 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. The kitchen includes an electric cook stove, dishwasher, full-size refrigerator, cookware, and service ware. Guests must clean up after themselves and keep the kitchen tidy for others. HOT TUB The hot tub can be used 24 hours a day, but please be respectful of your fellow neighbors and guests. No glassware is allowed in the hot tub area. There are towels and a restroom in the cabana next to Room #11. Please replace the foam cover when you are finished using the hot tub. FIRE CIRCLE The fire circle is fueled by natural gas and there is an easy on and off switch located on the side of the circle where you enter. Wood or charcoal should never be added to the fire circle. Please follow all posted signage regarding safety. Quiet time begins at 10 p.m. WILDLIFE Green Mountain Falls has an abundance of wildlife: bear, fox, deer, and mountain lions. Feeding them is extremely dangerous and illegal and will result in fines and penalties. Wildlife fed by humans become dependent on that food and will cause damage to property and to humans and will have to be destroyed. Please enjoy them from a distance. NEIGHBORS Please be considerate of your neighbors’ “right to quiet” by respecting property lines and noise levels. Noise travels and is amplified in the summer time. Some of your neighbors are year-round residents and keep hours conducive with a normal work week. Please refrain from loud late-night gatherings. Quiet time begins at 10 p.m.

PETS Although we love our furry companions and know you do too, pets are not allowed at The Outlook Lodge. However, service animals are permitted with advance notice. SPEED LIMITS Residential areas in Green Mountain Falls are highly populated in the summer. Please observe the 20 MPH speed limit. Most children think of Green Mountain Falls as one big playground and are sometimes unaware of traffic. Please be aware of them. KEY RETURN Please leave the key in your room at the end of your stay. A $45 fee will be incurred if the room key is lost, taken, or not left in your room at the end of the stay. LOST & FOUND The Outlook Lodge will make responsible effort to contact guests after departure if they have left any belongings on the premises. Items may be shipped at the owner’s expense. If we are unable to reach the guest(s), the items will be placed in our Lost & Found. Any items that remain in the Lost & Found will be donated to charity or discarded after 60 days. LOSS & THEFT LIABILITY Colorado Statute 12-44-109: The landlord or keeper of any hotel or public inn shall not be liable for the loss of any article left by any guest or patron in any room assigned to or occupied by such guest or patron greater than the sum of two $200 for all articles which may be lost by said guest or patron, except by an agreement in writing made by the landlord or keeper of such hotel or public inn, or person in charge of the office, assuming a greater liability. DAMAGE Damage to the property, including but not limited to guest rooms, fixtures, furnishings, artwork, décor, or linens, will result in a charge of 120% of fair replacement value or necessary cleaning.

AMENTITIES & ACCOMODATIONS Amenities shared by The Outlook Lodge Collection include complimentary Wi-Fi, flat screen televisions, contemporary art, plush bedding, lush toiletries, in-room coffee, refrigerator, an on-site full-service kitchen, outdoor grill, fire circle, sitting rooms, cozy fireplace, guest laundry, and an outdoor hot tub. The Little Beaver Inn has five rooms which all allow double occupancy. Four of the rooms have queen beds and one room has two twin beds. The Outlook Lodge has six rooms. Five rooms allow double occupancy, each having a queen size bed. The family suite allows a family of six with one queen bed and two sets of twin bunk beds – each equipped with its own flat screen!



he Town of Green Mountain Falls is north of Pikes Peak and is 11 miles west of Colorado Springs just off U.S. Highway 24. At an altitude of 7,800 feet, the Town is set in a picturesque narrow mountain valley surrounded on three sides by Pike

Natural assets include three creeks, waterfalls, a lake, rugged cliffs, forests, wildflowers, and abundant wildlife.

abundant wildlife. Green Mountain Falls is a quiet and peaceful mountain town with a yearround population of approximately 871. The number of people in Town increases significantly in the summer as people from other states arrive to use their family cabins. These people are commonly called “summer residents” and they bring a sense of tradition and a love for the community.

Architecturally, the Town has a variety of rustic summer log cabins and Victorian houses mixed with newer homes. The Town’s character is reflected in the preservation of National Forest. The El Paso County/ historic structures including the Teller County line goes North – South original land office building, hotels, through Green Mountain Falls. 62% and the Church in the Wildwood. The of the town is in El Paso County. 38% Town’s focal point is an 1890 Victorian is in Teller County. Natural assets gazebo on an island in a small lake. include three creeks, waterfalls, a lake, rugged cliffs, forests, wildflowers, and









The Gazebo, built in 1890, is located in the center of town on what is known as Gazebo Lake. While it may not be considered a normal visitor’s attraction, it is one of the area’s most popular locations. And it is the perfect place to picnic, photograph, relax during a pleasant walk around the lake, or a place to spend quality time with family and loved ones. The Gazebo is also a very popular location for wedding, anniversary, and school prom pictures.

Thanks to the annual Green Box Arts Festival held in Green Mountain Falls each June/July there are several permanent art installations on display throughout town. Start your Art Walk at:

100 Lake Street Downtown Green Mountain Falls

22.6’ ARC x 4, by Bernar Venet Green Box Arts Farm Stand Rotating billboard installation at Lake Street, by various artists End of Lake Street Four Orbits, by Charles O. Perry Mountain Road Corner

SHOPPING For something unexpected: A lovely, original shop you will enjoy is Stones and Bones, located next door to The Pantry restaurant. They have a selection of nice jewelry and locally made craftwork. The owners, Ken and Melissa Nord, have extracted many stones and gems from the area.

HIKING IN GREEN MOUNTAIN FALLS The Green Mountain Falls Trails System consists of 16 magnificent trails totaling more than 20 miles that provide a variety of experiences. All are non-motorized hiking trails. The American Discovery Trail (ADT), a 6,800-mile long coast-to-coast trail route across America and the Ute Pass Regional Trail, includes a 40-mile route from Colorado Springs to Cripple Creek, that passes through the Town of Green Mountain Falls on a bicycle/pedestrian lane along Ute Pass Avenue.

Two of the Green Mountain Falls trails connect directly to the Ring the Peak Trail, a 57-mile-long loop that circumnavigates Pikes Peak. Most of the system consists of back country single track hiking trails carved out of the forest on the steep ramparts that overlook the Town and feature spectacular views. The best thing about the hiking trails in Green Mountain Falls is that they are literally just outside the door. In just a matter of minutes you can wander up a trail and be in the thick of nature. Some trails (especially over at the Kirkpatrick

Trailhead) are less strenuous and good to do with kids. Some are more difficult if you are looking for a good workout. And some amble along the side of the mountain if you are looking for time just to stroll and clear your head. You can find trail maps in this Guest Book, as well as at the Welcome sign near the Gazebo at Gazebo Lake in the middle of town. You can also find maps and the latest information about the trails at



Pikes Peak, located in the Rocky Mountains west of Colorado Springs, is one of the most famous — and most attainable — 14ers in the country.

Named 4th-Best Zoo in North America by USA Today’s “10Best,” the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is about sharing the wonders of the natural world with kids of all ages and providing memories for a lifetime. Here, you’ll get to explore newly renovated and award-winning exhibits, discover more than 30 species of endangered animals, and interact with our giraffes – don’t miss the chance to hand-feed them! You can also soar over your favorite animal exhibits and take in breathtaking views of the city below on the Mountaineer Sky Ride. 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road Colorado Springs, CO 80906 (719) 633-9925

Clocking in at a magnificent 14,115 feet, Pikes Peak is one of the 53 mountains in Colorado that achieves a height of 14,000 feet+, offering it further bragging rights as one of the top 100 mountains in the United States. Talk about altitude! Pikes Peak attracts more than 500,000 visitors every year, making it the most visited peak in North America. If you think that’s impressive, wait until you see the view. The Cog Railway that goes up to the top of the mountain is presently closed for maintenance and will reopen in 2021. By far the most popular way to summit, driving gives you the freedom to take things at your own pace. Stop at every curve of the road, or cruise straight to the clouds. You’re in charge and can spend as much time as you like during the highway’s daily hours. Bring a picnic, fishing poles, and hiking boots to make a day of it! You can also ride a bike, hike up the mountain, or take a guided tour with Adventures Out West Tours.

CAVE OF THE WINDS Discovered in 1881, Cave of the Winds has been a premier Colorado attraction for more than a century. Explore amazing caverns, experience total cave darkness, and marvel at the beauty of formations hundreds of thousands of years old. Then step outside and walk on the wind on the Wind Walker Challenge Course, fly like a bat on the Bat-a-Pult, and dive into Williams Canyon on the one of a kind aerial dive ride, the TERROR-Dactyl. Lots of family fun, amazing views, and memories to last a lifetime! 1000 Cave of the Winds Road Manitou Springs, CO 80829 (719) 685-5444 Driving Directions from I-25: Take Exit 141. Go west on Highway 24 about six miles. The entrance to Cave of the Winds is on the right just past the billboard sign. Parking is free.

Driving Directions from I-25: Take exit 138 (Circle Drive).Go west on Lake Avenue, toward The Broadmoor Hotel. Turn right at the hotel roundabout and follow the signs to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

COLORADO WOLF AND WILDLIFE CENTER The Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center is one of very few sanctuaries in the United States that has been certified by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). The center is home to wolves, coyotes, and fox that each live and thrive in large wooded enclosures that provide privacy, sanctuary, and stimulation for these amazing and beautiful animals. Visitors can take an hour tour to meet all of the resident animals, learn their histories, and gain a better understanding of how they and their habitat are being threatened and what people can do to help. Each tour culminates with a group “wolf howl.” (719) 687-9742 Driving Directions: The Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center is in Divide, CO. It is best to follow the directions provided on the website, however, if you wish to use a GPS for most of the trip, please put “Lower Twin Rocks Road, Florissant, CO.” This will get you to their street, CR 42 Twin Rocks Road, and from there travel exactly 1.5 miles. The wolf center is on the north side of the road.



Cripple Creek is a historic gambling and mining town that’s one of the most dynamic and scenic tourism destinations in Colorado. It is a 45-minute drive southwest of Green Mountain Falls and is one of the most scenic drives in the west. The grandly restored Old West brick buildings along Bennett Avenue, surrounded by majestic mountains, boast nine unique state-of-the-art casinos, as well as great restaurants and shops!

Explore Colorado Springs’ paradise in one magical stop. Garden of the Gods Park is a registered National Natural Landmark. Imagine dramatic views, 300’ towering sandstone rock formations against a backdrop of snow-capped Pikes Peak and brilliant blue skies. This world-class Visitor & Nature Center and museum is the most visited attraction in the region with all new interactive exhibits. Learn how the amazing red rocks got there with the NEW Geo-Trekker theater experience, shown every 20 minutes. Delight in one of Colorado’s most photographed views while eating in our glass-enclosed café or from our terrace overlooking Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods.

HISTORIC MANITOU SPRINGS Before the 1800’s the Ute and Cheyenne Indians would come here with offerings to the great spirit that emanated from the natural springs, then it became a rest stop for gold prospectors, and then a holiday spot for residents of Colorado Springs, and now it’s your perfect tourist attraction. It has charm and character and coffee shops and even an old school arcade, complete with skeeball, pinball, and more! This is where you can get all your touristy knickknackery and Native American memorabilia, and even some elegant items. Take 1-25 South to Exit 141. Merge on to Highway 24 West (towards the mountains). Travel 4 miles to the Manitou Avenue exit; Turn right off the exit ramp. Follow Manitou Ave to the Historic Down town District.

MANITOU CLIFF DWELLINGS Explore the fascinating architecture of the ancient Anasazi and browse through two museums featuring cultural displays all overlooking the historic town of Manitou Springs. The magic and mystery of the Native American culture will delight visitors of all ages. 10 Cliff Dwellings Rd Manitou Springs, CO 80829 (719) 685-5242

From I-25: Take Exit #146 (Garden of the Gods Road). Go West (towards the mountains) for 2.5 miles. Turn Left onto 30th Street. The Visitor & Nature Center will be on the left (a little over a mile). (719) 634-6666

MOUNT PRINCETON HOT SPRINGS RESORT The hot springs waters at Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort are 100% natural and odorless. The hot springs waters bubble out of the ground at 120 degrees at the source. Soak in and surrender to the relaxation of a real natural hot spring while appreciating the beautiful nature surrounding you. Afterward, head to the spa for a massage in their creek-side massage room. You’ll find a spa menu, juice bar, saunas, steam rooms, and a daily schedule of complimentary fitness classes. You may purchase a day pass and soak for the day enjoying these unique Colorado hot springs. These hot springs are located in Nathrop, Colorado between the towns of Buena Vista and Salida. 15870 County Road 162 Nathrop, Colorado 81236-9703 (719) 395-2447

EXPLORE UTE PASS SEVEN FALLS Located less than one mile from The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Seven Falls is one of Colorado’s most captivating natural wonders. This magnificent series of waterfalls is situated in a 1,250-foot-wall box canyon between the towering Pillars of Hercules. Take in stunning vistas of verdant valleys, striking rock formations, and golden prairies as you climb the challenging 224 steps to the hiking trails and the banks of glistening streams that feed Seven Falls and its 181-foot drop of falling water. (855) 923-7272 Due to the unique nature of Seven Falls, the park hours vary by season. Please call the Park before planning to arrive for any updates to Park hours. Patrons must park at 1045 Lower Gold Camp Rd located at Norris Penrose Event Center. Parking and shuttle transportation is complimentary; all Seven Falls and 1858 patrons will park at 1045 Lower Gold Camp Rd.

NORTH POLE COLORADO A Christmas-themed tradition since 1956. This enchanted family theme park has something for every member of the family. Coem meet Santa Claus and his elves. Come ride with us on the unique Christmas Tree Ride, swing through the sky on the Enterprise Space Shuttle, and enjoy a whimsical ride on our Antique Carousel. You can fly through the sky on an Aerial Tram or stay on the ground with the Miniature Train. There are more than two dozen family-friendly rides for your pleasure. Spend time feeding our goats and llamas or watch the magic show. Browse the quaint village shops stocked with unique gifts, perfect for getting your holiday shopping done early! Open mid-May – Christmas Eve. Times vary – check the website for hours of operation. 5050 Pikes Peak Hwy Cascade, CO 80809 (719) 684-9432

OLD COLORADO HISTORIC CITY The historic town next to Colorado Springs proper has become a lively shopping corridor with farmers markets, saloons, and a wellkept sense of history. West Colorado Ave. and 24th Street Colorado Springs, CO 80904



SPECIAL OCCASIONS & FESTIVALS GREEN BOX ARTS FESTIVAL - JUNE / JULY The Green Box Arts Festival is embarking upon its second decade of creating and presenting extraordinary contemporary art. Green Box Arts inspires artists, residents, and visitors to participate in the creative process and cultivate new artistic directions in the natural beauty of Green Mountain Falls and the Pikes Peak region of Colorado. This festival, held during the July 4th holiday, is committed to fostering creative expression and the presentation of art forms at the highest level. There are lively music and dance performances, incredible installation art, as well as art, yoga, culinary arts classes for all ages, and summer arts and music camps for kids. You won’t want to miss the annual 4th of July Block Party held right in the middle of town on Lake Street. Some events are free. Classes and camps require registration.

BRONC DAY - JULY Traditionally held on the last Saturday in July in Green Mountain Falls, the annual Bronc Day is a free event and one of the longest historical events running in Southern Colorado. It began in 1939 to welcome cowhands, tourists, and families who were coming to the Ute Pass area to rodeo, vacation, or work the summer trades. It eventually became an annual day that people set aside to attend as part of their summer experience and family memories! Over the years, Bronc Day has expanded with bounce houses and inflatables, a stick pony rodeo, lots of vendors selling their wares, and fabulous food like fry bread, turkey legs, shaved ice, pulled pork sandwiches, and corn on the cob. All this along with live entertainment: singing, Victorian dance lessons, costume contests, boat racing on the lake, rubber ducky races on the river, and much more!

EMMA CRAWFORD COFFIN RACES & FESTIVAL - OCTOBER Commemorating the dead is usually a gloomy occasion. Well, not in Manitou Springs. Celebrate autumn and the Halloween season at one of the weirdest events in Colorado, the Emma Crawford Coffin Races, held the last Saturday in October before Halloween. In the early 90s, the town of Manitou Springs was looking for ideas to boost local tourism. It was in 1994 that they decided to put the “fun” in funeral – by creating an event that aims to honor, though fun and crazy at that, one of the most notable persons in the town’s history, Emma Crawford. Gaining both national and international attention, attendees come from all over the country to witness this spectacle of the spooky and the bizarre. This three-hour event is free. There is a coffin parade, a race, and an after-party featuring a beer garden and live entertainment. Without a doubt, there is FUN in the word funeral in Manitou Springs!

SPECIAL OCCASIONS & FESTIVALS MANITOU SPRINGS COLORADO WINE FESTIVAL - JUNE Kick off summer with the first Colorado wine festival of the season. Sample and purchase wine from 30+ Colorado wineries, delicious food, live music and gift vendors at the base of Pikes Peak, America’s Mountain. Ticket prices are usually $35 per person and include admission to wine tastings and a free Manitou Springs Wine Festival glass.

PIKES PEAK INTERNATIONAL HILL CLIMB - JUNE The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC), brought to you by Gran Turismo, also known as The Race to the Clouds, is an invitational automobile and motorcycle hill climb to the summit of Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain in Colorado, USA. The event is held annually on the last Sunday of June.

LABOR DAY LIFT OFF - LABOR DAY WEEKEND Start your Labor Day off right with a hot air balloon mass ascension of over 70 balloons accompanied by food and drinks from local vendors at the annual Labor Day Lift Off event in Colorado Springs. Activities continue all weekend with skydiving demonstrations, wakeboarding exhibitions, paddle boarding, live entertainment, chainsaw carving, and donut eating competitions. Wrap up your visit at Memorial Park over the Labor Day weekend with a hot air balloon glow at dusk.

TREE LIGHTING CELEBRATION - THANKSGIVING WEEKEND Every Sunday after Thanksgiving, the entire town of Green Mountain Falls gets into the Spirit of Christmas with the Annual Community Tree Lighting Celebration—and the night isn’t just about trees! Area homes, businesses, and churches create a bright trail of Christmas lights and decorations throughout town. The evening begins with a cider and hot chocolate reception at the refurbished Sallie Bush building. Then moves into a walking tour that begins near the town hall and ends at the big, beautiful Christmas Tree at Gazebo Park. Along the way you can enjoy caroling, hot cider and chocolate, art displays at the Church in the Wildwood, and genuine community spirit.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT COLORADO SPRINGS FINE ARTS CENTER Closing on its first century, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College includes the Taylor Museum, home to several galleries where the permanent collection of Southwest art is displayed, in addition to other permanent works and traveling shows. The Performing Arts department’s SaGāJi Theatre, the Fine Arts Center Theatre Company, produces comedies, dramas, and musicals. It also hosts music and dance events and film festivals. And the Bemis School of Art offers art education to the local community, with seven art studios. It offers classes for adults and children. Four times a year it holds free “Family Adventure Days.” 30 West Dale Street Colorado Springs, CO 80903 (719) 634-5583

COLORADO SPRINGS PIONEERS MUSEUM This museum has over 60,000 objects in its collection including nationally significant collections of quilts, Van Briggle art pottery, plus the finest regional art collection in the state of Colorado. The Native American collection includes hundreds of items representative of the Ute, Cheyenne, and Arapaho cultures. 215 S. Tejon Street Colorado Springs, CO 80903 (719) 385 – 5990

THE WORLD FIGURE SKATING MUSEUM The only institution of its kind in the world, the Museum is dedicated exclusively to the preservation and interpretation of the history of figure skating. The greatest names in figure skating are honored in the museum’s World and U.S. Hall of Fame. 20 First Street Colorado Springs, CO (719) 635-5200

THE GHOST TOWN MUSEUM The Ghost Town Museum serves as a permanent example of what the wild west towns of 100 years ago might have been like. An impressive collection of everyday artifacts displayed in each of the town’s buildings, which of themselves are a collection of the very structures left to decay around the Pikes Peak region; all looking much as they would have been left 100 or more years ago. All of it is housed inside a historic stone structure, built in 1899. There are many hands-on activities for children: crank a butter churn; operate an old-time arcade; see a short film on the gold mining era; or pan for real gold in the extensive panning areas. Shop for gifts, have a picnic, or sip an old-time sarsaparilla. (719) 634-0696 ghosttownmuseum.cmo

ROCKY MOUNTAIN DINOSAUR RESOURCE CENTER Located just down the road in Woodland Park, the Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center is a world-class museum featuring an awe-inspiring display of dinosaurs, prehistoric marine reptiles, pterosaurs, and fish of North America’s late Cretaceous period. The fossil skeletons on display are supplemented with vibrant graphics and life-restoration sculptures to aid in visualizing these fascinating animals in life and the environments. 201 S. Fairview St. Woodland Park, Colorado 80863 (719) 686-1820

THE U.S. OLYMPIC TRAINING CENTER The US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs is home to Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American and Parapan American athletes in the following sports: Boxing, Cycling, Figure Skating, Gymnastics, Judo, Pentathlon, Shooting, Swimming, and Wrestling. The center offers year-round guided tours of the OTC facilities. Tours begin with a video presentation and are followed by a walking tour of the Complex. The experience lasts approximately 1 hour. 1 Olympic Plaza Colorado Springs, CO 80909 (719) 866-4618





WORSHIP CHURCH IN THE WILDWOOD Church in the Wildwood, United Church of Christ, right next door to the Outlook Lodge, is a welcoming, open-minded church, and hass been since it was built in 1889. Sunday service is at 10:30 a.m., followed by “coffee, treats, and good conversation” in the Fellowship Hall at 11:30 a.m. Check out their website for a monthly schedule as well as information on weddings and adult education. 10585 Ute Pass Ave. Green Mountain Falls, CO 80819 (719) 684-9427

FINE DINING SWISS CHALET It sort of looks like a random restaurant on the outside, and, sort of is. But the food is great and the waitstaff is chill. What you lose in atmosphere you gain in serving size, which is big and will make you happy. The juicy salmon steak and fried avocado appetizer are a must! Entrees are $23 - $29. 19263 E. US Highway 24 Woodland Park, CO 80863 (719) 687-2001

RISTORANTE DEL LAGO AT THE BROADMOOR Envisioned by renowned designer Adam D. Tihany and inspired by the finest culinary regions of Italy, Ristorante del Lago offers a lively and authentic dining experience at The Broadmoor. The restaurant’s inviting design evokes the luxurious villas of Lake Como, with exposed wood beams, terra cotta tile, custom walnut millwork, leather banquettes, and an indoor/outdoor fireplace. An enticing menu of Old World favorites combined with the timeless ambiance offers the ideal setting to dine with friends or make new ones. 1 Lake Avenue Colorado Springs, CO 80906 (719) 577-5733

THE SUMMIT AT THE BROADMOOR The Summit showcases the regional cuisines of the America with a classic twist, complemented by an innovative wine and cocktail program in a modern atmosphere. The restaurant features a visually striking glass enclosed wine turret that stores over 500 bottles. A vibrant network of top-shelf vendors provides the kitchen with the highest quality ingredients and local produce available, while an extensive bar highlights local microbrews, cocktails, and wines from the finest regions of the world. 19 Lake Circle Colorado Springs, CO 80906 (719) 577-5896



LOCAL FARE AJ’S PIZZA At AJ’s American Pizzeria in Woodland Park only the finest ingredients such as Grande craft cheese, delicious meats, and fresh vegetables are used. By pairing stone oven innovations with traditional cooking styles, AJ’s provides an exceptional experience by baking our pizzas, pastas, and sandwiches to perfection! AJ’s American Pizzeria delivers the ultimate flavor experience! 751 Gold Hil Place Woodland Park, CO (719) 687-45050

CARMEN, A TAPAS GRILL & BAR Born out of a love of fine wines and delicious food, Carmen, A Tapas Grill & Bar, has become the premiere location for casual dining in Woodland Park. After traveling the world and sampling different cuisines, the owners decided to make their way back to this wonderful mountain town and bring the world to its guests! Come and taste the experience for yourself! 609 W. Midland Ave. Woodland Park, CO 80863 (719) 686-6492

FUSION JAPAN A casual spot offering creative sushi rolls along with Japanese & Thai dishes, plus beer, wine, and sake. 765 Gold Hill Place South Woodland Park, CO 80863 (719) 687-2228

FIESTA MEXICANA A casual eatery with margaritas serving Mexican dishes ranging from tacos to carne asada. 420 W. Midland Ave. Woodland Park, CO 80863 (719) 687-3551



Adam’s Mountain Cafe offers a global cuisine with an emphasis on as much local and organic product as possible in the region. They specialize in vegetarian and vegan but also offer dishes with boulder all natural chicken, organic salmon, fresh roasted turkey, and shrimp. You can also find Colorado craft beers, craft cocktails, and a boutique wine list.

Your local morning hangout and place to read the paper and plan your day!

692 Manitou Avenue Manitou Springs, CO 80829 (719) 695-1430

THE BLUE MOOSE TAVERN Your classic mountain dive-bar, The Blue Moose specializes in micro-brew beer, gourmet pizza, sandwiches, and the best fries around. They are proud of their large stage and dance floor, and have live bands playing every weekend. Throughout the week they have drink specials, karaoke, and other special events. A great place to catch a game on T.V. as well!

10530 Ute Pass Ave. Green Mountain Falls, CO 80819 (719) 684-2355

JAKE & TELLY’S GREEK TAVERNA Located in beautiful historic Old Colorado City, Jake & Telly’s Greek Taverna has been delighting loyal guests since 1997. Their delicious and innovative Greek specialties are made with fresh ingredients like Paopu, perfected at his Philadelphia restaurant. They have something for every palate, from a kids menu, to vegetarian and vegan options. 2616 West Colorado Ave. Colorado Springs, CO 80904 (719) 633-0406

10530 Ute Pass Ave. Green Mountain Falls, CO 80819

MUCKY DUCK RESTAURANT GARDEN OF THE GODS MARKET AND CAFE The Garden of the Gods Market and Cafe is firmly committed to providing its wonderful customers with culinary excellence and knowledgeable service. From its catering and gourmet market, to a dine-in restaurant, you can get award-winning food for any occasion in conjunction with gracious hospitality. Cafe hours: every day 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. Market hours: every day 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. 410 S. 26th St. Colorado Springs, CO 80904 (719) 471 - 2799

This rustic restaurant serves delicious food in the $18 - $21 entrée price range. The building in which this is housed was built in the 1800s and added onto in 1924. It has the original infrastructure, and the same kind of vibe from back in the day. Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner is served. 10530 Ute Pass Ave. Green Mountain Falls, CO 80819 (719) 684-2008

LOCAL FARE THE PANTRY RESTAURANT Here’s where you can get your neighborly breakfast or lunch. The Pantry has great food, nice people, affordable prices, and a great patio during the summer weekend with a buffet and live music! Don’t miss their world-famous “Mother Load” pancake, Pantry Omelet, and Cinnamon Roll French Toast. Check out their collection of toys, doodads, and lunchboxes all over the walls, and mismatching coffee mugs! 6980 Lake Street Green Mountain Falls, CO 80819 (719) 684-9018

SWIRL WINE BAR This spot, down an alleyway but connected to the Swirl wine store, Is a nice little jewel of a place that offers respite from the throngs of tourists. All bottles are half off on Sundays. 717 Manitou Avenue Manitou Springs, CO 80829 (719) 685-2294

TAPATERIA Experience authenticity with real Spanish tapas, exceptional wine values, and classic Barcelona ambiance. This warm venue pairs wine with traditional and creative spins on Spanish tapas and is all gluten-free. 2607 W. Colorado Ave. Colorado Springs, CO 80904 (719) 471-TAPA (8272)

WINES OF COLORADO Nestled at the foot of Pikes Peak in Cascade, The Wines of Colorado is true to its name. It is a restaurant, tasting room, retail wine, and gift shop. You can sniff your way around the tasting room and retire to the wood planked deck or Creekside dining area to feast on towering sandwiches and burgers, including the very popular buffalo wine burger. Shielded from the sun by wispy willow trees and aromatic pines along the creek, The Wines of Colorado is the perfect place to enjoy your getaway. 8045 W. Hwy 24 Cascade, CO 80809 (719) 684-0900


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