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Agate Hill Inn

You are invited to be our Bed and Breakfast guest while staying in the Colorado Springs area.

Agate Hill Inn sits at the base of Pikes Peak in the historic district of Manitou Springs. Downtown Colorado Springs is just four miles away. Walk to award winning restaurants, art galleries and shopping. Visit Garden of the Gods or take the Cog-rail to the summit of Pike's Peak.
Our cottages are just across the lawn from the main house. Enjoy an old fashioned traditional veranda that invites you to sit, relax and enjoy the foothills of Pike's Peak. Each cottage is like a petite maison, with privacy and plenty of space including a sitting room, kitchen, private bath and bedrooms with king sized Select Comfort beds. TV/VCR/DVD, Air Conditioned.

The Inn is a gallery of fine art from many local artists. Infused in the life of Agate Hill is a creative artistic impulse: from the artists that live and create in the community, to the natural beauty of the surrounding mountain foothills.
If you are a business traveler to the Colorado Springs area, every cottage has high speed internet and WIFI (802.11) "wireless fidelity hot spot" access. Each cottage has an office area with desk space.
Vintage Romance Package

We are pleased to have available copies of a newly published book on Manitou Springs. Local author and historian Deborah Harrison has gathered more than 200 stunning images to tell the unique tale of Manitou Springs. As a magical town hidden between Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak the valley has a rich history starting with the Ute and Cheyenne drawn to the healing waters of its mineral springs. As more and more Europeans traveled to Manitou, a city was born and established as a health resort. Previously unpublished photographs, postcards and sketches and other visual memorabilia showcase treasured landmarks, events and characters from the city's past. While supplies last, one volume per registration. (See if you can spot Agate Hill on the cover)

Pikes Peak

Exploring the Pikes Peak area...

Pikes Peak

Pikes Peak is perhaps the most famous mountain in Colorado with Garden of the Gods as its gateway from the east. Zebulon Pike first saw the peak and noted it in his journals in 1806. By 1858 the expression "Pikes Peak or Bust" was the slogan of wagon trains heading west to find their fortunes. By the 1870's, and the arrival of the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad, William Palmer (founder of Colorado Springs) and Dr. Bell (founder of Manitou Springs) promoted the area to attract new residents and visitors.

Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods is a 1300 acre city park with areas to picnic, hike, bike, climb or horse back ride. A visitors and interpretive center on the east side of the park is easily accessible from Colorado Springs which describes the geology and history of the park. Garden of the Gods frames Pikes Peak from Colorado Springs and is also the gateway to Manitou Springs which sits at the base of Pikes Peak.

Manitou and Pikes Peak COG Railway

Cog Railway is named a "COG" train because of its unique double rack rail system. Visitors to the Colorado Springs area have been riding the train since 1891, all trains leave from the historic train station in Manitou Springs. Modern swiss built trains run from April through December for a 3 hour round trip to the top of Pikes Peak. At certain times of the year vintage trains also run on special excursions.

Glen Eyrie Castle

Glen Eyrie Castle Built as a private residence by William Palmer the founder of Colorado Springs in 1903. Now headquarters to the Navigators.

Colorado College

Colorado College was founded in 1874. The college is a four-year nationally prominent liberal arts sciences college, with just over 1,900 undergraduates. The college is in Colorado Springs and just 4 miles from Manitou Springs. The Inn's Garden Cottage with three bedrooms is idea for college families.

United States Air Force Academy Chapel

United State Air Force Academy is just north of Colorado Springs. The academy's mission is to inspire and develop outstanding young men and women to become Air Force officers. On a campus has an enrollment of 4,000 cadets on 18,000 acres. Possibly the best known building on the academy is the Cadet Chapel, which in 1996 was the recipient of the prestigious American Institute of Architects (AIA) Twenty-five Year Award.


Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center

Olympic Training Center The Olympic Visitor Center in Colorado Springs with the Olympic Hall of Fame Rotunda hosts tours of the sports training facilities where US Olympic athletes train. Sports Center Gymnasiums, weightlifting facilities, Shooting Center, Sports Science and Technology lab, Sports Medicine, the Aquatics Center and the Flume are many of the facilities on the tour.

Bishop's Castle

Bishop's Castle The Castle is located in south central Colorado on State Highway 165 approximately 12 miles southeast of the junction of SH 96 and SH 165. An excellent side trip, the castle is being constructed by a single man, Jim Bishop. The castle has been under construction since 1969 and continues to be a work in progress. The castle is open to visitors on a donation basis. The castle is a monument to what a hard-working individual can accomplish in a lifetime.

Mining Museum

Western Museum of Mining and Industry GOLD! It burned like a fever in the hearts of men and women everywhere it has been discovered. It drew thousands by boat, on foot, wagon, and horseback to the gold fields of the West where they hoped to make their fortune. Towns grew up overnight and new territories were explored and developed. The Western Museum of Mining and Industry preserves this rich history and brings it to life for you.

Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine

Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine has unique gold mine & ghost town tours. Get the chance to go down 1,000 feet in the Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine and step into the boots of the 1890's hard rock miner. You will ride the man-skip down to the 10th level and walk through time as your tour guide explains the 100-year-old mine and it's heritage. The history of the Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine began in the Spring of 1891, Perry Gortner, Mollie's son, arrived in the area employed as a surveyor assigned to map mining claims of this country’s newest found Gold Camp. Mollie, excited with curiosity of new found gold, worried for her sons well being, decided to visit the new gold fields. Soon she moved to Cripple Creek. Rather innocently, she discovered gold. After having lunch one day, her son pointed out a herd of elk, while viewing them she spotted gold in a rock outcropping.

Agate Hill Inn
103 Cave Avenue
Corner of Spencer and Cave Avenues
Manitou Springs, Colorado 80829
Phone: (719)685-0685
(Just 1 mile from Colorado Springs at the foot of Pikes Peak)
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