Make a Stop Along the Colorado Spirits Trail

Colorado Spirits Trail Takes the Guesswork Out of Planning

Colorado is home to countless breweries, wineries, distilleries, and meaderies, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the options. Look no further than the Colorado Spirits Trail to solve this problem (and it’s a good problem to have!). The Colorado Spirits Trail takes you across our great state to all the best places for your favorite drinks. When you’re ready to visit our neck of the woods here in Manitou Springs, make sure to stop in at Axe and the Oak Distillery, just a few minutes down the road from our inn.

Locally Sourced, Locally EnjoyedA bartender pours liquor into a glass full of ice.

The Axe and the Oak specializes in whiskey production, but a visit to their Whiskey House will afford you many craft cocktail options created by their mixologists. The Whiskey House is located in a reclaimed schoolhouse called the Ivywild School and features happy hour from Monday through Saturday, 4 – 7 p.m. Try a signature flight of three or four whiskeys to get a full spectrum of the flavors this distillery creates.

The drinks may be what draws you into the Axe and the Oak, but their appetizers and entrees will take your experience to the next level. Guests love their shareable appetizers (think soft pretzels, jalapeno poppers, or a meat and cheese board) and their delicious entrees. Round out the evening with their bourbon caramel chocolate cake for dessert!

The Axe and the Oak has an intimate atmosphere making it the perfect place to enjoy live music. From Monday through Saturday, enjoy a variety of tunes from locals and nationally-touring artists alike.

Set up a tour and let your guide walk you through the history of the distillery, the process each batch undergoes to ensure exquisite flavor, and the unique features of each drink they produce. Your $15 ticket will also get you half off of your first cocktail.

Stay with us in Historic Manitou Springs

After a night out on the town, you’ll want a comfortable place to lay your head before your next adventure. Let us pamper you with our gourmet breakfast, onsite massage services, and luxurious hot tub. Your ultimate Manitou Springs getaway awaits, so book today!Pawnee guest room with green walls, wood and metal bed, and nightstands with lamps

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