About our Historic Inn in Manitou Springs, CO

The Avenue Hotel Bed and Breakfast provides lodging in Manitou Springs, Colorado and was built in 1886. This Queen Ann-style Victorian house was originally a two-story building that was run as a boarding house for roughly 50 years. In 1938, a third story was added. It was converted to an apartment building for some time. Formerly known as Gray’s Avenue Hotel, the establishment became a bed and breakfast in 1984 under the Gray family name. It was Manitou’s first bed and breakfast.

Antiques and local art create a warm and cozy setting. Our lifelong collection of antiques combined with updated decor create the distinctive atmosphere at Avenue Hotel Bed and Breakfast. Local art is hung throughout the hotel.

The three-story staircase in the middle of the house is the inn’s defining architectural feature. There are two spacious parlors in the main house, perfect for large families or groups. The massive Manitou green-stone fireplace is the focal point of our main parlor, mirrored by a large bay window overlooking the front lawn. The second parlor is equipped with a guest computer, an electric fireplace, large table for games and extra seating, and beautiful views of the library lawn and garden.

We are located in the heart of downtown Manitou Springs, a historic mountain town four miles outside of Colorado Springs and at the base of Pikes Peak. Our location provides you an ideal starting point for all of your sightseeing in the Pikes Peak region, Manitou Springs, and the Front Range. We can provide a local’s perspective on what to see or do. You can also visit the following visitor centers:

Eco-friendly Efforts

We are working to leave a smaller carbon footprint with the efforts from our staff and guests. We recycle paper, plastic, and glass. We provide recycle bins in guest rooms. Our Melaleuca cleaning products and our Caldrea laundry products are eco-friendly and easy on the body. We provide our organic shampoo, conditioner, and body wash in refillable shower pumps. All of our guestrooms have refillable soap pumps, eliminating single use plastic bottles.

We also provide a water coolers where you can refill your water bottle or cups rather than throwing away water bottles after each use. We saved over 2000 bottles a year from the landfill just from our small efforts. Join us!

Community Support Efforts

We love supporting other small businesses in our community. It’s important that we build each other up and partner with others as often as possible. We’d like to give a shout out to these local businesses, artists, and craftsmen we work alongside: