Monday, August 23, 2010

Congratulations - 5 Pikes Peak Ascent / Marathon Runners Joined Us at Eastholme B&B, Cascade CO

This past weekend was the 55th running of the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon. See our previous blog post for race details and stats. We were honored to have five runners join us for the weekend while they competed in the two events. Our hats are off to them all for an incredible effort. Running in these races is a special moment and one to be proud of. 

Lara                 Oakdale, MN           Ascent            5:09:08
Michael            Denver, CO             Ascent             4:58:25
Jared               San Antonio, TX       Ascent             3:59:50
Jeremiah          Grand Rapids, MI     Marathon         5:41:43
Jay                   Beaufort, SC            Marathon         6:49:19

Lara not pictured due to check out on same day of race.  

Jared:  The most I've ever suffered - EVER.  I'll be back next year for more!  

Michael:  Definitely the most difficult thing I have ever done.  I loved every minute of it, can't wait for next year!

Jeremiah:  What comes to mind is, "Beautiful Pain".  While I left little pieces of myself out on the trail, I'm taking with me the grandeur of the mountain.  Until next time!
Jay:  Definitely America's Challenge.  Love the challenge.  Definitely the most difficult but well worth it.  Would do it again one day.  Will never complain about a hill again.  When my ironman friends call me crazy, I must be!

Thank you all for choosing Eastholme for your lodging and more so allowing us to met you on your quest. 

And don't forget this coming Sunday August 29nd is the first ever Assault on Pikes Peak bicycle challenge. Check our our blog post for details as well as our Google map

Eastholme in the Rockies A Bed and Breakfast Inn
4445 Hagerman Avenue Cascade, CO 80809
719.684.9901
800.672.9901
Email: info@eastholme.com
Website: www.eastholme.com
Blog: http://blog.eastholme.com
Deborah and Ken Rice, Innkeepers

Monday, August 16, 2010

Last Minute Romantic Weekend Getaway at Eastholme Bed and Breakfast - Colorado Springs, CO

In celebration of our 125th anniversary at Eastholme in the Rockies. We are offering our last minute romantic weekend getaway special.  Just imagine a romantic weekend in your private cabin in the mountains near Pikes Peak.  Featuring jacuzzi tubs, gas fireplace and our 3 course gourmet breakfast each morning.



Book four nights in the month of September and October 2010 in our Columbine Cabin or Primrose Cabin for only $125/night and receive a FREE bouquet of roses. $110 Savings!

To enhance your romantic getaway, join us for our famous six course gourmet dinner for two with Chef Aron for an additional fee of $120. Dinners are served in the privacy of your cabin for that one of a kind romantic experience.

To reserve your four night stay with us, call (719)684-9901 and mention this Blog special. For new bookings only!

Follow our Blog for more information on specials in celebration of Eastholme's 125th Anniversary

 
Eastholme in the Rockies
A Bed and Breakfast Inn
4445 Hagerman Avenue
Cascade, CO 80809
719.684.9901 800.672.9901
Email: info@eastholme.com
Website: www.eastholme.com
Blog: http://blog.eastholme.com

Deborah and Ken Rice, Innkeepers

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Pikes Peak Ascent & Marathon this wkend 8/21-22, Eastholme B&B Cascade CO




Well, it’s almost time again for the big running races. This coming weekend marks the 55th running. For those not familiar with the events, the Ascent is a one-way race UP Pikes Peak for a total of 13.32 miles AND a VERTICAL gain of 7,815 feet!  That race occurs on Saturday. And if that’s not enough, lots of folks come back the next day (Sunday) and run the Marathon … you guessed it, UP first and then back DOWN. That’s 26.64 miles and 15,630 feet of combined elevation gain/loss!  And of course this is all occurring between 6,300 feet and 14,115 feet!  Runners range from 16 to 89 years young!

Course records times are currently:
Ascent:      Male  2hr, 1min, 6 sec     Female   2hr, 33min, 31sec
Marathon:   Male  3hr, 16min, 39sec   Female   4hr, 15min, 18sec

Only 1,800 runners are allowed for the Ascent and 800 for the Marathon. Registration this year for the Marathon filled within 45min of opening.

This year holds a couple special events as well. The 2010 Pikes Peak Ascent has been awarded the 7h annual World Mountain Running Associations (WMRA) Long Distance Challenge. The Challenge is one of the WMRA’s premiere racing events, bringing together athletes from around the globe to compete for team and individual prizes. Last year’s Challenge was held in Austria. Previous hosts included Switzerland, France, and Great Britain. The U.S. also hosted in 2006 with the Pikes Peak Marathon. The event will be hosted in Slovenia in 2011.

The 2010 Pikes Peak Marathon was also Selected for Skyrunner® World Series event. Fourteen international races make up the 2010 Skyrunner® World Series calendar. Some 7,000 participants from at least 37 countries will take part in this unique high-altitude circuit uniting the most prestigious mountain races under the auspices of the International Skyrunning Federation. To concentrate the competition among top athletes, five major races have been selected together with nine trials. The Pikes Peak Marathon will be one of the five major races along with premier races in France, Italy, Spain and Malaysia.

We still have a few rooms available at Eastholme in the Rockies Bed and Breakfast for this coming Ascent/Marathon weekend. Whether you are a runner, an observer, or just relaxing come stay with us in the beautiful mountains of Colorado.

Eastholme in the Rockies A Bed and Breakfast Inn
4445 Hagerman Avenue Cascade, CO 80809
719.684.9901
800.672.9901
Email: info@eastholme.com
Website: www.eastholme.com
Blog: http://blog.eastholme.com
Deborah and Ken Rice, Innkeepers

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Vacation Rental Colorado Springs, Colorado at Eastholme in the Rockies

Eastholme in the Rockies Bed and Breakfast Inn
This charming 1885 Victorian bed and breakfast has been providing Colorado Vacation Rental, Colorado Cabin Rental and lodging accommodations in the Cascade, Colorado area for generations. Just 1 1/2 miles to the entrance of Pikes Peak Mountain.

Our Colorado bed and breakfast home is over 5,200 square feet featuring 6 elegant rooms and two cabins for your vacation rental. With breath taking views of Pikes Peak, we offer a charming retreat with all the comforts of home.

Guest accommodations for up to 24 people including the entire house and cabins combined. Our Victorian Inn has the entire ambiance you are looking for in a home away from home. Choose among six unique guestrooms in the three story main inn and two luxury private cabins. Large sunny rooms, balcony and private decks await your arrival and welcome you to Eastholme in the Rockies Bed and Breakfast Inn. Each room has a special feature such as fireplace, Jacuzzi tub for two and private balcony. Gourmet breakfast included for all guests.
Cabin Vacation Rental - Columbine Cabin

Benefits of Vacation Rental at Eastholme in the Rockies Bed and Breakfast

A benefit of the Vacation Rental and Cabin Rental at Eastholme, your group or family reunion will relish the convenience and flexibility of having an entire bed and breakfast to themselves. Experience the mountain views of Eastholme in the Rockies located in the Pikes Peak mountain village of Cascade, Colorado. Only 6 miles from Colorado Springs, 5 miles from Manitou Springs, and 8 miles from Woodland Park. Enjoy the cooler climate at an elevation of 7,500 ft surrounded by aspens and pines.

INCLUDED IN RATE IS OUR 3-COURSE GOURMET BREAKFAST SERVED DAILY

Area Attractions of the Pikes Peak Region

Eastholme is just minutes away from all the Pikes Peak region area attractions such as Garden of the Gods, Cave of the Winds, Manitou Cliff Dwellings, Pikes Peak Cog Railway, Seven Falls, and the famous Flying W Ranch. The Royal Gorge and river rafting are only an hour drive and the historic mining town of Cripple Creek is only 35 miles away. There are bountiful activities such as hiking, biking, fishing, horseback riding, antique shopping, museums, and fine arts.

Catering Services

Catering services for your event can be arranged with a local catering provider and also with our Executive Chef Aron. Advance reservations are required.

Visit our website at www.eastholme.com for more information about our property rental in Colorado.

Eastholme in the Rockies
A Bed and Breakfast Inn
445 Hagerman Avenue
Cascade, CO 80809
719.684.9901 or  800.672.9901
Email: info@eastholme.com
Website: www.eastholme.com
Blog: http://blog.eastholme.com
Deborah and Ken Rice, Innkeepers

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

All Inclusive Colorado Wedding Packages - Colorado Springs, CO at Eastholme B&B


ALL INCLUSIVE COLORADO WEDDING PACKAGES   

Who wouldn't want to get married at one of the most beautiful Colorado mountain wedding venues, located in the mountains at the foot of Pikes Peak?  Where aspens, pine trees and mountain views abound, no place could seem like a more appropriate place to say your vows. If you aren't much of a planner and would rather let someone else call the shots, a stay at Eastholme in the Rockies Bed and Breakfast with all inclusive wedding packages just might be what the doctor ordered.

If you are not the planning type and don't have the time to plan out all the details of your wedding day, you should hand the reins over to the expert wedding planner at Eastholme in the Rockies. There could be nothing easier about having a destination wedding where all you really have to do is show up. If you don't want to deal with the hassle and stress of planning a wedding, this is a perfect option for you. Simply pick a date and time and you will be set.

There are many couples out there who would much rather spend their money on a perfect honeymoon than on a pricey traditional wedding. With a destination wedding you can get the best of both worlds: a beautiful wedding at one of Colorado's premier wedding venues that leads right into an amazing honeymoon. Another beauty of a destination wedding is that you can really reduce your number of guests attending the event. 

At Eastholme in the Rockies Bed and Breakfast we can accommodate your family and friends for a relaxing stay and you'll never have to leave the property for your event.

Most people are only a little leery of destination weddings due to the family that travels with them. This means that while they might have a beautiful wedding in the mountains with just their closest friends and family, this also means that they will be on their honeymoon with them as well. If this is a concern for you, it really shouldn't be.  Our honeymoon cabins located on the property give the bride and groom their privacy while still enjoying your family and friends.

Check out our all inclusive wedding and reception packages for your destination wedding.  As all inclusive wedding packages go, Eastholme in the Rockies Bed and Breakfast is the perfect choice. 

Eastholme in the Rockies A Bed and Breakfast Inn
4445 Hagerman Avenue
Cascade, CO 80809
719.684.9901 800.672.9901
Email: info@eastholme.com
Website: www.eastholme.com
Blog: http://blog.eastholme.com
Deborah and Ken Rice, Innkeepers

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Craft Lager Festival - Manitou Springs, Colorado - Lodging at Eastholme B&B

This weekend is the annual celebration of the Craft Lager Festival in Manitou Springs, Colorado. Eastholme in the Rockies Bed and Breakfast is located just minutes from the event.


EVENT DETAILS:

Date: Saturday 8/14/2010 & Sunday 8/15/2010
Time: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM (noon for advance purchase tickets)
Memorial Park
502 Manitou Avenue
Manitou Springs, CO 80829

"Drink a Beer, Save a Tree"
...at the annual celebration of bottom-fermented craft lagers in Manitou Springs

KEY BEER INFO:
-Come taste beers from Hawaii to Boston
-Last year had a world premier of 4 unique beers... no telling what you'll only find at the festival this year!
-Enjoy the Warning Sign Eis Bock exclusively at its home, the Craft Lager Festival
- Unlimited sampling of hand crafted lagers (within reason!) from a commemorative tasting glass (Actual Glass!).
- An award presentation for exceptional lagers on 2:30 PM Sunday.
-Meet the actual brewers creating artisanal beers you won't find anywhere else.
-Brewers from more than 20 states

ALL OTHER REASONS TO COME
-listen and dance to live local music such as: Big Paddy Band & Grass It Up
-Help support parks & open spaces: to date helping several to open or stay open
-Checkout the first Solar powered beer festival
-Rated one of the Top Ten Festivals in the Nation by USA Today!
-Low key feel but with all the style and 2x the fun of many festivals
-Improved ticketing portal & front gate check in
-100% volunteer run
-Free soda for DD's & free rides home through Designated Driver of Colorado Springs
-Because it feels good to come & support local events!

TICKETS
-Advance purchase tickets get early admission to the event so buy online!
-Prices: $25- $145 ($10 for DD's)

For more information visit http://www.craftlagerfestival.com



Eastholme in the Rockies A Bed and Breakfast Inn
4445 Hagerman Avenue
Cascade, CO 80809
719.684.9901 800.672.9901
Email: info@eastholme.com
Website: www.eastholme.com
Blog: http://blog.eastholme.com
Deborah and Ken Rice, Innkeepers