Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Family Reunion in Colorado at Eastholme in the Rockies - Colorado Springs, Colorado


Eastholme in the Rockies Bed and Breakfast is the perfect location for a family reunion in Colorado located in the mountains at the foot of Pikes Peak.

Just 6 miles west of Colorado Springs and 5 miles west of Manitou Springs near all area attractions and outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and skiing.

Our bed and breakfast inn and cabins can accommodate up to 24 guests for lodging.  You will have the luxury of having the entire property for you and your family during your stay with us.  Our signature 3 course breakfast is included in your stay.

The inn has plenty of room for gathering in the formal dining room, formal parlor and our beautiful patio area with mountain views to enjoy.  There is a fully equipped kitchen for you to prepare meals.

We can arrange catering for your event if you prefer not to prepare meals for lunch and dinner.  Our Chef Aron can design a meal plan that is affordable for your group.

To capture those special moments and memories of your family reunion, let us arrange to have our professional photographer to photograph the entire family including individual family photos.

To book your next family reunion in Colorado, contact the innkeeper/owner for pricing and details at 719.684.9901.

We look forward to your Colorado visit at Eastholme in the Rockies Bed and Breakfast.
Eastholme in the Rockies
A Bed and Breakfast Inn
4445 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

Friday, September 17, 2010

Cascade Volunteer Fire Dept Chili 2010 - FREE - Lodging at Eastholme B&B


Every year the Cascade Volunteer Fire Department holds their Chili Supper Fundraiser during the Fire Prevention Week in Cascade, Colorado.  This year we celebrate 57 years of service in the UTE Pass area. Bring the children for fun games and handouts.


This year's chili supper and open house will be held Saturday, October 9, 2010 at the CVFD Firehouse. It's FREE to the public!  Everything starts at 4:00pm and continues to 8:00pm. 

Donations are accepted throughout the event. Additional fundraising occurs through a Silent Auction with offerings from local residents, artists, and businesses. Materials and displays will also be available on fire prevention and safety.

Cascade Fire Department for Kids
Directions to the firehouse: Take Highway 24 west from Interstate 25 or Colorado Springs. Pass by Manitou Springs and continue up Ute Pass to the Pikes Peak stoplight in Cascade (Milepost 294). Cascade VFD Pumper 1820 will be sitting at roadside. Turn right at the stoplight and follow the activity up the hill to the firehouse and library area.

Cascade, Colorado Lodging for the Fundraiser Event at Eastholme in the Rockies Bed and Breakfast located just around the corner from the firehouse.

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

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Emma Crawford Coffin Race - Manitou Springs Event - Lodging Special at Eastholme in the Rockies

EMMA CRAWFORD COFFIN RACE AND PARADE - MANITOU SPRINGS, COLORADO

It's that time of the year.  The 16th Annual Emma Crawford Coffin Race and Parade will take place on October 30, 2010 in downtown Manitou Springs, Colorado.  The parade begins at 12:00pm to 3:00pm the day before Halloween.

Stay at Eastholme in the Rockies for the weekend of October 29, 2010 for two or more nights and received a 10% discount on your lodging for the Emma Crawford Race and Parade in Manitou Springs, Colorado.

Who was Emma Crawford?
She was a young lady who died of tuberculosis near the end of the 19th century. In 1889, Emma and her family moved to Manitou Springs (where they lived on Ruxton Avenue) in the hopes that the local mineral springs (from which the city took its name) and the mountain air might be a cure for her illness. This belief was not unusual at the time and many people suffering from the disease found their way to Manitou Springs.

Emma and her family were spiritualists. Both Emma and her mother believed that they had Native American spirits that guided them (fittingly the city of Manitou Springs also takes its name from Native American spirit lore). It is said that Emma hiked to the top of Red mountain and had a vision there. In her vision, her spirit guide appeared near the summit. The story has it that she tied a scarf to a tree at the spot. Her dying wish was to be buried right there.

Emma was engaged to William Hildebrand, a railway engineer, prior to moving to Manitou Springs. William relocated to Manitou Springs to be with her, but she passed away before they could be wed. Emma died at the age of 19 on December 4, 1891.

Her fiance and a team of 12 other stalwart pallbearers made sure she got her wish (even though they didn't have legal permission). It took them two days to carry her coffin to the top of the mountain. There she was buried and there she stayed... for years, but not forever. In the years that followed, her grave site became a popular hiking spot for fellow spiritualists. They are said to have visited the spot in the hopes of communicating with Emma's spirit. In 1912, Emma's grave was relocated to the Southern slope when a railroad was built going up the mountain. Ironically, railroad engineers undid that which had been done by one of their own. Once again, however, this would not be Emma's final resting place. Her move was a double disaster. The railroad was a failure and moving Emma's remains left her vulnerable to the effects of erosion.

The granite of the mountain eroded with each passing storm and eventually Emma's coffin became unearthed. In August of 1929, severe rains caused her coffin and remains to slide down the 7,200 foot mountain, breaking the coffin apart in the ordeal. There in the canyon below, her skull and other bones were discovered by two local boys.

They brought the remains to the city hall. One story has it that she was reburied immediately. However, there is another story that says Emma's restless remains stayed in storage for 2 years as the city tried in vain to find surviving relatives. Finally, one of her pallbearers, Bill Crosby, took responsibility for her remains. It was then that she was interred once again at Crystal Valley Cemetery. Either way, she was buried in an unmarked grave. In 2004 (10 years after her memorial festival began) the city provided Emma with a memorial stone.

It is believed by some that Emma's ghost haunts the slopes of Red Mountain. Some say that she won't rest until her body is finally returned to the resting place she chose for herself. The story was included in the Haunted Rockies episode of the Haunted History TV show.

The Festival
Since 1994, the city has honored Emma Crawford with an annual festival. The Emma Crawford Festival features a parade in her honor as well as the Emma Crawford Memorial Coffin Race. Teams with five members each (one coffin-rider and four runners) compete in the race with wheeled coffins (Wheels can be no larger than 6 inches in diameter) and wild costumes. Creativity in design can be as important as speed in the judging of the race. Besides awards for first, second and third place in the race, there are awards for best coffin and best "Emma" (the rider). The race follows a coffin parade to show off the designs and costumes of each "Emma" and her four "mourners." The parade is led by a number of hearses.

Eastholme in the Rockies
A Bed and Breakfast Inn
4445 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, September 8, 2010

Race For A Cure Colorado Springs Lodging at Eastholme in the Rockies B&B

16th Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure will be held on Sunday, September 12, 2010 at Garden of the Gods Park in Colorado Springs.  Lodging for the event at Eastholme in the Rockies Bed and Breakfast.  Join us for two or more nights and receive a 10% discount.

The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series, the largest series of 5K runs/fitness walks in the world, raises significant funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease. Since its inception in 1983, the Komen Race for the Cure series has grown from one local Race with 800 participants to a global series of more than 120 Races with more than 1 million people expected to participate in 2010.

The Komen Race for the Cure is a unique event, designed and implemented to promote positive awareness, education and early detection of breast cancer.  It has proved to be an enormously effective way to reach many women and men with the message that breast cancer is not necessarily fatal if mammography and breast self-exam become routine. As well as being a road race for runners, the Komen Race for the Cure is an emotionally charged event that attracts many first timers and recreational runners. The Komen Race for the Cure is an opportunity for thousands of women, men and their families, running or walking, to spread the breast cancer message within their communities.

Seventy-five percent of the net funds raised at the Race remain here in the Komen Southeastern Colorado Affiliate to provide breast health research, diagnostics, screening, treatment, services and education for uninsured or underinsured women.  The remaining 25 percent goes to fund national research to discover the causes of breast cancer and, ultimately, its cures.

Race Day Schedule
 5:30 a.m.             Gates/Parking Open
 5:30 – 8:00 a.m.   Race Day Registration
 6:00 a.m.             Survivor & VIP Breakfast (at the Pink Cafe)
                            Refreshment Tent Opens
                            Sponsors’ Tents Open
                            Shades of Pink Merchandise Tent Opens
                            Bag Check Tent Opens
 7:00 a.m.             Survivors’ Parade of Pink &
                            Non-denominational Blessing
 8:00 a.m.             5K Run
 8:15 a.m.             5K Walk
 8:45 a.m.             1K Family Walk
 9:00 a.m.             Deadline for Donation Prizes
                            (Turn in at Donation Tent)
 9:45 a.m.             Survivor Celebration, Awards Ceremony
                            Prize Drawings (Main Stage)
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, September 7, 2010

2010 IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial - Colorado Springs, CO Lodging at Eastholme

The 2010 IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Service will be held Saturday, September 11, 2010. 

The mission of the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial, which is located in the shadow of Pike’s Peak, is to honor the sacrifice made by IAFF members who serve as professional fire fighters and emergency medical personnel who have given their lives in the line of duty.

Since its creation in 1976 through June 2009, the names of 2,274 fallen IAFF members have been engraved into the wall of honor located behind the memorial.

The IAFF will ensure that the ceremony remains an uplifting one for the families, friends and loved ones, and that it celebrates the lives, heroism and accomplishments of our union’s bravest of the brave.

For more information about the annual memorial service go to: http://www.iaff.org/hs/ffm/thisyear/index.aspx

In honor of our fallen fire fighters we at Eastholme in the Rockies would like to offer all active fire fighters and families of the fallen attending this years memorial a 10% discount for lodging.  Stay  for two or more nights at Eastholme in the Rockies Bed and Breakfast  located just minutes from the memorial site.  Offer is good for this weekend only September 9 to September 13, 2010.

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