Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Waldo Canyon Fire, Cascade, and Eastholme Bed and Breakfast

As many of you have heard or seen in the news the west is already experiencing a tough summer for wildland fires. Colorado has had it's share but is pulling through. This past Saturday June 23rd a wildland fire started just a short distance from Eastholme Bed and Breakfast here in Cascade. Within hours a mandatory evacuation was ordered for the immediate area and is still in effect as of Tuesday morning June 26th. Everyone is safe and sound, including Chance the big cat, and we are staying with our good friends. Thank you!

We would like to thank all those that have sent emails or contacted us directly regarding our status. We have been making contact with all those that have upcoming reservations that might be impacted by our temporary closure. Refunds for missed reservations will be issued once we return to the property and can process them. Thank you for your understanding and patience during this time. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

Photo from Pikes Peak Hwy overlooking Cascade on 6/23/12 shortly after flare-up

An incredible thank you to all those involved with fighting this fire including our own Cascade Fire Department of which Ken was a member for many years. Hats off and thank you to all! As can be seen on the incident maps the efforts by federal, state, and local agencies and departments have notched out a pocket around Cascade. A work of art in it's own right.

For those interested in detailed information from the source follow this link to InciWeb.

Fire Map from InciWeb 6/26/12 with our location relative to Colorado Springs

Eastholme B&B location to Fire Line

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

1 comment:

  1. So glad you guys are safe and the B &B is still there! Our thoughts are with you! Travis & Kristin Doze.