Monday, April 22, 2013

We've Come A Long Way.....

The Adobe Inn at Cascade is presently entering its 11th season welcoming guests to the Pikes Peak region of Colorado.  Over the years, we have had the pleasure of meeting wonderful people from all over the world and I am happy to say that we have also made lifelong friends in the process.  Sheri and I are lucky enough to enjoy what we do on a daily basis; however, in the beginning, we sometimes questioned our decision to go into business and operate an inn. The reason, we purchased a 1929 residence and had to convert the property into a quality lodging establishment which would accentuate our personal touches and create a destination where guests would feel welcome and want to stay on their Colorado vacation or spend a romantic weekend escape. 

Moonlight BEFORE
The following photos will somewhat relate to you, the reader, the work that needed to be done.  Remind you, not only did we have interior and exterior elements to improve upon, but we were starting a business from scratch and this was being accomplished at the same time as the remodeling efforts. Oh, and by the way, I was still driving to Denver and working until we actually opened the business.  Our goal was to be open by Memorial Day weekend in 2003 and we made met our goal, although I know there was wet paint somewhere in the inn when we welcomed our very first guests!

Moonlight AFTER
The picture above is the way the Moonlight Suite appeared when we first toured the house. Needless to say, after hours of work, the picture on the left is the finished product. Painting walls in this old house was not easy.  First, we had to fix the plaster by scraping and patching  then sanding. If you are ever guests at the inn, you'll notice all our walls have color, no plain white walls.  This makes the guest rooms and common areas feel warm and inviting.

Ponderosa BEFORE

Ponderosa NOW
The picture to the right is the Ponderosa Pine Suite as it appeared prior to the remodeling effort.  The photo on the left is the finished product.

Finally, the Adobe Suite's before and after pics.....I'll see if you can decipher which photo represents the before and after image.


Opening the inn has truly been a labor of love.  It took a great deal of time, money and effort to make the inn appear and feel just the way we imagined. Fortunately, the guests we have welcomed into the Adobe Inn over the years have provided us with positive feedback not only on how the inn appears, but how it feels....welcoming and peaceful!

So, give us a try on your next vacation or romantic escape. Hopefully you too will feel welcome and appreciate the colors, design elements and ambiance.  One thing is certain, you will love the breakfasts!

For more information on the Adobe Inn, visit for additional room photos and to check availability and reserve online.  We hope to welcome you as our guests in the future! 

Friday, April 19, 2013

Choose from Three Southwestern Style Suites at Adobe Inn

Adobe Inn at Cascade has been welcoming visitors to the Pikes Peak region for over 10 years! Guests at the inn have three uniquely decorated southwestern style suites to choose from, all offering queen beds and private attached bathroom facilities.

The private Moonlight Suite
Moonlight Suite: Our most popular guest suite offering complete privacy.  Located on the inn's second level, this room features a private entrance and outside deck with mountain views. The Moonlight Suite is ideal for romantic getaways, special occasions or longer stays. 

Private sitting room in Ponderosa Pine Suite
Ponderosa Pine Suite: This suite features a private attached sitting room with satellite TV. A singe person jetted tub welcomes those who wish to relieve aching muscles following an area hike.  The inn's front courtyard patio is located just outside the rooms entrance. 

The colorful Adobe Suite
Adobe Suite: A colorful suite welcomes guests to the inn.  This cozy suite offers a true feeling of the southwest.  This room is also just steps away from the inn's front courtyard patio.  

Guests of Adobe Inn have the option to reserve with or without breakfast.  A full gourmet breakfast is delivered in suite for guest convenience.  Click HERE for additional room photos and descriptions.  You may also check availability and make online reservations by visiting our website. We hope to welcome you as valued guests when visiting our region of Colorado.  

A Few of our FAVORITE things..

I love to cook and my husband...well, he likes to eat! I don't just love to cook, I get excited about the ingredients it takes to make a fantastic meal, whether it's buying freshly ground spices from a local spice store or making our traditional annual buying trip each fall to the farms near Rocky Ford, Colorado, for bushels of freshly picked and roasted poblano chile's. 

There is nothing quite as heavenly as the aroma of roasted green chile's, the scent of which lingers in the car for weeks afterward as a pleasant reminder of our cherished tradition each year. 

The experience of meeting the farmers that grow our food is a humbling one that can't be beat. We make it a point to buy locally grown fresh ingredients when available, buying much of what is used to prepare our signature inn breakfast dishes at local farmer's markets.

We're also very fortunate to live in the small, scenic mountain community of Cascade...not only is it beautiful but the White family has a residence in Cascade. They operate a peach farm in Palisade, Colorado where they grow the juiciest, most delicious peaches you will ever have the good fortune to eat. The Whites are particular about their peaches and only pick them they're ripe. Every year I look forward to the three separate shipments they bring by truck, freshly picked, from their farm on the Western Slope which are featured in many of our signature recipes, such as Blue Corn Pancakes with Fresh Colorado Peaches and Cream.

Spring is upon us, Summer almost here and soon I'll be back at one of my favorite past times of shopping our local farmer's markets for fresh ingredients used in our delicious breakfast recipes for our Adobe Inn at Cascade guests. Our breakfast in suite is a treat not to be missed and you too can enjoy a few of our FAVORITE things!

Special Packages to Enhance Your Stay at

Adobe Inn at Cascade

New for 2013: Pikes Peak Challenge Package

Guests staying at the Adobe Inn at Cascade have numerous special packages available to enhance their stay while at the southwestern style bed and breakfast.  All packages offered are unique to the inn and we even book all the activities for you! 

A guest favorite is the Rocky Mountain Train Tour Package which incorporates three train rides in different regions of the Pikes Peak area.  The package includes scenic rides along the rails of the Pikes Peak Cog Railway, Royal Gorge Route Railroad and the Cripple Creek-Victor RR. This itinerary is a must for railroad fans! Ride the rails while taking in the mountainous Rocky Mountain views.

A new package for guests staying in 2013 is the Pikes Peak Challenge Package. This package offers a one hour segway ride through spectacular Garden of the Gods Park. Next, test your nerves while conquering the Wind Walker course as you hover 600 feet above Williams Canyon.  If that is not enough adventure, then "Bat-A-Pult" across this rugged canyon on a zipline. Want more?  How about a thrilling ride down Pikes Peak "America's Mountain"!  Pikes Peak by Bike will bring you up the mountain, but it is your skills that will bring you down. All equipment plus lunch is provided. 

Finally, unwind and relax with a one hour couples massage provided by expert massage therapists. A great way to complete your Pikes Peak Challenge Package.

Additional Special Packages are available to guests.  Click HERE to find your favorite adventure. Various romance package are also available such as hand dipped chocolate covered strawberries and flowers.  Whatever you decide to choose, adding one of these special or romance packages will surely enhance your stay while at the Adobe Inn and during your visit to the Pikes Peak region of CO.

Location, Location, Location! Your Lodging Destination in the Pikes Peak Region!

Adobe Inn at Cascade near Pikes Peak

Cascade, CO

The Adobe Inn at Cascade is ideally located at the base of Pikes Peak in the small historic mountain community of Cascade, CO.  Guests at the inn are conveniently located near all area attractions and activities with the unique advantage of staying in the mountains, only minutes from Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs. In fact, Cascade is home to the Pikes Peak Highway, the starting point for your exciting trip to the 14,115 foot summit of "America's Mountain".

The historic districts of Old Colorado City and Manitou Springs are a short drive away offering visitors a unique shopping and dining experience.  Garden of the Gods Park is a destination you'll not want to miss during your travels.  View this spectacular red rock park by hiking, biking, on horseback or with a relaxing drive. With Pikes Peak looming in the background, be certain to bring along your camera!

The Adobe Inn is also an ideal base for scenic day drives within the area.  The historic mining town of Cripple Creek is a great day trip destination, you'll travel part of the Gold Belt Auto Route while incorporating Mueller State Park and Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument.  Or consider spending the day in Canon City where the Royal Gorge Route Railroad meanders through the spectacular gorge and white water rafting adventure seekers paddle their way down the Arkansas River.  

When traveling to the Pikes Peak region of Colorado you'll find plenty of attractions and activities to keep you busy during your vacation. When here, consider the Adobe Inn at Cascade, welcoming guests to the region for over 10 years!  We invite you to be our guests....see you soon!