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! 

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