Happy Holidays

from the Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins and the Reynolds Family!

December/2007
Dear Debbie,

We've had a great year for 2007 and have so enjoyed having you as our guests. We can hardly believe it's already December and the holidays are here and we're about ready to start another year. Check out our news from the past few months, and see what's new at the Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins!
 
Our Newsletter is short and sweet this quarter. As you can see from our first news item, we've not had much time around here at the inn, we've been a little pre-occupied by other important events in our lives...
Josiah Thomas Brittenham
 
Our New Grandbaby!
We were just thrilled to welcome our new Grandbaby on September 13, 2007. Our oldest daughter, Bethany, and her husband James, welcomed their first baby, Josiah Thomas Brittenham. We LOVE being Grandparents. Our only regret is we live too far away (2 hours) and don't get to see them nearly as often as we'd like.

Winter Packages Available

  • 4-NIGHT WINTER WILD WEST PACKAGE: We've put together a shorter, 4 night version of our Wild West Package to be able to partake in some of the attractions that still operate during the winter months, which include a horseback ride through Garden of the Gods, a Cog train ride to Pikes Peak, a Jeep Tour, and even enjoy a fabulous, romantic dinner for for two and the world renown Black Bear Restaurant.
  • GIRLFRIENDS' GETAWAY PACKAGE: Sneak away with your girlfriends for a Scrapbooking retreat, a ladies' weekend out, a bridal shower, movie night, or just plain "I need a break from the kids, work, hubby, life, etc." weekend.
  • Check out all our packages at our Packages page at our Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins Packages Page
Gift Certificates make great
Christmas Gifts!
Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins Gift Certificates
Not sure what to give as a Christmas present? Consider a Gift Certificate to Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins. They're available in any dollar amount, and good towards lodging in ANY of our facilities (Bed and Breakfast Lodge, Cabin, or Cottage), and valid for 2 years from the date of purchase. Gift Certificates are mailed within 24 hours of purchase, so you still have plenty of time before Christmas.

Click here to purchase a Gift Certificate

Featured Recipe:

EGGNOG FRENCH TOAST

1 ½ cups egg nog

1 cup milk

4 eggs, beaten

Cinnamon & Nutmeg

Butter

Fresh fruit or pie filling, flavor of choice (Lingonberries work great!) OR maple syrup

Powdered sugar

 

Whisk together egg nog, milk and eggs. Dip bread in egg mixture, sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg. Grill on hot, buttered griddle, until golden brown on each side. Top with fruit and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Or serve with butter and maple syrup.

UPCOMING LOCAL EVENTS
  • December 6-8, 13-15, 20-22: Glen Eyrie Castle Christmas Madrigal Banquet - A true Colorado Springs tradition! Let Glen Eyrie take you and your loved ones centuries away-spend an evening immersed in the joyous festivities of a Renaissance Castle Christmas! Enjoy a gourmet five-course meal, song, dance, and tales presented by the Lord and Lady of the Castle. Sit back and enjoy being treated like royalty for a night! A joyous and unforgettable way to usher in the season!
  • December 7 - January 1: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Electric Safari - Electric Safari is the largest holiday light show in the Pikes Peak region, attracting upwards of 30,000 visitors annually. Nearly one million lights illuminate crisp winter nights, including dozens of luminous animated displays. Warming stations throughout the Zoo offer a reprieve from the winter night’s chill, as do select indoor animal exhibits that remain open during the event. And of course, Santa and his reindeer-in-training will be in attendance through Dec. 23 to meet with families.
       5:30 to 9 p.m. nightly (except Christmas Eve), with the last admission ticket sold at 8 p.m.
       Adults ages 12 to 64 are $12.00; Seniors age 65 and above are $10.00;
       Children ages 3 to 11 are $6.00; Children ages 2 and under are FREE
       719-633-9925
  • December 8: Annual Snowflakes & Smiles Christmas Parade - This is a real old fashioned parade with support from all of the area. The parade includes The El Paso County Mounted Unit Color Guard, horse drawn carts, Model A Ford Club, Antique Cars, area dog clubs & other organizations as well as our local families and merchants. Of course the star of the Parade, Santa Claus! Free cider and cookies will be served at the Town Clock after the Parade!
       12:00pm - 2:00pm; Manitou Springs; Downtown Manitou Avenue through town
  • January 5: 13th Annual Great Fruitcake Toss - Held every first week in January since 1995. Compete in any number of events. There's tossing (by hand), launching (by catapult), and hurling (by any other method); a Fruitcake Derby (fruitcakes with wheels); a Fruitcake Art Show; the Farthest Traveled Fruitcake (fruitcakes have arrived from Hong Kong and New Zealand); and the obligatory Fruitcake Relay.
       9:30am - 2:00pm; Manitou Springs; Memorial Park
  • February 2: Annual Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo Cookoff - Fabulous Chefs competing with their secret recipes! Gumbo begins cooking at 8:00 a.m. Public tasting will follow the judging (10:45 a.m.) There is no entry fee for contestants and winners will receive cash prizes & trophies. Carnivale Parade in Downtown Manitou following the cook-off.
       8:00am - 1:00pm; Soda Springs Park in Manitou Springs
  • February 2: Annual Manitou Springs Carnivale & Parade - Get your Mojo going and join in the festivities! Every one is welcome to participate. No Entry form is required. Just arrive at Memorial Park at 12 Noon with your best entourage ready to party up Manitou Avenue! Floats, carriages and wagons are welcome. The Theme For This Year's Parade Is "With A little Help From My Friends".
       1:00-2:30pm; Starts at Memorial Park - Manitou Springs

Click here to check out our entire calender of events

We've so enjoyed having you all as our guests over this past year, and years prior. We look forward to 2008 (hard to believe it's almost here already) and hopefully having you back again! We wish you a VERY Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year, and a most WONDERFUL 2008! Looking forward to seeing you again soon!
 
Blessings,
 
Brian & Debbie Reynolds
Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins
719-684-2521
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Stay 2 nights, get a 3rd night free!
Make a reservation at the Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins Colorado Springs Bed and Breakfast Lodge for a 3 night stay during January and pay for only 2 nights! Your 3rd night will be on us! (Valid for the Manitou Room, Ute Indian Trail Room, or Midland Room, Sunday through Thursday nights). New reservations only. Mention coupon code "news1207" when making reservation.
 
Offer Expires: January 31, 2008