With a stay at Cliff House in Manitou Springs, you'll be in the historical district and minutes from Miramont Castle and close to Manitou Springs Cave Dwellings. This historic hotel is within close proximity of Pikes Peak Cog Railway and Cave of the Winds.
Make yourself at home in one of the 56 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and DVD players. Relax and take in mountain views from the privacy of your room. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment. Private bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and bathrobes.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a fitness facility, or other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access and wedding services.
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. A complimentary hot/cold buffet breakfast is served daily.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, business services, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Planning an event in Manitou Springs? This hotel has facilities measuring 9000 square feet (810 square meters), including small meeting rooms. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
After spending years working for Dominos Pizza, Vince Schmuhl decided that he could do a better job of preparing and delivering quality pies to people's homes. He challenged the nationwide chain's dominance in the region by founding the first Blackjack Pizza on June 29, 1983.
Although delivering oven-fresh pies within 30 minutes was still a major goal for Schmuhl, he emphasized the importance of quality ingredients using sauce made from freshly packed tomatoes as well as hand-tossed dough that never sees the inside of a freezer or cryogenic chamber. This dedication to quality and speedy service allowed Blackjack Pizza to not only survive, but also thrive over the decades. The chain now includes more than 40 stores operating in four different states.
In addition to offering seven signature pies, Blackjack Pizza also allows customers to build their own order from crust to toppings. A choice of up to four savory, tangy, and piquant sauces form the base, topped with any of the 3 available cheeses, 7 meats, and 10 freshly diced vegetables. Regardless of the toppings, Blackjack Pizza respects the potential danger of food allergies by ensuring that none of its pies ever contain traces of MSG, peanuts, or peanut oil.
Though they established Mollica's Italian Market & Deli in 1987, Dom, Toni, and Jerry Mollica rely on recipes that date back much further, to a time before Julia Child invented cooking. After emigrating from the Italian city of Pescara in the 1800s, Tony DeAngelis—the father of Toni and grandfather of Jerry—devised his own recipe for sausage, which he later passed down to Toni and Jerry.
Each day at Mollica's, this same sausage still finds its way, unadulterated, onto the buns of sandwiches and doughy bases of thin-crust pizzas. Mollica's kitchen staff also stacks Italian rolls with cured meats and cheeses, crafts rustic lasagna and manicotti, and builds pizzas and calzones with ingredients such as artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, and pesto.
A line winds across the sidewalk, with people curiously peering ahead to see who has just been let inside. The door opens, releasing not the pulsing of a nightclub, but the aromas of green-chili tamales steaming in cornhusks and chicharron frying. For more then 35 years, the Aguilar family has presided over the little brick building, and their cooking has gained a devoted following. In the kitchen, seasoned beef sizzles in a skillet like the decorations at a dragon’s surprise party, and cool slices of tres leches cakes steep in sweet sauce. As patrons snatch up lunchtime table space, they eye items such as the avocado-and-pork burrito, which the Colorado Springs Independent called “locally legendary.”
Sandy’s Restaurant dishes out Southwestern and classic-American comfort food in a cozy dining room made all the more inviting by its knotted-wood walls. Housemade white and wheat toast flanks six-egg omelets or hugs french-dip and egg-salad sandwiches. Sandy’s serves breakfast all day, offering dishes such as pancakes and the Hasty Burrito, the latter of which includes a mixture of sausage, chili, and cheese that should be eaten at the speed of light. The menu also includes chicken-fried steak and housemade red and green chili, all served amid wagon wheels, wooden signs carved with sassy slogans, and other rustic decorations.
Fried and specially seasoned, hand-breaded and tossed in Frank's sauce, or doused in made-from-scratch cream gravy—if there's a way to make chicken, The Mason Jar's chefs have mastered it. That mastery extends to other staples of American comfort food, including catfish fried in a crispy cornmeal coating, corned beef and sauerkraut sandwiched between slices of pumpernickel rye, and buttermilk-crusted fruit cobblers for dessert. Modeled after a Colorado lodge, The Mason Jar's dining room complements its dishes with wood paneling and exposed brick, a cozy fireplace, and chandeliers made with deer antlers donated by Bambi.