As the innkeepers in residence at Lennox House Bed and Breakfast, James and
Julia Fife make sure no guest goes without a housemade, gourmet breakfast each morning. It’s part of the commitment to hospitality that permeates this charming bed and breakfast housed in a Queen Anne Victorian home whose very exterior seems to offer a friendly welcome, with its cheerful yellow paint job and front porch filled with inviting rocking chairs. Built in 1891, the house retains many of its original features, including a carved oak staircase, stained-glass windows, and an Italian-tile fireplace.
The inn's five spacious guest rooms are each decorated according to a different seasonal theme. The elegant Summer Escape room stands out with its handsome oak four-poster bed and a private bath with a romantic tub for two. Inspired by the snowy slopes of the Rockies, the Winter Hideaway room might inspire you to construct alpine dioramas in the claw-footed bathtub. The most spacious of the group, the Falcon's Nest suite, includes two bedrooms and a sitting room, plus a full kitchen and a dining table.
Colorado Springs: Thriving Cultural Scene Where the Mountains Meet the Plains
Among Colorado cities, Colorado Springs is second only to Denver in population, but it still has a frontier feel, thanks to its towering mountains, vast plains to the east, and grizzled prospectors panning for gold in public water fountains. Pikes Peak anchors the landscape, beckoning hikers to ramble along its craggy slopes. You can also enjoy the scenery by taking the 19-mile Pikes Peak Highway, which doubles as a racing course during the annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
Closer to the hotel, downtown Colorado Springs boasts an assortment of cultural attractions and eclectic restaurants. The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center and the Colorado Springs Philharmonic are both within walking distance of Lennox House Bed and Breakfast, and the United States Air Force Academy is just about 13 miles to the north.