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Mining Exchange happy with 4-Diamond status

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Mining Exchange happy with 4-Diamond status

The owner of the Mining Exchange Hotel said he transformed the 1901 exchange into the first full-service hotel downtown to be a 5 Diamond property. But, he’s happy with the 4 Diamond designation, for now. After a surprise on-site visit one month ago, AAA named the Mining Exchange a 4 Diamond property. Fewer than five… Continue Reading Mining Exchange happy with 4-Diamond status

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Old Manitou motels transition into rentals

The road into Manitou Springs is populated with a seemingly endless string of quaint motels built in the 1950s and ’60s, zipping motorists back to the heyday of the automobile and great family road trips. There’s just one problem — the motels are old. Some have been well maintained and appropriately whet visitors’ appetites for… Continue Reading Old Manitou motels transition into rentals

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Springs Airport moving on without Frontier

It should have been a time of celebration at the Colorado Springs Airport. Crews were wrapping up the finishing touches on a $236,000 visual display that leaves no doubt in travelers’ minds that Colorado Springs is home to the U.S. Olympic Committee, U.S. Air Force Academy and wonders of nature. But just as a giant… Continue Reading Springs Airport moving on without Frontier

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Frontier Airlines to end all service out of  Colorado Springs

Frontier Airlines will stop all flights out of Colorado Springs in April. The Colorado Springs Airport was notified this week that Frontier Airlines will discontinue its service in Colorado Springs. The move follows an announcement in mid-January, when Frontier announced that it would reduce its service in an out of the Colorado Springs Airport during… Continue Reading Frontier Airlines to end all service out of Colorado Springs

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Rent a car in Colorado Springs, prices among the best

Hotwire.com says Las Vegas is the best for hotel rates, Toronto is the best destination for airfare and in Colorado Springs, a traveler will get one of the best car rental rates. Hotwire.com released its February 2013 Travel Savings Indicator and Colorado Springs ranked No. 2 for car rental prices, at $21 a day —… Continue Reading Rent a car in Colorado Springs, prices among the best

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Promoters will market Manitou Incline nationally

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Promoters will market Manitou Incline nationally

The Pikes Peak region’s most talked-about attraction — the Manitou Incline — finally is coming out from behind the curtain and taking center stage in marketing campaigns aimed at attracting outdoor enthusiasts. Years of planning and legal questions about the Incline, its ownership and its use came to a close in January when President Obama… Continue Reading Promoters will market Manitou Incline nationally

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Ride the Rockies to bring 2,000 cyclists to town

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Ride the Rockies to bring 2,000 cyclists to town

Colorado Springs is one of seven communities to host this year’s Ride The Rockies Tour, scheduled June 9-15. About 2,000 riders are expected to participate in the statewide bike ride, which begins June 9 in Telluride and ends June 15 in Colorado Springs at Cheyenne Mountain Resort. This is the third time in the 28-year… Continue Reading Ride the Rockies to bring 2,000 cyclists to town

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Attention professional and amateur gumbo aficionados, it’s time to cook – and taste. Mantiou Springs is hosting its annual “Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo Cook-Off,” which is part of its Mardi Gras Carnivale celebration Feb. 9. Time to get out the New Orleans-style super secret gumbo recipe and put it to the taste test. “Gumbo” is defined… Continue Reading Manitou mumbo-jumbo cook-off puts gumbo to taste test

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Tourism ready to battle for more state funds

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Even now, seven months later, talking about the effects that the Waldo Canyon fire had on the region’s tourism industry makes voices shake. “Devastating” is how most in the industry — from operators of bed-and-breakfast inns to local attractions, hotels and restaurants — describe that last week of June that dropped Pikes Peak regional tourism… Continue Reading Tourism ready to battle for more state funds

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Back in 1923, Spencer Penrose bought a 16-acre camp in Pike National Forest, eight miles from his beloved Broadmoor, and built some cabins there to create an outdoor vacation experience. He planned to sell memberships, but instead had a great time entertaining his friends for summer getaways. He called his personal retreat Camp Vigil. In… Continue Reading Penrose’s getaway to be a Broadmoor destination

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