Academy Riding Stables
Enjoy the natural splendor and serene landscape of beautiful Garden of the Gods park while on a guided horseback adventure. See awe inspiring views of Pikes Peak and numerous rock formations such as Sleeping Giant, Kissing Camels and Siamese Twins. Stables located just minutes from our B&B.
Adventures Out West
Offering hot air balloon flights, scenic mountain jeep tours, whitewater rafting adventures, horseback rides, custom hikes and other activities.
Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel
USAFA Mission Statement – Inspire and develop outstanding young men and women to become Air Force officers with knowledge, character and discipline; motivated to lead the world’s greatest aerospaceforce in service to the nation.
Cave of the Winds and Wind Walker Course
Cave of the winds offers 4 different cave tours. The Discovery Tour is a 45 minute guided walking tour, the one enjoyed by generations of visitors. An easy, relaxing walk, the Discovery Tour is offered year round. Whatever the temperature outside, it’s always a comfortable 54 degrees inside Cave of the Winds.The Wind Walker Course is now OPEN! Navigate a challenging maze of steel beams and swinging ropes and ladders all on the rim of a 700 foot drop off into Williams Canyon. Only 5 minutes from the inn.
Challenge Unlimited-Pikes Peak by Bike Experience this Colorado Adventure!
A 20 mile downhill adventure from the 14,115 foot summit of the world’s most famous mountain, PikesPeak. Descending the mountain, pass through five different life zones. Keep your eyes open for eagles, deer, elk, big horn sheep, black bear, marmots and even mountain lion. While visiting our region of Colorado, this is an unforgetable experience! Book this CO adventure while reserving a room at the inn, view our special packages.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
The Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society was founded in 1926 by philanthropist Spencer Penrose to house his growing collection of exotic animals. In 1938, after substantial development, Mr. Penrose incorporated the Zoo as a non-profit public trust for the people of Colorado Springs “for the sole purpose of establishing and maintaining a zoological park to provide recreation, education, conservation, and scientific facilities in the field of zoology and related subjects, and to preserve the Zoo in perpetuity for the people of the Pikes Peak region.”
Cheyenne Mountain State Park
Colorado’s newest state park is nestled in the landscape that inspired the song, “America the Beautiful.” Enter this park and marvel at the mountains above and the Colorado Springs skyline below.
Cliff Dwellings and Museum
The Manitou Cliff Dwellings is a rare historical treasure. Preserved under a protective red sandstone overhang, authentic Anasazi cliff dwellings, built more than 700 years ago, await you here. Just beyond Cave of the Winds, a scenic 4 mile drive from our Colorado accommodations.
Colorado Hot Air Balloon Rides
Make your dream a reality with a hot air balloon ride in the magnificent Colorado Rockies. Your balloon adventure will provide you spectacular 100 mile panoramic mountain views along with Colorado wildlife.
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
World-class art museum, theatre company and art school. Galleries feature outstanding collections of American, Native American and Hispanic art.
Colorado Springs Food Tours
“We invite you to take a delicious culinary tour through the streets of downtown Colorado Springs or Manitou Springs!”
Offering unique walking food tours of diverse dining locations in the heart of historic Manitou Springs and Colorado Springs. Enjoy generous tastings of food and beverage with a fun loving tour guide while gaining cultural and historical insight into the Pikes Peak region. Reserve a food tour while staying at the B&B, view our Specials Page .
Colorado Wolf & Wildlife Center
Educate, Preserve and Protect…An organization dedicated to educating people about the importance of the wolf’s role in the overall ecosystem, preserving wildlife and their habitats and the protection of wolves and other animals that can no longer survive in the wild. Located in nearby Florissant, Colorado you can take a tour and view wolves, foxes and coyotes in a natural, quiet and spacious sancturay.
Echo Canyon River Expeditions Raft-n-Rail Adventure!
Experience the thrill of Colorado white water rafting with Echo Canyon River Expeditions, one of the oldest, largest and most respected Colorado rafting companies. Our unique Colorado Adventure Package includes your choice of Paddle-n-Saddle or Raft-n-rail excursions through the Royal Gorge. For package details, see our special packages page.
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
A beautiful mountain valley just west of Pikes Peak holds spectacular remnants of the earth’s prehistoric life. Huge petrified redwoods and incredibly detailed fossils of ancient insects and plants reveal a very different Colorado of long ago. Visit this National Monument while exploring the auto Gold Belt Tour Route, especially scenic in the fall when the Aspen are displaying their golden foliage. When staying at the inn, ask the innkeepers for directions and driving highlights.
Flying W Ranch
The Flying W Ranch is a working, mountain cattle ranch located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, that has specialized in western food and entertainment since 1953. In our high season we entertain and serve dinner to over a thousand persons nightly. The Flying W has a winning combination of beautiful natural surroundings, an authentic old western town and mouth-watering food. When the Flying W Wranglers top the evening off with their outstanding western stage show we have an offering unsurpassed in Colorado.
Garden of the Gods
Imagine towering sandstone rock formations against a backdrop of snow-capped Pikes Peak and brilliant blue skies. That’s the view from the beautiful Garden of the Gods Visitor Center terrace. This free center is the gateway to Garden of the Gods City Park. Here, the geology, ecology and cultural history of the area spring to life through hands-on exhibits. Be certain to visit the largest art gallery and gift shop in Colorado, the historic Garden of the Gods Trading Post, located within this beautiful red rock park.
Ghost Town Museum
Relive the exciting days of the Old West when miners dug for gold and cowboys rode the range. Ghost Town Museum is a complete and authentic old western town built from the very buildings abandoned after the Pikes Peak Region’s gold mining era and straight out of the days of America’s frontier. Explore the sheriff’s office, general store, wild west saloon, jail, Victorian Home and blacksmith shop that transport you back to how life was lived almost 100 years ago.
Gold Belt Tour National Scenic Byway
Tour Colorado’s gold mining country, explore Mueller State Park and enjoy spectacular scenery on this National Scenic Byway near the inn. Highly recommended for viewing fall foliage. For adventure seekers, drive Phantom Canyon and the Shelf Road to Canon City and back for back country exploration!
Iron Springs Chateau Melodrama
For more than 39 years, the Iron Springs Melodrama Dinner Theater has provided the Pikes Peak Region of Colorado with an evening of hilarious comedy and quality entertainment. The evening begins with a family-style dinner with the melodrama immediately following (audience participation is strongly encouraged). After the melodrama, a foot-stomping sing-along and vaudeville olio full of song, dance and comedy continues the fun throughout the evening.
A 46 room National Historic Landmark. Self-guided tours through a Victorian museum featuring nine styles of architecture. Located in historic Manitou Springs just minutes from the B&B or cabin.
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine Tour
Visit one of the country’s most fascinating, educational and unique mining adventures, an authentic 1891 Gold Mine in nearby Cripple Creek, “the richest gold camp on earth.” Descend 1000 feet into the earth and explore the gold vein structures of the mine! While in historic Cripple Creek, test your luck in one of the many casinos now occupying several of the old mining town’s original buildings. Don’t miss “a train ride into history”, on the Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad.
Olympic Training Center
Located within the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., the $8 million Olympic Visitor Center hosts approximately 140,000 visitors each year. It is the primary facility providing the general public with information about the U.S. Olympic Committee, U.S. Olympic Training Centers and the Olympic Movement.
Pikes Peak Heritage Center at Cripple Creek
A new facility in nearby historic Cripple Creek, the Pikes Peak Heritage Center offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the region’s rich and colorful gold mining history. Additional displays focus on dinosaurs, geologic history and the area’s flora and fauna. This attraction is also FREE! While in Cripple Creek, be certain to experience the Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad, “A ride through time and gold mining history”.
Pikes Peak Highway
The Pikes Peak Highway, minutes from The Inn at Cascade, begins in the mountain community of Cascade and ascends to the summit of America’s Mountain – Pikes Peak. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Continental Divide, Sangre De Cristo Mountains, Denver, Colorado Springs and New Mexico.
The Mission of the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum is to collect, preserve, research and interpret the history and culture of the Pikes Peak Region. The Museum is housed in the beautifully restored 1903 El Paso County Courthouse. This Pioneer Museum is a winner of the Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History.
Pikes Peak Cog Railway
Since 1891, the Pike’s Peak Cog Railway (the world’s highest cog railroad and the highest railroad in the United States) has taken passengers to the 14,115 foot summit of Pikes Peak. Just 4 miles from the inn, the Cog Railway is now open year round and departs seven days a week. View Bighorn Sheep, Marmots and other wildlife while experiencing this fabulous journey, a guest favorite! Included in our exclusive Colorado Adventure Package, view all the inn’s romance and special packages.
Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site
An educational, non-profit living history farm and museum depicting life in the Pikes Peak region over four time periods. Located next to Garden of the GodsPark.
Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center
The RMDRC is a new 18,000 square foot museum in the heart of Colorado. There are two exhibit halls, one focusing on dinosaurs of the Late Cretaceous and the other focusing on marine reptiles and fossil fish. A fully operational preparation laboratory is on site with viewing windows enabling guests to see all aspects of fossil prep. The museum also has a children’s area, theatre, and Prehistoric Paradise, a large gift shop. Special talks and guest lectures, museum tours, children’s events and educational programs occur throughout the year. The center is located on state Highway 24 in Woodland Park, CO just 9 miles west of Cascade, Colorado and the inn.
Royal Gorge Travel
Come experience Colorado’s own world wonder, the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park . At 1,053 feet high, the panoramic vistas of the gorge are as awesome as the Grand Canyon. Spanning a quarter mile across is the world’s highest suspension bridge, an engineering feat as inspiring as the Eiffel Tower. Other man-made marvels include the world’s longest single-span Aerial Tram and the world’s steepest Incline Railway. Also, experience the gorge in a truly magnificent way, via the historic Royal Gorge Train Route . Covering 24 miles and traveling directly through the gorge, the 2 hour journey is “the most scenic train ride in North America.”
It has been called the “Grandest Mile of Scenery in Colorado”. Located in South Cheyenne Cañon, Seven Falls cascades 181 feet in seven distinct steps down a solid cliff of pikes peak granite. Crystal clear water from the southern most edges of the Pikes Peak watershed have, over the ages, carved this unique scenic masterpiece in an easily accessed location.
Van Briggle Art Pottery
Established in 1899 by acclaimed sculptor Artus Van Briggle, visit one of the oldest active art potteries in America.
Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun
Take the scenic drive up Cheyenne Mountain, only 1.4 miles from the Zoo entrance, to this historic monument. Built by Spencer Penrose between 1934 and 1937, it stands dedicated to Will Rogers who died in a plane crash in 1935. The elevation of the Shrine is 8,136 feet on the top deck, and provides a spectacular view of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and the Pikes Peak Region.