Our Jeep touring company is widely supported throughout the region in over 500 locations from northern El Paso County to the southern Colorado border, and out west past Cripple Creek. We value all our great partnering locations and serve most of them directly while located within the counties of El Paso, Teller, and Park.
Looking for a great place top stay? We have stayed at these locations, dined there, and so have family and friends as well. Like everything else on our site, we have proven experience at the locations mentioned below. The accommodations are clean, the managers and owners are friendly and helpful, and they all bend backwards to make sure your visit is a memorable one. Some are even pet friendly so you don't have to leave important family members behind in your travels!
Looking for good local eats?? Well check out some of the local favorites below. We enjoy not only the food and atmosphere, but the staff and management are outstanding. It's hard to find good places when you travel without going to a national chain, but we attest that these local favorites are great in every way! Try them!
Shopping your thing? look below and go to our favorite places. Local interests, great people and cool crafty things to purchase. We support each other in the local community and hope you will too!
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
The freshly remodeled DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Colorado Springs hotel is nestled in the foothills of the Southern Rocky Mountains. Whether traveling for business or leisure, this hotel offers a wide range of services and amenities to suit your needs. The pet-friendly hotel includes complimentary parking and shuttle service to the Colorado Springs Municipal Airport located just seven miles away. Select from a variety of accommodations including spacious guest rooms, roomy suites, or comfortable accessible accommodations. Guests in town on business can enjoy the close proximity to Colorado Springs corporations and military bases. Outdoor enthusiasts look forward to the breathtaking views of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, and the hotel’s immediacy to Pikes Peak and Cheyenne Mountain.
Marriott - Colorado Springs
This Colorado Springs luxury hotel, nestled in the foothills of Pikes Peak near the Air Force Academy, offers guests a breath of fresh air and spectacular mountain vistas. Ideal for family vacations. Located near the Air Force Academy this hotel boasts upscale amenities, Southwestern dining and elegantly appointed meeting rooms in Colorado Springs. A warm great room and brick fireplace greet visitors, while guest rooms featuring plush bedding and plasma televisions ensure a comfortable stay in Colorado Springs, CO. Settle in at this USAFA hotel with a cocktail from the lobby lounge before enjoying the cuisine at Zebulon's Grill and Tequileria.
Towne Place Suites Colorado Springs, by Marriott
For sure one of my favorite Local-Hotels-and-Inns, the location of this extended stay is perfect for the tourist and business traveler alike. Pet friendly and it provides great access to tourism sites like Garden of the Gods, the US Air Force Academy, and many other local favorites in the region. Just a few minutes off I-25, it has a nice relaxing atmosphere and a great staff who will do whatever it takes to help you enjoy your stay. Free continental breakfast too!
Americas Best Value Inn - Villa Motel
Family owned and recently updated. Located directly across the street from Memorial Park in Manitou Springs, our families and friend stay there and love the place! It is very convenient to downtown Manitou Springs (walking distance), and just across the street from every festival the town has. It is in very close proximity to Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak, and Garden of the Gods Park as well. Highly rated amongst travel sites, you will be pleasantly surprised with the stay! Very much considered one of favorite Local-Hotels-and-Inns!
Some of our best times have been at these local Favorite-Restaurants. Many are not widely publicized and can certainly be rated in our personal "Top 10". The list offers not only a great breakfast, but lunches and dinners in settings second to none. When we go out to eat we look for an interesting setting, great food, reasonable prices and service that will bring us back for more, all while reaching into the heart of local ownership and supporting the local economy. We choose our Favorite-Restaurants over chains any day!
The Pantry of Green Mountain Falls One of the mantras of the The Pantry is: "If you leave hungry, it's your fault!" How true! Definitely try their amazing cinnamon raisin bread as one of your breakfast sides . The Pantry is open all year and if you're looking for good home style cooking in a place with a small town feel, you might consider dining at The Pantry. Located 15 minutes west of Manitou Springs and nestled in the rustic Colorado mountains, the Pantry offers a great setting in any season. Services and food can't be beat! We relax at the Gazebo after eating to complete the overall experience. Definitely one of our Favorite-Restaurants! http://www.thepantryingreenmtnfallsco.com/Menu-1.html
Uncle Sam's Pancake House Speaking of Favorite-Restaurants, we eat at Uncle Sam's all the time and have always been satisfied with not only the food, but the service as well. The wait staff and the owner are wonderful! We have eaten everything from the Omelets to the lunch sandwiches, but have not tried the dinner which we hear is just as good. It is an old building and takes you back in time, but the locals love it and so do we. Go try it. http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/115/877274/restaurant/Colorado-Springs/Uncle-Sams-Pancake-House-Manitou-Springs
Stage Coach Inn Love this place! we frequent the Stage Coach and enjoy the outdoor patio whenever possible. The service is great and the food choices are broad. There are usually coupons available for super discounts as well. We have taken visiting family and friends there and highly recommend the time! http://www.stagecoachinn.com/
Adams Mountain Café Casual dining with great organic foods. Either enjoy the nice interior setting or sit outside and hear the gentle flow of Fountain Creek. Take your time, everything is made to order and there will be no rush! http://www.adamsmountain.com/
Marigold Café Casual fine dining at its best. We go here frequently and have never been disappointed. Service is set to accompany the fine dining atmosphere, but you do not have to dress formal at all. Great selections for beginnings, main meals, and the desserts can't be avoided! We recommend this location all the time to business travelers and families alike celebrating special occasions. http://www.marigoldcoloradosprings.com/
McKenzies Chop House Fine dining, superb steaks and more! This location presents a more formal setting and is higher on the price scale, but boy is it worth it! Located in the heart of downtown Colorado Springs, easy to find and you will not regret the visit! http://www.mackenzieschophouse.com/
Wines of Colorado Went there just the other day, again. As one of our most Favorite-Restaurants, this beautiful setting along the creek on a patio fully covered by mature trees adjacent to the heavily wooded mountainside. Wine selections are broad, food selections are interesting and always delicious. Short drive west on Route 24, about 10 minutes west of Manitou Springs. http://www.winesofcolorado.com/
Townhouse Lounge This place is fun and changes as the day goes on. Pub atmosphere with a great outdoor dining area. Food is good as you would expect in a pub setting. The fun changes over in the evening as the Townhouse provides live music many nights. Bar atmosphere is more prevalent as the evening progresses. http://www.thetownhouselounge.com/
Favorite Local Businesses to Visit
Pikes Peak Rock Shop, 4495 Fountain Ave, Cascade, CO 80829 (719-684-9472)
Pikes Peak Gourmet Popcorn, 7935 W. US Highway 24, Cascade, CO 80809 (719-684-9174)
Goldminer's Candy, 110 Canon Ave, Manitou Springs, CO (719-685-5302)
Manuel & Louise Vasquez opened the store in 1995 after retiring from Safeway. Manny Jr. was born in Manitou in 1969 when his dad was stationed at Ft. Carson. The family moved to California and his parents returned to Colorado in 1995. Manny Jr. was a fireman in California and returned to Colorado in 2001. In 2007 they gave us (Manny Jr. & Leslie Vasquez) a chance to purchase the candy store and keep it in the family. We jumped on the opportunity and took over candy store June 1st 2007. My husband quit his job at Pepsi and I Quit my job at Security Service F.C.U. after 16 yrs to work fulltime at candy store. “We absolutely love our job and have fun working. Each day we look forward to giving the best customer service to all our customers from all over the world. Customers can expect friendly service and plenty of free samples of our specialty items. We enjoy watching our customers of all ages act like a kid in a candy store while moving to the grooving music.”