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    Looking for Something Different? Try a Colorado Bed And Breakfast

    Colorado has a majestic presence you can feel when you first set sight on its beautiful landscape. It is John Denver, a native son of Colorado, who captured the heart of this amazing state in his classic ballad, “Rocky Mountain High” that is now one of two official state songs.

    Another native of Colorado is travel lover and writer, Tamra Monahan, who also has a unique way of bring the beauty and glory of Colorado to life in her new book, COLORADO'S BEST BED AND BREAKFASTS: 100 Unique Getaways. When we travel we love to stay at a Bed & Breakfast because they are cozy and almost always have a story to tell. In some Bed & Breakfast you can imagine what life was like in the old days. Tamra Monahan brings these Bed & Breakfast to life with the skill of an artist.

    She paints a lovely portrait of the Colorado landscape and the wonderful array of Bed & Breakfast that she has discovered throughout the state. Along with letting you know where the Bed & Breakfasts are located, she tells you what to expect when you arrive, gives you insight into area attractions, and much more.

    "While traveling throughout my home state of Colorado, I discovered that a great way to enhance any vacation is to find a unique place to stay. Why spend your money on a dreary room that reeks of disinfectant when you can stay in a place with charming décor, intriguing history, and a delicious home-cooked breakfast?," said Tamra Monahan.

    The best lodging for weekend getaways or extended vacations is a bed and breakfast because you’ll always find wonderfully distinctive accommodations. Choose one to match your interests and your trip becomes even better. If you love history, there’s always a B&B with a story to tell, and two of my favorites are Cripple Creek’s Carr Manor where you’ll find chalkboards on the walls from its days as the old schoolhouse, and the River Run Inn that was transformed from the Chafee County Poor Farm into a posh B&B.

    Maybe you’re looking for a Wild West experience or a cozy cottage next to a babbling brook surrounded by lush gardens, and for these, I know the perfect bed and breakfasts: the Beddin’ Down Bed, Breakfast and Horse Hotel and the Apple Blossom Inn. The beauty of Colorado B&Bs is that you can find just about any theme, décor, or historical ambiance you want, and each bed and breakfast is filled with a wonderful sense of personality and charm.

    "During my travels, I’ve come to realize that bed and breakfast owners are expert concierges. These folks know everyone in town and everything that goes on in their small corner of the world, and they’re pleased to share their wealth of knowledge with their guests. Tap into their expertise to learn about the best restaurants, shops, hiking trails, fishing spots, scenic drives, and things to do in the area. But before you set out for a day of adventure, you’ll be treated to a scrumptious, delicious, you’ve-never-had-anything-like­-it-before breakfas," adds Tamra.

    Imagine waking up to the sound of a river rushing past your window as the crisp mountain air fills your room, then dining on gourmet delights such as Banana-Streusel French Toast drizzled with Amaretto sauce, Lemon-Poppy Seed Waffles, Breakfast Tostadas with homemade salsa, Mountain Sausage Frittatas on a hash brown crust, or delectable Stratas made with spinach, Gruyere cheese and ham. There’s nothing quite like breakfasts in the Rockies at a cozy B&B.

    By Tamra Monahan

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