Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Coffin Races in Manitou Springs

The Coffin Races in Manitou Springs are a yearly Halloween tradition. See our Emma Crawford Coffin Races blog post from last year to find out more about who Emma Crawford was, and the coffin races themselves, which occur every Halloween weekend.

2011 Coffin Races are Saturday, October29, 2011. Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins is a perfect place for lodging in Manitou Springs while attending the coffin races. Stay in our Colorado Cabin, our Colorado Vacation Cottage, or our Bed and Breakfast Inn near Manitou Springs.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Pumpkin Creme Brulee

Pumpkin is one of my favorite fall foods to cook with. I have a ton of pumpkin recipes. I'm a huge dessert fan, and one of my favorite desserts is creme brulee, so when I found a recipe for Pumpkin Creme Brulee a few of years ago I tried it out on some friends we had over and it was huge hit. Here's the recipe, enjoy!

  • 8 egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp. light brown sugar
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2/ cup pumpkin puree
  • 3 Tbsp demerara sugar (raw sugar, or sugar in the raw)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Use a fork to mix together the egg yolks, maple syrup, and 2 Tbsp. brown sugar in a bowl.

Pour the buttermilk and heavy cream into a saucepan and bring almost to a boil.

Gradually mix the hot milk into the egg yolk mixture.

Strain the custard back into the saucepan and stir in the pumpkin puree.

Place 6 individual heatproof ramekins or custard cups in a baking dish. Pour the custard mixture into the ramekins or custard cups, then pour hot water into the baking dish to come halfway up the sides of the ramekins, being careful not to get any water in the ramekins.

Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes, until the brulee is just set with a slight softness at the center. Leave the dishes to cool in the water, then left them out, place on a tray, and chill in the refrigerator for at least 3-4 hours.

At serving time, sprinkle the tops of the desserts with the demerara sugar and caramelize with a blowtorch.

Serves 6

This recipe, and 349 others can be found in our cookbook "Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins Favorite Recipes" which can be purchased in our Gift Shop. Click Here to order your copy.

Monday, October 18, 2010

You Tube Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins Video

See our You Tube Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins Video...

Earlier this year we had a video done of our facilities and have finally put it up on You Tube. You can see video of our Colorado Springs Bed and Breakfast Lodge, our Cabin Rental in Colorado, and our Colorado Vacation Cottage.

Visit our website Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins and see our current Packages and Specials, check our availability calendar and make reservations.

We look forward to having you as our guests!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Veterans Day Specials

Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins, a Colorado Bed and Breakfast Inn and Cabin Rentals in Colorado is thankful for all our military personnel and what they do to serve our country. In appreciation for your service, we are offering a FREE NIGHT STAY to all Veterans (both active duty and retired military personnel) on Veteran's Day.

Stay with us on either Tuesday and Wednesday (November 9th & 10th, 2010) OR Wednesday and Thursday (November 10th & 11th, 2010), and Wednesday, November 10th is FREE!

See our SPECIALS PAGE for more details and information about this special, and all of our other specials.

We look forward to serving you back!

Not able to stay with us here in Colorado? Find other participating Bed and Breakfast Inns offering Veterans Day Specials at

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Japanese Cultural Festival, Japanese Festival

Colorado Springs is pleased to host the 11th Annual Japanese Cultural Festival and Bazaar. The Japanese festival will feature Japanese dances, koto music, martial arts demonstrations and taiko drum performances. The bazaar will offer Japanese wares and gift items brought from Japan for this event. Vendors will sell a variety of Japanese foods as well as washi paper crafts, kimono, haori, bonsai trees, and pottery. It will be a fun event offering entertainment, great Japanese food, and wonderful shopping.

This event takes place on Saturday, October 23rd from 10:00am - 3:00pm at the Stargazers Theatre & Event Center, 10 S. Parkside Dr., Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Need lodging for the event? Stay in our Colorado Springs Bed and Breakfast Lodge and experience some historic Colorado cultural and history in our rustic, elegant Bed and Breakfast Inn. And enjoy a gourmet 3-course breakfast in the morning.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Pumpkin Crunch, Pumpkin Crunch Cake, Pumpkin Pie Crunch

New recipe posted on our website's recipe page for Pumpkin Crunch, sometimes known as Pumpkin Crunch Cake, or Pumpkin Pie Crunch.

Since we serve a 3-course breakfast at our Colorado Bed and Breakfast Inn, our 3rd course is always a dessert, and this is one of the fall desserts we'll serve our guests.