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Dec. 1, 2022

Christmas Events in Colorado Springs

Christmas Events in Colorado SpringsChristmas Events in Colorado Springs

As Christmas approaches, Colorado Springs becomes adorned with lights. The days may be shorter and darker, but holiday cheer makes up for it. There are numerous activities available to residents this time of year. Check out lighting shows, art classes, concerts, parades, and much more. Here is a look at only some of the upcoming Christmas events in Colorado Springs

Light Shows and Parades

You can hop in your car and drive around neighborhoods in Colorado Springs to see some amazing lights. Don’t miss the Broadmoor neighborhood and the Broadmoor Hotel. Make some hot chocolate and listen to Christmas songs as you drive around town. In addition to home displays, there are several other light shows and the 39th Annual Festival of Lights Parade.

 

CSPM Annual Holiday Light Show

Spend an evening Downtown in December and swing by the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum for the annual light show on the grounds of Alamo Square Park. There will be a special event inside the Pioneers Museum on the night of the Festival of Lights Parade.

 

Magic of Lights at PPIR

This new family-friendly drive-through holiday lights festival will take place at Pikes Peak International Raceway in Fountain. Come to view more than a million LED lights from the safety and comfort of your car. Nightly shows are available now through Sunday, January 1, 2023. Tickets start at just $15 per vehicle. 

 

39th Annual Festival of Lights Parade

Experience one of the most beloved traditions in the Pikes Peak region by attending the 39th Annual Festival of Lights Parade. The parade will take place on Saturday, December 3, 2022. Join a crowd of more than 40,000 people along Tejon Street in Downtown Colorado Springs. The parade is always the first Saturday in December and includes marching bands, floats, and much more. Read more about this event here

 

Painting Classes at Brush Crazy

Get together with friends or family to create art this holiday season. Make lasting memories, create some new decorations for your home, or create a hand-made gift for a loved one. Here is a look at just a few upcoming art events in the city.

 

Brush Crazy offers multiple Christmas-themed painting classes in December. Brush Crazy is located at 4416 Austin Bluffs Pkwy in Colorado Springs. Here are your choices for Christmas-themed paintings: Costs range from $30 to $153, depending on your choices for sizes and extra additions. Find more details and register for any of the below classes here

 

Nutcracker Toy Class

December 18 from 3 PM to 4 PM.

 

Christmas Tree Painting Class

December 21, 2022, from 1 PM to 2 PM

 

Clay Ornament Tree Class

December 22, 2022, from 4 PM to 5 PM

 

Emmanuel Star Painting Class

December 23, 2022, from 12 PM to 1 PM

 

3D Santa with Lights Class

December 24, 2022, from 2 PM to 3 PM

 

See a Show

Many families enjoy the tradition of seeing a Christmas play or show. Here are a few of the local offerings:

 

‘It’s a Wonderful Life:’ A Live Radio Play

Come to the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College to see ‘It’s a Wonderful Life:’ A Live Radio Play. This American holiday classic comes to life as a 1940s radio broadcast. The show is available from December 1 through December 23, 2022. Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased here

 

A Christmas Carol 

Join the Funky Little Theater Company for a unique take on Charles Dickens ‘A Christmas Carol’. Six actors play all of the characters. Shows will be available in Palmer Lake December 9 and 10, in Woodland Park December 15 through 17, and at Ivywild School Auditorium December 21 through 23. Find more details about each of the shows and purchase tickets here

 

Winter Wonders

Bring the whole family to Ent Center for the Arts for ‘Winter Wonders.’ This show uses puppetry and audience members follow arctic animals as they journey through the seasons. This show is available from December 3 through 18. Click here to find more information and to purchase tickets. 

 

Attend a Holiday Concert

Going out on a winter evening to attend a holiday concert leaves you feeling warm and fuzzy. There are several opportunities to appreciate the talents of musicians this holiday season.

 

Summit by Candlelight Concert

Join a treasured tradition and come hear the Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale perform songs of the holidays at First Congregational Church in Colorado Springs. The performance will take place on December 21 at 7 PM. Read more about the Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale and purchase tickets here

 

Tri-Lakes Music Association Annual Christmas Cantata

Spend an evening enjoying music for a great cause. The 20th annual Tri-Lakes Music Association Christmas Cantata will take place on December 16 and 17 at 7 PM and 2 PM on Sunday, December 18. The concert is presented by Tri-Lakes Music Association and will take place at Palmer Ridge High School Auditorium in Monument. There is no cost to attend, however, a free-will offering will be collected to benefit Tri-Lakes Cares and scholarships for two local high school seniors.

 

Christmas Symphony (Colorado Springs Philharmonic)

Come to the Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts to enjoy music with the Philharmonic and the Colorado Springs Chorale. Experience cheerful sing-alongs, Rutter’s Gloria, Sleigh Ride, and more. Tickets start at $28 for this December 18, 2022 performance. Purchase your tickets here

 

More Holiday Family Fun in Colorado Springs

Countless other events and activities are happening around town during December. Here are a few other ideas:

 

Family Holiday Movie Marathon (PPLD)

The Rockrimmon Branch of the Pikes Peak Library District is offering a holiday movie marathon on December 20, 2022, from 12 PM to 6 PM. Stop in any time, as no registration is needed for this free event.

 

The North Pole-Santa’s Workshop

The time leading up to Christmas is a magical time to visit The North Pole-Santa’s Workshop. Located at the base of Pikes Peak, families make lasting memories of going on rides, visiting Santa, eating food, and shopping for keepsakes. 

 

Ring in the Holidays in Your Colorado Springs Home

 

The holidays are a magical time. It’s fun to get out and experience the events and festivities in Colorado Springs. However, it’s also quite nice to celebrate Christmas in your own home. If you are looking to buy a home in Colorado Springs or the surrounding area, start your home search on Best CS Homes. Reach out to our expert team and utilize our VIP home finder service. We have the knowledge and experience to help your find your next home in Colorado Springs or the surrounding area. 

 

Nov. 21, 2022

The North Pole-Santa’s Workshop

The North Pole-Santa's WorkshopWith Christmas drawing near, experience some holiday magic at the North Pole. This is an amusement park for all seasons, but it’s especially magical close to Christmas. You can even post letters or postcards to Santa in the park. Nestled at the foot of Pikes Peak, it’s easy for residents living anywhere in the Front Range to come experience a day of wonder. Learn more about The North Pole-Santa’s Workshop below and consider planning a visit

Rides at The North Pole-Santa’s Workshop

There are more than 24 rides for all ages. All rides are different and have certain requirements. Be sure to pay attention to these requirements when choosing your rides. You can check out each ride and the requirements here. Be sure not to miss the iconic Ferris wheel that is visible from Highway 24 below. 

 

Family Rides

Rides that are suitable for both children and adults include: 

  • Antique Car Ride, Candy Cane Coaster, and Carousel

  • Christmas Tree, Dive Bombers, and Ferris Wheel

  • Granny Bugs, Kiddie Combo, and Mini Himalaya

  • Paratrooper, Peppermint Slide, and Scrambler

  • Sky Ride, Space Shuttle, and Tilt-A-Whirl

  • Train and Tubs of Fun

  • Whip Ride and Zipline

Keep in mind that these rides are subject to height and safety requirements. Sometimes an adult may need to accompany a child that is too small to ride alone.

 

Child Only Rides

These rides are for children only, no adults or infants:

  • Boat Ride, Kiddie Commander, and Kiddie Wheel

  • Midge-O-Racers, Motorcycles, and Pony Carts

  • Rodeo Rider and Star Fighters

 

Infant Friendly Rides

Infants with an adult are welcome on these rides:

  • Antique Car Ride, Carousel, and Christmas Tree

  • Ferris Wheel, Granny Bug, and Kiddie Combo

  • Peppermint Slide, Sky Ride, and Train

 

Visiting Santa at the North Pole

Santa takes time out of his busy schedule to visit with visitors any time of the year. It’s especially magical for children to visit in the time leading up to Christmas. The young and young at heart can visit Santa and get their picture taken. Santa’s helpers are on hand and ready to help you pick out the right photo package to take home with you.

 

Food

Fuel your fun at the North Pole by stopping into the Carousel Cafe. Find food such as corn dogs, chicken nuggets, burgers, and more. If you are looking for sweet treats, you can also find hot chocolate, cider, ice cream, and the famous funnel cakes. 

 

In addition to getting food from the Carousel Cafe, you can bring in outside food and drink. This is allowed in the picnic pavilion, which is located just inside the main entrance. However, alcohol and BBQ grills are not allowed. 

 

Tickets

The North Pole is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. As Christmas draws near, there are a few exceptions. During Thanksgiving week, the North Pole is open on Tuesday and Wednesday but closed on Thanksgiving Day. The North Pole is also open on Wednesday, December 21, and closed on Christmas day. The North Pole then remains closed until the middle of May.

 

The cost and process to visit depend on if you are coming on a Peak Day or a Non-Peak Day. Peak Days in November include the 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, and 27. The only Non-Peak Day left in November is Monday, November 28. In December, Peak Days include the 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, and 24. Non-Peak Days in December are the 1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 12, 15, and 16.

 

If you visit on a Non-Peak day, you get entry into the park for free. You only have to purchase a ride wristband for $30 per person, ages 3-59. You do not need to make an online reservation on these days and military and senior discounts are available. However, if you visit on a Peak Day, you have to pay general admission of $30 per person for everyone ages there and up. In addition to this admission price, you will need to purchase a separate wristband for rides. No discounts are available on Peak Days and online reservations are required. Tickets are released weekly. You can purchase tickets here

 

The History of The North Pole - Santa’s Workshop

The North Pole - Santa’s Workshop opened on June 16, 1956. It’s identical to the village built in Lake Placid, New York. The village in New York was designed by Arto Monaco, a former Walt Disney artist. Monaco found his inspiration in the ideas of an eight-year-old girl during the 1940s. She told him what she believed Santa Claus’ home and village looked like. Monaco then turned her ideas into blueprints for a real village.

 

The village includes 12 alpine buildings. There is a home for Mr. and Mrs. Claus, a blacksmith shop, three workshops, a gatehouse, a reindeer barn, a show house, a souvenir shop, a miniature chapel with a nativity, and Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard.

 

How to Get to The North Pole - Santa’s Workshop

The North Pole is located at the foot of Pikes Peak, 10 miles west of Colorado Springs in Cascade. From Colorado Springs, head west on Highway 24. Watch for signs for the Pikes Peak Highway as you enter Cascade and turn left at the stoplight. The address is:

 

5050 Pikes Peak Hwy.

Cascade, CO 80809

 

Before coming, be sure to dress in layers. Be prepared for any type of weather. This area gets more snow and precipitation than Colorado Springs.

 

Living Near The North Pole - Santa’s Workshop

If you are looking for a home in the mountains near Colorado Springs, consider a home in Cascade. There are beautiful, private mountain lots filled with trees and gorgeous views. Life is quiet here with the Ferris wheel from the North Pole looming over it all.


 If you are looking for a home in Cascade or in any area in the Pikes Peak region, work with an experienced realtor. Mark Main has the expertise and experience to help you buy or sell your home in the area. Start your home search with Best CS Homes and get in touch with Mark Main today.

Nov. 7, 2022

Thanksgiving in Colorado Springs

Thanksgiving in Colorado Springs means something different to every family. For some, it’s gathering at a relative’s home and enjoying a meal. Others may like to volunteer to serve the homeless, attend an event, or run in a race to burn calories before the big meal. Some families would rather skip the work and chaos and enjoy Thanksgiving dinner at a restaurant. No matter what your ideal Thanksgiving may be, there are ways to celebrate in Colorado Springs. Here are some ideas. 

Volunteer

There are several volunteer opportunities available on and near Thanksgiving.  If you’d like to help, check with the Springs Rescue Mission. If you can’t go in person, make a donation to help feed someone in need this Thanksgiving. The Springs Rescue Mission is accepting donations here

 

Other organizations that welcome volunteers and donations throughout the year include:

  • Care and Share Food Bank

  • Pikes Peak United Way

  • The Salvation Army

Dine Out

Enjoy Dinner with friends or family without making a mess in your home or needing to cook at all! There are many restaurants open in town on Thanksgiving. Here is a list of a few to consider:

  • The Cliff House

  • MacKenzie’s Chop House

  • Cheyenne Mountain Resort

  • Edelweiss Restaurant

  • The Famous Steakhouse

  • Front Range Barbecue

  • Jax Fish House and Oyster Bar

  • Joseph’s Fine Dining

  • Patty Jewett Clubhouse

  • Prime25

  • Springs Orleans

  • The Summit Interquest

  • Romano’s

  • La Baguette

  • The View House

Attend a Thanksgiving Themed Event

There are many Thanksgiving-themed events scheduled around the area. Some are fundraisers, some allow you to create something, and some are for pure entertainment. Here are a few Thanksgiving-themed events in Colorado Springs.

Thanksgiving Day Turkey Toss: Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center

Enjoy an interesting and educational outdoor experience with your family on Thanksgiving morning. Come to the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center to watch resident wolves, coyotes, and fox families enjoy a turkey dinner. Note that no turkeys will be alive or harmed during this event. Limited space is available for this pre-paid event. The cost is $40 for those 12 and older and $20 for those ages 6-11. Call 719.687.9742 to make your reservations and find more information about this and future events here

Thanksgiving Table Arrangement

Create a beautiful table arrangement to adorn your Thanksgiving gathering. Come to Sweetwater Studio on Saturday, November 19, 2022, from 10 AM to 11:30 AM for this event. Sweetwater Studio is located at:

 

1163 Voyager Parkway

Colorado Springs, CO 80921

 

All participants will receive personalized instruction to create their centerpieces. In addition, all supplies, including miniature pumpkins, greens, and flowers are included. Participants will also have access to all needed tools. The cost to participate is $125. Find more details and purchase your tickets here

Handprint Turkey Class

Get ready for Thanksgiving by painting your own turkey plate. An artist will help all participants pick out brushes, paints, and other utensils and provide instruction for creating a turkey plate. It is a great addition to any Thanksgiving table. This event will take place on Wednesday, November 23 from 2 to 3 PM. The cost is $29 per person plus tax. Find more information and register here. The class will take place at:

 

Brush Crazy

4416 Austin Bluffs Parkway

Colorado Springs, CO 80918

 

Run in a Race

Several races around town are available near Thanksgiving. Here are some of the most popular:

Turkey Trot 5K and Kids’ Tiny Trot

The Briargate YMCA is hosting this event on November 24, 2022. This is the 25th year of this event, which serves as a fundraiser for the YMCA. Funds raised go to provide scholarships for families in need. The Kids’ Tiny Trot is free and begins at 8:15 AM. The 5K starts at 9 AM and is $40 for adults and $30 for those aged 19 and under. The Tiny Trot is for children 12 years and younger. Furry friends may also join the race. The cost is $15 and these participants will receive a Creepy Crawl 5K bandana. Find all the details and register here

2022 Gobble Til You Wobble 

For more flexibility, run in a virtual race. Choose from a 1 mile, 5K, 10K, 13.1, or 26.2! You can run anytime in November, but it’s great fun to run on Thanksgiving to burn some calories before or after the big meal. A percentage of race registration fees will be donated to Feeding America and participants will receive a Gobble Til You Wobble medal after completing their event. The registration fee is $18, which also includes a bib. Those who participate can walk or run anywhere. Choose a trail, run on the road in your neighborhood, on a track, or at the gym on a treadmill. Learn more about this race and register here

Lululemon COS Turkey Trot

If you’d like to run a race after Thanksgiving, consider the Lululemon COS Turkey Trot. This race will take place on Saturday, November 26, 2022, from 9 AM to 11 AM. Choose from a 5K or 10K that starts in Pinon Valley Park and continues into Ute Valley Park in West Colorado Springs. The race is free, but donations to One Nation Walking Together are appreciated. This event is capped at 50, so register early. All participants will need a smartphone or watch to view the course GPS links. Find out more and reserve your spot here

Enjoy Thanksgiving in Your Colorado Springs Home

For some, cooking a big meal and inviting friends and family over to your house is the best way to spend Thanksgiving. Make all the food yourself or share the burden of preparing food with those coming to your house. Enjoy football, give thanks for living in such a beautiful city, and for friends and family. 


If you are currently renting and are hoping to purchase a new home to host Thanksgiving dinner, work with an experienced local realtor. Mark Main can help you find the perfect home to prepare and share your next Thanksgiving dinner with loved ones. Start your home search on Best CS Homes and reach out to Mark today.

Posted in Local Favorites
Oct. 24, 2022

Emma Crawford Coffin Races and Festival

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Are you looking for a unique experience this Halloween season? If so, don’t miss the Emma Crawford Coffin Races and Festival in Manitou Springs. This race has been a tradition for 28 years. After a small hiatus, the races are back this year on October 29, 2022, for the 150th Anniversary of Manitou Springs

 

Coffin Races

Here is the timeline for the coffin races:

  • 8 AM to 9 AM - Check-in for racers
  • 10 AM to 11:30 AM - Tech inspection and pre-judging
  • 12 PM - The Coffin Parade begins and final judging takes place from the stage
  • 12:30 PM - Coffin Races
  • 1:30 PM - Awards Ceremony at the Bud Ford Pavilion at Soda Springs Park

Info for Racers

All coffins must meet the event specifications. Any coffins that do not meet these specifications during the inspection will be disqualified. The entry fee is $100 per team. Each team consists of five members, four to push the coffin, and one to ride in the coffin. All team members must be 18 or over. All riders (Emmas) must wear helmets. 

 

The race course is approximately 585 feet and pushers must keep their hands on the coffin at all times. All coffins must stay in their own lanes. Teams can decide if they wish to participate in the “Coffin Cup” in Nederland, CO. Of the teams that express interest, the team with the fastest time will represent Manitou Springs and the Emma Crawford Coffin Race at the Tuff Shed Coffin Race in March 2023. All participants should view the entire list of rules here

 

Info for Spectators

This is a popular event, so if you’d like to view the parade and coffin races, you will want to show up early to stake out a good spot. If you’d like to ensure a great spot, consider purchasing a VIP ticket. People who hold these tickets will have access to a designated seating area right at the finish line. Purchase VIP tickets here

 

Additional Festival Events

There is much more to this event than just the coffins. Check out these other spooky experiences. 

 

Emma’s Wake at Miramont Castle

Come on October 28, 2022, to experience a glimpse into the interesting and eerie traditions of the Victorian era when someone passes away. View Emma laid out in the parlor of Miramont Castle in her pure Victorian splendor. Continue experiencing a Victorian wake by enjoying a large buffet dinner and beverages in the Great Hall and having access to the whole Castle. Viewings begin every 20 minutes starting at 6 PM and the last exits at 7:20 PM. The cost to attend is $50 for adults and $30 for children aged 12 and under. Call 719-685-1011 to make your reservation. Read more about this event and Miramont Castle here. 

 

Ghost Stories and Walking Tours

Ghost Stories of Old Manitou Walking Tours have been taking place all October. You still have a chance to come to be spooked on Thursday, October 27, or Friday, October 28, 2022. Advance tickets are recommended. These can be purchased online or by calling 719-685-1454. 

 

The tours are outdoors and depart from the Manitou Springs Heritage Center, which is located at 517 Manitou Avenue. Tours depart every 15 minutes starting at 6 PM and last about 45 minutes. The ghost tours are eerie, yet fun, to provide a family experience. The tours tell the stories of real people from the history of Manitou Springs. Join a Spirit Guide on your tour that will tell you the stories and guide you from scene to scene to visit the ghosts. The proceeds of this event benefit the Heritage Center, which is a free museum open to all. 

 

Who was Emma Crawford?

Emma Crawford is a well-known name in the Pikes Peak region. Legend has it that she is the ghost of Red Mountain. However, facts and legends may have different stories. 

 

Emma Crawford was born on March 24, 1863, in South Royalston, Massachusetts. She showed musical talent from an early age, especially the piano. She also mastered the violin, cello, viola, and mandolin. It is said that she learned these instruments through “spirit instruction” having never taken a lesson from a person.

 

Emma had been ill since age seven and moved with her mother to Manitou around 1889. They hoped the local mineral springs and mountain air might cure her illness (likely tuberculosis). As Emma grew, she became engaged to Mr. William Hildebrand, an engineer from New York working in the Pikes Peak Cog Railroad. Emma loved music and nature. She could often be seen climbing Red Mountain in a red dress. She wished to be buried at the top of this mountain.

 

Emma died on December 4, 1891. Funeral services were held on December 8, 1891, at 137 Ute Ave. Emma was never able to marry her fiancée, who worked diligently to have her buried at the top of Red Mountain. 

 

Because of the construction of a powerhouse and depot on the summit of Red Mountain, Emma’s grave was moved to the west side of the mountain. Years later, in 1929, boys found a human skull on the mountain, and later a bundle of human bones and a coffin handle were found. Emma’s remains remained in storage for two years until they could be buried at Crystal Valley Cemetery. Emma’s coffin washed away between the time when her grave was moved and her remains were found, hence the inspiration for this event.

 

Attend or Participate in the Emma Crawford Coffin Races and Festival

Residents of Manitou Springs, Colorado Springs, and the entire Pikes Peak region are invited to participate in this event, come and watch, or volunteer. Manitou Springs offers many events throughout the year. Don’t miss the Manitou Springs Colorado Wine Festival, summer concert series, Commonwheel Arts Festival, Carnivale Weekend, and much more.

 

Manitou Springs offers an active historic downtown area, including many restaurants, shops, and the Penny Arcade. This is a unique town that values arts and culture. If you are looking for a one-of-a-kind place to call home, take a look at Manitou Springs. Start your home search with Best Colorado Springs Homes and contact Mark Main, an experienced local realtor, today.

 

Posted in Local Events
Oct. 12, 2022

The Move Toward Searchable Real Estate

Online Home Search

Let’s face it – the MLS is so yesterday.

That used to be the way it was done – you hired a realtor and he or she combed through the MLS and fed you information. But it’s not quite the same anymore. The Internet has “flattened” the Internet – making information a lot easier to get. But there’s still kind of a need for last-mile delivery in the form of new tools that can showcase what’s available within a neighborhood, and what’s happening in a given real estate market.

That’s where we come in – at Best CS Homes at Homesmart we maintain a “dashboard” view of Colorado Springs real estate that serves our visitors well.

Some of those who are using the site are looking for a primary residence – others may be creating a plan to invest in properties in regard to various commercial strategies. In any case, users can narrow down a search by location, or by numbers of bedrooms and bathrooms, or by many other criteria. They can evaluate a property according to the age of the building, or the floor plan. All of this empowers people to figure out more about how to reach their objectives in a local real estate market.

We Have the Tools

This is just the beginning of what we have built into our business model at Best CS Homes at Homesmart in order to help others to know more about the market around Colorado Springs and beyond. Our mobile app, MOVETO, is another option for home buyers and others to get the information that they need. We have additional resources for first-time homebuyers, mortgage calculators, resources in Spanish, and more to accommodate research needs.

We recommend trying out some of our tools – playing around with the app and some of the utilities on the web and getting a feel for how these make real estate research easier. Our site is designed to work in a way that others aren’t: for truly interactive real estate discovery.

That’s innovation. That’s giving people more options. It’s a big part of what we do at Best CS Homes at Homesmart. We want to make property hunting different

Experienced investors and home shoppers know that time is money – that your strategy has to fit your time management, and that planning and research are a major part of your investment. With Best CS Homes, you can ramp up this research quickly and easily which provides Norma’s value as you move toward settlement. Take a look and see how to get your hands on the right information to buy around the Colorado Springs area.

Posted in Buying, General
Oct. 12, 2022

Finding Your Dream Home in Colorado Springs

Finding your Dream Home

Moving to a new location anywhere can be a great adventure that many people can look forward to. Whether it’s a job opportunity or just a change of scenery, for some, relocation could be seen as a positive direction in their lifestyle. In recent years, Colorado has seen an influx of new residents excited to begin a new life in this beautiful state. With breathtaking mountains and mesas in addition to incredible opportunities, it is no wonder that Colorado has been voted top ten in ideal states to live in America.

Top Reasons to Live in Colorado Springs

There are many good reasons to live in this amazing state, but Colorado Springs is known for being one of the most affordable. It is also fairly close to the state capital, Denver, so those who need to commute often find that Colorado Springs is perfect for setting down roots. People with families, especially with younger children, can appreciate what Colorado Springs has to offer because the sense of community is seen as strong and productive. Anyone who can appreciate the suburban life can find a sense of home in this quaint city, while the schools here are considered some of the best in the state. Even if you don’t have children, those with fur babies can also enjoy everything this city offers, as it is very pet-friendly.

The weather is amazing in Colorado Springs. Many people discover that their overall sense of well-being and health improves while living here. With plenty of opportunities to get outside and enjoy the crisp, refreshing scenery, most have learned that living in Colorado Springs can be seen as quite luxurious. Whether you are looking for a place to take in the landscape or are interested in a casual location to work, there are ample opportunities available in this homey state.

Depending on what sort of home you are looking for, you are sure to find whatever it is that will suit your needs. Whether you are looking for optimal education for your kids or trying to find the best place to work nearby, it should be quite easy to find the ideal situation for your next great adventure.

Whatever you are looking for in a place to live, there is a good chance you can find it here in Colorado Springs. Check out our listings to see what works best for your lifestyle and see if you can discover a new place to call home.

Posted in Buying
Oct. 3, 2022

Space Foundation Discovery Center

Space Foundation Discovery Center

Space is a subject that is near and dear to many Colorado Springs residents. With the presence of Shriever Space Force Base and Peterson Space Force Base, many living in the city want to learn more about outer space. Ten years ago, the Space Foundation Discovery Center opened. This center allows families and school children to come to learn more about space and other S.T.E.A.M. topics. Visit for the day or watch for special events. There's always something going on.  Check out all the details below.

About the Space Foundation Discovery Center

The Space Foundation Discovery Center is the first dedicated space, technology, and science center and museum in the region. It is an interactive center that allows guests to experience science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM). All of this is done in the context of space exploration, development, and utilization. 

The Space Foundation Discovery Center is located in west Colorado Springs at:

4425 Arrowswest Drive

Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Visiting the  Discovery Center

The Space Foundation Discovery Center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM. Plan to stay for at least one to two hours to be able to see everything. Here is a look at ticket prices:

  • Adults (16+): $10
  • Children (4-15): $5
  • Children (3 and under): free
  • Seniors (65+): $7.50
  • Students (college students with ID): $7.50
  • Museums for All (up to 4 tickets per EBT card) $3
  • Military: 50% off adult admission with valid military ID

You can purchase tickets online. In addition, you can purchase a membership to visit as often as you’d like. Here are the options:

  • Student Passport (16-25 with valid student ID): $20
  • Individual Passport (unlimited admission for one adult): $35
  • Family Passport (unlimited admission for one or two adults and their children or grandchildren 15 and under): $50

If you have a library card with the Pikes Peak Library District, you can also check out the Family Star Gazing Backpack. This backpack is provided by the Space Foundation Discovery Center. It includes moon and star charts, binoculars, and more. Plus, you can reserve your pass to the Space Foundation Discovery Center through Pikes Peak Culture Pass. 

Exhibits at the Space Foundation Discovery Center

Enjoy a self-guided tour at the discovery center. You can also finish a scavenger hunt for a prize. Here is a look at some of the different exhibits you can expect to see:

  • Current Moon Exploration
  • Scale Model Rockets
  • Mission to Europa
  • Scott Carpenter Station
  • Launch to the Moon
  • Soviet and U.S. Space Suits
  • Lunar Module
  • Space Food
  • Mars Viking Lander
  • Spacelab

Other special exhibits that are subject to special hours include the AGI Space Missions Simulation Laboratory and the Mars Robotics Laboratory, which are part of the Lockheed Martin Space Education Center. In addition, guests can see Science On a Sphere®, which is supported by a grant from Northrop Grumman.

Upcoming Events at the Discovery Center

There is always something going on at the Space Foundation Discovery Center. Here is a look at a few upcoming events in October 2022:

Small Steps, Giant Leap: Earth: My First 4.54 Billion Years by Stacy McAnulty

October 4, 2022, from 9 AM to 10:30 AM

This event engages young space explorers with creative and interactive storytelling.

Homeschool Days: Robotics and Coding

October 5, 2022, from 10 AM to 4 PM

Home school students are invited to learn how robots work and how they are used by scientists for space exploration. 

Tesla’s Toolbox: Electricity and Circuits

October 8, 2022, from 11 AM to 2 PM

Tesla’s Toolbox is a monthly workshop. This month, those who come to the workshop get to learn about electricity and circuits.

#Space4Fun: 10th Anniversary Family Day

October 15, 2022, from 10 AM to 4 PM

The Space Foundation Discovery Center is turning 10 years old! Celebrate with food trucks, solar telescopes, and demonstrations from Estes Rockets and the Manitou Robotics Team. In addition, there will be 3D printed prizes, a scavenger hunt, and painting with Sphero.

Discovery Center Astronomy Club

October 15, 2022, from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

This club is open to teenagers ages 15 to 18 who are interested in a career in STEAM. The club meets monthly and stays for the Family Star Party afterward. Activities include icebreakers, guest speakers, and an introduction to using telescopes.

Family Star Party: Planet Watching

October 28, 2022, from6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

The whole family is invited to discover the wonders of the universe.

Cool Science: Halloween at the Discovery Center

October 29, 2022, from 10 AM to 4 PM

Come for a cool Halloween celebration. Cool Science will be on site with Halloween crafts, including dry ice activities, witches brew, alien eyeballs, bloody slime, and glowing worms. 

Mad Science Day: Halloween at the Discovery Center

October 29, 2022, from 10 AM to 4 PM

In addition to cool science, there will also be some mad science on the same day. Watch a chemistry magic show, create a spooky souvenir, and learn about 3D printing. Additional activities include Guided Science On a Sphere® presentations and safe trick or treating from 12 PM to 2 PM.

Field Trips and Classes at the Discovery Center

Classes and field trips are offered to individual classroom teachers, school districts, and other educational institutions. Laboratories at the discovery center offer “immersive education” experiences. Programs are delivered by accredited educators and are always great fun. You can find more details about the choices for classes and field trips here

There are many options for field trips. Teachers can choose from several categories and then hone in on the right program for their needs and age group. Available topics include:

  • Space exploration
  • Engineering design
  • Space systems
  • Earth systems

Living in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs offers many unique experiences to all who live here. Those who live in the city enjoy going to the Pioneers MuseumCheyenne Mountain Zoo, the National Museum of World War II Aviation, and the Space Foundation Discovery Center. There are many chances to get involved and learn more about the world around us and outer space by visiting these museums and discovery centers. 

Once you see all that Colorado Springs has to offer, it’s easy to want to settle down here. If you would like to buy a home in Colorado Springs, work with an experienced local realtor with a passion for this city. Start your home search at Best CS Homes and contact Mark Main today.

Sept. 26, 2022

Pumpkin Patches Near Colorado Springs

Pumpkin Patches Near Colorado Springs

The crispness of fall is in the air. It’s time for changing leaves, cooler weather, and making lasting family memories at the pumpkin patch. There are many pumpkin patches near Colorado Springs. Choose one based on what you are looking for and how far you are willing to drive. Here is a closer look at pumpkin patches near Colorado Springs. 

Long Neck Pumpkin Farm

7595 California Dr. Colorado Springs, Co 80923 Located in northeast Colorado Springs, Long Neck Pumpkin Farm is one of the closest options for pumpkin patches near Colorado Springs. The farm is open from September 24 through October 30, 2022. Take a look at the hours of operation on the website. This year, the farm will continue to use a reservation system, so purchase tickets from the website before your visit. 

Admission Pricing and Other Costs at Long Neck Pumpkin Farm

September 24 through October 2 - $15 per person October 7 through October 30 - $17 per person. Children younger than 24 months old are free. Once you are inside the farm, you are welcome to stay all day. Keep in mind that it costs extra to purchase pumpkins. The cost is $7 for a regular pumpkin or $10 for a heritage pumpkin.

Activities at Long Neck Pumpkin Farm

There is much to do at the farm. Here is a look at the possibilities:

  • Pumpkin patch, hay rides, and hay bale slide
  • Tire town, toddler turf, and tractor swings
  • Water pump station, corn boxes, and story barn
  • Grain bin grill, bowling, and pedal cars
  • Building blocks, duck races, and cow town
  • Mom’s cottage, farm animals, corn hole, and more!

Miners’ Pumpkin Patch

225 North Gate Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80921 Support the Western Museum of Mining and Industry by coming to the Miner’s Pumpkin Patch in the Northgate neighborhood. This pumpkin patch is open on all Saturdays in October from 9 AM to 4 PM. The admission price includes a variety of activities and the cost is $10 for pre-purchased online tickets or $12 at the gate. Children age three and under are free. There are several areas to check out at this pumpkin patch. Here are some of the activities you can expect to see.

Miner’s Pumpkin Patch Game Area

  • Jenga, checkerboard, tic-tac-toe
  • Tetherball, ladder ball, cornhole
  • Kids hay maze, hay mountain slide, corn bins
  • Animal area
  • Sack races and activity corner
  • Vintage apple cider press (see demonstrations at 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM
  • Pumpkin patch with pumpkin smash catapult

Miner’s Pumpkin Patch Historical Area

  • Machinery demonstrations at 11 AM and 2 PM (Osgood Steam Shovel, Air Trammer, and Mining Mucker)
  • Gold panning
  • Hayrides
  • Blacksmiths working in the authentic Blacksmith shop (10 AM to 2 PM)
  • Visit the Yellow Jacket II Stamp Mill

Miner’s Pumpkin Patch Corral Area

  • Food trucks
  • Picnic area under trees or in a tent
  • Family-friendly music
  • Farmers Market
  • Face painting or balloon twisting (may vary)

Wishing Star Farm

24024 State Highway 94 Ellicott, CO 80808 Located just east of Shriever Space Force BaseWishing Star Farm is open six days a week from September 17 through October 30. The farm is closed to the public on Mondays. The Fall Fest prices are $12 for general admission for ages four and up. Groups of 11 or more pay $10 each. In addition, you can buy a Fall Fest Season Pass for $25 each for up to four individuals, or $20 each for a family of five or more in the same household. Discounts are available for seniors and military/first responders. There are also activities with an extra charge. These include pony rides, pumpkins, the Farm Store, concessions, and food trucks. Additional activities that are included in regular admission are:

  • Petting zoo, hay rides, and barrel train rides
  • Jumping pillow, hay slide, and hay pyramid
  • Kids town, fire truck, and tire swings
  • Sandboxes, corn bins, and duck races
  • Horseshoes, corn hole, and roping dummies
  • Pallet maze, frisbee golf, and more!

Colorado Pumpkin Patch

18065 Saddlewood Rd. Monument, CO 80132 Take a little drive north to Monument to visit the Colorado Pumpkin Patch at Colorado Kids Ranch. Open from September 17 through October 30, the pricing changes depending on the part of the season and the day you visit. There are no online ticket sales. All tickets are sold at the ticket booth on the property. Early/off-day pricing is $15 for ages four to 64 and $13 for seniors, military, and first responders. This admission price includes the Ninja Nation Course. Mid-season pricing is $16 for kids ages four to 17. $14 for adults ages 18 to 64, and $13 for seniors, military, and first responders. This base cost for mid-season doesn’t include the Ninja Nation Course. You will need to pay extra for this and for pony rides and face painting. You can also consider a season pass for $40 per person. Pumpkins are sold separately based on weight. 

Included Activities at the Colorado Pumpkin Patch

  • Farm animal petting area, 30-foot jumping pad, and human foosball
  • Outdoor large games such as Jenga, checkers, and tic-tac-toe
  • Tube swings, roller slides, and straw bale pyramid
  • Steer head roping, duck races, and tractor hayrides
  • Small kids hay maze, gourd target practice, corn box, and more

Diana’s Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze

1649 Poplar Ave. Canon City, CO 81212 Located in Canon City, Diana’s Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze is family owned and operated. The farm is open from September 23 through October 31. Hours of operation are:

  • Friday 10 AM to 9 PM
  • Saturday 10 AM to 9 PM
  • Sunday 10 AM to 6 PM
  • Open during the week by appointment.

Tickets cost $13 per person, with kids five and under being free. You can also purchase a season pass for $33. Tickets can be purchased online or at the gate. Bring cash along because there is no ATM available and credit cards will be charged a 3% transaction fee. 

Activities Available at Diana’s Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze

  • Corn bin
  • Hay slide
  • Climbing rope
  • Duck races
  • Horse bouncers
  • Photo booth barn and more!

Enjoying the Fall Season in Colorado Springs

Fall is a great time to call Colorado Springs home. The weather offers variety and there are many opportunities to view fall foliage and visit pumpkin patches near Colorado Springs. If you are looking to buy or sell a home this fall, work with an experienced and reputable local realtor. Mark Main is patient and truly listens to his clients. He will work hard to get the best result for you. Contact Mark and begin your home search with Best CS Homes today. 

 

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Sept. 19, 2022

Pikes Peak Regional Air Show

Pikes Peak Regional Air Show

Do you have any aviation enthusiasts in your Colorado Springs home? If so, consider coming to the Pikes Peak Regional Air Show. This event is returning to Colorado this year and will take place at the Colorado Springs Airport from September 24-25, 2022. There will be much to do and see, so consider bringing the whole family for a day of fun.

Details About the Pikes Peak Regional Air Show

The Pikes Peak Regional Air Show will take place September 24-25, 2022 at the Colorado Springs Airport in southeast Colorado Springs. The air show location is: 7250 Getting Heights Colorado Springs, CO 80916 There is plenty of parking near the event. Most parking is within walking distance but shuttles will be running as well. The schedule for the Air Show will be the same on both days. Here is what to expect:

  • 7 AM - Parking opens
  • 7:45 AM - Ticketing opens
  • 8 AM - Gates and static displays open
  • 10:15 AM - Hot ramp closes
  • 11:50 AM - Opening ceremonies
  • 12 PM - Air Show

Tickets for the Pikes Peak Regional Air Show

You can purchase tickets online or at the gate. Ticket prices are as follows:

  • Adults (15 and over) - $25 online or $30 at the gate
  • Children (3-14) - $15 online or $20 at the gate
  • Military (active duty or retired) $22 online or $25 at the gate

Children two and under are free. You can also pre-purchase a photo pass. For $100, you can gain access to elevated seating for enhanced photo opportunities, designated restrooms, a shaded area, and complimentary drinks. Only a limited quantity of these tickets is available.

Performers at the Pikes Peak Regional Air Show

The Air Show begins at 12 PM. Here is the schedule of performers.

12:00  

  • The National Anthem
  • Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress
  • Wings of Blue parachute jump
  • Commemorative Air Force “Texas Raiders”
  • USAFA 98th Flight Training Squadron

12:20

  • Bomber Parade
  • Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress
  • North American B-25J Mitchell
  • General Motors TBM Avenger (2)
  • Douglas SBD Dauntless
  • Consolidated PBY Catalina
  • Douglas Ad-5
  • A1-E Skyraider

12:45

  • Brewster F3A-1 Corsair Aerobatics: Steve Hinton, pilot

1:00

  • Solo RV-8 Aerobatics: Tom Spratt, pilot

1:10

  • Lockheed C-130 Modular Airborne Firefighting System (MAFFS) water drop demonstration
  • 302nd Reserve Group

1:25

  • Ben Whabnoski Piper J3 Super Cub Comedy Act
  • Kyle Franklin
  • Liz Franklin

1:40

  • US Navy EA-18G Growler Demo
  • F7F-3N Tigercat Legacy Flight
  • LT Ryan “BITS” Paulson & LT Nic “POI” Ogier (USN)

2:00

  • Grumman F7F-3N Tigercat Aerobatics: Steve Hinton, pilot

2:15

  • Fighter Parade - Republic P-47D-40 Thunderbolt (2), North American P-51D Mustang, Brewster F3A-1 Corsair, North American NA-50, General Motors FM-2 Wildcat, Grumman F3F-2 Flying Barrel, Grumman F7F-3N Tigercat (2)

2:40

  • Lockheed F-35A Lighting II Flight Demonstration
  • Heritage Flight with P-38F Lightning: Major Kristin “Beo” Wolfe, pilot
  • Charles Haineline, P-38F pilot

Displays at the Pikes Peak Regional Air Show

An interactive learning area will be available over the two days of the show. Expect to be able to see these aircraft:

  • Beechcraft Model 18 C-45
  • Beech T-34 Mentor
  • Cessna L-19 Bird Dog
  • Howard DGA-15
  • North American Aviation T-6G Texan
  • Stinson L-5 Sentinel
  • UH-60 Blackhawk
  • Boeing AH-64 Apache
  • Boeing CH-47F Chinook
  • Cessna 195 Businessliner
  • Diamond DA20 Katana
  • Douglas DC-3 Liberty
  • Grumman G-44A Widgeon
  • Nanchange CJ6A Checker Change and Nanchang CJ6 Dragon Chang
  • North American T-28 Trojan
  • Pilatus PC-12/45
  • Stinson V-77 Reliant “Gull Wing:
  • Vultee BT-13A Valiant
  • Yakovlev Model 52

KidZone

Bring the kids along to see the airshow and the displays, and to check out the KidZone. There will be an interactive learning area open that is hosted by many different organizations focused on STEM education. There will be a wide range of fun activities for kids of all ages.

Food and Concessions

Come hungry because there will be many food vendors present at the air show. Cash and credit cards will be accepted, and an ATM will be available. No outside food or drinks are permitted, except baby food or items that are medically necessary.

Supporting Local Aviation Museums

Proceeds from this air show benefit three museums in town that are dedicated to educating our future generations by preserving the military heritage of our nation. These local aviation museums include:

  • The Ft. Carson 4th Infantry Division Museum
  • The Peterson Air and Space Museum
  • The National Museum of WWII Aviation

Volunteering at the Pikes Peak Regional Air Show

This air show could not take place without volunteers. Volunteers are needed for set up (9/22-9/23), the Air Show (9/24-9/25), and Cleanup (9/26). All volunteers must take at least one shift on an Airshow day. Everyone who volunteers will receive an invitation to a Volunteer Reception Party that will take place after the Air Show concludes on Saturday, September 24. There will be free food and drink, and the chance to mingle with other volunteers. Volunteers are needed for:

  • Admissions (selling and validating tickets and distributing entry material)
  • Parking (guiding cars to lots and parking spaces)
  • Security (performing bag checks, crowd control, and monitoring ramps)
  • General Volunteer (helping with concessions, info, volunteer services, and more)

If you would like to volunteer, find more details and a link to fill out the volunteer form here

Aviation and Colorado Springs

Aviation plays an important role in Colorado Springs. Residents often see unique aircraft in the sky thanks to Fort Carson, Peterson Space Force Base, and the Air Force Academy. Neighborhoods all across the city enjoy watching the Thunderbirds at the Air Force graduation and seeing large helicopters coming to and from Fort Carson. You never know what you might see when you look up in the blue Colorado sky.  If you are looking to buy or sell a home in Colorado Springs, work with an experienced realtor. Mark Main has been voted Best of the Springs for local realtor and always puts the best interests of his clients first. He is knowledgeable and has a deep affinity for this city. Begin your home search at Best CS Homes and contact Mark Main today.

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Sept. 12, 2022

Rock Ledge Ranch

Rock Ledge Ranch in Colorado Springs

Rock Ledge Ranch

Located at Garden of the Gods, Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site allows you to step back in time and imagine Colorado Springs in its early days. Experience historical interpreters dressed in historic clothing and participate in tours, demonstrations, and hands-on learning activities. In addition, many special events occur throughout the year. 

About Rock Ledge Ranch

This living history museum spans 230 acres. When visiting, you can experience the daily lives of people that lived, hunted, worked, herded, and raised families on this land. It all starts with the occupation of the Camp Creek Valley by the Ute people between 1775 and 1835. You can sit in an authentic buffalo or elk-hide tipi or get out of the sun under the shade arbor. 

Next, you can see what the rustic, pre-railroad lifestyle was like in Colorado Springs. Check out the reconstructed homestead cabin of pioneer Walter Galloway. Relax by the fire or make a traditional corn husk doll. Also, visit the farm animals near the vegetable garden. Expect to see chickens, horses, sheep, and a cow.

After this, see what life was like in the Victorian era. Explore the original 1875 Chambers Family Rock Ledge House and test your coordination by walking on stilts or playing the game of graces. 

Finally, go see the 1907 Edwardian Orchard House, which was built for the Sclater Family by Colorado Springs founder, General W. J. Palmer. Appreciate the work of domestic servants by helping with the laundry or calling for them using the annunciator. Before you go, you can also watch the blacksmith work in the shop or buy treats and handmade goods at the General Store. 

Visiting Rock Ledge Ranch

The ranch grounds are open from dawn to dusk. However, the buildings are only open during the Summer Living History Program and special events. Fees are required for the living history program and special events. If you visit outside of the summer season, you can grab a map from the Ranch’s restroom facilities for a free, self-guided tour.

Rock Ledge Ranch is located in West Colorado Springs at this address:

3105 Gateway Rd.

Colorado Springs, CO 80904

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Admission Prices and Memberships

You can purchase tickets on-site at the General Store or in the TB (Admissions) Hut.

  • Adults (18-54): $8
  • Active or Retired Military: $6
  • Seniors (55+): $5
  • Youth (6-17): $4
  • Children 5 and under: free

Reservations are required for any group of 10 or more. There is a maximum of 60 people per reservation with a 1:10 supervision ratio required. The admission price for groups is $4 each.

If you live in Colorado Springs and plan to visit Rock Ledge Ranch often, consider a membership. The costs are as follows:

  • Seniors (55+): $20 (includes 2 guest passes)
  • Senior Couple: $25 (includes 2 guest passes)
  • Individual: $30 (includes 2 guest passes)
  • Family: $50 (includes 2 guest passes)
  • Contributing: $100 (includes 5 guest passes)
  • Supporting: $250 (includes 5 guest passes)
  • Benefactor: $500 (includes 5 guest passes)
  • Legacy: $1,000 (5-year membership plus 10 guest passes)

Educational Opportunities at Rock Ledge Ranch

There are several opportunities to immerse your young learners in the history of the ranch. Here are your options.

Barnyard Buddies

Barnyard buddies is a preschool program that includes storytime, craft, and snack at the ranch. This is held the first Thursday of every month from March through October from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The program is for children six and under and takes place outdoors, so will occur weather permitting.

School at the Ranch

Homeschoolers in the region are invited to consider participating in School at the Ranch. This program is a 34-week enrichment program that is geared toward homeschoolers in kindergarten through 5th grade. Children learn about the Chambers family, who opened the first school in the area at Rock Ledge Ranch in 1875, nature, culture, and history.

Kindergarten through second grade meets on Tuesdays at the Ranch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

3rd through 5th grade meets on Wednesdays at the Ranch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Annual Events at Rock Ledge Ranch

In addition to educational opportunities, there are many special events held at the Ranch each year. Read more about the events and find links to purchase tickets here

Sheep Shearing Day

Each year at the beginning of June, Sheep Shearing Day takes place at Rock Ledge Ranch. This is a fun day where you can come watch sheep sheared with traditional and modern equipment. In addition, there are spinning, weaving, dyeing, and carding demonstrations. 

Labor Day Baseball

When Labor Day rolls around next year, consider marking your calendar for the annual vintage 1880s-style baseball match. Watch the game and enjoy old-fashioned sodas, popcorn, peanuts, and cracker jacks. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating.

Powwow

In 2022, the powwow will take place on September 17 from 10 AM to 5 PM. This event honors and celebrates Native American cultures and history. Experience songs, dances, and traditions. This gathering brings people together and allows them to enjoy dancers, storytellers, food, vendors, and much more. 

Autumn Homeschool Day

Homeschool families are invited to Rock Ledge Ranch on Wednesday, October 26, 2022, from 10 AM to 2 PM. This fun day will include both geological experiences at the Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center and historical inquiry at Rock Ledge Ranch. The cost is $4 per person, with children under two being free. You can purchase tickets online, at the Ranch, or at the Visitor and Nature Center.

Harvest Festival

Celebrate the harvest the old-fashioned way at Rock Ledge Ranch. The Harvest Festival will take place on Saturday, October 1, 2022, from 10 AM to 5 PM. There will be wagon rides, old-time music, the chance to visit the blacksmith and Historic Homes, food vendors, and more. Bring small bills for pumpkins, bull rides, and food/beverages.

Holiday Evening

Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 10th from 4 PM to 8 PM to come to experience Holiday Evening at Rock Ledge Ranch. The Ranch is transformed by the sights, sounds, and smells of the festive season. Get into the spirit of the season with wagon rides, old-time musical entertainment, storytelling, Victorian celebrations in the houses, Blacksmith Shop demonstrations, and more. Sip on hot cider, cocoa, and other sweet treats, and stop into the Studio to make a holiday craft. 

Living Near Rock Ledge Ranch

Situated in West Colorado Springs, the area near Rock Ledge Ranch is a desirable place to live. There are many luxury homes in the area and residents enjoy the beauty of the foothills and nearby mountains. If you are interested in making this area of Colorado Springs your home, work with an experienced realtor. Mark Main is a trusted name in real estate and always puts the best interests of his clients first. Begin your home search at Best CS homes and contact Mark Main today.

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