Spending the Night at a Haunted Victorian Hotel (The Black Monarch)

Monarch Hotel (2)

Everyone knows about the infamous Stanley Hotel in Estas Park that inspried Stephan King to write his horror masterpiece “The Shining”. The Stanley isn’t isn’t the only hotel in Colorado filled with an otherwordly presence. About an hour west from Colorado Springs lies the almost forgotten mining town of Victor.

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My Secret Oasis (The Town Clock of Manitou Springs)

Manitou Springs Wheeler Clock 2
Photo: Denverite Express

I believe everyone has a special place that brings them an indescribable feeling of inner peace. Manitou Springs is that place for me. Growing up, my family would often take day trips to visit the tiny mountain town near Colorado Springs. I have so many fond memories of being dragged to numerous boutique shops, drinking mineral water, and munching on salt water taffy from Patsy’s.┬áThe older I got the more I fell under Manitou’s spell. My favorite spot in Manitou, in particular, was the old town clock.

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