B&B as it should B A review of Jewel of the Canyons Bed and Breakfast
Lynn and Wendy welcomed us into their home in Canon City with a genuine smile and the wonderful aroma of maple syrup. This lovely B & B is a quiet oasis from which to venture out to many locals, including Colorado Springs. The home was impeccably kept and a delightful Victorian restoration. The beds were comfortable in the well-decorated rooms. The baths were good-sized. Wendy is a fab cook who served hearty, imaginative breakfasts. Lynn volunteered to make rafting reservations for our two older boys and both recommended a great place to overlook Canon City where we even found dinosaur bones! This is a great place to stay for the wonderfully low price!
(Only drawback? One can't do laundry here and we had lots of dirty clothes we had to take to the very hot, fly-infested laundry mat one afternoon). I also don't recommend this for loud or smaller children. It is a small home with wooden floors so one must be very quiet to avoid disturbing others. If one doesn't mind the feeling of staying in someone's home, this is the best place to be, bar none! We hope to return soon.
FYI: We can't recommend the Royal Gorge Railroad trip through the Canon Gorge that is so hyped. The trip had the ingredients for a miserable time: hot wait in the sun to board, hot cars, awful food that arrived too slowly, poor service, broken and stinky bathrooms, and they left an hour late while refusing to serve any drinks. WAY overpriced! If you must go, buy the cheapest ticket because you can move around at will and no one cares. Also, sit only on the left side of the train facing the station--this is the only side with a view the entire ride to and from! Eat FIRST! Frankly, one can drive along an even lovlier canyon route by going from Canon City to Aspen! Now that was delightful, not to mention free!