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Briarhurst Manor Estate

404 Manitou Ave
Manitou Springs, CO 80829
Phone: (719) 685-1864
Cuisine: Continental, American
Price: $$$$

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  • Hours
    Monday: Closed
    Tuesday: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Wednesday: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Thursday: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Friday: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Saturday: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Sunday: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Next Murder Mystery will be Halloween Mystery on Thursday October 31st starring the Red Herring Performers. Sells out! Call ahead for reservations.
  • Bar Wines, Micro Brews, Full Bar, Beer
  • Banquet Facilities 10 - 20 People, 20 - 50 People, 50 - 100 People, Over 100 People, Off-Site Catering, Can host parties of 600
  • Meal Times Served Dinner
  • Parking Availability Parking on Site
  • Amenities Ballroom, Private Party Room
  • Special Needs Military Discount, Early Bird Specials, Organic Menu Items, Non Smoking Area, Booster/High Chairs, Wheelchair Access, Child Menu, Gluten-Free Items, Locally-Grown Ingredients
  • Atmosphere Victorian, Romantic, Outdoor Dining, Fireplace, Scenic View, Family / Children
  • Attire Business Casual
  • Reservation Information Reservations required for parties of 6 or more. ALL Murder Mystery dinners are by reservation-pre sale seating only.
  • Payment Methods Amex Cash Diners Club Discover Mastercard Visa

Highlights

Visit our facebook page & web site for Super Deals! Briarhurst is located just minutes from downtown Colorado Springs, Briarhurst Manor is on the National Register of Historic Places. Built shortly after the Civil War in 1872 at the foot of Pikes Peak by the founder of Manitou Springs, Dr. William Bell, it has unrivaled views of the surrounding area and is one of the prettiest locations in the region. The abundantly flowing Fountain Creek and a greenbelt perimeter create a setting that displays the architecture and landscaping of the English style country house.The architect Frederick Julius Sterner,who also planned Glen Eyrie castle, the second Antlers Hotel in Colorado Springs, and the Daniels and Fisher Building in Denver, designed the Briarhurst for Dr. Bell's wife Cara, affectionately known to all as William's "Magnificent Distraction." The three-story Victorian Manor is crafted of finely grained pink sandstone and displays the height of the stonemason's art. The Estate has 23" thick walls, artistic chimneypots, carved stone gargoyles, and numerous architectural details that have been the subject of uncounted sketches, paintings and photographs. The wild rose bushes that grew along the "Fontaine qui Bouille" reminded the Bells of the sweetbriar of their native England, and led to them giving the name of Briarhurst to their new home. These same wild roses, and the sweetbriar they later carefully transplanted from their home in England, greeted many dignitaries such as General William J. Palmer, Canon Kingsley, Lord Dunraven, Sholto Douglas, General Ulysses S. Grant, Lord Queensbury, and numerous other celebrites.

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Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 169reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great food, great service, great decor .. wonderful Sep 4, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Food is way over priced for the portion you receive. We were there for 2 1/2 hrs waiting at least 30+ minutes after the bread arrived for the salads to come, then another 30+ minutes for dinner to arrive. We skipped dessert because we were more than ready to leave. The waiter was great but it takes way to long for your food to arrive. Not a place to bring young children they are hungry and tend to get bored fast. Sep 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best food and service ever! Our server went out of way to make us feel welcome and helped us celebrate our anniversary. Aug 25, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Very expensive Aug 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great food, excellent service, wonderful atmosphere. Aug 11, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Service was extremely slow. We waited nearly 15 minutes before anyone acknowledged us or brought water. The server was doing the best he could, but was obviously overworked and understaffed. Aug 9, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Amuse bouche was gristley, seated in a room with a rather loud party of 8 - not very romatic for an anniversary dinner. Jul 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great food and atmosphere Jun 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by We had the 5 course meal since we had never dined here before. It was an awesome experience, and everything, especially the main course, tasted spectacular. The waitress was not fazed by my normally outspoken husband, either, she was awesome! Jun 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Food is excellent, unique and different to the casual dining. Very presentable and of course, edible. Jun 24, 2014
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