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 in honor of St. Patrick's Day. Murder Mystery and Show is Shillelagh's Tale. Sunday, March 15th, 2015. MUST CALL FIRST FOR RESERVATIONS As Seating Is Limited
  • 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, 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 Discover Mastercard Visa


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 4.5 out of 5 by 198reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by The food was wonderful - unexpected - deconstructed. From the Amuse Boucher to desert, we kept sharing tastes with each other. Service was perfect. Mar 8, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Overall good experience with great service and a romantic atmosphere. The main entrees, while visually interesting, were not entirely to my satisfaction given the high price of our plates. Mar 4, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by The quality of food was FAR less than expected. Feb 13, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Very fancy and special. Not for the budget minded. Feb 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beautiful setting; gracious and helpful staff; excellent service; food was delicious and presentation was fabulous. A wonderful dining experience. Jan 17, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Atmosphere is very unique Jan 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by We had theJumbo Prawns and a Steak Diane. Very high quality dinner with the holiday dinner drink. The dinner was for small groups a the preparation was superb. Jan 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Service was fantastic. Dec 8, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by The food was great! I think that offering a different salad or soup option would be nice (like a vinegarette dressing instead of only offering the mustard dressing or having two soup options). Dec 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Portions were sensibly sized and the variety of flavors and textures was excellent. Oct 24, 2014
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