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 4.6 out of 5 by 220reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Our waitress made us feel so special with her attentiveNess and dialogue Oct 20, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by On arriving we went to the front door to find a sign that tolds us to go back 50 feet and take the other side walk to the side entry. (Recommend moving the sign) We were asked our preference of seating inside or out (good). The waiter explained the menu and asked if we had any questions (good). The $9 house salad consisted of sesonal greens fresh from the lawn. The menu is limited, in my opinion: 20 entrees. The $44 filet mignon was the size of a silver dollar - 1 1/2 inch thick (still hungry). When we asked to ordered dessert the waiter said that we should have told him before we ordered our entrees that we wanted the 5 course meal because it would have saved us a little money. (I guess you can't change the check once it is started). Nice historic building. Aug 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great dinner and atmosphere Jul 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by The classical symphonic music was perfect. The services was great and the foods was excellent. My vegan choice was fulfilled. Jul 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wonderful setting, wide variety of selections on the menu. Casual yet elegant dining. Service was very good. Jun 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by The 5 course meal was superb! Out waiter, Elijah was a charm. He went over and above to make sure that we enjoyed the experience. Jun 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Our 6 course meal was superb, and out waiter Elijah went a I've a d beyond to make our meal and evening unforgettable. May 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nice presentation, great flavors, pleasant waitstaff. May 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very special historic location. Food was fabulous. Service delightful. May 10, 2015
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