Voted one of the 50 most romantic restaurants in the United States by the 2012 OpenTable Diners' Choice awards, Briarhurst Manor offers breathtaking views of Pikes Peak and an elegant ambience that will make any day feel like Valentine's Day:
o $20 for $40 to spend on food and drink from the dinner menu
Create your culinary experience from the sumptuous dinner menu or create a light meal of soups, salads, and heavy appetizers like the sherried lobster bisque, baked brie, or duck and watercress salad.
o $35 for $70 to spend on a five-course dinner for two
Sink your teeth into pan-seared sea scallops, duck breast with orange liqueur sauce, or seared beef medallions with mushrooms, shallots, cognac, and a veal-stock reduction; then, savor a champagne-soaked pear or dish of crème brûlée for a sweet finish.
A Fairy-Tale Mansion in Manitou Springs...
Built in 1876 by the founder of fair Manitou Springs, Briarhurst Manor has held a place of distinction in local culture and is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. The finely grained pink sandstone of this Tudor-style manor displays the traditional architecture and landscaping of an English country house with a glimpse into the heart of the old west -- harkening to its first owner's British origins and significant role in railroad development. Now a full-service gourmet restaurant, the manor still provides visitors with timeless views of Pike's Peak and an enchanting experience to remember on the banks of bubbling Fountain Creek.