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History Express & Dinner at the Craftwood Inn

June 2 @ 3:30 pm - 10:30 pm










A fundraiser benefiting the Manitou Springs Heritage Center Capital Campaign

Arrive 3:30 at COG Train Station; COG History Express Train Departs at 4:00pm

COG Railway Train Station, 515 Ruxton Avenue, Manitou Springs, CO 80829

followed by

Hors d’oeuvres and Dinner at the Craftwood Inn at ~7:15pm

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW – ONLY 80 total seats available.

Tickets $129 each

Heritage Center Member Pricing $109 each (must purchase before May 14th) – NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Tickets Include:

  • COG train to the top of Pikes Peak
  • Parking in the COG parking lot
  • Keepsake bag with special gifts
  • Historical presentation on the train
  • Hors d’oeuvres & dinner at the Historic Craftwood Inn


There are a limited number of dinner only tickets available at $79 each.

Passed Appetizers:

Pulled Pork Crostini’s

Coconut Shrimp

Tomato Basil Tartlet


Caesar Salad with Mango

Eclectic Bread Basket

Oriental Glazed Tenderloin

Raspberry Chipotle Chicken

Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya

Roasted mélange Garden Vegetables

Penne Pesto Alfredo

Fresh Fruit Orchard

Dueling Whipped Potatoes


Baked Apple Crumble

Banana Foster Martinis

Cash Bar


The Craftwood Inn

In 1912, Roland Bautwell built the Craftwood Inn which represents a refined and beautiful example of Arts and Crafts design.  Arriving from England, Bautwell gained  recognition and notoriety as an architect, builder, photographer and coppersmith. Bautwell was part of the Arts and Crafts movement which blended natural earth elements into a utilitarian design. The Craftwood Inn was converted into a restaurant in 1940. Its exquisite dining was a popular attraction for dignitaries and celebrities including Bing Crosby, Cary Grant, Lawrence Welk and Liberace.  Come join us for a gourmet dinner inside this magnificently and ornately designed and crafted building, which has been a centerpiece of Manitou architecture for over a century.



June 2
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm