About Our Inn near Pikes Peak

Area History

The Crescent Lily Inn, located in historic downtown Colorado Springs, was built Queen Anne Style in 1898 by Major Robert Waugh for his family. A Civil War veteran and with the division of Virginia, Major Waugh participated in the formulation of Provisional Government for West Virginia in 1861. We have on display in our home, in his own handwriting and eloquent style, Major Waugh’s story of his experiences in the Civil War.

The Major married, had four children, and went on with his military career, receiving an appointment from President Harrison as Indian Agent in Utah.

He retired here and at his death was hailed as the oldest local Civil War Veteran. One of his daughters, Clara, continued to live in the house and took in boarders until her death in 1971.

The house changed hands several times, being used as apartments, lawyers’ offices, and a private residence until Lin Moeller purchased it in 1995 intending to continue the Waugh’s tradition of taking in boarders. She converted it to a bed & breakfast in May of 1997 after six months of restoration.

Intricate interior tiger oak woodwork, spectacular original beveled glass windows, and ten-foot ceilings, are the pride of Crescent Lily Inn. Other inn features include a built-in bookcase and bay windows, as well as the tiled Van Briggle fireplace and the original fireplace 1861 mantle of tiger oak, both original to the house. Fish scale shingles on a multi-gabled roof crown our three-story home. Providing views of Boulder Crescent Park, is a second-floor balcony, and below is a meticulously restored wraparound porch with Tuscan columns and dentil detailing.

When traveling in the Pikes Peak region, come enjoy the luxury of days gone by enhanced with modern necessities, set in beautiful downtown Colorado Springs.