At first glance, it may seem as though Blue Skies Inn was authored by Sally Thurston, owner, licensed general contractor and artist. In 1995, Sally had resolved to return to Colorado after spending the previous thirty years on the East coast.
It was while Sally was scouting out potential studio space for her work as a commercial artist, that she was drawn back repeatedly to an appealing little barn on an overgrown two-acre site along Fountain Creek in the little resort town of Manitou Springs.
But Sally was only the catalyst needed bring about the latest transformation of the land that now hosts Blue Skies Inn. She was by no means the first person to envision this land as a perfect site for accommodations. She wasn't even the first Blue Sky person to perceive that.