Colorado is a year-round vacation destination filled with spectacular landscapes.
One of the best ways to experience this incredibly scenic state is with a stay at The Broadmoor Resort, located just minutes from Pike’s Peak in Colorado Springs. This beautiful combination of a five-star resort in a rustic mountain setting offers all of the luxury experiences and outdoor activities you could want from a mountainside vacation.
The Broadmoor at a Glance
Set on beautiful Cheyenne Lake, The Broadmoor is a Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond resort that has offered impeccable service since 1918. Besides the vast landscape and diverse natural beauty, guests will enjoy first-rate, personable service, luxurious amenities and a wide array of activities including an unrivaled spa and shopping. Tennis courts and golf courses are nestled in the shadow of the stunning mountain scenery. Indoor and outdoor pools, hot tubs and spa and salon treatments provide plenty of pampering to indulge in. More than 25 specialty shops, a seasonal kids’ club, a movie theater and 10-pin bowling will keep everyone entertained.
The Broadmoor takes great pride in providing not only a diversity of dining options, but also a consistently high-quality culinary experience, whether it’s a five-star dinner or a casual meal at the bar. Guests will find plenty of options, from the most relaxed, such as the Golden Bee (a fun pub that’s famous for its yards of ale and a lively piano man who invites guests to sing along) and La Taverne, to the most sophisticated, such as the Penrose Room and Ristorante Del Lago.
For upscale dining, try the Penrose Room, still the only Five Star and Five Diamond restaurant in the region. Here you can complement the menu with an extensive European wine list and enjoy live entertainment and dancing. The restaurant’s location on the top floor of the building provides fantastic views of Cheyenne Mountain.
For a more casual, but still elegant, dining experience, the resort offers the contemporary Summit Restaurant. The lounge offers a large selection of cocktails and other beverages, making it the perfect place to enjoy a drink before or after dinner.
Guests can enjoy a carefree, unparalleled shopping experience without stepping outside The Broadmoor. In the resort’s 25 shops and boutiques, guests can find a new outfit or a unique gift. From hand-crafted gifts, American antiques and artwork to designer brands such as Kate Spade, Tory Burch, Michael Kors and more, it’s all here. You’ll also find some adorable shops – there’s a children’s clothing boutique, a toy store and a pet boutique.
At the Broadmoor e-store, you can find signature hotel products such as the luxurious bedding, spa products, golf accessories and even decadent chocolate and coffee gift baskets.
The spa’s surroundings are spacious and absolutely elegant. A staff member will walk guests through the spa and explain about each room, including the aromatherapy room, sauna, fireplace room and relaxation room, which has a gorgeous view of the golf courses. Each room has carefully arranged fruit and herb teas to help guests feel absolutely relaxed.
Sports and Recreation
The Broadmoor offers wonderful sporting and outdoor activities for visitors who seek an athletic twist to their vacation.
World-class golf brings many visitors to The Broadmoor for an extended stay to challenge themselves and improve their game. The resort’s rich golfing heritage and top international rating is clear from its three championship courses by legends Donald Ross, Robert Trent Jones Sr. and Jack Nicklaus Design. In fact, Nicklaus won his first national title as a 19-year-old amateur on The Broadmoor’s famous East Course. He later returned to design the Mountain Course here, which brings The Broadmoor’s spectacular offerings to 54 championship holes. If you’re a beginner or just a want a refresher on your game, The Broadmoor’s experienced golf professionals can tailor lessons to your skill level.
The Broadmoor’s tennis club has six courts including two roofed courts for play in wintertime, as well as pros available for lessons. The state-of-the-art fitness center also makes it easy to stay on track with your workout routine. Fitness classes and personal trainers are available. Biking adjacent to the vast grounds is another fun option. The Broadmoor can also arrange jeep and Segway tours, hot-air ballooning, rock climbing and whitewater rafting.
The Ranch at Emerald Valley
For an immersive Colorado experience, stay in the exquisite cabins at The Broadmoor’s Ranch at Emerald Valley, which offer guests a private escape and unique vacation experience. In this heaven on Earth, surrounded by the Pike National Forest, marvel at the beauty of the Rocky Mountains while going horseback riding, fly-fishing and canoeing.
Another surprise awaits you 915 meters above The Broadmoor atop Cheyenne Mountain: Cloud Camp offers stunning 360-degree views of mountains, forests and plains. The main lodge and its great room feature hand-hewn beams, stone fireplaces and a wrap-around deck with incomparable views. Eleven guest cabins and seven accommodations within the lodge are all beautifully appointed with rich furnishings and modern amenities.
Colorado Springs also offers many attractions. Just a 20-minute drive away, after you pass through streets that remind you of a small European town, you’ll find Pike’s Peak. More than 4,300 meters above sea level, Pike’s Peak is known for its hundred-plus-year-old cog railway. Riding on the train as it creeps slowly up the mountain while you take in all the beauty around you is a unique experience.
Garden of the Gods is an incredible park with monumental red rocks set among the beautiful mountains. Schedule a walking tour – or a climbing outing, for more adventurous visitors. You can also enjoy the scenery on a horseback ride and get to know a little more about the area at its Visitor Center.
And while you’re in Colorado Springs, don’t miss your chance to witness the training process of Olympians at the United States Olympic Training Center.