Fourteen years ago Hub’s drove me up Lake Avenue in Colorado Springs to the grand entrance of The Broadmoor. It was love at first sight for me. Honestly, and not to sound cliché but, I felt like I was home. We have been back each year, sometimes several times per year to experience its grandeur. Ten years ago Hub’s and I tied the knot at The Broadmoor. So, the resort holds a very special place in our hearts. For this reason, I want to share this incredibly divine resort with you. Surrounded by 3,000 pristine acres, The Broadmoor sits at the base of the Cheyenne Mountain range.
Located only 15 minutes from the Colorado Springs airport or 90 minutes from Denver International Airport, The Broadmoor is destination worth putting on your Bucket List!
In 1916 Spencer and Julie Penrose purchased the 40-acre site of The Broadmoor Casino & Hotel (no casino now!) along with 400 surrounding acres. Their goal was to create the most beautiful resort in the world. I do believe they succeeded and would indeed be proud to see the accomplishments of present day. In 1918 The Broadmoor becomes a five-star and five-diamond resort and still maintains the same accolades today.
Since our wedding was on Memorial Day weekend, we spend this special time each year at The Broadmoor. From the active outdoor pool activities to the fine dining, relaxing spa treatments to world-class golf courses and tennis, we never leave property on our visits.
On Memorial Day weekend, The Broadmoor provides many activities for families with little ones. The children enjoyed Cotton Candy treats, Face Painting, Movies in the Little Theatre, Magicians and Paddle Boat Races just to name a few.
At dusk, a bag piper entertains the guests around Cheyenne Lake while some guests are roasting smore’s on one of several open fire pits and others enjoying fine libations at The Hotel Bar.
If you aren’t in the mood to work your muscles in the upscale fitness center, you can peruse one of a dozen shops from clothing stores, cosmetic and pet boutiques, Yarid’s Shoes to fine art at The Hayden Hays Gallery. Dining is a real treat at The Broadmoor. Dance the evening away at the award-winning Penrose Room while looking over the Cheyenne Lake high atop the Broadmoor South building. Enjoy a NY vibe at The Summit Restaurant or casual dining at The Tavern, Golf Grill or at the 19th Century English Pub, The Golden Bee.
You will certainly view the abundant wildlife on property from deer, swans, ducks, geese, turtles and an occasional black bear running across the fairways.
So next time you want to leave your Glamper behind and luxuriate in style, I highly recommend a stay at this fabulous 5-Star resort. It never disappoints and you’ll find yourself wanting to re-visit to explore all that The Broadmoor has to offer.
If you want to explore “off property” here are a few fun sites:
Seven Falls, Pikes Peak Cog Railway, Garden of the Gods, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun, Cave of the Winds, Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame and Royal Gorge Route Railroad. Enjoy all that Colorado Springs and The Broadmoor has to offer! Happy exploring.
Photo Source: Anna Sullivan Photography