Colorado Springs, Colorado
Not to be confused with the UK's famous high-security psychiatric hospital, The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs is a grand, historic property with fabulous facilities and impeccable service, set against dramatic mountains of the Southern Rockies.
At a Glance
Varied choice of restaurants to suit every taste
Ideally located just an hour and half drive from Denver
Golf enthusiasts will love playing the three immaculate tournament-ready courses
Excellent Kids Club for children aged 3-12 years
Combine with the hotels sister property, Emerald Valley Ranch for a true western experience
The Broadmoor has hosted 15 major golf tournaments and seven USGA Championships.Camilla Swift
The Broadmoor's founder Spencer Penrose kept exotic animals (including an elephant, elk and a 12-foot boa constrictor!) on property at the hotel until he built Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in 1926.Camilla Swift
Find one of the cosy nooks and crannies for some away from it all time, perfect for curling up with a book or loved oneAnna Bleasdale
The hotel's golf program and three courses constantly rank among America's best - Make sure you book your tee times prior to arrival and try your hand at the famous East course, the West course which sits at a slightly higher elevation, or the interesting Mountain course.Camilla Swift
Hop aboard the historic cog railway at Manitou Springs for a breathtaking ascent to the summit of scenic Pikes Peak.Camilla Swift
Head to 'Bottle Alley' where bottles enjoyed by Founder Spencer Penrose and his guests during the Prohibition are displayed. If you look closely, the bottles are labelled noting who he consumed each one with and where - One is signed by George W. Bush on his 40th birthday.Camilla Swift
When The Broadmoor originally opened its doors in 1918, it represented the bold, audacious vision of a man named Spencer Penrose. He created something almost unheard of; the introduction of European luxury and service into the scenic, magnificent setting of the American West.
This opulent hotel, home to an expansive collection of museum-quality Western art originals and replicas, has recently undergone an extensive renovation. As well as the addition of many new restaurants, the renovation brought about the introduction of The Broadmoor Wilderness Experience and with it exciting new adventures for guests to enjoy at Emerald Valley Ranch, Cloud Camp and the Fishing Camp.
It is rare for such a large hotel to have top-notch service and the ability to make guests feel special and very well looked after, but The Broadmoor does it seemingly effortlessly.
A stay at The Broadmoor offers endless adventure and relaxation for all the family. Follow spectacular hiking and cycling trails, play a round of golf on a world-class course, climb 14,000-feet peaks, explore scenic trails on horseback, enjoy world-class fly fishing, indulge in a spa treatment or massage, visit Garden of the Gods, or ride the world's highest cog rail to the summit of Pikes Peak. The list goes on and on!
The 784 rooms are split between the Main and West buildings, and most have either a patio or balcony. The cottages range from one to eight bedrooms and are a great option for large or multi-generational families.
All accommodations are a continuation of the resort's opulent design and decor, with plush furnishings, marble bathrooms, and huge windows overlooking either the lake or mountains.
The Broadmoor offers so much for children with a full service children's club during the summer months, adventure playground, fishing, tennis, riding and at night they have pool tables, bowling, fire pits and even kids' cocktails.
Bee Brunch is for children aged 3-12 years with activities in the morning and afternoon. Drop the little ones off for a half or full day, and they will be very well entertained and cared for by the trained staff while you take a little time for yourself. Activities vary from day to day, but include arts and crafts, lawn games, tennis lessons, pool time or day trips to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Children's programs and activities are available at additional charge.
Babysitters can also be arranged through the hotel for children as young as 6 months old.
With 19 restaurants, bars and cafes to choose from, guests really are spoiled for choice. From modern American brasserie style 'Summit', to family friendly 'Play' (complete with six-lane bowling alley!), to the very popular Ristorante del Lago located in the West Building overlooking the lake. The food here is steeped in authenticity and features items from eight great food regions of Italy. The newest dining concept, Natural Epicurean, is a sunny and bright spot to enjoy all-day dining in a relaxed atmosphere, and serves fresh, organic, natural and wholesome produce grown at The Broadmoor Farms.
No matter the season, The Broadmoor is a great location for activity and adventure of all kinds. From the moment you check in, you need not leave the resort.
In the summer, guests enjoy outdoor activities like fly fishing, tennis (including tennis lessons, drills and junior camps), cycling, golf, horseback riding, or taking one of the paddle boats out onto the lake. In the winter, the lake and lodge transform into a huge outdoor ice skating rink and warming house! Those who prefer a slower pace might prefer to enrol in one of the photography or gardening workshops, or simply settle in poolside with a good book, and enjoy the pool service and fabulous views.
Beyond the resort gates and further afield, guests can spend some time at one of the resort's Wilderness Experience lodges (which include The Ranch at Emerald Valley, Cloud Camp and the Fishing Camp), as well as visit Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, the Pikes Peak Cog Railway, and The Broadmoor Seven Falls - a majestic series of waterfalls in a scenic 1,400 foot box canyon.
Location & Directions
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Located in the South West corner of Colorado Springs surrounded by stunning mountain scenery of the Southern Rockies.
When to go
The hotel is open year round and is popular for both winter and summer pursuits.