Adventure in the Lap of Luxury at The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs
By Lynna Yee
Colorado is a year-round vacation destination. Its spectacular landscapes invite you to forget your daily humdrum. And one of the best ways to experience Colorado is The Broadmoor Resort, located just minutes from Pike’s Peak in Colorado Springs. A beautiful union of a luxury a five-star resort amid the rustic backdrop of a mountain setting, it offers all of the outdoors experiences you could want from a mountainside vacation.
The Broadmoor at a Glance
The Broadmoor is a Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond resort surrounding the beautiful Cheyenne Lake with almost a hundred years of history. Each morning at The Broadmoor, I was moved by the painting-like scenery outside of my window – the peaceful lake with the majestic mountains as the backdrop; it was simply paradise on earth.
Besides the vast landscape and diverse natural beauty, the impeccable, personable service, luxurious and comprehensive amenities, and a wide array of activities to entertain the whole family, will be even more reason for you to stay.
The Ranch at Emerald Valley
For a true Colorado experience, the exquisite cabins at The Broadmoor’s Ranch at Emerald Valley offer you a private escape and a unique vacation experience. In this heaven on earth surrounded by the Pike National Forest, you can marvel at the beauty of Rocky Mountains while horse riding, enjoy the fun of fly-fishing, archery and canoeing, all with the exquisite luxury and modern amenities of The Broadmoor at your fingertips.
Another surprise awaits you 914 meters above The Broadmoor atop Cheyenne Mountain – Cloud Camp, offering stunning 360-degree mountain, forest and plain views. 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 in the lodge are all beautifully appointed with rich furnishings and modern amenities.
Nearby Outdoor Attractions
Colorado Springs also offers many attractions. Only a little more than a 20-minute drive away, after you pass through streets that remind you of a little European town, you’ll find Pike’s Peak. More than 4,300 meters above sea level, Pike’s Peak is known for its more-than 100 hundred-year-old Cog Railway. Riding on the train going up the hill slowly while you take in all the beauty around you is quite a unique experience. When you finally reach the top and look down, you’ll see beautiful Colorado extend beyond your feet.
The monumental red rocks of Garden of the Gods will leave you even more in awe of nature’s magical hand. It’s the perfect place for hiking, mountain climbing, mountain biking or horseback riding.
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.
The Broadmoor and beautiful Colorado Springs invite you to forget work and daily chores and get ready to completely relax your body and your mind. Whether an intimate getaway for two or vacation with friends and family, The Broadmoor will surely be an unforgettable experience.