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The Broadmoor Wilderness Newsletter

06/18/2020
Welcome back to “the great outdoors!”  It’s time to embrace nature with open arms, fresh mountain air, spectacular views and a wilderness that you can call your own.  Our Wilderness Managers are ready to kick off their seasons at: The Ranch at Emerald Valley, Cloud Camp and the Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Camp.  It’s time to venture outside in the wide open spaces while taking advantage of the personalized service of The Broadmoor.  Stay in the know and explore below!



We are excited to be opening our doors on Tuesday, June 23rd for the 2020 season!  Mark, Zoey and I are pleased to welcome back our favorite faces: Chef Randi, Nicole, Kate, Michelle, Liam, Madyson, Meghan and Shaula.

Bask in the fresh air, cool breeze and spectacular views at your Cloud Camp 3,000 feet above The Broadmoor.  When I say, “your Cloud Camp,” I mean it. Did you know that besides Thanksgiving and Christmas, Cloud Camp is available to you each season for a private buyout?  Whether it is your immediate family or close knit cluster of friends, you can have it all to yourselves.  Maybe for a couple of days or a week, get your favorite people together and let us take care of you for a change.  Get ready for the vacation that blends luxury and immaculate hospitality with Colorado outdoor adventures.

We look forward to our guests booking something new and what we like to call - Adventurous Departures!  Broadmoor Outfitters is offering guests of Cloud Camp a special experience coordinated through our Cloud Camp Concierge.  Hike down from Cloud Camp on the Upper/Lower Sunrise Trail to Soaring Adventure Ground School and take part in zip lining the exhilarating Fins Course.  Named for two dorsal-shaped rock outcroppings that look like fish fins, the first zip lines of the Fins Course offers excellent views of The Broadmoor Seven Falls Canyon. Traverse on two 200’ rope suspension bridges anchored into the rock outcroppings of the Fins, which offer amazing views of The Broadmoor and Colorado Springs. The experience ends with a 180 foot controlled repel line that lowers guests safely back onto solid ground.

Not interested in that level of activity? How about Pickleball or disc golf?   As one of the fastest growing and easy to learn sports, pickleball is for everyone.   Perhaps a bit more obscure, but just as easy to learn, is disc golf!  Disc golf shares the same joys and sometimes frustrations of golf. Whether it’s sinking a long putt or squaring up your drive perfectly on the fairway, you will have the bragging rights as one of only a few who have played on the highest pickleball court and disc golf courses in the United States!

Perhaps you haven’t booked a stay at The Ranch at Emerald Valley, but would love to see our sister camp property.  Venture down the MacNeil trail to enjoy the great outdoors and magnificent lunch at The Ranch.  All you have to do is let us know and we will take care of the details.

Chef Randi and her team will dazzle you with late afternoon Cooking Club and cocktails. At our glorious dining tables, nightly feasts take their cue from the original Cooking Club with classically crafted menus and camaraderie.
  
This season the lowering of the flag at sunset will resonate on many levels. Let’s close our evenings with S’mores by the fire pit, heartfelt conversations and lasting friendships. After all, our goal is to have you thoroughly enjoy your stay with us.

Here’s to a great season!

Lisa Thomassie
Cloud Camp Manager

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We are excited to be opening our doors on Wednesday, June 24th for the 2020 season!  Colorado summer is something beautiful to experience and a certain Ranch Manager is dusting off his hat and boots as he prepares to welcome friends, old and new.
 
Bask in the fresh air, cool breeze and spectacular views at your own Ranch at Emerald Valley.  When I say, “your Ranch”, I mean it. Did you know that The Ranch at Emerald Valley is available to you each season for a private buyout?  You don’t need an excuse to invite your immediate family or close knit cluster of friends, to take in the sprawling nature in the Pike National Forest that you can have all to yourself.  Maybe for a couple of days or a week, let us take care of you for a change.  Get ready for the vacation that blends luxury and immaculate hospitality with Colorado outdoor adventures.

Speaking of new friends, Tess, our new yellow lab camp mascot, is looking forward to her 1st season at the ranch.  Our Ranch at Emerald Valley family including: Junebug, our camp feline - as well as Justin, Carissa, Alondra and Adam are ready to warmly welcome everyone back.

Chef Randi has been working diligently to ensure our sumptuous meals continue to be a highlight of everyone’s time while on property. Rise and shine with Cowboy Coffee by the fire pit so you can enjoy our spectacular sunrises and get ready for the day’s activities.
 
We have two new horses in our stables, “Ringo” and “Potato”, and before you start snickering, I had nothing to do with their names.  Your rods and reels are at the ready, as are the archery targets and mountain bikes for trail rides.  The hiking has never been better, so don’t forget to pack your boots!  Perhaps you haven’t booked a stay at Cloud Camp, but would love to see our sister camp property.  Venture up the MacNeil trail to enjoy the great outdoors and a magnificent lunch atop Cheyenne Mountain.  All you have to do is let us know and we will take care of the details.

The most important thing we’re doing; however, is getting ready to welcome you back. The staff and I are looking forward to spoiling you with exemplary service and greeting you with welcoming smiles.
 
Here’s to a great season!
 
Craig Hilton
The Ranch at Emerald Valley Manager

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We are excited to be opening our doors on Sunday, June 21st… Father’s Day!!!  

Bask in the fresh air, cool breeze, and class-A fishing at your own Fly Fishing Camp.  When I say, “your Fly Fishing Camp,” I mean it! Did you know that Fly Fishing Camp is available to you each season for a private buyout?  You don’t need an excuse to invite your immediate family or close knit cluster of friends, to fish the scenic Tarryall River and guess what, it’s yours.  Maybe for a couple of days or a week, let us take care of you for a change.  Get ready to book your vacation on a private five-mile section of the Tarryall outlined by quaint cabins and a lodge so remote, you can’t rely on GPS to find them.
 
Back by popular demand, our women’s only fly-fishing school, “These Boots are Made for Wading,” is ready to welcome guests July 17-19, 2020.  A women’s only weekend where ladies who are game for learning a new pastime or enhancing their current skills, take over the river.  From newbies to experts alike, you will all be fishing the scenic Tarryall.  We fill your days with river fishing and dry-land activities featuring: casting clinics, fly-tying classes and entomology.  Late afternoon interactive cooking demonstrations are followed by cocktails and canapés. Dinnertime is the perfect place to share your day’s adventures with your new fishing buddies.  Whether it’s casting on the wide berth at Eagle Rock Ranch, to finessing the tight quarters of the lower Tarryall, come and enjoy a weekend with your best friends and make new ones!

Blue, our resident Golden Retriever, is excited to work off his winter insulation while running along the river by you and giving you casting tips!

We truly cannot wait to welcome you back and, with the mid-season snow pack melting off, our fishing will be epic!

Here’s to a great season!

Scott Tarrant
The Fly Fishing Camp Manager

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