Colorado Springs, Colorado

Five-Star Luxury and Golf at The Broadmoor in
Colorado Springs

By Ross Dyer

A story with Discover America

Colorado is a truly unique state that you can explore all year long, and if you're looking for
a luxurious way to enjoy all of its outdoor pursuits, there is no more impressive resort to stay than the
Forbes Five-Star/AAA Five-Diamond Broadmoor in Colorado Springs.

Not only is The Broadmoor one of America's premier hotel resorts, the combination of its history and
design, incomparable location, facilities and service ethos make it truly unique among any five-star
properties I've had the pleasure to visit.

Accommodations, Plus On-site Facilities and Shopping

Arriving from Colorado Springs airport on a sunny October afternoon, I'm taken by how European
the entrance to The Broadmoor feels.  As two friendly bellmen stand ready to receive my luggage,
I'm greeted by two more elegantly dressed staff members who swing wide the entrance doors to the
main lobby.  A warm smile and greeting from both set the tone for the way things are done at The

The accommodation choices across the property are extraordinary; whether you stay in one of the
rooms or suites overlooking The Broadmoor’s own private lake as I did, or choose a beautiful
Brownstone house, or one of the exclusive Cottages overlooking the Championship Golf Courses.  For
a luxurious stay in the wilderness, try The Broadmoor's accommodations up the mountain in Pike
National Forest at The Ranch at Emerald Valley, or 3,000 feet above The Broadmoor atop Cheyenne
Mountain at Cloud Camp.

With indoor and outdoor pools, hot tubs, spa and salon treatments, there is a lot of pampering to
indulge in here.  There are also more than 25 specialty shops offering unique Colorado clothing, gifts,
art and toys.  There is also a seasonal kids club, a cinema, and 10-pin bowling to keep everyone

Stand-out Dining

The resort offers a large array of wonderful dining options and locations depending on your mood and
appetite.  One tradition is non-negotiable: the flavours and standards of dining here are always first
class.  From Penrose Room - the only Five Star and Five Diamond restaurant in Colorado, to the
Golden Bee - a restored 19th Century English pub that somehow was shipped from London to The
Broadmoor,via New York.

Championship Golf at The Broadmoor

World-class golf brings many visitors to The Broadmoor for an extended stay to challenge themselves
and improve their game in a spectacular setting.

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: across the sprawling East Course, the unforgiving West Course and the
elevated Mountain Course.

Other Sports and Activities

With indoor and outdoor courts, tennis is a year-round sport at The Broadmoor. Biking adjacent to the
huge grounds is also an option, and at The Ranch at Emerald Valley, you can take advantage of
horseback riding in the mountains, as well as biking, hiking and fishing and a host of other activities.
The Broadmoor can also arrange jeep and Segway tours, hot air ballooning, rock climbing and
whitewater rafting.

One thing you don't want to miss is the nearby Pike's Peak Cog Railway trip to the summit of Pike's Peak
- the easternmost 14,000-foot mountain in the USA.  The views are quite simply, breathtaking.

The Broadmoor's warmth, elegance and hospitality provide a truly one-of-a-kind Colorado experience. 
It's no wonder the hotel has led the way in Colorado for almost a century.

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When you go

Exploring the Broadmoor & Beyond