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The Broadmoor: Gateway to the American West

In 1917, Arthur Chapman published a book of verse. One poem in particular became a favorite of The Broadmoor’s founder, Spencer Penrose. You can find it on a plaque outside the front doors of Broadmoor Main. “Out where the handclasp's a little stronger; out where the smile dwells a little longer; that’s where the West begins.” To celebrate Mr. Penrose’s vision of creating more than just a resort, but designing a true destination, this month learn about the unusual history of Cloud Camp, built atop Cheyenne Mountain, and The Ranch at Emerald Valley, once called Camp Vigil and the site of many rustically elegant parties in its heyday. 

Broadmoor Centennial Package
Available January - December 2018
  • Classic Accommodations per night (upgrade options available)
  • “The Broadmoor Story” pictorial history book
  • Sparkling wine and candy nut tin at turndown on first night of package
  • $60 breakfast credit per night of package
  • Suites available @ 25% off published rates

Rate starts at $190 per person based on double occupancy for January – April; and November – December, 2018; and $325 per person based on double occupancy for May – October, 2018.

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Ultimate Colorado Adventure
7-Day Wilderness Getaway

It started in 1923 with a place in the mountains, nestled in a valley under the shadow of Mount Vigil. Three years later, it soared to the heights of Cheyenne Mountain overlooking Pikes Peak. More recently, it included the discovery of an enclave on the river’s edge where the only sounds that speak to you are the ones of rushing waters, rustling leaves and the whir of line well-cast to entice a trout. Now, The Ranch at Emerald Valley, Cloud Camp, and Fly Fishing Camp have redefined adventure in a surprising way that combines the best of what you expect from a Colorado mountain getaway. Each is unique, but each offers a Broadmoor experience unlike anything you could imagine. Seven days will hardly seem long enough, but the memories will last a lifetime.

For reservations call - 719.577.5775

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Art and History Tours

Discover all of the incredible moments in history and works of art at The Broadmoor on an in-depth, fun walking tour with one of our skilled tour guides.

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Smoking and Barbecue Class

This hands-on culinary tribute to the Rocky Mountains and Colorado Cuisine features the best of the region and real ‘know-how’ from our Broadmoor Chefs. Participants will learn the basics of setting up and operating hard wood smokers, charcoal, and even gas grills, and will enjoy tastings and recipe packets.

Hot Smoked Rocky Mountain Red Trout, Roasted Poblanos, Pickles & Onions
Dry Rubbed & Slow Smoked Prime Beef Brisket, 1858 Mop Sauce and Slider Buns
Ice Tea Brined, Wood Smoked ½ Chickens, Spicy Mustard Sauce

For reservations call - 719.577.5775

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May Lecture Series with Beth Davis, Archivist

The Broadmoor's Archivist, Beth Davis, will take you on an educational journey of the history of The Ranch at Emerald Valley (formerly Camp Vigil).
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Featured Movie: Curious Colorado

Produced by Colorado Springs philanthropist Spencer Penrose in 1936, this film highlights the attractions of the Pikes Peak region.
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Our Four-Legged Friends

A salute to those furry, four-legged employees that not only work at The Broadmoor and The Broadmoor Wilderness Experiences, but also call our resort home. Dogs were reliable, steadfast workers from the days of the old west and cattle drives. That tradition continues today, as our heartwarming hounds are beloved and trustworthy members of The Broadmoor Team, welcoming our guests as though they were family, making a lasting impression on those young and young at heart.

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Featured Shop
The Broadmoor Western & Wildlife Gallery

From a winding road up a mountain and a lodge with unparalleled views to rustic cabins nestled in the pines, Mr. Penrose envisioned more than a resort, but a destination to celebrate the American West. The success of his vision has endured, the Broadmoor not only celebrates the West, and it embodies its indomitable spirit. The Broadmoor Western & Wildlife Gallery bridges the past to the present, displaying National Award Winning Western artists who are the modern counterparts to Artists that would had influenced Spencer Penroses' vision. Visit the gallery and discover works that exemplify the traditions and heritage of the American West!

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Featured Cocktail - Tom Collins

Has Tom Collins been insulting you? As the tall tale goes, new patrons in social clubs and watering holes would soon be informed that “Tom Collins” (who didn’t really exist) was spreading unflattering rumors about this new patron and it was his duty to go settle the score. The resulting hunt was followed by the town gentlemen, in on the joke of course, who would sip the drink bearing the name of the imaginary villain.

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Fun Fact

By 1961 the western steak fry at “Rotten Log Hollow” was a popular event. Chuck wagon dinners were served summer Tuesday evenings at the hotel’s picnic pavilion located in Fisher Canon at the foot of Cheyenne Mountain. The steak fry featured cowboy entertainment and singing around the campfire, but as far back as 1940, there were special “barbecue deluxe” evenings planned for conventions and guests. One special event was held for the 1949 National Governors Conference. In true Spencer Penrose fashion, we still offer a true western experience not to be missed: twice-weekly cookouts for guests at The Ranch at Emerald Valley. In fact, all three of our Broadmoor Wilderness Experiences, The Ranch, Cloud Camp, and Fly Fishing Camp, combine the love of travel with the majesty of the American West right here at the foot of the Rocky Mountains.
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