A World of Inspiration
The Penrose Way
Colorado Springs entrepreneurs and philanthropists Spencer and Julie Penrose built The Broadmoor in 1918. The resort is one of many regional attractions the couple created in the first half of the 20th century, including Pauline Chapel, The Broadmoor Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo, Will Rodgers Shrine of the Sun, and Penrose Heritage Museum.
The passions and possessions of Spencer and Julie Penrose are showcased at the very museum that bears their name, located on property next to Broadmoor Hall, where admission is complimentary. Scroll below to learn more about our favorite couple, who traveled the world together searching for inspiration to build their own luxury hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado.