Colorado Getaways June 2021: Colorado Springs

The Broadmoor
PHOTO BY PREMIER AERIALS

Second to None…

NEW HEIGHTS

Perched 3,000 feet above The Broadmoor on the site of founder Spencer Penrose’s Cheyenne Lodge, Cloud Camp delivers 360-degree views from its main lodge and dinner for up to 32 guests who can stay in one of seven lodge rooms, 11 cabins or a glamping suite with hot tub. Arrive by Escalade, mule or foot. broadmoor.com

LORD OF THE SPRINGS
It doesn’t get any better than The Broadmoor. Since opening in 1918, the resort has continued to set an international standard for impeccable service, unparalleled luxury and unique guest experiences that range from golf on two championship courses to playing tennis and pickleball, a choice of 12 restaurants, indulging in spa treatments, ziplining through canyons, fly- fishing, hiking, mountain biking, bowling, and falconry. broadmoor.com

PIKES PEAK COG RAILWAY

ALL ABOARD!

After shutting down in 2018, The Broadmoor Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway, which first summited “America’s Mountain” in 1891, is back on track with new tracks, new trains, a new depot and new cog. The train made its first official climb May 27, and The Broadmoor, which spent an estimated $100 million on the project, is offering Ride & Stay packages through October 31. The three-hour round trip includes time at the new Pikes Peak Summit House. Bike rentals are available for a self-powered descent. cograilway.com

RACE TO THE CLOUDS

June 27 marks the 99th Pikes Peak International Hill Climb—a 12.42-mile race of 156 turns and 4,720 feet of elevation gain that France’s Romain Dumas covered in less than eight minutes in 2018. View the race’s colorful history at The Broadmoor’s Penrose Heritage Museum. ppihc.com; elpomar.org

PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF GARDEN OF THE GODS RESORT AND CLUB

SHOOT ITS AGE

Celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, Garden of the Gods Resort and Club has aged with extraordinary grace. Its 27-hole Kissing Camels Golf Club remains an exquisite amenity for guests, who can hoof it with a hands-free ClubCar Tempo Walk and enjoy post-round beverages and stellar views of the club’s namesake red rock formation from the clubhouse’s refurbished grille. More glorious eyefuls await at the 90,000-square-foot main lodge’s Grand View Restaurant and Rocks Dining Room, Lounge and patio—all of which serve sublime fare from locally sourced ingredients. gardenofthegodsresort.com

COTTAGE INDUSTRY

Every one of the Garden of the Gods Resort and Club’s 56 guest rooms and suites faces the red rocks, with a walk-out terrace or patio to bring them even closer. You can also make yourself at home in one of the plush cottages, casitas or villas that comprise the resort’s new Vermilion community. gardenofthegodsresort.com

A HIGHER STRATA

In the eight years since local business leaders Judy Mackey and Brenda Smith bought the Garden of the Gods Resort and Club, they’ve made good on their commitment to becoming a state-of-the-art wellness destination. The impressive, 31,000-square-foot STRATA Wellness Center features more than 20 physicians, therapists and clinicians who collaborate on personalized, holistic, well-being programs for each client in a calm Zen-like ambiance that suggests a spa, not a clinic. gardenofthegodsresort.com/wellness

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This article was also featured in the June 2021 issue of Colorado AvidGolfer.

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