Where to Stay, Play and Eat in Colorado Springs

Live well in the Springs

Cheyenne Mountain Resort’s eight residential lodges consist of 316 finely appointed guest rooms and suites—all of which benefited from $20 million in renovations three years ago. Surrounded by Colorado Springs’ naturally breathtaking scenery, the resort offers swimming, golf, tennis, indoor half-court basketball and a full-service workout center complete with state-of-the-art fitness equipment. cheyennemountain.com

Get Schooled

Built in 1916, the Ivywild Elementary School at 1604 S. Cascade Avenue closed in 2009. Five years later, it’s become a hub of commerce and community anchored by the local Bristol Brewery. The reimagined space also contains a gourmet deli, charcuterie, bakery, art school and a fresh fruit and vegetable market. Concerts, films and art exhibits take place in the gym. There’s even an espresso bar/cocktail lounge in what was—and is still called—The Principal’s Office.

Be a Sport

Colorado Springs stages a full calendar of sporting events. July 18-20 & 25-27 will see the Rocky Mountain State Games, a festival for athletes of all ages and athletic abilities. On August 24 The Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb covers the same 20km course cars cover in the The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. And September 6-7, at the Pikes Peak Downhill, skateboarders will fly down 1.5 miles of the course’s sweeping turns, drops, and banked hairpins. coloradospringssports.org

Eating the Springs

When it comes to Colorado Springs dining, you can’t beat five stars and diamonds of The Broadmoor’s many restaurants, including the newest, Ristorante del Lago. Other options include The Craftwood Inn,Cliff House and Adam’s Mountain Cafe— all in Manitou Springs.

Calling It Home

At Flying Horse, luxury living comes with a smorgasbord of choices. Each of the community’s ten distinct neighborhood Villages boasts enclaves, open spaces, pocket parks and homes designed and built by some of the most respected names in the business. It’s like having a summer home, winter cottage and fall retreat rolled into one. Lavish options include traditional ranch-style and two-story homes from the $300s; ranch-style paired-patio homes from the upper $200s; and custom homes and homesites from $500,000 to more than $1 million.

All homes afford access to breathtaking views; a European-influenced Club, Spa, and Clubhouse and a boldly-conceived K-12 academic campus. Membership opportunities range from social dining to full golf, and the location, less than 50 minutes from the Denver Tech Center and 15 from downtown Colorado Springs, makes it an ideal next place to live.

FlyingHorseColorado.com; 719-886-4800


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