The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs: The West Begins at This Resort on the Threshold of The Rocky Mountains by 30Seconds Travel
The Broadmoor is the longest-running Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond property on the planet. It’s also one of the few resort destinations in the U.S. people can actually name. And, it is turning 100 in 2018 with one heck of a year-long party.
This is where the West begins – at the base of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado Springs. The Broadmoor encompasses 5,000 acres, has its own canyon with mountain waterfalls, and, if that’s not enough, operates a super-exclusive retreat called Cloud Camp on top of Cheyenne Mountain at 9,200 feet. Guests can try their hands at ranch life at the Ranch at Emerald Valley or pick up a rod and reel at Fly Fishing Camp on the banks of the Tarryall River. There’s a zip line experience that is longer than a championship golf course, and there’s a championship golf course where a guy named Jack Nicklaus won his first major title. The U.S. Senior Open will be played there in June, or guests may choose to tee up alongside legends like Hale Irwin and Davis Love III – experiences that can be arranged for those looking for something even more tailor-made to their tastes.
The more traditional resort is more like a resort campus, with 784 rooms and suites, including the new Estate House, a 12,000-square-foot mansion originally built in the 1930s that exudes a Gatsby-esque elegance and style. On site, there are 10 restaurants – including Colorado’s only Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond Penrose Room – plus another 10 cafés and lounges; a Forbes Five Star spa; three golf courses; and award-winning tennis.
Yes, The Broadmoor is historic, legendary, famous – but this is a resort where “vacationers make their own history” with family, friends and even people they work with. It’s all about experiences, and The Broadmoor does not disappoint with its broad array of choices. You can go bowling at the bar in Play; browse the resort’s impressive Western art collection (one of the largest in the world); throw tomahawks (outside); test your hand at falconry; attempt rock-climbing; and then there is the world-class fly fishing (a 10-year-old girl holds the present record for biggest trout). Check out Broadmoor Outfitters for all the fun Western things you can do here.
What was true in 1918 is still true today. Relaxed luxury mixed with Western hospitality is framed by scenic views and inspiring mountains. It is a destination that can arguably be called “The Most Unique Resort in the World.”
On June 29, 2018, The Broadmoor will officially turn 100 years old. There will be fireworks and then the opening round of the U.S. Senior Open. Early June will be a time for major celebrations as well, with a Centennial Weekend Celebration planned June 1-3. The weekend package, which is offered at $1,918 (double occupancy), includes such perks as a gala dinner, a welcome reception, and a Prohibition-era themed cocktail party.
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