For a hotel that began as a gambling casino in 1891, the Broadmoor Colorado Springs certainly has come a long way. Not only is it located in one of the most picturesque parts of the country, but it has also won both the AAA Five-Diamond and the Mobil Travel Guide Five-Star awards for more consecutive years than any other hotel. Intrigued? You should be!
The Broadmoor Colorado Springs is home to 700 luxurious rooms, many of which offer stunning mountain views; an incredible spa; swimming pools; outdoor hot tubs; tennis; golf; a wide variety of gourmet dining options; children’s programs; and shopping.
Oh, and they’re working hard to go green, most recently with an $800,000 project which will convert tens of thousands of their existing light fixtures to be more energy efficient. The hotel is also reducing their electrical consumption, pollution, and waste.
Now that you know what’s available, what do you want to do first? At the spa, you’ll find treatments geared toward men, women, and children, ranging from massage and hydrotherapy to beauty to mind/body. Or, if you’re into golf, you’ll be thrilled to know that The Broadmoor offers three championship golf courses — some of the finest you’ll find anywhere. You can tee off on your own or take advantage of the professional instruction available. And, if tennis is your game, you can play on one of their seven tennis courts. After all, The Broadmoor is rated third finest tennis resort in the country by Tennis Magazine, and even offers camps to help you improve your skills.
Maybe you don’t want to be so active. That’s okay — hey, it’s your vacation, right? The outdoor pool is fabulous, but seasonal. In the winter, the spa pool is open for use. But, if you’re interested in enjoying the gorgeous outdoors, The Broadmoor will help you make reservations for any of the various outdoor activities in the area, including fly fishing, horseback riding, hiking, biking, rock climbing, and whitewater rafting.
Rates range from the high $200s for a standard room to around $1000 for a suite. The website offers detailed descriptions of each room type, so you can really do your research before booking.
Photo credit: Broadmoor.com