Sunday, April 19, 2015

The Broadmoor

When you read this I will hopefully be doing one of my favorite things - traveling! Just heading out for a quick weekend pop away - so I am highlighting a quick pop over (seriously, just about an hour visit) to The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Hopefully I'll get back there someday for a longer, more relaxing visit!



Opened in 1918, The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs  is the grand old dame of the Rockies.. Replacing a casino which had burnt down, the resort was built by Spencer Penrose who wanted to build the "finest resort in the world." Mr. Penrose hoped to build a resort in the style of all the grand old European resorts, and it was built in the Mediterranean  style. The first celebrity guest was John D. Rockefeller. She still stands in all her glory today welcoming guests from all over the world.





We had just spent the better part of a day enjoying Pikes Peak and my family indulged my whim to pop over to The Broadmoor for a visit. We were between lunch and dinner so we didn't eat there but we did enjoy a walk around Cheyenne Lake and the grounds.








A meal or drink on the patio would be nice, wouldn't it?









You can stay in rooms, suites, cottages or Brownstones. And dine at one of 5 different restaurants along with a cafe and bar. There is a spa and 2 different pools, one of which is open year-round. Plus you can play golf at 3 different golf courses, designed by Donald Ross and Robert Trent Jones. Have I sold you yet?



A beautiful place. 

What about you? Have you been to The Broadmoor? Have you stayed there? If you are interested in visiting, more info is available at their website www.broadmoor.com






We left the Broadmoor to head back to Denver and saw these two sights as we exited the grounds. You never know what you'll see in suburban Colorado Springs!


Per usual I am linking up with www.budgettravelerssandbox.com for Travel Photo Thursday, www.abritandasoutherner.com for Weekend Wanderlust and www.walkingontravels.com for Friday Postcards. Go check them out for some great travel ideas!

8 comments:

  1. How did I not know that The Broadmoor was located in Colorado Springs? I wish I had visited when I was nearby. It looks quite lovely in your photos.

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  2. I don't think I knew that it was in Colorado Springs until we were there - and I'm not sure why either! It was very beautiful - with an Italian feel. Wish I could've stayed there much longer - never enough time :)

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  3. I visited the Garden of Gods in Colorado Springs, but it was also a quick visit (was staying in Denver) so I didn't get to explore the Broadmoor. Next time, for sure. Your pictures are beautiful!

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  4. Such a lovely property. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. A 'Grand Dame' indeed. Friends stayed there several years ago and still rave about it.

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  6. Love these beautiful old hotels!

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  7. I have always heard wonderful things about the Broadmoor and it looks so beautiful. We were in CO Springs a few years ago but never made it here. Love those unexpected sights you saw on the way back.

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