The Broadmoor

Classic luxury at the edge of the Rockies
You’ll never be bored at Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star The Broadmoor, with its main campus located on 5,000 acres in Colorado Springs. The resort offers tons of activities for its guests, including falconry, pickleball, zip lining, world-class golf, paddle boating, swimming, tennis, fly fishing and there’s even an onsite movie theater. Families will love Play at The Broadmoor, which offers six lanes of bowling and a menu that offers choices for everyone.

There is excellent hiking nearby — The Broadmoor Seven Falls is a must-visit, as is the famed Garden of the Gods red rock formations — and the luxurious Colorado hotel is also within a few miles of the funky, small art town of Manitou Springs. Located here is the Broadmoor Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway offering an unforgettable way to experience America’s Mountain during every season. There is also the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, originally created by The Broadmoor's founder, Spencer Penrose, a few minutes away by complimentary shuttle.

During your stay, you’ll learn little tidbits of the hotel's early 20th-century history. For example, when you walk into the original Broadmoor Main building, you'll find an extensive 1,000-bottle collection of Prohibition-era wine and spirits (part of Penrose's personal collection) encased in glass along the walls — a unique display dubbed "Bottle Alley." 
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • With a plethora of restaurants to choose from, dining options are equally varied. Try charming cafés with coffee and sandwiches, a 19th-century English gastropub frying fish and chips, a bar offering specialty cocktails alongside shareable plates and Summit restaurant’s meticulously crafted dishes.
  • Across the property, you will find numerous experiences for the family, from s’mores around the fire pit just outside of Bar del Lago in Broadmoor West to ragtime sing-alongs at the Golden Bee, an authentic 19th-century English gastropub.
  • Take a grand tour of the grounds and its many buildings, and you’ll see and feel the subtle shifts in ambiance. It’s all enhanced by European, ornamental works of art from, among other places, the collection of the hotel’s world-traveling founders, Spencer and Julie Penrose, as well as an impressive display of Western art from the personal collection of the current owner.
  • The sparkling Lakeside Pool, graduated along its zero-entry rim from the deck to a depth of five feet, appears to drop off magically into Cheyenne Lake. Of course, there’s a protective railing to ensure swimmers don’t backstroke right over the edge. The main swimming pool is flanked by a wading pool for tots, two hot tubs and — perhaps best of all — Slide Mountain, boasting not one but two two-story waterslides. (Note that there is a height limit of 44 inches.)
  • Guests can take to Cheyenne Lake in paddleboats (two electric boats are also available for those craving a little more horsepower), while the lawn bowling court, adjacent to the outdoor stone fireplace on the cottage grounds, is a well-kept secret. Film buffs can find refuge in The Broadmoor’s onsite movie theater, which screens three recent family-friendly releases in rotation every week. 
Things to Know
  • Don’t forget your walking shoes — you’ve got 3,000 acres to cover, plus an additional 2,000 acres at The Broadmoor Wilderness Experience properties The Ranch at Emerald Valley, Cloud Camp and the Fly Fishing Camp.
  • Sightseeing excursions around the area occur not only on foot, but by Jeep or mountain bike as well. Art and history-focused tours are also available every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday for resort guests. 
  • Parents will applaud this Colorado hotel’s kids’ concierge staff, which is dedicated towards meeting the needs of its youngest visitors.
  • Book shuttles and vehicles to and from Colorado Springs Airport. Private sedans or SUVs to and from Denver International Airport are available through the resort's travel partner, Gray Line, and must be reserved at least 48 hours in advance.

  • If you bring a car, you can park in the 950-space garage that’s directly across the roundabout from the Broadmoor Main — valet parking is also available.

The Rooms
  • Classic, Superior and Premier rooms of single or double occupancy at The Broadmoor aren’t one-size-fits-all, even within their respective categories. What they do share is the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel’s grand European style. 
  • Across the property, the Historic Broadmoor rooms feature a calming color palette of Colorado sky blue with camel accents, providing a relaxing retreat after a day of adventure.

  • The Broadmoor West premier rooms and suites are considered some of the best because of their views of Cheyenne Lake or the mountains. Many have balconies or Juliet windows.

  • The largest historic accommodation is the Penrose suite, which has a dining room, a formal living room, a glass-enclosed sunroom, three bedrooms with individual baths and spectacular views of the mountains, lake and the city. The West Gaylord suite is equally as impressive with its large, outdoor terrace that features incomparable looks to the mountains and the lake. It has hosted numerous famous guests, including Liza Minnelli, Cher, Elton John and Bill Gates.
  • The Broadmoor Estate Collection offers even more unique choices for your stay. Choose from Cottages with high-beamed ceilings and natural stone fireplaces next to the East Golf Course, Brownstones with residential-style accommodations and views of the mountains or the Estate House, perfect for entertaining large families and group gatherings.
The Restaurants
  • The Broadmoor’s full-service restaurants include La Taverne, a French-inspired steakhouse; the Golden Bee, whose English pub décor comes straight from 19th-century London; the cheery, breakfast-only Lake Terrace Dining Room, which is famed for its Sunday brunch.
  • Contemporary destination Summit offers American brasserie fare while Ristorante del Lago cooks up handmade pastas and fare from all regions of Italy in a beautiful setting reminiscent of a villa on Lake Como.
  • Natural Epicurean features health-conscious dining in a beautiful setting with lots of outdoor seating for fair-weather days and evenings. Café Julie's offers coffees, espressos, wines and beer, as well as fresh pastries and handmade treats from the venue's chocolate kitchen.
  • Located at base of Seven Falls, Restaurant 1858 offers wood-fired Colorado cuisine. Stop by for lunch or a prix fixe dinner and enjoy the park before or after your meal.
  • The Hotel Bar and Bar del Lago serve a variety of small plate selections to accompany their beverage selections; both have outdoor seating for those beautiful Colorado afternoons and evenings. 
24-hour room service
Babysitting services
Fitness classes
Indoor pool
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Pet friendly
Getting There
1 Lake Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906
COS (18-22 min)   DEN (1 hr 10 min-1 hr 40 min)  
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