The Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs is a destination all in itself. It is one of the most stunning properties that is on our travel list and we love it for many reasons. The quality of furnishings, the beauty of the hotel and resort, the quality of the food… it truly is a masterpiece.
We went down to stay for a night for RedBeard’s birthday. Thanks grandma for manning the five kiddos! It was just as magical as we hoped it would be. We arrived late- nothing new for us. The staff was still incredibly kind and even helped us with an off-hand request at midnight. After sleeping in, we ordered breakfast to the room. It was spectacular!
Not only was the food delicious, but they bring the food in a separate warming container, set up a legit table with china and crystal, pour your drinks and then make sure everything is perfect- all while you sit in bed. It is like a restaurant in your room. So often room service food is slightly cold and gross by the time it actually gets to you. Not the case for our breakfast. It was still warm, delicious, gourmet food. Since I’ve had to go gluten-free, I especially loved the variety of the menu and the attention to food allergies.
After staying every possible second in the room that we could, we ventured to the gym. It is huge and wonderful. Then we paid for access to the Seven Falls hike. The land that this set of waterfalls sits on used to be owned by the state, but when a flood caused a lot of damage and threatened to close the area, the Broadmoor bought the property. I was a little disappointed it wasn’t included with our stay (which is a very premium price), but that’s OK. It was (I think) $18 pp. We were able to walk to the start of the hike from the hotel, but shuttle buses to do run all the time from the hotel or from a separate parking lot. The hike itself is wonderfully maintained, with lots of signs pointing to rock formations, a couple of gift and snack shops, and a restaurant at the top. I’d love to eat there someday, but we were low on time.
Hiking to the falls is very easy. It is a paved, wide road and is around a mile at most. However, the staircase to view all of the seven waterfalls is quite a climb! It is very steep and gave me some anxiety coming down- I was glad I had no children to worry about falling off or down the steep stairs.
We had a little rainfall in the afternoon (so typical for a Colorado summer), but otherwise, the weather was beautiful.
I wanted to do the falconry class with Chris for his birthday, but we ran out of time. It is put on by the resort. There is also a killer pool with a great kids area, a bowling alley, incredible artwork, more than a dozen eating options, and scenery for days. We always look forward to going back!