6 Top-Rated Resorts in Colorado Springs
Whether you are traveling with the family, for romance, or with a group of friends, Colorado Springs boasts resorts for all types of travelers. For those looking to celebrate in five-star, old-world style, The Broadmoor is the top choice. It caters to families and couples alike and sits in a neighborhood named for it in the southwestern portion of the city, with amazing mountain views. Another resort with an emphasis on luxury and natural beauty is Garden of the Gods Club and Resort, which boasts views of the red rock park it is named for and Pikes Peak beyond. Travelers who want to spend less time on the property and more time playing around the city, will appreciate The Mining Exchange, a Wyndham property, which is located in the heart of downtown, or the good-value, family friendly Best Western Plus.
Plan where to stay with this list of the best resorts in Colorado Springs:
1 The Broadmoor
The Broadmoor wows from the moment you arrive. Resembling a European village on a lake, this five-star, five-diamond resort is old-world opulent to its core. Sitting on sprawling manicured acres complete with a large man-made lake, walking paths, and three golf courses, it also boasts in-your-face mountain views. There are numerous buildings, in both old and new styles, where you'll find accommodations as well as multiple restaurants and unique shops. The Broadmoor works as well for families as for couples and even accepts dogs. The rooms, suites, and cottages are elegant posh and perfectly fuse yesteryear European style with modern amenities. The service is impeccable from check-in to check-out.
There is plenty to do on and around the property, much of which can be arranged through the on-site Broadmoor Outfitters. They can instruct guests in everything from falconry to rock climbing and fly fishing. For relaxation there is a luxury spa and three swimming pools, including two that remain open year-round. The Broadmoor is also known for its tennis program and golf on its three award-winning, 18-hole courses.
Accommodation: The Broadmoor
2 Garden of the Gods Club and Resort
Like the Broadmoor, the Garden of the Gods Club boasts beautiful grounds and stunning views of Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak combined with luxury accommodations. When it first opened in 1951, it was as a private country club that catered to America's elite movers and shakers, counting John Wayne, Walt Disney, and Gene Autry among its famous guests. Many members would travel here from other states and stay for months at a time, and as such the 56 rooms here feature absolutely massive closets meant to house an entire season's wardrobe.
Today, Garden of the Gods Club's accommodations are open to anyone (although it still remains a country club) and are roomy affairs done up in modern style. They all feature private balconies with views of the red rocks. The low-key restaurant serves delicious food and also comes with views. Wellness travelers will want to check out the International Health and Wellness Center, which offers consultations in nutrition, fitness, mindfulness, and executive coaching, among other services. Also on-site is a spa, two swimming pools, and a 27-hole golf course.
Accommodation: Garden of the Gods Club and Resort
3 The Mining Exchange A Wyndham Grand Hotel & Spa
Right in the middle of downtown, The Mining Exchange is located in a 1902 building that once served as a local mining stock exchange and is a great boutique resort pick if you want to be within walking distance of multiple shops and restaurants. The historic building is architecturally appealing with its tall granite walls and elaborate embellishment along the top that was a popular design choice during that building era.
Inside, this boutique hotel has gone for a modern look in its interior decor. Rooms have high ceilings and large windows, as well as exposed brick accent walls and a mix of contemporary wood and leather furnishings, plus 42-inch flat-screen TVs hung from a wall above a built-in workspace. Also on-site is the Springs Orleans restaurant, a luxe spa, and a full fitness center.
Accommodation: The Mining Exchange A Wyndham Grand Hotel & Spa
4 Great Wolf Lodge Colorado Springs
In northeast Colorado Springs, the Great Wolf Lodge is the perfect pick for families with kids of all ages. This good-value resort features a year-round indoor water park with slides, a wave pool, and an activity cave that is open only to guests; all-day children's activities; miniature golf; and even a kids' spa - although all activities require adult supervision.
Accommodation is in a variety of suites. The most basic are still comfortable and come with family friendly amenities like mini-fridges, microwaves, and pull-out sofas. Upgraded choices add cave or log cabin themes with cartoon wall murals and bunk beds. There is a fitness center and spa, eight different restaurants, and a few retail shops also on-site.
Accommodation: Great Wolf Lodge Colorado Springs
5 Cheyenne Mountain Resort Colorado Springs, A Dolce Resort
Another excellent Colorado Springs resort choice is Cheyenne Mountain Resort. This stone and timber property has a classy mountain vibe and offers top-notch Pikes Peak views from its grand public spaces. The rooms here fit the overall mountain style and are rustic-chic but still quite luxe, with high-quality linens and comfortable beds.
This destination property works great for families or couples on a romantic getaway. It has five different swimming pools, including one designed especially for kids, as well as a manmade lake that boasts a real sand beach. There are two restaurants on-site, including one known for hosting a lavish Sunday brunch. There is also an on-site spa and golf course.
Accommodation: Cheyenne Mountain Resort Colorado Springs, A Dolce Resort
6 Best Western Plus Peak Vista Inn & Suites
If you're coming to Colorado Springs to visit the Air Force Academy, this is a great-value pick a mile from the southern gate and a quick 10-minute drive to downtown. This four-story property is popular with families as it features clean and comfortable suites with enough space to move around, along with microwaves, mini-fridges, and pull-out sofa beds. The included breakfast buffet with make-your-own waffles is another perk for families. While there is no restaurant on-site, there is an indoor swimming pool and hot tub and even a guest laundry facility.
Accommodation: Best Western Plus Peak Vista Inn & Suites