Whether you are in town on business, visiting family, or just taking a trip for the long holiday weekend, you don’t have to miss out on Thanksgiving just because you’re not at home! There are a few places in Colorado where you can keep to tradition and celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday without having to do the dishes. The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs offers a Thanksgiving special where you can not only enjoy a warm meal, but also enjoy the beauty and pleasure of a mountain vacation over the long holiday weekend.
At the southwestern edge of Colorado Springs, nestled at the base of the foothills, lies the Broadmoor Hotel. It is just a short drive back into town, or if you’re feeling adventurous, it’s only a couple miles north to the Garden of the Gods Park. The hotel itself is a historic marvel, dating back to the late 1800s. Over the years, it has solidified its reputation as an award winning spa and resort destination, offering its guests everything from five-star dining to championship golf, swimming pools to tennis courts, and much more.
If you are planning a trip this holiday, the Broadmoor’s Thanksgiving special is a real treat, as it includes your accommodations, discounts at the Cheyenne Zoo–located a mere five to ten minutes from the hotel–discounts on spa services, tee times, and free access to the Broadmoor’s movie theater. With several restaurants on site to choose from, you may even consider starting a new tradition for the holiday feast by trying something deliciously different.
On the other hand, a weekend at the Broadmoor does not mean you will not get a chance to enjoy turkey on Thanksgiving. The Broadmoor has created a special Thanksgiving menu for its guests this holiday. There are several buffets to pick from for brunch or lunchtime, and dinner is available at several restaurants with Thanksgiving specials in addition to their regular menu.
Activities For Thanksgiving
After Thanksgiving is over, there’s no need to head back home right away. The Broadmoor has put together a list of activities around the hotel to celebrate the holiday: movies, crafts, entertainment, and as always, plenty of scrumptious dining options to enjoy in between activities. If you would rather venture beyond the hotel, Colorado Springs has plenty to keep you busy through the weekend, including shopping, museums, Pikes Peak, and the nearby Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Since Pikes Peak is home to the North Pole and Santa’s Workshop, Thanksgiving weekend is a very opportune time to be traveling to Colorado Springs with the whole family.
Although it may not have a holiday theme like the North Pole, if you have never explored the Cave of the Winds, here’s your chance. Open year-round, minus one holiday off, this distinctive geologic destination is an underground wonder. There are a couple tour options to choose from, so you’ll be able to explore these amazing caves at your own pace.
After each day’s adventure, you can return to the comfort of the Broadmoor and rest up for whatever tomorrow has in store. After a long holiday weekend at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, you may be wondering whether they have a Christmas special, too, so you can enjoy the winter festivities in Colorado Springs once they kick into full gear.
If You Go
1 Lake Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
The Thanksgiving special is available November 20th through the 28th this year. Call (719) 577-5775 or (866) 837-9520 for reservations.
Written By Jessica Lave