Cheyenne Mountain Resort sprawls over 200 scenic acres in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with breathtaking lake and mountain vistas. Located only 10 minutes from the noted Broadmoor, this resort and conference center is a hidden gem.
Home to 316 rooms arranged in eight lodges, every accommodation has a view. Each room has a patio, with the majority overlooking Cheyenne Mountain itself and a lake, while a couple overlook a courtyard with water features and manicured gardens. Each room is undergoing $20,000 in renovations. Double sinks with granite countertops, iPod docks and flat-screen TVs already are featured in the resort rooms.
The main lobby makes guests feel welcome, with a large fireplace, lounge areas and an off-lobby bar and restaurant. The Will Rogers Lounge has recently been renovated and has an assortment of specialty drinks and tasty bites. Three Wii stations and pool tables are also available for guests to enjoy.
The Mountain View Restaurant is not to be missed, whether staying at the resort or just passing through. With both a gourmet buffet and scrumptious a la carte Colorado fusion menu, this is a “must taste.” Mouthwatering options include buffalo short ribs with an ancho chili coffee rub, mushroom salsa and chipotle yams, or the rack of Colorado lamb, served with red chile mole, potato corn hash and garlicky spinach. The Pineview Grille near the golf club is another dining option, with an on-site herb garden providing fresh taste to meals.
Kids under age 8 eat free during all meal times, and buffets are offered for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Champagne brunches are also offered on Sundays at the Mountain View Restaurant, which overlooks Cheyenne Mountain and the extensive grounds of the resort. The brunch options include mimosas, sparkling Champagne and a wide variety of dishes, such as crispy bacon, Yukon gold potatoes, creamy eggs benedict, smoked trout and salmon, as well as a breakfast bar serving up fluffy pancakes, golden brown waffles and made-to-order omelets. An impressive dessert bar and fruit stations also are featured.
The resort also is home to an 18-hole golf course designed by Pete Dye; a fitness facility with state-of-the-art equipment; 18 tennis courts; four pools and Jacuzzis, including an adult pool, indoor pool, Olympic size lap pool and scenic lounge pool; kayaks; bumper boats; a private beach; four sand volleyball courts, and a basketball court.
Add in dive-in movies, s’more packages and live music on the terrace Fridays and Saturdays, and you have a relaxing Colorado resort.
If You Go
Cheyenne Mountain Resort
3225 Broadmoor Valley Road
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906
Main phone: 719-538-4000; room reservations: 800-588-0250