Set on 3,000 acres at the base of Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs, the Broadmoor is a full-service resort offering a great selection of vacation activities and affordable rates. Some visit to relax at the full-service health spa, while others spend all week playing golf, enjoying scenic mountain views on their getaway.

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There are 700 hotel rooms and suites, located in several complexes. Guest rooms are furnished in period furniture; many offer views of Cheyenne Mountain and Cheyenne Lake.

In addition to the health spa and 36 holes of championship golf, facilities include 9 tennis courts, 3 swimming pools, 3 outdoor hot tubs, waterslides and a children's pool.

Adventure for Families

Families like the wide range of activities offered at the resort. From the children's program to family activities and adventures, the hotel has something for everyone. The hotel can arrange a wide variety of activities, from mountain biking to horseback riding and spelunking. a href="http://vacationidea.com/family.html">Take your family to the Garden of the Gods where you can hike around incredible red sandstone rock formations. Pick a short hiking trail and enjoy a pleasant picnic outdoors. Descend the 1,000-foot vertical mine shaft and take a tour of the Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, located halfway between Pikes Peak and the Royal Gorge.

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, situated at 6,800 feet above sea level, is home to more than 800 animals. The Shrine of the Sun monument above the zoo offers beautiful views of Colorado Springs. You can reserve your adventures through the concierge, or plan the activities on your own. There are three swimming pools, three outdoor hot tubs, waterslides and a children's pool. If you want to spend a day relaxing by the pool or visit the health spa, your kids will be kept busy by the Bee Bunch children's program. Rates start at $65 per person, based on double occupancy, depending on the season.

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Restaurants

Guests can choose from numerous restaurants and cafes, or order room service 24-hours per day. The Penrose Room is a formal Four-Diamond French restaurant with lavish European-style décor, continental cuisine and nightly dancing.

The Golden Bee is an authentic 19th century English pub featuring English fare, and nightly sing-alongs. The Grille at the Golf Club is a sports bar for golfers, tennis players and spa-goers. The Adam D. Tihany-designed Italian restaurant, Ristorante del Lago, offers spectacular views of Cheyenne Lake.

For Kids

Bike, walk or go horseback riding through the foothills of the Cheyenne Mountains. Bike rentals are available at the pool by the lake, the concierge can help you create an easy walking itinerary, and the stables are located 20 minutes from the hotel. For kids, the Stables can arrange led rides on smaller animals. Enjoy the views from the lake on a four-person paddleboat. There are two tennis clinics for kids; "PeeWee" drills hour and Junior Tennis Camps. The Junior tennis camps are multi-day clinics for kids up to high school age. The resort's 11,000 square foot infinity edge pool has waterslides, a children's pool, two 14-person whirlpools, 13 cabanas and a pool café.

The resort has a child activity program called the Bee Bunch. The seasonal program offers half day, full day, and evening camps for children ages 3 to 12. There are also babysitting services but you need to call at least a week in advance to ensure the availability of a sitter. Call the Concierge at 1-800-634-7711, ext. 5160 to make reservations.

Plan This Trip:

The airport is located eight miles from the hotel. Alternatively, you can fly to Denver International Airport, which is 1 hour and 30 minutes away.

Rates start at $250 per night.

Location: 1 Lake Avenue , Colorado Springs , Colorado , United States , website, 800-634-7711, 719-577-5775