Home of the Rocky Mountains, breathtaking natural landscapes of arid desert and deep river canyons, and marvelous areas of cultural and historical significance, Colorado offers an array of exciting things to see and do throughout the year. From the raw, rugged landscapes and snow-capped peaks of Rocky Mountain National Park and the ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings in the Mesa Verde National Park to the bustling, vibrant energy of Denver, Colorado’s capital, and largest city, the Centennial State is well worth a visit.
1. Garden of the Gods Resort and Club
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Surrounded by some of the most striking landscapes in Colorado, Garden of the Gods Resort and Club is a luxury resort in a private country club that is situated a mile from the famous Garden of the Gods natural landmark. Boasting a 27-hole championship golf course, a full-service salon and spa, a fully equipped fitness center and tennis courts, the resort offers a wealth of activities and things to do. Elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites have private balconies and patios with spectacular views, spacious living areas with fireplaces and wet bars, and modern amenities, including flat-screen televisions with satellite channels, iPod docks, mini-fridges, coffeemakers, and complimentary wireless Internet. Award-winning cuisine is served in the Club Dining Room, for which resort-casual attire is required.
3320 Mesa Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80904, Phone: 719-632-5541
2. Rams Horn Village Resort
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Located less than a mile from the Rocky Mountain National Park, the Rams Horn Village Resort is a relaxed resort less than from the town center of Este Park that offers a comfortable, family-friendly getaway. The resort boasts comfortable log cabins with mountain-style décor and cozy furnishings, full kitchens, dining rooms, and living rooms with fireplaces, and private decks with BBQs, hammocks and picnic tables. Modern amenities include flat-screen cable television and complimentary wireless Internet, and deluxe amenities at the resort include a seasonal outdoor heated swimming pool, three hot tubs, picnic areas with BBQs, a fire pit, and a children’s playground. Also available are basketball and volleyball courts, lawn games and laundry facilities.
1565 CO-66, Estes Park, CO 80517, Phone: 800-229-4676
3. Beaver Creek Lodge Hotel
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Located at the base of Beaver Creek Mountain and a short walk from some of the best ski slopes in Colorado, Beaver Creek Lodge is an upscale ski lodge in the heart of Rocky Mountains. The inn features spacious guest suites with deluxe sofa beds and imported linens, and three-bedroom condos have spacious living and dining areas with gas fireplaces, bathrooms with whirlpools, and kitchenettes with small refrigerators and microwaves. On-site dining is provided at the acclaimed Revolution Restaurant where guests can enjoy breakfast and dinner, and a bar serves an extensive list of libations. Other facilities at the lodge include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a hot tub and sauna, an art gallery, a kid’s club, and modern business center, along with a variety of activities such as hiking, tennis, and golf.
26 Avondale Ln, Beaver Creek, CO 81620, Phone: 970-845-9800
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4. The Antlers at Vail Hotel
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The Antlers at Vail Hotel is an acclaimed hotel near the Lionshead side of the beautiful Vail Ski Resort area, located along the banks of picturesque Gore Creek. The hotel has been awarded the city's highest platinum lodging rating and has been the recipient of TripAdvisor's top awards for resort excellency and sustainability. Relaxing condominium suites and spacious vacation homes offer top appliances and amenities, including espresso machines, crock pots, and DVD players with personal movie libraries. Complimentary services include loaner snowshoes in each room, along with onsite amenities such as a creekside pool and indoor conference space. Visitors can catch Vail's in-town shuttle footsteps from the resort or pick up the Lionshead Gondola right outside the resort's door.
680 Lionshead Pl, Vail, CO 81657, Phone: 970- 476-2471
5. Manor Vail Lodge
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Manor Vail Lodge is one of Vail's original and most iconic ski resorts, conveniently located at the base of Golden Peak for prime skiing opportunities. Skiers can access the peak via the Riva Bahn Express Lift or the Northwoods Chair, which connect directly to Golden Peak Terrain Park. Rustic-style guest rooms and studios offer one, two, and three bedrooms, featuring amenities such as flat screen televisions, fireplaces, and free wireless internet. Luxury suites upgrade to private kitchens, patios, and whirlpool tubs, with room service available in all rooms. Guests can dine at the casual Fitz Bar and Restaurant or enjoy amenities such as heated outdoor swimming pools and hot tubs, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and a full-service spa.
595 East Vail Valley Drive, Vail, CO 81657, Phone: 970-476-5000
6. Hotel Clio
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Hotel Clio (formerly JW Marriott Denver) is conveniently located within the city's Cherry Creek neighborhood near top attractions such as the Denver Botanic Gardens and the University of Denver. Guests can relax in one of 196 luxurious rooms and suites decked out with amenities such as 65-inch flat screen televisions, Nespresso coffee makers, and full marble baths, with beautiful unobstructed Rocky Mountain views offered from many rooms. Upgraded rooms offer separate living and dining areas, with pull-out couches offered for additional guest accommodation. The hotel's signature restaurant, Social Fare, showcases floor-to-ceiling retractable glass doors overlooking its outdoor patio and serves up an eclectic menu of creative American fare, ranging from fried cheese curds and smokehouse burgers to fig and prosciutto flatbreads. Other amenities include a 24/7 fitness center and a full-service business center.
150 Clayton Ln, Denver, CO 80206, Phone: 303-316-2700
7. Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa, A Noble House Resort
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The Gateway Canyons Resort and Spa is an upscale resort with beautiful views of a tranquil pond that offers deluxe facilities such as four acclaimed restaurants and bars, a luxury spa and wellness center, and a seasonal outdoor swimming pool. Located a short walk from the Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum, the Noble House Resort features well-appointed guest rooms and suites with mountain views, comfortable living spaces with sofas, work desks and chairs, and en-suite bathrooms with hairdryers. Guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily at the Entrada Restaurant & Lounge, delicious Southwestern cuisine at the Paradox Grille, or light, seasonal fare at the Kiva Café. Poolside cocktails and alfresco dining are served at the Cantina, and a games room with billiards, a fitness center, and a modern business are available for guests to utilize.
43200 CO-141, Gateway, CO 81522, Phone: 970-931-2458
8. Legendary Lodging at the Ritz Carlton Residences Vail
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Legendary Lodging at the Ritz-Carlton Residences, Vail boasts beautifully appointed accommodations, upscale facilities, and fine dining restaurants. The resort has heated outdoor swimming pools and hot tubs, and four excellent restaurants serving a variety of globally-inspired cuisine. Spacious guest suites have hickory hardwood floors, airy living spaces and over-sized en-suite bathrooms with rainfall showers and soaking tubs, and fully equipped modern kitchens with washers and tumble dryers. Extensive ski services are offered to guests, who can hire skis and snowboards on-site, as well as enjoy full access to a state-of-the-art fitness facility with a movement center.
728 W Lionshead Cir, Vail, CO 81657, Phone: 970-754-3620
9. Madeline Hotel & Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection
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Situated next to the slopes and ski lifts of the acclaimed Telluride Ski Resort, the Madeline Hotel & Residences, an Auberge Resorts Collection, is a luxury ski-in/ski-out resort hotel that offers a real escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. The Madeline Hotel & Residences features beautifully appointed, and poshly decorated guest rooms and suites with living rooms, fireplaces, sofa beds and some include kitchens. En-suite bathrooms have soaking tubs, and modern amenities include flat-screen televisions with satellite channels, iPod docks, mini-fridges, coffeemakers, and complimentary wireless Internet. Resort amenities include two fine dining restaurants, a casual café, and a candy shop, as well as a chic spa, an outdoor swimming pool, two hot tubs, and an elegant patio lounge area with fire pits. Additional guest services include exercise classes, a ski valet, and pet services.
568 Mountain Village Blvd, Telluride, CO 81435, Phone: 970-369-0880
10. Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort
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Located nine miles from Buena Vista in Nathrop, the Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort is an upscale mountain resort built on top of a natural hot spring that offers a surreal way to experience the beauty of Colorado’s winter mountains. The resort hotel features rustic-chic lodge rooms and spacious log cabins with beautiful mountain views, en-suite bedrooms, and modern amenities, including cable televisions with DVD players, coffeemakers, mini fridges, and complimentary wireless Internet. The resort has four restaurants and bars, an exclusive spa and yoga center with fitness classes, a sauna, and several steam rooms, as well as offers a range of activities such as tennis and basketball courts, stand-up paddling, horseback riding and snowmobiling, skiing, and zip line tours.
15870 Co Rd 162, Nathrop, CO 81236, Phone: 719-395-2447
11. Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa
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Situated at the base of Beaver Creek Mountain, the Beaver Creek Resort and Spa delivers the luxury and class expected from a Park Hyatt Hotel, along with the spectacular natural beauty of the surrounding mountainside landscapes. Boasting some of Colorado’s most popular ski-fields, the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa is a ski in/ski out during the winter months, however, opens up for hiking or mountain bike adventures in the summer, attracting outdoor enthusiasts and nature-lovers by the dozen. The hotel features stylishly appointed and tastefully decorated guest rooms and suites available in a variety of styles with kitchenettes, en-suite bathrooms, and whirlpool tubs, and separate living areas with fireplaces and pull-out sofas, as well as private balconies and breathtaking views. Three restaurants and a café offer a variety of cuisine, and a year-round heated outdoor swimming pool, five hot tubs, an outdoor fire pit, a fitness center, a full-service salon and Allegria Spa provide luxurious ways to relax.
136 E Thomas Pl, Beaver Creek, CO 81620, Phone: 970-949-1234
12. Viceroy Snowmass
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Surrounded by many of Colorado's most famous mountain peaks, Viceroy Snowmass is a world-class ski resort that offers luxurious accommodations, fine dining, year-round activities, and personalized hospitality and service. The modern ski-in/ski-out resort hotel is a short walk from the central base of Snowmass and drive from downtown Aspen and features a variety of upscale accommodations ranging from cozy studios to spacious, family-friendly four-bedroom suites with stylish furnishings, private sundecks, and modern amenities. Amenities at the Viceroy Snowmass include a gourmet restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, a casual café and elegant bar, a heated saltwater swimming pool, and hot tubs, and an exclusive spa with yoga classes.
130 Wood Rd, Snowmass Village, CO 81615, Phone: 970-923-8000
Solaris is an upscale condo ski resort in Vail that is set in a beautiful Alpine-style building and surrounded by top-class ski slopes. In addition to providing access to some of the best skiing in the state, the resort boasts an exclusive spa and fully-equipped fitness center, an indoor swimming pool and hot tub, an ice rink, and an on-site cinema. The resort features plush, modern units with rustic stone accents and wooden floors, multiple bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms, living rooms with fireplaces, and kitchens with washer/dryers. A luxury penthouse has 30-foot floor-to-ceiling windows and a gorgeous sundeck with spectacular views, and modern amenities abound, including flat-screen televisions with cable channels, imported Italian linens, and complimentary wireless Internet. Solaris is a short walk from the nearest ski lift, and the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens.
141 E Meadow Drive, Vail, CO 81657, Phone: 970-476-9000
Sonnenalp is a high-end Alpine-style hotel with Bavarian-inspired décor, comfortable accommodations, and deluxe amenities in the heart of Vail. Located a short walk from the Gondola One and the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, the hotel boasts a variety of guest rooms, suites and family-style condos with heated flooring, en-suite bathrooms with showers and tubs, living spaces with fireplaces, and private balconies with beautiful mountain views. Modern amenities include flat-screen televisions with satellite channels, iPod docks, mini-fridges, coffeemakers, and complimentary wireless Internet. Resort amenities include four restaurants and a bar with live music, as well as an 18-hole championship golf course, a spa complex with heated outdoor and indoor swimming pools, a gym, and yoga studio, which are accessible with a local shuttle.
5010, 20 Vail Rd, Vail, CO 81657, Phone: 970-476-5656
15. The Broadmoor
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Established in 1918, the Broadmoor has consistently been considered one of the finest hotels in the world. Based in an iconic, palatial building in Colorado Springs, the Broadmoor offers guests an unparalleled experience of luxury, fine dining, and personalized service year-round. The Broadmoor boasts 784 guest rooms, suites, cottages and brownstone townhouses dotted around the property, which are individually decorated with elegant antiques and period décor, exuding a splendor and aristocratic grace for which the resort has become known. Several acclaimed dining options are available on the property, highlighted by the award-winning Penrose Room, and the luxury hotel offers a wealth of outdoor recreational activities such as fly-fishing, hiking, golf, swimming, tennis, and zip lining tours, as well as the pampering services of the exclusive day spa.
1 Lake Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80906, Phone: 800-755-5011
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16. The Little Nell
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The Little Nell is a chic ski-in/ski-out resort on Aspen Mountain at the base of the Silver Queen Gondola and a short walk from the Aspen Art Museum. The resort features stylish, contemporary guest rooms and luxury suites with marble en-suite bathrooms, living areas with fireplaces, balconies with city or mountain views, and modern amenities such as include flat-screen televisions with Blu-ray players, iPod docks, mini-fridges, coffeemakers, and complimentary wireless Internet. Upgraded suites enjoy whirlpools or steam showers, and mini fridges are stocked with snacks and non-alcoholic drinks. Guests at the Little Nell can dine at a posh restaurant or an informal tavern, and sip cocktails at three bars and lounges. Additional guest services include an outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, seasonal loaner bikes, a range of activities for children, a ski concierge, and airport, in-town and ski shuttle transfers.
675 E Durant Ave, Aspen, CO 81611, Phone: 970-920-4600
17. The Osprey
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Housed in a charming chalet-style building next to a ski lift, The Osprey is a high-end, ski-in/ski-out, hotel in the center of the Beaver Ski Resort village that offers a comfortable, family-friendly retreat in Avon. The hotel features modern guest rooms with gorgeous mountain views, en-suite bathrooms and spacious living rooms with fireplaces, and a luxury penthouse suite has a fully equipped kitchen and large terraces. In-room amenities include flat-screen televisions with satellite channels, iPod docks, mini-fridges, coffeemakers, and complimentary wireless Internet, and upscale facilities at the resort range from a casual fireside grill restaurant and poolside bar to a fitness room with a sauna, a heated outdoor swimming pool with a hot tub and a free ski shuttle service. Heated underground parking is available for guests.
10 Elk Track Rd, Avon, CO 81620, Phone: 970-429-5042
18. The Peaks Resort and Spa
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Located at the foot of the ski-fields in Telluride, Colorado, The Peaks Resort and Spa is a ski-in/ski-out retreat close to the Telluride Ski Resort and downtown Telluride. The magnificent mountain location comprises a variety of accommodation known as the ‘See Forever Village’, which is a range of cottages and cabins surrounding the hotel with rustic-chic rooms and suites, kitchens, living areas, and modern amenities such as flat-screen televisions with satellite channels, iPod docks, mini-fridges, coffeemakers, and complimentary wireless Internet. Resort facilities include a full-service spa with indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools, hot tubs, and a fully equipped gym, a kids' pool, waterslide and games area, and a ski valet service.
136 Country Club Drive, Telluride, CO 81435, Phone: 970-728-6800
19. The Ritz Carlton Club, Vail
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The Ritz Carlton Club, Vail is a grand Bavarian palace in the heart of Vail that exudes the luxury and elegance synonymous with the Ritz-Carlton brand. The exquisite five-star hotel features two to four bedrooms villas are luxuriously decorated with ample living spaces, with fully equipped kitchens, and elegant bedrooms and en-suite marble bathrooms with heated floors, whirlpool spas, and rainfall showerheads. Private balconies boast breathtaking views of the surrounding Rocky Mountains, and all accommodations have deluxe amenities such as fireplaces, flat-screen televisions with satellite channels, iPod docks, mini-fridges, coffeemakers, and complimentary wireless Internet. Upscale facilities at the Ritz Carlton Club include a relaxed restaurant serving both gourmet cuisine and casual fare, an outdoor swimming pool, hot tub and fire pit, a fitness center with a yoga studio, and a games room.
728 W Lionshead Cir, Vail, CO 81657, Phone: 970-477-3700
20. The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch
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Designed to embrace the spectacular views of the Colorado Mountains with direct access to the ski slopes of Beaver Creek Mountain, the Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch is a high-end resort that promises an unforgettable retreat as only the Ritz-Carlton brand can do. The posh resort features luxuriously appointed guest rooms and suites with custom-designed wood furnishings and classy fabrics, marble bathrooms, living rooms with fireplaces, dining rooms and kitchens, and private balconies with incredible mountain or valley views. Dining options include a rustic-chic restaurant serving classic and contemporary dishes, and the award-winning Wolfgang Puck's Spago restaurant. High-end facilities at the resort include a full-service spa with 19 treatment rooms and a fully-equipped fitness center and a heated outdoor swimming pool.
0130 Daybreak Ridge Rd, Avon, CO 81620, Phone: 970-748-6200
21. The St. Regis Aspen Resort
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Set in a grand redbrick building a short walk from the gondolas of Aspen Mountain, The St. Regis Aspen Resort is a stylish getaway with sleek apartment-style accommodations, upscale amenities and facilities, and unrivaled hospitality and service. Well-appointed guest rooms are decorated with classic furnishings and haven-suite bathrooms with rain showers and soaking tubs, living spaces with fireplaces and kitchens with fridges, coffeemakers, and minibars. In-room conveniences include flat-screen televisions with satellite channels, and complimentary wireless Internet, and 24-hour room service. Deluxe facilities include a heated outdoor swimming pool, a luxury spa and a fitness center, an elegant on-site restaurant and lounge and a modern business center. A complimentary local and airport shuttle service is available, as well as valet parking for guests.
315 E Dean St, Aspen, CO 81611, Phone: 970-920-3300
22. The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, Avon, Vail Valley
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Situated at the foot of Beaver Creek Mountain next to a meandering river in the Vail Valley, The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa offers a luxurious year-round mountain getaway. Winter provides excellent snow-based sports such as skiing, cross-country skiing, and snowboarding, while the summer months are ideal for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, white-water rafting, and world-class golf. The resort offers a variety of accommodation for all tastes with fireplaces, wet bars, en-suite bathrooms with rainfall showers, and spectacular mountain views, along with modern in-room conveniences such as coffeemakers, mini-fridges, microwaves, flat-screen televisions, and complimentary wireless Internet. Culinary options include a Mexican restaurant and a posh pub, as well as a casual café and a coffee shop for lighter fare, and facilities range from a luxury spa with an outdoor swimming pool, three hot tubs, a fully equipped gym, and a modern business center with elegant event spaces.
126 Riverfront Ln, Avon, CO 81620, Phone: 970-790-6000
23. Four Seasons Hotel Denver
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The Four Seasons Hotel Denver is a grand hotel set in a historic landmark building in the heart of Denver with elegant accommodations and deluxe amenities. Situated a short walk from the Denver Art Museum and the Colorado Convention Center, and less than a mile from the Denver Art Museum, the hotel features beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites with marble en-suite bathrooms boasting soaking tubs and walk-in showers, plush bathrobes, and designer toiletries. High floor suites have spacious sitting and dining areas, separate bedrooms with imported linens, and private balconies with superb views. Upscale amenities at the Four Seasons Hotel Denver include an exclusive spa, and outdoor heated swimming pool and hot tub, and a fully equipped fitness center, as well as a refined regional restaurant serving acclaimed cuisine, a trendy bar and a modern business center with conference facilities.
1111 14th St, Denver, CO 80202, Phone: 303-389-3000
What are the 25 Best Colorado Hotels & Resorts?
The 25 Best Colorado Hotels & Resorts according to local experts are:
Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail
Set at the foot of the Vail Mountain in the world-renowned ski region of Vail, the Four Seasons Resort, and Residences Vail is a luxurious resort that offers a luxurious ski-centric retreat. Located a few miles from Vail Adventure Ridge and the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, the resort features plush, well-appointed guest rooms and suites with ample living and dining spaces, gas fireplaces and minibars, en-suite bathrooms with rainfall showers, soaking tubs, fluffy bathrobes, and designer toiletries. Furnished terraces boast beautiful views of the surrounding mountains, and upscale amenities at the resort include an acclaimed restaurant with stone fireplaces and stunning mountain views, a casual coffee shop, and an outdoor poolside bar. A luxury spa with indoor and outdoor hot tubs and a fully equipped fitness center offer great ways to unwind, and llama-accompanied hiking excursions are also available for an additional fee.
One, Vail Rd, Vail, CO 81657, Phone: 970-477-8600
Dunton Hot Springs
Set in a former mining town dating back to the 1800s that has been restored and converted into a modern holiday retreat, Dunton Hot Springs is upscale all-inclusive resort surrounded by the San Juan National Forest that offers a tranquil escape. The deluxe retreat boasts beautifully restored hand-built cabins with one to five bedrooms which are decorated with rustic chic furnishings, spacious living areas, comfortable bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms. Private decks offer spectacular views, and modern amenities include wood-burning stoves and complimentary wireless Internet. A traditional saloon serves delicious meals, which are included in the stay, and other facilities range from a luxury spa, six indoor and outdoor thermal mineral pools, and activities such as fly fishing and heli-skiing.
52068 Co Rd 38, Dolores, CO 81323, Phone: 877-288-9922
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Cheyenne Mountain Colorado Springs, A Dolce Resort
Set in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the Cheyenne Mountain Colorado Springs is an upscale, wood beam-and-stone resort that offers an authentic mountain escape. The hotel features rustic-chic guest rooms with en-suite bathrooms, whirlpool tubs, living spaces with wet bars and pullout sofa beds, and private balconies with breathtaking views. Modern amenities include flat-screen televisions with satellite channels, iPod docks, mini-fridges, coffeemakers, and complimentary wireless Internet. The resort offers a wealth of recreational and outdoor activities for guests to enjoy from swimming and sunbathing at a private beach and at one of five swimming pools, including a kid’s pool to an exclusive spa and wellness and an 18-hole championship golf course. The resort also boasts tennis courts, a fully equipped fitness center, a restaurant and lounge, a casual café and coffee shop and several spaces for private events, as well as a variety of watersports on the lake.
4494, 3225 Broadmoor Valley Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906, Phone: 719-538-4000
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