The Broadmoor

Interesting
Born in 1891 as a small casino at the foot of Cheyenne Mountain, The Broadmoor was reincarnated when Spencer Penrose bought the 40-acre site (and 400 adjoining acres) in 1916 and turned it into a world-class resort. European artisans created ornate frescoes and tile work, marble fixtures and other design elements in the pink-stucco, Italianate hotel. Today three 18-hole golf courses, 12 tennis courts, four swimming pools, riding stables, nine restaurants and lounges, a conference center and spa make up the 700-room complex. A 17C pub, the Golden Bee, was imported from England. Penrose's widow, Julie, built the Carriage House Museum in 1947 for antique vehicles. A 1mi loop circles the original hotel and the resort's private lake. One block north of The Broadmoor, the World Figure Skating Museum and Hall of Fame, offers ice-skating memories from the 17C to the present. Skating and hockey competitions are held at the 8,000-seat Colorado Springs World Arena, opened in 1998.

Useful information

Address : 

1 Lake Circle

Phone:

+1 719-634-7711

Nearby tourist attractions

World Figure Skating Museum and Hall of Fame
World Figure Skating Museum and Hall of Fame
Just one block north of The Broadmoor,
Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun
Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun
To reach the shrine, motorists drive up
1:30
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Built in 1926 by Penrose on a pine
2:00
Seven Falls
Seven Falls
A road threads through the Pillars of
0:30
Cheyenne Mountain Air Station Visitors Center
Cheyenne Mountain Air Station Visitors Center
Visitors must book two months ahead to
Old Colorado City
Old Colorado City
Before Colorado Springs there was El
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World Figure Skating Museum and Hall of Fame
World Figure Skating Museum and Hall of Fame
Just one block north of The Broadmoor,
Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun
Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun
To reach the shrine, motorists drive up
1:30
Cheyenne Mountain Air Station Visitors Center
Cheyenne Mountain Air Station Visitors Center
Visitors must book two months ahead to
See all