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It doesn't get much more Rocky Mountain than fly fishing for trout, andThe Broadmoor in Colorado Springs has launched an on-property fishing school to prove it to guests.
The fly fishing package corresponds with the opening of a new lakeside lodge on the Broadmoor's East Golf Course, which is decked out Adirondack style with Native American and fly-fishing memorabilia. The classes are offered year round on the docks surrounding the lodge and can be catered to any skill level on the art of fly-tying, casting, and approach. All the equipment is supplied, but if you're thinking about catching your own dinner, keep in mind the classes are catch and release.
The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, known for its killer views and luxe toiletries, officially opened a sister property on August 1st in Pike National Forest called The Ranch at Emerald Valley. It's only 30 minutes away from the Broadmoor, but it might as well be 300 miles.
The setting at the Broadmoor is certainly serene and luxurious, but it doesn't necessarily feel like a "getaway" despite the mountain access and beautiful views, mostly due to the fact that it has 700 rooms. With that in mind, it seems like the Broadmoor wanted to do things a little differently with the new property as The Ranch has only ten rooms.
Featuring private cabins and a large lodge, The Ranch focuses on that classic rustic feel and puts guests in the wilderness of Pike National Forest. Think wood-burning fireplaces, hearths, and a definite log-cabin feel. During the day, guests will engage in activities such fly fishing, hiking, and horseback riding through the mountains.
As it turns out, Dr. Kevin Schewe who developed a vitamin E-heavy skin care line called Elite Therapeutics that helps protect, maintain and repair damaged skin is a frequent guest at the hotel, visiting regularly from his practice in Denver. And pretty soon, he won't have to even bring his own toiletries with him on his next stay.
While Elite Therapeutics can be bought online and through a few retail locations, the line will be available to all guests of the Broadmoor after Labor Day.
Once again, United Airlines wreaked havoc on our travel plans during a recent trip to The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
It really shouldn’t take 12 hours to get from Seattle to Colorado Springs via Denver but it did. The return route was truly a comedy of errors of Academy Award winning proportions complete with delays and disappointing customer service, but we managed to finagle a seat on the last flight from Denver into Seattle.
To avoid the possibility of being stuck at Colorado Springs Municipal Airport (or delayed on the inbound we’ve been subjected to both scenarios on multiple occasions), fly into Denver, rent a ride and drive one hour to The Broadmoor. The five-diamond resort has an arrangement with Alamo, and when we mentioned that we were staying at The Broadmoor, the quoted price one-way rate of $154 magically dropped to $39.99. That’s a very small price to pay for avoiding potential snafus at Colorado Springs airport and ensuring you don’t miss out on a single minute of Rocky Mountain fun.
We are suckers for a room with a killer view. We find that we are even more likely to forgive some minor hotel inconveniences if we can stare out the window at something pretty--yeah we are that shallow. Let's help out our fellow hotel mavens by uploading rooms with killer views to the HotelChatter/Flickr photo pool, or by sending the photo along to us. We will feature our favorites in this space from time to time. Remember to tell us the name of the hotel and the room number of the hot view.
The five-star Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, CO boasts 700 rooms and killer views from almost all of them -- and, frankly, for the price (suites can go for $715 per night), the view had better be awesome.
The hotel is known for its extensive spa and impressive golf course, but the real draw here might be the forthcoming Broadmoor Cottages. In May 2009, the hotel will unveil six cottages (up to 6,300 square feet) with killer views of Cheyenne Mountain and the 18th hole. Five cottages will have eight bedrooms and one will have four bedrooms -- and we can just imagine the kickass snowy weekends we could have with all our best friends.
That said, while this photo was snapped on October 5th, it might be wise to double check on the construction situation with the cottages -- since they're not finished yet, we assume there is the potential for some nasty anti-viewness here while they're going up.