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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.
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.
Remember that DoubleTree cookie tour we told you about in May? Since kicking off in New York, the dessert truck has made its way across nineteen states in the country, and today, they roll into downtown Colorado Springs, CO. We figured you could use a little pick-me-up to get you through the end of the week. And free cookies definitely have that uplifting quality to them!
For those who live in the area, prepare to get your cookie around 2:30pm this afternoon. The CAREavan will show up at the corner of Tejon St and Colorado Ave, about five miles north of the DoubleTree by Hilton Colorado Springs. Everyone is entitled to a free cookie—no singing or Cookie Man dancing necessary. Cookies will be available until 5:30pm, at which point you should go find yourself a proper meal.
You know how much we love our cocktails here at HotelChatter. We'll find any reason to celebrate with a cocktail and fortunately for us (but not for our liver), hotels feel the same way. We've slurped down Summer Cocktails and Halloween Cocktails and now we're ready for the main event, Holiday Cocktails. We'll be taking a look at these concoctions all season long. If you have a suggestion, don't hold out on us. (Photos, recipes and prices are helpful too!)
The weather outside is (nearly) frightful, but indulging in a warm cocktail is always delightful. The Summit at The Broadmoor is getting into a bone-warming state of mind their Hot Holiday Cider. With good reason, too – overnight temperatures in Colorado Springs have been dipping into the teens. Brr....
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’re staying at The Broadmoor this weekend to attend BBQ University with grill guru Steven Raichlen. The reasons why we love The Broadmoor are too plentiful to list, but beyond spa-ing and shopping (we hear there are 75%-off sales at several of the boutiques), we love to make the on-property eating and drinking rounds.
The super fancy (yet charmingly old-school) Five-Diamond Penrose School is fabulous for special occasions. We swoon for the cocktails at the super hip Adam Tihany-designed Summit Lounge. But our guilty pleasure is cozying up to the piano at the Golden Bee with an ice cold, locally brewed beer.
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.
Colorado's famed The Broadmoor has no lack of dining options, not all of which are as cheesy as this photo of The Golden Bee pub would have you believe. After all, this is a place that not too long ago opened Adam Thihany-designed, award-winning restaurant Summit.
But The Bee is getting the press today because of its new menu of updated pub fare. Chowder, fish and chips and roast beef are all here. And shepherd's pie is just one of the four savory pies on offer. It's a definite nod to the growing gastro-pub trend that's already infiltrated New York City, and netted some serious foodie attention for chefs like April Bloomfield.
But food alone does not a pub make. Beer is also a heavy part of the equation. At The Bee, that's no problem: English ales come in steins or by the yard, if you're feeling especially parched. You'll be singing along with the pub's piano player in no time.
Be careful the next time you book your stay at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado. You just might walk in on the annual Colorado Springs Father-Daughter Purity Ball.
Yup, a purity ball is just what you think it is where daughters make promises to their fathers to remain "pure" until marriage.
While we know Papa Joe Simpson would approve of this thing as well as many other dads, we don't know how you as a hotel guest would feel if you happened to walk by the ballroom and heard a pastor shout this out to the crowd, "Are you ready to war for your daughters' purity?" And yes, that's a direct quote.
· Would you pledge your virginity to your father? [Glamour]
Head for the Rockies, not to drink Coors Light, but to experience the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, CO.
The hotel sits at the base of the Rockies on 3,000 acres and has consistently earned the Mobil Five-Star and the AAA Five-Diamond ratings "every year since the awards were established."
In other words, you shouldn't be disappointed.
At the Spa at Broadmoor has undergone a "revolution"--not just a renovation--but a complete overhaul, over seen by TAG Galyean, a master architect responsible for the design of several exclusive resort spas.
Combining Western hospitality and European Spa Services, the spa offers therapies, not treatments.
On the menu are massages, hydrotherapies, body therapies, and Haute Couture Facial Therapies like the Vitamin C Repair Facial.
Ooo. We have always wanted to stay here. Every time we find ourselves out in Colorado Springs we gaze up longingly at the Broadmoor, and then mope back to our shantytown digs.
5 star, 5 Diamond, everything 5, and Travel Zoo claims you can snag a room at $119 a night -- over 60% off its regular rates. This special is valid for stays March 1-31. Book by Mar. 2.
Couple blackouts: March 4-5, 13-16
Don't think there is all that much skiing close to Colorado Springs, we could be wrong, but we know the rafting is fun. Ah, you can figure it out yourselves. What do you think we are your own personal travel agent?
If you grab this deal let us know how your stay was...yes, we are the jealous type.