The constant success and reputation of the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs has at something to do with the incredible setting in the shadow of Cheyenne Mountain. The Broadmoor has expanded from primarily a summer resort to offer the same level of luxury experience in every season with a unique Colorado flavor. As a transition time, fall is a little quieter and a prime time to visit.
The Broadmoor has a reputation as a world-class hotel with one of the top ten golf courses in the world; the resort has purposely mutated programs and offerings to broaden the guest experience.
In terms of golf, the East and the West courses have not really changed. While not long by modern standards, they are challenging nonetheless with the courses following the natural contours of the foothills and terrain making most second shots an art form. It’s easy to get lost in the scenic beauty with the result a less than optimal second shot. The USGA picked this for the Senior Open in 2018. The course never closes, and from December 15 into March, guests can play the original 11 holes for no charge.
The Spa at the Broadmoor has also turned into a world-class operation that offers some very unique relaxation and rejuvenation options. For example, both the men’s and women’s area feature an oxygen room, which aids recovery and energy. Their signature massage individually adjusts Swedish, deep tissue and Shiatsu techniques for individual needs.
Typically, resort food rarely lives up to the other features of the resort. At the Broadmoor, the dining options are as exceptional as the rest of the resort. The 12 restaurants of the Broadmoor are extensions of their guest experience standards combined with mountain-vista inspiration. The Summit is just celebrating its’ 10 year anniversary at the Broadmoor. Quite an accomplishment for the French Bistro that combines inspiration and tweaks from American originality and regional high-country attitude.
Most hotel restaurants undergo some type of major re-do every three to four years. However, the Summit has stood the restaurant test of time both in culinary approach and decor. Chef Musial, has perfected culinary consistency with the Black Angus Hanger Steak and for those a little too calm upon their arrival from their spa experience, the Angry Trout. The Paupiettes De Porc will leave any foodie craving seconds, and when combined with the Lobster Mac n’ Cheese provide ultimate gourmet comfort food.
Fall and winter are usually quiet times at most resorts, yet the Broadmoor really gets geared up for the Holidays. Starting with the Spooktacular, the Broadmoor then adds a Thanksgiving Get A Way package. The ultimate may be the Classic Broadmoor Holiday. This features a stunning holiday show with Grammy winners, such as Melissa Manchester and others in the dinner/show combination. And, the Broadmoor lights just about every tree and shrub on the property, so a beautiful walk between venues.