Our travel spotlight shines on one of the most iconic resorts in the country. Located in the beautiful mountain valleys of Colorado Springs, The Broadmoor resort takes over 5,000 acres of accommodations, pools, tennis courts, golf courses, and multiple wilderness camps filled with adventures for it’s guests. We haven’t even mentioned the 20 dining options on site and, of course, the gift shops and boutiques where our jewelry is sold.
The Broadmoor, originally a site for a failed dairy farm and then casino, opened its doors as a hotel in 1918 under ownership of Spencer Penrose. The hotel opened just as automobile tourism was becoming popular in the United States and they found success because Penrose was committed to enhancing the resort and attractions nearby. For example, he purchased the Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway, a train that still runs over the moutain tops to the summit of Pikes Peak and includes views that literally inspired Katharine Lee Bates to write the lyrics to the song, “America the Beautiful.”Next year the Broadmoor will be celebrating their 100 year anniversary having only been under 3 different owners during that time, each of whom invested more into enhancing and updating the property than the last. The main Broadmoor complex now has nearly 800 rooms, a handful of well-regarded restaurants, three golf courses, and a variety of tennis courts and swimming pools. This year the resort received five diamonds from AAA, making it the only hotel in North America to receive AAA’s top rating every year since the awards started 41 years ago.
The Broadmoor property’s 20 dining options range from Colorado’s only Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond restaurant (the Penrose Room) to their casual cafes and lounges, all of which focus on local & sustainable ingredients for a wonderful culinary experience for their guests.
If you’re looking for a place to take a family vacation, this expansive and activity-filled property set in the beautiful Colorado mountains is the place to do it. The Broadmoor includes many family-oriented activities like horseback riding, zip-lining, and daily movie screenings, as well as children’s camps like The Bee Bunch, a summer camp where kids 3-12 can enjoy all the resort has to offer.
The B for Broadmoor has, over the years, evolved into the bumblebee becoming a symbol held dear to the hotel. In 1961, the opening of the English Pub, the Golden Bee solidified the bee symbol as a part of the property. The pub was actually transferred to The Broadmoor panel by panel, directly from the UK. You can visit the pub for delicious English fare like fish and chips as well as nightly piano sing-alongs.The resort also boasts 26 retail shops of all kinds including the stylish boutique where our jewelry can be found. Below you can see some of the pieces they may have in the resort for you to purchase on your vacation.
We are so honored to a part of this (nearly) 100 yr old property that has been called “the most unique resort in the world.”
Looking for your next vacation spot? The Broadmoor is hard to beat! Your family or group is sure to find something (or 10 things) that they love to do here- the only problem will be not wanting to leave!
Susan Shaw Jewelry