Authentic. Colorado. Experience. Those are the three words Colorado Spring’s Cheyenne Mountain Resort has adopted as their slogan. When you envision a Colorado getaway, what comes to mind? Probably, mountains, spacious lodges and the great outdoors. This place delivers.
Walking into the main building you’re greeted by a spectacular view of the mountain the resort takes its name from. There it is, in all its majesty, visible through the wall of floor-to-ceiling windows. The vaulted, beamed ceilings and stone fireplace are quintessential Colorado. You have arrived.
Cheyenne Mountain Resort is many things to many people. It’s a great place for a family vacation, reunion or other special event. The beach area or golf course is the perfect choice for a dream wedding. Beautiful Cheyenne Mountain is a stunning backdrop for your vows. For athletes the resort offers a golf club, an aquatic center and a world-class fitness facility. It’s a choice location for corporate meetings and retreats. The 38 meeting rooms comfortably accommodate groups of any size up to about 500. The combined indoor and outdoor event space is over 40,000 square feet.
There are 316 guestrooms and suites in eight buildings reminiscent of the mountain condos dotting ski towns around Colorado. Rooms, accessed from outside walkways, are spacious, tastefully decorated and up- to- date. The resort was renovated in 2011. All have balconies and almost all offer panoramic mountain views. The desk areas are perfect for a working vacation. The well set up work area features an abundance of accessible electric outlets. No crawling under a table to plug in your computer or charger. Wi-Fi access is included in the facility’s reasonable resort charge. If you like to stay up and read and your roommate doesn’t, Family groups can opt for one of the suites with a spacious living/dining area.
The extensive recreation facilities at the 200-plus acre resort will keep guests of all ages busy. There’s 35-acre lake for swimming, fishing (they stock it with rainbow and cutthroat trout) and boating. There are paddle boats, kayaks, canoes and Sunfish for guest use. Relax on the sandy beach with a book, take a swim or watch the kids build sand castles. Not a lake person? The resort has five pools (four outdoors and one indoors). For the little ones, there’s the Kids Splash Park and Kiddie Pool; adults get their own lakefront one (for people over 18). Don’t want to venture down to the lake area? The pool at the main lodge is a great place to hang out. It’s surrounded by lounge chairs and shaded by umbrellas. It’s easy to spend the day here; lunch and snacks are served at the poolside bar. If you’re vacationing with the family and crave some adult time, sign the little ones up for the Cheyenne Mountain Kidz Club.
If you want to work out, spin or take a relaxing yoga class, the Fitness Center at the Country Club of Colorado at Cheyenne Mountain Resort awaits. They have up-to-date machines for cardio work and everything else you’d expect in a complete fitness center. Relax in the men’s and women’s steam rooms and whirlpools. Really want to pamper yourself? Book a massage, a facial or a personal trainer.
Tennis anyone? There are 18 courts; six indoor and twelve outdoors. Take a lesson or sign the kids up for one. There are also racquet ball and squash courts.
For duffers, there’s the Country Club of Colorado at Cheyenne Mountain Resort open to members and hotel guests. For a fee, guests can play a round of golf on the Pete Dye designed course, take a lesson or hit a few practice balls. There’s also a golf program for kids. The Pine View Grille at the club is open to members and guests only. The club’s Food and Beverage Director, Steve Kander, is a certified second rank sommelier and an avid gardener. His organic herb and vegetable garden on the hill behind the clubhouse is a miniature Eden with carefully tended raised beds. He combines these two passions offering two wine dinners and small tasting events throughout the year. In season, he does tastings at the garden featuring his organic produce. If you’re a food and wine lover, schedule your visit to take advantage of one of Kander’s special events.
The Mountain View Restaurant in the main lodge serves three meals a day. They pride themselves on their sumptuous buffets. Not a fan of buffet dining? Order off the tempting Colorado Fusion menu offering the best of fresh and local prepared in global presentations. Pair your meal with wine from their diverse list. For a more casual dining experience, try the Will Rogers Lounge.
And if this self-contained world isn’t enough for you, Colorado Springs has a lot of memorable places to explore in and around the city..
Cheyenne Mountain Resort is waiting for you, your family or group to come for that Authentic. Colorado. Experience. The missing word; memorable.
Author’s note: We were guests of the Cheyenne Mountain Resort and really appreciated their hospitality and that of the Colorado Springs CVB. Their generosity did not influenced this post in any way.