Broadmoor, The Broadmoor: Explore Colorado’s Most Luxurious Resort

The Broadmoor: Explore Colorado’s Most Luxurious Resort

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Whether you are a CO local or a visitor from out of town, odds are that you’ve heard of the massive luxury five star hotel located in Colorado Springs. If you don’t then let me quickly fill you in–the Broadmoor is a destination resort that has been around since it opened in 1891.

This place is more than a hotel–it’s a true luxury experience in the Colorado mountains. It is a Mediterranean revival style with pink stucco on the exterior.

The best part? It is nestled in the mountains and has a lake (Cheyenne Lake) in the middle of the resort.

So if you think that there’s nothing better than to immerse yourself in gorgeous mountains, luxurious grounds, and a pristine service than this place is for you!

My family has been going to the Broadmoor since I was a child (courtesy of my great grandma). Whether it was for Easter brunch or special occasions, I’ve been fortunate enough to stay in this epic hotel many times!

Bucket List Review of the Broadmoor

CategoryLuxurious Stays
Who Should Add This to Their Bucket List?Fancy travelers who want to
experience CO nature in style
Best Time to GoJune to September
Traveling DifficultyEasy
Physical DifficultyEasy
Popularity Rating6/10
Tour RequiredNo
Wheelchair AccessibleYes
Stay HereThe Broadmoor
Favorite Tour2 Hour Segway Tour in Cheyenne Cañon and Broadmoor Area
Traveler’s InsuranceGet Quote with VisitorsCoverage

If you need more information about the categories of this table, please check out the Bucket List Reviews guide.

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Peeking through fall leaves at the Broadmoor.

When to Stay at the Broadmoor

First off, let me say that there really isn’t a bad time to go to the Broadmoor. However, I would recommend summer or winter depending on what kind of vibe you’re going for.


If you were in the Colorado Springs during winter, you have an increased chance for something magical to happen. That’s right–the blissful snow along the mountains. Colorado is already known for its snowstorms, and I, as a Colorado native, get excited about a good mountain snowstorm.

To be in such a beautiful place with the addition of snow is simply breathtaking. I mean who doesn’t want to go to a luxury resort with views of snow covered mountains?

The only thing that you might miss is the outdoor pool and walking around the lake and grounds (unless you bundle up). Still, the indoor pool is open year-round and soaking the hot tub is unreal if it is snowing.

Just take this with a grain of salt…because if you come during the winter time, it has the potential to be COLD. In Colorado, the weather is very unpredictable (especially in winter), so you might need to be a little bit more flexible and open if you decide to come during this time.

Also, it goes without saying, but please be careful of the roads if you’re coming during the snowy season! Make sure you have good tires and four-wheel-drive. Although it might be a long drive, don’t forget to check out some winter sports like snowboarding.

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Doing yoga at the Broadmoor during winter.


Although I do love a good aesthetic winter at the Broadmoor, I think my favorite time to go to the Broadmoor would have to be in the summer.

During this time, the weather is wonderful! It doesn’t get painfully hot, but just hot enough to go outside and participate in some activities in and out of the hotel.

One of my favorite things to do in the summer would have to be swim in the ridiculously cool outdoor pool. This is an infinity pool with a view of the lake, hotel and mountains!

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My kitten living in luxury at the Broadmoor.

What to Pack for The Broadmoor

First off, let’s talk dress code at the Broadmoor.

The dress code at the Broadmoor is resort casual. This means Bermuda-length shorts, dressy denim, slacks, or collared shirts. I would adhere to this if you were dining at any of their restaurants/brunch or doing any of the activities at the resort.

I have noticed that they are a bit more relaxed if you’re just walking around. However, I would take the opportunity to get fancy and go for it. If you’re going to go to this unbelievable hotel, why not bring your best clothes? I absolutely love getting dolled up and just walking around.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, when I was younger, my family and I would walk around the lake and our bathrobes that came in our room and then we would go to the pool. No one seemed to mind, and it was very relaxing!

This is personal preference and you should wear what makes you feel confident and comfortable at the end of the day.

Depending on the time of year, I would bring many layers and various footwear options. Fallen winter may depend on day today with temperature and it’s always good to be prepared.

I’m not saying that you wouldn’t rock heels in a strapless dress in the snow, but it might not be very comfortable.

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Enjoying the mountain views and the lake of the Broadmoor.

Things to Do Within the Broadmoor

The Broadmoor is very unique in the sense that you don’t necessarily have to leave the hotel in order to have a good time.

Granted there a TON of activities to do in Colorado Springs but let’s talk about some of the fun things that you can do while you’re inside the resort.

The Pool and Spa

The pools have always been my happy place when visiting the Broadmoor. There’s something so magical and classy about the pools offered here, and it is still one of my favorite things to do.

There are two pool areas at the Broadmoor: the indoor on the outdoor.

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The outdoor pool at the Broadmoor Hotel and Resort.

The Indoor Pool

The indoor pool consists of a nice sitting area and a large atrium with lots of windows. These windows provide a great view of the mountains and the lake!

The entire vibe in here, in my opinion, is very classy and kind of makes me feel like I’m in an old-time Hollywood movie star.

In the same building, you can find a full gym, a mirrored yoga/dance room, and a spa. I haven’t personally had the opportunity to use the spa facilities, but I am sure that they’re an absolute dream.

The spa has 43 treatment rooms, a relaxation room and a hair and nail salon.

Outside of this building is a lap pool and a hot tub. As far as I’m aware, this stays open year-round and would be perfect if you decide to go in the winter time.

The Outdoor Pool

The outdoor pool is an experience of its own.

There are plenty of chairs, cabanas, and places to lounge and read a good book!

A hot tub is perfectly nestled across the bridge on the edge of the lake and there are even some slides if you were traveling with little ones.

The main pool has a gradual beach-like feel and extends to an infinity pool right on the edge of the lake.

It offers a full view of the Broadmoor grounds, the lake, and the mountains. Grab yourself a cocktail and float there at the edge for pure bliss.

Unfortunately, the pools are only open to guests but it is something that should not be missed if you were staying there. I have been to a lot of pools during my travels, but this one is on my list of favorites!

Getting Out on the Lake

As you can see from the pictures, this entire hotel is almost a circle with a giant lake in the middle. There are several ways that you can see this lake:

Walk Around the Lake

There’s a path that is circular with a bridge cutting it in half in the main part of the hotel. It is a very pleasant walk! It is about 0.75 miles (1.21 km).

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Walking around the lake.

Rent a Paddle Boat

This one comes with certain rooms or add an extra cost. One time when I went, we got a free hour of paddle boarding on the lake for my birthday. They can fit two people.

Rent a Covered Boat

Although I haven’t done this one, I have noticed some fancy, small, covered boats out and about!

They held about 3 to 4 people in them, and looked so idyllic along the lake with the mountain backdrop.

Quick story: I was obsessed with swans when I was little and got a realistic, swan-shaped Easter basket one year. I was carrying it across the bridge and minding my own business. The staff thought that I was carrying an actual swan, and all ran out at once to yell at me in a panic. It was quite a laugh when everybody realized that it was fake…

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Two swans swimming on Cheyenne Lake.

Broadmoor Brunch

My mouth is literally salivating right now just thinking about the brunch at the Broadmoor. Seriously!

This normally takes place in the Lake Terrace Dining Room and runs at about $40-$50 a person. It’s a buffet style but don’t think that means that the food is subpar.

I’m talking delectable meats, handcrafted desserts, and so much more to make your tummy rumble. This food is to die for! And every time that I have gone, they have always had a live pianist.

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My family and I going to brunch for Valentines Day.


There are several restaurants on the hotel property that are amazing!

I would recommend reservations for all of them, and to adhere to the dress code.

The most popular in my favorite is the Golden Bee. It is located about a block from the front of the hotel and they have a shuttle.

This restaurant is an English-style pub and is known for its tiny little felt bee stickers that the servers throw a people to try to stick on their clothes.

I see these things everywhere and there’s still one on the dashboard of my mother’s car.

The Bowling Alley (Play at the Broadmoor)

If you go into the new building, Broadmoor West, and walk through the hall of pictures (they put up a picture for all of its noted guests) you will see a bowling alley.

It is known as Play at the Broadmoor and offers food and bowling!

It’s about $13-$21 and reservations are required for both bowling and dining.

Play a Card or Board Game

My family lives for card games. We have two games that we play together everywhere we go!

The Broadmoor offer some cozy and classy atmospheres for card games, and here are my favorite spots:

Play cards at a Table Outside

If the weather behaves, there’s nothing like grabbing a table by the lake and playing some cards! Just watch out for the wind!

In the West Building

In the west building, if you go to the bowling alley and then keep going down the hall, you’ll reach the end of the building. Here there’s a giant room with a water fountain and a fireplace.

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Looking through some flowers and across the lake at the Broadmoor.

The Library

This one doesn’t have a table to play cards but I have to mention it because it is something straight out of a movie. Picture of the most quintessential library in your brain and this is it.

To get here you go up to the escalator to the right of the check-in desk. After the escalator turn left and go towards the restaurant.

It is a very small room right next to the ballroom. Not very many people know about this place. I would often go here to study for my medical school entrance exams.

Find Your Own Place

I cannot tell you enough that just walking around all the buildings is an adventure in itself.

As you explore, you will find that there are endless little coves and tables to sit down for a good game.

Toast Marshmallows and Make S’mores

If you’re looking for a fun activity that won’t break the bank, then why not make some s’mores?

You can buy your own materials and head down to the outside of the main lobby at the west building.

There are several massive fire pits and seating for you to toast the perfect marshmallow. You can then make them into the perfect s’more you look out the lake in the mountains.

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Strolling around the path around the lake at the Broadmoor.

Play some Golf

I personally have never played golf here due to my skills only going towards a mean game of putt-putt!

But if golfing is your thing, then they have three golf courses and a golf club.

Learn about the History of the Broadmoor

As you can imagine, the Broadmoor has some rich history with its walls!

You can explore and read about some of its histories, or you can take a guided tour organized by the resort to learn all about this magnificent Colorado destination.

Please note: this is just a handful of things that the Broadmoor offers and is based on things that I have personally seen or done. I know that they have so much more to do including horseback riding, wilderness retreat at Cloud Camp, fishing camp, and a ranch. Make sure to ask the front desk when you check in about all the possibilities and fun things to do when you are here.

How Expensive is the Broadmoor?

This is a luxury establishment and therefore often comes with a luxury price tag.

I have seen prices for about $400 a night but peak prices will see you spending about $500 a night for a standard room. If you are looking to go all out suites can go for $1,200 or more night.

You might be thinking, “Uhhhh okay but what if I want to visit and not spend all of my money on a room?”

Don’t panic! One of my favorite things about the Broadmoor is just walking around and hanging out. It’s completely free.

You might have to pay for parking or splurge on the valet but once you’re in, it’s an incredible place to soak up for the day or even go to one of the restaurants.

In fact, when I was in full study mode for medical school, I would often take day trips up to The Broadmoor and move every hour to a new aesthetic study location. I had some seriously productive days there!

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Looking over the main entrance of the hotel from the upper balcony.

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