Colorado Springs for Night Owls

6-19 Beer Flight PhotoThe fun doesn’t have to stop at dusk when you’re in Colorado Springs. Visitors are pleasantly surprised by the bounty of nightlife here, from cocktails at Cheyenne Mountain Resort to shows and pubs in our vibrant downtown corridor. There’s plenty to experience after a day of sightseeing at Seven Falls, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo or one of Colorado Springs’ other major attractions. If you’re looking for something to do after dark, check out one of these nighttime haunts.

Elevate Your Evening

Watch the big game with friends or wind down with a glass of wine at Elevations restaurant and bar inside the Cheyenne Mountain Resort. The lodge-like den features pool tables, a projection TV and plenty of comfortable seating for late-night chats. No one under 21 is allowed here without a parent/guardian after 9 p.m., so it’s a great place to chill after putting the kids to bed. Resort guests can also order room service up to 11 p.m.

Art of the Matter

May through October, historic Manitou Springs hosts an Art Walk every 3rd Friday from 5-8 p.m. Look for food vendors, live music and displays from hundreds of local painters, potters and other artists. Closer to home, the Fine Arts Center is part of a similar downtown First Friday art walk in Colorado Springs. The center’s chic Deco Lounge hosts guest artists for free talks and demos from 5-7:30 p.m. during the art walk.    

The Park After Dark

More than two million people annually flock to Garden of the Gods, a 1, 367-acre park known for its massive sandstone columns and precariously balanced rocks. During the day, guests can get hands-on with exhibits in the National Landmark’s Visitor & Nature Center, see a film or dine in a glass-walled café. While the free visitor’s center closes around sunset, the park remains open until 11 p.m. May 1-October 31. If you’re in town during the peak season, stay after dark for a trail hike or picnic. The park is quieter and less crowded, and the darkness makes for excellent stargazing.

Cinema with a Twist (of lime)

A vintage marquee and full bar make Kimball’s Peak Three Theater a top nightspot for couples. It shows current and indie flicks including foreign and animated titles, and was voted the best theater in town by readers of Colorado Springs’ most popular newspapers. Order a glass of vino or a draft beer at the bar and carry it directly into the theater for an at-home experience. Final show times are around 7:45 p.m., but moviegoers often go for a nightcap at the nearby Rabbit Hole or Jack Quinn’s Irish pub afterwards.

In Colorado Springs, there’s not just one tourism season. Vacationing can happen year-round, whether you’re seeking the thrill of summertime hikes, water activities and festivals or the chill of winter snow sports. Because the Pike’s Peak region draws crowds throughout the year, nightlife is constantly changing and new venues opening near Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Contact us today for information on setting up the perfect Colorado Springs vacation for you and your family.

July 4 Sparks Off in Colorado Springs

6-3 July 4th iStock_000002566648MediumWith blissful summer sun in the forecast, and local activities from fireworks to campfire cookouts, Independence Day is the perfect time to practice family togetherness. Here at Cheyenne Mountain Resort, families can enjoy dive-in movies on July 4 weekend, or roast marshmallows for gourmet s’mores over a roaring campfire while watching for sparkling lights on the horizon. In town, Independence Day promises awe-inspiring pyrotechnic displays and wholesome events for the entire family.

Songs of Freedom

Get in the spirit of the season with our National Anthem and other All-American tunes as the Colorado Springs Philharmonic presents its annual July 4 Summer Symphony at Memorial Park. The free, family-friendly event features food, fireworks and performances by The Liberty Belles; a classically trained trio of vintage, bomber-era style singers. The dedicated troops from nearby Fort Carson will also make a guest appearance. The festivities start at 5:30. Stop by early to ensure prime seats for the area’s largest light show.

Make Living History

History books come to life at the Rock Ledge Ranch Family Fourth, where costumed reenactors showcase the red, white, and blue glory of our nation’s birth. Kids get a dose of education, wrapped in an entertaining package, as Abe Lincoln reads the Gettysburg address and Patrick Henry’s daughter recites the revolutionary’s famous “Give me Liberty” speech. From carnival games to period encampments complete with cookouts and military maneuvers, this annual tradition offers something for every history enthusiast. Kids can also cool off with refreshing summer picnic treats like lemonade, watermelon and old-fashioned sodas. The magic of history comes alive starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 4. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 seniors, $4 children 6-17. Children 5 and under are free.

Small Town Celebration

It’s about an hour’s drive to Cripple Creek, but worth it if you’re looking for a quiet, traditional holiday in a picturesque setting. The town’s annual 4th of July Celebration has been running since 1900, and is recognized as having one of the best pyrotechnic displays in the state. Listen to live bands from noon until 10 p.m. (with a break for dinner), visit the beer garden and take in the gorgeous, bucolic scenery. The festivities culminate with fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Free admission. Main events are located in the parking lot at Bennett Ave. and Third St.

After experiencing the historical re-enactments and live entertainment Colorado Springs has to offer, return to Cheyenne Mountain Resort refreshed and ready to feast on our July Fourth Dinner Buffet. Served from 5-10 p.m. on Independence Day, this sumptuous supper includes prime rib and steamed snow crab claws served alongside regional American favorites such as green chili with cornbread, brined chicken and barbecued baby back ribs. Finish up with chocolate firecracker pops and apple pie to rival Mom’s (shh… we won’t tell her). Click here for full menu.  

Top 5 Things To Do In Colorado Springs

5.26 Cheyenne Canon 04From museums to outdoor adventures, there are plenty of fantastic things to do in the Pikes Peak Region without spending a dime. Here at Cheyenne Mountain Resort, we have compiled our five favorite free things to do in Colorado Springs.

  1. North Cheyenne Cañon Park

Encompassing over 1,600 acres, North Cheyenne Cañon Park sees nearly half a million visitors each year. Known for the abundance of wildflowers and the flocks of hummingbirds they attract, the park offers amazing bird watching. Additionally, the extensive trail system includes paths appropriate for hiking, biking, running, and even horseback riding. Dogs are welcome in North Cheyenne Cañon Park, but they must be leashed.

  1. Red Rock Canyon

If you’d like to get out in nature and let your dog run off leash, you definitely want to check out Red Rock Canyon. This open space includes nearly 1,500 acres of stunning red rock with two off-leash dog loops. Another truly unique feature of Red Rock Canyon is the freeride bicycle park where you can test your bike stunt skills in a fun and challenging environment. 

  1. Paint Mines Interpretive Park

Rated one of the twelve most colorful natural wonders in the world by the Mother Nature Network, the stunning pigmentation of Paint Mines has drawn people to the area for generations. Erosive forces created the park's vibrant geological formations, including amazing hoodoos and spires. 

  1. Uncle Wilbur Fountain

Colorado Springs is an extremely family-friendly town, and nothing embodies that quite as well as the Uncle Wilbur Fountain. Part of Acacia Park, the fountain is more than just a great splash pad. At least once an hour, the bright blue dome at the top of the fountain rises up to reveal a whimsical horn player and his adorable dog. This joyful musical interlude never fails to get kids of all ages dancing and splashing.

  1. Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum

With a mission to collect, preserve, and share the history of Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region, the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum is an ever-expanding collection of art, artifacts, and an archival library. Guided tours and special events are offered year-round, although the museum is closed on all city holidays.

See more and spend less when you include some of these great free activities in your Colorado Springs vacation. Ready to book your next Colorado Springs adventure? Contact us today to make your reservation. 

Jump In Our Lake This Summer!

5.17 Water activities on the lakeAt Cheyenne Mountain Resort, we look forward to Memorial Day every year. The holiday weekend marks the unofficial beginning of summer, and that means we can finally open up our lake and beach for our guests. Throughout the summer months, our expansive, private resort lake offers a variety of water recreational opportunities you won’t find at any other Colorado Springs Resort.

Beach Activities

Relax at our lakeside beach this summer. Our sandy beach is the ideal spot to soak up the summer sun, read a good book, or dig your hands and shovels in to build a sandcastle. There’s ample room to toss a beach ball and walk along the shore, dipping your toes in the water. We even have two lakeside volleyball courts that are perfect for large groups, families, or even just a pickup game with other resort guests. It’s a great way to make new friends!

Water Sports

Guests can also enjoy complimentary boat rentals all summer long. With 35 acres of lake to explore, there’s plenty of space for all sorts of water sports. The clear smooth surface of the lake makes it perfect to paddle out in a kayak, even for those who have never tried it before. If you prefer water sports with a bit more speed, you can let the wind propel you forward and give windsurfing a go. Or, you may want to try out the newest trend in water recreation, stand up paddle (SUP) boarding. What’s SUP? We’ll show you how it’s done, and we’ll bet you’ll be hooked on this SUP-er fun craze.

Lake Swimming

At Cheyenne Mountain Resort, we love swimming pools. In fact, we love them so much, we have four of them right here on site. But we also know there is nothing quite like splashing in the lake with the majestic Rockies in view. Swim, splash, play and enjoy all that quintessential Colorado has to offer.

Ready to head out on the lake? Hot weather will be here before you know it, so the time to book your Cheyenne Mountain Resort summer vacation is now. Contact us today to make your reservation.

Join Us For Summertime Family Fun!

5.10 Family Summertime Fun Op2The temperatures may still be a little chilly, but there is no question that we are all thinking about the upcoming summer weather. And that means it’s time for your family vacation! Here at Cheyenne Mountain Resort, we offer a wide array of fun activities the whole family will enjoy all summer long. Listed below are just a few of the great things you can look forward to when you book your stay with us:

Zoo Breakfast

Here’s an activity that appeals to the animal lover in all of us. Throughout the summer, we will be partnering with animal caretakers from the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo to host Zoo Breakfasts in our Mountain View Restaurant Lobby. Get up close interactions with tortoises, prairie dogs, snakes, lizards, insects, and even a skunk! Zoo Breakfasts will be held every Saturday morning from 8:30-10:00 AM this summer.

Dive-In Movies

This summer, we’ve combined two of our favorite family activities--swimming and watching movies--to create an experience you’ll just want to dive into! Our dive-in movie nights are a lot like going to an old-fashioned drive-in, but instead of viewing the film from your car, you can watch from your pool floaties. All summer long, we’ll show a different family-friendly movie each Saturday night at our resort pool. We’ll even provide complimentary popcorn and lemonade. All dive-in movies start at sundown. Click here to see our full 2017 Dive-In Movie Schedule.

Gourmet S’Mores on the Terrace

Anyone can make a great s’more. All you need are graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate. But at Cheyenne Mountain Resort, we aren’t satisfied with just great s’mores…we go for the extraordinary! S’mores are the quintessential summer dessert, which is why we are thrilled to announce our Gourmet S’mores Bar will be open every Friday and Saturday night this summer. Roast your marshmallows to perfection and then pile on the toppings: caramel, peanut butter, banana chips, candy, bacon, and s’more! Join us for this spectacular summer treat on the Mountain View Terrace Fridays and Saturdays from 6:30-9:30 PM this summer.

Make your summer unforgettable with a family vacation at Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Contact us for more information or to book your family vacation today. 

Treat Mom To A View-tiful Mother’s Day Brunch!

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This Mother’s Day, celebrate Mom with an unforgettable brunch at Cheyenne Mountain Resort. This annual event is a favorite among our culinary team, who has put together a menu as extraordinary as the mothers in our lives. From waffles to prime rib, there’s something to delight everyone, even the kids.

Beginning Bites

Begin brunch with simple starters ranging from bagels and breakfast pastries to elegant shrimp cocktails on ice and oysters on the half shell. Seasonal favorites include a variety of salad options, made with fresh early summer produce such as our Bibb lettuce, strawberry, and watermelon salad topped with basil vinaigrette.

Scrumptious Breakfast Fare

For breakfast lovers, our buffet includes traditional eggs benedict with a creamy hollandaise sauce, cheese blintzes, candied bacon, and more. Or customize your breakfast favorites with made to order eggs, omelets, and fluffy Belgian waffles.

Sophisticated Lunch Selections

If your mom likes to have a little lunch with her breakfast, our luncheon offerings won’t disappoint. We’ve got everything covered with brined pork loin in a peach and rosemary demi glaze, roasted salmon filets with artichoke and olive tapenade, and a prime rib of beef served from a carving station with au jus and a creamy horseradish.

Delectable Desserts

Mom won’t be able to resist our mouthwatering desserts. (We bet you will love them, too!) Our decadent Chocolate Indulgence Cake, Chocolate Eclairs, and Chocolate Strawberries will thrill chocoholics. We’ll also be serving delicious Bananas Foster Bread Pudding, Lemon Raspberry Torte, and Blueberry Meringue Tarts, among other sweet treats.

Mountain View Restaurant at Cheyenne Mountain Resort

Our resort’s signature dining establishment, Mountain View Restaurant, offers stunning panoramic views of the Rocky Mountain Front Range whether you dine al fresco on our outdoor terrace or inside. The dining room features high, wood-beamed ceilings, and ample natural lighting with great views of the open-air kitchen.

Your Mom Deserves The Best

Next to spending time with family, Moms appreciate being catered to on their special day. So, this Mother’s Day, give your Mom the gift of an amazing meal shared with loved ones at Cheyenne Mountain Resort. We’ll be serving our incomparable Mother’s Day Brunch all day, from 10 AM through 5 PM. Call us at 719.538.4060 to make your reservation today, as we do expect this popular annual event to sell out.

If you would like to add a weekend stay for your Mom and family, contact us here to book your reservations.

Planting The Seeds For A Perfect Family Reunion

4.26 Planning your family reunionToday’s families are more spread out than ever before. As family trees grow and branch out, so do the opportunities for quality time together. But, when families want to get back to their roots and reconnect with relatives from near and far, there is nothing like a good ol’ fashioned family reunion to sow the seeds of family community.

At Cheyenne Mountain Resort, we offer one-of-a-kind experiences and activities to help you plan a fun family reunion that all generations will enjoy.

Build A Canoe

Bring a little healthy competition to your next family gathering with this innovative team challenge. You’ll be divided into teams and each team will be given everything needed to build a canoe. Well, everything except for the instructions! When the building is complete, find out which branch of the family tree has the better design with the Sink or Float Canoe Off, a 50-yard canoe race on our 35-acre private lake.

Cause & Effect Charity Challenge

Strengthen the bonds of family and community when you come together to give back during your family reunion. At Cheyenne Mountain Resort, we are committed to giving back to our community. We offer the opportunity to partner with nonprofit and charitable organizations that are important to Colorado and the Colorado Springs area. Currently, you can choose from projects that benefit our service members, the environment, and pets.

Locally Sourced and Poured

This grown-ups only activity gives you the chance to create a brand new drink. One of our professional mixologists will start off with a short talk on the basics of spirits, after which there will be a quiz to test your mixology skills. But don’t worry if you didn’t catch everything. We’ll divide you into teams so you can pool your family resources together to come up with your answers. Every correct response earns your team the right to select an ingredient for your signature drink. After the quiz, you’ll get your ingredients and get mixing. Members of our Food and Beverage team and our mixologist will sample and judge your cocktail creations.

Cultivating Your Family Reunion Plans

At Cheyenne Mountain Resort, we are honored to be a place where families gather to relax, reconnect, and grow together. We are happy to facilitate group activities where you and your family will make memories to last a lifetime. Are you ready to start planning your Cheyenne Mountain Resort family reunion? Contact us today.

Easy And Accessible Hikes In the Colorado Springs

4.19 Easy trails for the novice hikerWith hundreds of miles of trails and stunning natural beauty, Colorado Springs offers some of the most accessible hiking in the state of Colorado. Here at Cheyenne Mountain Resort, we provide the perfect home base for visitors who love to explore our beautiful surrounds. Here are a few of our favorite easy hikes in Colorado Springs:

Garden of the Gods Trails

The awe-inspiring red sandstone rock formations at Garden of the Gods can reach an astounding 300 feet tall. Within the park, there are 15 miles of trails to explore, ranging in difficulty. The easiest trail is the Perkins Central Garden Trail, a 1.5-mile round trip hike on a fully paved concrete path. One of the only stroller and wheelchair accessible trails at the Garden, this trail takes you right up to the base of the park’s most impressive sandstone towers.

Cheyenne Mountain Trails

Cheyenne Mountain State Park offers over 20 miles of trails to explore with some of the most family friendly hiking in the area. Our two favorite trails are Acorn Alley and Sundance. Acorn Alley Trail is a universally accessible pathway, just over half a mile long. It has a gentle slope and is a favorite for leisurely strolls and biking with kids. The Sundance Trail is 3.29 miles along an easy, largely flat loop. On this trail you’ll pass through a prairie dog town, giving you the chance to check out some of the cutest wildlife in Colorado Springs. Sundance leaves from the Limekiln Trailhead parking lot where you’ll find restrooms, picnic tables, and even a playground for the kids.

Seven Bridges Trail

Crossing the North Cheyenne Creek seven times over seven separate bridges in less than two miles makes this trail a unique hiking experience. Although it is not wheelchair accessible, the hike is easy and kids love all the different bridges along the way. The lush trees and plant growth shelter the trail from the heat, making it a perfect hike for hot summer days.

Happy Trails

Come explore the great outdoors on the trails of Colorado Springs. Offering universally accessible trails and fun, family-friendly open spaces, Colorado Springs truly is the place for hiking and taking in all that our area has to offer. And, with our deluxe luxury accommodations, three delicious dining options, and an array of onsite amenities, you’ll love coming back to Cheyenne Mountain Resort after a day on the trails. To book your stay, contact us today.

Indulge In Our Girlfriends’ Spa Getaway

4.12 Girls Weekend Spa GetawayReconnect with friends and revitalize your soul with a weekend spa getaway at Cheyenne Mountain Resort. One of the top rated spa resorts in Colorado Springs, Cheyenne Mountain Resort offers everything you need for a girls-only spa vacation: world-class amenities, sumptuous lodging, and of course exceptional spa services.

Girlfriends Spa Getaway Package

Escape and unwind in the company of your closest companions with our spa getaway package exclusively designed just for you and your gal pals. Our spa professionals will pamper you and your girlfriends with luxurious treatments at our Alluvia Spa & Wellness Retreat.

Enjoy The Evening, Relax The Next Day

After a wonderful evening and night’s stay in one of our picturesque guest rooms, you’ll start your day of pampering with a complimentary mimosa for every member of your party before spa services begin. Then you’ll relax and unwind with your choice of 50-minute spa services. Options include a 50-minute classic facial, a 50-minute rest and relax Swedish massage, or 20-minute manicure and a 30-minute steam towel pedicure. Whichever Alluvia spa services you select, you’ll feel the tension of daily life slip away as you indulge in a well-deserved day of pampering.

There Is More In Store

Before heading out for the rest of your day, enjoy a light spa lunch and check out your complimentary goodie bag full of spa products to take home with you. But, there’s no need to hurry back to the hustle and bustle of everyday life. You can linger a little longer in your room or on our picture-perfect property as our Girlfriends Spa Getaway includes a 2:00 PM late check out.

What Are Your Waiting For?

Refresh, rejuvenate, and reconnect when you treat yourself and your girlfriends to indulgent treatments at Alluvia Spa and Wellness Retreat as part of a weekend escape at Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Surrounded by stunning views and extraordinary opportunities for adventure, Cheyenne Mountain is the premier spa resort in Colorado Springs. With over 200 scenic acres and 3 distinctive dining options, we offer a spa getaway and so much more. Ready to get away with your girlfriends? Book online or contact us today.

No Need To Hunt For Your Easter Brunch!

4.5 THE place for Easter BrunchSpring is in the air here in Colorado Springs and with it, our annual Easter Brunch. This year, our Mountain View Restaurant Culinary Team has put together a sumptuous Easter Brunch menu that is sure to delight. From fresh baked goods to slow roasted entrees and even a special Kids Buffet, there’s something for every palate at Cheyenne Mountain Resort this Easter Sunday.

Bountiful Breakfast

Our Easter Brunch menu is filled with innovative breakfast cuisine to tempt and delight with a distinctive Colorado flair. Get a true taste of Colorado Springs with our regional cheese display and smoked Rocky Mountain trout. Have eggs your way, with your choice of farm fresh eggs, egg whites, or egg beaters at our egg and omelet station. Or indulge yourself with the ultimate in breakfast comfort food, our French toast topped with Chantilly cream, fresh berries, and syrup.

Delectable Dining 

In addition to the amazing breakfast options, our Easter Sunday Brunch menu includes a wide variety of mouthwatering entrees. Our herb roasted prime rib is cooked to perfection and served alongside au jus and creamy horseradish. Other entrée favorites include slow roasted pork loin with a roasted apple demi, our salmon fillet with chardonnay cream, and more.

Indulgent Desserts

Guests can choose from an abundant array of sweet treats and elegant edibles from our delightful dessert display. Kids of all ages will be tickled to find jars of jellybeans and chocolate Easter eggs, just like those left by the Easter Bunny himself. And with deluxe chocolate strawberries, chocolate hazelnut praline tortes, Cypress salted caramel cheesecake tarts, and more, even the most discriminating sweet tooth will be satisfied. We even offer gluten-free desserts, so there are plenty of options to choose from for all.

With stunning mountain views and exquisite cuisine, our Mountain View Restaurant is a favorite of both resort guests and Colorado Springs locals alike. As a result, we strongly recommend making reservations for this popular annual tradition. Reserve your table today by calling our restaurant at 719-538-4060. For more information, check out our full Easter Brunch menu or contact us today.