Top 5 Family Attractions In Colorado Springs

1.18 Top 5 Family Attractions in Colorado SpringsCreate memories to last a lifetime with a family vacation at Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Although our scenic 200-acre property makes it easy to feel far away from the rest of the world, we are conveniently located near some of the best family-friendly attractions in Colorado Springs. In fact, we’ve compiled a list of our five favorite things to do with families in Colorado Springs.

  1. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

America’s only mountain zoo, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo houses close to a thousand animals at 6,800 feet above sea level. Kids of all ages will love the opportunity to hand feed the giraffes and get hands-on experience with other animals at The Loft, a unique kid-focused space within the zoo. Dedicated to sharing the wonders of nature with families and kids of all ages, the zoo is open 365 days a year.

  1. Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center

Located 30 minutes from Cheyenne Mountain Resort, the Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center is one of the top dinosaur museums in the country. See fossil skeletons of dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures as well as an actual working fossil laboratory. There’s even a children’s area where kids can unearth fossils and make colorful rubbings to take home.

  1. May Natural History Museum

Home to the largest private insect collection in the world, the May Natural History Museum is also known as “the bug museum.” From beetles and butterflies to spiders and scorpions, there are over 7,000 species of bugs preserved here. Specializing in tropical bugs, the museum is perfect for anyone interested in exotic insects.

  1. Garden of the Gods

Fifteen minutes from Cheyenne Mountain Resort is Garden of the Gods, the most visited regional attraction. The park is filled with spectacular red rock formations, including the iconic Balanced Rock. Children aged 7 to 12 can become a Garden of the Gods Junior Ranger. The park regularly hosts special events with activities for the whole family.

  1. Ghost Town Museum

1n 1954, the Ghost Town Museum was created to preserve the history of Colorado’s Wild West. The buildings of the museum were salvaged from a number of the area’s abandoned mining towns. From these ghost towns, thousands of artifacts have been preserved and are available for hands-on exploration. Kids will love panning for real gold, cranking a butter churn, and sipping an old-fashioned sarsaparilla.

Take your next family vacation to new heights at Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs. From exploring the breathtaking scenery of Garden of the Gods to discovering the Wild West at the Ghost Town Museum, there’s something for every member of your family in Colorado Springs. For more information or to book your stay, contact us today.


Planning Your Ultimate Valentine Celebration

1.13 The Ultimate Valentine CelebrationWith breathtaking, panoramic mountain views and luxurious accommodations, Cheyenne Mountain Resort is the perfect place for an intimate getaway for two. Leave the hustle and bustle of daily life and escape to beautiful Colorado Springs with the one you love this Valentine's Day. Customize your romantic escape with one of our signature love-inspired packages: The Romantic Affair or A Rendezvous for Two Package.

Rendezvous for Two

Start Valentine’s Day off right with champagne and petite fours awaiting you upon arrival. Settle in with a glass of bubbly on the private patio or balcony of your deluxe guestroom accommodations. Share a romantic meal for two at our Mountain View Restaurant, renowned for its grand dinner buffet. Awake rejuvenated and enjoy an elegant breakfast buffet at Mountain View Restaurant. The Rendezvous for Two package is perfect for guests who want to wine, dine, and stay awhile.

A Romantic Affair

All Romantic Affair packages include overnight accommodations in a deluxe guest room and late checkout at 2 pm. Our experiential add-ons give you the opportunity to personalize the heat level of your romantic getaway.

Mild: Romantic Turndown

If a quiet night in is an ideal evening for you and your sweetheart, our Romantic Turndown package is for you. At the end of the day, we’ll deliver a bottle of champagne and a delicious platter of locally sourced cheeses and fresh fruit to your room.

Moderate: Mountain View Dinner Buffet for Two

Indulge in a delectable dinner at our signature dining establishment. The nightly buffet menus are inspired by global flavors and created with local ingredients. Each evening highlights a different cuisine theme from various countries and cultures across the globe. 

Hot: Boudoir Portrait Session

Turn the heat up with a seductive boudoir portrait photo session for her. She’ll be pampered with professional hair and makeup before a private 1.5-hour photo shoot. Complimentary champagne, image retouching, and a DVD of all photos set to music is included in this package that is sure to spice things up.

This Valentine’s Day, choose the romance-inspired package that’s right for you and your sweetheart at Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Whether you select the tender Rendezvous for Two or turn up the heat with the Romantic Affair package, you can have the ultimate Valentine’s Day celebration at Cheyenne Mountain Resort. To book your romantic escape, contact us today.


Winter Activities to Enjoy in Colorado Springs

Visiting Colorado in the winter is a whole new kind of adventure. Here are just a few of the winter activities to enjoy in Colorado Springs while you’re visiting and staying at our resort.

Explore the Possibilities for a Winter Getaway

SPORTS_SNOWSPORTS_ men-mountain-climbing-on-snowy-peakSnowmobiling in Colorado Springs
Take an exhilarating ride through Colorado’s winding trails including forests, open plains, and back country. You’ll get equipped with protective gear and ride a Polaris snowmobile through the white stuff on an unforgettable guided tour. Fast or slow, it offers a beautiful, unique glimpse of Colorado.

Ice Climbing Classes
Spend a day learning how to climb spectacular ice falls in the Colorado area. All skill levels are welcome for ice climbing classes. Choose from 4-hour or 6-hour trips, where you’ll learn about technique, equipment, rope set-up, knot tying, and more.

Snow Skiing Classes
Ski in the powdery white snow of a Colorado mountainside. The unpredictability of the conditions is part of the adventure of hitting these slopes, which include expert terrain.

Visit Santa Workshop
This theme park will make you think you’ve reached the North Pole. Amusements include over two dozen rides, like the Christmas Tree Ride, and an antique carousel. Wander through the village of alpine shops, take the tram overlooking deep green pines, and have a special visit with Santa himself.

Book your stay at Cheyenne Mountain Resort for a winter getaway. Just some of the amenities and hotel features you will love include our top-notch on-site dining, our variety of picturesque room options, the relaxing spa, and the fitness center. Plus, our accommodations are perfect for cooler weather – cozy up by the fire pit, take a dip in the indoor pool, and more. Stay with us and see for yourself!

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Celebrate the Holidays at Cheyenne Mountain Resort

A resort holiday experience may be just what your family needs to end the year. Join us for our Holiday Happenings at Cheyenne Resort.

Holiday Special Offers in Colorado Springs

HOLIDAYS_CHRISTMAS_ people-relaxing-together-at-partyUnwrap the Magic
Great for family fun, Unwrap the Magic gives you access to holiday resort activities along with deluxe accommodations and our “elf turn-down” on one night of your stay.

The elf turn-down service brings holiday magic to bedtime. A real elf will deliver milk and cookies and a holiday gift for your little ones.

Your holiday getaway in Colorado Springs includes:
Gourmet hot cocoa station
Build-your-own caramel apple bar
Live holiday music, including acoustic guitar and classic Christmas songs
A grand holiday dinner buffet with delectable offerings such as carved prime rib of beef, roasted butternut squash bisque, or an elegant dessert
A sumptuous Santa Sunday Brunch with delectable foods, and a chance to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus

In the Midnight Hour
Make the New Year memorable with our In the Midnight Hour package. Not only will you get deluxe accommodations, there’s also a party waiting!

Enjoy a New Year’s Eve buffet for two with a spread of decadent delights. Then, after dinner, head to the exclusive Adults-Only New Year’s Eve Party. Dance the night away to live music, try your luck at casino games, countdown to the new year as we live stream the NYC Ball Drop, and toast to fresh beginnings with complimentary champagne. The next morning, you’ll appreciate a 2 p.m. checkout.

Bed, Bash and Brunch
The Bed, Bash and Brunch package is another excellent way to ring in 2017. You’ll get tickets to the Adults-Only New Year’s Eve Party, a New Year’s Day brunch for two, and a late check-out at 2 p.m., along with our deluxe accommodations.

Holidays at Cheyenne Mountain Resort are a magical experience. Our Colorado Springs holiday special offers make the season bright, and our additional amenities mean you’ll relax in comfort: kick back at the spa, try fitness classes, and enjoy wireless internet access in guest rooms and public spaces.

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Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Cheyenne Mountain Resort

Thanksgiving is the time to gather around the table with friends and family to celebrate everything you are thankful for! This holiday season, we invite you to join us at our table so you can enjoy this time together and let us do all the work.

Turkey buffet CheyenneCheyenne Thanksgiving Day Brunch

Thursday, November 24, 2016

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Adults $59.00 - Children Ages 6 - 11 $29.50 - Children ages 5 and under are complimentary

Reservations are highly recommended and seating fills quickly

Call the Mountain View Restaurant at 719-538-4060 to reserve your table or reserve online at OpenTable.com

We look forward to welcoming you to Cheyenne Mountain Resort for the holiday season and hope you will have the chance to experience one of our many dining options.

Holiday Buffets at Cheyenne Mountain Resort

Brunch with Santa, Christmas Day brunch
Holiday Dinner Buffet, New Year's Eve Dinner Buffet
New Year's Day, Sunday Brunch

For complete details on our menus and to make your holiday dining reservations, please visit our Dining page.

Happy Holidays from all of us at Cheyenne Mountain Resort!

 

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Colorado Springs Romantic and Relaxing Getaway Packages for a Unique Retreat

Sometimes all you need to rejuvenate is a peaceful haven from the world. Grab your significant other, spouse, friends, or family, and enjoy any of these romantic and relaxing getaway packages in Colorado Springs at Cheyenne Mountain Resort.

Recharge and refresh with our spa services in Colorado Springs, or indulge in a romantic rendezvous for two.

Feel the Love with a Romantic Getaway in Colorado Springs
PEOPLE_COUPLE_romanceThe Romantic Rendezvous package is your ticket to an intimate retreat with your loved one. It includes everything you need for a special trip just for the two of you.

Upon your arrival, champagne and petit fours will be delivered to your room to welcome you. Your deluxe accommodations will include a balcony or patio for taking in that fresh mountain air. Finally, a delicious dinner buffet for two at the Mountain View Restaurant will be waiting in the evening, and a scrumptious breakfast buffet for two will grace your morning.

Soothe Your Senses at a Spa Retreat in Colorado Springs

Girlfriends Spa Getaway
The Girlfriends Spa Getaway is just the right package for a pampered weekend with your best pals. You’ll get a selection of spa services, a light and healthy lunch, drinks, and great spa products to take home with you.

Spa Retreat for Two
You and a guest can relax together and enjoy the royal treatment. You’ll get a side-by-side Swedish massage, scalp therapy, and a foot therapy treatment, followed by complimentary champagne in the Sanctuary Room. You’ll also get deluxe overnight accommodations, breakfast for two, and a late 2 p.m. check-out.

If you are looking for the ultimate resort getaway in Colorado Springs with spa packages for couples, Cheyenne Mountain Resort is the perfect location to enjoy your downtime. We have three delicious dining venues, a golf course, tennis courts, a private 35-acre lake and more to make your stay exceptional.

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The Best Local, Seasonal Ingredients to Use in Recipes

Cooking with seasonal ingredients is a great way to enjoy dishes make with fresh ingredients that are readily available throughout the area. With local farm markets and fresh produce sourcing locally grown items, it's easy to put together some amazing dishes that celebrate the food of that season.

Try these local seasonal ingredients this fall to incorporate into your recipes.

Ingredients in Season This Fall in Colorado

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Apple trees have been around since prehistoric times. Apples are in season in late September and early October, making them perfect for fall dishes, both sweet and savory.

Carrots
Hardy carrots are a root veggie with orange, white, purple, red, and yellow varieties. Carrots are in season in fall and early winter and are a wonderful base for soups.

Onions
Late summer through early fall is onion harvest time, though they keep excellently in cool storage. They’re perfect as the base of many dishes, sauces, soups, and stews.

Potatoes
Starchy potatoes have many varieties, whether they’re fried, baked, boiled, or broiled. Their harvest season is fall, though they will last in the right storage for many months.

Seasonal Ingredients for Fall Cooking from Neighboring States

Beets
Also called beetroots or garden beets, these are root vegetables that have a deep, reddish-purple color. They’re ready from fall through spring.

Pecans
Native to the Deep South, pecans are buttery nuts with a thick outer shell. They are great for adding to your favorite fall recipes for the holiday season.

Leeks
Leeks are in the same family as onions and garlic and provide for an alternative to hearty meals throughout the colder months.

Cheyenne Mountain Recipe of the Month

October was National Chili Month, so in honor of this occasion, Cheyenne Mountain Resort created their recipe of the month, Green Elk Chili a warm and comforting fall dish. Ground elk meat is cooked with onions, garlic, and spices and paired with pureed tomatillos and green chilies for a hearty meal.

We hope you have the opportunity to get out and take advantage of the great local ingredients throughout the season when planning your menus. Book a stay with us and plan to dine with us to see how we are using the seasonal ingredients available throughout Colorado. We look forward to welcoming you to Cheyenne Mountain Resort.

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Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes in Colorado Springs

There are a plethora of pumpkin patches and corn mazes in the area where you can pick your own pumpkins and more. Check out one or try them all!

Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes in Colorado Springs

HOLIDAYS_HALLOWEEN_ Children Pulling Pumpkins In WagonDiana’s Pumpkin Patch
Diana’s Pumpkin Patch is known for its corn maze, featuring a unique layout and game each year, as well as the hay slide and pick your own pumpkins. Fall decor, sugar pumpkins and Cinderella pumpkins are also available. Go after dark to try out the Maze at Night, with flashlights!

Wishing Star Farm
Wishing Star Farm’s Fall Fest is perfect for picking pumpkins and more. Jump on a hay wagon ride, play some old-fashioned games, visit the petting zoo, or indulge the kids with a pony ride. There’s also a barrel train, jumping pillow, and a pedal cart track for kids and adults! The Fall Fest is open on weekends, Thursday through Sunday.

Colorado Pumpkin Patch
The Colorado Pumpkin Patch is the place to take your kids for a fun day on the farm. Try out 80-foot straw slides, gourd target practice, and a petting zoo with llamas, ponies, goats, and sheep. There’s also a kids’ maze and tractor hayrides. There is so much to see that you'll want to enjoy this with the entire family.

Anderson Farm
Anderson Farm has some unique activities for pumpkin season. Gemstone mining gives you a taste of the Old West, and making s’mores at the fire pit is the perfect chilly day activity. You can also launch gourds at a target, feed farm animals, and decorate your own pumpkin.

Scare-lovers should check out Terror in the Corn on select nights in October. Attractions include a Haunted Hayride in Colorado Springs and a Ghost Town. The hayride drops you off in the middle of a corn field, where you may encounter a ghoul or two.

Pumpkin patches and corn mazes in Colorado Springs provide some of the best fall activities. Don’t forget to book your stay at Cheyenne Mountain Resort for your autumn outings.

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Find the Best Locations for Leaf Peeping in Colorado

There are so many ways to see the fall colors of Colorado. Take a fall foliage tour in Colorado by car, train, or foot.  If you're looking for the best locations to enjoy the leaf peeping season, we have a few suggestions for you to experience this fall.

Take a Fall Foliage Tour by Car, Train, or Foot

SEASONS_AUTUMN_Happy-Couple-in-Autumn-Park-Fall-Family-Having-Fun-Outdoors_SEPTEMBER-2014See the fall colors by car
Pikes Peak Highway will lead you up the mountain, affording you beautiful panoramas of the surrounding trees crowned with color.

Fall foliage in Cripple Creek is a view you shouldn’t miss. It’s an old mining town that’s surrounded with orange and yellow in the autumn. Wander through town and then explore the views at the Cripple Creek Heritage Center.

Fall foliage tours by train
Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad lets you take an old-fashioned “iron horse” – a steam engine typical of the gold mining era – on a 45-minute trip through beautiful countryside and past old gold mines.

Pikes Peak Cog Railway is the highest in the world, as it takes you all the way to the summit. The train chugs up the mountain, passing through spectacular sights like old-growth forests and “Hell Gate,” a natural mountain gateway. As the train climbs above the timberline, you might catch a glimpse of Bighorn sheep along with those expansive views.

Experience the fall colors in Colorado by foot
Cheyenne Mountain State Park has miles of hiking trails that wind through scenic wilderness. Stop for a picnic and drink in the fall scenery.

Vindicator Valley Trail in Cripple Creek is unique – it curves past many gold mines that originated with the gold rush during the 1890s. Learn all about these historic spots along the way, and enjoy views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

Choose your own fall adventure when you stay with us at Cheyenne Mountain Resort.

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Experience These Museums & Attractions While Visiting Colorado Springs

Come to Colorado for the beautiful mountain scenery, but don’t forget to fill your trip with some variety.

For instance, why not go underground? Then, catch your breath from your outdoor adventures and see some of the history of the region and the state. Want to know more? Keep reading!

Try These Family Friendly Activities in Colorado Springs

PEOPLE_GROUP_group-of-friends-walking-in-the-cityAir Force Academy Tours
Take a self-guided tour through the Air Force Academy and see where men and women train to serve in the Air Force. Points of interest on campus to visit include the spectacular Cadet Chapel and the Barry Goldwater Visitor Center, where you can brush up on your cadet history.

Pioneers Museum
Explore the history of the Pikes Peak region at this facility, one of the premier Colorado Springs museums, housed in a restored 1903 courthouse. Collections include art, artifacts, and historic handicrafts, and exhibits focus on regional Native American history as well as the area’s prominence in regard to mining and military training.

Cave of the Winds
Come to this natural attraction to discover a whole new world underground. Discovered in 1881 by two brothers on an exploration, the cave features a network of tunnels and chambers with magnificent rock formations. A Discovery Tour is a great family adventure, while the Lantern Tours are conducted only by lantern light and are for the less faint of heart.

Olympic Training Center
See where some of the world’s greatest athletes come to train. View the grounds and some of the facilities, such as the Aquatics Center and the Sports Center Gymnasiums, on a 45-minute walking tour. Check out the Olympic Hall of Fame Rotunda to see past trainees who went for gold, then grab a souvenir from the Olympic Store.

More family friendly activities in Colorado Springs await you so don't wait to plan your stay with us at Cheyenne Mountain Resort.  Visit our website to book your next getaway to Colorado!

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