Recreation

Ever Wondered about the History of Cheyenne Mountain?

One of the fun things to do in Colorado Springs is to learn a little about the history of Cheyenne Mountain.  The area grew in popularity during 1956 when the commander of the Continental Air Defense Command, General Earle E. Partridge, suggested that the Cheyenne Mountain Colorado Springs complex be constructed. The General envisaged an underground center for combat operations that would replace the above-ground facility that was located at Ent Air Force Base. Cheyenne Mountain

It was agreed that the complex would serve as the base to the North American Aerospace Defense Command. You will find the complex just outside Cheyenne Mountain, towards the southwest of Colorado Springs.

Today, the complex serves as an alternate command center and also as a training site for new crew recruits.

More Fun Facts Cheyenne Mountain

Here are a few more fun facts Cheyenne Mountain:

• Cheyenne Mountain is home to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

• You will also find the stunning Cheyenne Mountain State Park in the area

• The Pikes Peak Region is where you will find Fort Carson, Peterson AFB and Schriever AFB, among many others

• The region is also home to a major attraction, the United States Air Force Academy

• The film WarGames was partly set at the NORAD facility in 1983

• Cheyenne Mountain is home to the U.S. Stargate Command in the television series Stargate Atlantis, Stargate Universe and Stargate SG-1

• The TV series Jeremiah, which ran between 2002 – 2004 was set in and around Cheyenne Mountain. In the show, the area is usually referred to as “Thunder Mountain.”

If you’d like to explore the rich history and fun facts Cheyenne Mountain has to offer, book your stay with us at Cheyenne Mountain Resort. After a day of exploring, come back and relax in our stunning setting, complete with comfortable accommodations and convenient amenities.

 


Check Out the Five Best Hikes Around Colorado Springs


Colorado Springs offer endless opportunities for outdoor adventures and family fun. It doesn’t matter what your fitness or skill levels are, the five best hikes around Colorado Springs are the perfect opportunity to experience the area at its most sensational.

ACTIVITIES_HIKING_Family-observing-nature-hikingColorado Springs Hiking Trails Worth Checking Out

If you’re planning on hiking around Colorado Springs, be sure to check out these Colorado Springs hiking trails.

Horsethief Falls/Pancake Rocks
There are three main trails in Horsethief park which can be found just off Highway 67. Get a good look at the beaver ponds or head off on the Pancake Rocks trail where you will climb through several switchbacks and take in the amazing views west and south towards Cripple creek.

Cheyenne Mountain State Park
This is one of the most recent additions to Colorado’s state park system. The park lies right under Cheyenne Mountain and offers some 20 miles of trails that vary in difficulty. Along the trails you will encounter pines and rock gardens, stunning Limekiln Valley views and possibly even an owl or two.

Manitou Reservoir Trail
If you want to take a hike away from the crowds, this is the trail for you. The path of the trail descends to the base of Manitou Reservoir and you can carry on along several different paths. This is a slightly more challenging hike.

Red Rock Canyon
You will find Red Rock Canyon Open Space just south of US-24, between Manitou Springs and Colorado Springs. There are plenty of trails to choose from along the canyons and some fantastic views of Garden of the Gods await. There are also off-leash dog loops and a free riding bicycle area.

Catamount Trail
This moderate trail begins in the town of Green Mountain Falls, climbing all the way up to the South Catamount Reservoir. Once you get to the top of the switchbacks on the hike you enter a soft grassy area, Garden of Eden. You can then continue along the creek and over to the South Catamount Reservoir dam. The trails in this area are fairly easy-going.

Cheyenne Mountain Resort is the perfect place to spend the evening, rest and rejuvenate before heading out on your next trail adventure.  We look forward to welcoming you!

 

 


Book the Perfect Pet Friendly Hotel in Colorado Springs

The ideal Pet Package at our Colorado Springs hotel.

Pet friendly hotel in Colorado Springs

Leaving your four-legged best friend behind when you need a getaway is no longer a worry with our pet friendly hotel in Colorado Springs. So pack up the family, pack Fido’s bag too and come bring your furry buddy along for a great vacation.

Pet friendly hotel in Colorado Springs

Cheyenne Mountain Resort is crazy about dogs. That’s why we are one of the few hotels in the area open to pet owners. Back in 2013 we adopted a gorgeous St. Bernard puppy and naturally named her Cheyenne. The sheer joy Cheyenne brought us prompted us to create Cheyenne’s Bed & Biscuit Club – the perfect pet package at Colorado Springs hotel. When you make your reservations with us, we will give you information about pet services in the area, from pet shops and groomers to veterinarians and top tips for walking routes in the area, dog-friendly cafes, dog parks and more.

We currently accept dogs under eighty pounds and a maximum of 2 dogs per room. Guests are welcome to make advance reservations for pet sitters should you wish to go out without your fur-baby. We do require pets to be leashed at all times and to be walked only within the designated dog walking areas.

If you cannot wait to take your dogs on your next getaway, book your Cheyenne Mountain Resort stay soon. Come and enjoy the most scenic vistas and exciting adventures with your pet. Soak up the sun, go hiking, enjoy comfortable accommodations and delight in our dining venues. We also have a full-service spa and 17 indoor/outdoor tennis courts and 5 swimming pools as well as a well-appointed fitness center. Our private lake offers a variety of fun beach activities and watersports.

Now you don’t need to worry about leaving your dogs at home, bring them along!


Are You Looking for Family Friendly Attractions in Colorado?

Great Colorado Springs outdoor activities at the Wolf & Wildlife Center.

Family Friendly Attractions in Colorado

If you’re looking for family friendly attractions in Colorado, be sure to check out the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center.

The center, opened in 2007, is the perfect location for fun Colorado Springs outdoor activities. Guides escort tours where you can learn the importance of wildlife preservation. The walking tours take you through the sanctuary and you get to have a close-up view of the majestic wolf. Tours last around 75 minutes and are conducted throughout the year, Tuesdays – Sundays with 3 to 4 tours offered per day. Visitors can enjoy seeing the wolves when they are most active at a Feeding Time Tour or check out the Center's inhabitants after dark with a Full Moon Tour.

Come Stay with Us During Your Visit

Cheyenne Mountain Resort is tucked away amid awe-inspiring vistas and our guest rooms and suites have been arranged in residential lodges across the resort. Each well-appointed room is surrounded with unsurpassed views and has been designed to provide the perfect escape. We offer all the modern amenities you could need for a comfortable visit, including top-notch bath products, iHome iPod mp3 clock radio, refrigerator, LodgeNet movies and much more. We also feature a selection of year-round activities including tennis, golf, swimming, volleyball, a full-service gym and a kids camp during the summer months. We also have a full-service spa, perfect for booking a treatment and unwinding after a day touring the sanctuary and learning about wolves and wildlife. 


Be Sure to Check Out Our Colorado Springs Golf Course

Golf at Cheyenne Mountain Resort promises to be a memorable experience.

Colorado Springs Golf Course
Whether you are a golf aficionado or a novice seeking to learn for the first time, be sure to book some tee time at our Colorado Springs golf course. With world-class PGA instructors, over $4 million in renovations, Colorado Springs outdoor activities just got a whole lot more exciting.

Surrounded by the majestic Rocky Mountains, our Pete Dye designed golf course is arguably one of the top golfing experiences in Colorado. Golfers can look forward to broad fairways and tour-quality greens while also enjoying the relaxation and luxury of our resort amenities and accommodations after a long day of sunshine and golf. It is perfect for players of any level. 

Golf Rates/Packages

Cheyenne Mountain Resort proudly promotes youth golf, making us a great family-friendly golfing destination. Our golf course is the perfect place to learn integrity, etiquette and the ins and outs of the game. Come and create special family memories with a game of golf on our golf course. Children between the ages of 9 – 17 can save 50% off green fees when playing with a paying adult during the twilight hours, after 2pm.

Whether you’re keen on a golfing getaway or supporting your avid golfer during your stay, we look forward to hosting you.


Pay a Visit to Pikes Peak Colorado Springs

Fantastic Colorado Springs outdoor activities to be enjoyed. 

Pikes Peak Colorado Springs

If you’re looking for family friendly attractions in Colorado Springs for your next trip, no visit is complete without exploring Pikes Peak Colorado Springs.

Checking out fantastic Colorado Springs outdoor activities starts with Pikes Peak. This is the perfect region to explore the top attractions in the area. Try the Caves of the Winds Mountain Park tour and dare to go atop the breathtaking Williams Canyon, enjoy the thrill of high-flying rides, like Terror-Dactyl. If you’d prefer to do a little shopping, The Garden of the Gods Trading Post is a biggest gallery and gift shop in the entire state. There’s a massive selection of jewelry, gifts, artwork and clothing and you’re sure to find a unique memento to take home.

If you’d rather, sit back and enjoy the scenery from your car, take the 19-mile scenic journey above the clouds along a safe, scenic highway with the sights of Pikes Peak Mountain. Some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world can be found all along the way to the 14,115 foot summit of America’s most famous mountain.

Cheyenne Mountain Resort is the ideal location for your next Colorado Springs getaway. Our four-diamond resort offers an incredible backdrop for your family vacation while offering our active guests an array of activities from hiking and golf to tennis and more. Our beach and lake area is a great place to unwind after an active day exploring Colorado Springs. When you’re ready to call it a day, enjoy spacious guest rooms with all the amenities you could need for a comfortable home-away-from-home trip. 


Take a Break with Spring Break in Colorado Springs

Enjoy family friendly activities and join us for spring break in Colorado Springs at Cheyenne Mountain Resort.

Spring Break in Colorado Springs

Spring Break is the perfect time to get away with your family. After a long winter, and with warm weather on the horizon, we invite you to join us for spring break in Colorado Springs. We have something for everyone this March!

Visit our Events Calendar to see the full lineup that includes: Spring Break Saturday Movies, Spring Break Craft Beer Tastings, our Gourmet S’mores Bar, Spring Break Zoo Breakfast, and friendly, competitive Spring Break Pool Games are perfect for everyone. Throughout the month of March you can take advantage of so much that makes our Colorado Springs resort unique.

Later in the month, we celebrate Easter with our exclusive Easter Sunday Brunch at Mountain View Restaurant. On Sunday, March 27th from 10am to 5pm, we will be serving delicious brunch specialties that are sure to please even the most discriminating palate. Our Brunch at Cheyenne Mountain Resort is award winning for good reason and reservations are strongly recommended.

Make your stay complete and take advantage of our Spring Break in Colorado Springs Package – No School, Kids Rule! Enjoy luxurious accommodations, access to all of our resort amenities and Spring Break activities, 40% off for two adult zoo coupons to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and kids 6 and under eat free for breakfast!

Stay 2 nights – 15% off
Stay 3 nights – 20% off
Stay 4 or more – 25% off

There are plenty of adventures to be had this spring break in Colorado Springs and we can’t wait to share them all with you at Cheyenne Mountain Resort!


There Are So Many Things to Do in Old Colorado City

Old Colorado City is at the top of our list of great Colorado Springs places to visit.

Things to Do in Old Colorado City
Old Colrado City: The historic city was first founded in 1859 and can be found on the west side of Colorado Springs. With a colorful history, Old Colorado City was the first capital of the Territory of Colorado as well as the center of early settlement in the region of Pikes Peak. Today, the town is a National Historic District.

There are plenty of Colorado Springs places to visit, and a trip to Old Colorado City is a must. This charming area is filled with quaint local shops, an abundance of history and great architecture, and irresistible restaurants. There is always something going on in the town, too, with a range of seasonal events such as the Old Colorado City Farmer’s Market, the First Friday ArtWalk and the annual Territory Days.

This part of family-friendly Colorado Springs offers an abundance of retail therapy, galleries, fine dining, and more. A trip into the old city is a truly rewarding experience.

If you’re coming over to Colorado, book a stay with us at Cheyenne Mountain Resort. You can look forward to being surrounded by the incredible scenery of Colorado Springs while having the choice to do as little or as much as you like. Book a service or two in our spa or relax by the lake, or if you’re feeling adventurous you can take full advantage of climbing the Rocky Mountain Peaks.

With so much to see and do in Colorado, book your family trip today and start planning a fun itinerary the entire family will love.


The Perfect Spa Getaway Package in Colorado Springs

Enjoy a Girls’ Spa Getaway in Colorado

Spa Getaway Package in Colorado

If you and your friends are in need of some serious pampering, it’s time to book your spa getaway package in Colorado Springs.

Gather the girls together and come and enjoy a girls’ spa getaway in Colorado at the Alluvia Spa and Wellness Retreat at Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Our friendly professionals are ready to pamper you with a selection of luxurious treatments, complete with products that are derived directly from the farmland plains and mineral-rich mountains of Colorado. Our special girl’s spa package offers everything you and your girlfriends could possibly need for the perfect pampering getaway.

The package includes:
• Superior overnight accommodation
• A late check-out of 2PM
• A complimentary mimosa each before your spa treatments
• A choice of spa services, including facial, massage, manicure and pedicure.
• A delicious light lunch
• A special goodie bag of spa products for you to take home

Our spa offers a wide range of aesthetic and therapeutic treatments that we have found to be the most effective. Our practitioners have worked hard to tailor them to your individual needs.

Nestled amongst breathtaking Colorado scenery, Cheyenne Mountain Resort is the perfect escape from everyday life. So grab your best girlfriends and book your spa getaway. After a day of luxurious treatments, relax by our fire pits with a glass of wine or hang out by the pool before retiring to plush accommodation complete with everything you need for a comfortable and unforgettable stay.

We look forward to hosting your next girl’s getaway and helping you to reconnect with the people you care about.


Join The Festivities This St. Patrick’s Day in Colorado Spring

Some luck of the Irish & Family Friendly Activities in Colorado Springs. 

St. Patrick's Day in Colorado


Whether you’re planning a trip to Colorado to specifically coincide with St. Patrick’s Day festivities or will be in town at that time, don’t miss out on St. Patrick’s Day in Colorado Springs when a whole lot of fun activities will be taking place.

Head downtown for a variety of active fun in Colorado Springs to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.  Ready for some racing? Bikers and runners will take to the road as part of the Grand Prix of Running events. The weekend begins with the St. Patty’s Sports Expo on March 11 and will be held at the Pikes Peak Center on Cascade Avenue. This is where cyclists and runners can fetch their packets and check out more than 25 exhibitors. The next morning starts at 8:30am with a 50K bike ride, followed by the Colorado Springs 5k race at 10am. There will also be a Leprechaun Fun Run taking place at 11am and finally the 32nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade will kick off at noon.

This year there are more than 100 parade entries including flags, leprechauns, bands, cars, floats, firetrucks and much more. By far one of the biggest events in the city, all ages line the streets for the day as the parade winds all the way through the heart of downtown Colorado to the blissful sounds of bagpipes.

Book Your Stay with Us

Book your St. Patrick’s weekend stay with us at Cheyenne Mountain Resort and enjoy being surrounded by nature's amazing scenery. Our views offer incredible views of the surrounding mountains and guests can enjoy a range of activities and relaxing amenities.