Veterans Day in Colorado Springs Honors Our Nation's Heroes

There are plenty of family friendly events in Colorado Springs this November to commemorate those who served in the military.

Veterans Day in Colorado Springs

A Veterans Day weekend in Colorado Springs may be one of the best ways that you and your family can enjoy the local events and celebrate our nation's heroes of the Armed Forces.

Those looking for an activity over the weekend can join or spectate at the 3rd Annual Colorado Springs National Veterans Day Run on Saturday, November 7. This event, beginning at 8 a.m., is open as both a 5K run and a 1-mile walk for families and supporters. Next, you can watch the city's Veterans Day Parade beginning at 10 a.m. The parade will start at St. Vrain Street and head down Tejon Street to Vermijo Avenue.

On Veterans Day itself, Wednesday, November 11, Pikes Peak offers free admission to all active and retired military during the Pikes Peak - America's Mountain Veterans Day Special. You can enjoy a scenic drive through 19 miles of alpine country and see the leaves changing colors.

Cheyenne Mountain Resort offers discounted rooms through Benchmark Hospitality's partnership with the USO, making it more affordable for you and your family to find a comfortable room with a military hotel discount Colorado Springs. Our staff appreciates the courage and sacrifice made by active military, veterans and their families. Enjoy the natural beauty of Colorado Springs in one of our comfortable guest rooms, and let our staff take care of you for a few days in tribute to the dedication you have shown to our nation.

Spooktacular Halloween Events in Colorado Springs Await You

A seasonal delight can be found on Halloween in Colorado Springs.

Halloween is one of the most exciting times of the year, and there is no better place to enjoy the festivities than in Colorado Springs. The crisp weather welcomes all visitors to the area and treats them to a variety of autumn-inspired events and activities.

Halloween Events in Colorado Sprin
For an adult crowd with a taste of fine beers and a little spooky fun, the Haunted Brew Fest  on October 10th is the event for you. Sample 100 different beers from 40 breweries while enjoying live entertainment and discount tickets to a haunted house. Nearby, the Haunted Mines are sure to strike terror in anyone's heart. Try to enjoy a walk through a deserted mining town where the souls of the dead will let you in and never let you leave.

Those still thirsty for more thrills and chills with a little family fun mixed in will enjoy the World Golf Spook-Out Shoot-Out. This event includes haunted miniature golf, bounce houses, hayrides, helicopter rides, great food, nightly costume contests and much more. The fun takes place October 17, 23, 24, 25, and 3oth.

The Emma Crawford Coffin Races and Parade is one of the more unique Halloween events in Colorado Springs this October 24th. Enjoy a parade of coffins and authentic hearses followed by a race that consists of teams pushing coffins across a finish line. The event is followed by an awards ceremony. If you enjoy fitness and staying in shape, be sure to enter the Great Pumpkin Races at Venetucci Farm for a scary good run on October 3rd.

No Halloween would be complete without the Boo at the Zoo event at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Guests are treated to a haunted house, a lighted pumpkin patch, a boo carousel and more, surrounded by the zoo's animals on October 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30 & 31.

At Cheyenne Mountain Resort, we're excited to host travelers looking to enjoy all the Halloween events in Colorado Springs. Book your stay for the weekend and get ready to be spooked by all the festivities.

A Beautiful Winter Wedding Venue in Colorado Springs

Plan your dream nuptials in the Rocky Mountains with our winter wedding ideas in Colorado.

wedding venue in Colorado Springs
The majestic Rocky Mountains are never more beautiful than when covered with a blanket of freshly fallen snow. Winter weddings have become a hot trend in recent years, and there's no better wedding venue in Colorado Springs than Cheyenne Mountain Resort.

Our friendly and experienced staff will help you plan the wedding of your dreams. An on-site wedding planner will ensure that your ceremony is perfect to the last detail, whether you're planning a large wedding or an intimate ceremony for close family and friends. You can begin your weekend with an elegant rehearsal dinner. We offer several themes including a wine pairing dinner and an hors d'oeuvre buffet. We have several venues available for your reception, but a wonderful option for a winter wedding is the Remington's Room, which provides spectacular views of Cheyenne Mountain.

The award-winning culinary team will plan the perfect reception menu based on your tastes and the size of your wedding. You can choose an elegant plated reception from one of our chefs or a buffet that is exquisitely prepared by our experienced catering team. We also offer several ways to customize your reception, including a gourmet coffee station and cupcake bar. Before heading off to your honeymoon, you'll enjoy an intimate farewell brunch. You and your new spouse can feast on a champagne brunch with your bridal party or, if you're planning a winter hike later in the day, you can choose a simple but tasty continental breakfast.

The Cheyenne Mountain Resort also offers special spa packages for brides and grooms. You'll look and feel your best after the luxurious treatments, plus a relaxing facial will help you de-stress before the ceremony.

Family Friendly Fun in Colorado Springs: Waldo Waldo 5k

Waldo Waldo 5k offers family friendly fun in Colorado Springs.

 family friendly fun in Colorado Springs

Where’s Waldo?  In Colorado Springs you may stumble on A LOT of them at the 5th Annual Waldo Waldo 5k this October 17th.  Presented by elope, Inc, participants can dress up like Waldo or Wenda with a costume complete with shirt, hat and funky glasses included with race registration.  Over 3,000 Waldos & Wendas participated in 2014 alone!

Supporting a great cause, money raised through Waldo Waldo benefits local nonprofits that support Waldo Canyon restoration, disaster relief and fire recovery, outdoor activities, and trails and open space maintenance in Colorado Springs and the surrounding community. Since 2012 thousands of participants have dressed as Waldo or Wenda, and raised over $100,000 for local nonprofits such as Rocky Mountain Field Institute, Trails and Open Space Coalition, and the Waldo Canyon Firefighters Relief Fund at Pikes Peak Community Foundation.

This un-timed 5K takes place at the Pioneer Museum and is perfect for people of all-abilities from families, corporate teams, military teams, firefighters, experienced wheelchair users and even community members who were deeply affected by the fires.

Visit the Waldo Waldo 5K official website for more information or to register.

Cheyenne Mountain Resort wishes all Waldo Waldo 5K participants the best of luck at this family fun event in Colorado Springs. We hope walkers and runners of all ages have a fun-filled day!

Our Hotel Packages in Colorado Springs Liven Up Fall Vacations

From science festivals to relaxation workshops, fall events in Colorado Springs keep you entertained.

Hotel Packages in Colorado Springs
Come take advantage of our fall packages in Colorado Springs. The heat of summer is over and the chill of winter has yet to arrive, so autumn is the perfect time to visit. The leaves are changing, and the mountainsides are enlivened with an array of colors. In addition to the area's natural beauty, there are the many events in Colorado Springs that take place September to November.

The Colorado Springs Fall Home Show takes place October 3 and 4. This event showcases the many improvements available to homes today. The Colorado Springs Science Festival will be held October 3 to 11. Hosted by the Colorado Springs Science Center, the festival includes events all over town, many of which are free. From Rubik's Cube Competitions to robot invention exhibitions, the whole family can enjoy man-made marvels. October 9 to 11, the Mind, Body and Spirit Celebration comes to town. There are also concerts and events all season long at the Pikes Peak Center including the Russian Grand Ballet performing Swan Lake, Third Day, Price is Right! Live and more.

While staying at Cheyenne Mountain Resort this autumn, your visit can be enhanced by our hotel packages in Colorado Springs. With our Stay More. Play More. Save More. package, the longer your visit, the more you will save. Stay 2 nights and receive a 15% off, Stay 3 nights and receive a 20% off and Stay 4 or more nights and receive $25% off. Guests will also enjoy deluxe accommodations with patio or balcony, access to all of our resort amenities, 40% off two adult zoo coupons to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, a round of golf and complimentary beer for only $60.35 and Kids 6 & under eat free for breakfast. We hope you enjoy your fall getaway!

Enriching Women's Lives at Camp Experience™ in Colorado Springs

Enjoy a transformative weekend at Camp Experience in Colorado Springs.

Camp Experience in Colorado Springs

You knew when you registered for Camp Experience that it was a retreat, a chance to network with like-minded peers, female professionals, civic leaders, moms and volunteers. You knew it was held in a relaxing, natural setting. You hoped you might rejuvenate and even reconnect with your passions. But after you arrive, you'll find it to be so much more.

CampExperience™ in Colorado Springs takes place this September 18-20 was created for successful women interested in building their lives, careers and connections. It provides busy women a reprieve from their everyday lives, and an opportunity to reconnect with themselves and their peers. This very special retreat fosters education, personal growth and amazing experiences, in an environment of positive energy, creativity and playful fun. Our participants and speakers share their gifts and resources with important charities that benefit women

Between listening to life-changing talks by noted speakers, learning powerful educational tools and participating in creative discussions, you’ll have learned that this unique community of women doesn’t just come together once a year for a retreat. They stay connected and are part of an impassioned organization that has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to help homeless women and children.

Your personal transformation at Camp Experience may be profound, but the real inspiration lies in seeing so many other female professionals, entrepreneurs, volunteers, community leaders, moms and "momtrepreneurs" sharing their wisdom and strengthening their bonds. The relaxed program of lectures and workshops can help you redefine your life, your visions and your goals. The social gatherings, eating, drinking, and going to the spa at Cheyenne Mountain Resort may just connect you with new friends for life.

At Cheyenne Mountain Resort we look forward to welcoming all of our guests for CampExperience 2015 in Colorado Springs!

Visit our Pet Friendly Hotel in Colorado Springs

Pawtoberfest in Colorado Springs is Rapidly Approaching.

Pet Friendly Hotel in Colorado Springs

We are so excited for Pawtoberfest this September 19th. This year will mark the 7th year of Pawtoberfest, hosted by the Humane Society. At Cheyenne Mountain Resort, pets are important to us and we invite our guests to join us at our pet-friendly property when enjoying the festival and taking in the wonderful sights of Colorado Springs.

In years past one of the main events of the festival has  been a 5k walk/run that is open to both humans and their four legged companions. The race offers a fun way to spend quality time with animals, while getting a healthy dose of exercise. You can expect treats for both man and animal, and those of legal drinking age can also enjoy a complimentary beer.

Apart from the race itself is a beer garden. You can expect additional activities such as a pet look-a-like contest and even an agility course for your pets. Pawtoberfest provides an excellent opportunity to meet like-minded souls who care about animal welfare. It also gives your canine friends a chance to frolic with their own kind in a safe environment.

During your visit to Colorodo Springs, reserve your stay at Cheyenne Mountain Resort. We are undoubtedly crazy about canines and 0ne of just a few pet friendly hotels in Colorado Springs!  In 2013, we even adopted our very own irresistible St. Bernard puppy from the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region. Her name is Cheyenne and she wins the hearts of our guests throughout our property.

In celebration of Cheyenne's adoption, Cheyenne Mountain Resort offers the Cheyenne's Bed & Biscuit Club.  Guests will receive information highlighting area pet services, including veterinarians, pet shops and groomers, as well as insider tips for dog walking routes, dog parks, dog-friendly cafes and much more when they check in with their favorite pooch.

We hope everyone can step out and join in the festivities at Pawtoberfest in Colorado Springs this year! Cheyenne would love to welcome you!

Stay & Play at the Best Colorado Springs Attractions

Enjoy Colorado Springs family fun in Pikes Peak and the surrounding area.

Best Colorado Springs Attractions

Cheyenne Mountain Resort is nestled in the breathtaking landscape of pine trees and red earth, where mountains fill the horizon. Our resort is in a location central to many of the area's most exciting places to visit. While staying with us, check out the best Colorado Springs attractions.

Pikes Peak is one of the most beloved spots in the country for people who like to get outdoors. Hiking trails abound in the area, but those who aren't keen on walking will have plenty of options for getting around. A drive through the area offers stunning views, especially if you cross the Royal Gorge Bridge. There are also scenic railways that go up the mountain and along the valley. Adventurous travelers can go white water rafting through Echo Canyon.

Some highlights are not to be missed in Pikes Peak. Cave of the Winds is one of the most spectacular underground cave networks in the U.S. In addition to normal tours, Cave of the Winds also offers other exciting activities such as zip lining and rope courses. The Manitou Cliff Dwellings are ancient homes built into the sandstone walls of the mountains by the region's native inhabitants, the Anasazi. Garden of the Gods is an area of Pikes Peak that is renowned for having some of the park's best views. Here, it is possible to see various sandstone formations, and the visitors’ center provides a thorough natural history of the region. Kids will enjoy the statues of animals and dinosaurs, while the travelers will want to try out the rock climbing tour.

A few other area attractions include the United States Air Force Academy, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and the Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine. To get the best experience when it comes to Colorado Springs family fun, book your next vacation with us at Cheyenne Mountain Resort today.

Enjoy Labor Day in Colorado Springs

Plenty of opportunities to celebrate the holiday this September.

Labor Day in Colorado Springs

Labor Day is a time to recap your summer and the memories you created, and when you want to celebrate with fun community events, spend Labor Day in Colorado Springs at Cheyenne Mountain Resort.

This fun-filled weekend kicks off the Friday before Labor Day with a Seafood and Prime Rib Buffet at our Mountain View Restaurant. Guests can take advantage of vast array of favorites including Pacific Smoked Salmon, grilled swordfish, lavender salt crusted prime rib, Cheyenne Paella and more.  

Saturday dawns with fun for the younger set and all animal lovers. The Kidz Zoo Breakfast features great dining and a visit with animals from Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

End the day with a "dive in" movie screening at the resort pool. Summer outdoor movies have never been this refreshing! There's something for every age and some past favorites have included "Cars" and "The Sorcerer's Apprentice."

Sunday brings one of the dining experiences we are best known for – our Award-Winning Champagne Brunch.  A spread that's fit for the most discerning palette and biggest appetite combined with the best view in Colorado Springs. Enjoy waffles and omelets on the hearth made to order from our chefs with cheese and salad bar filled with delectable flavors from around the world. Several main dishes that may include eggs benedict, crepes and much more are included as well as a very well rounded dessert bar including our special recipe Vanilla ice cream!

Each evening you can enjoy our Complimentary Craft Beer & Root Beer Tasting and Gourmet S’mores on the terrace where you can roast marshmallows and create your own treats featuring caramel, nuts, peanut butter, bananas & more!

If you're up for venturing away from our resort activities, head to the spectacular Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off, a hot air balloon festival where you can see a rainbow of balloons color the summer sky. The event has been in operation for nearly 40 years and takes place every Labor Day weekend.

When you want to celebrate the end of summer at Cheyenne Mountain, you can do it in unforgettable fashion with events at the resort and beyond. Enjoy scenic views, top-notch food and comfortable accommodations as you bid goodbye to this summer and look forward to the next season.

Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off Is Almost Here

Colorado balloon festival sets new heights for summer fun.

Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off
The Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off is a great way to commemorate the unofficial end of summer!  Delighting families for 38 years, this balloon festival just keeps growing with new events, activities and fun each year!

Top picks for this holiday? Of course the featured balloon rides are always a big favorite with the whole family! Enjoy a bird's eye view of the lovely city of Colorado Springs. The feeling of peacefulness while you gently float over the area simply must be experienced to be believed.

The United States Air Force will be host to its elite Wings of Blue Demonstration Team during the festival. The members of this team are distinguished graduates of the most rigorous canopy flying training regimen in the Armed Forces. Your family will be amazed at their skydiving abilities and their precision formation flying maneuvers.

Those who love water sports are in luck, because some of the most fantastic wakeboarding tricks will be performed by the festival’s hand-selected daredevil wakeboarding pros. Their acrobatic skills just might turn out to be the highlight of the festival for you.

Delicious food will be available and live musical entertainment will be provided by the sensational group, "Suga Bear and the Show Time Band." 

Plan your trip this Labor Day weekend between September 4th to September 7th. The whole team at Cheyenne Mountain Resort is eager to welcome you to the area for this holiday festival, and offer you lodging in our spacious, luxurious guest rooms. Visit our website for reservations and more information.