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Top 3 Things to Pack For A Trip To Colorado Springs

Colorado is famous for its beautiful parks to adrenaline-filled outdoor sports and attractions. There is so much to enjoy while here so we want to share this list of the Top 3 Things to Pack when visiting Colorado Springs.

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Packing for Colorado: 3 Things That Should Occupy Space inside Your Suitcase
Packing the most suitable clothes, accessories and gear for your trip will depend mostly on the time of year you visit Colorado Springs. No matter the season, it is a great idea to bring a variety of options to ensure you are comfortable throughout your trip.

Here are three essentials that you should pack while planning the details of your upcoming trip to Colorado Springs.

Sunscreen. Given the high altitude of this state, you will want to pack your lip balm and sunscreen. Year-round protection from the elements and preventing the chance of Sunburn, is important when visiting Colorado. Whether you have a wide-brimmed hat or sunscreen that will work during the most active excursions, this should be one of the first things to add to your suitcase.

Lightweight Clothes. They say layers are the best when traveling. Temperatures in Colorado Springs can vary from day to night so you'll want to have a variety of options to ensure you remain comfortable throughout your visit. During the day, temperatures rise and the heat of the day will have you reaching for hats and clothing to help you as you are enjoying the area. Night time temperatures can dip so it's great to have that extra jacket or sweater ready in a pinch. Of course, there is always a chance for rain so remember to pack a poncho or a raincoat.

Camera. It goes without saying that the views and landscape of Colorado Sprigs are truly breathtaking. You definitely don't want to forget to bring your camera or cell phone to snap those shots that will make your trip to Colorado Springs memorable.

Plan Your Stay at Cheyenne Mountain Resort
Now that you know what to pack for Colorado Springs, you just need to book your stay with us at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Our Colorado Springs vacation destination is the perfect way to round out your next vacation.

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Looking for the Best Things To Do In Downtown Colorado Springs?

You don’t need to look far to find the best things to do in Downtown Colorado Springs. While you may think Colorado offers a small-town feel, it offers all the amenities of a big city. From museums and shopping to dining, festivals and parks, there’s always something to do.

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The U.S. Olympic Training Center
The Olympic Training Center serves as the national headquarters for the USA Shooting and Swimming teams and is the flagship center for both the Olympic Training Center and Olympic Committee. The center lies on a stunning 35-acre complex and offers facilities for judo, gymnastics, fencing, shooting and more.

Old Colorado City
If you love great shopping, fine dining and plenty of entertainment, Old Colorado City is the place to visit. There are eateries to suit all types of taste buds. You will always find fun events, too, including the First Friday ArtWalk, a Farmer’s Market, and Sidewalk Sales.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
There are a wide variety of museums in Colorado Springs to explore. If you appreciate fine arts, check out the Fine Arts Center. Here you can discover incredible art galleries, an art school, and live theater. You can also grab a bite to eat at Taste while taking in the views of Pikes Peak.

Coming to Colorado in June?

If you’re heading to Colorado in June, be sure to register for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 26th.

Come and stay with us at Cheyenne Mountain Resort while you enjoy the best the city has to offer.

 

 


A Look at the History of The Country Club of Colorado

The history of The Country Club of Colorado dates back to 1967 when Charles Gate bought 3,000 acres of land that was the Cheyenne Mountain Ranch. His vision was to create a community of homes, shopping centers, hotels, restaurants and recreation areas. The focal point of that vision was The Country Club of Colorado. In 1973 the Club opened nine holes and right from the beginning it was a success. The golf course continued to be built around Curr Reservoir, a spring-fed lake.

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As a member, you can enjoy access to a wide variety of top amenities at The Country Club of Colorado. The Country Club of Colorado features a range of recreational facilities, youth programs and leisure activities. Whether your feel like playing a round of golf on the Pete Dye championship course that has recently undergone renovations or relaxing in the resort pools or 35-acre beachfront private lake, you won’t be short of things to do. There’s also tennis, al fresco dining and a range of other experiences that embody the pleasure of living in Colorado.

Cheyenne Mountain Resort invites you to enjoy use of the club to have fun, stay active and dine well. Whether you join us for a family getaway or book a golf adventure with friends, you can look forward to fun for all ages. After a full day of adventure and outdoor delights, relax in one of our spacious guestrooms and take in the beautiful backdrops and views. Our guest rooms have been designed to offer supreme comfort and modern amenities to ensure you enjoy a convenient and memorable stay.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Resort.

 

 

 

 

 


Looking for Things to Do Near Cheyenne Mountain Resort? The Sky's The Limit!

Whether you want to indulge in a little shopping in Colorado Springs, get in a game of golf or simply explore the area, there are a lot of things to do near Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Here are our top picks.

Museums in Colorado Springs and More

Kids at a museumFrom a visit to the zoo to a game of golf or checking out the museums in Colorado Springs, there are plenty of activities and family friendly events in Colorado Springs to enjoy.

Pioneers Museum

The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum is the only institution that researches, collects and interprets the fascinating history of the region. The museum boasts both permanent displays and a variety of changing galleries that are dedicated to special topics.

Visit the Zoo

What could be more fun than spending a day with your family at the zoo? For something a little different, check out Animal Encounters where you will get the chance to meet your favorite animal, have photo opportunities and feed the animals.

Enjoy a game of Golf

Our Colorado Springs golf course has been designed to challenge golfers of any level. Come and enjoy our 18-hole championship course set next to the 35-acre lake. After your game, grab something to eat at the golf course’s restaurant at the clubhouse.

Cripple Creek

A visit to Cripple Creek is sure to be fun for all ages. Learn about the area’s rich history through a variety of museums, tours and even a steam locomotive. The train began transporting visitors on a journey back into the time of the gold rush and right into the heart of the Rocky M0untains in 1976 and today visitors can still hop aboard the 1894 locomotive for a tour.

As a guest at Cheyenne Mountain Resort, you have a wide array of activities and things to see and do in Colorado Springs!

 

 

 

 


Check Out the Colorado Springs Craft Breweries Next Time You’re in Town

The next time you book your stay with us, why not check out the Colorado Springs craft breweries? There are several great breweries to visit, all with distinct and delicious flavors waiting to be tasted. Craft-Beer-Sampler

Fossil Craft Beer Company
This brewery offers seven different and unique brews right on tap and they even have their own soda. You can enjoy checking out exactly where the beer has been brewed and meeting the people who brew it. Stick around for a delicious meal, too, from any of the food trucks parked out front.

Smiling Toad Brewery
Craft beer is all about flavor. It’s also all about supporting local businesses. Smiling Toad is a small, family-run brewery where you’re sure to get to know everyone by name during your visit. This brewery is all about great beer and great company who aim to please their customers every time.

Triple S Brewing
This brewery is the only Certified Cicerone owned brewery in all of Colorado Springs. All the beer brewers are Cicerone Certified Beer Servers and are able to help you find the perfect craft beer in Colorado Springs. Even if you don’t drink beer, they’re sure to find something you will fall in love with. This brewery has a craft coffee, craft soda and even homemade Kombucha. They serve food to and will happily pair drinks with your meal for you.

Bristol Brewing Company
This craft brewer uses only natural ingredients in all of their beers and they offer bottles and draughts in restaurants throughout the U.S.

Brewery Tours in Colorado Springs
If you feel like indulging in exciting brewery tours in Colorado Springs, be sure to book your stay at Cheyenne Mountain Resort and check out these irresistible craft brewers!

 

 

 


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.

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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.