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06/09/2015

Colorado Springs 4th of July Festivities Offer Endless Possibilities

4th of July events in Colorado Springs are an all-out summer celebration.

Colorado Springs 4th of July
Colorado Springs is a great location for 4th of July festivities as travelers can choose to sit back and watch the entertainment or partake in the action. The 2015 events involve fireworks, music, a parade and more. It will be easy to find something to do on the 4th of July, and the hardest part may be getting the family to agree on which events to attend!

The only thing that makes a good concert better is when it's free, and those who wish to hear the Colorado Springs Philharmonic should head to Memorial Park. While the performance begins at night, the park is open for a full day of activities followed by fireworks at dusk. For adventure seekers who want a more hands-on experience, the Fourth Annual 4th of July Flag Flying Festival promises to be unique and memorable as participants can zip-line over the Manitou foothills while an attached flag waves in the breeze behind them.

The choices for Colorado Springs 4th of July events continue as the 11th Annual Pikes Peak Art & Music Festival happens over 4th of July weekend. There’s no other gathering of culture and arts in Colorado Springs like this one, and the festival offers live music, a food court and a short film festival on July 5th and 6th.

Expect a busy and entertaining weekend with so much going on in Colorado Springs for the 4th of July. You might need a few extra days to recover with us at Cheyenne Mountain Resort where we are happy to provide comfortable accommodations before heading out to the festivities again. Be sure to check out our website for rooms and specials.

06/02/2015

Colorado Springs Museums Offer Great Summer Fun Activities

A fun look into the past at Colorado Springs museums

Colorado Springs museums

For anyone looking for things to see and do during a Colorado vacation, Colorado Springs attractions offer plenty of family fun. Families can take in exhibits that narrate pioneering, mining and rodeo histories. The various museums of Colorado Springs offer great variety for young, curious minds as well as host special events and learning sessions for all ages.

Colorado Springs museums do a great job of making learning about the past exciting. There are loads of exhibitions to take in, and the museums invite visitors to participate in many live events and hands-on experiences.

The Colorado Springs Fine Art Center is an all-in-one art district. The museum features a gallery, theater and art classes for all experience levels and ages. Penrose Heritage Museum highlights the accomplishments of a beloved area entrepreneur who invested heavily to preserve the area's culture and history.

The Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum recollects the story of the early settlers of the Pikes Peak expanse. Ghost Town Museum treats families to a taste of the Wild West with activities such as learning how to pan for real gold.

The Pikes Peak Historical Railway Foundation preserves the history of Colorado Springs intercity trolley system through the Colorado Spring Trolley exhibition, and the Will Rogers Shrine is a great way to get an overhead view of the surrounding landscape.

If you're looking for a fun, memorable place to take your family on a summer adventure, Colorado Springs may be the answer. Visit Cheyenne Mountain Resort to book your stay.

05/26/2015

Plan your Colorado Springs Summer Vacation with our Fun Events all Season Long

Your Colorado Springs Summer Vacation just got even better at CMR!

Colorado Springs Summer Vacation
At Cheyenne Mountain Resort the fun lasts all summer.  Plan your stay and enjoy the events every day of the week.
 
Colorado Springs Summer Vacation Activities at CMR
From May 22, 2015 to September 8, 2015 - Memorial Day straight through Labor Day!

Fridays
• Complimentary Craft Beer & Root Beer Tasting for the kids – 5-7pm
Gourmet S’mores – 6:30-9:30pm on the terrace - $10 per person - Roast marshmallows and create gourmet s'mores featuring caramel, nuts, peanut butter, bananas & more! $10 per person
• Friday Seafood/Prime Rib Night Seafood and Prime Rib Buffet  6:00pm – 10:00pm Mountain View Restaurant
• Live Music on the Sundance Terrace in the evening
 
Saturdays
• Complimentary Craft Beer & Root Beer Tasting for the kids – 5-7pm
• Gourmet S’mores – 6:30-9:30pm on the terrace - $10 per person - Roast marshmallows and create gourmet s'mores featuring caramel, nuts, peanut butter, bananas & more!
• Live Music on the Sundance Terrace in the evening
Zoo Breakfast – 8:30-10:00am at Mountain View Restaurant Visit with animals from Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Dive in Movies at the Resort Pool (Will be in the EPR if weather is bad) at dusk
Sundays
• Award- Winning Sunday Brunch  - 10:00am-2:00pm – Mountain View Restaurant

Every Day
Your Colorado Springs vacation will be made that much more fun at Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Try our amazing recreational activities: swimming, golf, tennis, full-service workout center complete with state-of-the-art fitness equipment and our new Alluvia Spa coming June 2015. You will also find jogging, hiking and biking paths located in the area surrounding the resort; maps are available at the Concierge desk or Fitness Center.

Beach time? We’ve got that too! Take advantage of the resort's 35-acre lake and private sandy beach with complimentary watercraft rentals, including kayaks, SUP paddleboards, paddle boats, canoes and aqua bikes.  

DOG DAYS AT THE BEACH
Join us with your furry friends for what's sure to be a rompin' bark of a good time! We'll have the toys, water bowls, and clean up bags.
Beach Gate Entrance: 6pm-7:30pm
2015 Dates: 3rd Sunday of the Month
June 21, July 19, August 16, September 20
 
Visit our website for more on our on-site recreational activities, nearby area attractions and day trip suggestions, or enhance your Colorado Springs summer vacation at Cheyenne Mountain Resort.  See you soon!

05/19/2015

June Happenings in the Colorado Springs Area: Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb and More!

Head to Colorado Springs to take in the Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb or choose one of these other great June events!

Pike's Peak International Hill Climb 2015

June is a great month to explore Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas and we have some of our top picks for some fun!

Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack– June 26 & June 27, 215
Airstrip Attack is a half-mile side-by-side roll race and trap speed competition with over two hundred of the fastest street cars in the country. Thousands gather to see the industry’s top manufacturers, personalities and performance and lifestyle organizations come out to participate, support and exhibit at the event.

Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb  - June 28, 2015
Founded by Spencer Pemrose in 1916, it is the 2nd oldest American Motersports event and often referred to as the “Race to the Clouds.”  Aside from the excitement of the racing, visitors can enjoy  Fanfest in Downtown Colorado Springs which takes place on Friday the 26th and includes entertainment, motorcycle exhibitions, vendor booths and more.  Tickets to the race may be purchased at the event website.  

Royal Gorge Whitewater Festival – June 26 & 27, 2015
In its 7th year, the Royal Gorge Whitewater Festival (RGWF) features kayak, stand up paddle board, raft, and river board competitions. Including in the main festival event will be food, beer, vendors, and entertainment for the entire family.  All of the money raised goes towards continued expansion of the Whitewater Park, river restoration, and charitable causes.  

Cheyenne Mountain Resorthost hotel for the Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack and an event sponsor for the Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb, is the perfect place to stay if you are traveling to the area to enjoy all of the area events this June.  Visit our website for booking information. 

05/12/2015

Garden of the Gods Ten Mile Race is a MUST DO Colorado Springs Running Event

Garden of the Gods Ten Mile Race Test your endurance at the Garden of the Gods Ten Mile Race…the ultimate Colorado Springs running event!

Colorado Runner has awarded the Garden of the Gods Ten Mile RaceMost Scenic” “Race of the Year” and “Best 10 Mile.” With amazing scenery and a challenging course, the Garden 10 Mile takes place June 14, 2015 and is in its 39th year. This one is a must to add to your race calendar!

For many seeking a greater challenge, the 10-mile run is the first leg in the Triple Crown of Running Series, a three-race commitment that includes the Summer Roundup Trail Run on July 12, and the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon, Aug. 15-16.

The race course takes participants into very center of the Garden of the Gods, and includes a spectacular view of the most famous rock in the area—the Balanced Rock.

Ready for a challenge but not quite up to the 10 mile mark? A 5K is now part of the Garden of the Gods race family. This is a great option for those seeking a shorter distance event but still being soaking in the exciting vibe!

Celebrate your accomplishments after the festivities and stop by Cheyenne Mountain Resort for a delicious bite to eat and good company at our on-site restaurants.  

We hope everyone runs strong at the Garden of the Gods Ten Mile Race this June!

05/05/2015

Plan Ahead for Pampering in the all New Spa at the Country Club of Colorado Springs

A sneak peak at a new fabulous spa experience at Cheyenne Mountain Resort & the Country Club of Colorado Springs.

ATTRACTISpa at the Country Club of Colorado Springs
Imagine a day when your worries can be soothed away while your muscles are massaged into a state of utter bliss!  Soon the dream will become a reality as we are putting the final touches on our brand new Spa at the Country Club of Colorado Springs at Cheyenne Mountain Resort!

We want to enhance your experience at our beautiful Colorado Springs Resort. Our new 5,000 square foot spa facility will be housed on the first-floor of the fitness center and will feature:

Six treatment rooms
Manicure and pedicure stations
Private reception lobby
Indoor and outdoor meditation and relaxation suites

Bask in the decadence as we offer guests a genuine Colorado spa experience complete with relaxing treatments, facials, nail services, signature packages and retail products. You will be healed, refreshed and left with an irresistible feeling of luxury, elegance and beauty.  A pampering day of renewal awaits!

We plan to bring all of this goodness to you this June, 2015! For more information about our latest offerings at Cheyenne Mountain Resort, please visit our website

04/28/2015

What you need to know: FAQs about our Colorado Springs Golf Destination

Colrado Springs Golf Destination

Learn more about our Colorado Springs Golf Destination and plan your day on the links!

What could be better than a day out on the golf course with friends?  Colorado Springs is a spectacular golf destination for your next outing and at Cheyenne Mountain Resort, our 18-hole championship course offers tour-quality greens adjacent to our crystal clear 35-acre lake and amazing mountain views.  Ready to play a round? Check out our list of Frequently Asked Questions for all you need to know when visiting.  

Q: What are the hours for golfing?
A:  Golfers can enjoy the course here until dark and our pro shop is open from 7:30am to 6:00pm

Q: Is there a dress code to play at Cheyenne Mountain Resort?
A: The clothing in golf is part of the tradition of the game! We ask that all golfers wear a collared shirt with sleeves, mock turtle necks (long or short-sleeved) and tailored slacks or shorts.  Women golfers may wear acceptable length tailored shorts, slacks, skirts and capri pants.

Q: I am new to golf! Do you have instruction available so I can improve my game?
A: Welcome to world of golf! You couldn’t have selected a better course with seasoned PGA instructors to help you improve your game.  Come meet Matt Cohen our PGA Head Golf Professional and, member of the PGA of America for 14 years and Ann Finke, PGA Director of Instruction and PGA Member since 1983.  

Q: I love golf and wanted to bring my kids to introduce them to the sport. Is there an age requirement to golf?
A: At Cheyenne Mountain Resort we love to encourage the next generation of golfers.  Our course, designed by Pete Dye, is ideal for learning to play the game.  We invite our younger players to join us and think that 9 years of age and older is perfect to learn the etiquette of the game. Ages 9-11 are free with a paying adult after 2pm, ages 12 and older can save 50% off green fees when playing with a paying adult (after 1pm).  During Twilight Golf, ages 9-17 are invited to play for free with a paying adult.  

Q: I would love to come and stay overnight! Do you have any specials or packages that include golfing?
A: Our Unlimited Golf Package is ideal! Enjoy overnight accommodations, golfing with  complimentary free range balls and cart, and free dining for all kids 8 and under.  

Join us this season at our Colorado Springs golf destination! For reservations, please visit our website.  See you on the links soon!

04/21/2015

Pikes Peak Fun: Terror Dactyl at Cave of the Winds

Try out Terror Dactyl at Cave of the Winds this season for some Pikes Peak fun!

Pikes Peak fun

Thrill-Seeker
(noun)
1. A person who enjoys taking part in extreme sports and other activities involving risk. Also known as an Adrenaline Junkie.

Does this describe you?  When visiting Colorado Springs you MUST take on the challenge of the Terror Dactyl at Cave of the Winds to satisfy your need for the extreme. It is, of course, the “Dive Ride of Epoch Proportions!”

Terror Dactyl opened last year and is the first of its kind anywhere in the world.  Imagine yourself on the edge of a 200-foot cliff above Williams Canyon in Manitou Springs.  Experience the thrill of being launched 150 feet into the canyon at nearly 100 miles per hour! Feel the full G-Force of the ride during a free fall drop that will have you skimming the tops of the trees in the canyon below.

This is just one of the many attractions at Cave of the Winds that visitors can enjoy during their time here including cave tours, the Wind Walker Challenge Course and more.   

In Colorado Springs there is no shortage of exciting activities all around. Cheyenne Mountain Resort hopes to welcome you to the area this season to experience some Pike’s Peak fun with Terror Dactyl! Our resort features amazing recreational amenities to compliment your Colorado Springs adventure.

Visit our website to book your Colorado getaway and learn more about all our resort has to offer!

04/14/2015

Stroll the Local Storefronts with a Day of Shopping in Colorado Springs

Shopping in Colorado SpringsOutlets, unique shops and more are great places to shop in Colorado Springs!

Whether you’re looking to pick up that perfect souvenir or trip memento, or you are in serious need of some retail therapy, shopping in Colorado Springs offers something for everyone. Colorado Springs is home to a number of shopping destinations popular with visitors and residents alike, from outlet malls, upscale and open air shopping centers as well as a 65,000 square foot marketplace with over 300 vendors to name a few.

Just some of the nearby shopping centers, markets and malls in Colorado Springs include:

American Classics Marketplace
Chapel Hills Mall
Citadel Mall
Outlets at Castle Rock
The Promenade Shops at Briargate

If you're in the market for a shopping experience filled with unique shops and plenty of charm, visit Old Colorado City or Downtown Colorado Springs. For more activities and things to do in Colorado Springs, visit our website.

Cheyenne Mountain Resort hopes you enjoy the wonderful shopping offered in Colorado Springs. Book a getaway weekend and hit the shops! Our seasonal promotions, like our Bed and Breakfast Package, offer great savings, perfect for a shopping weekend or girls weekend away. Make your reservations online or by calling 800-588-0250.

03/31/2015

Vacation? Try a Golf Play-cation with Our Unlimited Golf Package in Colorado Springs!

Golf in Colorado Springs

Who needs a spring vacation or even a staycation? When you can enjoy unlimited golf in Colorado Springs, we call that a “play-cation”!

Get ready to hit the links for a few rounds of golf on the Pete Dye Championship course at Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Avid golfers and those just getting into the game can get their fill with our new golf resort package in Colorado Springs – the Unlimited Golf Package!

This new stay and play package features:

  • Overnight accommodations
  • Unlimited golf on day after arrival
  • Cart & free range balls included
  • Kids 8 and under eat FREE all meal periods

 Book the Unlimited Golf Package* now!

Our 18-hole golf course in Colorado Springs was designed by the legendary Pete Dye and features challenges for golfers at every level of play. With over 4 million dollars of course renovations recently complete you can be sure to experience beautiful fairways and manicured greens as well as majestic views from nearly any spot on the course!

Tee up and enjoy world-class instruction by our golf pros, get outfitted in our Pro Shop and dine at Mountain View Restaurant after your day on the green! When you’re not golfing, you can bask in our relaxing accommodations, enjoy numerous recreational amenities or check out area attractions.

For  more on our resort or our Colorado Springs golf package, visit our website.

*Rate is subject to availability, applicable taxes and fees. Valid through December 31, 2015