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02/04/2014

See How Top Athletes Live & Train at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs

With the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics beginning next week, it is the perfect time to plan a visit to the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. See how the Team USA athletes live and train and how their journey to the medal stand every four years is an every day way of life.

The Olympic Training Center has venues and facilities for the following sports:

Basketball
Olympic Training CenterBoxing
Fencing
Gymnastics
Judo
Modern Pentathlon
Shooting
Swimming
Triathlon
Volleyball
Weightlifting
Wrestling

The Olympic Visitor Center educates the public about the U.S. Olympic Committee, U.S. Olympic Training Centers and the Olympic Movement. Athlete-led, free guided tours are given by USOC Ambassadors and feature a 45-minute walking tour of the facility and a 12-minute film.

Get into the Olympic spirit at the Olympic Downtown Celebration in Colorado Springs on Friday, February 7 at 5:00 pm. Celebrate the opening of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. More information can be found on the City of Colorado Springs event calendar.

Cheyenne Mountain Resort is located only five miles from the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. Plan a day to learn and experience all you can about the amazing athletes that represent our country at Olympic Games. Then head back to our resort for a relaxing dinner at our Mountain View Restaurant and a comfortable stay in our Rocky Mountain inspired rooms.

 

Visit our website for more information on our resort or to book your stay.

 

Image Credit: U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs

01/28/2014

Spend a Relaxing Day Visiting the Wineries near Colorado Springs

Cheyenne Mountain ResortThere’s no need to travel to Sonoma, Italy or France for great wine! Plan a girls weekend, a romantic getaway with your other half or simply enjoy a day trip to visit the wineries near Colorado Springs and sample truly exquisite vino made in the region.

Did you know that Colorado has an ideal climate for growing grapes and making wines, very similar to the conditions in France, Italy and California? Taste for yourself at world-class wineries and meaderies just a short drive from Colorado Springs.

Wineries near Colorado Springs:

The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey
Let the winery staff guide you through a “flight-tasting” of their award-winning wines.

Black Forest Meadery
A meadery featuring wines and meads ripe for the tasting. Reserve a visit to their Tasting Room.

D’Vine Winery
Manitou Springs’ only winery featuring custom wine blending and daily wine tasting.

Cheyenne Mountain Resort hopes you enjoy touring wineries near Colorado Springs.

We invite you enjoy a stay at our resort which is situated just a short car ride from each of these destinations. Our property offers beautiful views, luxurious guest accommodations and delicious dining — perfect for rounding out a weekend winery trip to Colorado Springs.

Visit our website to learn more about our resort or to reserve your stay today.

01/14/2014

Visit the Colorado Wolf & Wildlife Center Near Colorado Springs for the Experience of a Lifetime!

A wonderful winter adventure awaits you at the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center near Colorado Springs.  During your visit to the Wildlife Center you can take a Full Moon Tour, become a friend of the pack, and learn about these majestic creatures during their favorite time of year.  An animal lover can have their dream come true by experiencing an Alpha Photo Session or Taking a Walk on the Wild Side. If you are looking for an experience that is out of the ordinary, the wildlife center is definitely the place to visit.  

Located in Divide, Colorado, the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center is just a 45-minute drive from Colorado Springs and conducts tours and special events year round.  

2014 Calendar of Events                                                     Barbara Peters @ Transforming Visions Photography

Standard Tour
Tuesday - Sunday throughout the year

Full Moon Tour
Once a month throughout the year

Full Moon Feeding Fest
Twice a month throughout the year

Valentine’s Day & Full Moon with the Wolves
February 14, 2014

Mother’s Day with the Wolves
May 11, 2014

Father’s Day with the Wolves
June 15, 2014

The mission of the Wolf and Wildlife Center is conservation, education and preservation. Read all about the center, the pack, the history and more by visiting their website.

Cheyenne Mountain Resort hopes you enjoy taking a trip to the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center near Colorado Springs.  Escape the everyday and explore the local sites by booking your Rocky Mountain getaway with us this season.  

Please visit our website for more information on our relaxing resort accommodations or to make reservations.  

Image Credit: Barbara Peters @ Transforming Visions Photography

   

 

12/31/2013

Cheyenne Mountain Resort Wishes You a Happy New Year! Come Celebrate with Us!

Happy New Year from Cheyenne Mountain Resort!
  Happy New Year from Cheyenne Mountain Resort
Wishing you and your loved ones happiness, health and joy in 2014!

Need a last-minute place to stay for New Year’s Eve in Colorado Springs? There are just hours left to take advantage of our New Years Eve hotel package at Cheyenne Mountain Resort.

For just $99*, you’ll receive deluxe accommodations with upgrade to next available room category, a guaranteed late-check out and much more.

Click here to read more about our New Year’s Eve hotel deal in Colorado Springs.

Whether you’re staying with us to ring in 2014 or you’re visiting with family and friends, join us for our New Years Eve Dinner at Mountain View Restaurant. Don’t forget to take advantage of the local New Year’s events happening throughout the Pikes Peak region.

Don’t forget to take advantage of our New Year’s Day events including our “Sleep Late” breakfast at Mountain View Restaurant served until 1:00pm.  Adults are $16.00, children are $8.00 and children 8 and under eat FREE. We’re also featuring New Year’s Day College Football food and beverage specials at Will Rogers Lounge.

Click here for more on our New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day events at Cheyenne!

Cheyenne Mountain Resort hopes you’ll plan a visit to our property in the New Year!

*Rate is based on availability and subject to applicable taxes and fees.  Food and beverage purchases are not included in rate.

12/17/2013

Looking for Things To Do on NYE in Colorado Springs? Book our New Year’s Eve Hotel Package & Enjoy Local Events!

We are busy getting ready for another wonderful Saturday at our Unwrap the Magic Holiday Event and preparing for our Christmas and New Year’s Eve dining events. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy the holidays 6,200 feet closer to the stars, book our Authentic. Colorado. Holiday. package or our New Year’s Eve $99 hotel deal.

Cheyenne Mountain Resort New Years Eve
While you’re here, there are a number of fantastic things to do on NYE in Colorado Springs for couples, families and kids!

Family New Years Eve
December 31, 2013
4:00 PM & 7:00 PM Showtimes

Start celebrating early at Family New Years Eve at Millibo Art Theatre. Don party hats, play kazoos and enjoy plenty of laughter during the show and activities and treats after.

Cruising into the New Year
December 31, 2013
7:00 PM - 1:00 AM

NYE at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center has something for everyone: wine tasting, dinner, social dancing, dance lessons, caricatures, karaoke, champagne toast & more!

New Years Eve with The Martini Shot
December 31, 2013
9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Head to the Stargazers Theatre to enjoy dance music by The Martini Shot, a six-piece pop-rock band known for their performances of covers as well as original music!

Visit our website for more regional holiday events and festive resort happenings this season.

Click here to learn more about our New Year’s Eve Dinner.
Click here to book our New Year’s Eve Hotel Package.

Cheyenne Mountain Resort hopes you’ll join us for NYE in Colorado Springs!

12/03/2013

It’s the Perfect Time of Year to Visit the North Pole near Colorado Springs, Home of Santa’s Workshop!

Did you know that one of this season’s best family-friendly holiday attractions is located just minutes from Colorado Springs? Take the whole family to the North Pole, Home of Santa’s Workshop for a day filled with Christmas-themed rides, entertainment, food and plenty more.

North Pole, Home of Santa's WorkshopNorth Pole
Home of Santa’s Workshop
5050 Pikes Peak Highway
Cascade, CO 80809

The North Pole, located near Colorado Springs is a kid-friendly Christmas themed amusement park offering over two dozen rides, daily magic and music shows, activities and games and so much more to visitors of all ages.

One of the best things to do in Colorado Springs during the holidays, the North Pole has been spreading cheer since it opened in 1956, giving kids the chance to peek inside Santa’s House and visit with the big guy in the red suit himself!

Click here for a list of children and family rides offered at the North Pole.
Click here to visit the North Pole’s official website for rates, dates and more details.

Cheyenne Mountain Resort hopes you enjoy visiting Kris Kringle at the North Pole, Colorado. Return from the mountainside amusement park to our resort where the fun continues! Our family holiday resort activities include Santa Sunday Brunch at Mountain View Restaurant as well as Unwrap the Magic Holiday Activities on December 7, 14 & 21 from 10 AM - 2 PM.

Visit our website for more on how you and your family can enjoy an Authentic Colorado Holiday!

Image Credit: North Pole, Colorado

11/12/2013

Celebrate the Season with an Authentic Colorado Springs Holiday Getaway at Cheyenne Mountain Resort

Join us at Cheyenne Mountain Resort this December and get into the spirit of the season with a Colorado Springs holiday getaway. Our Authentic. Colorado. Holiday. package is perfect for a winter vacation filled with family fun.

The Holidays at Cheyenne Mountain ResortOur Authentic. Colorado. Holiday. Package:

- Friday & Saturday nights in December
- Rates from $109 per night
- Modern overnight accommodations
- Unwrap The Magic Holiday Activities for one child*

Click here to book your Colorado Springs holiday getaway!

Take part in our upcoming holiday resort events for a truly authentic Colorado holiday experience. Our festive, family-friendly offerings include:

Friday & Saturday, December 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 & 21:

- Complimentary wassail and cocoa from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM.

- Live music in the evenings from carolers, pianists and singers.

- Complimentary Elf Turndown with milk and personalized cookies for your son or daughter. (Please specify the names and ages of your children.)

Saturday, December 7, 14 & 21:

- Unwrap the Magic Holiday Activities from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM featuring cookie decorating, a bounce house, face painting, balloon animals, build-a-teddy & so much more!

- Classic holiday movie matinee at 2:00 PM

- 20% off restaurant food and beverage purchases, including holiday dinner buffets.**

Christmas at Cheyenne Mountain ResortSunday, December 1, 8, 15 & 22:

- Santa Sunday Brunch from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Complimentary portraits available. $34 for Adults, $17 for Kids 9 - 12, Kids 8 & under eat FREE.

For more on our Colorado Springs holiday getaway package or holiday resort events, visit our website or call 800-588-0250. We hope you’ll join us in the Springs this holiday season!

* Each additional child is $10 at time of reservation or $20 at the door.
** Excludes Sunday Santa Brunch

10/22/2013

Fall into Savings with Autumn Hotel Discounts at Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs

Fall in Colorado is a truly beautiful sight. Soak up the season first hand with our new Fall Into Savings packages, two wonderful hotel discounts in Colorado Springs! Save 20% off of your room rate if you stay two nights or 25% if you stay three. Guests will also enjoy a number of other fantastic package benefits.

Cheyenne Mountain Resort Fall PackagesBoth Fall Into Savings hotel deals include:
- Deluxe accommodations & access to amenities
- 25% off two adult zoo coupons
- Kids 8 & under eat free at Mountain View Restaurant
- S'mores on the Terrace (kits at Will Rogers Lounge)

Click here to book the Stay 2, Save 20% Package.
Click here to book the Stay 3, Save 25% Package.

Visit our Getaway Packages Page for more on our exciting hotel discounts in Colorado Springs.

Cheyenne Mountain Resort hopes you enjoy the crisp autumn air and colorful foliage during your fall getaway at our resort. Visit our website for more on the amenities, accommodations and delicious dining offered at our property.

*Subject to availability.  Discount applies to room rate only.  Other fees and taxes are applicable.

10/01/2013

Boo! Check out these Ghoulish Halloween Events in Colorado Springs!

Cheyenne Mountain ResortIt’s un-boo-lievable how many exciting Halloween events are happening in Colorado Springs this year. Grab your favorite ghoul or goblin and kick off the trick-or-treating season with a walking ghost tour in Manitou Springs by Blue Moon Haunted Tours.

Blue Moon Haunted History Tours offer several different tours throughout Manitou Springs, Old Colorado Springs and beyond, you can take part in a Haunted History Walking Tour, Haunted Hearse Tour or Haunted Cemetery Ghost Hunt. Visit their official website here for more info or to reserve your spot.

Want more ghoulish things to do? Here is a list of area attractions hosting Halloween events in Colorado Springs:

Haunted Mines - Western Museum of Mining & Industry
Boo at the Zoo - Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Howl-O-Ween Day of the Dead Celebration - Colorado Wolf & Wildlife Center
Trick or Treat Train - Royal Gorge Railroad

Another exciting Halloween event is the Space and Science Fiction Halloween Ball at the Space Foundation World Headquarters on Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 7:00 - 11:00 PM. This fundraising event is for ages 21 and over and features a DJ, food and drink, prizes for best costumes, sci-fi films, a silent auction and more. Cheyenne Mountain Resort is proud to a silent auction donor for the event! Click here for more info on the Space and Science Fiction Halloween Ball.

Cheyenne Mountain Resort hopes you enjoy these Halloween events in Colorado Springs and that you’ll book a not-so-spooky stay with us to take advantage of all of the excitement.

Visit our website to reserve your room online or call 800-588-0250.

09/24/2013

Where’s Waldo? At The 2nd Annual Waldo Waldo 5K Walk Run in Colorado Springs!

Looking for Waldo? Well, there will be plenty of them at The Waldo Waldo 5K Walk & Run on October 27, 2013. So don your red and white stripped shirt, spectacles and beanie and join the action which benefits a great cause!

The Waldo Waldo 5K Walk & RunThe 2nd Annual Waldo Waldo 5K
October 27, 2013
America The Beautiful Park
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Celebrating its second year, this Colorado Springs 5K sponsored by elope, Inc. & UpaDowna benefits the Waldo Canyon Fire Relief Efforts.

In 2013, the Waldo Waldo 5K is also attempting to break a world record by having the largest gathering of people dressed like Waldo.

Held at America The Beautiful Park festivities begin at 9:00 AM with music, vendors and prizes! The World Record Count for the most “Waldos” in one place takes place at 10:30 AM followed by a group photo. The first wave of the Run/Walk begins at 11:00 AM.

Click here to 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 fantastic event. We hope walkers and runners of all ages have a fun-filled day!

Image Credit: The Waldo Waldo 5K