63 posts categorized "Recreation"

04/23/2013

Celebrate Territory Days in Old Colorado City Memorial Day Weekend!

Join more than 150,000 visitors and residence as they spend Memorial Day Weekend at the 38th Annual Territory Days in Old Colorado City.

Old Colorado City38th Annual Territory Days
May 25th – 27th, 2013
Old Colorado City

Territory Days, hosted by Old Colorado City Associates, Ltd, began in 1975 as the “Rampart Range Sertoma Territory Days Parade and Buffalo Barbecue”. It was renamed Territory Days a year later to celebrate Old Colorado City as the first capitol of the Colorado Territory.

Come experience historic Old Colorado City as it opens its doors to the community during an annual tradition that dates back nearly 40 years. This free, family-friendly weekend event in Colorado Springs is a three-day street festival filled with food, games and plenty of festivities.

Watch rodeo-style events like wild west gunfights, fast-draw competition and other old west traditions and entertainment. Children can play at the Kids Zone featuring train rides and a petting zoo. Feast on delicious food by local vendors, enjoy live music and don’t forget to browse the craft fair -- one of the largest in the state!

Cheyenne Mountain ResortVisit the event website for more on Territory Days in Old Colorado City, open Saturday and Sunday 10 AM - 7 PM and Monday 10 AM - 6 PM.

Cheyenne Mountain Resort hopes you enjoy Territory Days, one of the many great events in Old Colorado City throughout the year. Reserve your Memorial Day Weekend stay today and enjoy beautiful accommodations near Old Colorado City as well as plenty of recreational amenities on our resort grounds. Visit our website to book online or call 1-800-588-0250.

Image Credit (top): Old Colorado City

03/19/2013

Enjoy An Ex-Zoo-Berant Spring Break with our Colorado Springs Vacation Package

Cheyenne Mountain ResortSpring Break is just around the corner! Book our 'Ex-Zoo-Berant' Spring Break Package to spend your vacation at Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Our Colorado Springs vacation package includes everything you need for a memorable family vacation 6,200 feet closer to the stars!

'Ex-Zoo-Berant' Spring Break Package begins at $119 and includes:

• Overnight Accommodations
• Breakfast Buffet for Two at Mountain View Restaurant
• Waived Resort Fee ($18 per night value)
• Upgrade to Next Available Room Type
• Guaranteed 2 PM Late Check-Out

Click here to book now.

Enhance your vacation by taking advantage of these special offers:

25% off Two Adult Passes to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
20% off Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Buffets at Mountain View Restaurant*
Kids 8 and under eat FREE at Mountain View Restaurant
Free Fitness Classes at The Country Club of Colorado
$55 One Hour Private Tennis Lesson (regularly $70)

Enjoy your spring break getaway at Cheyenne Mountain Resort by taking part in any of the following resort events:

Cheyenne Mountain ResortKidz Zoo Breakfast
Saturday, March 30 from 8 AM - 10:30 AM at Mountain View Restaurant. Enjoy a delicious breakfast and get up close and personal with animals from the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

‘Zookeeper’ Movie Madness
Have a family movie night filled with free popcorn and lemonade on Friday, March 29.

To learn more about this or any of our Colorado Springs vacation packages, visit our website. Book your Colorado Springs spring break vacation by calling 1-800-588-0250 or making your reservation online. Cheyenne Mountain Resort looks forward to welcoming you this spring!

*Discount not applicable to alcohol purchases or Easter Brunch.

03/05/2013

Cheyenne Mountain Resort -- 2013 Ride the Rockies Finish Line!

Ride the RockiesWe are incredibly excited to share that Cheyenne Mountain Resort is the 2013 Ride the Rockies finish line! Our resort will be the long-awaited finish to a grueling week-long trek for 2,000 cyclists that begins June 8, 2013 in Telluride, Colorado. Join us at the finish line for food, fun, entertainment and accommodations! Celebrate with live music, dancing, delicious dishes from your favorite local restaurants and more.

Ride the Rockies
June 8 - 15, 2013
Telluride to Colorado Springs

The more than 500-mile ride winds through varying elevations as riders make their way northeast to Colorado Springs on June 15, finishing at Cheyenne Mountain Resort. The schedule for this year’s tour, set to follow an eight city route across the Centennial State, covers anywhere from 46 miles to upwards of 90 miles each day. Riders will ascend three famous mountain passes: Lizard Head, Wolf Creek and Poncha Pass as well as take on Royal Gorge Bridge, the highest suspension bridge in the United States, on their way to Colorado Springs!

This annual Colorado bike ride tour is presented by The Denver Post with proceeds from the event going to The Denver Post Community Foundation which provides direct funding to Colorado nonprofits. For additional information, visit the 2013 Ride the Rockies website.

Cheyenne Mountain ResortCheyenne Mountain Resort, part of the host community of Colorado Springs, looks forward to welcoming cyclists, volunteers, families, friends and spectators to watch this amazing feat of endurance and determination culminate at our resort. Our rustic yet modern accommodations, numerous amenities and delicious on-site dining are perfect for relaxing after biking hundreds of miles or if you just need an escape from the everyday!

For additional information about Cheyenne Mountain Resort -- the 2013 Ride the Rockies finish line -- please visit our website. Reserve accommodations for Ride the Rockies at a rate of $189* per night by booking online or calling 800-588-0250.

*Applicable taxes and fees may apply.
Image Credit (top): Ride the Rockies

02/19/2013

The Perfect Escape -- Our Colorado Springs Vacation Package From $119!

Book an upcoming winter, spring break or early summer getaway at Cheyenne Mountain Resort and take advantage of our latest Colorado Springs vacation package, The Perfect Escape, featuring rates from $119*.

Cheyenne Mountain ResortEnjoy the wonder of our scenic resort, situated on beautifully manicured grounds amid sweeping mountain views and convenient to numerous Pikes Peak attractions like Garden of the Gods, Manitou Springs and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Imagine relaxing in the luxurious comfort of your upgraded guest accommodations brimming with in-room amenities or starting your day off right with our delicious breakfast buffet at Mountain View Restaurant.

The Perfect Escape package includes:

- Lavish Breakfast Buffet for Two in Mountain View Restaurant
- Waived Resort Fee ($18.00 per night value)
- Upgrade to Next Available Room Type
- Guaranteed 2pm Late Check-Out

Click here to book now.

Cheyenne Mountain ResortWith so many exciting resort activities and local sights to see, you’ll be glad you booked our Colorado Springs resort getaway package -- experience The Perfect Escape today!

Reserve your Spring Break getaway in Colorado Springs by calling 800-588-0250 or booking your stay online. Visit our website to learn more about Cheyenne Mountain Resort, an ideal vacation destination that provides an Authentic. Colorado. Experience. 6,200 feet closer to the stars.

*Based on availability from 1/31–6/2/2013 does not apply to existing reservations (black-out dates apply).

01/08/2013

The 6th Annual Cripple Creek Ice Festival -- A Cool Event for the Whole Family!

It is no secret that Cripple Creek is both a quaint piece of Colorado history and a bustling site for entertainment. So why not plan a visit to the Cripple Creek Ice Festival February 9-10 and 16-17, 2013 and take part in the excitement of this annual event!

Cripple Creek Ice FestivalCripple Creek Ice Festival
February 9-10 & 16-17, 2013
Bennett Avenue, Cripple Creek

Celebrating its 6th year, this family-friendly event features talented ice sculptors that pull out all of the stops to craft amazing pieces from simple blocks of ice. With this year’s theme of Mythological Wonderland the pieces are certain to be dynamic, mystifying displays of craftsmanship with many of the sculptures including interactive elements. Kids can enjoy the ice maze, ice slide as well as carnival-style games constructed out of ice while adults can sip their favorite beverage at the ice bar!

This two-weekend event will also feature live music as well as delicious foods and hand-crafted, high quality merchandise from area vendors. For additional information or for a schedule of activities, please visit the event's official website.

The Cheyenne Mountain Resort hopes you enjoy your time at the Cripple Creek Ice Festival. Book a stay with us to enjoy a weekend at the Ice Festival, not to mention our numerous on-site activities and amenities. Visit our website to learn more or to book online, you can also call us at 719.538.4000. We look forward to welcoming you to Colorado Springs.

Image Credit: visitcripplecreek.com

12/18/2012

Celebrate New Year's Eve in Colorado Springs, CO at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort!

Join us as we celebrate the wonder of the holiday season with our resort and dining events. Sunday Brunch with Santa, Christmas Eve Dinner and Christmas Day Brunch are joyous ways to come together and mark the occasion with delicious food and amazing views.

The Cheyenne Mountain Resort is also thrilled to offer our Holidays Unwrap The Magic hotel deal with rates from $95, we are also waiving our Resort Fee. To learn more about how you can unwrap the magic of a relaxing holiday getaway in Colorado Springs, click here.

Cheyenne Mountain ResortCelebrating New Year’s Eve in Colorado Springs, CO? Look no further than the Cheyenne Mountain Resort as the place to stay, play and relax as you welcome 2013! Our New Year’s Eve Package features rates from $95 and:

- Deluxe Accommodations with upgrade*
- Guaranteed Late Check-Out at 2 PM
- Waived Resort Fee

Book our New Year’s Eve Package to be in the center of it all during our festivities in Colorado Springs, beginning with our New Year’s Eve Dinner at the Mountain View Restaurant on from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

A sample of offerings at New Year’s Eve Dinner:

Creamy Dilled Potato and Shrimp Soup
Poached Pear and Frisee Salad with Prosciotto
Steamed Crab Legs with Drawn Butter
Carved Prime Rib of Beef
Decadent Selection of Seasonal Sweets
Complimentary Champagne

For the full menu, click here.

Our New Year’s dinner in Colorado Springs is $39.00 for adults, $19.00 for children 9 - 12 and complimentary for children 8 and under. Reservations are strongly recommended. Call 719-538-4000 or visit our OpenTable page.

After dinner check out live entertainment by The Mighty Kingsnakes and Carols Crull in Will Rogers Lounge from 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM which features complimentary party favors and champagne toast at midnight as well as cocktail and hors d’oeuvres specials.

Cheyenne Mountain ResortKick off 2013 with our “Sleep Late” Breakfast Buffet at Mountain View Restaurant served until 12:00 PM on New Year’s Day. Our New Year’s brunch in Colorado Springs is $14.50 for adults, $7.25 for children 9 - 12 and free for kids 8 and under.

With so many reasons to spend New Year’s Eve in Colorado Springs, CO, book your accommodations and make your dining reservations at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort today! Reserve your stay by calling 800-588-0250 or booking online.

*Deluxe Accommodations with upgrade to next available room category

12/11/2012

Take a Tour of the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs

A must-see Colorado Springs attraction is the U.S. Olympic Training Facility right here in town!

U.S. Olympic Training CenterThis facility is the home away from home for many of the athletes you watched compete in the 2012 London Olympic Games this past summer. What better way to carry that Olympic excitement until the 2016 games than by visiting the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

As the main site in the nation for information on the U.S. Olympic team and its efforts, the U.S. Olympic Training Center welcomes over 140,000 visitors to it’s $8 million U.S. Olympic Visitors Center.

Take a free tour of the facilities, led by U.S. Olympic Athletes. The tours, which take place Monday through Saturday from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM, includes a 45-minute walk of the complex complete with a peek inside training facilities like the Aquatics Center and Sports Center Gymnasium. See the athlete training facilities and stroll through the Olympic Pathway to learn more about the history of the games.

Additional visitor hotspots include the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame Rotunda and the U.S. Olympic Store. For more information on this free, family-friendly attraction in Colorado Springs, please visit the training center’s official website.

The Cheyenne Mountain Resort, just 6 miles from the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, hopes to welcome you during your next getaway. Our resort accommodations, modern amenities and helpful staff look forward to creating a memorable stay for you and your family. Reserve your room today by calling 800-588-0250 or booking online.

Image Credit: U.S. Olympic Training Center

10/16/2012

Enjoy the Beauty of Colorado Springs at Cheyenne Mountain State Park

The Cheyenne Mountain State Park in Colorado Springs is home to 1680 acres of green space and nature trails. This Colorado State Park is open year-round and features hiking, biking, camping, picnicking and geocaching among its many park activities.

Cheyenne Mountain State Park

Image Credit: Cheyenne Mountain State Park

Hiking
The Cheyenne Mountain State Park has 16 trails for hiking and biking totaling 20 miles of ground for you to explore. Ranging from easy to moderate with slightly varying elevations, hikers can observe the wildlife and forestry indigenous to the area while walking.

Geocaching
Grab your GPS unit or rent one at the park to explore the trails looking for several caches and clues. Visit the Cheyenne Mountain State Park website for the park’s cache coordinates.

Picnicking
With 41 first-come-first-serve picnic sites, bringing lunch or using the site grills is a great way to take a break from all of the activities. Many picnic sites include expansive views of the Cheyenne Mountain.

To learn more about the activities, educational programs and facilities that await you at Cheyenne Mountain State Park, please visit their official website.

Take full advantage of the beautiful outdoor activities in Colorado Springs, like Cheyenne Mountain State Park, by booking a stay nearby at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Relax in our rustic and inviting guest accommodations or enjoy our numerous resort amenities like our pools, fitness center and more. Visit our website or call 800.588.0250 to reserve your room today.


10/02/2012

Spend the Day Exploring the Exhibits & Tours at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum

Colorado Springs Pioneers MuseumLearn about the history makers and defining times in the history of the city of Colorado Springs at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum (CSPM). Located in the meticulously restored 1903 El Paso County Courthouse, CSPM is rich in culture both inside and outside.

This Colorado Springs area attraction is not only family-friendly and educational, it offers free admission to visitors. Featuring current and ongoing exhibits as well as tours, the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum houses over 60,000 objects each holding a special place in the history of the Pikes Peak Region.

Exhibits at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum:
Behind the Lens: Photographs of the Pikes Peak Region
Framing Community: Exposing Identity
Cultural Crossroads
Helen Hunt Jackson’s House
Minerals and Me
Any Place that is North and West: African Americans in Colorado Springs
The Story of Us

Ongoing Exhibits at CSPM include Walking Into an Ancient World which looks at the paleontology of Red Rock Canyon, On Man and His Vision takes a closer look into the life and contributions of solider and philanthropist General William Jackson Palmer.

Tours at the municipal museum of Colorado Springs range from guided and self-guided as well as off-site educational tours. On-site guided tours include Windows Into History and Architectural Tours. For additional information on the museum or to book a tour, visit the CSPM official website.

The Cheyenne Mountain Resort hopes you enjoy a day exploring the history of the region at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum. To learn more about our hotel or to book your stay, visit our website or call 800-588-0250.

Image Credit: Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum

09/25/2012

See the Spookier Side of Colorado Springs on a Ghost Tour of the Pikes Peak Region!

Ghost tours of Colorado Springs are a great fall-time activity and the perfect way to get into the  Halloween spirit! The Pikes Peak region is filled with a number of haunted tours full of spooky stories about spirits inhabiting the local area. Two Colorado Springs ghost tours include Blue Moon Haunted History Tours and Colorado Springs Downtown Ghost Tours.

Cheyenne Mountain ResortBlue Moon Haunted History Tours
Since 2002, the Blue Moon Haunted History Tours have offered visitors and residents of the Pikes Peak Region an up-close look at the paranormal with the choice of three tours. Running from Memorial Day weekend through November 1, 2012, tour goers can choose from their Haunted History Walking Tour, Haunted Hearse Tour or Victor Colorado Haunted Cemetery Ghost Hunt. See Manitou Springs, Old Colorado City, Victor and more in a completely different, and much scarier light! Visit the Blue Moon Tour website for more information.Cheyenne Mountain Resort

Colorado Springs Downtown Ghost Tours
Led by Certified Paranormal Investigators from the Pikes Peak Ghost Hunters, the Colorado Springs Downtown Ghost Tours take place every Friday and Saturday in October. Begin at the Mining Exchange Hotel at 7:00 PM and visit haunted attractions throughout Colorado Springs. Tours are for those 18 years of age or older and tickets are $15. For more information, visit their official website.

After your ghoulish tour of Colorado Springs, retreat to the Cheyenne Mountain Resort. There is nothing scary about relaxing in our resort-style accommodations or taking advantage of our extensive list of amenities. Reserve your room by calling 800.588.0250 or visiting our website.