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09/16/2014

Cheyenne Mountain Resort Unveils a New Look!

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Cheyenne Mountain Resort is pleased announce our new website. 

This new website is designed with our guests in mind for an easier and improved online experience.  You'll find everything you need to know about our authentic Rocky Mountain experience here. 

From hosting a meeting, to our gorgeous wedding venues, to of course our accommodations with packages & offers as well.  

Our new website will ensure that our guests have the best possible experience in planning their getaway from beginning to end. We want you to rediscover Cheyenne Mountain Resort whether you have stayed with us before or you are planning your first visit to Colorado Springs.

We also invite our guests to connect with us and follow us on our many social channels; Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+.  Be sure and sign up for our email news and offers too. 

The Country Club of Colorado at Cheyenne Mountain Resort has also launched its new website and invites you to check out their varied selection of recreational activities from their newly renovated Pete Dye championship golf course to their youth programs and upcoming events.  Representing everything needed for an active lifestyle and good health. 

 Happy Browsing!

09/09/2014

Fall into Savings with our Hotel Packages in Colorado Springs and Enjoy these Upcoming Area Events Too

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Fall is a beautiful time to visit Colorado Springs.  The majestic mountains and the colorful views are just superb.  Cooler weather and less crowded attractions make for a relaxing and stress free getaway.  To top that all off our Fall into Savings Hotel Packages in Colorado Springs will help you save on your stay.   

At Cheyenne Mountain Resort you can save 25% when you stay for three nights or 20% when you stay for two nights.  Our Fall into Savings Hotel Packages in Colorado Springs include:

•  Deluxe accommodations with a patio or balcony
•  Access to all of our resort amenities
•  Two coupons for 25% off adult admissions at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
•  Kids 8 & under eat free             

Colorado Springs host many different and exciting events all year long.  If you are looking for things to do this fall or are planning your visit here, check out these events happening during the upcoming weeks.  

Holly Berry House Folk Art Festival SEASONS_AUTUMN_Autumn=Leaves-Falling-graphic
September 12th – 14th
Artisans from all over the country come together bringing their unique talents to Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site inside the Garden of the Gods Park.

Colorado Springs Fall Home Show
October 4th – 5th
Products and ideas for inside and outside of your home at tremendous savings.

Body Mind Spirit Celebration Fair
October 10th – 12th
The oldest fair of its kind in the country, in its 35th year, brings alternative health and metaphysical topics.

Colorado Springs Science Festival
October 11th – 19th
A fun nine day celebration of sciences offering presentations and demonstrations. 

The Third Annual Waldo Waldo 5K
October 26th
Register for this 5K walk & run and receive a Waldo or Wenda costume kit with all the money raised benefiting local nonprofits.

More information on Cheyenne Mountain Resort can be found on our website or by calling 800.588.0250.

09/02/2014

There’s Still Time…Play, Stay & Save with our Golf Package & PGA Instructors in Colorado Springs

Cheyenne Golf

Have you met our PGA Instructors?  If you haven’t had the chance to play our 18-hole championship golf course and meet with our PGA Instructors it’s not too late, you still have time before the cold weather rolls in.  Come play, stay and save with us. 

Matt Cohen our Head Golf Professional is a self-taught player who began at the age of 12.  A graduate of the University of Colorado, Matt obtained his PGA Certification in June of 2001.  Here are a few highlights on Matt:   Matt

  • A member of the PGA of America for the past 9 years. 
  • A member of the PGA Presidents Council since 2007.
  • The Country Club of Colorado’s Head Golf Professional since 2007.
  • An active member of the Colorado PGA Board of Directors.  

Ann Finke our Director of Instruction grew up in a family of passionate golfers so her love of golf began about the age of 8 and continues today bringing that passion and drive to others through her instruction.  Here are a few highlights on Ann: Ann

  • A member of the PGA of America for the past 27 years.
  • A recipient of the PGA Junior Golf Leader Award.
  • The first woman recipient in Colorado of a National PGA Award.
  • 25 years of service at The Country Club of Colorado.

So come experience our championship golf course, and our PGA Instructors in Colorado Springs and save with our Summer Golf Playcation Stay and Play Package from *$199 per person. This package is valid until Friday, October 31st so you still have plenty of time, but don't miss out.  Included with this package you’ll receive:

  • Luxurious double occupancy accommodations.
  • Unlimited golf on our private Pete Dye Championship course with preferred tee-times.
  • Unlimited use of practice facilities including driving range and chipping/putting green.

Rate is based on double occupancy and subject to availability, applicable taxes and fees.  

Cheyenne Mountain Resort surrounded by the amazing views of the majestic Rocky Mountains offers you the perfect place to stay, play and save for your golf getaway.  Take advantage of our Golf Package & PGA Instructors in Colorado Springs for a golf outing that will have you coming back for more.   More information on Cheyenne Mountain Resort can be found on our website or by calling 800.588.0250.

08/26/2014

The Wounded Warrior Games Return to the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs

Wounded Warriors

The Wounded Warrior Games were first held in 2010 and were designed to introduce injured service men and women to Paralympic sport competitions with the hopes that they would remain physically active in their communities when they returned home. 

This amazing event will be held at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs with competition dates beginning September 28th and ending October 3rd.  Five U.S. teams representing all branches of the military will compete in sports ranging from archery and swimming to wheelchair basketball and more.  This year will also feature an individual competition, the Ultimate Champion, and it is expected that more than 200 service members will be attending this week-long event. 

The Wounded Warriors competition schedule is as follows:

Sunday, September 28th  
2:15 – 3:15 PM Opening Ceremony* Wounded Warriors
4:00 – 6:00 PM Sitting Volleyball

Monday, September 29th  
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM Cycling
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM WC Basketball
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Sitting Volleyball  

Tuesday, September 30th  
8:00 AM – 3:30 PM Swimming
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM WC Basketball
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Sitting Volleyball

Wednesday, October 1st  
8:00 AM – 3:30 PM Archery  
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM WC Basketball  
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Sitting Volleyball (Bronze)
 
Thursday, October 2nd  
8:00 AM – 3:30 PM Track & Field  
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Wheelchair Basketball (Bronze)
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM Sitting Volleyball (Gold)

Friday, October 3rd
8:00 AM – 3:30 PM Shooting  
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Wheelchair Basketball (Gold)

More information on the Wounded Warrior Games can be found on the U.S. Paralympics website.  The public is invited to the competitions which are free although opening and closing ceremonies are by invitation only. 

Cheyenne Mountain Resort located six miles from the U.S. Olympic Training Center is the perfect place to relax and rest your head whether you are traveling to the area to participate in the competition or attending to cheer on the heroic and remarkable men and women who are.   

More information on Cheyenne Mountain Resort along with our packages and specials to help you save on your stay can be found on our website or please call us at 800.588.0250.

Image Credit:  U.S. Paralympics

Cheyenne Mountain Resort would like to wish all the Wounded Warriors the best of luck!

08/19/2014

Colorado Springs Pawtoberfest – a Day to Celebrate Man’s Best Friend

Cheyenne Mountain Resort

The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region will hold its 6th Annual Pawtoberfest on Saturday, September 20th at Bear Creek Regional Park.  This festival is open to the public and will be held from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. 

You and your furry friend don’t want to miss this 5k run/walk and all of the day’s festivities that will have everyone's tail wagging.  There will also be local vendors, a beer garden, food and of course activities for the kids and our four legged friends too!

Just take a look at the schedule for the Colorado Springs Pawtoberfest: 

8:30 am               Race Registration Opens Pawtoberfest
10:00 am             5K Fun Run/Walk Starts
10:00 am             Festival and Beer Garden Open
10:30 am             All Breed Rescue Agility Course Demos
11:30 am             Awards Ceremony
12:15 pm             Costume Contest
1:00 pm               Pet/Owner Look-a-Like Contest
1:45 pm               Best Kiss Contest
2:00-3:00 pm     Try Your Paws, Agility Course Open Call

Event registration and complete details can be found on the Pawtoberfest website. Registered participants over the age of 21 and with proper identification get a free beer!  

For all that our beloved pets do for us; a day like this is well deserved. So come on out to Pawtoberfest, your best friend will love you even more for it!

Cheyenne Mountain Resort is a pet friendly resort and a proud sponsor of the Colorado Springs Pawtoberfest.  We encourage you to stop by our booth during the festival for some pet friendly information, coupons, dog treats and of course our wonderful Cheyenne will be there too.  

“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” ― Roger A. Caras

Image Credits: Humane Society of Pikes Peak Region Pawtoberfest

08/12/2014

The 9th Annual CampExperience™ for Women is Coming to Colorado Springs

Camp Experience Cheyenne

Fifteen women came up with a great idea in the summer of 2005.  “Women who have can help women who need”.  It’s not all about the money though, it’s about making new friends and encouraging with love and support that became the basis of the idea. 

Camp Experience at Cheyenne 1CampExperience™ is a women’s group that holds activities and retreats which educate and inspire women.  It’s a place to manifest your purpose, reflect on your vision, and ultimately just relax and have fun.

During the annual CampExperience™ money is raised to assist non-profit organizations that help women and children through their charity partners.   

This year the 9th Annual CampExperience™ Retreat will be held at Cheyenne Mountain Resort from 10:00 am on Friday, September 19th until 2:00 pm on Sunday, September 21st.  Special discounted lodging for women attending is being offered and information for reserving your stay can be found on the CampExperience website

With an amazing array of activities, events and speakers, this is an uplifting event you won't want to miss.  Just take a look at the full schedule here

Cheyenne Mountain Resort is looking forward to welcoming all attendees for the 9th Annual CampExperience™ for Women.  More information on our resort and all that we have to offer you during this amazing retreat can be found on our website or by calling 800.588.0250.

It’s going to be a great weekend!

Image Credits:  CampExperience

08/05/2014

Join the Susan G. Komen Southeastern Colorado 20th Race for the Cure®

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The largest of 5k run/fitness walks in the world, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series, is taking place on September 7th at the Garden of the Gods.  The Pooches in Pink dog walk will be held in conjunction with the Pooches in Pink Petacular at the Rock Ledge Ranch on Saturday, September 6th.

Pooches-in-pink-logoRegistration for the Susan G. Komen Southeastern Colorado Race for the Cure® can be done online by August 11th.  Anyone registering online will have their Race t-shirt and bib mailed to them.  Walk in registrations can be done at several different locations in the area as well. 

Individuals can either run or walk the 5k route or One Mile route by themselves or with a team.  This year if you can’t make the race you can participate in the Sleep in for the Cure®.  

Cheyenne Mountain Resort located only eight miles from the Garden of the Gods is the perfect place to stay whether you are participating in the Susan G. Komen Southeastern Colorado Race for the Cure® or just coming out to cheer everyone on. Meet back at our resort after this amazing day and share your experience with us over dinner in our Mountain View Restaurant or on our terrace and enjoy some S’mores around the fire or maybe just relax your tired body in our pool.  We have several packages listed on our website to help you save on your stay or you can call us at 800.588.0250 to book your reservation now.    

Good luck to all Race participants! We’ll be cheering you all on!

Image Credit: Susan G. Komen Southeastern Colorado

07/29/2014

Experience the 2014 USA Pro Challenge in Colorado Springs with Savings up to 40 Percent!

Colorado Springs

The largest spectator event in the state of Colorado takes place August 18th through 24th and is coming right through Colorado Springs.  The 2014 USA Pro Challenge brings with it the world’s best cyclists supported by the world’s most enthusiastic fans combining for this history making event better known as "America’s Race".  More information on the 2014 USA Pro Challenge along with the schedule can be found in our July 22nd blog.   

In honor of this amazing event three host city hotels, Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs, The Gant in Aspen, and Hotel Boulderado in Boulder have come together to offer the Stay, Spectate & Save Experience for anyone who would like to be a part of this history making event.  Packages are only valid during respective race stages and must be booked directly through each individual hotel by either their website or reservations number.

Cheyenne Mountain Resort is offering package rates starting at $195* with savings ranging from 20 - 40 percent to help everyone better afford their chance to be a part of the 2014 USA Pro Challenge action.   

Your Stay, Spectate & Save Package includes: Cheyenne accommodations

  •   Overnight accommodations
         (based on double occupancy)
  •   Complimentary room upgrade
         (based upon availability)
  •   $40 dining credit
  •   Two hotel logoed water bottles

*Subject to availability, taxes and fees. Resort fee of $21 will be applied. 

Cheyenne Mountain Resort located in Colorado Springs, stage 4 of the 2014 USA Pro Challenge, offers you a serene location surrounded by the Rocky Mountains, the perfect place to relax and unwind before and after this exhilarating event. 

More information on our resort can be found on our website or by calling 719.538.4000.

07/22/2014

Come Cheer on the World’s Top Cyclists at Colorado’s Largest Spectator Event - the 2014 USA Pro Challenge!

 

“America’s Race” will be taking place this year from August 18th – 24th.  One of the top five races in the world takes place right here in the beautiful surroundings of the Colorado Rockies.  It is also one of the largest cycling events in the history of the U.S. and Colorado’s largest spectator event bringing fans and fun from all over the world.  

With epic climbs over 12,000 feet it is by far the hardest race with relentless grades, steep high altitudes, and rough roads.  There will be over a million of the craziest spectators and fans pulling for and cheering on these top athletes.  Colorado’s economy will be boosted by millions of dollars all due to the USA Pro Challenge

Here is the week’s schedule for the 2014 USA Pro Challenge:

Stage 1: Aspen USA Pro Challenge

Stage 2: Aspen to Crested Butte

Stage 3: Gunnison to Monarch Mountain

Stage 4: Colorado Springs

Stage 5: Woodland Park to Breckenridge

Stage 6: Vail

Stage 7: Boulder to Denver

Three host city hotels, Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs, The Gant in Aspen, and Hotel Boulderado in Boulder have come together to offer the Stay, Spectate & Save experience for anyone wishing to be a part of this amazing event.  This promotion includes overnight accommodations, a complimentary room upgrade, a $40 dining credit and two hotel logoed water bottles.  More information on this promotion can be viewed on our website

Located less than four miles from Colorado Springs, the stage 4 location of the race, Cheyenne Mountain Resort offers you a relaxing and unique setting nestled in the beautiful Rocky Mountains with their spectacular views. Review our website for more information on our resort or call us at 800.588.0250. 

Cheyenne Mountain Resort sends out a warm welcome to all the athletes and spectators traveling to Colorado for this history making event.  We also would like to wish all the cyclists the best of luck.  See you at the 2014 USA Pro Challenge!

Image Credit:  USA Pro Challenge

07/15/2014

Experience the Ultimate in Runner’s High at the Pikes Peak Ascent® and the Pikes Peak Marathon®

Pikes Peak Marathon

This strenuous one of a kind racing event begins at the base of Pikes Peak in Manitou Springs and is referred to as America’s Ultimate Challenge® for a reason.  The marathon will stretch over 7,815 feet to the top in rugged terrain all while you battle altitude changes, vertical inclines and possibly dramatic changes in the weather too.    

It all began in 1956 when founder of the Pikes Peak races, Dr. Arne Suominen, challenged cigarette smokers to a race him up and down Pikes Peak.  This award-winning race has grown into the world championship of mountain running with this being its 59th year. 

The event kicks-off on Friday August 15th with an Expo and Pre-Race Carbo feed. The Pikes Peak Ascent®, 13.3 miles, will take place on Saturday, August 16th and the round-trip Pikes Peak Marathon® on Sunday, August 17th.  More information can be found on the official Pikes Peak Marathon Website.

Cheyenne Mountain Resort located less than 10 miles from the starting line is the relaxing place to spend your nights after these exhausting runs.  Escape to a night of tranquility surrounded by picturesque views after a delectable dinner in our Mountain View Restaurant or a muscle quenching swim in one of our pools. 

More information on Cheyenne Mountain Resort can be found on our website or by calling 800.588.0250.

Good Luck Runners!

Image Credit: Pikes Peak Marathon®