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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!

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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®

07/08/2014

Colorado Springs 2014 Award-Winning Attraction – Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods

When it comes to family vacations and interesting and unique attractions the Colorado Springs area can’t be beat.  Garden of the Gods has been ranked #1 of 83 attractions in Colorado Springs receiving this year’s Travelers’ Choice Award from TripAdvisor

This registered National Natural Landmark is home to 300' towering red sandstone rock formations and is free to the public.  The park consists of 1.5 miles of paved trails and 15 miles of unpaved trails that wind throughout the 1319.12 acres making up this natural paradise. 

Garden of the Gods The Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center is open from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm Memorial Day through Labor Day.  The park is open from 5:00 am to 11:00 pm for the period of May 1st through October 31st

Cheyenne Mountain Resort situated only eight miles from the Garden of the Gods is centrally located to many of Colorado Springs great attractions. With several packages and promotions available, we are sure there is something to suit almost every need.  Check out our website for full details on our resort and our summer activities too.  Reservations can be made online or by calling 800.588.0250. 

Take some time out this summer and visit Colorado Springs 2014 award-winning attraction, the Garden of the Gods; you’ll be glad you did.    

07/01/2014

Beer Lovers Rejoice - It’s Almost Time for the Springs Beer Fest!

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The 8th Annual Springs Beer Fest will be held on Saturday, August 2nd from 12:00 pm until 4:00 pm at America the Beautiful Park.  It’s a day beer lovers won’t want to miss.  With 46 craft brewers attending so far, musical entertainment, delicious delicacies, unique vendors and so much more you’ll be able to keep your mug topped off all day as you enjoy all the activities around you.     Colorado Spring Beer Festival logo

What better way to spend the day than with family and friends and giving back to the community at the same time.  All proceeds from this festival benefit the Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado.  Over $100,000 since the onset of the Springs Beer Fest has been donated to local charities.    

Advance tickets as well as VIP tickets can be purchased online with a discount for military and first responders with a valid ID.  The festival is being held in memory of Josh Osterhoudt who was a founding member of Springs Beer Fest.

Cheyenne Mountain Resort located less than four miles from America the Beautiful Park is the perfect place for you, your family and your friends to stay.  Head back here after the Springs Beer Fest for more social time on the terrace while enjoying some S’mores or cool off in the resort pool and delight in our Dive-in movie on the big screen.  Packages and promotions are available on our website to help you save on your stay.  Reservations can be made online or by calling 800.588.0250. We hope to see you here!

Image Credit:  Springs Beer Fest

06/24/2014

Save Time – Research, Plan & Purchase Pikes Peak Plus Passes for Colorado Springs Attractions

Ghost Town Musuem

If you are heading to the Colorado Springs area for your family vacation this summer save some time and money by planning the sights and attractions you’ll be visiting before you even leave the house. 

Learn all about the area attractions, choose the ones that best suit your family, purchase your Pikes Peak Plus Passes, print them out and you’ll be ready to head to your destination. 

Here is just a sampling of some of the Colorado Springs attractions available through the Pikes Peak Plus Pass website:

Cave of the Winds Western Museum of Mining & Industry
Challenge Unlimited - Pikes Peak by Bike
Ghost Town Wild West Museum
Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame
Western Museum of Mining and Industry

There are always many places in the Colorado Springs area to visit that won’t cost you a penny, like Historic Manitou Springs, Historic Old Colorado City and Cripple Creek Heritage Center.  Make sure to add these fantastic sights to your itinerary and don't forget your Pikes Peak Region Visitors Guide.

If you are planning your trip to the area Cheyenne Mountain Resort is your perfect vacation destination hotel.  Located centrally to many of the Colorado Springs attractions we offer Packages & Promotions that help you to save on your stay along with a summer full of activities held right at the resort for non-stop fun. More information on Cheyenne Mountain Resort can be found on our website or by calling 719.538.4000.

Book your reservation, purchase your Pikes Peak Plus Passes, pack your suitcase and set off for your best vacation ever!

Image Credits: Western Museum of Mining and Ghost Town Museum

06/17/2014

Cheyenne Mountain Resort - TripAdvisor® 2014 Certificate of Excellence Award Winner

Cheyenne Mountain Resort

The world’s largest travel site TripAdvisor® once a year presents a Certificate of Excellence Award which represents hospitality excellence only to an establishment that consistently achieves outstanding traveler reviews on their TripAdvisor® site.  In order to qualify, a business must maintain a rating of four or higher with the best possible rating of five.  As well, the volume of reviews received is taken into consideration during the previous 12 months.  Cheyenne

Cheyenne Mountain Resort is proud to be a recipient of this year's 2014 Certificate of Excellence Award

Award recipients are located worldwide and are a representation of the upper level of worthiness, achievement, or reputation in businesses listed on TripAdvisor®.  Only the top 10 percent of these higher ranking businesses receive this significant and respected award. 

We encourage you to visit our website to learn more about Cheyenne Mountain Resort.  We have several Packages & Promotions available to add extra benefits and savings to your stay with us.  The Colorado Springs area has many amazing attractions that are listed on our Things to Do page and we’ve even broken these attractions down to an approximate time frame on our Day-Trippin’ page so you’ll have some idea what a day at an area attraction with travel and meals can entail. 

Cheyenne Mountain Resort, a 2014 Certificate of Excellence Award winner, hopes you’ll plan your next vacation with us in Colorado Springs.  We can assure you, you’ll have the trip of a lifetime!

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