The Broadmoor1 Lake Avenue Colorado Springs, CO
Few luxury resorts have a history as fascinating or colorful as The Broadmoor, respectfully known as the Grande Dame of the Rockies. The Colorado Springs getaway began its life in 1891 as a casino, founded by a Prussian count with a penchant for gambling. A few years later, the property was converted into a boarding house and day school for girls, before Philadelphia entrepreneur Spencer Penrose and his wife set their sights on the estate and its adjoining lands.
Drawing inspiration from the opulent art and architecture they had fallen in love with while traveling through Europe and the Orient, the Penroses spent two years remodeling and rebuilding. In June of 1918, The Broadmoor officially opened its doors, its brilliant pink faç¡¤e casting an indelible mark against the foothills. Mr. Penrose went on to establish several other Colorado Springs landmarks, including Pikes Peak Road, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (America’s highest) and the modern Cog Railway. Penrose also held all of his employees to the strictest standards of service.a policy that still holds true today, and has earned the resort its five-star, five-diamond rating. Staff members offer friendly greetings to guests, often by name, as they walk down the hall or stroll the lush lake path surrounding the property. Each of the resort’s 700 guestrooms features a supreme assortment of amenities, from 350 thread-count duvets and plush feather beds to coca mango body lotion in the spacious bathrooms. Celebrities, athletes, diplomats and royalty alike have frequented this hallmark of top quality and elegance throughout its illustrious lifetime. Wedding guests will feel like royalty themselves from the moment they pull into the circular driveway. Whether the bride and groom are hosting an intimate wedding for 20 or a large-scale event for 600, The Broadmoor promises a grand occasion. The resort’s catering manager guides couples through the planning process, from venue selection and decor to choosing a superb menu. In addition, an online wedding planner recommends wedding coordinators, florists, photographers and other vendors in the area. Preceding the big event, bridal parties can enjoy a day of relaxation at the spa while groomsmen play a round of golf and share a pint at the famous Golden Bee tavern.