BroadmoorAerial72I have had the pleasure of staying in some very nice hotels throughout my life, but I can’t remember one that made me long to return as soon as I left. The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs finally did!

People often talk about The Broadmoor being an experience and I was quite nervous it would be a stuffy place the kids would have to be quiet in. You know ‘those kind’ of places… that was so not the case here. From the minute I arrived in the pouring rain the staff did everything in their power to make life as easy as possible for me. I entered at the wrong area despite several text warnings from my husband. The staff was very accommodating. They just took our car and luggage over to the right wing and transported us quickly and easily in the wheelchair accessible shuttle. My son’s wheelchair was never an issue during our stay, which isn’t always the case at older hotels.

We stayed in the West wing in a penthouse room (not a suite). The room was large enough for us to bring in two roll-aways for the boys with plenty of space to move around. We had a gorgeous view of the mountains.

MainLakeViewNight_Lo30There is so much to do at the resort. The Lakeside pool had some great water slides. Even though they were small they were a big hit with my teen. The sheer descent, beach entry was perfect for a wheelchair user. There is a big enough playground for younger kids (not wheelchair accessible), bikes and paddle boats to rent on the lake and of course all the things grownups would like-top notch spa and world class golf. At night we made smores and drank wine (grownups) out by the communal fire pit.

There are 18 restaurants on the property. The Tavern was very nice. Be warned that food is really expensive here. You expect a hotel like this to have pricier food but this seemed unusually high. Our wine and smores came to $50. I saw lots of families coming in with coolers. I would recommend bringing your kids essential food favorites that way.

The Broadmoor is a destination in its own right but it is a quick ride to visit the Olympic Training Center, Air Force Academy, The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and Seven Falls. I am really looking forward to having the chance to visit again and hope to check out more of the restaurants and spa next time. The kids will be at the pool….

*photos courtesy of The Broadmoor website