This grand dame enjoys a spectacular natural setting and coveted amenities including three golf courses, a spa and a tennis complex.
This 3,000-acre resort at the foot of the Rocky Mountains started life as a casino in 1891. When it was transformed into a grand hotel, it was intended to be one of the finest in the country. European and Oriental influences played heavily into its design, and an Old World feel remains. The property is anchored by Cheyenne Lake and has three golf courses: the original Broadmoor Nine (which later added another nine) by Donald Ross, a second course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. and a third by Ed Seay and Arnold Palmer. The guest rooms are located in the historic Main Building and the West Tower; those in the latter have balconies overlooking the golf course, many with panoramic mountain and lake views. There is an 11,000-square-foot infinity edge swimming pool at the north end of the lake, an outdoor lap pool with mountain views and an indoor pool set beneath a stained-glass skylight. Top-notch resort facilities include The Spa at the Broadmoor and The Broadmoor Tennis Complex, with four cushioned courts and two Har-Tru courts, with two hard courts covered by an illuminated heated bubble during the winter. Additional amenities include bicycle rentals, stables, paddleboats and walking trails. Located on the top floor of The Broadmoor South Tower is the highly celebrated restaurant, The Penrose Room, offering an extraordinary international wine list, live entertainment and dancing; this fancy establishment requires gentlemen to wear jackets. For a more casual though no less memorable experience, visit the Lake Terrace Dining Room for Sunday brunch.