My love for The Broadmoor has been very well documented over the past few years. From my first trip there with a girlfriend, to my second with my husband and mom, my third with Idris and now my fourth with the hubs, Idris AND Cyrus. I’d like to say I’m a Broadmoor pro by now, but the truth is I haven’t even scratched the surface of the activities, amenities and adventures that still await me at this beautiful property in Colorado Springs. Check out my 3 perfect days (with TWO KIDS) at The Broadmoor.
FRIDAY: From LAX we hopped on a 2 hour flight and arrived at the Colorado Springs airport. This airport is TINY, which means your bags come out fast and it’s super easy to fly in and out of. We took a cab and drove 20ish minutes to The Broadmoor. The property is massive and basically feels like a perfect small town. Our room was located in the West building with a beautiful lake view. We immediately headed to La Tavern in the main building for lunch and enjoyed a seafood tower with a glass of champagne. In my professional opinion, the more champagne you drink the easier it will be to deal with your kiddos! Then we made our way to PLAY for bowling, apps and more cocktails. Idris LOVED bowling. We had the kids concierge at the resort set us up with an in-room babysitter for the night so Michael and I could enjoy an adult dinner at Colorado’s only Forbes five star and AAA five diamond restaurant, The Penrose Room. Max Robbins, just joined as head chef from the French Laundry. Need I say more? To say we indulged in everything this fabulous restaurant had to offer would be an understatement. Caviar? Yes! Australian Truffle Pasta? Why Yes. Deconstructed lemon meringue? I thought you’d never ask. It was truly a memorable dining experience complete with wine, live music and stunning views. We had every intention of getting another drink at the hotel bar in the main lobby, but our comfy beds were calling our name instead. The boys enjoyed games with the sitter, a movie and kid-friendly in room dining. Perfect evening all around.
SATURDAY: We started our day by grabbing a light breakfast from Natural Epicurean. They offer things like gluten-free, flax seed muffins, hard boiled eggs, spinach quiche with feta and fresh juices. Yes, yes and more yes. With all the healthy, fresh, portable meal options, this spot proved to be our go-to for grab and go. You guys probably know by now I’m all about my spas. Not one to pass up the opportunity for a pamper sesh, I booked an 80 minute massage while Michael went swimming with the kiddos in the indoor (mellow) spa pool. Back to the spa, the lounge is incredible with stunning views of Cheyenne mountain, a full steam, sauna and every amenity a luxury spa has to offer. It was basically the mother ship, calling me home. For lunch we picked up a light salad from Natural Epicurean and headed to the outdoor pool. The outdoor pool is complete with a kiddie wading pool, jacuzzi and TWO super fun water slides. We spent the afternoon relaxing and feeling like a kids again going down the water slide multiple times. We took a quick break and rented a small boat to take out on the lake for a fun adventure with the boys. Once we freshened up, we were ready for dinner at Ristorante Del Lago. If you order pizza, which we always seem to do, this restaurant will teach kids how to make it themselves with the guidance of a chef! It’s absolutely adorable and an absolute must. We finished the evening with a stroll around the property and stop by the playground so Idris could get his last set of wiggles out before we called it a day.
SUNDAY: We picked up breaky again from Natural Epicurean (I told you we went there a bunch!) and enjoyed it on our balcony. All Idris wanted to do was head back to the pool- so that’s what we did! We set up shop there and relaxed for the first half of the day. After many trips down the waterside, a light lunch and a family nap we took the shuttle to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. It’s about a mile off property and such a treat. We were greeted by about 14 Giraffes and Idris even had a chance to feed them. It was AWESOME. After an hour and half of trekking around the zoo it was time for cocktails and apps at the Golden Bee. This is such a fun place. After a few beers, deep fried pickles, potato wedges and lots of laughs later we headed to the Asian pop up restaurant at the Natural Epicurean. (In case you’re wondering, I was wearing shorts with a forgiving waist.) Here we shared a variety of delicious dishes with an asian influence. After dinner it was time for our walk around the property and a stop by the playground. Since the weather was perfect that night, we opted for a nightcap along the lake too.
MONDAY: We packed up, headed out and immediately began plotting our return! Does it get more perfect than that? No.