Colorado Springs, Colo. – We all believe the U.S. government, and in addition to watching things like North Korea, NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) also tracks Santa and his reindeer from deep inside Cheyenne Mountain (seriously, they do – check out www.noradsanta.org). So he must be real. But the best-kept Christmas secret of all is that there is an exclusive all-inclusive hideaway called Cloud Camp sitting atop Cheyenne Mountain, 3,000 feet above NORAD and The Broadmoor resort (which owns Cloud Camp) at a breath-taking 9,200 feet above sea level. This is as close to Santa’s sleigh as you are going to get. And the biggest secret is that The Broadmoor opens the snow-covered doors of Cloud Camp for the holiday season to one lucky group or family. It’s like the golden ticket of Christmas resorts, and it’s brand new for this season. –
Christmas at Cloud Camp (as well as a special Thanksgiving at Cloud Camp package) is a new three- or four-night holiday experience, including use of the entire main lodge and its seven bedrooms. Exclusive for one family or group of friends, days will be filled relaxing by the fire, joining chefs in the kitchen for “cooking clubs” (with special holiday dishes and cookie making), enjoying wine tastings, building snowmen, and strolling on wintry walks among the clouds, taking in the 360-degree views of nearby Pikes Peak and Colorado Springs below. All meals, beverages, and alcohol are included, and staff are able to customize the entire experience to the family’s specific holiday memories, recipes, and magic, of course hanging the family’s stockings by the fire with care.
We know, it’s hard to imagine, so take a peek here. The cost? Starting at $40,000, but there is only one of them. So first reserved, first… period.
Also new for private holidays this year at The Broadmoor is The Estate House, a 12,000-square-foot historic mansion that was designed in the 1920s but was recently refreshed and opened in Broadmoor-style in late 2016. With visions of Gatsby-esque holiday parties and grand affairs dancing in our heads, the house offers five bedrooms and a lavish grand parlor, dining room with seating for up to 16, and manicured gardens. The Estate House is available for holiday bookings starting at $5,500 per night.
The nearly 100-year-old Broadmoor resort (which celebrates its centennial in 2018) announced the new Cloud Camp and The Estate House holiday options during its Christmas in July promotion this week, highlighting an array of holiday packages and experiences on the resort’s calendar.
The holiday season begins with a Spooktacular Halloween Package before Thanksgiving and extends all the way through the New Year's Eve festivities. The Colorado Springs landmark has been the setting for families, couples, solo travelers, and celebratory groups to gather and experience the best of Colorado for generations.
About The Broadmoor
Situated at the gateway to the Colorado Rocky Mountains in Colorado Springs, The Broadmoor and its Wilderness Experience properties of The Ranch at Emerald Valley, Cloud Camp and Fly Fishing Camp encompass 5,000 acres. The resort campus has 784 rooms, suites and cottages. It includes three golf courses, an award-winning spa and fitness center, nationally recognized tennis staff and program, 26 retail boutiques and 10 restaurants, including Colorado’s only Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond restaurant Penrose Room, as well as 10 additional cafes and lounges. Other activities include falconry, guided mountain biking, hiking, rock-climbing tours, fly-fishing, paintball and more. The BROADMOOR Wilderness Experience properties are three unique, all-inclusive, boutique facilities that highlight a true Colorado experience while offering mountain rustic luxury along with The Broadmoor’s legendary service. In addition, The Broadmoor owns and manages three attractions that include the Pikes Peak Cog Railway, Seven Falls and The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure zip-line courses. Colorado Springs Airport, 15 minutes from the resort, is serviced by non-stop flights via Alaska Airlines, Allegiant, American, Delta, Frontier and United. With connections to worldwide destinations, Denver International Airport, 70 minutes north of Colorado Springs, hosts more than 1,600 national and international flights daily. Door-to-door shuttle or sedan service from both airports is available through Gray Line.
For those seeking a picturesque stay along the Atlantic coastline, we suggest visiting the historic Sea Island Resort in Georgia, a Broadmoor sister property. Opened in 1928 and situated along the scenic five miles of beachfront on the southern Georgia shore, Sea Island offers guests a unique way to experience one of the country’s most beautiful settings, known for its history, tradition, service and excellence.