The Broadmoor hotel is swank

So tomorrow is my 2nd wedding anniversary, Yay me!!

Since that falls on a Monday, we decided to have a nice weekend away from the house, dogs, lawn, this, that and the other.

My wife booked us a nice room at the Broadmoor hotel, down in Colorado Springs. We ate lunch there one day shortly after we moved, and thought it was a nice place. Let me tell ya. it is nice!

We headed down Saturday and stopped for a light hike (more like a walk, since we didn’t dress for the occassion, or get geared out) around the Cheyenne Canyon and Seven Falls. Nice walk, lotsa stairs.

We get to the Broadmoor and damn if it ain’t a nice looking place.

Check in was a little rough, but ended up very nice for us. We had booked the “Romantic Getaway” and when the desk agent rattled off the details, he was like “Double bed”. Woah there Kemosabe … Double bed, not very romantic. Cozy, sure. Romantic, not so much. He does a little looking, no other rooms with king beds… hmmm what to do? Upgrade us to a suite, that’s what!

Hotels always have so much stuff, you just never use, but is cool. This place, is no different. Our suite had a reading room, with it’s own AC, and TV… Who stays in a 5 star hotel and watches TV? apart from their significant other?

The grounds are great! There’s a sweet lake, with geese and paddle boats, a spa (we didn’t even look), some cool shops, lots of places to eat. Our package included dinner at Summit. Wow that’s a great meal.

Sunday we had brunch buffet before leaving. It was good. Not the greatest (I’ve had the Rio’s buffet, after all), but definitely tasty.

We don’t get to the Springs much, and that probably won’t change until the 25 isn’t a biggest piece of suck ever. Seriously, people commute north from the Springs daily? Not a chance. But the Broadmoor is definitely someplace you should see, stay if you can, but see it and enjoy a meal at the least.

2 Comments so far

  1. dicker (unregistered) on September 25th, 2007 @ 4:24 pm

    Be sure to check out their “Bush’s Last Stand” Happy Hour in honor of it being the place where the worst president ever decided to sober up. Cause God told him to.

  2. Nicole J. LeBoeuf-Little (unregistered) on September 26th, 2007 @ 11:16 pm

    Congrats on your wedding anniversary!

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