Upscale Accommodations in Colorado Springs
Take your Colorado vacation or staycation to a whole new level of fabulous with a stay in one of the city’s premiere upscale hotels. There’s nothing wrong with a traditional hotel, rugged campsite or fully-loaded RV park, but sometimes you just want that luxury feel. You want the spoiling, the decadent amenities, the refined decor. You want to be pampered. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to be a little bougie sometimes. And if you’re a lot bougie, a lot of the time, we’re here for it. This list of elegant accommodations shows the top places to indulge yourself with the finer things in life while surrounded by the most gorgeous scenery imaginable.
If you ask any local which hotel in Colorado Springs is considered the most upscale, the Broadmoor is always tops on the list. It would seem that most of the who’s who in the luxury hospitality industry would agree. According to the Broadmoor, the resort is, “the world’s longest-running Forbes Five-Star & AAA Five-Diamond resort,” among its many other accolades. And truly, it is a very well-appointed, amenity-laden place to stay. There are multiple high-end restaurants, plus a couple of casual dining establishments for on-property meals (go to Ristorante Del Lago for homemade pasta). Then there’s the golf course, which just so happens to be the host of the 2025 U.S. Senior Open. The Broadmoor Outfitters offer unique experiences for guests, including custom excursions, falconry lessons, bike rentals and a resort-wide scavenger hunt. And we haven’t even gotten to the rooms. They’re the epitome of luxury and are available in traditional rooms, plus suites, cottages, brownstones and the massive 12,000 square foot estate house. Cool facts about this hotel include that it is over 100 years old and it was built in its longstanding location on the outer edge of the city so that Spencer Penrose could thwart the dry policies of Colorado Springs.
The Cheyenne Mountain Resort
If the Broadmoor is “posh elegance,” then the Cheyenne Mountain Resort is “winter cabin lux.” Located on the southwest side of Colorado Springs just past the aforementioned Broadmoor, the Cheyenne Mountain Resort has long served as a premiere destination for visitors who love a ski resort feel with all the accommodations of a glam city hotel. From the moment you walk into the sweeping ceilings of the hotel’s expansive lodge, you know you’re in for a special treat. The roaring fire, the sweeping views, the cozy corners designed for guests who want to relax and socialize — all of these features come together to deliver a relaxing Colorado vacation. The rooms are well-appointed, with options for spa tub rooms and other amenities. Even more appealing is the resort’s rather famous buffet. This is not some sort of feeding trough you drag the football team after a game. This is an elegant spread with chef-prepared menus, unique entree stations and so much more. Think custom omelet stations for breakfast or perfectly cooked prime rib and chilled cocktail shrimp. The resort is family friendly, with a splash pad and pools, s’more kits for the toasty fire pits, organized activities for kids and other little extras that make traveling with the smaller humans less stressful and more fun.
The Cliff House at Pikes Peak
You can also get your luxury fix at the historic Cliff House in Manitou Springs. The Cliff House’s unique twist on upscale is its focus on showcasing its long history in town — with lots of modern twists. Beautiful antiques and lots of original accents pair excellently with heated toilets, spa tubs, heated towel bars, fast wi-fi and in-room gas fireplaces. There are 54 unique rooms, ranging from basic (but no basic) rooms to stunning celebrity suites. The hotel has the intimacy of a bed and breakfast, but the amenities of a major hotel. That means you can get 24-hour room service and onsite dining at the attached restaurant. Speaking of dining, the Cliff House restaurant has refined, award-winning cuisine that makes every meal feel like a special occasion. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily, as are fine wines from the hotel cellar. The Cliff House’s other key amenity is the location. You can walk straight out the door and be on the main strip of Manitou Springs in moments. You’ll be walking or shuttle distance to even more dining, plush shopping and exciting Colorado attractions like Miramont Castle, the Manitou Incline, the Cog Railroad and the Iron Springs Chateau. The hotel is also close to routes to Pikes Peak, Cripple Creek and Santa’s Workshop.
The Lodge at Flying Horse
Of all the fancy accommodations on the list, the Lodge at Flying Horse is the newest. Built in 2015, this AAA Four Diamond Resort is a new favorite for discerning travelers to the Pikes Peak region. It’s situated just minutes from I-25, the United States Air Force Academy and the Western Museum of Mining and Industry. It’s also stacked with cool things to do and a variety of unique extras. There are multiple outdoor pools, as well as a splash pad/kids activity pool with a slide and zero entry. Kids are a pretty big deal at Flying Horse, which is why they also have a Kids’ Cabin for kids 2.5 to 12 years old. Guests can drop kids off for 3-hour blocks and enjoy the resort on their own while their kids live it up with planned activities. What to do during that 3-hour block? There’s the championship golf course designed by Tom Weiskopf. It’s one of the top 10 best private courses in the state! If you’d prefer to relax, the onsite spa has a long list of treatments for spoiling yourself silly and sloughing away the exhaustion from roaming the Rockies.The rooms in the lodge are comfortable and spacious with fresh decor and picture-perfect views. You can also stay in one of four two-bedroom villas which include lots of space and absolutely decadent bathrooms. There are several restaurants onsite, including a popular steakhouse that lures locals as often as visitors.
Garden of the Gods Resort and Club
The Garden of the Gods Resort could almost bank its entire reputation solely on its spectacular views. The resort is perched on the bluff overlooking the world-famous Garden of the Gods, not to mention the panorama of the Rockies and the Pikes Peak region. However, that is not all that sets this upscale resort apart. Let’s start with the rooms, many of which feature brilliant windows facing out on the aforementioned view. They’re all appointed with luxury linens, not to mention gourmet coffee and even a wine dispenser. The resort definitely knows how to treat a guest. Private balconies and gas fireplaces only enhance the ambiance. For larger accommodations, the resort provides spacious cottages and casitas designed for relaxation with spa tubs, private courtyards and privacy screens to immerse you in your own private space. If you do decide to leave your retreat, you can enjoy massages and beauty treatments in Strata, the Garden of the Gods Resort spa. Guests also love playing pickleball and tennis and swimming in the epic pool overlooking the Garden of the Gods. The 27-hole Kissing Camels Golf Course, designed by 27-hole Kissing Camels Golf Course designed by renowned architects J. Press Maxwell and Mark Rathert is an extremely popular green for members and guests and the golf facilities also offer practice greens, ranges and short game areas. Enjoy fine dining at Grand View or a more relaxed, artisan experience at the Rocks Lounge.
Create the luxury vacation of your dreams right here in the Pikes Peak region. These award-winning hotels and resorts provide an immersive experience designed to make you feel like a celebrity. The real challenge is trying to decide which one to choose!