Within a few miles of Broadmoor, Cheyenne Mountain Resort is a fantastic lodging alternative to its higher priced neighbor. Cheyenne's accommodations are well appointed and well kept. The resort's 316 rooms are clustered into 8 lodges scattered about the grounds. Each guest unit provides typical hotel accommodations along with perks we especially like: coffee maker and in-room fridge. While the dark blue-green carpeting and bed spreads aren't exactly chic, it goes with the western theme. Alas, the mountain views will lift all spirits.
Cheyenne's complimentary (part of the "resort fee") 9,000 square foot fitness center has everything you'd want in a full-service health club. All modalities of weight equipment and cardio machines decorate the expansive, multi-tiered space. There are also a variety of classes offered in the two studios for an additional fee (e.g., spin, yoga). Management has certainly spent a good deal of money on all equipment despite the fact that, in this captivating country, most people prefer to run/bike/walk outdoors soaking up the beautiful scenery. Did we mention the juice bar?
Swimmers hold on to your Speedos! Yes, there is a 35-acre lake, but with only a small, reserved swimming area, you will be better served by the lap pools. If you are in residence between the end of May and the middle of September, Cheyenne provides an 8 lane, 50-meter outdoor competition quality lap pool complete with backstroke flags, pace clock, and all of your favorite toys! Year round the resort offers an indoor 25-yard option too, but getting a true Olympic-size water box is a rare treat.
Note: Golf and spa services are additional offerings, and the Resort's Sunday Brunch is noted as one of the best in Colorado Springs.