We’re back from our Colorado summer vacation and, as promised, I’m sharing about our weekend at the The Broadmoor. It’s such an amazing spot for families during the summer!
We checked into The Broadmoor on a Saturday morning and headed straight to the pool. The Broadmoor was so kind to give us a private cabana which was our home base until our room was ready in the afternoon.
I would definitely recommend splurging for a cabana, especially for bigger families and during busier seasons. Because I noticed that the pool lounge chairs by the filled up quickly.
The cabanas are also back away from the pool which is nice for young children and sleepy babies. Each cabana has four lounge chairs and a private table where we ate lunch. Don’t forget to ask for the complimentary fruit platter- so refreshing!
The tastiest treats upon arrival in our cottage!
The Broadmoor has a variety of accommodation options ranging from traditional hotel rooms, cottages, and homes. We stayed in a two-bedroom cottage which we found to be the perfect size for our family. Both bedrooms were spacious and had plenty of room for a rollaway bed or crib.
The Broadmoor offers cottages ranging from one to eight bedrooms so they are perfect for traveling as a family or even with extended family. The rooms were so elegant and truly no detail was left untouched. Our favorite part about the cottage was the oversized covered porch that extended our family’s living area. The mountain and golf views were breathtaking and my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed sitting outside in the evenings after our girls went to bed.
One of the most notable things about the Broadmoor is the variety of activities they offer! There are plenty of things to do to keep children and adults of all ages (and interests!) entertained. Of course, we enjoyed lots of time by the pool as a family but The Broadmoor also planned a few adventures for our older girls.
If you follow DoSayGive on Instagram, you likely saw my husband and oldest daughter’s zip lining adventure. It’s worth taking a moment to go watch my Colorado highlight on Instagram to see the incredible views. Ziplining was a special experience for them to share together and my husband was so complimentary of the professionalism and meticulous attention to detail of the Broadmoor staff on the course.
Their ziplining adventure ended at Seven Falls, a beautiful waterfall park less than a mile from the Broadmoor. The one-mile hike at Seven Falls is perfect for families and stroller-friendly. Because Seven Falls is owned by the Broadmoor, guests can take the shuttle from the hotel straight to the entrance of the park.
My younger girls and I took the shuttle to meet my husband and oldest daughter then had an early dinner at Restaurant 1858, also located at Seven Falls, It was perfect for a family-friendly dinner after zip-lining.
I cannot say enough about the amazing Soaring Adventure falconry experience at The Broadmoor. We all enjoyed our nature walk on the mountain learning about hawks, falcons, and other native Colorado birds.
Paddle boating, golf, tennis, fishing, and horseback riding are some of the other popular activities at The Broadmoor and would be perfect for children if you are planning a family-friendly vacation.
A short drive from the hotel, Garden of the Gods was also a family favorite. The hike is stroller friendly and suitable for all ages.
Dinner by the waterfalls at 1858.
There are no shortages of dining options at The Broadmoor. If you are traveling with kids, definitely check out the Golden Bee restaurant for a lively, musical environment. Ristorante Del Lago is an Italian restaurant that was a hit in our books. You can order a S’Mores kit for dessert to roast lakeside after dinner.
Thanks so much to the Broadmoor for having us! We hope to come back again soon!
If you’ve been to The Broadmoor, let me know in the comments below. I would love to know your favorite parts or tips. And, if you’re planning a trip and have any other questions, ask away!
To see what we packed for our trip, click here.