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Old 06-06-2010, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I certainly can't afford to stay at the Broadmoor Hotel. Perhaps I could do dinner there sometime.

Are there tours of the hotel and grounds or other ways to "see" it?
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Old 06-06-2010, 10:09 AM
 
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They do tours by special request, two week notice is required.

The Sunday Brunch there is not to be missed. Seems like an acre of food, it's beyond belief. Been there several times, great for special occasions or just to treat yourself. Not snooty, dressy-casual works fine, I've often worn jeans with a white shirt, tie and sport coat. All parking is by valet. The Penrose Room is another gem, Colorado's ONLY 5-star dining room.
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Old 06-06-2010, 10:16 AM
 
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You can certainly drive/walk the grounds or maybe you could go play golf there.
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Old 06-07-2010, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Stetson Hills
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You can walk in anytime. It's pretty nice to stroll around the lake, maybe stop at one of the bars for a drink.
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Old 06-07-2010, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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They do tours by special request, two week notice is required.

The Sunday Brunch there is not to be missed. Seems like an acre of food, it's beyond belief. Been there several times, great for special occasions or just to treat yourself. Not snooty, dressy-casual works fine, I've often worn jeans with a white shirt, tie and sport coat. All parking is by valet. The Penrose Room is another gem, Colorado's ONLY 5-star dining room.
Ditto - feel free to stroll around afterwards to work off some of the massive amounts of food you've just ingested
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Old 06-07-2010, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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I certainly can't afford to stay at the Broadmoor Hotel. Perhaps I could do dinner there sometime.

Are there tours of the hotel and grounds or other ways to "see" it?
I agree with just about everybody else here.

Walking around the grounds and the lake are encouraged. You don't need to be a guest. Go in the early evening, as they'll likely have a fire (or two) burning outside around the lake.

Stopping somewhere for dinner or drinks is a terrific idea. The Penrose Room is not the least bit cheap, but it's a meal you'll probably remember forever. Certainly worth doing once. Mrs Maynerd and I went for our 25th Anniversary a couple years ago. It was fantastic.

As for drinks, go to the Golden Bee. [It's across the street from the hotel itself.] They're pretty famous for giving out little embroidered 'bee' appliques.

In short, the Broadmoor is a jewel, unlike any hotel you'll find in 99% of cities our size. And you don't need to be a hotel guest to enjoy it.
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Old 06-07-2010, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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The Broadmore is my favorite hotel in Colorado and the Penrose Room is my favorite resturant as well. Here are some pictures I took last month for my birthday dinner at the Penrose Room.



This is a side view of the main building at the Broadmore



This is the building the Penrose Room is in. Its 9 stories and was built in 1961.

http://i394.photobucket.com/albums/pp25/josseppie/Copy2ofDSC00006.jpg (broken link)

This is the Penrose Room. It is by far my favorite resturant in Colorado. The view of Colorado Springs and the mountains are amazing. As Mike said its Colorado's only 5 star restaurant and something he did not mention is that it is Colorado's only 5 diamond restaurant as well.

http://i394.photobucket.com/albums/pp25/josseppie/Pueblo214.jpg (broken link)

This was my drunk attempt to take a picture of the veiw from the Penrose Room.
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