We had already planned to attend the post-Christmas winter concert at Glen Eyrie, but some dear friends shared a gift certificate with us for a night in the Castle. It was a wonderful experience, first to last, with one exception: My husband had been battling a minor illness the day before the concert, but thought he'd be ok because he didn't want to disappoint me. Well, the illness got worse during the night. The staff was so helpful, very caring and willing to do anything I needed, including sending up Sprite or anything else I asked for. (And they refused to accept a tip.)
Keep in mind, this is more of a personal retreat and conference center, so they don't have a regular full-service restaurant. This surprised me, as they serve a hot breakfast in the morning. However, it was pretty bare-bones with a fixed menu of eggs, sausage, and toast, along with a continental buffet (loved the turnovers). Come for the atmosphere, not necessarily the food.
The rooms are lovely! We stayed in a suite (don't remember if it had a name) that was enormous! It was furnished with antiques, must have had 15' ceilings and, in addition to the large bedroom and separate bath, it had a very large living room with views of the mountains, perfect as the gathering place for a reunion of family or friends. It was very quiet during the night, but I think the occupancy rate was pretty low, so I don't what it would be like when it's full. I did an impromptu self-guided tour around the castle after breakfast; it's an amazing building, more so because of its location at the base of the mountains of Colorado Springs.
- Also Known As:
- Glen Eyrie Castle Hotel Colorado Springs
- Glen Eyrie Castle And Conference Center
- Glen Eyrie Hotel