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“Gorgeous scenery, excellent location - hidden gem!” 5 of 5 stars
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3820 North 30th Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80934   |  
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Ranked #17 of 107 Hotels in Colorado Springs
Austin, Tx
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“Gorgeous scenery, excellent location - hidden gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2010

Glen Eyrie is a beautiful castle right in/ next to the Garden of the Gods NP. It was authentic and honest, not disneyfied. Though B&B is not they're mainstay business, we were well cared of and the accommodation was clean and quiet. Perfect couples retreat.
The grounds offer lovely hiking trails for all levels.
Don't be put off by the strong religious theme on the website, this is not obvious when you stay there unless your looking for it.
Breakfast was simple, but plentyful - perhaps not as fancy as the surroundings and didn't quite match the cost of the delux suite rooms, but fair for other accommodations on site. Would certainly reccomend Glen Eyrie and will love to stay there again!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GlenEyrie, Manager at Glen Eyrie Castle & Conference Center, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Glen Eyrie!
However, due to the destruction of last year’s Waldo Canyon Fire, the danger to hikers at Glen Eyrie is too great to allow the public on our trails. NO PUBLIC HIKING will be permitted on Glen Eyrie property until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience, and encourage you to check our website for any future policy updates (www.gleneyrie.org/hiking). We hope you’ll still consider coming for a visit and checking out the many other wonderful things that Glen Eyrie has to offer, such as an afternoon tea, a tour of the castle or relaxing in our bookstore/café. We look forward to seeing and serving you!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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    4 of 5 stars
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Morrison
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2010

I was so excited about the possiblity of staying in a castle with my family. That is, until I was told that we weren't welcome. This "Christian" establishment will not allow children to stay on the castle premises. So much for all the Christian hospitality that they proclaim all over their website.

Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
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Nicole C, General Manager at Glen Eyrie Castle & Conference Center, responded to this review, June 26, 2015
Hello!
We wanted to thank you for your input and let you know that we have listened to your suggestion and changed our policy. We now welcome kids to stay in the castle!
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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2010

The conference grounds has a variety of lodges, a dry stream bed, lots of woods and towering rock formations and a genuine castle with excellent rooms and food. Every time I visit Colorado Springs I make it a point to stay overnight in the castle. The attention to detail, orderliness and cleanliness all add to the atmosphere. For about $120 a night it's a real deal!

Be sure to walk around the conference grounds and enjoy the scenery, beautiful and solitude. There's a good bookstore and cafe in the old carriage house adjacent to the castle. Also, if you sign the waiver, the hiking trails up and above the conference center are available.

This place is a hidden gem in Colorado Springs and a definite must for an overnight stay away from the hustle and traffic that most of us have to endure back home. Make it a point to visit!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GlenEyrie, Manager at Glen Eyrie Castle & Conference Center, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
We're so glad you had such a wonderful time at Glen Eyrie and we look forward to having you stay with us again!
However, due to the destruction of last year’s Waldo Canyon Fire, the danger to hikers at Glen Eyrie is too great to allow the public on our trails. NO PUBLIC HIKING will be permitted on Glen Eyrie property until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience, and encourage you to check our website for any future policy updates (www.gleneyrie.org/hiking). We hope you’ll still consider coming for a visit and checking out the many other wonderful things that Glen Eyrie has to offer, such as an afternoon tea, a tour of the castle or relaxing in our bookstore/café. We look forward to seeing and serving you!
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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2010

My dad and I went up for spring break for a litte "daddy-daughter" time. It was wonderful!

~The Room~ We stayed in room #206. Great views, and beauitful antiques. The original radiator was still there. We had a ceiling fan and the windows open, which made it very cool at night (no A.C.). The beds were very confortable, but it was a queen, a little to small for us. I could tell others have slept in it, I kinda felt like it molded a little to well to me. The also have cabins and dorm style rooms.

~The Grounds~ BEAUITFUL! They have thier own hiking trails, that range from easy to difficult. We went to the top of Echo Mountain and it was wonderful! Also, a little closer to the castle they had a guided religious walk. You would walk around the castle and they would connect parts of the castle to a bible verse. It was quite nice.

~Food~ We only had breakfast there. I can't really say much here. We are not morning people, so getting up for breakfast at 8AM was hard for us. However, breakfast was included with our stay, who can't give up free food?! The food was actually better then I thought. They gave us eggs, a slice of ham and a biscuit with gravy. Surprisingly, I wasn't hungry until 2o'clock!

~Overall~ I'd love to come again! It was beauitful with all the trees deas, just thinking about in the summer gets me excited. We were thinking about staying in one of thier cabins next time. Can't wait for our next trip!

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GlenEyrie, Manager at Glen Eyrie Castle & Conference Center, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
We're so glad to hear that you had such a great time at Glen Eyrie! We would love to have you come stay with us again sometime.
However, due to the destruction of last year’s Waldo Canyon Fire, the danger to hikers at Glen Eyrie is too great to allow the public on our trails. NO PUBLIC HIKING will be permitted on Glen Eyrie property until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience, and encourage you to check our website for any future policy updates (www.gleneyrie.org/hiking). We hope you’ll still consider coming for a visit and checking out the many other wonderful things that Glen Eyrie has to offer, such as an afternoon tea, a tour of the castle or relaxing in our bookstore/café. We look forward to seeing and serving you!
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2009

My husband and I are from Denver, and went to the Christmas Madrigal Banquet with another couple. We had booked a room, and our friends drove home that night.

First, let me talk about the Madrigal Banquet:
"Cocktail" hour (they don't serve any alcohol) was from 5-6pm. During this time, they served yummy Wassail punch in the Music Room, singers roamed throughout the rooms, and the gift store was open for business. Get there on time! They start promptly at 6pm, with the introduction of Lord and Lady of the House, and then the ceremonial calling of the guests. How awkward if you aren't there. Plus, DRESS UP. This is definitely a time for you to get out your best gown. Guys are wearing suits, kilts, etc and ladies are in gowns or their best holiday attire. The few people (out of 150) that did not dress up looked very much out of place. Plus, dressing up adds to the fun. I would think you could dress in costume if you had a great one.
Dinner/banquet takes a full 4 hours. (There are 2 designated intermissions, so you may retire to the "comfort room" for a potty break.) What fun the entire evening was! The music, entertainment, the calling of the courses, etc. Its hard to describe, but very fun. The staff was AWESOME. Hard working, and full of personality, they definitely contributed to the evening.

After the banquet, we were very glad we could just walk upstairs and go to bed, rather than drive 1 1/2 hours home.

Our stay:
Our room was in the castle proper. We booked the premier package, and thus had the honeymoon suite at the very top of the tower. The room is huge, with a king bed. Since it's the middle of December - and very cold outside - do not worry about being warm. The original radiator is still in the room, and still working. If you turn it up to high, you will roast alive! The furnishings were a bit tired. I think they should update the furnishings in the room. Private bathroom with shower - and the radiator in the bathroom doesn't shut off. It's stuck on high, and is hot. The open window helped. Very comfy room, pretty non-working fireplace, and a gorgeous view. The windows are huge and go almost around the room. It was nice having such a private room - it's the only room that high in the castle. Definitely not handicapped accessible, if that's a concern for you.

Breakfast the next morning was in the King James dining room. They served grits, scrambled eggs, bacon, hash browns plus cold items such as yogurt, pastries, fruit, etc. Plus coffee of course. We got there about 8:30 and there was plenty of food, and had a very enjoyable breakfast talking to other guests and volunteers who where at our table.

The grounds/property:
The property is beautiful! So close to the Garden of the Gods, it has some of the same red sandstone spires. We hiked around and very much enjoyed the views. I wished we could have done more hiking, but didn't have time for it. We saw deer, wild turkeys, and tons of other bunnies, squirrels, etc. I imagine that is very common because of the location.

All in all it was a wonderful getaway. The weather was perfect - crystal clear blue sky and a light dusting of snow. We loved our stay and can't wait to come back again.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GlenEyrie, Manager at Glen Eyrie Castle & Conference Center, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
We are so glad that you enjoyed your experience at the Madrigal Banquet! It would be our pleasure to have you back as our guest any time.
However, due to the destruction of last year’s Waldo Canyon Fire, the danger to hikers at Glen Eyrie is too great to allow the public on our trails. NO PUBLIC HIKING will be permitted on Glen Eyrie property until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience, and encourage you to check our website for any future policy updates (www.gleneyrie.org/hiking). We hope you’ll still consider coming for a visit and checking out the many other wonderful things that Glen Eyrie has to offer, such as an afternoon tea, a tour of the castle or relaxing in our bookstore/café. We look forward to seeing and serving you!
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Arlington
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2009

I've never been to Colorado, so I was excited to go, especially being there with my friends. We had our singles' retreat there and it was magnificent. The mountains were beautiful and majestic and the wildlife and rest of His creation was such a delight. The service at the castle was very curteous and the food was great. We didn't stay in a hotel or the castle, instead we stayed at one of the facilities on the property. The castle and the surrounding trees were picturesque. This will definately be my future honeymoon spot to visit in the future.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Colorado Springs
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51 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2009

We stayed in the honeymoon suite on the top floor of the castle. Very beautiful room, wonderful views, and nice seclusion (you are on your own floor of the castle). At night, the castle is beautifully illuminated. My only complaint is that breakfast is served from 8 to 9 am...and if you don't get there right at 8 am, there's not much food and it's fairly cold!!

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 3820 North 30th Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80934
Location: United States > Colorado > El Paso County > Colorado Springs
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Family Hotel in Colorado Springs
#19 Romantic Hotel in Colorado Springs
Number of rooms: 104
Also Known As:
Glen Eyrie Castle Hotel Colorado Springs
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