Glen Eyrie Castle
Glen Eyrie Castle
4.5
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Nestled on 750 breathtaking acres with 95 rooms, Glen Eyrie's stunning beauty and rich heritage creates a place where guests can get away to rejuvenate and spend time in a safe setting. Glen Eyrie provides a unique guest experience which sets the stage for all to discover, explore, and be transformed. Guests can enjoy overnight stays, historical tours, Castle teas, enriching programs, retreats, group events or a conference. Come visit the home of General William Jackson Palmer, the founder of the city of Colorado Springs. Glen Eyrie is a ministry of The Navigators, and is built upon the unique intersection of natural, historical, and spiritual heritage.
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Sandi G
Albuquerque, NM2 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
A magical and joyful visit. Highly reccomend visiting and spending time with nature. The staff are amazing and of course the castle is breathtaking. Surrounding lodges are beautiful as well.
Written January 4, 2023
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Thank you for coming to stay with us at Glen Eyrie!
Written January 9, 2023
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Dave H
1 contribution
Dec 2022 • Couples
We loved the beauty of the grounds, the breakfast was excellent with a wide-ranging buffet that served special dietary needs very well. The castle itself is stunning in so many ways. The staff were extremely pleasant, warm and engaging.
Written January 4, 2023
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So happy you enjoyed your time at the castle. Thank you!
Written January 9, 2023
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Mary P
1 contribution
Dec 2022 • Couples
The Madrigal Banquet was very pretty overall. The costumes were great. The setting, singing and hospitality were quite nice.
The seating was a bit too tight at the long table.My legs were straddling a metal bar for 3 hours and the man next to me kept bumping me with his arm due to the number of people at the table. Perhaps 4 less people at each table for ease of movement would improve the issue. Wonderful events are happening around the room, but due to the tight squeeze, you can't shift in your metal chair to observe properly.
The main entree (pork) that 2 of us ordered was unappealing and the vegetables on the plate were really skimpy. I noticed that several people at our table didn't eat much of their pork entree.I don't understand why the bread and bread plate was taken away before the entree was served. Offering guests regular coffee instead of just decaf would be nice. Some type of dressing for the salad would make it better. I enjoyed my dessert, but the couples on either side of us ate only half of theirs because the pear tart crust was rather hard, they said.
For my family of 3, we paid $480 (at time of reservation in October for this Dec event)
Basically, you are paying for a show and the food is secondary. They said the same man has been planning and executing this event for 34 years (main actor in the show) so I'm sure he is aware of all this information but for those who have never been, I do recommend going ONCE if you've got the money to spend for a show and you don't mind slightly below average food. Also, I recommend that you order the vegetarian dinner, even though there is a $10 upcharge to do so.
Written December 20, 2022
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Thank you for attending our Madrigal event. We are sorry the experience did not fully meet your expectation.
Written December 26, 2022
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Connierasmussen45@msn.com
Broomfield, CO2 contributions
Dec 2022
Glen Eyrie Castle is in Colorado Springs Colorado. It is a beautiful setting . The Castle is very historic and the tour was informative. The Christmas celebration was superb with music and singing. Dinner was delicious and more than one could eat. The service was first class. I would highly recommend this for anyone seeking a one of a kind experience.
Written December 19, 2022
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Thank you for spending part of your Christmas season with us!
Written December 26, 2022
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Steven J
1 contribution
Dec 2022
First Class all the way around. The grounds are breathtaking with National Park quality hikes on the premises. Lots of great history on the castle and surrounding buildings. We stayed at the Big Horn Lodge and attended the Madrigal Banquet which was wonderful. The staff and volunteers went over the top to make sure our stay was comfortable and were extremely friendly.
Written December 8, 2022
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We are thrilled you had a wonderful time with our Madrigal Banquet and stay!
Written December 11, 2022
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scald
Pfafftown, NC154 contributions
Nov 2022
Very cheesy. You start with watching a video made in the 90s presented by an aging volunteer. Then he takes you on a tour of the castle. Not much to see. Just your basic Victorian home tour. Not that interesting. If you really want to see the house reserve a spot for the afternoon tea. Skip the tour.
Written December 1, 2022
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We're very sorry your experience with the tour did not meet your expectations.
Written December 4, 2022
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4281CarolG
Los Lunas, NM318 contributions
Nov 2022
The grounds and wildlife are spectacular. There are numerous hiking trails that gives you amazing vies of the surrounding rock formations and valleys. The staff is outstanding and one of the friendliest I have met. The breakfast is included in your stay and was plentiful and delicious. We toured the castle and learned many facts about the family that lived there. We stayed at the the Big Horn Lodge but would recommend any of the lodges located on the grounds if you do not want to stay in the castle itself. It is mostly for a couples stay.
Written November 20, 2022
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Glad you had a wonderful time and enjoyed your tour and stay!
Written November 20, 2022
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LTaylor073
Abilene, TX19 contributions
Nov 2022
Beautiful scenery, fascinating Castle, clean and comfortable accommodations, delicious meals, extraordinary staff. Didn't have an opportunity to experience High Tea, but would love to do that in the future. We loved every minute of our stay.
Written November 10, 2022
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Thank you and please come back again for tea!
Written November 14, 2022
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Ellen R
1 contribution
Oct 2022 • Solo
Beautiful, peaceful location and great accommodations. Excellent staff, service and breakfast! Take advantage of the private hiking trails. The views are breathtaking.
Written October 29, 2022
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Thank you for your reivew!
Written October 31, 2022
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Joyce N
Huntington Beach, CA270 contributions
Sep 2022
We had some time and wanted to re-visit Garden of the Gods so we decided it would be fun to tour this castle built by the founder of the town of Colorado Springs
Our tour guide was fun and enthusiastic, and she knew her subject. She was wonderful and all four of us agreed that it was one of our favorite activities in the area, mostly because of Lisa, the guide.
Written October 8, 2022
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Awesome to hear - thank you for sharing your experience.
Written October 9, 2022
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