Glen Eyrie Castle

Glen Eyrie Castle, Colorado Springs: Address, Phone Number, Glen Eyrie Castle Reviews: 4.5/5

Glen Eyrie Castle
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Historic Walking Areas • Castles • Convention Centers
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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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1-2 hours
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Marylou B
Shavano Park, TX1 contribution
Lovely place!
Jul 2021 • Couples
A beautiful, historical, peaceful place with amazing views and wildlife. We especially enjoyed the High Tea. I’d love to come back and stay longer.
Written July 22, 2021
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Thanks for your review! We're glad you enjoyed tea and hope to see you again soon.
Written July 23, 2021
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booptraveler
Scottsdale, AZ517 contributions
Interesting property; beautiful grounds, right next to Garden of the Gods
Jun 2021
We did the castle tour. It is definitely an interesting property with many unique architectural features. I gave it the low rating because it was a bit too long (our was about 2 hours) and it was a bit too religious for my taste.
Written July 20, 2021
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Written July 23, 2021
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Sally A
Vidor, United States32 contributions
Glen Eyrie castle
Jul 2021
We didn't tour the castle because we had our pup. But the grounds are gorgeous and we drove the entire space.
Written July 19, 2021
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Thanks for your review! We hope you are able to stop by for a tour soon!
Written July 23, 2021
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JoshandLynne
Cleveland, TN93 contributions
So cool…
Jul 2021 • Family
Such a neat place. Love the history of it and it’s basically right next door to Garden of the Gods. Very very pretty and peaceful. Would stay here in the future!
Written July 11, 2021
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Written July 12, 2021
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ktm2sf
San Francisco6 contributions
Awesome hotel
Jul 2021 • Family
Best hotel in Colorado trip. Stayed in 5 hotels in a week long vacation and definitely this was the best hotel we stayed in. Even brands like Marriott and Hilton failed to deliver during the post pandemic trip.
Check in process was smooth and easy thanks to Angela. We were able to check in an hr or so earlier. Room was clean. Didn't have a fridge in the room but the common area with fridge and microwave served our needs. Complimentary breakfast was awesome too with eggs and sausage. Definitely will recommend to others. We stayed in the oaks lodge. Next time will try a room in the main castle. ( Was sold out already when we tried to book)
Written July 5, 2021
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Thanks for your review! We're glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon.
Written July 12, 2021
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Svetlana Y
Staten Island, NY36 contributions
Breathtaking!
Jul 2021 • Family
My family (hubby, 9 and 13 yo kids) stayed in Glen Eyrie for three nights and wished we had stayed for three more. The castle and grounds were breathtaking. The room, albeit a bit small, was lovely. The breakfast was fantastic. It was very European, with multiple hot dishes that varied by the day. And having the Garden of the Gods in our backyard made it all the more spectacular. We took several hikes, each one better then the rest. We will definitely come back and will absolutely recommend this place as a "must stay" place in Colorado Springs.
Written July 2, 2021
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Thanks for your review! We're so glad you and your family enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon.
Written July 5, 2021
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jillnt
Bethesda, MD66 contributions
Visit the property but stay somewhere else.
Jun 2021 • Couples
Beautiful location but castle is run down and ragged. Our room had a sink in the middle it with one broken towel hanger and no place to put our bathroom items. There was only one draw in the room, no dresser and the closet had a huge fan in it so there was no place to put our clothing. We stayed 2 nights so we were unhappy to have to live out of our suitcases. The 2 chairs in the room were really awful. You felt the springs when you sat in one. The other was an old rickety wood chair. The carpeting was stained. There is a huge clunky air conditioning unit on the floor with exhaust hoses going out the window which interfered with the use of the curtains. The breakfast was inedible. The eggs were cold and tasteless, and everything else except a bit of fruit was really unhealthy and sugary. There was no water except during breakfast anyplace in the castle. No bottles of water, no water pitchers or dispensers. There was a coffee maker in the room but with bo water how can anyone use it? Since it rains a lot and the parking is a bit away from the entrance it would have been nice to have umbrellas for guests to borrow. In other words I don’t recommend staying there. Perhaps a tour or afternoon tea would be a nice alternative and stay somewhere else.
Written June 29, 2021
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Written July 5, 2021
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Jcashatt
Greenville, SC11 contributions
The Glen Eyrie Castle
Jun 2021 • Couples
The Glen Eyrie Castle is a beautiful place. The grounds and landscape are well maintained. It is located in The Garden of the Gods backyard, and close to many other things. Our stay was 5 nights which was a little long for this place. There is NO room service except for clean towels and trash emptying. You can order food from the dinning room but expect to go down to get it. No TV’s (I’m okay with) and alcohol is not allowed on the property. Seemed a little strict for no frills at all. I understand preserving the old but it doesn’t take much to keep old fresh. I wouldn’t recommend more than a night or two.
Written June 29, 2021
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Written July 5, 2021
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smilingtrips
Vestal, NY230 contributions
High Priced Disappointing High Tea
Jun 2021
So disappointing. While the castle was interesting and the ground are basically in the 'backyard' of Garden of the Gods so that is pleasant ... the High Tea is high in price and short on satisfaction. You get a soup (which was tasty), a finger sandwich (not a selection of finger sandwiches - one - one eighth of a small bread slice with a ridiculously small amount of whatever it was on it. There was so little, it was hard to taste), one crustini with average cheese and a spit of fig flavoring; a decent dessert selection - three items per diner; oh - and a few leaves of spinach with about a half a strawberry sliced on top. I expected so much more - at least a few sandwiches to try per person. At $36, this was just tooooo much. Our server was constantly apologizing for not returning in a timely manner (they weren't busy, so I don't know what she could have been doing?) You do get to select and try several teas - but for the price they charge, the service and food needs to be enhanced greatly.
Written June 27, 2021
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Written July 5, 2021
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Eric B.
Lombard, IL51 contributions
Very Strict
Jun 2021 • Family
We booked a couple of weeks ago, which cost $60. Unfortunately, the morning of our tour we had mechanical issues with our rental car and by the time we're up and running again, we had missed our tour time by 45 minutes. Once we arrived at the castle, I inquired at the desk about rescheduling our tour, and explained why we had missed our tour time. The lady at the desk explains that it's no problem to reschedule, and that she had times available the next day and that I could book online. I replied that if I book online, how do I avoid having to pay again. She then gives me a look and says "you're going to have to pay again no matter what". I reply that again that we had car trouble to which she takes a tone and replies "There are NO refunds once the tour time has passed, PERIOD". Really? Must be nice to never have experienced car trouble that caused you to be late. Are they really that hard up for the money? The place has been around for 200 years, I'd like to think not. Needless to say, we did not reschedule and will never return.
Written June 26, 2021
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We're sorry to hear your experience wasn't what you expected. Our cancellation policy for tours requires a minimum 24 hours notice before the scheduled start time to be completed without penalty and no-shows are charged the full amount of the reservation. Your feedback has been passed along to our team.
Written July 5, 2021
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