We did not stay here but took the tour which was great and then went to tea. The food at the tea was ample for a lunch meal. My only complaint is I didn't like the tea I chose and asked for another which I had to pay extra for. Great tour guide. I think his name was Mike.
I went on a tour of the castle. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and shared amazing details of the history of the castle and the family who lived there. The tour included a walk through the grounds as well as most of the castle. I would recommend this tour to anyone who visits the Colorado Springs area.
My husband and I went on the castle tour. We absolutely loved learning about the rich history of the family behind the castle. We also enjoyed learning about how the Navigators acquired the property. The grounds are just spectacular! We stayed in the Colorado Springs area for five days, and the time spent at Glen Eyrie was definitely the highlight…a pleasant surprise!
We didn’t stay the night. We took the tour. This is a huge, castle-sized bang for the buck. The history, construction and architecture are beautifully preserved, and the tour guide was very knowledgeable. I highly recommend the tour. It was a perfect way to spend an afternoon.
Book the King Suite on the 4th floor…..IT IS AMAZING! The absolute best room we have ever stayed in with breathtaking views in almost every direction. Ceilings were at least 15 ft high, and windows were enormous. You are next to the Garden of the Gods and it is just as pretty. Really nice hiking trails and a good breakfast was included. This place is 1/2 the cost of the cheapest room at the Broadmoor Hotel. The only slight negative is that there is no restaurant for dinner here, just a bistro for simple lunches. As it is owned by the Navigators, a Christian based ministry, there is no alcohol, but who needs it when this place is so stunning? Everyone here is super nice and helpful. What an ideal place for a family get together or romantic weekend. GO!
Stayed here two nights at the beginning of a cross country road trip with our family of 4. We chose the scavenger hunt package and booked a room in the Big Horn Lodge. To say the property is beautiful is not enough. Just the property is a vacation in itself. There were some pros and cons but not enough cons to keep this from being a 5 star visit… Pros: All the staff were incredibly kind from the moment we arrived on site. Lots of places to explore on the property including hiking trails and gardens. Breakfast was amazing the day we were able to enjoy it. Room was really basic but clean and the building felt safe and was a short walk to the castle. Cafe on site had fairly good sandwiches (wouldn’t recommend the “pizza”) and lots of snack options. Cons: The bathroom was incredibly small, especially when you have a teenage son over 6 ft tall lol Would have loved to have a mini fridge in the room, especially having a young child, to keep milk, snacks, etc. There was a communal fridge downstairs but it was packed full of other guests’ things and would hate to leave opened packages in it. Breakfast hours are really inconvenient only being from 0730-0930. When we had morning tours booked we tried to go early but at opening there had to be at least 50 people outside already waiting to get in one of the days. We were disappointed not to get to enjoy the breakfast again as it was so good the day before. Other notes: The scavenger hunt was a nice touch and allowed us to really explore the property. The clues were kind of silly as a lot of time most of it had nothing to do with the answer except the last line but we all had a good time. The package also gave us a decent credit to use in the cafe and bookstore which we enjoyed having! Unless you are a big fan of railroad history I wouldn’t necessarily do the castle tour. A lot of time was spent talking about that when really our group was just interested in seeing more of and learning about the castle. There wasn’t much we didn’t already get to see during the scavenger hunt that we saw on the castle tour. And our guide was short with the group as well, one time she actually scolded us because no one knew the answer to a question she asked and she complained to us that she had just spent 10 minutes talking to us about it and we should know the answer. We could have done just as well with a little pamphlet about the castle history and gone on our way. Overall we really enjoyed our visit and would definitely recommend staying here.…
My sister and I stayed at Glen Eyrie June 9 & 10, 2022. It was the last leg of our visit to the Colorado Springs area. We had driven back from the Mt Princeton Hot Springs resort and arrived mid-afternoon. The check-in process was smooth and at that time, we signed out a deck of UNO cards. There was a nice selection of board games to choose from. Our room was in the Oaks Lodge. The room was fine. This lodge appears older than some of the other ones that I passed by on some hikes, but it had an outside table and chairs on the lower level where we enjoyed the quiet and played UNO. The grounds were beautiful as well as the castle and the Carriage House, where the office and bookstore are located. We took a few hikes and those were very well marked, both on the map provided and by markers. We also walked around the grounds to enjoy the quiet. We had breakfast one day and it was very good. One of the main reasons we stayed there was the proximity of the property to Garden of the Gods. Unfortunately, there was some road work happening on the connector road, so we had a detour, but it was not a big deal. The detour forced us up a hill through a residential area that had a view of the Kissing Camels formation in the Garden of the Gods park. We saw the wild turkeys and the big-horn sheep roaming around. We felt very safe there with the gatehouse. We walked around the first floor of the castle as that was all we were allowed to check out, but it was beautiful. I would certainly stay here again if I am ever out to the area.…
I would give this place a 6 if I could. The location is Ed up by lovely rooms and amazing service. Note that this is a non profit religious retreat so no alcohol or smoking on site, it we never felt any pressure or exclusion at not being part of the religious retreat. Breakfast was amazing and the rest of the holiday had a lot to live up to with this being our first proper stay. Walking distance from garden of the gods. Rudy’s BBQ worth a visit.
My daughter and I visited Glen Eyrie in early June, 2022, for Afternoon Tea and enjoyed everything about our visit. The food, and especially the tea, was wonderful. We also enjoyed a lovely stroll on the castle grounds from the main castle to the carriage house now gift shop, where we were delighted to purchase the yummy tea we had just enjoyed.
I have stayed in quite a few castles in Europe. This castle in Colorado is one of the best I have seen, shaming the European castles. It hasn't been ruined by too much modernization. Instead, it is decorated in the time period it was built, the early 1900's. It is exquisite. The hosts are gracious and knowledgeable. Breakfast is a generous and delicious buffet with something for everyone. If you stay you get to wander the castle to your heart's content. You also get to wander miles of hiking paths dotted with Garden of the Gods type rock formations. We were in Colorado for 7 days and Glen Eyrie was the best part of our trip.