Glen Eyrie Castle & Conference Center

Glen Eyrie Castle & Conference Center

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Nestled on over 700 breathtaking acres with 95 lodging rooms, Glen Eyrie’s stunning beauty and rich spiritual heritage create a place where, for a few sacred moments, guests can set aside their troubles and catch their breath. The Glen Eyrie staff ministers by thoughtfully creating experiences which set the stage for all to discover, explore, and be transformed. Whether guests come with a group for a retreat, individually for a program or conference, or for historical Teas, Tours, or overnight stays, Glen Eyrie serves a sanctuary and safe haven of transformation and inspiration. As the conference and camping ministry of The Navigators, The Glen Eyrie Group is comprised of Glen Eyrie and Eagle Lake Camps. Built upon the unique intersection of natural, historical, and spiritual heritages, the Glen Eyrie Group promises to stay true to our Navigator calling by purposefully and thoughtfully ministering to guests through Christ-centered service excellence and innovative programming.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Hiking
Aerobics offsite
Highchairs available
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Wifi
Coffee shop
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Patio
Walking tours
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Meeting rooms
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
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Air conditioning
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Coffee / tea maker
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Complimentary toiletries
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Non-smoking rooms
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SusanAndJim wrote a review Oct 2020
Round Rock, Texas505 contributions147 helpful votes
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I planned a road trip that included Garden of the Gods. He's always looking for interesting places to stay and I was glad he found this one.

There are several options for accommodations at Glen Eyrie, including the castle and several outbuildings. The choices of beds differ among these. We stayed in the Big Horn Lodge. If you need 2 queen beds and/or need accommodations for a handicap, this is a good option. While all rooms may be accessed from the front, the lower level handicap rooms also have outside access. We didn't request this, but it was nice to have. There are no TVs in any of the guest rooms, however wifi was strong and fast.

We thoroughly enjoyed the hikes, wildlife, and breakfasts (even during covid times). The breakfast was plentiful and included eggs, potatoes, and breakfast meat...in addition to a nice selection of pastries. Yogurt was also available...as was good coffee.

If you don't want to leave the property to eat lunch or dinner, there are paninis in the bookshop and a dinner menu with pickup from the castle. Both are fairly expensive relative to going elsewhere, of course. No alcohol is served here.

The scenery at Glen Eyrie is wonderful. Between the surrounding red rocks (just like Garden of the Gods), trees, and wildlife, there are many options for photographers. We saw a herd of Rocky Mountain Bighorn sheep, lots of turkeys, and a variety of other birds. There's a quiet rose garden near the Big Horn Lodge, with plenty of seating options. Those staying at the "Pink House" had lots of wildlife to view each morning and evening, front and back. Overall, this was a peaceful and quiet retreat.

There are plenty of easy and challenging hikes on the property, some of which offer great views. Only those staying on the property may hike there. Garden of the Gods is a very short drive away.

Glen Eyrie is run by the Navigators, a non-denominational Christian group. There are marriage encounter, mother-daughter getaways, and other group activities held on the premises.

We took one of the group walking tours, which allow a limited number of people each day to view a video, hear more about the history of Glen Eyrie, and see some of the interesting Glen Eyrie features that were way ahead of their time when built. Our tour guide was a volunteer who's been with the Navigators for over 30 years.

There is no doubt we'd stay at Glen Eyrie again if in the Colorado Springs area.
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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Response from Glen Eyrie, General Manager at Glen Eyrie Castle & Conference Center
Responded Oct 16, 2020
Thanks for visiting and for your kind review! We hope to see you again soon!
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Mike S wrote a review Jun 2020
Batam9 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We just held a 3 night leadership off-site at Glen Eyrie and it was fabulous in all respects. The grounds are immaculate and spacious which allow for natural physical distancing. Each morning and afternoon I enjoyed hikes both on the grounds of the Glen and the neighboring Garden of the Gods. I would encourage you to take the tour they offer as the history of the Glen and the castle is fascinating as it was originally built by General Palmer who founded Colorado Springs in the 1800's.

All the staff were super helpful and accommodating. Food service had to be adjusted due to the pandemic, but overall it was still very tasty. I would give them high marks for all the adjustments they've made to provide a safe and comfortable experience for all guests.

We stayed in the newly remodeled Big Horn and our team was able to utilize the variety of meeting rooms at both the castle and Big Horn.

Highly recommended for all to come with family, friends, and even your work colleagues.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
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Responded Jul 1, 2020
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Richard C wrote a review Jul 2021
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent one night in the middle of June and had a wonderful time! The meals were VERY good (we enjoyed eating on the patio), the room was spotless and very nice, and it was very quiet at night. The grounds are beautiful and there are several good trails. The view from Dawson Trotman's grave is awe inspiring (very worth the climb and .6 mile hike).
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Responded Jul 12, 2021
Thanks for your review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon.
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Mark K wrote a review May 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for two nights in the castle, which is enough to cover the highlights of the property. We had an afternoon tea in the castle, Music Room. The room is very nice with design that brings the good ambience. The food is ok. They did not serve traditional afternoon tea snack, like finger sandwiches or petite cakes, as we expected. Tea is good but it was tea bags, instead of loos leaf. We also took a tour of castle. It was very nice experience. The volunteer guide is friendly and knowledgeable. We tried its restaurant food for dinner. The food was great. We called to order and they said we could pick up in about 35 mins. When we arrived to pick up, it took another 15 mins. We think due to COVID, the food is served in paper/plastic box with plastic utensil and for picking up only. We also tried food and drinks at the cafe in Carriage House. Panini and smoothies are really good, and staff is helpful and friendly. Our room has nice characters with mountain views. However, at night there are noises from furnace and water pipes behind the wall, we think. That's kind of keeping us awake all night.

There are a couple things that we are disappointed.
- No recycle trash bin. There are lots of plastic bottles, plastic cups, paper boxes, and paper used. All trash goes to one place.
- Outdated hiking map. We went on hiking and were confused with the map we got from front desk. We got help from one staff and he told us the map is outdated and some trails are not exist. If the map is incorrect, you shouldn't give it to the guest.

Overall, it's great experience. It's a nice place for relaxing with great views.
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Date of stay: April 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Glen Eyrie, General Manager at Glen Eyrie Castle & Conference Center
Responded May 3, 2021
Thank you for your review. We are glad you were able to visit and we have passed your feedback along to our team. We are also working on an updated trail map that should be available to guests very soon.
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Telunas1 wrote a review Jun 2020
Batam, Indonesia49 contributions36 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Traveling during COVID is not an exciting thing for me. I do want to keep others safe and so want to be in places that take the proper precautions for guests and staff. This was not my first time staying at Glen Eyrie, but this was my first hotel/Retreat Center/Resort experience during COVID. And they did not disappoint. I was so impressed that the staff went to such huge lengths to follow and adhere to new regulations and SOPs for our benefit, and did it all with smiles under their masks (at least as far as I could tell) and gracious words on their lips. We loved it.

Glen Eyrie is as beautiful as ever. A true oasis in Colorado Springs and indeed the entire front range of CO. The sprawling grounds, with only around 100 rooms, means there is never overcrowding. Indeed, even with a small daycamp using one part of their grounds during our stay, I rarely was around others as I walked around the property. The Carriage House had a bit more traffic, but the fabulous coffee drinks and snacks made to order at the cafe explained that. And sitting outside in an area that had seating very spread out made me feel very comfortable.

A shout out to Amy at the Cafe who prepared my Caramel Machiatto every day for me. Also, Mikaela and Elizabeth at the restaurant/dining area, as well as Courtney at the front desk. They did such a great job serving and making us feel at home, even during these crazy times! I will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Response from , Owner at Glen Eyrie Castle & Conference Center
Responded Jul 1, 2020
Thank you for your review! Our staff are privileged to serve guests like you!
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itravelus wrote a review Jun 2021
Indiana92 contributions18 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at a lot of places during an anniversary trip and this was the only one that didn't seem to care about the individual guest. We ate dinner there our first night and was told our meal would be ready in 20-25 minutes. When I check on it after that time, I was told it would be another 20-25 minutes. Checked again and it still wasn't ready. Was told then that there were "special guests" that took priority and were being served plated dinners and they were still ordering. After an hour and ten minutes our food (boxed) was brought out with our daughter's chicken fingers cold and the rest of the food tolerable. When I questioned why some people could have a sit down dinner and the rest of us couldn't, I was told by staff that they often have special guests . . . I guess paying a significant per night lodging rate doesn't make the average guest special to them.
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Date of stay: June 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Glen Eyrie, General Manager at Glen Eyrie Castle & Conference Center
Responded Jun 10, 2021
Hi there - We're sorry your dining experience didn't meet your expectations. Please be assured we have shared your experience with our staff and will hopefully prevent it from happening again.
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Connie W wrote a review Oct 2020
Colorado Springs, Colorado2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
There are a range of accommodations. We stayed in a lodge where we could access our room without interacting with other guests which felt safe during the pandemic. I made a mistake in my reservations and they solved it with grace and without costing me the penalty. The area is beautiful for hiking and we saw a large herd of big horn sheep and wild turkeys. I recommended it to the next set of visitors we had and it will be my first recommendation for future guests.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Responded Nov 2, 2020
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april j wrote a review Jan 2022
11 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the Big Horn Lodge for 4 nights during Christmas break. I had stayed at Big Horn as a child in the 80's and was pleased to see it was beautifully renovated and looks brand new. The room was large enough for our family and we loved using the back door which led straight out to the grounds!

From the moment we drove onto the property there was a sense of peace and delight! Before we'd even been there an hour, my husband was scheming about when we'd be able to return for another visit. The hikes on the property and views were amazing, and doable for our whole family on down to our four year old. We spotted plenty of Big Horn Sheep, turkeys, and even some deer. The location is perfect - close enough to plenty of activities, museums, restaurants, etc. - but our favorite trip memories are all at the Glen!!

We took the tour and loved learning the history of the castle, breakfast/coffee was SO DELICIOUS (we looked forward to it each morning), the hosts were helpful, kind and funny, and to top it all off, it snowed on our last night there (New Year's Eve). The prayers of these Louisiana kids were answered!! Big Horn even had a sled we were able to borrow on our last morning. We'll never forget this trip! What a sweet time for our family!!! Can't wait to visit again.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Glen Eyrie, General Manager at Glen Eyrie Castle & Conference Center
Responded Jan 14, 2022
Thank you for your review! We are so glad you and your family enjoyed your visit - what a sweet memory for your family! We look forward to serving you again soon.
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S N wrote a review Nov 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Disabled not welcome.

We had booked afternoon tea for a party of 9. I am in a wheelchair. There are 3 accessible parking spaces in the back lot, none of them have hash marks for unloading a wheelchair.
I had to use a separate entrance from my party, the workers entrance where people are coming in and out with trays of food and where the dumpsters are. Dehumanizing and the staff seemed irritated I was back there.
Their website says the main level is wheelchair accessible, and that they have an accessible bathroom.
While I was able to get in to the area to have tea, the bathrooms were not even remotely accessible. I have a standard wheelchair that is 24 inches wide, the one bathroom that did not have stairs going down in to it was not able to be navigated by wheelchair.
A staff member told me I might have better luck on the 5th floor, where there are stall bathrooms...but the elevator is also not accessible for a standard chair. It is blocked by a door on a hinge that doesn't open wide enough to allow entry. A full sized power chair would be hopeless in most of the building.
There is no excuse in this day and age to lack accessibility.

The gift shop is also inaccessible. So is the tour. The overall feeling was very hostile and unwelcoming.

3 of our party have celiac disease. There is a $3 upcharge for gluten free food, which much like the accessibility was just a nod to appearances. The scones were miniscule and so dry that my SIL begged for some jam (that doesn't come with them) to try and soften them enough to eat. The regular food had a nice presentation, the gluten free looked pretty much slapped together. It was definitely not worth the $40 price tag. Tea is bagged, and left to steep in the pot.

This was a special occasion and most of our party was from out of town. I would not return, there are far nicer and more welcoming places to have afternoon tea that don't discriminate against disabled people.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Tom Brubaker, Owner at Glen Eyrie Castle & Conference Center
Responded Dec 4, 2022
We're very sorry your experience did not meet your expectations. We've passed along your feedback to our leadership team. Thank you for sharing.
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Brady K wrote a review Sep 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We got to the front gate and was welcomed by a very nice gentleman. We were really impressed at first glance. When we got to the front desk we were told we were staying in the castle. We hauled our luggage up to our "room". We noticed that the room was actually an occupied bridal suite. I understand that it happens sometimes.. but after we had to bring our luggage back down and load it all back in the vehicle. We had to drive back to the front desk. We told them that we may have gotten the wrong room. They said "Yeah, we just noticed that. Sorry about that, but your room is actually in one of our lodges not in the castle". Instead of compensating us with another room in the castle or something of the same value for their mistake, instead they they gave us two free $6 drinks. We felt like they were just dangling carrots infront of us.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Kristi H asked a question Aug 2020
New Orleans, Louisiana403 contributions152 helpful votes
How does the religious aspect of this property affect your stay? If you are not a Christian, is it uncomfortable?
Answer from Telunas1
Batam, Indonesia49 contributions36 helpful votes
KristiJ605, I am a Christian. So realize I did not have that question going into my stay. But, I certainly did not pick up on anything that would be pushy or problematic. The bookstore has a lot of religious items in it, but it is easy to simply not go in there. I dont think you should have any issues. I hope this helps. It really is a gorgeous place. If u do stay, try some ofthe hike’s around the grounds. Great views ofthe foothills and the city.
Answer from Gil M
Diamond Bar, California1,402 contribution54 helpful votes
I believe it is 11 also, but when we were there, I think you could request a later checkout as late as 1.
Answer from Jeff A
Chandler, Arizona2 contributions6 helpful votes
do they allow pets
Dan H wrote a tip Jun 14
Columbus, Ohio137 contributions74 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid the lodging. Rooms are awful and bathrooms are very tiny. Room smelled badly. "
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Jaymesdear wrote a tip Jul 2023
Ocho Rios, Jamaica10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"lodge rooms are the best value as the full buffet included breakfast is served at the castle and all the grounds and carriage house are open"
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Kathy S wrote a tip Jul 2022
Cincinnati, Ohio12 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We needed 2 beds, so that precluded our stay in the castle or Pink House. Look for that availability, if possible."
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tkaelin wrote a tip Jun 2022
Frederick, Maryland29 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You don't get to pick your room. Every room is different. They give tours of some of the rooms, so they probably fill those last."
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Theodore Kim wrote a tip Mar 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Best value for the stay with beautiful nature surrounding the premises."
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$165 - $205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
95
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Frequently Asked Questions about Glen Eyrie Castle & Conference Center
Which popular attractions are close to Glen Eyrie Castle & Conference Center?
Nearby attractions include Garden of the Gods (1.3 miles), Cosmo's Magic Theater (2.4 miles), and Battlefield Colorado (2.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Glen Eyrie Castle & Conference Center?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Glen Eyrie Castle & Conference Center?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a desk, and a view of a nearby landmark.
What food & drink options are available at Glen Eyrie Castle & Conference Center?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an outdoor dining area, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Glen Eyrie Castle & Conference Center?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Glen Eyrie Castle & Conference Center?
Conveniently located restaurants include Uchenna, Sahara Cafe, and Caspian Cafe Mediterranean.
Does Glen Eyrie Castle & Conference Center offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Glen Eyrie Castle & Conference Center?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site (1.5 miles) and McAllister House (4.9 miles).
Does Glen Eyrie Castle & Conference Center have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Glen Eyrie Castle & Conference Center accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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