My husband, two young children and I stayed at the Lodge at Garden of the Gods this past weekend.
The pros -- the views are incredible and wildlife abounds at the Lodge. (I halfway suspect that they have a pen of mule deer somewhere and release them on cue to impress visitors!) We pulled into the circle drive to be greeted by a giant buck munching on the bushes, saw rabbits everywhere, and saw three more deer while we ate breakfast in the dining room the next day. The rooms are spacious (if a little dated, but that didn't bother us) and our king-size bed (more on that below) was comfortable. We stayed in room 106, on the ground floor north of the main lodge, and our patio was directly facing the Garden of the Gods. Parking is available right outside the rooms. Staff was very friendly. We ate breakfast in the dining room. The food was good, service was very professional and again the views of the surroundings and wildlife were second-to-none.
The cons -- while service is friendly, this is a country club first and more geared towards adults than families with young children. I had booked a room with two queen beds directly with the hotel but when we arrived only a king room was available. I had to specifically request a roll-away twin bed since there were four of us -- they were going to send us to the room with only one bed. The dining room was also closed the evening we were there for a private charity event. The lounge was open but is essentially a bar and there weren't many tables available. That said, the director was very accommodating and set up a table for us in the main lobby area, which worked out well with the kids.
Overall, this is a nice place with amazing views and friendly service that make it well worth a stay, especially if you are travelling sans children.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of Colorado Springs, Garden of the Gods Club and Resort is a 69-room legendary golf and spa resort boasting breathtaking views of Pikes Peak and the red rock formations of the Garden of the Gods National Landmark. Guests have complete access to all of Garden of the Gods Club and Resort's amenities, which include fine and casual dining, a state-of-the-art sports club, a spa and salon, a 27-hole golf course, tennis courts, and swimming pools. All guest rooms feature a dramatic view of Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak from either a private patio or balcony and include a refrigerator, coffee maker and bath robes. Wireless Internet access and daily newspaper delivery are included in the resort fee. The Club and Resort is also a retreat for weddings, social events, and executive meetings. During your stay at Garden of the Gods Club and Resort, you can be as active or as pampered as you desire. Take advantage of the Sports Club's wide variety of fitness equipment and group exercise classes, hit the nearby walking trails, or get a golf or tennis lesson from our PGA or USPTA-certified professionals. The full-service spa and salon offers massages, facials, body treatments, manicures and pedicures, hair care services, and luxurious retail products, and the cuisine served in The Club and Resort's Dining Room rivals that of some of the finest restaurants in larger cities. Additional dining options include The Lounge and, on a seasonal basis, Kissing Camels Grille at the golf clubhouse. The Garden of the Gods Club and Resort is conveniently located within five miles of many popular Colorado Springs attractions, including Garden of the Gods Park, the Rock Ledge Ranch historic site, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center and the Old Colorado City shopping district. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Lodge At Garden Of The Gods Club, Colorado Springs Hotel Colorado Springs