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“Perfect place for tea and a relaxing stroll in the afternoon”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Glen Eyrie Castle

Glen Eyrie Castle
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Owner description: Nestled on 750 breathtaking acres with 97 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, excellent service and innovative programming.
Los Angeles
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“Perfect place for tea and a relaxing stroll in the afternoon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2009

Colorado Springs is a great place to visit if you are looking to enjoy a day out and about, whether you are active and want to go hiking, biking, or climbing... or if you'd rather take a leisurely stroll through the Garden of the Gods or have tea at the Glen Eyrie Castle and go for a stroll on the grounds.

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GlenEyrie, Manager at Glen Eyrie Castle, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Glen Eyrie certainly is a wonderful place to relax and spend an afternoon away!
However, due to the destruction of last year’s Waldo Canyon Fire, the danger to hikers at Glen Eyrie is too great to allow the public on our trails. NO PUBLIC HIKING will be permitted on Glen Eyrie property until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience, and encourage you to check our website for any future policy updates (www.gleneyrie.org/hiking). We hope you’ll still consider coming for a visit and checking out the many other wonderful things that Glen Eyrie has to offer, such as an afternoon tea, a tour of the castle or relaxing in our bookstore/café. We look forward to seeing and serving you!
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Aurora, Colorado
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“lovely afternoon tea”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2008

Enjoyed an afternoon tea with my daughter on a Saturday. The drive up to the castle was very nice and we were pleasantly suprised with how beautiful the grounds and the castle were!! It is the perfect setting for a tea. Our tea was in the Music room right off the main lobby and it was lovely. They served two pots of tea, their own special blend and then an herbal tea. We had a nice selection of fruit, fresh made scones, quiche, cheese and crackers and chocolate. It was not a huge amount but certainly plenty to enjoy with tea especially for the price. Every table was full, so reservations are required. After tea, we walked the grounds as well. They give castle and garden tours which I would like to take next time to learn more about this beautiful place. We had to change our original reservation date and they were very accomodating. There is no dress code, people are in everything from shorts to dresses. Would highly recommend for the scenery alone!

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Greenwood Village, CO
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“Awe Inspiring”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2007

I've been to Glen Eyrie Castle many times over the last 12 years. I've stayed in the Castle and in other buildings on the property. It is very peaceful there. The animals that roam there are fun to watch. There was a time we woke up with Deer outside our window. It's a place that holds many memories for my family and I and I always enjoy going back to make new ones. The Castle itself is wonderful go on the tour if you've never been. I've been on it so many times sometimes I know more than the person giving the tour and they end up learning something new from me. I highly recommend this Castle. Make your own memories there.

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Big Island, Hawaii
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“Please kokua (respect property and persons)”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2006

We only did the cassette drive through tour (suggested $5 donation) so I can't comment on the garden tour, castle tour, or afternoon tea, though I would like to do all of the above sometime. The castle is very pretty and interesting, especially for it's historical background. And the grounds are just gorgeous.

The property is owned by "The Navigators" (born-again Chrisitains) and is used as a retreat and conference center. PLEASE respect the property and the people using it and follow their rules! I would hate to have this place known on the internet and then have it abused because of inconsiderate tourists.

We were pleasantly surprised to find that we are allowed to hike on the property after signing a liability waiver in the bookshop and did a beautiful short hike. (Queen's) This property is just north of the Garden of the Gods and has similar geography.

I enjoy historical tidbits and this "castle" was the property and home of the founder of both Colorado Springs and the Denver and Rio Grande railroad, General Palmer. Ask for the historical pamphlet in addition to the cassette tour.

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GlenEyrie, Manager at Glen Eyrie Castle, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
We're glad you enjoyed your brief visit to Glen Eyrie! We would love to have you back for a longer visit any time!
However, due to the destruction of last year’s Waldo Canyon Fire, the danger to hikers at Glen Eyrie is too great to allow the public on our trails. NO PUBLIC HIKING will be permitted on Glen Eyrie property until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience, and encourage you to check our website for any future policy updates (www.gleneyrie.org/hiking). We hope you’ll still consider coming for a visit and checking out the many other wonderful things that Glen Eyrie has to offer, such as an afternoon tea, a tour of the castle or relaxing in our bookstore/café. We look forward to seeing and serving you!
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