Cheyenne Mountain Resort – a getaway that goes beyond your expectations.

cheyenne mountain resort entryKnown mainly for its exceptional convention center space and meeting facilities, the Cheyenne Mountain Resort (CMR) has an endless list of activities to do and things to see.  From tennis and golf, to relaxing by the pool, to visiting the on-site lake for paddle boating; you can enjoy any or all of this.  And if this isn’t enough for you, within a few miles is the local Zoo, Garden of the Gods, Seven Falls, and shopping downtown Colorado Springs, and more.

Nestled in the midst of housing development, you would never know there was such an extravagant, 218-acre resort, situated back in all the trees.  Built in 1985, this resort is one of a kind in Colorado.  It includes 316 guest rooms, including five Presidential suites, has 38 meeting rooms, which incorporates an amphitheatre, and has a Media Center, Business Service Center, and Corporate Learning Center for the guests benefit.  The Media Center has so much to offer, from state-of-the-art digital video editing capabilities to being able to produce multi-media programs and so much more.  The Business Service Center is fully equipped with PC & Mac compatible equipment, including black/white and a color copier with SPLASH.

There is always knowledgeable staff around to assist you if you need help.  As well, there is a Corporate Learning Center with a team of professionals in numerous fields to provide support where needed.  So no matter what type of business activity or meeting you are there for, you have everything at your fingertips to make the meeting or event run as smoothly as possible.

What most people don’t know, especially the guests there for business rather than pleasure, is that this cheyenne mountain resort suiteresort has so many activities to offer it is beyond the imagination.  It all starts when you walk in the welcoming doors of the resort.  The view staring you right in the face as you head to the check-in counter is amazing.  These huge panel windows lead your eyes right outside to the beautiful Cheyenne Mountain range.  You see half the mountains, half clear blue open sky as you gaze outside.

There are eight residential lodges on the property housing these 316 rooms and suites.  The suites vary in their color, arrangement, and style, but in general they are all the same size.  One thing that I found unique about the rooms at this resort is that they all have a balcony that offers breathtaking views of the mountains.

After you have settled in your room, make sure you make it out to the lobby bar (Will Rogers Lounge) to relax from the drive or the week.  The Will Rogers Lounge has pool tables, darts, relaxed seating, a television for your entertainment, a wide variety of cocktails, beer, and wine, and occasionally, a live band.  It truly is a fun, relaxing time.  They also serve a selection of food as you might expect, consisting of burgers, sandwiches, and the like.

A few yards away from the lounge is the Mountain View Dining Room.  Here, they offer a different selection style of buffet, a different theme each night all week long.  So if you are there a full week, you will have the opportunity to try a different type of food each night.  The seafood buffet is definitely worth checking out, and the desserts are to die for.

After filling yourself up at one of these delicious restaurants, head outside for a nice stroll around the property.  As I mentioned before, you’ve got 218-acres to explore, so there’s plenty of space to walk around.  For golfers, there is an 18-hole golf course right out your back door while staying here.

This Championship course was designed by Pete Dye and is built around a 35-acre lake.  The Golf Club features the Golf Shop, Pine View Dining Room, Pine View Pub, and snack shop.  The Pine View Dining Room is by reservation only, but definitely worth checking out.  It provides a la carte dining in a casual setting with a perfect view of the course and mountains.

Down the hill a little further are 18 tennis courts.  There are six indoor courts with Plexi-Play surfaces and 12 outdoor courts, two of which are clay courts.  All of the outdoor courts are lighted so you can play any time of the day or night.  As well as these, there is also a racquetball court and squash court located in the fitness center.  If you are not one to just sit and relax, you can definitely keep yourself up and moving.

The Sport & Fitness Center is in a building all to itself.  This is a nice feature if you are one who likes to work out without an audience or people coming and going all the time.  The weight rooms offer a variety of Cybex and Parmamount resistance machines as well as free weights.  Cardiovascular machines are also located in the upstairs part of the Center.

The Fitness Center also offers Spinning, aerobic exercise, and yoga classes.  The separate men’s and women’s locker rooms each have their own Jacuzzi, steam room, massage/facial studio, and locker rooms with showers.  It is very nice because they provide you with towels, and they even have shower gel, disposable shavers, lotion, soap, and mouthwash for your convenience.

Outside of the Fitness Center you can take a nice swim, either laps or just for fun, in one of the 4 swimming pools.  These pools are all heated, with three outdoor and one indoor.  There is an adult swimming pool, 25-yard lap pool, and 50-meter Olympic pool, and kids pool to make up this total.  If none of those suite you, you can go swim in the lake which is a few yards off.

While visiting the lake, you can go fishing, windsurfing, canoeing, or paddle boating to name a few things.  Or, if you would like to stay out of the water, take advantage of one of the three volleyball courts in the sand.

With so much to offer, it’s a destination that will exceed your expectations and delivers a true one-of-a-kind Colorado experience in the clean mountain air.

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