by Amanda Geronikos
You want mountain views? Cheyenne Mountain Resort has them. You want a beach? Yes, this Colorado resort has one of those, too, It’s easy to combine the best of both worlds at this resort in Colorado Springs, which offers endless options for fun, from a golf course, spa, and extensive fitness facility (frequented by both locals and travelers) for adults, to a summer kids’ camp (also for both members and guests), S’mores nights, and even a Zoo Breakfast for kids.
Cheyenne Mountain Resort is a bit removed from Colorado Springs, adding to the appeal for family vacations. But when it’s time to leave the resort, you’ll be able to get to nearby Colorado Springs attractions in just a few minutes.
Our Editor Loves
- Outdoor pool
- S'mores nights
- Zoo Breakfast
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Game Room
- Kids' Theme Meals
- Onsite Dining
Rooms & Rates
Cheyenne Mountain Resort has a total of 316 accommodations spread amongst eight buildings. Tip: Stay in the Dove Lodge for the best ease of access to everything.
Each guestroom or suite is equipped with a mini-fridge, coffeemaker and terry cloth bathrobes, in addition to standard amenities -- hairdryers, irons and the like. In the units' bathrooms, you'll find refreshing toiletries by Alluvia Spa -- fun souvenirs to take home since they're exclusive to the resort!
Rollaways are available for $30 per night, while Pack 'N Plays can be rented free of charge. Connecting rooms are also available.
The hotel's guestrooms, which are a sizeable 430 square feet, come in four variations.
Standard Double Queen
This room has two queen beds and faces the hotel's courtyard.
Deluxe Double Queen
This room has two queen beds, sleeping up to four guests. It cannot accommodate a rollaway bed or crib. It features views of the mountains, golf course, or lake.
This room has one king bed. You can add a rollaway bed or crib to sleep a third guest.
This room features a king bed, plus a pullout sofa or jetted tub.
One-Bedroom Junior Suite
These suites are perfect for families seeking a little privacy; each suite has a separate bedroom with a king bed and a living room with sofa bed. They also have two full bathrooms for added convenience, and two balconies for twice the views!
The Presidential Suite can be one or two bedrooms depending on your needs, and maxes out at 1,130 square feet of space! With one bedroom, there is one king bed for up to two guests; if you connect a second room, you'll be able to sleep four more people in two queen beds (total of six). Of course, the views are the best in the house, with a few spacious balconies for gazing at Cheyenne Mountain.
Take time to enjoy the amenities!!
The rooms were nice and clean and quiet!
Had a luxurious feeling and private.
Food and bars were a lot of fun with the big screen.
Wish we had stayed for the hot tub etc!
This was my first time staying here and unfortunately it was not the best experience. To start off, I agreed to pay extra for a guaranteed check in at noon and once I arrived they did not have a room ready until about 1:30 pm. They did agree to remove the extra fee so that was nice on their part. Once I got to the room the TV did not work correctly until the night before I was set to check out, and they couldn't figure it out. Once I took a shower there was about 2 to 3 inches of standing water due to the draining issues. The maintenance people did show up and get that corrected. The fan in the bathroom stopped working and just made a high pitched squealing sound. I also requested an extra robe my first night there and the gentleman told me that since housekeeping was gone he would have security bring it up and it would take about 45 min... unfortunately nobody ever showed or even called about it. I woke up the next morning and called the front desk to request one again and I let them know what happened so they told me one would be sent right up. I waited about an hour and nobody showed so I went to breakfast and put the do not disturb sign on the door. When I came back there was a robe sitting on my bed. I'm glad I got the robe, but was very displeased they entered my room without my permission when I clearly had the do not disturb sign on it. When I checked out I let the front desk lady know about all the issues, and while she was apologetic, she didn't offer anything to help change my mind about the bad experience I had.
Pools and Dive-In Movies
The hotel has five swimming pools, including a beautiful outdoor pool that faces Cheyenne Mountain. In the summer, family-friendly films are projected by the pool at sunset on Saturdays.
Yes, there's a beach at Cheyenne Mountain Resort! The man-made, sandy beach is located along the resort's lake and plays hosts to games and even concerts in the summer months. Fun Fact: The Fray, whose members are natives of Colorado, have performed here!
Cheyenne Kidz Camp
Available to both club members and guests of the resort, Cheyenne Kidz Camp is hosted in the summer months. For an additional fee, kids can participate in games, arts and crafts, and more.
You don't even have to leave Cheyenne Mountain Resort to get to the zoo! Animals from nearby Cheyenne Mountain Zoo come to the resort every Saturday in the summer so kids can get up close with their favorite critters during breakfast. Breakfast is hosted 8:30 to 10 a.m. Reservations are recommended.
Gourmet S'mores on the Terrace
Purchase a S'mores package ($10 each) to enjoy on the outdoor terrace, complete with rocking chairs that face Cheyenne Mountain. Kits don't just include marshmallows and chocolate either -- expect to find nuts, caramel, peanut butter and even bacon in the mix! S'mores nights are hosted Friday and Saturdays in the summer, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
The resort has a full-fledge tennis club, with both adult and children's instruction available. The tennis court facility is part of the fitness club that's frequented by many locals.
You won't want for any equipment or amenities here -- the fitness center has an extensive inventory of cardio machines, strength training equipment and free weights, plus tennis courts, a smoothie bar, locker rooms, and sauna and steam rooms.
It's open 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Monday to Thursday, 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, and 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. Childcare ($10 per child for resort guests) is provided for kids up to age 8.
You won't see many kids at Elevations Lounge (Mountain View Restaurant is best for family dining), but children are still welcome. Elevations serves lunch and dinner, with signature options that include Elk Bolognese, House Smoked Baby Back Ribs, and the Cheyenne Burger (made with buffalo). We also recommend the Roasted Half Chicken.
At the bar, order the 6,035' beer (named after the elevation of the resort and Colorado Springs), made specifically for the hotel by Phantom Canyon Brewing Company, a local brewery. Elevations opens at 11 a.m. daily.
Pine View Grille
Open seasonally, Pine View Grille overlooks the resort golf course and offers casual favorites -- salads, sandwiches, burgers, pasta and more, plus entrees. Both indoor and outdoor seating are available.
The Pine View Grill is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. on Sunday; it is closed on Monday.
Planning & Tips
All About the Extras
The resort charges a daily fee of $24, which covers parking (self or valet), group fitness classes, boating on the lake, outdoor tennis and free Wi-Fi. It also includes access to the resort's facilities, including the fitness center and golf course.
Pets are welcome in select guestrooms for a non-refundable fee.
The Art of Smart Timing
The resort comes alive in the summertime, when most travelers descend upon Colorado Springs for outdoor adventures. Families will also be able to take full advantage of the resort's amenities when the weather is warm -- including the pools and tennis courts.
If you're able, fly into Colorado Springs Airport, which is serviced by regional flights. Otherwise, you'll need to fly into Denver International Airport, about 1.5 hours away.
You'll want a car to get around Colorado Springs, as the hotel is slightly removed from most attractions. You might also need it to get around the expansive resort, though everything is within reasonable walking distance and shuttles can be requested.
Guests can park right outside of their building, with plenty of free parking available.
For Mom and Dad
Test your skills at the 18-hole golf course onsite, designed by Pete Dye. The beautiful course is set alongside a lake, with beautiful mountain views in the background. Equipment can be purchased at an onsite golf shop, as well.
Make a reservation at Alluvia Spa, where you'll be treated to a heavenly massage, facial or wrap. We recommend the Purify and Renew treatment, which combines a full-body exfoliation and massage. Afterward, enjoy the sauna and steam baths, or simply relax with a magazine and a cup of tea.
Parents should also make time to enjoy the complimentary craft beer tastings at Elevations Lounge, hosted 5 to 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.