An iconic Colorado Springs destination since it was first constructed by Spencer Penrose in 1918, the Broadmoor hotel and resort complex is one of the fanciest places to stay in the country. Nestled under Cheyenne Mountain at an elevation of 6,230 feet, the Broadmoor is home to luxurious rooms, fine dining, a stunning lake, and even a bowling alley.

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It’s no surprise that the Broadmoor is such a stunning complex. The same architects that built the Ritz-Carlton and the Biltmore hotels were brought on during the hotel's initial construction, along with Frederick Law Olmstead, the man responsible for designing New York City's Central Park.

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Initial construction costs of the Broadmoor were around $2 million in 1918, nearly $32 million adjusted for inflation.

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The Broadmoor is home to over 750 rooms, more than a dozen restaurants, 25 retail shops, and 3 golf courses.

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A few Broadmoor-owned attractions for the more adventurous guests include a 10-part zipline course, a fly fishing camp, and a train that travels to the top of a 14,000 foot mountain, the Pikes Peak Cog Railway.

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