Sights and Wonders #4: The Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs, Colorado

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By Quentin Choy

July 8, 2021

It’s been a bit since I’ve written a post for the Sights and Wonders Series. As a reminder, the Sights and Wonders series is a series in which I talk about inspirational pieces of art and awe-inspiring locations I’ve visited and seen.

This post explores the Broadmoor Hotel located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I am in no way affiliated with the Broadmoor, nor am I receiving any payment or reward for this post. I should also clarify that I have not stayed at the hotel but have walked through and admired it.

The Broadmoor is a 5-star resort and is the most lavish hotel in Colorado. Nestled along Cheyenne Mountain, the Broadmoor lies outside of Downtown Colorado Springs. Several figure skating and golf tournaments have been held on the resort’s premises.

The Broadmoor holds a rich history and boasts dozens of fine art including sculpture and oil paintings, paying homage to the region’s pioneer past. The resort displays western themed oil paintings by painters such as Thomas Moran, Charles Russell, and Albert Bierstadt. All of the Broadmoor’s paintings can be viewed here.

“Indian Telegraph” by John Mix Stanley. Courtesy of Pam LeBlanc.

Pam LeBlanc made a great post about her visit to the Broadmoor on her site

My highest recommendation that you absolutely must see if you visit the Broadmoor is the corridor of the hotel with pictures of famous celebrities, athletes, politicians, and more who have visited the hotel over the years. People you love and hate have all been to the Broadmoor to witness its grandeur.

I was particularly interested in the politicians who visited the hotel, and it was fascinating to know that I walked the same halls as presidents like George H.W. Bush, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, Herbert Hoover, Franklin Roosevelt, and Dwight Eisenhower.

George W. Bush allegedly got drunk for the final time at the Broadmoor before giving up drinking in his life.

Other politicians like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, and Donald Rumsfeld have also been to the Broadmoor.

Foreign heads of state including Margaret Thatcher, Princess Anne, and the Shah of Iran have also visited the Broadmoor.

Strolling around the Broadmoor’s water features and fountains outside is something you shouldn’t skip, as the hotel’s gardens and outdoor settings are just as elegant as its interior.

Overall, the Broadmoor is an experience that will appeal to everyone’s passions. Whether you are a history buff, art critic, foodie, or just enjoy walking down lavish halls in the footsteps of the famous, the Broadmoor is a must visit.

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Quentin Choy, creator of <em>WeTheCommoners Blog</em>
Quentin Choy, creator of WeTheCommoners Blog

Quentin is a student of Political Science. He became interested in history and politics in 2015 watching the Republican and Democratic primaries as well as the 2016 General Election.

He is from Hawaii and currently attends school in Colorado.

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