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