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You'll never wonder again about the inspiration for John Denver's Rocky Mountain High after exploring the magnificent Colorado Rockies, with Pike's Peak, and the majestic snow capped peaks that surround it. After Pike's Peak or Bust, enjoy as astounding natural beauty of Great Sand Dunes National Park, Mesa Verde National Park and the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park unfold. Top off your Rocky Mountain High at Rocky Mountain National Park where you can drive and hike at the tree line.
Arrive at Denver International Airport, just an easy 75 minute drive or shuttle ride, or arrive at the Colorado Springs Airport. Check in to The Broadmoor hotel and resort in Colorado Springs.
Upon arriving at The Broadmoor enjoy a swim in our outdoor zero-entry infinity pool or wander the beautiful hotel grounds. Take a moment to sit lakeside and experience the peacefulness of Cheyenne Lake and delight in the museum quality western art collection found hanging in The Broadmoor’s historic halls. Conclude your stroll through the property by visiting the beautiful Pauline Chapel built for The Broadmoor’s founder Spencer Penrose’s beloved wife, Julie Penrose. For dinner take in one of The Broadmoor’s casual dining experiences such as The Golden Bee or La Taverne. The Broadmoor has 19 unique dining experiences to choose from!
Accommodation - THE BROADMOOR - Colorado Springs (Nights 1-3)
The Broadmoor first opened in 1918 to welcome the country’s most seasoned travelers. Located at the base of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, the property’s dazzling character and breathtaking scenery has made it America’s Premier Resort. With a legacy of impeccable service and attention to detail, The Broadmoor has been honored as the longest running consecutive recipient of both the Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond awards. 1 Lake Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906
The Broadmoor is a golfer’s delight, home to 3 championship golf courses on the 3,000 acre / 1,214 hectare property. Regardless of your handicap, you’ll find the East, West and Mountain courses challenging and enjoyable. Outdoor enthusiasts will want to visit the Fly Fishing School or check out Broadmoor Outfitters activities such as mountain bike rentals, hiking tours, archery, rock climbing and more. In the afternoon, explore the wonders of Colorado Springs including the Garden of the Gods Park, rated the #2 City Park to visit in the world on Trip Advisor (in June 2014). Then take a quick shuttle ride from The Broadmoor to visit Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, America’s only mountain zoo, or Seven Falls, a series of seven cascading waterfalls. Consider lunch at Restaurant 1858 overlooking the natural splendor of the water falls. For dinner, savor the Italian flavors at Ristorante Del Lago – try the ‘Taste of Del Lago’ menu for a sampling of Ristorante Del Lago’s authentic Italian cuisine.
Ride The Broadmoor’s Pikes Peak Cog Railway to the summit of Pikes Peak, the second most visited mountain in the world. See firsthand the beauty that inspired Katharine Lee Bates to pen her famous song “America the Beautiful” as the world’s highest cog train winds you to the top of America’s Mountain. After your journey to the summit, return to The Broadmoor and enjoy lunch at Natural Epicurean where freshly prepared meals made from locally sourced ingredients fill the plates. Spend your afternoon at The Broadmoor’s Forbes Five-Star full service spa. Choose from a variety of specialty massages and treatments or soak in an herbal bath with salts soaks in a variety of tantalizing scents. For dinner, options abound, consider The Penrose Room, Colorado’s only Forbes Five-Star restaurant.
Depart from The Broadmoor for Aspen after breakfast, travel up Highway 24 into the South Park region. Have lunch in Buena Vista before heading over Independence Pass, experience breathtaking views of Colorado’s Rocky Mountain Range at the top of the Continental Divide.
Arrive in Aspen and check-in to The Little Nell. Nowhere else but in Aspen does haute couture & haute cuisine mix so casually with bearded bro-bras and Colorado microbrews. Aspen is a world community at the crossroads of wild mountain and electric city. It’s a place where you can learn about local mining history in the morning and view internationally-recognized art in the afternoon. Where picking up a new hobby and exploring your creativity are one and the same. And where majestic mountain scenery can mean anything from glorious peaks and natural wildlife to beautiful people and larger-than-life characters.
Aspen is a gathering place for the brave and the bright - and Aspen’s award-winning Little Nell is within steps of its world-famous shopping, dining, culture, nightlife and outdoor adventure. Welcome.
Accommodation - THE LITTLE NELL - Aspen(Days 4-5)
The Little Nell, Aspen’s only Five Star, Five Diamond, ski-in/ski-out hotel, offers luxury services and unparalleled access to America’s most famous mountain town. Guests of The Little Nell – a Relais & Châteaux - enjoy a cosmopolitan yet intimate ambience, haute cuisine, and exclusive adventures and amenities designed to rejuvenate the mind, body and spirit. 675 East Durant Avenue, Aspen, Colorado 81611
Fly Fishing - Oh to be a trout in Aspen. Lush surroundings aside, the chance to outwit anglers who travel from around the world to fish these legendary waters must be quite the honor. Whatever your skill level, we’ll help you customize a high-end fishing trip with our team of experienced guides on the Roaring Fork River, the Frying Pan or any number of private Gold Medal waters throughout the Valley. Our guides will teach you how to read the water, professional casting techniques and how to present your fly or lure most attractively to hook rainbows, brookies and browns worthy of fish stories completely void of fiction. All trips include fully customizable gourmet snacks or picnic lunches, with or without wine and beer pairings.
Jeep Tour - Delete whatever is on your camera’s memory card, because our 2-, 4- and 6-hour off-road Jeep Tours provide endless photographic opportunities. To say these tours are awash in splendid scenery would hardly do justice to an otherwise indescribable adventure. Trips may follow Aspen Mountain’s Summer Road up, up and away until reaching the 11,212 summit. Here you’ll look down on the town of Aspen, across the Maroon Bells wilderness and out to the Continental Divide. Depending on the tour, you may also traverse butterfly-inducing ridge lines, along the shore of crystal blue lakes or through the middle of a forgotten ghost town. Rides up Independence Pass and into the backcountry are also available. All tours include picnic or boxed lunch selections from our premier restaurant, element 47.
Depart Aspen and travel CO-82 West through the charming town of Glenwood Springs. Take some time to soak in the world’s largest mineral hot springs pool, then enjoy lunch before continuing on I-70 East towards the Vail Valley.
Arrive in Vail and check into your luxury guest room at The Sebastian – Vail. The Sebastian has been recognized by Condé Nast Traveler readers as the #1 Hotel in the West and is currently ranked the #2 Hotel in Vail on TripAdvisor. Inside The Sebastian, enjoy your choice of luxury hotel rooms, executive suites or residential suites and our award winning service. Amenities abound throughout the resort with Bloom Spa, fitness center, and a mountain-view pool with four hot tubs. Located in pedestrian friendly outdoor environment set to the backdrop of the beautiful Gore Range and Vail Mountain, take a stroll around the town with the whole family.
That evening enjoy enticing bites and craft cocktails at Frost bar, Vail’s favorite bar. Or dine in Leonora, our Alpine bistro, wine and tapas bar followed by a performance at The Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, a spectacular outdoor concert venue with a breathtaking view of the Gore Range.
Accommodation - THE SEBASTIAN - Vail (Days 6-8)
The Sebastian - Vail - A Timbers Resort, is Vail’s hippest boutique hotel. Located in the heart of Vail Village, The Sebastian is fresh and distinctive – a confluence of approachable chic and high-mountain comfort. 16 Vail Rd, Vail, Colorado 81657
Explore Vail! Choose your adventure and allow The Sebastian Adventure Concierge take care of the details. Vail summer adventure options include hiking, biking, horseback riding, rafting, jeep tours, gondola rides up Vail Mountain to spectacular views and Adventure Ridge with zip lines, a ropes course and scenic trails. For families, there is a daily children’s camp and the Tyke’s Room, designed with our youngest customers in mind. Spend your evening enjoying the charms of Vail Village. Between Lionshead and Vail Village, Vail offers hundreds of shops from boutiques to outdoor gear to art galleries. Find the perfect cowboy boots or ski boots, jewelry and cocktail dresses, apparel and art. The Sebastian’s ideal location on Vail’s pedestrian thoroughfare provides easy access to boutiques, galleries, dining and nightlife right outside our doors.
Start your day with breakfast at The Sebastian followed by a leisurely morning walk or bike ride along the Gore Creek which runs through Vail, or visit the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens. Indulge with a rejuvenating treatment at The Sebastian’s world-class luxury Bloom Spa or enjoy relaxing by our mountain-view pool and hot tubs. On your trip to Denver you can stop by the Outlets at Silverthorne, featuring over 50 of your favorite top name brands at a great savings; or pay a visit to the Cherry Creek Shopping Center, located in the heart of Denver. Cherry Creek Shopping Center is the Rocky Mountain region’s premier shopping environment with over 160 shops, including 40 stores exclusive to the area such as Neiman Marcus, Tiffany & Co., Burberry, Louis Vuitton and Ralph Lauren. Other favorites include Nordstrom, Macy’s, Apple and Coach. That evening check into your room at Denver’s award winning Hotel Teatro.
Accommodations - Denver (Days 9-10)
Hotel Teatro - Enjoy the finest that Downtown Denver has to offer at Hotel Teatro, Denver’s only premier boutique hotel. With 110 distinctively appointed rooms, Hotel Teatro offers exquisite & unique accommodations for our guests. 1100 14th Street, Denver, CO 80202.
Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center – This 1915 historic bank building has been transformed into the city’s newest hip hotel - utilizing several of the old bank vaults as private meeting rooms. The posh, elegant lobby is surrounded by 14 original murals of Native American life, done by Allen Tupper True. 918 17th Street.
Crawford Hotel – One of Denver’s newest hotels is actually located in the historic 1914 Union Station. The 119- room Crawford Hotel celebrates the glory days of railroading with some of the rooms mimicking Pullman cars. 1701 Wynkoop Street.
Denver area hotels offer many amenities to make your stay a memorable one. Wake up early – or sleep in! Enjoy in-room dining services with menu items like Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes, French Toast and Old World Oatmeal, there’s a suitable pick for every guest. In a hurry to explore the city? Stop by the Barista Bar in The Study on your way out and grab a latte to go.
Walk to rendezvous at Denver’s premier shopping district, Larimer Square, where you’re sure to uncover unique treasures and souvenirs for friends and family at home. Head a little further into Downtown and hop on the free 16th Street Mall Ride, which will take you to stores like Banana Republic, H&M, GAP, Forever 21 and more. Step across the street to the Denver Center for the Performing Arts for a production to remember in the beautiful Buell Theatre, which has played host to widely known productions like “Motown The Musical,” “Wicked,” and “The Book of Mormon.” After your show, Hotel Teatro will gladly welcome you back as you retreat to your room for a great night’s sleep.
It’s not a true visit to Denver without partaking in some of the city’s best breweries – both well-known and up-and-coming alike. Visit the downtown Tourist Information Center to pick up your Denver Beer Trail, a guide to 20 featured breweries, most in the walkable downtown area.
First stop? Great Divide Brewing Co.! One of the city’s most well-known breweries, Great Divide is located at Arapahoe and 22nd Street. Also enjoy the Denver Beer Co., Wynkoop Brewing Company, River North Brewery and the Falling Rock Tap House during your excursion.
All of that biking can certainly work up an appetite! Luckily, most Denver breweries have on-site food trucks to curb your cravings. If food trucks aren’t your forté, check out popular eateries like Linger or Root Down, both of which are located in the trendy Highlands neighborhood. While you’re on the west side of town, get ready to explore the mecca of sporting goods stores – REI’s original flagship location.
If you’d like to explore outside of Denver, Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre is only 30 minutes outside of the city, and provides gorgeous views and hiking opportunities. And during the summer, this outdoor music venue is the best place to watch a concert under the stars. After your day of breweries, biking and exploring, wind things down at Denver Union Station, a transportation, dining, shopping and entertainment hub, all centered around the new Crawford Hotel. Sip a beer at the Terminal Bar, sample the locally sourced cuisine at one of the unique restaurants, or have a hand-mixed cocktail at Cooper Lounge.
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