Travelers seeking a combination of indoor luxury and outdoor adventure need look no further. The Broadmoor has just announced the May 2014 opening of Cloud Camp, a wilderness retreat on Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado.
Cloud Camp sits at an elevation of 9,200 feet, overlooking The Broadmoor and the plains to the East, Pikes Peak to the North, and the Colorado Rockies to the West. The wilderness retreat is located on the same site where the Broadmoor’s founder, Spencer Penrose, built the original Cheyenne Lodge in 1924. To reach Cloud Camp, guests have three options: be transported by Broadmoor Jeep; take a mule from the stables at the Shrine of the Sun and ride it to the top; or make the two-hour hike to the summit. Guests who make the hike won’t be roughing it too much, as their luggage will be transported to their rooms for them by staff from the resort below.
The new retreat consists of an 8,000 square-foot Main Lodge that features a Great Room, dining area, bar, two stone fireplaces, and a timber wrap-around deck. Also located in the Lodge are six guest rooms and a honeymoon suite. The remaining 11 guest cabins are just a short walk from the Lodge, and include private porches with swings, rocking chairs and hand-crafted wood railings. Some cabins offer an additional loft space or a second bedroom. The design inspiration for the rooms at Cloud Camp is taken from historic timber and stone lodges found in National Parks.
While Cloud Camp may be in “the wilderness,” the amenities of the Five-Star, Five-Diamond, Broadmoor, are just a phone call away. If requested, the Broadmoor will provide transportation back to the property where guests can enjoy the resort’s golf, spa, tennis, swimming, shopping and additional dining options.