Luxury Lodging Opens Doors at Flying Horse
The new Lodge at Flying Horse reflects the style of the rest of the resort – Old World meets New West.
Perched on a gentle rise overlooking the entire Front Range is a new hotel, part of a resort complex that has mushroomed on the plains northeast of Colorado Springs. The Flying Horse development has just opened a new hotel and conference center, The Lodge at Flying Horse, and expanded its original clubhouse to include the new Steakhouse at Flying Horse restaurant.
Both are designed to round out the offerings of the development and coalesce into a new full-service resort property.
Having opened in November, the 40-room boutique luxury hotel will serve as accommodations for what is anticipated to be a popular conference center. With stellar views of everything from the Rampart Range to Pikes Peak to Cheyenne Mountain, and also a rolling green golf course, few other facilities in the state can compete with this panoramic scene. And it affords guests free Wi-Fi throughout.
High arched windows in the steakhouse offer as great a view as the wrought-iron balconies off the guest rooms. Because it is slightly higher than the city, night views are star-spangled both above and below the mountain peaks.
Spacious guest rooms include all the amenities – lavish bathrooms, full closets, sitting areas and lots of quality art on the walls. The “Colorado Tuscan” style of architecture and design complement the rest of the property. Old World meets New West with dark woods and light walls, lots of stone and brick.
Adjacent to the main lodge are four villas, “our answer to suites,” says assistant general manager Wendy McHenry. Each 1,650-square-foot unit has two king bedrooms separated by a central parlor (aka great room), complete with a fireplace. Units boast oversized luxury bathrooms, plus private outdoor patios for enjoying the great Colorado weather.
Club members and hotel guests have access to a massive recreation center that includes tennis courts, basketball courts, a gym, spa and four pools. (Only the spa is open to the public.) And one of the resort’s big draws, of course, is golf – on an 18-hole Tom Weiskopf Signature Golf Course.
The lodge has two large meeting rooms – accommodating about 40 people in each – and one smaller, executive boardroom for about 20-25 people. The ergonomic chairs just might make all-day meetings bearable.
“All the equipment here is state-of-the-art,” says McHenry. Meeting-goers might be distracted by the views, however.
The new steakhouse, open to the public, “has a traditional steakhouse menu,” McHenry says. It includes meat-centric dishes that range from filet mignons to tomahawk pork chops, and rib eyes to Colorado lamb chops. Choose your sauce and you’re all set. A handful of seafood options also are available and there are enough appetizers, salads, soups and hearty sides (all a la carte) to fill any vegetarian’s tummy.
Take advantage of the great wine collection, too. It has a room of its own.
The expanded property “was built with special meetings in mind, but it also is a great family destination,” McHenry says. “There’s really something here for everyone.”