The Cheyenne Mountain Resort
A Taste of the Extraordinary
Overlooking the resort’s championship golf course, the newly renovated Gates Grille, with its dramatic black and white décor, offers casual gourmet fare.
Nestled in the foothills of the Colorado Rockies, the Cheyenne Mountain Resort, with its breathtaking views and gracious hospitality, is truly awe-inspiring.
And every dining experience—from lavish brunches to casual gourmet fare—is nothing short of magical.
Recently acquired by the prestigious Dolce Hotels and Resorts by Wyndham, the iconic resort and country club are in the midst of a multi-million-dollar renovation.
And world-renowned Executive Chef and Culinary Director, Andrew Edwards, is excited to bring his creative vision to the new food and beverage program.
Passionate about using the freshest locally grown and sustainable products for his Colorado-inspired menus, he’s proud to offer meats and seafood from local farms and ranches as well as produce from his own Chef Garden.
Famous for his artistic flair, Chef Andrew creates dazzling ice sculptures, sugar showpieces and liquid nitrogen-frozen desserts for banquets and private functions.
With its rustic décor, soft leather couches, and floor to ceiling windows, Elevations offers pub food with a local twist.
Meet your friends or associates for a bucket of balls—meatballs, that is—served in a silver bucket with Pomodoro, Bourbon BBQ, or Parmesan Cream “Crack” Sauce.
For a chewy, spicy, salty treat, order the Belgian Pretzel Putters, served with IPA mustard and Green Hatch Chili Fondue.
If you’re thirsty after a day on the links, order the 6035, which happens to be the exact elevation of Colorado Springs. Available on tap, this amber lager is made exclusively for the resort by Phantom Canyon Brewing Company, a local brewery.
Or how about a seasonally-inspired craft cocktail? The Strawberry Gin Smash, a fragrant and fruity blend of gin, elderflower liqueur, lime and bitters, is served with a dramatic strawberry and mint infused ice sphere.
Craving something more substantial? Choose one of their “sandwedges.” The Buffalo Reuben, made with Colorado buffalo, is a mouth-watering mix of corned buffalo, Baby Swiss, house-made sauerkraut and Russian dressing, served on marbled rye.
With its white-washed walls, dramatic black and white décor and high ceilings, the newly renovated Gates Grille, overlooking the championship golf course, offers a stunning setting for resort guests to enjoy refreshing cocktails and relaxing gourmet fare.
The Alluvia Salad is a lunch-time favorite. Elegantly presented with crisp apple chips, mandarin oranges, candied pecans and Asian pears on butter and romaine lettuce, the salad is served with an exotic lemongrass vinaigrette and topped with an orchid and a fresh stick of lemongrass.
For an evening appetizer, order the Lobster Mac and Cheese. Thick chunks of lobster combined with pasta and a smoked Gouda crème offer layers of sweet, creamy goodness.
Tender and succulent, the Summit Creek Lamb Lolli Pops are a showstopper. These Dijon and pecan-crusted gems, served with a rich rosemary Marsala demi-glace, sit high atop a tear drop plate and resemble off-set mountain peaks.
Wish you could create your own entrée? Now you can. Choose from a selection of prime meats and seafood, cooking styles, sauces and sides. This exciting option lets you have it your way.
For an innovative dessert, Chef de Cuisine, Adam Dunn, pairs his cheesecake with Grand Marnier-macerated strawberries and tops it with a fresh honey comb crumble.
Mountain View Dining Room
With its rustic wood beams and sweeping mountain views, the Mountain View Dining Room is the perfect place to indulge in one of their lavish buffets or award-winning Sunday and holiday brunches.
Sip a glass of champagne or a mimosa and feast on such delicacies as shrimp cocktail, gourmet cheeses, succulent prime rib, chef-made omelets, red velvet waffles with cream cheese icing, and eggs benedict.
Both you and your kids will enjoy the dazzling array of artisan pastries, parfaits and muffins, as well as a deluxe sundae bar, with homemade ice cream, gummi bears, and M&M’s of every color and flavor.
It’s not too early to think about holiday brunches. Kids will enjoy their own buffet, including such treats as mac and cheese, chicken tenders, a raw veggie bar and mini-pizzas. Santa will be the star attraction at his own buffet, the four Sundays before Christmas, so make sure to take your little ones.
If you’d like to make New Year’s Eve a family celebration this year, consider the resort’s family-themed dinner. Kids will have their very own knee-high buffet. While you are lingering over dinner, your kids will enjoy a bouncy castle, face painting and a ball drop at 8 p.m.
If you go: Cheyenne Mountain Resort / 3225 Broadmoor Valley Road, 80906 / (719) 538-4000
Cheyenne Mountain Sunset
(A pink and frothy cocktail treat!)
1 ½ oz. Malibu Coconut Rum
¾ oz. peach schnapps
2 oz. orange juice
2 oz pineapple juice
A dollop of whipped cream
Grenadine to taste
Shake the first four ingredients with whipped cream. Top with grenadine and serve in a Tom Collins glass.
Yield: one serving
Courtesy Cheyenne Mountain Resort bar staff