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northamerica the broadmoor colorado springs paloma villaverde de rico You might ask yourself why we are including The Broadmoor— a grand historic hotel that harks back to 1918—in an issue dedicated to adventure travel. And if you are asking yourself this question, you know The Broadmoor well, because at this Colorado Springs, five-star, five-diamond resort that offers the Colorado Rocky Mountains as a backdrop, it’s all about being pampered while guests play golf, get a spa treatment, take in some of the most gorgeous vistas in the Southwest, dine on award-winning cuisine…and well, pretty much sit back to enjoy life in the lap of luxury. I mean, there’s plenty of ways to get active—a bike ride here, a tennis game there—but adventure? Yes, indeed. the ranch at emerald valley When The Ranch at Emerald Valley—located eight miles west of The Broadmoor (about a 30-minute drive), and bordering more than 100,000 acres of the Pike National Forest—opens next month, it’s going to take The Broadmoor experience to new 54 july 2013 54-56 NA Broadmoor.indd 54 heights (both figuratively and literally, as it’s located 8,100 ft. up in the mountains). Here, guests will find themselves vacationing in rugged luxury—an oxymoron yes, but not when The Broadmoor does it. At The Ranch, which will be open seasonally May to October, guests can expect the same “luxuries, services, dining and enjoyment offered at Colorado’s grandest hotel, coupled with a more intimate atmosphere,” says Connie Dorsey, general manager at The Ranch. The all-inclusive hideaway—and we are not just throwing that word around, this place is truly tucked away— features 10 all-new, beautifully appointed, mountain-style 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom cabins that can sleep 32 guests. Decor? Think Ralph Lauren, but all done by Colorado-based designers, and highlighted by wood burning fireplaces. Guests will get to enjoy their family-style dining—all meals will be prepared by a Broadmoor chef—in the newly constructed Grand Lodge, where they can also enjoy pre- and post-dinner cocktails at the 6/19/13 1:58 PM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Recommend July 2013

Editor's Notes
Hotel Desk: Eleven Experience
Tour Talk: DuVine Cycling + Adventure
Expedition Cruising: Explore the Unexplored
Eleven Experience's Chalet Pelerin
Brazil Travel Planner
Grand Solmar Land's End Resort & Spa
Guatemala Travel Planner
Latin America Specialist Courses
The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs
5 Ways to Adventure in North America
Swain Tours Shines in the Land Down Under
Seeing African Wonders Through a Viewfinder
Trinidad & Tobago
Soaring to New Heights in Saint Lucia

Recommend July 2013