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An inside look at the storied resort
SUMMIT RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE
WEST LOBBY BAR
THE HOTEL BAR
THE GOLDEN BEE
THE GOLF CLUB DINING ROOM
THE RESTAURANTS AT THE BRO A DMOOR PENROSE ROOM Colorado’s only Five Star, Five Diamond restaurant SUMMIT An American brasserie with a contemporary design CHARLES COURT American food and wine with a focus on local ingredients TAVERN The best steaks and seafood in town for over 70 years THE GOLDEN BEE Colorado Springs’ traditional English pub for 50 years GOLF CLUB DINING ROOM & PATIO A casual welcoming dining experience with golf course views CAFE JULIE & ESPRESSO NEWS Casual eateries with coffees, fresh pastries, sandwiches, and salads HOTEL BAR Cocktails and light hors d'oeuvres with patio seating alongside Cheyenne Lake WEST LOBBY BAR Features a small plate menu in a fashionable setting
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THE PENROSE ROOM
To Our Guests
hank you for being with us. Whether you are a returning guest, or this is your very first visit, I hope your time here is enjoyable and memorable. You will find that there is something very special about The Broadmoor. Some of it is obvious: We have a hotel with history, character, and certainly one of the most magnificent settings you could imagine for a resort. The many recreational, dining, entertainment, and shopping options here rival the very best our industry offers. However, what you will find at the core of it all, the thing that sets us apart, is our staff. They come together to create one of the great hotels of the world. I have been President of The Broadmoor for the past 20 years, and I am proud to say that I love this property. But most of all, I love and respect the great people I get to work with. During your time with us, you will come to understand why. Today’s economy has made it difficult for many businesses, and the resort hotel industry is no exception. The Broadmoor stands as a pillar of stability in a very tumultuous time and all the thanks for that is due to the loyalty and goodwill of our guests and the dedication of our staff. We cannot tell you how much we truly appreciate both. Enjoy our Broadmoor Magazine, and enjoy your time with us. Here’s wishing you a wonderful experience. Sincerely,
Stephen Bartolin, Jr. President and CEO
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features 42 Putting on Heirs From NATO Summits to presidential visits to star-studded celebrities, The Broadmoor routinely hosts the world’s most prominent figures with an unprecedented level of hospitality and security.
46 C hanneling Donald Ross The Broadmoor golf team remodels the legendary East Course to its classic design, in preparation for the 2011 U.S. Women’s Open.
56 How Suite It Is An inside peek at the exquisite guest suites secreted about The Broadmoor property, and the stories behind their names.
66 Sensational Spa The Spa at The Broadmoor is already nationally renowned, having been awarded Five Stars in 2010. But in adopting the latest in natural treatments from overseas, The Spa redefines luxurious.
74 A Class of Their Own The Broadmoor’s little-known Culinary Apprentice Program is quietly grooming some of tomorrow’s top chefs—and you have the good fortune to sit at their table.
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In Every Issue
02 Welcome to The Broadmoor 12 The Broadmoor Goes Green 14 Contributors 126 Activities Abound 128 Through the Lens: Remembering Bob McIntyre
18 Big City Style 20 Pet’s Paradise 22 A Fine Romance
Sports & Leisure 24 26 28
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The Great Race All The World Over All Aces
History 30 37
Broadmoor Confidential The Hundred Thousand Dollar Hobby
The Perfect Pair Where There’s Smoke … Jolly Good Times It Takes Two To Tapa
104 Wonder of the Season 108 The Cog: Then and Now
Arts & Culture
112 120 124
Idyllic Design The Arts Start Here Rhapsodic Rhythms
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Eco-Initiatives at The Broadmoor
n recent years The Broadmoor has instituted many environmentally friendly practices throughout the property. Some are processes guests might notice while others are behind the scenes. Here are just a few:
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• C onverted more than 30,000 existing light fixtures to compact fluorescents, cold cathode fluorescents and LEDs. • Occupancy sensor thermostats are installed in the Cottage guest rooms. • A waste heat recovery unit for the laundry system recovers heat from the wash cycle to pre-heat cold water, making a significant reduction in natural gas usage. • A completely new, state-of-theart boiler plant is scheduled for installation in 2012. • Bins for recyclable comingled items, paper and aluminum are located in workspaces throughout the property.
• C ooking grease is recycled into bio-diesel fuel. • Display fountains are run during restricted hours or during functions; all are re-circulating. • Toilets in all guest rooms are low-flow and showers are flow restricted. • More than 50 acres of highly maintained turfgrass on the golf courses were converted to native varieties of grasses and wildflowers. • T wo on-site weather stations communicate directly with central golf-course irrigation computers. • Nonpotable water is used for irrigation on the golf courses and throughout the grounds.
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- Iron Springs Melodrama Dinner Theater - John May Museum - Manitou Cliff Dwellings - Miramont Castle Museum - Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine - North Pole / Santa’s Workshop - Pikes Peak - America’s Mountain - Pikes Peak Cog Railway - ProRodeo Hall of Fame - Royal Gorge Bridge and Park - Royal Gorge Scenic Railway - Seven Falls - The Western Museum of Mining & Industry
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At 18, photographer Povy Kendall Atchison published Colorado Ghost Towns and Mining Camps and the following year, Colorado Homes. Her third book, The Quilt That Walked to Golden won the Benjamin Franklin Award and the Chicago Book Clinic Award. Today, she shoots for magazines, nonprofits, and commercial clients. See more of her work at www.povy.com.
Reginald Bautista is a regular contributor to Examiner.com and the Yahoo! Contributor Network. He is an avid traveler and outdoor enthusiast.
Julie Bielenberg runs Tweeter Communications, an editorial services and public relations boutique. Visit her at www.tweeter communications.com.
Writer Bob Bows’ clients include Variety, Denver Post, KUVO-FM, as well as Fortune 500 organizations. When he’s not writing, he runs Mobile Learning Associates (www. mlearningassociates.com), specialists in mobile apps for corporate sales, communication, and training.
Denver-based journalist Nancy Clark would trade in her iPhone for a night in Old Broadmoor. Seriously. Nothing new or trendy compares to the graciousness of the resort.
Award-winning writer Michael Costa has been covering the world of hotel food and beverage since 2007.Today, he combines all of his experience as Industry Relations Editor for Hotel F&B magazine (www.hotelfandb.com).
Successful Meetings magazine, New Jersey Life, The Record newspaper are just a few of the publications Andrea Doyle contributes to. She enjoys writing about inspirational people. Follow Andrea on Twitter at Andrea_Doyle.
Writing is not just what Linda DuVal does, it’s how she identifies herself. DuVal majored in English, became a journalist by accident, and retired after 32 years to become a freelance writer. She’ll never stop writing.
Lois Friedland is About.com’s Guide to Adventure Travel (www. adventure-travel.about.com), and co-author of the Denver Daytrips app. Her bylines include New York Times, Denver Magazine, and Dallas Morning News.
Stephan Guertler is managing editor of the Austrian publication EXTRA Golf and the chief-editor of the magazine’s website www.extragolf. at. He is one of a select few European members of the prestigious Golf Writers Association of America.
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David R. Holland, who has published more than 5,000 articles in his career, is an award-winning former sportswriter for the Dallas Morning News, football magazine publisher, and author of The Colorado Golf Bible. Follow Dave’s golf travels on Twitter at twitter.com/ David_R_Holland.
Tak Landrock is an investigative news reporter for the ABC affiliate in Colorado Springs, who loves looking for new flavors at his favorite spice shop or trying new restaurants. Check out his food blog at www.taklandrock.com.
Norman Provizer writes for Down Beat magazine and is a weekly contributor on KUVO-FM. His column “Jazz Notes” appears at www.kuvo.org and www.indenvertimes.org.
Before becoming the founding editor of Colorado AvidGolfer magazine, Jon Rizzi’s name appeared on the mastheads of such magazines as Esquire, Town & Country, ESPN and Travel & Leisure Golf. His writing has earned numerous golf journalism honors, including the 2010 Colorado PGA’s Todd Phipers Award. He is also co-author of The Club Menu: Signature Dishes from America’s Greatest Golf Clubs (Pindar Press).
Denver-based freelance writer Diana Rowe writes a business column for www.BusinessTravelDestinations.com; restaurant reviews for www.Uptake.com; and multi-generational family travel as the Traveling Grandmom at www.TravelingMom. com. You can follow more of her travels at www.DianaRowe.com and www.TravelingInHeels.com.
Irene Middleman Thomas writes about travel, lifestyle, business, health, food and beverages, and sports. She always looks forward to her forays to The Broadmoor to see what’s new and what is still gloriously the same. See more of her stories at www.irenethomas.com.
Freelance writer and spa enthusiast Kara Williams makes her home in the Colorado Rockies. She blogs about spas and travel at www.TheSpaGals.com and www.TheVacationGals.com. Learn more about her at www.KaraSWilliams.com.
Whatâ€™s Your State of Wine?
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“Party Animals” by Cynthia Duff
SEPTEMBER 15 – 18, 2011
Let’s Toast in Denver!
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Taste our beautiful state of wine at the Colorado Winefest Denver
Riverbend Park Palisade, Colorado Saturday , September 17 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
June 9-11, 2011 The Shops at Northfield - Stapleton (I-70 at Quebec) 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
“Colorado Nectar” by Patricia Carroll
Join in the celebration of food and wine!
The Palisade and Denver events are the annual fundraisers for the Colorado Association for Viticulture and Enology (C.A.V.E.).
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Big City Style
arid’s at The Broadmoor has a way with shoes. Designs from Stuart Weitzman, Tory Burch, and Giuseppe Zanatti Designs make this one chic boutique. Located at the entrance to The Broadmoor Shopping Plaza, Yarid’s will style you from head to toe.
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A Pet’s Paradise
he Pet Boutique is The Broadmoor’s latest haute couture specialty shop that caters to a very special clientele: your pets. With kitty clothing, doggy dishware, and all variety of animal accessories, this new store is a cat- and dog-lover’s dream.
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Photo by Povy Kendal Atchison
A DAY SO
EVEN THE VIEW PALES IN COMPARISON
Trust your special day to the people who have been making days special for over 90 years. Let our
Wedding Staff help you arrange everything from flowers to photography, cakes to catering ~ all in classic Broadmoor style. Create your own memories in a truly memorable location.
For more information, please contact Broadmoor Catering at extension 6330.
A Fine Romance
A winter wedding at Broadmoor’s Cheyenne Lodge sets the stage for a fairy tale come true
By n an c y c lark Photograp hy by Dawn Spark s
She took a position in the Public Relations department at The Broadmoor, and every so often for the next few years, they’d check in on each other with a quick call. It was just such a phone call that inspired Kathryn’s visit to the East Coast in late 2009. She cried their entire weekend together as it had been a year of losses, most recently the passing of her beloved grandmother. Eric responded with the steadfast support that made Kathryn realize she was in love. “When I’m with him, I’m home,” she says with a pause to punctuate the luck of finding true love. A mere four months later, Eric formally proposed on bended knee as the two visited his family for Easter.
Let The Dreams Begin
The venue was never in question: The Broadmoor, at its highest point, in the Lodge where the East Golf Course plateaus under the sentinel Cheyenne Mountain.
o woo her, he surprised her with cupcakes on her birthday. So it just makes sense that Eric Moraczewski would want cupcakes served on their wedding day. Yummy, rich, chocolate cupcakes with two types of frosting. “He’s the romantic of the two of us,” notes bride Kathryn Wohlschlaenger. “I tend to be the big worrier.” The wooing, over the years was complex for its long distance yet simple in its tenderness. The two met during senior week at St. Louis University, assigned to a shared marketing project. They clicked, spending the remaining days before graduation together. He made the leap, and moved to Colorado Springs to be with her after school, but he was more serious than she about a future together, so after two months he returned to the East Coast.
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Expansive windows look out over the massive deck where a two-story stone fire pit roared with warmth. The original Cheyenne Lodge built by Spencer Penrose high atop the mountain opened to great fanfare on a Sunday in June 1926. Constructed of adobe and timber in the style of an Indian Pueblo with wide verandahs, the three-story “honeymoon” Lodge offered the newest-fangled modern conveniences of the time: plumbing and heating. Penrose was rumored to offer elephant rides up the scenic road. Penrose’s Lodge was torn down in 1973 after having been closed for many years, and the new 6,300-square-foot Lodge built of legend timbers and native rock is likely the single place at The Broadmoor that most people don’t discover unless their visit comes with a special invitation—like the one delivered to the guests of the Wohlschlaenger-Moraczewski wedding. Every nuance of this momentous day was personalized. A sprig of Lambs’ Ear was tucked into her mother’s corsage in honor of Mary’s pet name for her daughter “my little lamb.” Her father’s boutonniere was of Edelweiss for his German heritage. The bride, an old spirit who believes in proprieties like thank you notes and RSVPs, wore a stunning mermaid-cut Spanish LaSposa strapless gown with a strand of family pearls at her neck. Inside the Lodge is a Great Room filled with leather club chairs grouped under an antler chandelier. The Great Room opens into an expansive dining room where 10-top rounds filled the south end and a dance floor stretched across the north end of the room. Hunting trophies line the walls of this space—buffalo, big horn sheep, elk and a talking moose. Yes, talking. The animatronic moose moves its lips in sync with the microphone when the switch is flipped. Kathryn’s father toasted the bride and groom via this talking moose to the amusement of the guests. Expansive windows look out over the massive deck where a two-story tall stone fire pit (with indigenous arrowheads tucked into the mortar)
roared with warmth. Torchieres, crafted by artisans, arch out from the deck railing and highlight the snowscape and twinkling lights of the City of Colorado Springs below. The bridesmaids carried candles for the service and the table centerpieces were artful clusters of pinecones, candles and cranberries with candied fruit accents.The couple’s first dance was to “Stand By Me” and the bride’s
dance with her father was to “God Only Knows.” That night, newlyweds Mr. and Mrs. Eric Moraczewski retired to the Lakeside Suites while a majority of their guests also tucked in at The Broadmoor. They joined family and friends the next morning for brunch in the Jones Room overlooking the golf course before embarking on their Happily Ever After… where every day counts.
Sports & Leisure
The Broadmoor’s fleet once included 50 Cadillac stretch limousines
The Great Race
he Broadmoor has always had a special place in its heart for fine cars. Since the earliest days, when this Grande Dame graced an isolated corner of the Colorado Rockies, the resort has routinely maintained a fleet of luxury sightseeing vehicles for guests. The legacy continues today as The Broadmoor has teamed up with Porsche North America, adding a new Porsche Panamera luxury sedan to the elite collection. The Broadmoor’s fondness for luxury vehicles began with founder Spencer Penrose, who used his affinity for fine cars to tout the area’s attractions by starting the Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb in 1916. The unique race is still held today, having evolved over the decades to feature many different styles of vehicles and many famous racers, including three generations of the Unser family. The first Hill Climb—run with open-wheeled cars—was won by Rea Lentz in a Romano Demon Special. In 1922, just four years after opening, The Broadmoor ordered seven elegant passenger touring cars and one limousine from the Pierce-Arrow Motor Company. By 1926, this impressive collection had grown to 60 elegant cars. The fleet evolved over the next three decades, at one time numbering 50 Cadillac limousines, known as Grayline Touring Cars. The collection ranged from 1930s-era V-12 and V-16 touring cars to 1946 and 1947 models. By the mid-1950s, the fleet had been narrowed down to seven Cadillac Skyview Coaches that carried flags on the fender designating them as “Broadmoors.” Penrose’s personal passion for autos is memorialized in the El Pomar Carriage Museum, adjacent to Broadmoor Hall. Originally opened in 1941, the museum today houses an extensive collection of horse-drawn and motorized carriages, including three Pikes Peak Hill Climb race cars, two presidential carriages, Julie Penrose’s 1928 Cadillac limousine, and Spencer Penrose’s own 1906 Renault.
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The Broadmoor is proud to add the Porsche Panamera luxury sedan to its fleet, continuing a legacy of fine cars and an unparalleled commitment to its guests.
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sports & leisure
The 18th green of Broadmoor East: Site of many memorable moments in golf history. Photo by Dick Durrance.
All the World Over
An international perspective on golf at The Broadmoor
Among my duties as managing editor of the golf magazine EXTRA Golf and editor-in-chief of the website www.extragolf.at, I am to visit and evaluate the world’s best golf resorts. Here, I would like to compare The Broadmoor’s storied courses to European golf resorts to demonstrate how The Broadmoor compares on an international level. Suffice it to say, in my experience, this magnificent resort at the foot of the Rockies is home to some of the best golf in the world.
By S tep ha n Guertle r
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visited The Broadmoor for the first time in the summer of 2002, and completely fell in love with its beauty. Its mountain location reminded me very much of my Austrian homeland. However, I soon found out that The Broadmoor’s East Course surpasses the most wonderful courses in any European country. I have traveled to many of the best golf resorts in the world, primarily to write about them and check them off my list of “must visit” venues. Having had the opportunity to evaluate courses and resorts around the globe, there are only a handful of clubs which I would choose to visit annually, if I could: The Broadmoor, Pebble Beach on the majestic Monterey Peninsula, and Bandon Dunes outside of Coos Bay, Oregon, are on that list. It’s no surprise that The Broadmoor is constantly ranked among the best golf resorts in America. Few resorts have hosted as many USGA championships as The Broadmoor and that history is certainly part of the experience when you play the East Course. You literally walk in the footsteps of legends
You literally walk in the footsteps of legends here, some of the greatest golfers
Hollywood celebrities alike.
here, some of the greatest golfers and renowned Hollywood celebrities alike. The history and magic of The Broadmoor golf club is undeniable. While the oldest golf clubs in Scotland date back a few hundred years, the majority of courses in Europe were built within the last 50 years. Playing a course that dates back to 1918 is a memorable experience for European tourists such as myself. The outstanding service by the golf staff, from the moment you enter the club, complements the game and truly enhances the experience—particularly for European visitors who are not accustomed to that level of care. I am a huge fan of Scottish and Irish links, but The Broadmoor courses are much more playable. Although most classic links courses do have wide fairways, the knee-high rough and constant strong winds can make the round too challenging for less skilled golfers. One beauty of the East Course, as compared to the links, is that it can challenge the low handicap players while remaining playable for the average golfer. There are very few water hazards or forced carries, so even high handicap golfers can have an enjoyable experience. And when the course is set up for a big tournament, it is a great test for the professionals as well. The Broadmoor’s West Course sits at a higher elevation than the East Course, plays tighter off the tee and has more tree-lined holes and doglegs. The Moun-
tain Course was redesigned in 2006. The Nicklaus Design-layout is a mind-boggling 7,700 yards from the tips with wide fairways and big greens. If you are on the wrong part of the green, you are looking at a difficult two putt. With two more traditional courses in the East and West, and the newly renovated Mountain Course, The Broadmoor offers diverse styles of golf to challenge any player. Impressively, all three golf courses are in immaculate shape all of the time. The greens are always fast and true, and the courses feel ready to host a big tournament on any given day. Unlike Austrian courses—where the mountain terrain creates steep layouts with consistently uneven lies— The Broadmoor courses provide the perfect mixture of undulating, but not steep land. In my opinion, only a few of the very best courses in Europe deserve comparison to the links at The Broadmoor. The Severiano Ballesteros Course at Crans-sur-Sierre is widely considered to be the best mountain course in Europe. While it is a fine course in its own right, it’s simply no match for Broadmoor East. The Broadmoor offers luxurious accommodations (especially the new cottages on the 18th fairway), more than a dozen restaurants and lounges, three 18-hole golf courses and any other activities and amenities one could ask for. I simply can’t wait to visit—and play—The Broadmoor again.
Top: Jack Nicklaus at the U.S. Amateur in 1959. Photo by Bob McIntyre. Bottom: Annika Sorenstam launched her legendary career on the East Course in 1995. Courtesy USGA.
sports & leisure By Brendan Harrington
Broadmoor Tennis Programs Family Programs Quick Start Tennis Ages 4-8 Wed-Sun 11-11:45 a.m. “Very fun way to get kids started with tennis.” Junior Day Camp Ages 9-12 Wed-Sun 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. “Our pros are very kid friendly
and the emphasis is definitely on fun.”
The tennis program at The Broadmoor continues to raise the bar
he Broadmoor tennis program is at the top of its game—still. Year after year, the resort’s tennis staff, programs and amenities are ranked among the nation’s best and for anyone familiar with the game, it’s easy to see why. The program is anchored by a strong sense of community, with award-winning camps, family programs and fun tournaments for which guests return every year. “It’s the social aspect of the game; making new friends, meeting new people,” says Director of Tennis Karen Brandner. “Our facility is designed for that, it’s a gathering place.” Brandner credits the teaching staff for the program’s national renown and family-centric attitude. “There’s a real feeling of stability and comfort,” she explains. “Our guests see the same faces year after year—in a good way. It’s a real family feeling in a relaxed atmosphere.” With two clay courts and four hard courts, guests and members have their choice of surfaces and can even play year round when two of the hard courts are covered in the winter. Installed in 2009, the Har-Tru clay courts offer a softer surface that slows down the game and helps to counter the effects of playing at altitude. “We love the clay courts. They are so much easier on the body,” says Brandner. “They’ve been very well received.” The Broadmoor offers a terrific lineup of camps and programs throughout the summer season. Brandner is particularly excited to bring back the Broadmoor Invitational, a tournament that ran from 1947 to 1987 under then-program director Chet Murphy with good friend and tennis legend Jack Kramer. “We’re bringing this back and it’s something I’d like to do year after year,” she says.
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Family Round Robins Wednesday evenings through summer “Great opportunity for families to be involved together.”
Special Events Rally for the Cure June 17-18 Two-day event Fundraiser for Susan G. Komen “Our biggest event of the year.” Broadmoor Invitational Tennis Tournament August 12-14 Mixed doubles; Room packages available Will feature a wood racket category Third Annual Wine Tasting, Cooking & Tennis Camp September 9-11 “A terrific event that brings everything the guests love together. The participants have common interests and really bond.” Art & Wine Lovers Weekend Tennis Camp October 7-9 Combining three significant legacies of The Broadmoor: fine art, fine wine, and fabulous tennis.
For a complete schedule of events, visit the tennis program online at www.broadmoor.com.
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History By Bob Bows
Broadmoor Confidential Look closely as you wander the storied resort, for a treasure trove of art, history, and colorful characters awaits your curious eye
pencer “Spec” Penrose set the bar very high at The Broadmoor, with hospitality to rival the top European resorts, hotels, restaurants, and spas that he and his wife Julie, so enjoyed. But Spec did not stop there. He was a showman as well, and his guests were regularly treated to unusual and “Spec-tacular” events as well as many of the biggest stars of stage and screen, politics, and industry. Between Spec’s imaginative divertissements and storytelling, and the constant sightings of larger-than-life luminaries, it’s sometimes hard to tell the difference between fact and fiction when reminiscing the resort’s storied past. Imagine you are a staff member riding the elevator with a platter of shrimp for a party of guests, when John Wayne steps in, on a break from filming in Arizona. He’s famished and starts eating the shrimp right off the tray. By the time you get to the guests’ floor, the shrimp are half gone. A sense of panic sets in. You can’t very well tell John Wayne to stop, but how will you explain this to the guests? Luckily, the star carries the day by rolling in the tray himself, and announcing, “Here’s your tray, and I ate the shrimp.” The guests are so amazed that no one speaks. Mr. Wayne has more shrimp sent up and stays to sign autographs. As you may have surmised, this actually happened. Mr. Wayne frequented the area, often coming to buy horses from the original Marlboro Man Bob Norris at his T-Cross Ranch. It’s just one of many such unique stories that lie hidden in the untapped annals of The Broadmoor. So, let’s slide back the trick bookcase in Spec’s library at Penrose House and descend the stairs into some seminal moments sure to enrich your stay at this unique and historic venue.
Cast of Characters
If you think it was startling to run into John Wayne on the elevator, how would you feel if you spotted a camel, an elephant or a mischievous monkey lurking about the property? Before Spec was convinced to move his exotic animals, such encounters were not unusual. Ever the bon vivant, Spec named his camel “Ethel Volstead,” as a joke because he was strongly anti-Prohibition and it was the 1919 Volstead Act that enacted Prohibition. Spec also insisted that his Asian elephant, “Tessie, the Empress of India,” was a gift from the Raja of Nagapur, India, though he actu-
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TOP: A postcard showing Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun, circa 1936. ABOVE: John Wayne visited The Broadmoor frequently, entertaining guests wherever he went.
If you look at the cherub, note that his feet are reversed, splayed with big toes pointing out.
ally acquired her from a circus friend in Indiana. Prior to the tourist season in 1926, the children of Colorado Springs were given complimentary rides on Tessie, who remained a popular guest attraction for the next 10 years. Eventually Spec converted his on-site menagerie into the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, just a short ride up the Russell Tutt Scenic Highway behind the hotel, where his wildlife vision lives on today. But the zoo is only the beginning of a much larger story that awaits as you ascend the road, for another mile up the mountain stands a mysterious 100foot stone monument, looking to all the world like an ancient holy site some 2,000 feet above the hotel and 8,136 feet above sea level. While Spec was erecting this imposing monolith—what would be his tomb and final resting place—his friend, the great humorist and political wit Will
Rogers, perished in an Alaskan plane crash. For Spec and his friends who had organized the End of the Trail Association to buy the land and build the memorial, it made sense to honor one of America’s most beloved and original thinkers by naming it the Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun. The promontory upon which the Shrine is built is uniquely situated so that, as the sun sets behind the Continental Divide, it is the last spot on the mountain slope to fall into shadow, creating a striking beacon for those lucky enough to be watching at that moment. Such was the case one late afternoon when Will Rogers was visiting The Broadmoor. According to an article in the Saturday Evening Post, July 1937, Penrose “Called Rogers to a window during a thunderstorm, promising to show him an unforgettable spectacle. Clouds rolling down the slope of Cheyenne Mountain parted on either side of a promontory, which projected above them like a rocky island in a billowing sea. Abruptly the sun shone through above Pikes Peak. The pink granite crag jutting up through the clouds was spotlighted in blazing light. Rogers was speechless.” The Shrine hosts a number of sublime objects d’art, including a 16th century marble altar and 15th century prayer benches from Europe in the chapel where the remains of Spec and Julie are interred, as well as 1930s-style western murals that capture the history of the region, a photographic installation of the life of Will Rogers, early 20th century Asian statuary, and a set of Westminster chimes, which toll on the hour and each quarter hour.
The Shrine is indeed the end of the trail these days, but before 1976 the drive continued all the way to the top, where Spec built the exotic Cheyenne Mountain Lodge in 1926, a popular honeymoon spot decorated like a hunting lodge at 9,565 feet above sea
If it was startling to run into John Wayne, how would you feel if you spotted a mischievous monkey lurking about?
TOP: Penrose’s collection of animals entertained guests on property until they were moved into the zoo. ABVOE: Victor Borge plays piano with an odd accompanist.
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level. The features included a lovely fireplace in the recreation room offset with gizzard stones found during excavation of dinosaur bones in nearby Cañon City. From the lodge, Spec could see a number of sights dear to his heart, including El Pomar (“the orchard”), the home he and Julie purchased in 1916, plus the Pauline Chapel, dedicated in 1919, and, of course, The Broadmoor, each with its own modest trove of little-known aesthetic treasures, star-studded stories, and humorous anecdotes. In the Pauline Chapel one can find the finest example of Spanish Renaissance art in the U.S.—a triptych of finely carved wood depicting The Last Supper, the Crucifixion, and the Ascension—plus a bishop’s throne, and a host of other similarly exquisite pieces from across Europe, as well as draperies from Morocco. Only a few blocks away, at Penrose House (formerly El Pomar Renewal Center), one can take in a unique set of evocative lithographs by the noted French Post-Impressionist ToulouseLautrec. W.M. Thayer Tutt purchased the originals in the mid-1950s, to hang in the French Bistro room at the Tavern. Tours of the Penrose House and grounds are available by appointment on the first Monday of each month. If you can’t make it to Penrose House to see the lithographs, you can still take in a matchless set of replicas in the Tavern, where the originals hung for many years. Wandering further back into the popular restaurant, you’ll come across another oddity: an interpretation of ancient Mayan mask
panels painted onto the carved sugar pine wall paneling by local architect Edwin A. Francis in 1953. And if, perchance, you’re in the Tavern enjoying the nightly dance band and you get distracted by Lautrec’s paintings or the hypnotic MesoAmerican designs, and happen to misstep, feeling like you’ve got two left feet, there’s an alibi only steps away. In the central Mezzanine area of the hotel, just up the escalator in what was called the Blue Room, take a close look at the ceiling. One of the Italian artisans brought in to paint the frescoes over the fireplace was a religious fellow who steadfastly believed that no one could do anything perfect except God. As he was finishing the ceiling, he became quite concerned because he felt this was his most perfect work. In order to save himself from certain damnation, he intentionally created a flaw. If you look at the cherub who has his back to you, note that his feet are reversed, splayed with big toes pointing out. On the opposite end of the room, you’ll find the same pattern repeated. Then there’s the Maxfield Parrish landscape painting that Spec commissioned, which remains the signature rendering of the hotel. The archives of the hotel contain a series of letters, initiated by Spec in 1919, discussing the proposed image as well as the noted artist’s travel arrangements and remuneration. Therein Parrish states, “… a literal rendering of the material facts can be avoided, and the part that stays in the mind can the better be brought out, the spirit and atmosphere of the place.”
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Ever the bon vivant, Spec named his camel “Ethel Volstead,” as a joke because he was strongly anti-Prohibition.
TOP: Jackie Gleason in his classic pose on the Broadmoor Golf Course, 1962; Peggy Fleming training at The Broadmoor Arena, 1968. ABOVE: Richard Nixon arriving for the 1969 Governors Conference.
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Hence, if you look at the replica of the original hanging behind the front desk, you’ll notice that in Parrish’s idealization of The Broadmoor, he places the lake before the hotel, which itself stands in front of stunning red and purple mountains and a vibrant blue sky, a realistic echo of some of the famous Rocky Mountain sunsets you may behold. And while we’re dreaming of idylls, one of Spec and Julie’s favorite destinations was Hawaii, a taste of which they recreated at The Broadmoor, first with a modest sampling of wicker furniture, then with the creation of the Lanai Suites at the back of the original hotel. Then, in 1939, they opened the Hawaiian Village, a rooftop garden and nightclub above the old golf club. The hot spot was decorated with thatched walls and hanging lanterns
and featured a variety of big-name acts, including Carmen Miranda, Mickey Rooney, Edgar Bergen and Rudy Vallee, to name a few. The list of famous guests of the hotel is so long that it defies detailing here, but you can enjoy photos of all the luminaries in the hallway between Broadmoor West and West Tower. So if, in your meanderings about the property, you find yourself in a reverie in front of some magnificent piece of art, rendered mute by the beauty of some natural phenomenon, or transcendent over some exotic delicacy, don’t be surprised to turn around and find some well-known face—an Oscar winner, a head of state, a hall of fame athlete, or even the first man to walk on the moon— enjoying the same.
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Spencer Penrose with his camel Ethel Volstead and pet monkey.
Spencer Penrose’s “Hundred Thousand Dollar Hobby” The one-of-a-kind Cheyenne Mountain Zoo was inspired by The Broadmoor founder’s penchant for exotic animals By li n da duva l
t started with a bear. A few elk. Some deer. An escaped boa constrictor. And an elephant. Not many hotels have their own zoos, but The Broadmoor did from its inception. In fact, the history of the hotel and the nearby Cheyenne Mountain Zoo are inextricably intertwined. While the hotel was being planned and constructed, its founder, Spencer Penrose, apparently was given a bear. According to Helen Geiger, who wrote The Zoo on the Mountain, a letter to Penrose in August of 1916 (nearly two years before he opened the hotel) inquires about that bear, to which Penrose’s secretary responded: “I beg to say the animal is now on Mr. Penrose’s ranch on Turkey Creek, about 20 miles south of Colorado Springs, and is not for sale.” Penrose and his wife, Julie, always owned several dogs and loved animals. In particular, Spencer loved exotic animals. Not too long after the hotel opened in 1918, he moved his menagerie—which by then included a black bear, a grizzly bear, three elk, some blacktailed deer from Michigan, several coyotes, and possibly some mountain lions—to the hotel grounds. Several accounts of that period reference how the coyotes howled and kept guests awake and that the presence of exotic animals was, well, incongruous with a luxury
1916: Spencer Penrose is given the gift of a bear, the first of his collection of exotic animals.
1926: Penrose begins relocating his acquired menagerie to Cheyenne Mountain.
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1928: The elephant house, the first permanent building on the site, is opened.
1935: New monkey house opens. Bear dens constructed.
hotel. After all, they were kept right on the property (about where Broadmoor South stands today). It was colloquially called “Zoomoor.” In 1927, a monkey bit a boy on the nose and the story has always been that this inspired Penrose to move his critter collection from the hotel grounds up the mountain. But, in fact, that intent is mentioned in an article in the Colorado Springs Gazette months earlier. The hotel was sued, by the way, and the family won either $8,000 or $10,000 depending on which source you believe. It also was reported that the boy was teasing the monkey, which was chained but not caged. In 1924, Penrose was given the gift of “a box of foxes” from a friend in New Mexico, and added some more monkeys to the mix. In 1925, a visiting circus left town minus one escaped boa constrictor, which was later found coiled near the furnace of a downtown office building. It, too, found a home with Penrose and spent the winter in the basement of the hotel near some hot water pipes. Records show that in 1925 Penrose was trying to buy a bison bull and three cows to add to his collection, which he was now calling a zoo. In 1926, Penrose built pens and set up cages on Cheyenne Mountain for his large game animals and other creatures, away from the hotel proper but near enough so guests could visit it. According to Geiger’s book,
1937: Penrose buys a hand-carved wooden carousel from the Chicago World’s Fair and relocates to his zoo.
1938: A year before his death, Penrose incorporates the zoo into a nonprofit public trust for the citizens of Colorado Springs.
1938: The Mountaineer cog railway opens, taking passengers from the hotel to the zoo.
1942: The monkey and feline houses are built. 1950: A new Mountaineer train is installed.
Penrose mentions in 1928 that the boa constrictor would share quarters with a newly acquired Gila monster. There is no mention of the snake after that.
All the while, Penrose had been searching for an elephant. He was looking for a tame, gentle creature that would tolerate the attention of hotel guests and serve as a novelty to get publicity. Penrose let it be known that he was acquiring such a beast, named Empress of India, so he had to make good on his boast. Geiger’s book quotes a letter from Frederick Bonfils, owner of the Denver Post, who was Penrose’s friend and who had circus connections: “I have all these articles about … the Empress of India … that you have printed in The Post here. You have got to make good now and we must get an elephant that will not kill a lot of people down there.” A month later, in November 1925, an appropriate pachyderm was found. She was a 45-year-old female who belonged to a herd owned by the John Robinson Circus. Penrose bought her for $3,000 and she was sent to Colorado Springs in the spring of 1926. On the side of the boxcar in which she was shipped, it proclaimed: “This car contains the Empress of India, the largest elephant in the world, gift of the Raja of Nagapur to Spencer Penrose, Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs.” Of course, most of that was not true. Her real name was Tessie, she
1951: The entry building, the Thundergod House, is built and opened.
1953: The giraffe building opens.
wasn’t all that enormous by elephant standards, and the Raja of Nagapur (if he existed at all) knew nothing about her. But it was a great publicity ploy! Tessie more than fulfilled her role as hotel greeter and, in 1928, Penrose had an elephant house built of native stone for her. That building is actually scheduled for demolition in to make way for a new, more modern elephant house. Because Penrose owned most of Cheyenne Mountain, there was no encumbrance to moving his collection up to a habitable point at about 6,800 feet above sea level. And from there, the collection grew.
Empress of India, the largest elephant in the world,
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In 1935, American Film did a 10-minute documentary on the zoo, calling it “The Hundred Thousand Dollar Hobby.” Indeed, Penrose spent a lot of money on his collection and he offset it with admissions of 15 cents per person. As Penrose’s health began to fail in the late 1930s, he turned to his friend Robert Menary and asked him to take care of the animals when Penrose was gone. In a 1993 hotel archive audio interview featuring Menary’s daughter, Catherine, and son-in-law, John Calder, they recall the early days of Menary ’s management. “He knew nothing about animals [when he started],” says John Calder. “What he did, he did for Mr. Penrose.” But he learned quickly. “In fact, he was the first person elected to the American Zoological Society who was
1957: Zoomobile (an on-site trolley) makes its debut.
1956: The bird and reptile houses open.
Raja of Nagapur to Spencer Penrose, Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs.”
1965: A flood rushes down the mountain, destroying the newly completed primate building.
1960: The aquatics building opens.
2008: The Rocky Mountain Wild exhibit opens. The Sky Ride opens.
2003: The African Rift Valley exhibit opens.
Source: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Tessie with Penrose, center, and Willam Thayer Tutt, right.
not a zoologist.” Mrs. Calder recalls how much Penrose loved the zoo, even riding the carousel with the children who visited. He did, in fact, manage the zoo himself until he died in 1939. Then, Menary became the zoo’s first official director. Longtime residents and visitors to the Pikes Peak region will recall the zoo’s long-lived giant gorilla, Zulu. Mrs. Calder tells the story of his acquisition. Zulu was just a 19-pound baby when he first arrived, fetched by limousine from the Denver airport. He spent his first night in Colorado Springs in Menary’s guest room. The next morning, Menary played with the baby primate in his kitchen, rolling a ball back and forth on the floor. They also remember how the first giraffes arrived at the zoo: on a steamship across the ocean, then by train and finally by truck from the train station. “They had to hire a special crew of guys to go ahead of the convoy and lift the power lines with poles so they could get the giraffes under them,” Calder recalls. Menary knew every animal at the
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zoo by name, and they knew him, too. “My father used to put his hand inside the [big cat] cages and scratch them,” Calder says. “It scared me.” After the zoo became a nonprofit organization, arranged just prior to Penrose’s death, it continued to receive support from the hotel and grew almost every year. As time passed, there was a train— the Mountaineer—that hauled passengers from the hotel to the zoo and back. It was a miniature of the Manitou & Pikes Peak Railway, which Penrose also owned. The zoo train was finally discontinued in the 1970s. The bison pens at the base of the mountain eventually gave way to highend residential development. But the zoo still thrives, and grows, and is still famous as America’s only mountain zoo. Presently, the zoo grounds total 145 acres. It harbors more than 800 animals, including 30 endangered species, and gets more than half a million visitors each year. Admission is no longer 15 cents, but it’s worth every penny. All thanks to Spencer Penrose, a quixotic man with a passion for exotic animals.
The Missing Empress Tessie the elephant arrived in Colorado Springs April 26, 1926 after a train journey of six days from French Lick, Indiana. Though Spencer Penrose always said that she was a gift from the Raja of Nagapur, India, he actual got the elephant from a friend in the circus.
Tessie passed away in February 1936. The newspaper article on her death states that she was to be mounted by a local taxidermy company. The task would take about one year and then she was to be on
display at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. However, the cost was so prohibitive that Penrose reportedly changed his mind. In the end, nobody knows what became of Tessie the elephant. It remains another mystery of The Broadmoor
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Putting on Heirs
The Broadmoorâ€™s ability to host high-profile guests requires an exceptional level of secrecy and security
By Diana Rowe
Dark sunglasses. Cropped military-style hair. Suits. Earpiece wires trailing into the shirt. Furtive sweeping glances. Sometimes it’s that obvious and sometimes it’s as subtle as requiring guests to check in at the front gate. The Broadmoor has a long history of discreetly handling high-profile, high-security events and pulling them off without a hitch. In fact, the resort’s history of hosting internationally significant gatherings began its opening week, over Independence Day in 1918, with a major celebrity golf tournament benefiting the war efforts by the Red Cross. Since that prestigious beginning, The Broadmoor has quietly catered to elite gatherings in need of secrecy and security. Events on such a grand scale require unfathomable coordination and security measures, much of which must remain secret. For the ability to pull off presidential visits and host leaders from around the globe has set The Broadmoor apart for the last 93 years and counting.
In June 1929, President Hoover participated in the National Oil Conservation Convention at The Broadmoor, involving governors of 12 western states. In 1932, Democratic presidential nominee and future U.S. Pesident Franklin D. Roosevelt spoke to a crowd of 3,000 supporters from the east balcony of The Broadmoor.
Seventeen years later, 10,000 people, including 40 of the nation’s state and territorial governors and their official parties, arrived at The Broadmoor for the four-day 41st annual Governor’s Conference. The Spencer Penrose stadium came alive with music by the Denver Symphony and the U.S. Air Force Band during the event. And another exciting event occurred right after Spencer Penrose built the Will Rogers Stadium in 1938, where Broadmoor West sits today. According to archivist Beth Davis, “The stadium was inaugurated on November 11 by hosting a [professional football] game between the L.A. Bulldogs and Pittsburgh Pirates—now the Steelers—with 12,000 in attendance, and a crowd of 5,000 in the lobby alone!” Davis adds, “We are fortunate that someone had the foresight to save a handwritten notebook recording the conferences, conventions and meetings from 1918 to 1940. Even during those early days The Broadmoor was known for its flawless execution of meetings of all sizes since its 1918 opening.” In the beginning, security was handled by an in-house security force, says Davis. “The hotel provided ‘house
detectives’ to protect guests. In our original list of employees from 1918, Tom Gavin is listed as the Chief House Officer of The Broadmoor Hotel.” However, security isn’t simply about protection for big groups or heads of states, according to Davis. “Broadmoor guests also included prominent, influential people from communities throughout the U.S. These guests would spend the entire summer season, two or three months, at The Broadmoor. They’d bring their trunks, maids and butlers for an extended stay. To them, security was much more than the issue of safety. They wanted to feel at home, and sometimes anonymous, inside The Broadmoor’s expansive grounds.” Whether a guest is a celebrity, top political figure, corporate group or business tycoon, privacy and personal security continue to be a priority at the resort.
A Coordinated Effort
Security begins with the physical layout of The Broadmoor grounds. As expansive as the property is—all 3,000 acres—it’s a fully fenced, campus setting with only two main entrances, providing the basics for a secure environment.
Opposite, clockwise: President Kennedy, while touring NORAD; The 1949 Governor’s Conference; Margaret Thatcher arriving on property. Above, left to right: New Governors Conference, 2010; NATO Ministerial meeting at The Broadmoor, 2003.
“Few places in the world can create a secure environment where even NATO can feel comfortable.”
Top: Ronald Reagan with Colorado Governor John A. Love, 1969. Bottom: Princess Anne, 1982.
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The Broadmoor can shut down the entire resort if necessary. For example, for the NATO Summit held on site in 2003, all Broadmoor staff members parked offproperty and were screened through metal detectors before entering the grounds. Once inside, employees’ credentials dictated where they could or could not go on property. Depending on the event, the staff may not even know who is actually on-site. The entire affair can be logistically challenging. The Broadmoor might host heads of states one day, followed by a major corporation’s annual sales meeting and several executive board meetings, while simultaneously reserving a wing for a movie star and planning for a U.S. president to spend the evening. There are few public places, like The Broadmoor, that NATO can meet and feel comfortable that a resort will synchronize all the moving parts to host 51 defense ministers from around the world. Yet physical security is just one aspect that defines the success of any such event. The presentation of these events looks seamless, but the intricacies are quite amazing, according to John Washko, Vice President Sales and Marketing. There is often a significant time span between the booking process for these high level affairs and the actual event. Potential employees always go through background checks, and extensive screening and training. Once hired, those employees may undergo many more independent background checks before working during an event, depending on the situation. Washko says, “Few places in the world can create a secure environment where even NATO can feel comfortable, which is why Broadmoor security is a lot more than what you see. Events like these events define the quality of The Broadmoor and how our team flawlessly pulls off a well orchestrated and coordinated effort.” “It’s easier to serve the needs of
individual guests,” says Washko. “They check in, go to their room, book their spa treatments, play golf, ask the concierge for tour suggestions. That’s the basics of hospitality. But mix in multiple set-ups, F&B requirements, banquet event orders, meeting agendas…and we’ve now added sometimes telephone books of info to disseminate throughout the entire staff.” The Broadmoor also accommodates most out-of-the-box requests. Political groups, for example, often travel in delegations and room assignments can be like juggling water balloons. Certain countries prefer not to be located next to a rival country. Each country has certain dietary requirements. Within each delegation, there are also subgroups, and besides the core meeting those groups also require meeting space. One initial group booking may include dozens of breakout meeting rooms. To host an event of this magnitude, the resort must bring the full package to the table. Security is important, but these types of events also require top-quality guest rooms, accommodations, meeting space, food and beverage, and staff to meet their high expectations. With such an intricately woven operation, one glitch can be catastrophic. But that’s the beauty of The Broadmoor and its employees. “Events come and go, but what remains the same is the pride that our staff has taken in the more than 90 years The Broadmoor has hosted these events,” Washko says. “Whether it’s an employee with a 50-year tenure, or a new hire, we are all proud to be affiliated with a team of this caliber that can successfully pull off events of this caliber. To make it all happen is energizing.” Whether it’s a presidential or gubernatorial gathering, a corporate event, a wedding or a celebrity’s romantic getaway, special events are an integral part of the fabric of the legendary Broadmoor’s long and successful history.
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By David R. Holland The Broadmoor restores its renowned courses to their original design, further cementing their prominence on the world stage
onald Ross, the legendary golf course architect who died in 1948, has to be chuckling on some celestial golf course in the heavens. He’s watched for 63 years as his classic layouts have been shoveled up, poked at, plowed under and continually bulldozed in the name of “progress.” But a new era has dawned and many owners and pros at those original Ross courses long to reverse all the mindless changes. Restoring an original Ross golf course gets kind of complex when you consider that the original work was done with a mule and a plow. But The Broadmoor has done just that, restoring the fabled East Course in time for the 2011 U.S. Women’s Open and tackling an overhaul of the West Course. The restoration team consists of golf course architect Ron Forse, The Broadmoor’s Director of Golf Russ Miller and Superintendent Fred Dickman.
Above: Donald Ross. Left: Ross recognized the grandeur of this setting.
“To me, Ross was a great artist. You wouldn’t take a Picasso painting and change it.”
1941 Broadmoor Invitational
The Legendary East
“What we’ve done on the East Course is to restore it to the way it was originally in 1918,” says Miller. “Over time, because of irrigation, maintenance, or somebody who just didn’t like where a bunker was, things got changed. To me, Ross was a great artist. You wouldn’t take a Picasso painting and change it. “On the course you see these subtle mounds out in the middle of nowhere. Ross did that because he was pushing dirt with a mule and a plow, and he couldn’t load up the dirt in a truck and take it somewhere. So after he’d dug a bunker, he might take dirt just 30 yards and create a mound. That is cool stuff to me.”
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Sometimes, too, when they dug a bunker they would just throw the dirt up on what was to be the green. Consider all those turtleback shaped greens at Ross’ other classic course, Pinehurst No. 2. But to examine what has changed on The Broadmoor’s East Course, one must also bring another legendary golf-course designer, Robert Trent Jones, Sr., into the discussion. In 1952, The Broadmoor hired Jones to expand the existing 18 holes Ross designed and to create a new East Course. To do that, Jones designed a new nine holes through an upper level of the land on the far south side of Cheyenne Mountain Boulevard and also put his personal stamp on
how the lower Ross holes played. That created, for the next 50 years, an East Course that looked more like Jones’ work. Bring in Ron Forse, president of Forse Design, Inc., and a member of The Donald Ross Society. Forse has performed more than 80 restorations of classic golf courses, and has been involved in other Ross renovations. The Broadmoor team started with research. They had the handdrawn architect’s plans from 1917 and photos going back to the early 1900s. From there, they assembled some 1937 aerial photos taken by the U.S. Government. Forse says that even golf grill photos, sketches
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and old ball room pencil drawings showed things that were very valuable in the restoration. For example you can see mounds short of the green on 18 East that were there in the beginning, but removed over time. It also seemed that many of the squared, geometrically shaped Ross bunkers with steep faces had disappeared and were replaced with Jones’ more circular bunkers. “It was also a goal to change the greens to favor what Ross envisioned,” Forse says. “Ross’ greens have an outline that’s a little more squared than Jones’. The surface undulations are also different. It really matters where you put the ball on the green, because Ross’ green edges are significant. Some fall off, but some pitch inward.” “On the East Course,” Forse continues, “the sixth and 18th greens have a thumbprint center swale. The front third across has a depression and when the back of the green perches upward, that allows the golfer to boldly play to the back of the green because it will hold the shot. That is classic golf.” In other words, precision and putting are the keys here—not power. Recreating the East Course and the West Course to favor what Ross initially envisioned and laid into the beautiful landscape is a tall order. Forse and team reshaped existing bunkers, constructed new bunkers to mirror original bunkers, lengthened back tees and added lost mounding. The main goal of the project was to return the East Course bunkers and strategic playability of the golf course to the original classic design of Ross—ready for championship play by both women and men.
The West Side
So how about the West Course renovation? “The West Course is a combination of the original Donald Ross layout from 1918 and the Robert Trent Jones additions from 1964,” Miller says. “As was the case with the East Course restoration, the goal is to bring back the original design intent
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1926: World Champion boxer Jack Dempsey, born in tiny Manassas, Colorado, comes to The Broadmoor to train for a fight with Gene Tunney.
1930: The Broadmoor Riding Arena is built on the west shore of Cheyenne Lake.
1945: “Babe” Didrikson Zaharias, a Texan who married Pueblo wrestler George Zaharias, wins the first of three consecutive titles in The Broadmoor Women’s Invitational.
1963: PGA tour player Dow Finsterwald becomes the head pro for the next 30 years, from 1963 to 1993.
1976: Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay design the third golf course named Broadmoor South on the west side of Cheyenne Lake. Sadly, an ancient water source slowly erodes and destroys the course.
2005: The land where the South Course sat is reborn as The Broadmoor Mountain Course, completed by Nicklaus Design.
1921: The first Broadmoor Invitational Golf Tournament is held.
1928: The Broadmoor’s polo field and grandstand are built near The Broadmoor stables west of the hotel.
Jan. 1, 1938: The forerunner of the Broadmoor World Arena, The Broadmoor Ice Palace, opens in the renovated riding arena. December 1959: The hotel builds a double-chairlift ski area, Ski Broadmoor, and a Winter House. In later years an alpine slide is added for summer visitors. 1965: Robert Trent Jones, Sr. finishes the resort’s second golf course, named Broadmoor West.
April 1994: The Broadmoor World Arena is razed. This historic building was the training ground for Olympic and world champions as well as the site of hockey games, ice shows, and curling. Five World Figure Skating Championships, six U.S. Figure Skating Championships and three National Sports Festivals were also held here.
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of Ross and have a consistent feel throughout all 18 holes. The bunkering is slightly different than that of the East Course in that the sand is slightly raised on the green side of the bunkers rather than flat throughout as they are on the East Course. “The upper holes on the course— numbers 7 to 14—are the Jones holes and even though some of the greens are a little larger than the Ross greens, the features of mounding, fairway lines and large square tees are being restored to look the same. Some of the odd-shaped fairway bunkers are being changed or even removed to allow the golfer more room to drive the ball and to alleviate so many forced carries over bunkers on dogleg holes.” One of the first changes was to remove the waterfall and pond on the West Course’s opening hole, a 354-yard par four, and the green was moved left. This change also made way for The Broadmoor West Residence homes. Hole 2 was reduced from a par five to a 435-yard par four with the tee box shifting left of the old location. It also changes the West Course from a Par 72 to 71, measuring 7,158 yards from the blue tees. Forse says two greens—1 and 16— have been rebuilt on the West Course. “Also, we are looking at the green on number 11. It is just too steep going from over the green back to the pond in front, so we are going to soften it.” No. 11 is a beauty. The par three 229-yarder drops 100 feet in elevation, surrounded by trees and a lake front and left. The green is 30 yards deep and slants to the water. If you hit on the right side of the green you might get a good kick toward the pin, but you can also easily chip from the right and roll off the slick surface. Next, they removed fairway bunkers on 7 and 12, and rebuilt green-side bunkers on both sides.
“We probably will make some tenth green adjustments, sliding the green farther from the existing green like on 11 because the trees are getting bigger every year and shade is creating problems for greens,” Forse says. “The objective is to create more continuity in the Jones and Ross work favoring Ross. We think rebuilding greens on the East and West, going more to what Ross did originally is the truer identity of the courses. Mr. Jones’ greens were really good, but the ones we are changing to make Ross-like greens are very good.”
Raising the Bar — Again Forse says he got a call out of the blue to join The Broadmoor’s golf team. “Fred Dickman knew I had been doing seminars on Ross’ work and also had worked on Ross golf courses,” he says. “I think it was a pioneering moment when Spencer Penrose picked Ross to design the East Course. At that time, Ross was known more for his work in the midwest and just didn’t come out west. It’s pretty interesting that Penrose got Ross to come and set the standard for a new era in golf resorts,” Forse says. Restoration of the East and West Courses aims to fulfill many objectives. The team strives to blend the authentic and historic aspects with great aesthetics for the resort guest, in a layout that also works for championship golf. “Strategic design allows you to attack a layout many ways and that is significant,” Forse says. “And in the process, in our minds, the restorations have raised the stature of golf at The Broadmoor even higher.” Indeed, Mr. Forse. When one thinks of golf history and golf resort excellence around the world, The Broadmoor is among the top every time. The restoration efforts will only enhance that prominent stature.
A Storied History It was the summer of 1916. The Professional Golfers Association (PGA) of America was formed. Jim Barnes took home $500 for the first PGA Championship. Bobby Jones, a 14-year-old, reached the quarterfinals of his first U.S. Amateur. Chick Evans became the first golfer to win the U.S. Open and U.S. Amateur in the same year. And legendary golf course designer Donald Ross arrived at the site of The Broadmoor to plot his next course. One has to wonder what Ross was thinking the first time he looked out over a dusty prairie at 6,400 feet, with one of America’s most striking backgrounds in Cheyenne Mountain and Pikes Peak. He probably thanked the Lord for such an opportunity to show his talent. When The Broadmoor’s East Course opened in 1918, Ross was quick to label it his best work. That included a course in North Carolina that he had finished, now known as Pinehurst No. 2. But the splendor that is The Broadmoor just got better and better. Ninety-three years later, The Broadmoor East Course has a history of its own and will forever be tied to master golf architect
Ross, whose portfolio also includes Seminole in Florida (the site of the 1996 U.S. Open), and Oakland Hills outside Detroit. More than 100 U.S. national championships have been played on Ross’ designs. The 2011 U.S. Women’s Open marks The Broadmoor’s seventh USGA sanctioned championship. Each one of those was memorable and include Jack Nicklaus winning the 1959 U.S. Amateur; Bob Dickson the 1967 U.S. Amateur; Juli Inkster the 1982 U.S. Women’s Amateur; Annika Sorenstam the 1995 U.S. Women’s Open; and Eduardo Romero winning the 2008 U.S. Senior Open. The 1962 Curtis Cup was won by the United States on the East Course, too.
When Ed Dudley was named 1941, it marked a very prestigious period. Dudley spent his summers at The Broadmoor and winters as head pro at Augusta National. In all, he was head pro for 22 years and was responsible for bringing many Hollywood celebrities to the resort. After his death in 1963, he was elected to the Golf Hall of Fame. In the unparalleled Colorado summers, you’re mesmerized by the red hue on Cheyenne Mountain as you start an earlymorning round. Blue spruce and Douglas-fir tower above you on the same ground where Bing Crosby and Bob Hope clowned around; where Jackie Gleason struck that famous pose—left hand with cigarette on hip, right head pro in
hand and weight supported by a
2-iron, looking down the fairway impatiently ready for the green to clear.
His foursome on that Flip Wilson, Buddy Hackett and Dudley. It’s the same 3,000-acre resort that hosted Dwight D. Eisenhower and Gerald Ford many times. Industry leader L.B. Maytag was once president of the golf club and J.C. Penney visited here. Those celebrity old-timers day included
checked in for golf in a white wooden clubhouse (first used as
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The names Nicklaus, Zaharias, Inkster, Sorenstam and Romero have been etched into championship trophies at The Broadmoor. And the winner of the 2011 U.S. Women’s Open will immediately become part of golf history, and a part of one of the greatest golf resorts in the world: The
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Left to right: Paul Ransom, Cliff Roberts, L. B. “Bud” Maytag, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Ed Dudley in August 1948.
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The Broadmoorâ€™s past is rich with colorful characters. Sequestered about the property, elegant suites bear homage to these larger-thanlife personalities who contributed a great deal to the surrounding community and the fascinating stories of the historical resort. Here, we offer a glimpse behind the doors, into The Broadmoor suites. 57 broadmoor.com
The Penrose Suite
When the hotel was built in 1918, this suite was originally named the MacNeill Suite for Spencer Penrose’s partner Charles MacNeill. It was designed specifically for him and consisted of a living room, three bedrooms and a small maid’s room. Few changes were made from 1918 to 1940 when the sun lounge (now the parlor) with its many windows was added. MacNeill died in 1923. In 1944, Julie Penrose donated her home El Pomar to the Sisters of Charity, moved into the hotel and lived in this private sixth floor suite from 1944 until her death in 1957. The suite was enlarged for her and decorated with antiques and fine art from El Pomar, which made Julie feel closer to her husband Spencer Penrose who had passed away in 1939.
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Suffering from TB, 23-year-old Albert (Bert) Carlton moved to Colorado Springs in 1889 with his parents. He then moved to Cripple Creek in 1892 hoping that the higher altitude would be more beneficial to his health. There, he opened a small freight-hauling business with his brothers called Colorado Trading & Transfer Company. He quickly became involved in the mining industry and acquainted with Spencer Penrose and his partners MacNeill and Tutt. Bert Carlton would later join them as an investor in several ventures including The Broadmoor Hotel, were he had a suite designed especially for him. By 1930, Carlton had become known as the “King of Cripple Creek,” owning the majority of the mines with a total production of more than $227 million. Bert Carlton died in 1931 after a short illness.
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West Gaylord Suite
Immediately following the demolition of the World Arena in 1994, construction of the West Tower began. It was completed in 1995. The Gaylord Suite is named for Oklahoma Publishing Company CEO Edward L. Gaylord (1919-2003). In 1988, the Oklahoma Publishing Company purchased a controlling interest in The Broadmoor from El Pomar Foundation. The remaining interest was purchased in 2004, giving the Oklahoma Publishing Company sole proprietorship of the resort.
Devereaux Suite This suite is named after Horace Devereuax, a noted polo player and close friend and partner of Spencer Penrose from his Cripple Creek mining days. He rode with Theodore Roosevelt and the Rough Riders at the battle of San Juan. Devereaux never married and lived at the hotel until his death at age 78 in 1937. He is buried at the Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun. This suite was added in 1946.
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Edith K. Gaylord Suite
The daughter of Edward King Gaylord, founder of the Oklahoma Publishing Company, Edith K. Gaylord (Harper), began her journalism career in 1939 at her fatherâ€™s newspaper and went on to become a renowned philanthropist. The Oklahoma Publishing Company acquired The Broadmoor in 1988.
MacNeill Suite This suite is named after Charles M. MacNeill, a Cripple Creek millionaire and mining partner of Spencer Penrose. MacNeill was one of the original investors in The Broadmoor and always maintained a special suite beginning in 1918. This suite was added in 1946.
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ou want me to start face down?” I confirmed with my esthetician Amy, before she left the dimly lit room to let me privately settle on a massage table before my facial treatment began. When Amy nodded yes, explaining that the treatment actually led with an “oil anointing ritual” on my bare back, I knew this would be no ordinary exfoliating and extraction routine. Then again, I shouldn’t have been so surprised. Over the years I’ve learned that nothing at The Broadmoor, or its award-winning spa, is ordinary. In fact, my custom Uspa Premium Facial was utterly extraordinary. One of a dozen new treatments that the Spa at The Broadmoor unveiled in early 2011, it was 90 minutes of pure bliss, all delivered via the smooth and gentle hands of one very talented esthetician. Or should I call her a massage therapist? After all, in addition to Balinese body palming—where Amy used cupped hands to press firmly on my arms and legs to highlight and release stress—I received the most exquisite facial massage with direct pressure applied by strong fingers, methodically from the chin across my jaw and bridge of my nose, above my eyes and up to my scalp. Who knew I carried so much tension in my face? Of course my facial also featured more typical cleansing, exfoliating, extracting and moisturizing—all with specific products from the Australia-based company Uspa. Amy chose the particular all-natural products made with plant extracts that were most appropriate for my skin type. “We’re going with regenerative,” she told me, to help with cell renewal—a euphemistic way of saying that I could use some anti-aging help, stat. By the time Amy finished expertly applying the freshly scented Uspa products, warm compresses and soothing masques on my skin, I was in la-la land. But there was still more brilliance ahead with a thorough scalp massage. It’s my favorite part of any treatment, when the therapist rubs my head and gently pulls my hair. Indeed, after an hour and a half of tender, loving care I was a limp noodle. A blissfully happy, stress-free, ultra-relaxed wet noodle. My face was glowing. My skin was rosy and dewy— the complete opposite of the dry, dull
complexion that walked into the treatment room. Many of the spa’s new Uspa treatments feature the same fabulous Balinese body palming, face massage and scalp massage that I experienced with my facial. That is, whether you choose an invigorating Bamboo Body Polish, detoxifying Australian Mud Therapy or soothing Coconut Cream Delight, your treatment is enhanced by some time-tested rituals that are simultaneously pampering, tension-relieving and rejuvenating. Sign me up!
Bringing Uspa to The Broadmoor In 2009, The Spa at The Broadmoor Director Cassie Hernandez was 90 percent sure she was set to sign on the dotted line to bring Australia’s Uspa products to Colorado Springs. She loved the texture of the products, with their all-natural ingredients and efficient packaging. She’d read of the Uspa founders’ commitment to sustainability—in line with The Broadmoor’s own green initiatives. In her early experimenting with dozens of samples, she found that the Uspa products, unlike some other eco lines, actually delivered intended results. But to be absolutely sure that Uspa was the best product line to introduce to The Spa at The Broadmoor, Cassie traveled to Melbourne to meet company founders George and Vanessa Jilly, tour a manufacturing facility and receive treatments at the company’s flagship day spa, Immersion. Cindy Johnson, The Broadmoor’s director of human resources, joined her on the trip halfway around the world. “I know, tough job,” Johnson quips. “But someone had to do it.” Accompanied by Rob Insinger and Justin Morgan of Ageless Esthetics, Uspa’s distribution company, Hernandez and Johnson got to know the Jillys well, not only through productive meetings, but by touring their family farm. “George and Vanessa were so gracious, welcoming us to their country and sharing their stories,” says Hernandez. “I’ve been in the spa industry for 15 years, and have never felt so welcomed from a potential vendor.” “At The Broadmoor we intend to enter into all partnerships for the long-
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term, and that’s the way Uspa operates as well,” Johnson adds. “Our in-person meeting helped us to build a foundation of a relationship built on trust and respect.”
The Jillys make a great team: George has a background in botany and the beauty industry, while Vanessa is a former registered nurse and practicing massage therapist and esthetician. The couple founded Uspa more than 10 years ago, with George mixing plant extracts and creating formulas in their bathroom while raising young children. Today, their worldwide travels have inspired not only the unique spa treatments that incorporate ancient rituals in various cultures, but also the ingredients found in the vast hair, body and skin product line. George sources all-natural ingredients—organic wherever possible— from various countries, depending on where he can find the absolute best product. For example, he gets cocoa butter from Africa’s Ivory Coast, neem from India, kelp from the North Atlantic near France and tangerine from Brazil. Chances are, when you receive a Uspa treatment at The Spa at the Broadmoor, the marvelous oils, moisturizers, scrubs and clays used on your skin will be a combination of ingredients found all over the world. It’s also likely that those worldwide ingredients have not been sent by air to the Uspa manufacturing facilities in Australia, but rather they’ve traveled by sea freight. Foremost in all of Uspa’s business practices is a commitment to the earth, and that includes reducing the company’s carbon footprint. Environmentally friendly practices can be found in Uspa’s Immersion eco-spa: Repurposed wood and bricks were used in its construction; a 4,000-liter water tank catches rainwater used to flush the spa’s toilets; water is heated via efficient heat-pump technology; energy-saving fluorescent bulbs and skylights for natural light are in place. At the Uspa manufacturing plant, bottles are filled by hand, not by machine. At all of Uspa’s facilities, compostable waste, plastic, paper and other recyclables are separated in the trash. Further, Uspa products have no artificial fragrance or color and testing involves no animals. Packaging is made
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Spa History Health, fitness and beauty have long been an integral Broadmoor. In fact, when the hotel opened in 1918, a large portion of the ground level in the main building was dedicated to just that. Early guests swam in a 75-foot-long pool that was lined with blue and white ceramic tile and fed by a mountain spring. The Broadmoor proudly dubbed it, “The finest indoor swimming pool in America.” part of The
Today, when you’re shopping for home accessories Cheyenne Gourmet, you’re standing right above the now-empty pool; it was closed in 1963 and is now used for storage. in
Original hotel blueprints reveal adjacent rooms for massage and steam therapy, plus “hot rooms”— modern-day saunas, perhaps? On the historic menu: Turkish baths, hydro-massage, oil rubs and salt glows. A standard half-hour massage cost one dollar and entry to the pool cost 50 cents. Guests could also get a haircut and a shave in the on-site
from recycled materials and vegetable ink. In fact, if you rub hard enough, the lettering on a bottle of moisturizer just might smear. “That’s all part of the charm,” says Insinger. “If you’re looking for massproduced or extravagant packaging, you won’t find it with Uspa. Instead, you will find a performancebased line that truly ‘walks the walk’ when it comes to sustainability. It’s not just for marketing or image.”
A Day at the Spa
For visiting spa enthusiasts, the introduction of Uspa only enhances the already incredible offerings at The Broadmoor’s spa, named a Five-Star Spa by the Forbes/Mobil Travel Guide in 2010. Even if a Uspa Aloe and Green Tea Linen Wrap or a Lu’lur Ceremony with traditional Balinese massage, turmeric and rice powder exfoliation and milk bath doesn’t catch your fancy, the current menu still features some of the spa’s classic services: Swedish, deep-tissue and couples’ massage, plus straightforward facials, pedicures, manicures, hair styling, waxing, and makeup application. No matter what service you book, I highly recommend allowing plenty of time to enjoy the full range of amenities the spa offers. They are absolutely divine. I always try to combine a spa experience with a stint in the fitness center. And at
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barber shop or have their hair washed in a dedicated
“shampoo room.” Unusual for its day, men and women each had their own changing rooms, steam rooms and baths, and they could use the facilities simultaneously.
More often in 20th century, men and women were assigned separate times of day to use communal spa facilities, according to Beth Davis, The Broadmoor’s archivist. Also progressive was the “Scotch douche,” a multi-spray the early
shower not unlike the deluxe
Serenity Shower in use at The Broadmoor Spa today.
The Broadmoor, it’s pretty incredible. Located on the ground floor of the Spa, Golf Club and Tennis Complex near the South Tower, the fitness center features men’s and women’s locker rooms, a studio for group classes, and a full array of strength-training and cardiovascular equipment: treadmills, stationary bikes and elliptical trainers. Adjacent is the indoor pool under a stainedglass skylight, more often used for family fun time. If you’re serious about swimming for exercise, head outside to the two-lane lap pool, then relax weary muscles in the big outdoor whirlpool. After you’ve worked out, you’re due for some pampering for sure. Upstairs in the thirdfloor spa, gracious front-desk staff will greet you; a spa attendant will hand you a heated robe and slippers and guide you into a spacious locker room. Both men and women have private access to steam rooms and saunas, and
in the women’s area there’s an aromatherapy relaxation room and cozy fireplace lounge. Before your treatment, you’ll wait for your therapist in the sunny Mountain View Room, with big windows featuring stellar vistas of the rolling green golf course and bright blue Colorado sky. Relax in a comfortable chair with a magazine, organic hot tea and fresh fruit. Take note of your surroundings at the elegant Spa at The Broadmoor: ornate chandeliers, brightly striped upholstery, flowery wallpaper and antique furniture. After all, once you’re finished getting rubbed, buffed, oiled and wrapped, you’ll be in a blissful post-treatment daze. All the more reason to return to the Mountain View Room, lay your head on a chaise, gaze upon Cheyenne Mountain and continue to rest and recharge before heading out to enjoy the rest of your day at The Broadmoor.
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Uncovering The Broadmoor’s unique Culinary Apprenticeship Program
f you visit The Broadmoor’s Lake Terrace Dining Room for Sunday brunch, look closely. You’ll notice some of the cooks—perhaps carving a succulent slice of prime rib, or carefully constructing a made-to-order omelet—are wearing red, blue, or green neckerchiefs. It’s not because those cooks forgot to coordinate their uniforms with the rest of the staff, it’s because they’re apprentices—the latest participants in a somewhat hidden, but vital aspect of The Broadmoor’s culinary program since 1995.
“The first thing you hear from the chef’s mouth is ‘If you’re here to be on TV then you should leave right now.’” “We started our Apprenticeship Program when we had a labor shortage in Colorado Springs,” says C.W. Craig Reed, The Broadmoor’s Director of Food and Beverage. “It was becoming difficult for us to recruit the high level of talent that we wanted working in our restaurants and hotel at the time, so we decided to raise our own, if you will.” “Raising” culinary talent that understand and execute The Broadmoor’s Five-Star, Five-Diamond approach to dining and service is just part of what makes the Apprenticeship Program unique. For the budding chefs taking part, it’s an alternative to traditional culinary school at a fraction of the cost. “I was going to spend $64,000 on culinary school, and that didn’t include the lab fees or my books,” says 21-year old Emily Strempke, a thirdyear apprentice. The Broadmoor’s program costs $3,300 for three years, with a fourthyear option that focuses on baking and pastry at no additional cost. But apprentices are also treated as employees averaging 40 hours of work each week and receiving a biweekly paycheck. “They actually get paid instead of just paying for school, and we supply the knives and books, too,” says Executive Chef Siegfried “Sigi” Eisenberger. Once a week, apprentices travel to WarrenTech, outside of Denver, for five hours of kitchen classroom training in courses like food safety, nutrition and management. At the end of three years, an apprentice will have dedicated more than 6,575 hours to the program, rotating every three months through each dining venue at The Broadmoor—including nine restaurants, and all banquet and catering facilities. “We learn from different chefs in a variety of settings, ranging from FiveStar, Five-Diamond all the way to our cafeteria. We know how to cook for
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different people and how to sell the menus to different types of customers. That’s something I probably wouldn’t get in a college setting,” says 24-year old Amanda Sinclair, who finished her apprenticeship in 2010, and now lives in Aspen, working in pastry.
There are approximately 30 apprentices at The Broadmoor at any given time, and that number can fluctuate due to attrition with first-year students. A class of 15 can drop to 10 or 11, for example, once the gravity of day-to-day culinary duties sets in. “It’s a lot of growing up to be in the Apprenticeship Program. It’s a lot of responsibility to make sure you
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Students progress through the Apprenticeship Program like a diner moves through a four-course meal: Starting off small and simple, working toward a complex main dish, where all the talent of the chef is incorporated on the plate—or in the case of apprentices, all the skills they’ve accumulated the first two years are put to use in the demanding kitchens of Charles Court, and the Five-Star, Five-Diamond Penrose Room. “It definitely gets harder as you move up,” says Strempke. The fourth course is optional—a year of baking and pastry—but it’s also free, so many apprentices find room in their appetites to devour it. “When I started I wasn’t so much into pastry,” says Sinclair. “But our final year is mostly pastry, and I really got engaged, especially under Chef Rémy [Fünfrock, The Broadmoor’s Executive Pastry Chef]. He was amazing. I learned how to do wedding cakes and how to get products out on time, and now I’m just in the pastry world and I love it.” Apprentices begin their first year, “Working mainly in banquet kitchens, going through the butcher shop and garde manger, which is preparing all the cold food for events and buffets. We also learn how to make all the sauces and soups for banquets, and how to
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make food for 500 or more people,” says Strempke. Additionally, first-year apprentices operate hot food stations during brunch at the Lake Terrace Dining Room, and execute the menu for the Pool Café, next to the outdoor infinity pool. In the second year, apprentices move into the kitchens of Summit, Tavern, Golden Bee and Golf Club Grille, while beginning the basics of baking. By the third year, they have the skill set to tackle the challenging menus of Charles Court and Penrose Room, as well as fundamental pastry techniques. “What makes The Broadmoor special is that we still have our own pastry kitchen, we bake fresh products every day, and we still do our own butcher-
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Once a week, apprentices spend five hours in kitchen classrooms at WarrenTech, on the campus of Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood. This is where they learn how to calculate food cost for recipes, the basics of supervision, sanitation, and more. They also have time to master certain techniques—like poaching fish, or cooking eggs in a variety of ways—that would be impractical to hone in The Broadmoor’s kitchens. “At the resort, we can’t just say, ‘let’s try this recipe and then throw it away,’” says Reed. Because apprentices are working at The Broadmoor, there are times when the approximately three-hour drive to Lakewood and back makes for a tight turnaround in their schedules. But, in keeping with the apprenticeship principles of education within a real-life situation, missing class, or missing work because of class, isn’t an option. “Sometimes I’ll have a shift in the bakery that’s from 3 a.m. to 11 a.m.,” Strempke says. “I’ll finish at 11, go home and take a nap, wake up, get to school at 5 p.m., and get back home around 11 p.m. Then I have to be back at work at 3 a.m. again. Those days are hard, but I make it through because if you love what you do, it doesn’t really matter.” In addition to the classroom training, apprentices frequently take field trips with, “The goal always being to get them out and show them different farms, cattle and lamb, and what’s available here in Colorado that we can bring back to our kitchens,” says Eisenberger. Sinclair adds that, “In the middle of winter we’re learning how to cook with elk, for instance. We learn how to create through all the different seasons here.”
Apprentices who complete the program will earn a Certified Cook title from the American Culinary Federation (ACF), and a Journeyman Cook certificate from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship. Also, through coursework and successful testing, each apprentice receives
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Getting a ProStart While the classrooms at WarrenTech are an integral part of the Apprenticeship Program, it’s another set of classrooms that funnel prospective candidates to The Broadmoor—at high schools that participate in ProStart. “It introduces kids to what our industry is all about,” says C.W. Craig Reed. ProStart is a national program for high school juniors and seniors that is the first step to a career in foodservice or hospitality.
Students take cooking classes, enter culinary competitions, and are mentored by foodservice professionals—which, in Colorado, include chefs from The Broadmoor. “Being a mentor gives us an opportunity to bridge these students to the industry, and then it gives us a chance to bridge them to our Apprenticeship Program,” Reed explains. Although not all apprentices come from ProStart, Strempke, Juevera, Sinclair, and 22-year old Leah Bailey were each recruited based on their ProStart achievements. “I got a scholarship for $4,000, and I was thinking about using it to help pay for tuition at a culinary school. But I decided to come to The Broadmoor, and that money covered the cost of the entire program, so I saved myself a lot of debt,” says Bailey, who completed her apprenticeship and has since been hired by The Broadmoor as a Banquet Cook Tournant, a title that means she’s versatile enough to work any banquet kitchen station.
a ServSafe certificate for sanitation, a certificate in nutrition recognized by the National Restaurant Association, and a foodservice management certificate recognized by the ACF. All five of these accomplishments are resume boosters in any culinary operation. While the Apprenticeship Program isn’t routinely promoted to guests, there are annual fundraising dinners at the resort. The proceeds help keep tuition low, supply textbooks and pay for travel to culinary competitions such as: A Salute to Escoffier, now in its tenth year; Taste of The Broadmoor, now in its sixth year; and the Rocky Mountain Chefs of Colorado Endowment Dinner, which alternates with a second location but was held at The Broadmoor this year, prepared entirely
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he foie gras resting on an Oloroso Sherry reduction melts in your mouth, as softly as the sunset’s rosy glow frames Pikes Peak. The crunchy cocoa crust is like a tart evening breeze on the edge of the Rockies, where The Broadmoor’s Executive Chef Bertrand Bouquin and Sommelier/Wine Director Tim Baldwin reside. When creating this Foie Gras with Cocoa Nib Crust, plus a soupcon of Apricot and Fennel Chutney, the duo incorporated the tastes and fragrances of dishes prepared in the resort’s Five Star Penrose Room and Summit restaurants. This “wildcard” course paired with 30-yearold Oloroso Sherry was one of three food and Sherry wine pairings that so impressed a panel of judges they declared The Broadmoor team winners of the 2010 Copa Jerez U.S. Finals. The competition originating in Spain’s Jerez region—the only locale producing authentic Sherry wine—seeks to find the best food and Sherry pairings created by elite teams from around the world. In addition to bragging rights for The Broadmoor, the duo earned the chance to battle teams from seven other countries in the Fourth Annual Copa Jerez international competition in September 2011.
The Copa Jerez U.S. Finals
Tim Baldwin, left, and Bertrand Bouquin with their winning combination. Photo by Mic Garofolo
The Perfect Pair Besting elite teams from around the country, The Broadmoor represents the United States in the prestigious Copa Jerez international food and wine pairing competition
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The duo first entered the competition a few years ago but didn’t make the finals, so they decided to try again in 2010, according to Bouquin, who is commonly addressed as ‘Chef’ in kitchens of Penrose Room and Summit restaurants. The first stage of the competition involved creating three food and wine pairings and submitting descriptions to a panel of judges. The required dishes were an appetizer, a main course and a wildcard course. The required wines were a dry, medium and sweet Sherry. “We tried to stay in the Spanish, western European style,” Bouquin notes. They played with many different pairings, trying food and wine together then adjusting the results. They experimented with selections from the Penrose Room and Summit menus, then worked to make the food pair well with Sherry. “If they didn’t work, we looked for another dish and another wine,” Chef says, adding there were surprises along the way. Eventually, they settled on the Foie Gras paired with Dios Bacos Rich Oloroso for the wildcard course. The appetizer was an Asparagus and Coconut Milk Soup with Rhubarb Compote paired with a classic Lustau, Solera Reserva, Puerto Fino. And for the main course, they chose a Pork Belly with Caviar and Beurre
The word Sherry is an anglicization of Jerez, a region in southern Spain and the birthplace of this fine wine.
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Blanc paired with a textured, rich Bodegas Tradicion, Amontillado. After the judges reviewed the descriptions of the food and Sherry pairings submitted by teams from some of America’s best restaurants, they chose four teams to go to the U.S. Finals in New York City in October 2010. In addition to The Broadmoor’s Bouquin and Baldwin, there were teams from The Bazaar in Los Angeles, Casa Mono in New York City, and La Boca in Santa Fe. Worldwide, some 2,400 teams entered the competitions in eight countries. Of those, only eight compete in the international finals.
Superior Knowledge of Sherry
The competitors were judged on their knowledge of Sherry, as well as the complexity of the food and the wines they chose. At the finals, teams were required to explain why they created the particular courses and the reasons they picked the wines used in the pairings. Bouquin and Baldwin immersed themselves in learning about Sherry wines in general and specifically the wines of the Jerez region, located in Spain’s Andalucía province. “The way Sherry is being made and the flavor profile is so different than other wines,” says Baldwin. “Very few wine regions in the world run the gamut as Sherry does, from styles so thin they look like water to a style so thick that you can pour it over ice cream.” The competition was held at the Astor Center in New York City, with a showcase kitchen with enough space and ovens for several chefs to work at the same time. “You bring your food
in, serve the judges, then serve the wine,” Baldwin recalls. “You were also graded on the way you served it. Was the wine the right temperature, right serving size and right glass selection? Then it’s your job to describe the food and the pairing.” The competition lasted all day and the judges asked pointed questions to discern the chefs’ and sommeliers’ knowledge of Sherry in general and of the Sherry from the Jerez region. “You needed to be definitely well versed to answer their questions,” says Baldwin. Late in the evening, after the judging, the teams had to again create all of the dishes and pairings and display them to the press. And finally, the competition’s winner was announced: The Broadmoor team won!
Gonzalez Byass, Matusalem, Oloroso Dulce Viejo, VORS (30 years old) Jerez, Spain Chef created a complex dish with bold flavors of cocoa and apricot that had to be matched to an equally bold wine with flavors to match.
Sherries simply overpowered the foie gras, but
Loving What They Do
Watching Bouquin work reveals his love for cooking. He waltzes around the Summit kitchen preparing the foie gras dish, which was voted the Best Overall Course in the U.S. Finals. He stands at the stove searing a piece of foie gras in a pan. As it cooks, he combines the Oloroso Sherry and superfine sugar in a pot. When fire flares up around the pan, he quickly lifts the pot off the burner and gently shakes it. Then, he sneaks a look at the chutney cooking nearby. “The visual, the flavor and the texture. These things have to work together,” Chef explains as he artfully places the food on a plate. First, he carefully lays a thin layer of the reduction, then he adds the foie gras, covers it with chutney and tops all with a small slab of cocoa crust. “In this wine, there’s a bit of bitterness
has the perfect amount of sugar to cut through the fat while allowing the cocoa and apricot to shine.
The wine itself has beautiful flavors of butterscotch and chocolate followed by dried rounded fruits like apples and apricots.
from the cocoa flavor, the apricot flavor, and the fennel flavor. All those mix together and also complement each other. In the dish, you have the visual part, texture from some crunchiness, and the soft texture from the apricots. They work very well together and complement each other.” Sommelier Baldwin’s love of wine stems from an early age. “What I really love about wine is the fact that there’s so much variation. People have been drinking wine longer than people have had the ability to write about it. It’s something that’s been intertwined in human culture for thousands of years,” he explains. “The more you learn about wine, the more exciting it is to pick up a glass and really see the differences between villages and definitely between countries. To see what nature does in making a different product at the end of the day.”
Preparing for the International Battle
At the Copa Jerez international competition in Spain, the duo will prepare the same three courses. The only difference, according to Baldwin, is they will be pairing the foie gras dish with a rare Sherry from the Jerez region. For the U.S. Finals, the sommelier chose an Oloroso that was available in the United States. However, one of the judges suggested they use the rare, hard-to-find Gonzalez Byass, Matusalem, Oloroso Dulce Viejo VORS Sherry for the international final, which is much older and richer in taste. Bouquin and Baldwin are delighted with winning the U.S. competition and are looking forward to the Copa Jerez international competition. Chef says, “It’s very exciting. We did what we wanted to do for sure. As the competition was moving along, we felt very confident about what we were doing. The food looked good and the wine was excellent. Now we’ve made it this far and we are anxious to go to Spain and represent the U.S. No U.S. team has won this before and it would be nice to be the first one.”
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The Winning Recipe
Foie Gras With Cocoa Nib Crust Apricot and Fennel Chutney, Oloroso Sherry reduction For 4 people
½ oz Butter unsalted
4 slices of foie gras (about 6 oz ea.)
½ oz Extra Virgin Olive Oil
For the Sherry Reduction
1 Tbsp, 1tsp Thyme (chopped)
2 Cups Oloroso Style Sherry
¼ tsp Cayenne pepper
2 Tbsp Superfine Sugar
For the Chutney:
For the crust:
2 ea Fennel (diced)
1 oz Superfine sugar
1 cup Dried Apricot (diced)
0.1 oz Pectin
1 tsp Fennel Seed
1 oz Glucose
1 cup Simple Syrup
2 ¼ oz Cocoa Bean
1. For the Oloroso reduction: In a sauce pot, combine the Oloroso and the sugar and bring to a boil. Then bring to a simmer and reduce until you have the consistency of a thick syrup.
2. For the cocoa crust: In a sauce pot, bring to a boil the butter, olive oil, glucose, pectin, and sugar. Combine by stirring consistently with a wooden spoon. Add the cocoa bean, thyme and Cayenne pepper and bring back to a boil. Poor on a parchment paper and place another parchment paper on top and roll with a rolling pin until the mix is very thin.
Place in the refrigerator
and cut with a knife to the size of your foie gras.
Chef applies the finishing touch to the foie gras.
3. For the Chutney: In a sauce pot, heat up 1 tsp of olive oil, add 6 minutes or until the fennel become translucent. Add the simple syrup and the fennel seeds and simmer until the liquids are almost evaporated. the apricot and the fennel and sweat for about
4. Plating: Season the slice of Foie gras with salt and pepper. In a very hot sauté pan, sear the foie gras on both sides until you have a nice brown coloration. Remove the foie gras from the pan and place the cocoa crust on top of it. Finish cooking in the oven at for about
4 minutes. Serve the foie gras on top of the chutney and Oloroso syrup around the plate.
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rills and smokers of every imaginable style and size roar at The Broadmoor each June during Barbecue University, affectionately called BBQ-U, an annual event touted by the Food Network as the “Best BBQ experience in the U.S.” The syllabus features smoke, fire, food, and camaraderie. The professor is Steven Raichlen, America’s bestselling, award-winning grilling authority. With more than 4 million copies in print, his internationally bestselling titles include The Barbecue! Bible, How to Grill, and his newest, Planet Barbecue!
“It’s like summer camp for adults who love grilling and like a really high thread count,” Raichlen says about BBQ-U. He has criss-crossed the globe (literally), to perfect his live-fire cooking expertise, studying the history of grilling and the way it is approached by different cultures. He shares his experiences in a lighthearted manner with the class, offering everything from history and evolutionary science to cultural anthropology and literature. “You can say I use barbecue as a window into culture and history,” he explains. During BBQ-U at The Broadmoor, “students” sit on four levels of risers in the Cheyenne Lodge, overlooking Raichlen’s preparation table and two large TVs, offering an up-close look as he dices and spices. After Raichlen demonstrates, student volunteers follow his lead and prepare each dish, which are then taken to a vast patio dubbed the “burn area” and placed onto one of the 24 barbecues that include rotisseries, smokers, grills, direct heat, indirect heat, and infrared. An entire meal—appetizers, entrees, and desserts—is prepared using live fire each day and is then enjoyed by the group. Although
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Raichlen demonstrates each dish before the volunteers roll up their sleeves and get on their aprons, he reassures his students, “There’s no such thing as a mistake in the kitchen, just a new recipe waiting to be discovered.”
Light The Fire
Raichlen’s students journey from across the globe to attend BBQ-U, including Australia, Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, Guam, Germany, and the Caribbean. Raichlen traveled to all these places and more for his latest book, Planet Barbecue! His live-fire, four-year tour took him to 53 countries on six continents. Highlights include a bush barbecue in Kruger Park in South Africa; a private grilling class on a stilt house in Cambodia; and a visit with Victor Arguinzoniz, the grill genius of Spain, who smokes butter and ice cream, makes charcoal every morning, and even grills caviar. In Planet Barbecue! Raichlen explores the origin of cooking meat over fire, a technique he says was mastered by the Homo erectus on the savannahs of Africa 1.9 million years ago. “The discovery of live fire cooking had a profound evolutionary impact on our species, on what we looked like, how we speak, how we think, how we aggregate in a community. I say it with a little tongue in cheek that grilling begat civilization,” quips Raichlen. “Grilling is the world’s oldest cooking method and the world’s most universal cooking method, but everywhere it is done differently.” He is credited with organizing the world’s varied methods of barbecue into a logical system that people can easily understand. “Barbecue is a local myopic activity,” he divulges. “Let’s say you are a hog master in North Carolina. You know how to smoke a pork shoulder really well, but you don’t really think about grilling beef, fish, or vegetables. If you’re an Indonesian grill master, you’re extremely sophisticated at making little kabobs called satays, but you probably couldn’t even conceive of doing something like North American smoking.” Some say he has given barbecue a college education. “I’ve helped America and the world discover that barbecuing can be more than grilling a hamburger or burning a chicken,” he laughs. His first book, The Barbecue Bible
published in 1998, was an instant success and led to his television show, Barbecue University, that offers step-bystep instruction. Primal Grill was his next series with themed episodes like “In the Wild,” in which he shows viewers how to grill game and other wild foods, and “Heat without Meat,” in which he demonstrates how to grill fruits and vegetables. These TV shows on PBS have helped people all over the world ascend the ladder of grilling enlightenment. His very own line of products followed that include grilling accessories and barbecue seasonings. Today, in total, Raichlen has published 28 books and still appears regularly on national TV.
Following His Passion
Although always interested in cooking and fine dining, Raichlen studied French literature at Reed College. His study of medieval cooking was “ignited” in Europe where he studied for a year as part of a Thomas J. Watson Foundation Fellowship. During the year he trained at the Cordon Bleu and La Varenne cooking schools in Paris. He also battled—and defeated—Iron Chef Rokusaburo Michiba in a barbecue battle that was broadcast on Japanese television. Hard work has been instrumental to his success. When writing a book, he will be up and at his desk by 5 a.m. A liberal arts education and broad interests have helped as well. These days, on his nightstand, are books about watchmaking, Rembrandt, and a series of novels set in the Napoleonic era. “Having wide interests brings a richer sense of imagination to one’s work,” he declares. A Bob Dylan fan, Raichlen lives by a mantra pulled from the lyrics: “He not busy being born is busy dying.” Trying new things is something that comes naturally to Raichlen. Take “Le Maitre Du Grill,” a TV show in Quebec that Raichlen hosts in French. Or his latest endeavor, a novel set in Martha’s Vineyard—where he lives half of the year with his wife Barbara—that is presently making the rounds in the publishing world. Raichlen and barbecue have become synonymous and just as this livefire, smoke-crazed world has changed his life, he has changed it.
“It’s like summer camp for adults who love grilling and like a really high thread count.”
Raichlen, left, with Peggy Fleming and Earl Klugh.
want to hold your ha-a-aa-nd, I want to hold your hand,” the crowd belted out in near perfect pitch with Dave, the piano man. Whether you wanted to sing or not, it was reflex to do so. People ducked their heads as full yards of beer were hoisted from the ground and swung around like a boom on a sail, so a drink or two could be taken in relative safety. Guests sported the special 50th anniversary Golden Bee stickers the wait staff pegged them with when they first arrived, served with a side of friendly banter. Most of the crowd had been around for hours that Friday night, eating, drinking and waiting to sing beloved songs with the beloved piano man. Like many Coloradans, the Golden Bee is a transplant. It was originally a 19th-century pub in London before being dismantled in the 1880s and shipped to New York. In the mid-1950s, William Thayer Tutt, the Honorary Chairman of The Broadmoor at the time, took an interest in that English pub when he heard it was for sale. The pub was owned by the Whitebread House, which wanted to sell it to an American business to publicize their ale in the U.S. With $20,000, the pub was shipped to The Broadmoor, where interior design firm W.J. Sloan and its representative Leslie Dorsey restored the pub’s decor to its original glory. Then, on May 27, 1961, it reopened as the Golden Bee under the International Center at The Broadmoor. Only two beers were offered on tap at the time of its opening—Whitebread House Ale and Coors. The pairing is somewhat telling of the “The Bee” … an authentic English Pub mixed with a little Colorado-style Americana.
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The inimitable Golden Bee celebrates its 50th anniversary
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As The Bee celebrates its 50th anniversary, libations are still the main focus. Beer is still served in yard and half-yard glasses. American brews and
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British ales make up the ten beers on tap. Bartender Jim Colt, who’s worked at The Broadmoor for 30 years, makes recommendations for the yard glasses based on your preferences. Signature drinks include Golden Bee Margarita, The Broadmoor Mojito, and the Bee Sting. Single malt scotches, Ports, and wines round out the drink menu. The piano player takes requests from the crowd and songbooks are passed out, making it easy to join in and request old favorites. On that Friday night, a half dozen birthdays were being celebrated, each getting a personalized birthday song. One was taken a step further when the birthday girl was summoned to the piano and the crowd serenaded her with “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling.” The staff gets in the spirit too. “There is a feeling you get on a busy evening when the piano is playing and the guests and team are having fun. I have never experienced anything like it. It is like the entire room is full of energy, and every single one of our guests is having a memorable experience,” says Michelle Garcia-O’Brien, current manager of the Golden Bee. Throwing Bee stickers at patrons is a tradition that started when an employee
decided to throw a sticker at a patron and it caught on. “Mike DeCosta started the tradition 15 years ago and it took off. We now throw over one hundred bees a day,” says Garcia-O’Brien. The first Bee sticker wasn’t too different than the regular one thrown today, although the stickers have changed over the years to reflect different holidays and anniversaries. The Golden Bees might be dressed up as ghosts or witches for Halloween, a leprechaun for St. Patrick’s Day, or Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer for Christmas. Another notable sticker had the Bee riding a ballistic missile. In celebration of its “golden” anniversary, the Bee has a “5” and “0” for wings. For many, the stickers are badges that symbolize the good times and celebrations that are part of the Golden Bee narrative.
Times have changed since the Golden Bee opened with only four items on the menu. It now has three separate food menus for lunch and dinner, dessert, and late night. The menu consists of modern versions of traditional English pub fare, including the Isle of Mann Fish and Chips and
Shepherd’s Pie. Desserts like the Cinnamon Roll Bread Pudding and the Big Ben Sundae are enough to share and satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth. In 50 years, people from all over the world and all walks of life have visited the Golden Bee. Celebrities like Michael Douglas were found sitting at a table, while on another day James Brown played a song on the piano. “Nice Guy. He said ‘God Bless’ on his way out,” says Colt. Members of The Order of the Pewter Tankard, an exclusive club of longtime Bee regulars, hoist their personalized mugs together annually. It would be a mistake to call the Golden Bee a theme restaurant because it serves the community as a local establishment, where locals and guests of The Broadmoor eat and drink without barriers or pretense. So after 50 years, is there one thing about The Bee that defines it? Perhaps it’s the indelible memories and stories of good times and celebrations there. One thing was apparent that Friday evening: Looking around at the crowd and singing along involuntarily, the half dozen birthday parties present were celebrating as one.
The West Lobby Bar and its lakeside patio. Photo by Mic Garofolo.
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West Lobby Bar offers small plates and casual ambiance in a quaint and quiet setting
est Lobby Bar is as upscale as it is comfortable. Warm, rich décor recalls a French boutique that opens to a lakeside patio reminiscent of a Georges Seurat painting—think “Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.” But there’s nothing fussy here. The ambiance is casually elegant and you’ll be right at home, no
matter your attire. The intimate space and versatile menu fit any mood. You can sit with friends at a small four-seat table, spread out on the couch, or head to the bar and watch a game on the big screen. Among the storied grandeur of The Broadmoor, this is the place to “let your hair down” and get away from it all. Located in Broadmoor West, West Lobby Bar is the ideal place to go if you are looking for something small but satisfying to eat. It offers several tempting tapas plates that can be shared, for a sumptuous
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selection among friends. Prices for the small plates start at $4. The concept was handcrafted by Executive Chef Greg Barnhill, who got the idea to serve small plates while The Broadmoor was renovating the bar in 2010. “I wanted tapas; people aren’t always looking for big meals and they want small plates,” Barnhill explains. Barnhill is also the award-winning chef at Charles Court in the West Tower, and a 25-year veteran in the kitchen. “I won several awards while in south Florida, including ‘Best Of’ at the Sarasota Food and Wine Festival, ” he says. The Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel credits Barnhill for inventing “Califlorida Cuisine.” Chef Barnhill developed the West Lobby menu with his staff, to offer a wide variety of choices from fresh fried calamari to an open-faced duck confit sandwich. “I traveled to some of the best tapas bars in the country to see what would work here at The Broadmoor,” he says. Finally, after months of trying new dishes at home, he narrowed the selection down to ten. “We just experimented and came up with items I would be proud of.” Almost every ingredient on his menu is produced in Colorado to deliver the freshest flavors possible. “You will see the menu change seasonally, but a few items will stay on year round,” Barnhill explains. “One of the favorites immediately was the buffalo sliders.” A West Lobby staple, the buffalo slider plate is sure to knock your socks off. The buffalo is stuffed with Maytag blue cheese and placed on a light-as-air bun, topped with a house-made onion relish. These small yet big-flavored burgers will have you asking why you ever tried anything else. Nestled alongside the lake in a quiet corner of The Broadmoor, West Lobby Bar is a welcoming and casual, open-air retreat that will whisk you away from it all.
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Wonder of the Season Christmas at The Broadmoor is a magical treat for the whole family
ree, tree, tree!” My toddler doesn’t say much, but it’s hard to resist pointing out all the beautifully decorated Christmas trees that help ring in the season at The Broadmoor. Regardless of where you live in the country, that one magical day of the year can be so unpredictable. Will it be a white Christmas? Will you get to see Christmas lights? Will the dinner come out as planned? Why not take the mystery out of the holiday and head to The Broadmoor where the magic is guaranteed?
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That’s exactly what we did this past Christmas. I packed up the family, including my toddler Hank the Tank, and headed to one of the most festive places imaginable. From the moment we pulled up to the palatial grand entrance of the hotel, we knew our family was in for a spectacular treat. Every corner of the hotel was meticulously decorated with trees donned in all types of ornaments and festive charms. Naturally, Hank’s favorite was the enormous gingerbread house in the main lobby. We had to keep guard to help him resist scooping up the rooftops of icing, the gumdrop walls and the oodles of marshmallows—but we grown ups, too, had a hard time resisting this magnificent creation. Checking in, we discovered that, for anyone bringing a toddler or baby, the resort offers cribs with special handmade quilts to guarantee a restful night’s sleep. They even provide bath time treats. A wonderfully wrapped bag of toys with baby lotions and soaps kept Hank clean and entertained—plus,
they made for great swimming buddies once we headed down to the indoor pool. Regardless of the weather outside, The Broadmoor’s indoor pool is warm and comfortable all season long. The pool has stairs for the shy swimmers to hang out around, deep areas for serious swimmers who want to get a workout, and plenty of space for a rousing game of Marco Polo. The two-lane outdoor lap pool is open year round and the outdoor hot tub would be dreamy in a snowstorm, with flakes melting on your face.
The Big Show
We washed up quickly after the pool dip, because there were plenty of fun-filled activities to pack into our visit—none more important than The Broadmoor Christmas show and dinner, A Classic Broadmoor Christmas. Ken Miller, The Broadmoor’s Director of Entertainment, puts on a show that is nothing short of spectacular. What else would we expect from the Five-Star establishment? The
The Broadmoor offers a wealth of activities during the holiday season for children of all ages. Here is a sampling:
• Visit the historic Carriage Museum on property; free of charge show began with an hour of drinks and mingling before we were directed to our assigned seats. Ken kicked off the entertainment with the infamous Broadmoor Pops Band and from there the night turned to magic. The evening was a nonstop pleaser with songs that the entire audience sang along to and enjoyed. The Christmas singalong was by far the crowd favorite. With the lyrics up on the screen, the Children’s Chorale led the room and there wasn’t a single person without a smile on their face. Tears of joy streamed down guests’ faces for Silent Night as videos panned the crowd to capture the moment. Hank the Tank even made it on screen, for everyone to see. The audience clapped and cheered him on as he hummed and swayed along to Silent Night, pointing at the candles held by the performers. It was one of the most memorable moments I have of his life. After the show, my Christmas baby was ready to crawl into his Broadmoor crib and get a good night’s sleep for the next day of holiday activities. We started the morning with a warm winter stroll around the lake. Hank loved the ducks and geese and the view of Cheyenne Mountain and the snowcapped peaks was breathtaking. After, we took another dip at the indoor pool where people greeted Hank as “The Silent Night Boy” from the evening before. Again, it melted my heart. Afterwards, it was off to a café for a little nourishment before nap time. We needed to rest up, after all. Zoo lights were on the agenda for that evening.
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One of the best aspects of our visit was that we didn’t need to drive anywhere. We simply called down to the concierge to request the shuttle up the hill to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. The zoo is home to the world’s most prolific captive reticulated giraffe herd and our first stop was to visit, pet and feed these gentle giants. They reached right over the fence and ate out of our hands. We were even lucky enough to get drooled on by one of the magnificent animals—it was a hoot! The zoo lights were beyond impressive. And, even though it was nighttime, many of the animals were out and about for visitors to enjoy. The mountain lions and tigers were on full display in addition to dozens of other animals and exhibits. The zoo is wonderfully spread out and we never had to fight crowds to view animals or lights. It was a real treat, especially for my little man Hank. Later, Hank donned his nicest corduroys for dinner at Charles Court. His favorite pasta dish wasn’t on the menu but they made it just for him with extra basil. The Broadmoor service is always impeccable, but it was the added touches that every waiter, bellhop, guest service operator and concierge did for us that truly made the magic of the season. After dinner, we bundled up to head back to the room across the lake. Taking in the brisk mountain air, no less than a dozen hotel employees and guests wished us Merry Christmas and good cheer on the way home. It was the perfect end to our most magical Christmas.
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• The Bee Bunch is The Broadmoor’s own child sitting and family activity area in the hotel. Times vary during holiday season. Call two weeks in advance for reservations.
• Throughout the Christmas season, there are thematic movies playing in the theater for anyone to enjoy.
• Just past the outdoor pool area is an outdoor play set, including swings for the wee ones to burn off some energy.
• Children aged 16 and over can utilize the fitness room when accompanied by an adult.
• Spa packages and services can be booked for tweens and teens including hair, makeup, facials, massage and nails. Call in advance for reservations.
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The railcars have changed, but the views remain. Photos courtesy Cog Railway.
the cog: then and now The Pikes Peak Cog Railway takes a scenic journey through the region’s history
he Pikes Peak Cog Railway celebrates its 120th birthday in 2011. And while the style of the railcar has changed over the years, the delightful experience remains the same for travelers of all ages who embark up the face of majestic Pikes Peak. Prior to the Cog Railway, the only way to reach the summit of Pikes Peak was to traverse the 14,115-foot grand mountain by burro, or from Cascade via the Pikes Peak Carriage Road. Or, if you were a real adventurer, hiking to the top was an option, but not often attempted or achieved. The Cog Railway begins in downtown Manitou Springs at the historic Depot. In 1891, when the first passenger trips were made, the Cog Railway quickly became a tourist thriller as it used a gear or cog wheel that meshed into a rock in the center of the rails to climb the steep grades. The Cog Railway was built by mattress tycoon Zalmon Simmons, a visitor to the Pikes Peak region in the late 1880s who thought there should be a better way to get to the top of the peak than a two-day mule ride. In 1889, the Manitou and Pikes Peak railway was founded and track construction began in earnest. On June 30, 1891, the first passenger train carried a Denver church choir to the summit. Katherine Lee Bates wrote “America The Beautiful” after taking an inspirational wagon trip up the summit in 1895. On Dec. 31, 1922, five veteran mountaineers— Ed and Fred Morath, Fred Barr, Willis Magee and Harry Standley—used the Cog’s tracks to climb the mountain. When they reached the top, Ed Morath suggested
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doing it again the following New Year’s Eve, so they formed the AdAmAn Club, adding one new member each year. The club is still in existence today and shoots off fireworks from the top of the peak each New Year’s. Broadmoor founder Spencer Penrose acquired the Cog Railway in 1925 and spent $500,000 to upgrade it. Gasoline and diesel powered locomotives slowly replaced steam power between 1939 and 1955. Four custom-built Swiss twin-unit railcars, each seating 216 passengers, went into service in 1989. Those taking the Cog Railway still enjoy a breathtaking ride up to the summit. The nine-mile route takes 75 minutes to reach the top. The round-trip requires three hours, 10 minutes, including a 40-minute stop at the summit. The journey is exciting from the start, but when the track leaves the forest to creep above the timberline at about 11,500 feet, passengers can’t help but be awestruck. The temperature drastically changes the higher the train climbs, dropping more than 40 degrees in the summer. Once above the tree line, Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep and yellow-bellied marmots are prevalent. A journey up majestic Pikes Peak in the one-of-a-kind Cog Railway is a unique experience that recalls the history of the region and the majesty of the Rocky Mountain scenery. — Excerpted with permission from the Pikes Peak Courier View.
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Idyllic Designs The Broadmoor Cottages hearken back to an era of relaxed elegance
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round the turn of the 20th century, Spencer Penrose envisioned a set of traditionally American-style cottages at his beloved Broadmoor, creating a painstakingly detailed set of blueprints and designs. While the dream never became reality during his lifetime, it has been realized in full with The Broadmoor Cottages, five luxurious guest buildings opened just two years ago. “If Spencer and Julie returned to The Broadmoor today, I think that they would be very pleased and consider The Cottages a wonderful extension of the resort they envisioned,” says TAG Galyean, Master Designer for the Broadmoor Cottages and many other projects over the last 20 years. Five eight-bedroom buildings and one four-bedroom building look out over the spectacular 18th fairway of the East Course and Cheyenne Mountain, just steps from the Tennis Complex. The one-story cottages are elegant, sumptuous, yet oh-so-cozy abodes that anyone would be thrilled to have for a home. Each of the five larger buildings has two small parlors and one
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Situated along the 18th fairway of Broadmoor East, elegant patios offer stunning views of the mountains. Photo by Mic Garofolo
“grand” parlor and can be broken up in myriad ways. Guests can even just rent out one bedroom. While the cottages are perfect for wedding parties, golf groups, family reunions or small business gatherings, they are also just right for a couple wanting a truly luxurious escape.
Staying True to the Vision
Designers Cindy Johnson and David Fritz of Johnson David Interiors in nearby Castle Rock strived to honor Penrose’s style and vision when selecting furnishings, artwork, window coverings, and every little detail for the interior. Indeed, the design bestows a true sense of nostalgia. One can imagine families in yesteryear dress having delectable Fourth of July barbecues on the patios, with kids dripping wet from water balloon fights and kites blowing in the wind. “I dwelt on Penrose’s exposure to the European rooted, American handmade cottage-style of the 1920s and then evolved that notion to meet today’s needs and expectations,” explains Galyean. “The vocabulary features painted trim, simple wood floors,
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uncomplicated patterns, black iron, handmade tile and, of course, at The Broadmoor, always fabulous views, style and color.” When she was first asked to design the cottages’ interiors, Johnson also looked to Julie and Spencer Penrose and their original cottage plans and blueprints. “The definition of a cottage, to me, is a simple one-story dwelling, representing a ‘simpler way of life,’” she says. “While today’s technology forces us to think only in terms of productivity, leanness and speed, many of us have begun to pull in the reins, re-explore our goals, challenge our assumptions, and seek a lifestyle that captures a strong sense of coherence and tradition—a lifestyle that is uncluttered and unhurried.” Johnson and Fritz have collaborated with Galyean on Broadmoor projects for some 11 years. “The concept of how the cottages would break out was TAG’s,” explains Johnson. Designing the interiors took about a year, and involved a great deal of research and exploration. Custom fabrics and textiles were designed and ordered from F. Schumacher and Co., integrat-
ing The Broadmoor’s classic color scheme into the cottage color pallet of Colorado sky blue, Cheyenne Mountain Red (on every front door,) and Fairway Green with accents of cottage gray and yellow. Arriving at the cottages, one is struck by the large inviting patios, each with wicker rockers and teak chairs and tables. On a cool Colorado evening, guests love to sit outside with a soft candle and a drink, going over the day’s successes on the courts or course. Then, one sees the unobtrusive signs on the cottage buildings, each named for one of The Broadmoor’s board of directors. Entering, the high-trestle woodbeamed ceilings are accented with handsome custom hand-forged iron chandeliers made by International Ironworks. Over the reclaimed oak floors, subtly colored hand-knotted wool area rugs were also custommade, by Couristan, highlighting the soft colors of the embroidered wallpaper and the painted millwork. The designers knew from the beginning that they would use prints of Penrose’s original linen blueprints in each
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cottage, as they are not only delicately beautiful but also give a wonderful sense of history. As to furniture, there are many overstuffed upholstered pieces, some wicker, and accent pieces that show off an eclectic collection representing the international travels of the Penroses and Julie Penrose’s sharp artistic eye. Board-and-batten interior paneling enhances the historic feel, and so does the hexagonal patterning on the heated bathroom tile floors. Custom stone and ceramic Toto signature five-fixture bathrooms with retro Retro glass doorknobs complete the look. Huge stone fireplaces center the grand parlor rooms, and Carrera marble surrounds the fireplaces in the smaller parlors.
Old Meets New
While the feel is nostalgia, the amenities are state-of-the-art, such as motorized window coverings, Nana Wall Systems patio doors that open to the sound of the gurgling creek just outside, flat panel televisions, in-room wireless technology, surround sound stereo, and more in every unit. Johnson is especially proud of the artwork she chose, including prints of
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old woodcuts, painting and watercolors from the hotel archives, postcards from the Penroses’ travels, the aforementioned blueprints from 1917, and other more modern pieces that fit in perfectly, such as some exquisite tapestries made by a Fort Collins artisan. Classic photos, such as that of the late Jackie Gleason, who played golf at The Broadmoor, adorn the parlor shelves. “The idea was to create ties to the history of The Broadmoor,” Johnson explains. “TAG and I both feel it is very important to follow the legacy of Spencer and Julie Penrose, keeping the ‘Old World’ feel without losing any of the modern touches that sophisticated travelers expect. It all comes down to offering them the Five-Diamond, FiveStar treatment of The Broadmoor, but in a more relaxed setting.” The Broadmoor Cottages reflect the Penrose legacy, and have proven a resounding success. “Not every resort can offer this type of accommodation with its flexibility of different rental options,” Johnson says. And of course, nowhere else can offer the grounds and backdrop of The Broadmoor.
Above: This Cottage bedroom reflects the classic style employed throughout these unique guest quarters. Below: Inside The Broadmoor Cottages today.
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Arts & Culture • In the years 1921-23, the Broadmoor Art Academy trained 25 World War I veterans the vocational skills to make a living at graphic design and commercial art. Today, the Bemis School of Art offers Military Creative Expressions to Iraq and Afghanistan soldiers to help them cope with the ravages of war. • In 1935, Colorado Governor Edwin C. Johnson attended the first official FAC exhibition held at Cossitt Hall. In 2007, Colorado Governor Bill Ritter attended the first official FAC Gala held after the expansion and renovation.
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The Fine Arts Center is the cultural hub of the Colorado Springs community
or many residents of Colorado Springs, their first experience in a real-live theater, a big-time gallery, or even a paint-splattered studio happened at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. That’s why their motto is, “The Arts Start Here.” But it goes deeper than that. The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center celebrated its 75th Anniversary on April 20, 2011, cementing its longstanding role in the community. The Fine Arts Center’s roots go even further back, to 1919 when the Broadmoor Art Academy launched on the corner of Dale and Cascade. So considering this rich history, what lies ahead for this cultural institution? Today, the mission of the Fine Arts Center is to provide innovative, educational and multidisciplinary arts experiences, building upon its history as a unique cultural pillar of the Rocky Mountain region. The board and staff of the Fine Arts Center feel a responsibility to continue the legacy born all those years ago when General Director Stanley Lothrup said in 1935: “We aim to become an art center not only for Colorado Springs, but for this entire section of the West.” Here is a small sampling of what the Fine Arts Center has done and continues to do for the community today.
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• In 1936, the Fine Arts Center offered the best in French Modernists, including Renoir, Matisse and Van Gogh during the Grand Opening. In 2010, the FAC offered the best in American contemporary art with William Kentridge: The World is Process. • In 1936, Martha Graham danced on the FAC stage. In 2011, the Martha Graham Dance Company dances on the FAC stage. • In 1936, the Colorado Springs Chamber Orchestra performed. In 2011, the Colorado Springs Chamber Orchestra returns to the FAC to perform at Labor Day on the Lawn. • In 1937, classes for children were first held at the FAC. Today, the Bemis School of Art holds three semesters of classes for both children and adults of any ability level. • In the late 1930s, FAC audiences were treated to a concert by Andres Segovia, one of the 20th Century’s finest classical guitarists. In the late 2000s, the FAC presented internationally renowned jazz trumpeter, Cuong Vu. Both Segovia and Vu were Grammy Award winners.
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• In 1946, the FAC held its first class for gifted and talented students. Today Bemis provides enrichment for the area’s gifted and talented students in an 11week after-school program. • In 1971, the Fine Arts Center became one of the first 16 institutions to ever be accredited by the American Association of Museums. In 2009, the FAC was reaccredited; only four percent of all 17,500 institutions in the country hold this distinction. The Fine Arts Center has hosted performers from the Trapp Family Singers of The Sound of Music fame to filmmaker John Waters and everyone in between. The traditions and goals from the earliest days continue. Julie Penrose had a dream that the Broadmoor Art Academy would aspire to become an institution like those in ancient Greece, where all of the arts were fostered and appreciated. The multidisciplinary approach to the arts was cemented as the vision of the organization when the Academy became the Fine Arts Center. The building itself, with its music room, theater, galleries, library, and educational studios is the most outward declaration of that vision. Even the monumental façade and entrance to the FAC trumpet that call. So when you open the doors to the Fine Arts Center in the coming days, think of that legacy and those pioneers, listen carefully to the whispers of those who have walked these halls for 75 years and you will hear them say, “Welcome to the Fine Arts Center … The Arts Start Here.”
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Cultural Attractions The Colorado Springs region features many world-class art and theater venues, just a short drive from The Broadmoor. • C OLORADO SPRINGS FINE ART CENTER 719-634-5583; www.csfineartscenter.org Classic theater featuring the region’s best performers, theater school, museum with permanent and touring exhibitions, gallery shows, special events and more. • H AYDEN HAYS GALLERY 719-577-5744; www.haydenhaysgallery.com Specializes in quality representational art, particularly Southwestern styles. Including watercolors, oils, and acrylics as well as bronzes, wood sculptures, etchings, and Persian rugs. • Imagination Celebration 719-387-9015; www.imaginationcelebration.org A leader in the Colorado Springs art community, Imagination Celebration fosters creativity among area youth, offers numerous programs in many disciplines, and features two unique centers for live performance, art exhibits, and creative exploration
• M anitou Art Theatre 719-685-4729; www.themat.org Fun for the whole family, with Kids First children’s theater, original plays, and improv comedy. • P ikes Peak Center 719-520-7469; www.pikespeakcenter.org The Pikes Peak Center offers a wide array of entertainment from orchestral performances in the acclaimed auditorium to diverse monthly concerts in the smaller
• Smokebrush Gallery 719-444-1012; www.smokebrush.org Where the creative and healing arts meet. Smokebrush Gallery is a cultural hub offering photography exhibits, international dance performances, poetry readings, yoga, and much more.
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The annual Weekend of Jazz at The Broadmoor brings the greats to stage in an unparalleled setting
arl Klugh’s Weekend of Jazz at The Broadmoor is a very special affair at a very special location. Since the Detroit-born, Grammywinning guitarist launched the event in 2004, the Weekend of Jazz has combined a variety of contemporary jazz artists with an enthusiastic audience in an environment that is beyond compare. Klugh’s Weekend produces sold-out shows that bring more than 1,000 people together each evening for a musical party that is hard to beat—and has even produced a winter offshoot on Kiawah Island, South Carolina.
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The 2011 edition of this classy affair offered noted jazz vocalist Nnenna Freelon, classic soul singer Peabo Bryson, alto saxophone giant David Sanborn, multi-instrumentalist Brian Culbertson and, of course, Klugh whose current band features saxophonist/flutist Nelson Rangell. Rangell moved to New York at age 23, where the famed alto player Sandborn took him under his wing. Through Sanborn, Rangell hooked up with the Gil Evans Orchestra and within a few years he had recorded his first disc. That album led to his signing with GRP Records where he released eight albums from 1989 to 1998. While known for his hard-driving sound on alto, tenor and soprano, Rangell thinks of himself as a flute player who also plays saxophone. He also performs on the piccolo and whistles on top of that. Little wonder then, that this thoughtful musician refers to himself as “a utility fielder.” Yet that self-deprecating label doesn’t do justice to his considerable talent. At several earlier Weekends, Klugh asked Rangell to perform in an orchestral setting and to sit in with the guitarist and pianist Bob James. And it was Klugh’s appreciation of Rangell’s sound that led to the invitation to join the guitarist’s band. You might say it was a match made on stage at The Broadmoor. To say that Nelson is a musician who lives in Colorado is a little like saying that The Broadmoor is a hotel in the Centennial State: Both statements are true, but neither captures the international reputation enjoyed by these living legends. Those who have attended the Weekend of Jazz know what Rangell means when he describes Klugh as “a musical icon—genuine, generous, and charming.” Those qualities are on display at every Weekend of Jazz. You just need to attend to discover it for yourself. The ninth edition of Weekend of Jazz is scheduled for April 12-14, 2012.
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Activities Abound A sampling of what to do and see in the Pikes Peak region
Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center Woodland Park www.rmdrc.com Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $7.50-$10.50 Opened in 2004, RMDRC houses an awe-inspiring collection of dinosaur fossils, lifelike recreations of prehistoric fish and reptiles, a working paleontology lab, interactive learning center, and much more. Step back in time at this family-oriented museum just 30 minutes west of The Broadmoor.
PIKES PEAK INTERNATIONAL HILL CLIMB www.ppihc.com June 26, 2011 Created in 1916 by Broadmoor founder Spencer Penrose, the Pikes Peak Hill Climb is a one-of-a-kind auto race up a legendary course to the summit of Pikes Peak. With a dizzying 156 turns in 12.42 miles, the track to the top is a notoriously challenging route that beckons the best drivers in the world.
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August 22-28, 2011 The first annual USA Pro Cycling Challenge brings the world’s best cyclists to Colorado for a stage race through some of the most challenging and beautiful scenery on Earth: The Colorado Rockies. The race begins in Colorado Springs, with the prologue, before stage one launches from nearby Salida.
PIKES PEAK OR BUST RODEO DAYS www.coloradospringsrodeo.com July 13-16, 2011 The Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo is an American classic. Started by Spencer Penrose, 2011 marks the rodeo’s 71st year of bronco-bustin’, bull-ridin’ action. Check it out!
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PIKES PEAK INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY www.ppir.com 719-382-7223 Get behind the wheel of a high-powered race car to test your mettle on the pedal. PPIR offers a range of experiences from pushing your own car’s limits to driving a legends car to racing with a national racing group.
COLORADO WOLF & Wildlife Center Divide www.wolfeducation.org 719-687-9742 Tours Tue-Sat 10 a.m. 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m. By reservation only Thirty minutes west of Colorado Springs, the Colorado Wolf & Wildlife Center offers personalized one-hour tours of the sanctuary and close encounters with several different breeds of wolf that wander the grounds. With a strong focus on preservation, CWWC’s tours are educational and straightforward.
ROYAL GORGE BRIDGE AND PARK Cañon City www.royalgorgebridge.com One hour west of The Broadmoor, the Royal Gorge cuts a sheer canyon rising 1,000 feet above the Arkansas River, yet only 50 feet wide at the base. Take an aerial tram across the gorge, dare onto the world’s highest suspension bridge, or swing 1,200 feet above the river at 50 mph on the Skycoaster.
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SANTA TRAIN PIKES PEAK COG RAILWAY www.cograilway.com 719-685-5401 Weekends in December Take the one-of-a-kind Cog Railway to the top of the world with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and all of their elves. It’s a great family excursion during the holiday season, complete with stunning views of America’s peak. Reservations required.
GHOST TOWN WILD WEST MUSEUM Colorado Springs www.ghosttownmuseum.com 719-634-0696 Created in 1954 to preserve Colorado’s true Wild West heritage, the Ghost Town Museum offers families a window to the past in this rugged country. Walk the streets of an old west town, visit the blacksmith’s shop, stop by the saloon, pan for gold, and more. It’s an “authentic ghost town” in the heart of the city.
Through the Lens
Bob Hope, right, at The Broadmoor in 1975. Photo by Bob McIntryre.
Remembering Bob McIntyre By Wayne Heil ma n Co lo r a do S p rings Ga zette
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or more than 50 years, Robert McIntyre photographed presidents, athletes, and Hollywood celebrities at The Broadmoor and established himself as an integral part of the resort’s history. About 150 of McIntyre’s bestknown photographs are displayed in Broadmoor West, including one of Bob Hope trying to use body language to sink a putt and Liberace winking at the camera. “He was a legend at the hotel,” says Broadmoor President Steve Bartolin. “He was a key part of and documented the hotel’s history. He took the last photo of the U.S. Figure Skating Team before they left on the flight that crashed in Brussels and he took a photo of a couple on their honeymoon at The Broadmoor and again on their 50th wedding anniversary when they came back here. I don’t know of another hotel where that has happened.” McIntyre passed away March 13, 2011 at the age of 83. He was a third-generation Colorado Springs resident and a veteran of the Korean War. After he was hired by The Broadmoor, McIntyre took his first celebrity photo of radio newsman Lowell Thomas and went on to photograph seven presidents, actors Henry Fonda and Jimmy Stewart, pianist Van Cliburn, and entertainer Victor Borge. McIntyre’s photographs were published in Life, Look and Sports Illustrated magazines as well as the New York Times and Washington Post. He also was known for his panoramic landscapes of the American Southwest, including Monument Valley in Arizona and Utah. He donated many of his photographs and negatives to the Pikes Peak Library District, where they are part of its special collections. — Excerpted with permission from The Gazette
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The Broadmoor Resort is an historical marvel and legendary for its quality and service. Visit this unique resort and you'll understand the...
Published on Nov 6, 2012
The Broadmoor Resort is an historical marvel and legendary for its quality and service. Visit this unique resort and you'll understand the...