USA/Southwest: Manitou Springs, CO
The Cliff House at Pikes Peak
Often called “the crown jewel of Manitou Springs,” the 54-room, Victorian-style Cliff House at Pikes Peak got its start as a stagecoach stop nearly 150 years ago, later becoming the area’s premier mineral resort. The property’s 1800s décor, combined with its rich history, evokes the glamor of a bygone era. However, its AAA Four Diamond status reflects modern amenities like gas fireplaces, spa tubs, towel warmers, three restaurants, an 800-bottle wine cellar and fitness center which, when paired with the breathtaking mountain views, make the Cliff House a one-of-a-kind destination. Meeting space: The 2,500-square-foot J.S. Morley Ballroom can handle groups of up to 175; the 1,850-square-foot, open-air Cathedral Spires Pavilion has fully retractable walls and can accommodate up to 150; and two boardrooms can seat 50 and 100, theater-style. And don’t forget the Manitou Springs Penny Arcade downtown for the perfect after-hours group activity.