Located in the beautiful Rocky Mountain foothills of Colorado Springs, The Broadmoor has been open since 1918 and is home to over 50 sleeping room fireplaces and eight public fireplaces- not including exterior fire pits. Not all of the fireplaces are wood-burning (there are seven fireplaces using wood located throughout the resort, including three in the resort’s luxe Estate House). These elegantly historic hearths offer the ideal setting after a long day of exploring for an evening of relaxation.
John D. Rockefeller was the Broadmoor’s first celebrity guest at the private opening of the historic hotel back in June 1918. The striking 5,000 acre, legendary property features wilderness experiences (cattle drives, falconry, fly fishing, etc) authentic western adventures, iconic golf courses, spa and award-winning restaurants. This property is truly unique, offering guests luxury accommodations mixed with authentic western adventures.
The cocktails get a throwback with The Broadmoor’s founder, Spencer Penrose’s favorite drink. The Fish House Punch was a nod to his membership in Philadelphia’s Rabbit Club, which was founded in 1866. Modeled after the Rabbit Club, Penrose founded the Cooking Club in Colorado Springs in 1908 and introduced Fish House Punch, which is still served there today. The Broadmoor’s “Fish House” was named in honor of that tradition and serves Fish House Punch made with the original recipe with Appleton Rum, brandy, peach schnapps, and sweet and sour mix.
Fun fact: United States Presidents Ulysses S. Grant, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, and Benjamin Harrison have all stayed at Congress Hall over the past two centuries and likely sipped a drink while conversing around the same fireplace guests relax around today.
What to sip fireside: The hotel offers a list of Presidential Cocktails inspired by the Commanders-in-Chief who visited the property. Try the “drunken theatrics,” inspired by Franklin Pierce, who was known to have a passion for enjoying a nice whiskey during his stay at Congress Hall.