Colorado Springs / Cottonwood Hot Springs

Colorado Springs (Weekend before Thanksgiving)

Colorado Springs, Colorado, was founded as a destination retreat for health, relaxation and well-being, and has been a peaceful gathering spot of the Ute Nation for 2000 years. When General William Jackson Palmer first saw the scenic attraction of the Pikes Peak region in the 1860's, he immediately knew it was a location which could attract his European and East Coast friends. Riding the rails, visitors came to see the area's beauty and were inspired to stay by a mild climate and the region's growing resort accommodations. In 1893, "America the Beautiful" was written by Katharine Lee Bates after she witnessed the breathtaking view from the summit of Pikes Peak.

Since those early days, Colorado Springs has blossomed from a Victorian spa resort to a sophisticated city, while still maintaining its small-town charm and magnificent natural beauty. Today, electronics, semiconductors, and countless other high-quality products are manufactured in the Pikes Peak region, and Colorado Springs is home to the headquarters of the U.S. Olympic Committee and Olympic Training Center.

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Cottonwood Hot Springs (Weekend after Thanksgiving)

A relaxing, comfortable Ole West style country inn nestled in a high mountain natural ecosystem area of the majestic Collegiate Peaks Range. Bordered by Cottonwood Creek and surrounded by the San Isabel National Forest. Cottonwood Hot Springs provides a peaceful and relaxing space to help bring balance in body, mind, and spirit with a wide range of spa services.

Soak in Colorado's purest, geothermal, gravity-fed mineral spas. Historically noted for their medicinal and therapeutic value, the springs were used for centuries by the Ute Indians as a spiritual gathering retreat. People have come from all over the world to soak in the curative waters. Each of our three rustic cabins features its own private hot springs soaking pool. All cabins are equipped with full kitchens and private bathrooms. All linens are provided.