Glen Eyrie Conference Center, Colorado Springs

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There are few places so rich in both history and spirit as Glen Eyrie! Originally constructed in the late 1800s by Civil War hero and founder of Colorado Springs General William Jackson Palmer, Glen Eyrie was a modern marvel for its day featuring both electrical power (supplied by its own power plant) and some of the first telephones installed in the West.

The Navigators were blessed with the purchase of Glen Eyrie in 1953 and have continued using the peaceful and beautiful grounds as a place of rest and rejuvenation for countless missionaries and honored guests like you.
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  • August 14, 2017
    We tried to get tickets for the high tea at the castle, but it was booked. We settled for the rock tour so we could see the grounds. It was only $12 and it seemed like a bargain for an hour and a half...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    We wanted to see the beauty of the buildings and area and we were not disappointed. Next time we visit we have decided that this would be a very special place to stay overnight. The gift shop was exce...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    We didn't take a tour or spend much time here. We just asked the guard (who was very nice) if we could drive by and look at the castle. He gave us a visitors card for 15 minutes. That was plenty of ti...  more »
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  • May 27, 2017
    Castle Tour & High Tea. The tour: Too much time sitting in a small stuffy room with very uncomfortable chairs, listening to a guide talk about the family & the "Navigators", and chide people for not asking questions so she could talk even longer. When she finally stopped talking about things that I had zero interest in, she told us we were gong to watch a video - that repeated everything she just said. Boring waste of time! Finally get out to the grounds, heading for the "Castle" and the tour guide kept stopping on the road to talk while cars drove by the group. I saw little of the "Castle" because of his meandering & endless chatter, which I'd tuned out and my friend & I began wandering away to take pictures of the "Castle" while they all stood in the road. I put castle in quotes because it isn't really. I was very disappointed to learn the rock is just a facade built over the original farm house! Many of the interesting parts of the house aren't even original. There are no original furnishings, the carpet is old & worn. So not what I expected from reading about it on the website. The High Tea: Not many tea choices and all were nothing special. Food was a letdown - best thing out of all the "courses" was a chocolate tulip with a creamy filling. This place is more about pushing religion & talking about the "Navigators", not the "Castle", which again is NOT REALLY A CASTLE. The High Tea is not a reason to go, there are many great High Teas in the area and this isn't one of them. If I hadn't been with my best friend it would've been so boring. We had a good time making fun of the tour guides and wandering around on our own to take some great pictures of the "Castle" that isn't! LOL TLDR: It's not really a Castle. High Tea choices & food nothing special. Not recommended unless you're interested in learning about the "Navigators". Best High Tea so far in CO? Capital Tea in Denver, endless tea choices included & fabulous food!
  • March 17, 2017
    A great quiet spot for a weekend getaway. Close enough to Colorado Springs for shopping or sightseeing, but isolated enough to be refreshing. Try to get General Palmer's Suite in the Castle.
  • September 3, 2016
    Just finished my second retreat in two years there. The scenery is absolutely beautiful. I came to get away and just be still, and this is a great place for that. There are some incredible rock formations and really nice hiking trails. Or you can just sit on a bench and enjoy the serenity and beauty. Sometimes you will get the added bonus of a visitation from the herd of bighorn sheep or perhaps some deer or turkey. If not, you can still enjoy the squirrels and birds.
  • October 25, 2016
    A quiet and rustic place to lodge. Very beautiful with lots of wildlife like big horn sheep that wander through. Right next to Garden of the Gods. Has some beautiful hiking. Good food. Has WiFi but no TV in the rooms.
  • February 20, 2017
    Incredible experience, beautiful grounds. High tea was an amazing experience.

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