Hotel Eleganté




Friendliness, cleanliness and impeccable service is what you will always get at the Hotel Eleganté Conference & Event Center in Colorado Springs, CO. The hotel has something for the entire family to enjoy from indoor-outdoor pool areas, to a giant Kids’ Zone jungle-gym, to the sports court featuring pickle ball, tennis and basketball. With  Colorado City Creamery Ice Cream served at our “Sweet Tooth” and pet friendly rooms, a fantastic stay is always guaranteed at Hotel Eleganté

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 “Thank you,” to Debbie Allen, MNT, CNHP, QBeP, for sharing this lovely article! 

Colorado Springs – Your Vacation Destination!

As a former resident of Colorado Springs, I can say that there is soooo much to see and visit in this beautiful city that sits in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Colorado Springs sits at the bottom of Pikes Peak and is located only about 45 miles south of Denver. Colorado Springs offers more than 55 area attractions, including hiking, biking, museums, parks, and a zoo.  The weather is spectacular. Colorado is known for having over 300 days of sunshine a year.  In the month of May, the average temperature during the daylight hours is 69 degrees, cooling off in the evening to maybe as low as 45 degrees. Bring a jacket, and get ready to enjoy the conference as well as the many attractions outdoors! This is a great destination for families. Hotel Elegante has a pool and dining for the whole family.

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Some of the local attractions include:

The US Olympic Training Center: American Olympians achieve their dreams for the World Olympics here. When I lived here, I was grateful to shoot the cyclists in the Velodrome when it was built in 1983.

Pike's Peak is the grandest mountain in Colorado at an altitude of 14,000 feet above sea level. Pikes Peak is the 31st highest peak out of 54 Colorado peaks. This mountain can be seen from nearly every address in Colorado Springs and guides your map west. You can drive up the mountain in your car, hike the 13-mile trail that begins at the base in Manitou Springs, or take the train; an 8.9 mile cog railroad takes you to the top and back.

Garden of the Gods Park is a free national park open to the public. I have climbed and hiked many of the beautiful trails in this park. Pick up a free trail map and enjoy a hike.

The Manitou Incline is an amazing workout and a popular spot for hikers. The Manitou Incline is located in Manitou Springs, CO – the neighboring city west of Colorado Springs. The incline is an EXTREME trail and it is suggested NOT to attempt this trail if you are not used to hiking at altitude or have trouble climbing a standard flight of stairs.

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is located in the mountains and offers a very unique experience to see wild animals in their natural habitat in the Rockies. 

Cave of the Winds is a very unique cave tour. A gritty, unforgettable adventure into the 500 million year-old world of underground geology, while climbing and crawling through passageways lit only by flashlight.

Seven Falls is a local landmark featuring seven waterfalls known as the grandest mile in Colorado.  You can climb up 224 steps right next to the waterfall leading to a trail.  There is also an elevator so the top is accessible for anyone.  The only waterfall on National Geographic’s list of international waterfalls – making it a must see!  After dark, the falls are lit up with colors to brighten the midnight sky.

U.S. Air Force Academy is both a military base and a university. Be sure to tour the Cadet Chapel on campus. It is so beautiful!           

Museums to explore:

ProRodeo Hall of Fame

Pikes Peak International Raceway

Space Museum

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

Ghost Town Museum

For detailed information see the visitors guide here: