Have you ever visited a Castle in the United States? If you visit the Colorado Springs, Colorado area, there is an amazing historic castle in Glen Eyrie just waiting to be explored! On our recent road trip out west, we stopped at Glen Eyrie Castle and Conference Center to explore the area and learn about the history of the castle.
This post includes affiliate links. Special thanks to Glen Eyrie for hosting our family on our visit.
Glen Eyrie Castle: Colorado Springs
When you visit Glen Eyrie, you are no longer in an ordinary world, you are ready to create memories that will last a lifetime! Whether you visit Glen Eyrie as part of a conference or retreat, attend a Tea with your Mother/Grandmother or stay overnight and take a Castle Tour, Glen Eyrie is a place that leaves you in awe and invites you to be a part of something much bigger than yourself.
Glen Eyrie sits on over 700 acres with 95 lodging rooms and offers a place in nature where you can get away from the complexities of life and discover what is important. Glen Eyrie is the conference and camping ministry of The Navigators, and is built upon the unique intersection of natural, historical, and spiritual heritages through Christ-centered service and programming.
Glen Eyrie offers lodging options for every group. If you are looking for premier lodging, the Castle is for you! With exquisite decor and personal touches in each room, you will enjoy the experience of staying in a historic castle.
For families or smaller retreat groups, the lodges may be just what you are looking for. The GlenView Lodge has a large meeting room and common kitchen area as well as private rooms for multiple people. It is nestled in the back of the property with an amazing view of the bluffs and rocks around you. On our visit, I was short on my step count for the day so we walked around the lodge and enjoyed the setting sun and wildlife. We even saw a deer meandering through the woods nearby!
Glenview Lodge is perfect for couples or families with private rooms that have two queen beds and a private bathroom in each room.
Tour the Castle
You can schedule a historical tour (approximately 90 minutes) that includes a brief video filled with history of General Palmer and The Navigators, and a Guided Walking Tour through the Carriage House and Castle. There is so much history and beauty in the castle and furnishings.
Stay for Tea
Reserve a Tea at the Castle in the Music Room with the favorite ladies in your group. Pick out your favorite hat and teacup and enjoy a cup of tea and fresh summer flavors from the specialty menu.
Breakfast in the King James Dining Room
Breakfast is served each morning in the dining room for overnight guests. This is not your typical hotel breakfast. With a full hot bar, and all the fruit, cereal, and pastries you can imagine, this breakfast will keep you fueled all day!
Watch for Wildlife
Depending on the time of year you visit, you may be treated to views of various wildlife. We saw turkey, deer and even bighorn sheep and my parents even saw a few bears when they visited a few months ago. **Remember to keep your distance since they are wild animals.
Have you ever heard about this castle? What is your favorite part of this experience?
Volunteering at Glen Eyrie
My preacher Dad has been in pastoral ministry for 50 years and he and Mom are now spending time volunteering at various camps and conference centers. They spent a few weeks this past Spring at Glen Eyrie and have plans to go back again! Have you ever thought about volunteering at a conference center? If so, then Glen Eyrie is a beautiful place with an amazing ministry focus! Check out these tips from Mom about Volunteering at Glen Eyrie.
Looking for other things to do in the Glen Eyrie area? Don’t miss the Garden of the Gods less than 5 minutes away! Believe me! You will be glad you did!