Older than the state of Colorado itself, The Cliff House was a stagecoach stop before becoming a favorite of the glamour set. Luminaries of the early part of the century like Ferdinand, Crown Prince of Austria and J. Paul Getty enjoyed concerts on the lawn and sipping water straight from the mineral springs across the street.
Guest room décor recalls the late 1800s – armoires, teals, and celadons. Naturally, the spa tubs and steam showers are state-of-the-art. Celebrity Suites are named for famous guests of the past, but be careful who you ask for: the Jenny Lind Suite has peach walls, green valences and dark wood tables with spindly legs, while the Buffalo Bill Suite looks like the inside of a tent on the High Plains.
Colorado archetype married to luxury
Drink in the Rocky Mountain air from the Veranda, which gets late afternoon sun and has the best seats in the house for watching the sunset over Pikes Peak.
The Cliff House Dining Room is an AAA Four-Diamond restaurant informed by the food culture of the West. Half the dishes on the list could have been brought to the kitchen by a local hunter: Duck Crepes, Grilled Quail, Bison Sirloin. The wine cellar has more than 700 selections.
Red Mountain Bar and Grill offers pub fare in a relaxed environment: brown-leather couches, a fire pit. Dine outdoors (weather permitting) on The Veranda.
The Cliff House saw the Gold Rush, gave shelter to trappers and hunters, bathed wealthy 19th-century capitalists in healing mineral water, and survived flood and fire before re-emerging in its present luxurious incarnation.
These Studio Rooms at The Cliff House have one queen bed. The bathrooms have a shower or shower/tub combination only. All standard amenities are included. Most are 200-300 square feet.
These Studio Rooms at The Cliff House have two twin beds. The bathrooms have a shower or shower/tub combination only. All standard amenities are included. Most are 200-300 square feet.
Junior Suites feature queen size beds, Choice of two person spa tub or steam showers. Most have mountain views. All have gas fireplaces and a sitting area. 4th Floor rooms have vaulted ceilings.
The Deluxe Suite - Queen Bed at The Cliff House features a queen size bed, a gas fireplace, a sitting area, most have mountain views, and most have two person spa tubs.
The Deluxe Suite - King Bed at The Cliff House features a King size bed, a gas fireplace, a sitting area, most have mountain views, and most have two person spa tubs.
Celebrity Suites are decorated according to a celebrity who has stayed at the hotel during the last 130 years. All rooms have queen sized beds, gas fireplaces, sitting areas, heated towel racks and a choice of a two-person spa tub or steam shower with body sprays.