The Lodge at Flying Horse

For those in the know, AAA four-diamond The Lodge at Flying Horse is the best-kept secret in Colorado Springs.

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Tucked away in the northern reaches of Colorado Springs lies a pocket of luxury so polished, yet so understated, you might just miss it if you’re not paying attention. Welcome to The Lodge at Flying Horse, an enclave of Tuscan-inspired elegance wed to the rugged charm of the Rockies that first opened in 2015. It’s where the well-heeled come to unlace their boots and where golf fanatics find their paradise.

Let’s talk golf—because at Flying Horse, golf isn’t merely a game; it’s the pulse of the place. The venerable Tom Weiskopf laid out the original 18 holes that feel less like a designed course and more like a tribute to the land itself. Walk these greens and you’ll feel the tug of the Front Range beckoning your gaze at every tee. Then there’s the newer addition, the Flying Horse North course, crafted by Phil Smith, which starts with a tee shot so dramatic it could sell tickets. This course is a saga of terrain, winding through woodland before spilling out onto land set against the stark beauty of Pikes Peak. The site sits on both sides of the Palmer Divide, at 7,600 feet above sea level, with pine forest to the west and open prairie to the east.

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Inside, The Lodge doesn’t shy away from grandeur either. Its 94 rooms are the epitome of sophistication. from the rain showerheads in the oversized showers to the private balconies perfect for soaking in those mountain views or overlooking the meticulous greens. And if you’re in the mood for splurging, the Villas are a luxe slice of heaven with fireplaces, jetted soaking tubs, and terraces that might just make you forget about the golf. But for those rare rainy days, Flying Horse’s heated bays with state-of-the-art synthetic turf ensure the game always goes on. Meanwhile, the year-round Golf Academy at Flying Horse can help you improve that game no matter the season.

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Of course, there’s more to Flying Horse than just teeing off. The Athletic Club & Spa is a temple of wellness where you can play a round of tennis or pamper yourself with a spa treatment. But what makes The Lodge truly special isn’t just its facilities—it’s the palpable sense of exclusivity and the unspoken promise of adventure just beyond its doors.

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Eat & Drink

At The Steakhouse at Flying Horse, the panorama of the Front Range competes with the curated cuts of meat for your attention. Set within a striking Tuscan villa, this spot elevates the dining experience with a bold, three-story wine tower not just anchoring the space but owning it—an architectural nod to the 11,000 bottles it commands, earning it the Wine Spectator’s 2022 Award of Excellence. From the robust Colorado bone-in ribeye to the refined Akaushi wagyu, the menu promises a taste of Colorado at its finest. Breakfast, lunch, or Sunday brunch—each meal is a peak experience.

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Explore

The 50,000-square-foot Athletic Club & Spa caters to all aspects of wellness and sports, complete with a heated lap pool, indoor and outdoor tennis and pickleball courts, indoor basketball and volleyball courts, and even facilities designed to meet the standards of Olympian training. For the ultimate spa day, upgrade the Head to Toe package with the Royal Treatment add-on, which gets you both bubbles and baubles. Off property, saddle up for a genuine Colorado adventure at Flying Horse Ranch in Larkspur, a 20-minute jaunt from The Lodge. Considered one of the finest cattle and equestrian ranches in the Front Range, the 1,400-acre property invites you to experiencing the raw, scenic beauty of Douglas County via trail ride or wagon tour.