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Glen Eyrie, the Castle no one seems to know about

As many times as I have been to Colorado Springs, Colorado, I had never heard of Glen Eyrie. No one I have talked to has heard of Glen Eyrie. I feel like I am telling you a secret. A very good secret.

In May, 2016, we, the kiddo and I, arrived at the Glen. I wanted to stay someplace special, with a spectacular view of the beauty Colorado is known for. Shelby and I received that, and much more! Below is a list of all the things we loved about Glen Eyrie and why we think you should stay here too.

  1. Beauty is in abundance here. From the Castle, to the magnificent spires of red sandstone rock formations, everything here will take  your breath away.
  2. Take in the heady scent of pine trees, fresh mountain air and a rushing stream that runs in front of the Castle.
  3. All kinds of wildlife scurrying about, from mule deer and rabbits to herds of Big Horn Sheep.
  4. The Carriage House with its bookstore, cafe, and a large courtyard to relax and eat, talk or read a book.
  5. The cafe has the most delicious deli style sandwiches, sweets, and a long list of coffees, lattes, teas and more.
  6. If you stay overnight, you are treated to a hearty breakfast, made by the Castle chefs,  in the King James Dining Room in the Castle.
  7. The staff excels in kindness and service, showing God’s love to everyone.
  8. Glen Eyrie has a rich history, be sure to take advantage of their Castle tours.
  9. Tea anyone? Enjoy High Tea at the Castle, where you pick out your own teacup and saucer, drink lots of tea, and eat chef made delicacies.
  10. Numerous hiking trails from easy to not so easy, but all with spectacular views.
  11. And then there is the Rock Tour, where you can touch what is likely the boundary between pre-Flood world and deposits from The Flood itself.
  12. Saving the best for last. You will find peace here. No words can describe this, it must be experienced.

All tucked away in a canyon, is a really good secret.


©Karen Kay

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  • Reply
    Coleen Franks
    March 4, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    Oh, makes me want to go, Karen. Nice write-up. We’re supposed to do a missionary retreat (debrief) in C.S. sometime this year so maybe we’ll actually get to see it.

    • Reply
      Karen Kay
      March 4, 2017 at 6:30 pm

      Thank you, Coleen! It is a truly beautiful place. Did you know the Navigators own it? It is a Christian Conference Center, maybe you could do your missionary retreat there?

  • Reply
    Kay Cummings
    January 24, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Karen! This story is wonderful! I have never heard of this place you visited. Your description is …well…I can smell the pine! I can see what saw! It must have really been an exciting & hard-to-leave place!! Wow!!

    • Reply
      Karen Kay
      January 24, 2017 at 4:06 pm

      Thank you, Kay. I still didn’t do it justice, you just have to go there. It’s a beautiful place and the presence of God is there. I would love to be there during a thunderstorm, wow!

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