At the BROADMOOR – #BESTHOLIDAY BRUNCH; #BESTKIDS BUFFET
Breads and sweets at Broadmoor Christmas Brunch

At the BROADMOOR – #BESTHOLIDAY BRUNCH; #BESTKIDS BUFFET

The Broadmoor Christmas brunch also takes tremendous effort. The denouement: The huge chocolate fountain just waiting for strawberries or marshmallows.

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Taking the Kids — and gawking at giant gingerbread creations
Broadmoor chefs Douglas Slape and Erin McIllwain at work on the gingerbread chapel

Taking the Kids — and gawking at giant gingerbread creations

Wherever you find yourself this holiday season, you are likely to discover ever bigger and elaborate gingerbread structures to inspire your home creations

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Building a gingerbread chapel at the historic Broadmoor Resort in CO
Broadmoor chefs Douglas Slape and Erin McIllwain at work on the gingerbread chapel

Building a gingerbread chapel at the historic Broadmoor Resort in CO

The Broadmoor Resort's 17-foot high gingerbread house this year is a replica of the Pauline Chapel, due west of the sprawling resort that was completed in 1919 by the owner of the resort, Spencer Penrose, for his wife Julie as a place of reflection

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At the Broadmoor’s Sunday Brunch you might want to start with dessert
West Coast Oysters on Left East Coast on Right

At the Broadmoor’s Sunday Brunch you might want to start with dessert

It’s hard to resist when Banana Fosters, plum Calvados crepes, bread pudding, apple cobbler, ice cream sundaes, strawberry buttermilk panna cotta, raspberry mojito cupcakes, snickerdoodle crème brulee, even a vegan chocolate pot au crème are there for the taking

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Up in the mountain air at The Broadmoor’s Cloud Camp in Colorado
Looking east toward the Kansas-Colorado border from Cloud Camp

Up in the mountain air at The Broadmoor’s Cloud Camp in Colorado

Cloud Camp is the historic Broadmoor resort’s highest wilderness experience. But my daughter Mel and her boyfriend Hank Lockhead – experienced backpackers—think it’s more of a luxury experience with well-appointed log cabins, beautiful bathrooms, gourmet meals...

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