In 1871 Colorado Springs was founded by General William Palmer. By then, the small city had already become a destination for many travelers due to the draw of Pikes Peak and the incredible rock formations of Garden Of The Gods. General Palmer realized the need for an elaborate hotel to cater to these visitors and in 1883 he opened The Antlers Hotel –named for the many antler trophies he displayed in it. The hotel had a hydraulic elevator, gas lights and even central heat. It also boasted amenities such as a music room, billiards room, Turkish bath and barber shop. Unfortunately, after 15 prosperous years, the original Antlers burned to the ground in 1898. It was quickly rebuilt and reopened in 1901 continuing to host guests until 1964, when it was closed, torn-down and again rebuilt to open for the third time in 1967. Over the years, the hotel has gone through different owners and renovations, but has remained at the center of downtown Colorado Springs.
Antlers, A Wyndham Hotel is in a perfect location for those wanting to explore the city center. Although, the hotel offers a wide variety of dining options, there are many additional options only a short walk away. There are also museums, parks, a climbing center, bars, night clubs and more. A short drive leads you into Old Colorado City and Manitou Springs.
On the gracious behalf of The Antlers, A Wyndham Hotel and the Colorado Springs Visitors Bureau, we have the opportunity to check it out soon and can’t wait to share our review with you. I know one of the things the kids are most excited about it, is how close they will be to all the Pokemon Go action during our adventure! We’ll also be sharing our tips for catching ’em all–just in time for the school holiday and rumored Pokemon Thanksgiving update. In the mean time, our friends at visitcos.com have shared their favorite places around to hit up those Poke Stops and catch a few new friends.