02/25/2015

Discover Pikes Peak on the Barr Trail!

Barr Trail

Hike to the summit of Pikes Peak on the Barr Trail, one of the most challenging hikes in Colorado.

There’s no doubt about it - Colorado is a place for adventurers. Featuring an incredible natural landscape with an abundance of mountains and trees, there is plenty of land to explore. For those looking for a challenge, one of the most gratifying and incredible hikes can be found in Colorado Springs. Reach the summit of Pikes Peak by hiking the Barr Trail

As you ascend up the trail, you’ll feast your eyes on timberline, mountain reservoirs, and some of the best scenery the Centennial State has to offer. Hiking the Barr Trail is not for beginner hikers, however; it is one of the most difficult hikes due to its length of approximately 12 miles, 7,400 vertical feet gain, temperature changes, and afternoon thunder and lightning storms. Barr Trail is pet-friendly, although it is recommended that you bring plenty of food and water for them to replenish along the way. About halfway up the trail, you’ll find Barr Camp, which is the perfect place to enjoy a picnic lunch, freshen up, or take shelter in case of inclimate weather. On average, hiking the trail takes between 6 - 10 hours to reach Pikes Peak; to get down, hikers can descend the trail, catch a ride on the Pikes Peak Cog Railway, or be picked up by car. 

The best time to hike the Barr Trail is during warmer weather, and with spring and summer soon approaching, now is the time to start preparing. Reserve your accommodations at the Antlers Hilton Colorado Springs for your big trip! Before you hit the trail, visit our fitness center for a workout and warm up for the hike. After you reach the summit and head back down, reward yourself with a pint of Colorado beer at our Judge Baldwin’s Brew Pub 

Get your hiking boots ready to hit the Barr Trail!

02/18/2015

Tie the Knot at Our Colorado Springs Wedding Venue!

Have your wedding in one of our ballrooms and make your special day one to remember.

One of the biggest and most exciting days of your life is the day you exchange your vows, say “I do”, and celebrate with family and friends. Planning and choosing the things that will be a part of your big day may take some time, but the Antlers Hilton Colorado Springs is here to help. Celebrate this special occasion at our Colorado Springs wedding venue!

Colorado Springs Wedding VenueWhether your wedding is a small, casual affair of 100 or a big bash of 650 people, our ballrooms will accommodate and suit your needs. Our wedding specialists will walk you through the planning process and be there for you to ensure your event is seamless and stress-free. Our dining team consists of some incredible culinary talents, who will ensure everyone’s palates are pleased. Choose the wedding package that includes the amenities you’re looking for and get ready to make memories that will last a lifetime. 

All wedding packages include the following:

  • Complimentary guest room for the bride & groom on their wedding night
  • Bottle of champagne & breakfast for two in-room or at the Antlers Grille
  • Champagne toast
  • Complimentary self-parking on the night of the wedding
  • Dance floor
  • Linens, napkins, china, silver, glassware, & riser for head table

The Antlers Hilton Colorado Springs offers a wide selection of accommodations that will meet both you and your guests’ expectations. With the Rocky Mountains as our backdrop, you will take in breathtaking views from various areas of our facility. In addition to our event space, guests can enjoy the use of our indoor pool and fitness center.

We hope that our Colorado Springs wedding venue will be a part of your special day! For additional information, please call (719) 955-6255.

02/11/2015

The Luck of the Irish is Present on St. Patrick’s Day in Colorado Springs

St. Patrick's Day in Colorado Springs

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at these fun events in Colorado Springs.

Whether you’re Irish, or want to be Irish for a day, there are plenty of fun things to do for St. Patrick’s Day in Colorado Springs. Put on your greenest attire and get ready to celebrate at these events!

Colorado Springs St. Patrick’s Day Parade | March 14th at 12 PM
Erin go Bragh! The St. Patrick’s Day Parade Downtown is one of the biggest St. Patrick’s Day events around. Leprechauns, floats, bagpipers, and more will be marching down Tejon Street. Additionally, parade festivities include a Leprechaun Fun Run for kids ages 10 and under, the St. Patty’s Sports Expo, and the 50 K Pedalin’ for St. Patrick’s Day Bicycle Ride. 

Irish High Tea at Miramount Castle | Date to be announced
Head into the Queen’s Parlour Tea Room for a traditional Irish High Tea at the Miramount Castle. In addition to delightful tea, you’ll enjoy a four-course meal featuring Irish delicacies. 

St. Patrick’s Day at McCabe’s Tavern | March 17th all day
Visit one of the top-rated bars and Irish pubs in town for a true Irish St. Patrick’s Day experience. Feast on pub fare such as fish and chips with a hearty stout.

Located Downtown, the Antlers Hilton Colorado Springs provides a great location for those visiting for St. Patrick’s Day. Our location is just footsteps away from the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Route and a short drive to other festivities. When you’re hungry, head to our Judge Baldwin’s Brew Pub for locally brewed stouts, ales, and lagers and some try some of our mouth-watering burgers and other pub treats.

We hope you will join us for St. Patrick’s Day in Colorado Springs!

02/04/2015

Media and Pop Culture Junkies Unite! GalaxyFest IV is at the Antlers Hilton!

Celebrate your love for sci-fi, horror, and other genres at this ComicCon-style festival in Colorado Springs.

Are you a fan of anime, steam punk, fantasy, and other genres of books, shows, movies, and video games? In Colorado Springs, you can meet fellow fans and have some fun at the city’s premier sci-fi/fantasy convention. Get your cosplay costumes ready for GalaxyFest IV!

The fun begins early Friday and doesn’t stop until Monday. During the day, all events are family-friendly until 8 PM. After dark, the events are 18+ and feature more mature themes. From masquerade contests, to panels, gaming, and other activities, there’s something for everyone at this year’s GalaxyFest.

GalaxyFest2015 GalaxyFest IV
February 27th - March 1st
Antlers Hilton Colorado Springs 

Book your room for GalaxyFest at the Antlers Hilton Colorado Springs! To reserve, use the code “GALX15” online or call (719) 955-6202. In addition to all the festival fun, you’ll enjoy the use of our beautiful indoor pool area and fitness center with mountain views. Take a break from the action and enjoy burgers and brews at Judge Baldwin’s Brew Pub. 

We hope to see you at GalaxyFest IV!

01/28/2015

Baaaaaaa! Bighorn Sheep Day at Garden of the Gods is Coming Up

Celebrate Colorado wildlife at the Garden of the Gods.

Colorado is know for it’s great outdoors, which is home to plenty of wildlife. Seeing animals in their natural habitat is an incredible thing, and one species of sheep is set to make a big appearance shortly. Head to the Garden of the Gods for Bighorn Sheep Day! 

Bighorn Sheep DayBighorn Sheep Day
February 14th, 2015
10 AM - 3 PM
Garden of the Gods 

The Garden of the Gods will have high-powered telescopes available for guests to view the sheep in action at the Visitor Center Terrace and at an offsite viewing area at the Mesa (a shuttle is available for visitors interested in this location). In addition to to the nature activity, visitors will be able to participate in arts and crafts, guided nature walks on the Perkins Central Garden Trail, see other animals from the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Learn about Colorado Springs’ wildlife at several presentations taking place in the Visitor Center Theater throughout the day.

The Antlers Hilton Colorado Springs is less than 10 minutes away from the Garden of the Gods. Get comfortable in one of our warm and peaceful guest rooms and enjoy a view of Pikes Peak. After a day in nature, spend some leisure time in our indoor pool area. 

Don’t miss Bighorn Sheep Day at Garden of the Gods!

01/21/2015

Get Away During Valentine’s Weekend with Our Colorado Springs Romance Package

Our Romance Package includes everything you need for the perfect romantic weekend away.

With Valentine’s Day falling on a Saturday this year, the holiday of love makes for the perfect reason to take a winter weekend getaway! Treat your significant other to a relaxing, romantic trip with our Colorado Springs Romance Package!

Colorado Springs Romance PackageRomance Package

  • Early check-in & pre-registration upon request
  • In-room sparkling wine or cider upon arrival
  • Access to hotel health club, pool, & whirlpool spa
  • Full breakfast for two in-room or at the Antlers Grille
  • On additional nights, buy one entrée and get a second one of equal or lesser value free. (Choose from either lunch or dinner in Judge Baldwin's)
  • Late check-out available upon request
  • Valid through December 30th, 2015 

The Antlers Hilton Colorado Springs is the perfect place for a quiet retreat. Enjoy beautiful views of the Rocky Mountains from the comfort of your room. Our restaurant, Judge Baldwin’s Brew Pub will be serving a selection of incredible dishes that will be sure to tantalize your taste buds. Take a romantic evening stroll Downtown; our location is just footsteps away from some of Colorado Springs’ best attractions.

Now is the time to reserve your accommodations with our Colorado Springs Romance Package!

01/14/2015

Frozen Fun is in Store at the Cripple Creek Ice Festival

Admire ice art on display on Cripple Creek’s Bennett Avenue.

The weather outside might be chilly, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have some fun outdoors. In the nearby city of Cripple Creek, ice artists are taking advantage of the chilly weather to construct ice pieces that are out of this world. Bundle up and head to the Cripple Creek Ice Festival! 

While the ice festival has had a specific theme during the last few years, this year ice sculptors have total artistic freedom to create any piece of their liking. Watch as artists sculpt and shave large blocks of ice into beautiful pieces, many that are interactive and can be climbed on for unique photo opportunities. Kids will enjoy the ice maze, slide, and games, while adults unwind at the ice bar, complete with an ice luge.

Cripple Creek Ice FestivalCripple Creek Ice Festival
February 13-15, 21-22nd, 2015
Bennett Avenue, City of Cripple Creek 

The Cripple Creek Ice Festival offers two weekends of excitement, making it the perfect time to book a winter getaway nearby. The Antlers Hilton Colorado Springs offers some of the best mountain views in the area. After the festival, spend some time relaxing in our lobby and warm up with coffee or cocoa by our fireplace. 

Have an icy blast at the Cripple Creek Ice Festival!

01/07/2015

Fall in Love on Valentine’s Day in Colorado Springs

Valentine's Day in Colorado Springs

These romantic events make for the perfect Valentine’s Day date in Colorado Springs.

Romance is blooming in Colorado Springs! As Valentine’s Day approaches, everyone’s falling head over heels over the events our local wineries, theaters, and other businesses are planning. Your significant other will truly feel special when you spend Valentine’s Day in Colorado Springs! 

High Tea at Miramount Castle
Your partner will feel like royalty when you enter the Queens Parlour Tea Room in Miramount Castle for a special Valentine’s Day High Tea. Indulge in strawberry and cream cheese scones, tea sandwiches, homemade desserts, and other gourmet treats at one of the most beautiful attractions in our area.  

Valentine’s Day at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Does your loved one have a wild side? Celebrate under the moon with the wolves at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center. You’ll meet Keyni, the center’s ambassador wolf before taking part in a full moon howl and enjoying hot cocoa and coffee.

The Antlers Hilton Colorado Springs is located in the heart of Downtown, just footsteps away from the city’s best attractions, and a short drive to Manitou Springs and Cañon City. Treat your date to a special dinner at our Judge Baldwin’s Brew Pub and toast to love with a glass of one of our Colorado ales. After an evening of rest and relaxation in our signature Hilton Serenity Beds, start your day with gourmet coffee and sweet pastries from the Mocha Bean. 

We hope to see you on Valentine’s Day in Colorado Springs!

12/31/2014

Happy New Year from the Antlers Hilton Colorado Springs!

Antlers Hilton Colorado Springs

The Antlers Hilton Colorado Springs wishes you all the best in the new year.

In a few short hours, we’ll be counting the last few seconds of the year and starting off 2015! From our family to yours, we wish you a happy and healthy new year. 

Spending New Year’s Eve in Colorado Springs? Check out our New Year’s Eve events post if you still haven’t made official plans yet for the evening.

If you’ll be making a New Year’s resolution to travel more, January is the perfect time to start planning a Colorado Springs getaway. Take advantage of our Advance Purchase Rate and save up to 20% off our Best Available Rate*! 

The Antlers Hilton Colorado Springs looks forward to seeing you in 2015! Our restaurant, Judge Baldwin’s Brew Pub will be serving up scrumptious dishes and local, award-winning craft beer throughout the year. We also hope you’ll join us this year for our events, like our holiday buffets.

Happy New Year! 

12/24/2014

The Antlers Hilton Colorado Springs Wishes You a Happy Holiday

Happy Holidays from the Antlers Hilton Colorado Springs!

The holiday season is certainly one of the most wonderful times of the year. Friends and family get-togethers, beautiful dinners, spectacular lights, gift giving and more, lift spirits high. All of us at the Antlers Hilton hope you and yours enjoy celebrating the holidays. 

AntlersHilton Colorado SpringsIf you’re in town, join us tomorrow for our special Christmas Day Brunch. Our signature pies and other baked goods are on the menu and our fountain will be flowing with rich chocolate. Indulge in seafood, prime rib, and other delicious selections. Follow Colorado Christmas’ Colorado Springs Light Tour and admire the efforts that our locals have put into their holiday decorations. 

Gift yourself with a stay at the Antlers Hilton Colorado Springs! Gather with your loved ones around our lobby fireplace and enjoy refreshments and conversation in our plush leather chairs. Spirits will be high in our Judge Baldwin’s Brew Pub, where we have recently added four new beer taps, all featuring local Colorado drafts.

Happy Holidays!

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