Move over Viva La Vegas and Nash Bash, there’s a new destination ready to throw the party of the year for you and your bride tribe! From hiking and wine tasting to spa days and pool parties, Colorado Springs, Colorado has everything you need to throw the best fling before the ring. Follow along as we share the perfect extended weekend itinerary for you and your girls.
Garden of the Gods Resort and Club
With so many activities at your fingertips, we recommend checking in at Garden of the Gods Resort and Club on Thursday afternoon or early evening (Getting Here)! This unique and exclusive resort has all the amenities you and your friends need for the ultimate girls’ weekend.
Slumber parties are more fun when you’re older, so book one of The Casitas for the bachelorette weekend so you can enjoy sleepless nights together all under the same roof. Based on the guest count, you can opt for up to 3 bedrooms. The Casitas, located in a secluded enclave nestled within the resort, are both private and spacious! With a full kitchen, you can even bond over homemade mimosas and brunch one of the mornings!
After a good nights rest and letting your body adjust to the altitude, start the weekend off with a refreshing and rejuvenating yoga session by the pool. One of the Garden of the Gods Resort and Club STRATA Fit Personal Trainers will guide you through a 60-minute flow all while you are enjoying the breathtaking mountain and Infinity Pool views. Afterward, replenish your bodies with complimentary fruit-infused water.
Plan the Perfect ‘Gram
Coordinate matching athleisure wear outfits! Purchase or design custom tank tops to sport during the yoga session. The bride, of course, should sport a white tank to help her stand apart! Ask your STRATA Fit Personal Trainer to snap some cute pictures of you and your crew after the session, or before (to avoid a sweaty look)!
Post yoga, refuel at Market Café with freshly squeezed juice, salad, or sandwich!
After a quick bite, dead back down to refresh in your Casita! Change into your swimsuits for an afternoon at the pool. The adult-only infinity pool is a favorite for guests during the summer and offers an Instagram-worthy view. Enjoy cocktails poolside between 11:00 AM and 6:00 PM. Or, head to the Three Graces Pool Complex to take a dip in the hot tub and lounge with your girls in a private cabana.
Make sure to pack some bride tribe inspired pool floaties like these!
After some fun in the sun, dry off and slip into some chic casualwear for dinner and drinks at The Rocks Bar & Lounge. We recommend asking for a table on the outdoor terrace for unforgettable sunset views!
Take a Guided Hike
Take your time waking up, no one is in a hurry! Sip a cup of coffee on your private patio while enjoying a light breakfast in the Casita. Then grab a water bottle and head out for a 90-minute private guided hike through the Garden of the Gods Park. A National Natural Landmark, this one-of-a-kind 1,400-acre park was formed approximately 70 million years ago and has been voted best city park in the United States, and number two in the world. Trust us, you’ll be in for some incredible views and Insta-worthy pictures!
Looking to explore on your own? Give the Siamese Twins Trail a go! It’s an easy, scenic hike through the Garden of the Gods park. At just 0.8 miles with 133 feet elevation gain, the loop is perfect for a group looking for a quick and rewarding activity. It even features a window through the rock formations framing Pikes Peak – the perfect photo opp. Or, for a more moderate or difficult trail, head to North Cheyenne Canon Park and take a hike at Mt. Cutler, Mt. Muscoco or Seven Bridges.
Plan the Perfect ‘Gram
Coordinate with matching water bottles and ballcaps for a cute photo for the ‘gram!
Explore the Town
After a lovely hike in the morning, head into town to explore all that Colorado Springs has to offer. Stop for a bite to eat at ViewHouse for a rooftop lunch and cool off with some refreshing cocktails. After you’ve refueled, stroll through town and check out some of the unique boutiques.
Frayla Boutique offers impactful fashion and gifts with a purpose. All items are sourced and crafted to give back to the community.
Halo Boutique is located in downtown Colorado Springs with an array of fashion options.
Cacao Chemistry offers guided tastings with small bites of bark and candy bars. Groups can also schedule special tastings with full-sized truffles.
The Local Honey Collective has everything from clothing to jewelry and accessories, home goods and apothecary, and more.
Dance the Night Away
Colorado Springs has some great options for enjoying live music in the evening! Pop into one or all 3 of the below recommendations. Who said the party has to stop at one location!
Thunder and Buttons is a dive bar that is perfect for late-night happy hour and karaoke! Take about making unforgettable memories with your girls. Karaoke makes for the perfect Instagram stories!
Trails End Taproom is the first self-pour taproom in Colorado Springs serving local and global craft beer, cider, wine, and kombucha. Groups can join their events like trivia, live music, and comedy performances.
The Golden Bee, our favorite option, is located at The Broadmoor. The Golden Bee is a 19th century British Pub featuring nightly ragtime piano sing-alongs starting at 7:30 PM. Groups can even dedicate special songs to the bachelorette!
The Rocks Bar, located on the Garden of the Gods Resort and Club’s property, also has live music on Saturday nights! This is a great option for those who want to be able to walk home after a night of dancing and a few cocktails.
A Day of Pampering
End the trip with a full day of pampering at the STRATA Body Salon and Spa. From massages and body therapy to facials and pedicures, the STRATA Body Salon and Spa provides a tranquil and therapeutic experience no matter the services you choose.
While enjoying a day at the spa, you and your girlfriends will also have the opportunity to benefit from a Pink Himalayan salt-inhalation room (halotherapy) with infrared deep-heat therapy for stress management and detoxification, as well as an herbal sauna for an aromatherapy experience. Perfect after indulging all weekend enjoying your favorite cocktails!
After enjoying the STRATA Body Salon and Spa, head to the Grand View Dining Room for a late lunch or early dinner. The Grand View Dining Room features floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the stunning Garden of the Gods’ red rock formations, with a backdrop of the famed Pikes Peak. The perfect location for an Instagram worthy “cheers” boomerang!
The Grand View Dining Room serves up extraordinary flavors and culinary artistry, along with personable, attentive service. This restaurant offers healthy options, daily features, and special prix fixe menus. There is something for everyone.
After enjoying one last scrumptious meal at the Garden of the Gods Resort and Club, head back to your Casita for the ultimate slumber party. Cuddle up with your best gals while watching movies, snacking on popcorn and sharing all the belly laughs until you can’t keep your eyes open any longer! In the morning pack your bags and catch a shuttle to the Denver International Airport. While parting ways with your best friends is never easy, it’s nice knowing you’ll see them in just a few short weeks to celebrate the bride-to-be!
Party favors are a must-have no matter the occasion. Work with the staff at the resort to put together a custom gift-bag for your bride tribe featuring some amazing products from the spa and more! The Garden of the Gods water bottle if perfect for your guided hike!