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The Club and Retreat at Garden of the Gods is a premier destination of luxurious and inspiring experiences. So it’s no wonder we always have exciting news to share with our community. Please see our digital press kits, press releases and media recognition by exploring this page.

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The Colorado Springs Gazette | Annual Discover Goodwill Gala grows into a full Enchanted Weekend | August 23, 2017

Amaze Magazine | Our Day at the International Health & Wellness Center at Garden of the Gods Collection | August 23, 2017

Tennis Resorts Online | Garden of the Gods Collection | August 2017

Westside Today| Need a Weekend Getaway? | August 17, 2017

Colorado Springs Independent | Pikes Peak Community College chefs on the skills that help them succeedAugust 2, 2017

Going Places | Beat the Heat at these Sizzling Hotel PoolsJuly 13, 2017

JustLuxe | Garden of the Gods Collection: A Reimagined Wellness Destination in Colorado Springs | July 10, 2017

GQ Magazine | Eleven Awesome Pools to Add to Your Summer Bucket List | July 09, 2017

Huffington Post | The Garden of the Gods Collection Is Seriously Heaven on EarthJuly 09, 2017

Westside Pioneer | $10 million Wellness Center opens at Garden of the Gods ‘Collection’June 25, 2017

USA TODAY 10Best | Great Places to Travel: Where the 1% Play June 1, 2017

Active City Travel | Visit Garden of the Gods June 1, 2017

My Boring Closet | Garden of the Gods Resort Review + Colorado Springs Girls Weekend | May 30, 2017

Eat Pray Wear Love | Girls Getaway at Garden of the Gods Club | May 25, 2017

Denver Darling | Garden of the Gods Club Girls Getaway | May 23, 2017

Trips to Discover | 10 of the Best Resorts in Colorado | May 8, 2017

Lauren Kay Sims | Resort Review: Garden of the Gods Club | April 28, 2017

Meetings Today | Colorado Springs: Spa Sidebar| April 2017

The Gazette | Garden of the Gods Club in the Midst of a $60 Million Expansion in Colorado Springs | March 21, 2017

It’s a Lovely Life | Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Pikes Peak or Bust | December 2016

Meetings Today | Team Player | November 2016

The Gazette | Merger Expands Benchmark Hospitality’s Global Footprint | July 13, 2016

Town & Country Magazine, May 2012

The Gazette, April 2012

Club & Resort Business Magazine, April 2012

Colorado AvidGolfer, April 2012

Rick Steves’ Europe Blog, March 2012, February 2012 (Travel), January 2012

Washington Post, January 2012

Denver Post, January 2012 (Weddings), November 2011

Colorado Springs Business Journal, August 2011

The Independent (Traveler), July 2011, June 2011

Club & Resort Business Magazine, June 2011 Real Weddings, May 2011

Colorado Meetings + Events Magazine, Spring 2011

Colorado Springs STYLE Magazine, January 2011

Club & Resort Business Magazine, December 2010

The Gazette, November 2010

PGA Magazine, November 2010

Chic Galleria Magazine, November 2010

The Knot Magazine, November 2010

The Gazette FRESH•INK, August 2010

Colorado Tennis, Summer 2010

March 5, 2015

Garden of the Gods Club and Resort owners Judy Mackey and Brenda Smith, along with Gemstone Hotels & Resorts, our management partner, are pleased to announce the permanent appointment of Laura Neumann as General Manager.

Laura has proven herself as a transformative and collaborative leader whether through her role as strategic leader and public spokesperson of “City for Champions” this past year, or her role as Chief of Staff for the City of Colorado Springs, or her 24 years with Benchmark Hospitality International. During her tenure with Benchmark, she served seven years at Cheyenne Mountain Resort and The Country Club of Colorado as Vice President and General Manager, where she was responsible for successfully repositioning the owner’s asset value, secured the AAA Four Diamond award for the first time in the property’s history, achieved “Best Companies to Work for in Colorado” and led Benchmark’s philanthropic efforts for all 32 properties for three years prior to her departure.

When asking Laura where she gets her greatest professional fulfillment, she will quickly say her joy is in leading and developing people, which is echoed by many who have worked for her over the past two and a half decades, with 11 of those years here in the Springs.

Laura, who has consistently stated her priority is with her family, was honored that Judy and Brenda not only recognized such, but embraced similar values. To learn they were willing to design a job-sharing proposal with Gemstone that respected her time limitations while aligning her experience and expertise with their business needs was compelling. “To have the opportunity to do work I love, at a destination rich with history, with owners of legendary vision, with a group of dedicated people with unlimited potential while not working a traditional schedule? How could anyone possibly resist? These women and the management group they have partnered with are remarkable in so many ways!”

As Judy and Brenda explained, “Our vision of wellness and life enrichment focuses on the well-being of the individual. All of us have seasons in our life where the devotion of our time shifts from one area to another: career, family, education, creative pursuits. We recognized Laura’s need for time with family, know she shares our vision, and were willing to make accommodations for her in order to have her leadership and expertise. We’re simply ‘walking our talk’ on our own life journeys.”

Noted as “One of the Top Women to Watch in Colorado Springs in 2015” by the Colorado Springs Business Journal, Laura Neumann has set excellent performance as her standard. With intelligent direction, compassionate leadership and skillful execution, Laura will be a significant catalyst for elevating the prominence of the Garden of the Gods Club and Resort in the hospitality industry. We are exceptionally honored to have Laura as the Resort’s General Manager and welcome her in her new role.

Stunning Colorado Views, Spacious Accommodations & Incredible Amenities

The Club and Retreat at Garden of the Gods is a private country club and luxury golf resort in Colorado Springs. Perched high atop a mesa, The Retreat offers stunning views of snow-capped Pikes Peak and the natural red rock formations of the Garden of the Gods National Landmark. Members and guests enjoy spending time with friends, family and each other while taking advantage of incredible amenities, which include:

  • 56 guest rooms at this hotel near Garden of the Gods – 12 of which are suites – boast spectacular views of the Garden of the Gods National Landmark and the Rocky Mountains
  • 27-hole Kissing Camels Golf Course with driving range, practice greens, and pro shop
  • 2 outdoor and 4 indoor tennis courts with pro shop
  • Spacious Sports Club featuring breathtaking golf course and mountain views
  • Family Recreation Center with swimming pool, toddler pool, children’s splash park and playground
  • Full-service Spa & Salon with steam rooms, hot tub and outdoor infinity-edge adult pool
  • Fine and casual dining programs complemented by a full calendar of adult and family social events
  • More than 10,000 square feet of space for weddings, meetings or company retreats

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