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Western Wonder

Rise above it all at Cloud Camp and get your fill of early American art

By Anne Z. Cooke Tribune News Service

This article was published June 10, 2018 at 2:10 a.m.

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Located at 9,200 feet, 3,000 feet above Colorado Springs, Cloud Camp’s 8,500-square-foot main lodge opened in 2014 on the site of Broadmoor Hotel builder Spencer Penrose’s private retreat. Quality features include chinked logs, hand-hewn beams and local stone fireplaces.

The Great Hall and other Cloud Camp rooms display a 35-item collection of art and artifacts, including traditional American Indian garb, leather chaps...

On the outdoor deck at Cloud Camp, the sun’s rays are twice as intense as at sea level. In addition to the umbrella, sunglasses and sunblock are advis...

Cloud Camp ranger-guide Peter Vozzola leads tours of the Meeting Cabin, a popular destination for business meetings and cocktail parties.

A corner of the Great Hall displays Georg Heinrich Kuhrner’s 1906 painting The Indian Braves with clothing and artifacts from different Indian tribes....

Log cabin charm makes for memorable days in the Honeymoon Suite at Cloud Camp. Tucked into a corner of the lodge, the room’s private porch door leads ...

Here's the thing about Western art. Like rattlesnake steaks and Rocky Mountain oysters, it's an acquired taste. If your great-grandparents crossed the mountains in a covered wagon or homesteaded west of the Missouri River, it could be in your genes.

The Great Hall and other Cloud Camp rooms display a 35-item collection of art and artifacts, including traditional American Indian garb, leather chaps...

On the outdoor deck at Cloud Camp, the sun’s rays are twice as intense as at sea level. In addition to the umbrella, sunglasses and sunblock are advis...

Cloud Camp ranger-guide Peter Vozzola leads tours of the Meeting Cabin, a popular destination for business meetings and cocktail parties.

A corner of the Great Hall displays Georg Heinrich Kuhrner’s 1906 painting The Indian Braves with clothing and artifacts from different Indian tribes....

Log cabin charm makes for memorable days in the Honeymoon Suite at Cloud Camp. Tucked into a corner of the lodge, the room’s private porch door leads ...

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