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Adventure Awaits

Exploring the Gaylord Rockies’ Extraordinary Revamp

Nestled against the majestic backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, the Gaylord Rockies Resort has always been a beacon of grandeur, but their recent unveiling of Embers Lodge Bar and new English Pub, The Fortunate Prospector, has us curious to explore the resort’s newest upgrades:

Morning Arrival: An Oasis Near the Airport

After touching down at Denver International Airport, it's a short 15-minute drive to the sprawling haven of Gaylord Rockies Resort. As you step into the updated Grand Lodge, you're met with panoramic mountain views, dining options galore, a full-service spa and aquatic paradise at Arapahoe Springs Water Park. And don't worry about a stiff check-in process; the staff are friendly and welcoming, ensuring your stay starts off on the right foot.

Afternoon Escape: The Fortunate Prospector

As the day progresses, (and stomachs start to rumble) the resort’s new English Pub, The Fortunate Prospector, is eager to please. With its rich woodwork and Victorian charm, the dining outlet feels like a cozy nook transported from another era. The story of Earl, the dapper bighorn sheep, and fictional proprietor, adds a whimsical touch. Savoring traditional Fish & Chips and a Pimm's Cup cocktail, the pub’s ambiance blending Colorado mining history and English elegance makes for an enchanting dining experience.

Evening Elegance: Embers Lodge Bar

Gaylord Rockies has made happy hour easy with Embers Lodge Bar—the heart of the resort. Its 360-degree wrap around bar is a real showstopper, with warm flame red and tawny gold hues. Find a comfortable spot by one of the grand fireplaces while perusing the menu. The Ziggy Stardust cocktail—a mix of vodka, custom spices, and a flamed cinnamon pour-over—is a standout, and this bold drink perfectly matches the bar's lively vibe. Pair it with oysters and barbacoa sliders and your tastebuds will thank you later.

Future Promises: Continued Enhancements

In discussions with Suzy Hart, the resort's general manager, it's revealed that enhancements will continue into 2024. Expect new dining experiences at Garden + Grain and Copper Table, along with a revamped Old Hickory Steakhouse and the introduction of a new 9,000 square foot event space, Mountain View Pavilion.

Everything & More

A day dedicated only to exploring the new additions could not cover all the resort has to offer. Luxurious rooms with stunning mountain views await, along with nine dining options ranging from Mountain Pass Sports Bar with a 75-foot flat screen TV to a refined Old Hickory Steakhouse experience. Dive into fun at Arapahoe Springs Water Park, where you can zip down waterslides or float along the lazy river. Join in on special activities on expansive lawns and outdoor spaces, or pamper yourself at the award-winning Relâche Spa and state-of-the-art fitness center.

The verdict is in: Gaylord Rockies Resort is the ultimate destination for an unforgettable Colorado getaway. From diverse dining experiences to exciting entertainment options and luxurious spa treatments, you’re in for a good time. Plus, if you’re a Colorado local, here’s an insider tip: Colorado residents can take advantage of up to 20% off their stay, including free self-parking, by using code "P42". To book rooms, packages, spa treatments and buy event tickets, visit

  • The Grand Lodge
  • Embers Lodge Bar
  • The Fortunate Prospector
  • The Grand Lodge
  • The Fortunate Prospector
  • Enjoying the amazing view from The Grand Lodge
  • Embers Lodge Bar