Two of a Kind

On the eve of milestone anniversaries, two iconic resorts embark on a bold future together.

Posted by: Xanterra on March 6, 2018

The Broadmoor, in the mountains of Colorado, and Sea Island, on the coast of Georgia, are vastly different in environment.  Like beautiful sisters with unique personalities, they are bound by a common family and shared cultural service values. And each is facing a big birthday.

The Broadmoor celebrates her 100th anniversary this year and will do so in grand fashion. The storied resort hosts the 2018 U.S. Senior Open in June. And, after making improvements across the resort this winter, continues expanding with new wilderness properties perched high in the Rocky Mountains. The Broadmoor offers guests a true Colorado experience, with gold-medal fishing, hiking, and even a zip line adventure course.

Sea Island, rich in Southern heritage, celebrates her 90th anniversary this year and will mark the occasion with exciting additions to The Lodge at Sea Island, including new ocean-side cottages, a swimming pool, a new putting green and more. Also look for a redesign of the famed Plantation Course by longtime Sea Island resident Davis Love III, and a spectacular new 17,000-square-foot Golf Performance Center.

Not resting on their laurels, these icons continue to improve with these enhancements. With such a broad range of activities, from golf to shooting to fishing to hiking, it’s easy to overlook the world class hospitality and dining that remain their trademarks.

Through all the exciting improvements, these sister resorts remain true to their roots as family vacation destinations that leave everybody asking, “Can we go back next year?”

How to Explore

The Broadmoor, located in Colorado Springs, CO, is the longest-running consecutive winner of both the AAA Five-Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star awards. The Broadmoor offers guests a unique way to experience the beauty of the American West, with their Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star day spa as well as 20 restaurants and lounges (including the only Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five-Diamond restaurant in Colorado, Penrose Room), 54 holes of championship golf, Zip lining, Falconry, Fly fishing outings and instruction, tennis, indoor/outdoor pools, distinctive retail shops, specialty tours, activities and programs for guests of all ages and interests. The Broadmoor recently introduced The Broadmoor Wilderness Experience, blending the rugged adventure of the Colorado mountains with the luxury, elegance and superior service on which The Broadmoor built its reputation. Visit for more information.

Since 1928, Sea Island has been known as an exceptional destination appealing to those who appreciate gracious service and heartfelt hospitality. It is the only resort in the world to have received four Forbes Five-Star awards for nine consecutive years. The only U.S. resort to host a G-8 Summit of world leaders, Sea Island provides exceptional settings and service for conferences and executive retreats. Located on the coast of Georgia, Sea Island features five miles of private beach, a Beach Club, tennis and squash centers, Yacht Club, Shooting School, Camp Cloister, three championship golf courses, including Seaside and Plantation, home of the PGA TOUR’s RSM Classic, as well as the nation’s finest Golf Performance Center. Guests may also enjoy nearby Broadfield, a Sea Island Sporting Club and Lodge, offering a variety of seasonal hunting, fishing, sporting and organic culinary opportunities. Sea Island entices families, conference attendees, outdoor and activity enthusiasts, and those simply wanting to refresh and recharge. Visit for more information.

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Written by: Mike Knetemann