Inn at Palmer Divide finds its niche

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The Inn at Palmer Divide is a quiet, relatively new hotel/events center located north of Colorado Highway 105 between Monument and Palmer Lake. With 24 rooms and ample space for hosting weddings, small conferences, and community events, its location is ideal for travelers who don’t want to deal with the traffic and crowds of Denver or Colorado Springs. It’s also a good choice for meeting planners who expect attendees from both Denver and Colorado Springs.

Judging from several dozen glowing reviews on Tripadvisor, the Inn offers a pleasant, reasonably priced experience. Here’s an example, posted a couple of weeks ago.

“We recently stayed at Palmer Divide for my friend’s wedding. The Inn was an oasis in the desert. Room was very clean and seemed brand new. The breakfast buffet was delicious with local flavors as well as standard favorites. The scenery is gorgeous, mule deer grazed right outside our window. A train rolls by a few times a day but you can’t hear it in the guest rooms. Outside the train crosses the desert below the rock formations and makes a great photo. The staff was attentive throughout the wedding and the weekend. Just a few minutes from route 25 linking you to Denver and Colorado Springs. We will definitely recommend to friends.”

The rolling foothills that surround the property are relatively undeveloped, so guests can enjoy panoramic views from almost every room, as well as from outdoor patios. The restaurant associated with the venue, moZaic, has an ambitious and relatively moderately priced dinner menu. Reviews have been favorable.

Judging from a personal experience, the Inn does a good job of hosting events. Two months ago, more than a hundred people from all over Colorado and the United States attended a memorial reception for a longtime resident of the Pikes Peak region who had recently passed away. The staff was efficient and attentive, the room more than adequate, and the views uplifting.

Just what you’d want from a small, intimate and welcoming conference center.