We are located about 17 miles northwest of the Colorado Springs Airport (approximately 25 minutes) See our Contact page for a map and directions.
Drawing Closer to What Matters
A Bit of History
Founded in 1871, Glen Eyrie was the home of William Jackson Palmer. Palmer was a Brigadier General in the Union Army during the Civil War, president of The Denver and Rio Grande Railroad, and founder of Colorado Springs. Palmer and his wife Mary “Queen” Mellen made Glen Eyrie their home. They had three daughters, Elsie, Dorothy, and Marjorie.
General Palmer died in 1909, and the Palmer sisters left the estate untouched for several years before finally selling it. The estate changed hands several times. In 1938 the property was purchased by an oil baron from Texas, George Strake.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Glen Eyrie allows guests with a Tea, Tour or Overnight reservation to hike on the property provided the guest signs our waiver of liability prior to hiking. Waivers may be obtained at the Front Desk in the Carriage House.
Pets are not permitted on the property, or to be kept in a vehicle. This exclusion does not apply to service animals as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please be aware of herds of Bighorn sheep, deer, and a flock of turkeys.
We do not allow professional photography on our property unless you have been contracted for an event. If you are here as a guest for a Tea, Tour, or Overnight Stay you are welcome to take snap shots. See our photography policy on the “Visit Us” page.
Glen Eyrie Staff
Food & Beverage Director
Director of Facilities