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Glen Eyrie, Colorado Springs, CO

Discover the historic and legendry significance of Glen Eyrie as part of this group motorcoach vacation package. Located at the mouth of Queens Canyon in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Glen Eyrie is an 800-acre estate built in the late 19th century by General William Jackson Palmer, founder of Colorado Springs and several railroads. In the early 20th century Palmer expanded the house into an elaborate stone castle. Today Glen Eyrie is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is owned and operated by the Christian Navigators ministry, serving as a conference and retreat center with an environment that allows guests to relax, rejuvenate and reconnect.

Built in the late 19th Century Built in the late 19th Century
Terrace with spectacular views Terrace with spectacular views
Built in an English Tudor Style Built in an English Tudor Style
Featuring a carriage house Featuring a carriage house
Expansive grounds around the castle Expansive grounds around the castle

Visiting the Glen Eyrie Estate

During your visit to Glen Eyrie, take a tour of the castle and admire the towering rock formations, lush lawns, gardens and wildlife that surround it. Take a break in Glen Eyrie’s Café. Don’t forget to stop by the Bookstore for a unique shopping experience.

Guided Tour of Glen Eyrie Castle

Start your tour of Glen Eyrie Castle with an introductory video about Glen Eyrie Estate, then take a guided tour through the Carriage House and the first and second floors of the The Glen Eyrie Castle. Your tour guide will provide you with information about Glen Eyrie history, unique features of the Castle and its surrounding landscapes.

Glen Eyrie History

From the heritage left behind by General Palmer to the deep spiritual legacy of The Navigators, the guided historical tour at Glen Eyrie Castle will take you on an exciting journey with stories of rival turn-of-the century railroad wars of the early 1900s and oil tycoons to today’s Glen Eyrie Estate.

Unique Features of the Castle

Glen Eyrie is an English Tudor-style castle featuring 67 rooms and more than 20 fireplaces. Discover what materials were used to construct the castle, learn about unique rooms throughout like the Book Hall, a huge room large enough to hold 300 people, and the many advances such as its primitive intercom system and chimney system that would hold the smoke until the wind was blowing in the right direction to take the smoke out of the valley.

Glen Eyrie’s Surrounding Landscapes

Towering trees, manicured lawns scattered with bighorn sheep and Camp Creek peacefully flowing past paint a picture of what surrounds Glen Eyrie Castle, but that’s not all. Glen Eyrie is uniquely situated at the base of Queen’s Canyon for an un-matched view of dramatic layers of exposed rock. These rocks provide physical evidence of a global flood.  Touch what is most likely the boundary between pre-Flood world and deposits from the Flood itself. Consider the largest discontinuity in the entire rock record. Marvel at the sandstone spires and fins that grace the Glen Eyrie property. Discover how the rocks tell the same story proclaimed by Holy Scripture.


Glen Eyrie’s Café

Relax with a hot coffee or tea in hand and a tasty treat at the Café at Glen Eyrie. An extensive collection of Glen Eyrie teas, tea service ware, teapots, tea cozies and tea books are also available for purchase from the Café. 

The Bookstore

Shop the Bookstore for Glen Eyrie and Colorado gifts, clothing and memorabilia, including WillowTree, Christian art gifts and Solid Rock Jewelry. Bibles and Christian books by authors such as Henry Blackaby, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Timothy Keller, Kevin DeYoung, C.S. Lewis, Ruth Myers, Jerry Bridges, Max Lucado, Philip Yancey and Larry Crabb are also carried in the Bookstore.

Travel Tips

- Glen Eyrie is ADA compliant.

- The historical castle tour at Glen Eyrie lasts approximately 90 minutes in length.

- Don’t forget your camera. There will be exciting photo opportunities at Glen Eyrie Castle.

67 rooms and more than 20 fireplaces 67 rooms and more than 20 fireplaces
Glen Eyrie Glen Eyrie
Carriage House Carriage House
Unique buildings on the grounds Unique buildings on the grounds