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15 Best Colorado Hotels to Book in 2023opens in a new tab
"Kinship Landing, a newcomer in downtown Colorado Springs appeals to almost every style of traveler. Looking to rough it without really roughing it? Pitch a tent on the camp deck and still get access to a private bathroom. Traveling with a no-frills crew? Book the group bunkroom, with eight twin bed pods. Or go big in one of the property’s four king suites, complete with an in-room soaking tub, electric fireplace, and balcony."
How to summit Pikes Peak and 5 other must-do Colorado Springs adventures this summeropens in a new tab
"Need to test your new camping gear before heading to the backcountry? Or do you wish to give inexperienced travel companions a taste of the outdoors before going "all in"? This hotel offers a great solution. It has a unique outside “guest room” within the hotel (also called the camping deck), which is booked like any other room, but it's ready for a tent set-up and camp chairs. Fortunately, unlike the wilderness, it comes with the comforts of home, including a modern bathroom and a shower."
Kinship Landing Offers Upscale Lodging in Colorado Springsopens in a new tab
"Ideally positioned in the heart of downtown Colorado Springs, the new Kinship Landing boutique hotel is part urban oasis, part indoor glamping experience. Quirky layouts include bunk rooms for solo adventure travelers, suites with deep-soaking tubs, balconies and views of the Colorado Rocky Mountains and junior suites offering optional upgrades for including your four-legged traveling companion. Rooms are fitted with custom-built wooden furniture created by local craftsmen."
Summer Vacation: 10 Affordable Hotels In Colorado
"Kinship Landing is a downtown Colorado Springs hotel that enjoys proximity to the airport and entertainment district. Kinship Landing seats in a serene environment where nature dictates everything. With cultural museums on one side and nature highlights such as the Seven Falls on the other, vacationers will never get enough of this hotel."
A 6-Day Colorado Adventure for All Agesopens in a new tab
"At Kinship Landing, check into a bunk-bed suite or book the camp deck for an urban glamping experience the kiddos will love. The latter is a campsite perched four stories above downtown with views of Pikes Peak, Cheyenne Mountain, and the Front Range, along with amenities such as a full bathroom with plush towels."
This Boutique Colorado Springs Hotel Is the Perfect Home Base for a Dog-Friendly Tripopens in a new tab
"We stayed in a junior suite. The design helped the small space feel just right with wood wrapping around one half of the room and elevating the bed in front of the window. For people without dogs, spacious king suites with floating bathtubs in front of a fireplace are equally suitable for a staycation as they are for someone who wants to stretch out for a long stay to explore Colorado Springs."
8 Colorado Hotels That Offer a Truly Local Experienceopens in a new tab
""This newcomer in downtown Colorado Springs appeals to almost every style of traveler. Looking to rough it without really roughing it? Pitch a tent on the camp deck and still get access to a private bathroom. Traveling with a no-frills crew? Book the group bunkroom, with eight twin bed pods. Or go big in one of the property’s four king suites, complete with an in-room soaking tub, electric fireplace, and balcony."
There's Never Been A Better Time To Visit Colorado Springsopens in a new tab
A conveniently located hotel in downtown Colorado Springs, Kinship Landing was started and is run by locals. CEO and founder Bobby Mikulas has created a cozy and unique space for guests to plan and launch their adventure. With the Ultimate Hotel Takeover Package up to 125 guests can quite literally take over the entire hotel.
Never Been Camping? This Colorado Hotel Will Teach You Howopens in a new tab
"It all starts on the fourth-floor Camp Deck at Kinship Landing in downtown Colorado Springs, where you’ll be taught how to pitch a tent, make a bonfire, roast s’mores on that fire, and more. Then the true test begins. You’ll head out to a nearby campsite—yes, in the actual outdoors—to test out your newfound skills in the wilderness."
Now trending at Colorado’s coolest hotels: bunk beds, and not just for kidsopens in a new tab
"To that same end, Kinship Landing has six rooms that include one queen bed topped with a lofted twin. They’re designed to be just the right size for small groups or families, who still have plenty of room to spread out in the hotel’s light-filled common areas and beyond."
The Design Lovers’ Guide to Colorado Getawaysopens in a new tab
As fun and invigorating as travel can be, it also often involves some bumps along the way. That’s why the group behind Kinship Landing—who are experienced world travelers themselves—kept things simple at their year-old hotel, an anchor of downtown Colorado Springs’ revival. It’s “functional design,” says CEO and co-founder Bobby Mikulas, who worked with local Echo Architecture & Interiors on the design. “We wanted things to feel and look and be handmade.”
Hottest Hotel Openings for a Winter Holiday in the USopens in a new tab
They poured everything into making it a reality, and Kinship Landing was due to open in December 2020. We all know what happened next.
15 Best Fall Foliage Road Trips in North Americaopens in a new tab
Start in Denver and head to Colorado Springs to visit the Pikes Peak Cog Railroad for an aerial view of the fall foliage from 14,000 feet above. Stay at Kinship Landing–a boutique hotel with a laid-back adventurous vibe.
Colorado’s best glamping spots offer luxury tents, covered wagons, clear-top bubbles and yurtsopens in a new tab
1. Kinship Landing opened in downtown Colorado Springs in 2020, a conveniently located hotel for visitors who might want to walk to the new U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum or be a short drive from Garden of the Gods Park. One of its coolest features, however, is its camping deck, an unexpected glamping option. Unlike when booking a typical hotel room, you must bring all of your own camping gear. Unlike a typical camping trip, there is indoor plumbing in a private bathroom and a restaurant downstairs.
Pampering Fido On National Dog Day (Or Anytime) With Fun Stays Around The U.S.opens in a new tab
Kinship Landing; Colorado
This new boutique hotel is centered around exploring the Rocky Mountains. Book a pet-friendly room where your pup will score a comfy designer dog bed.
The concierge will put together a customized dog-friendly itinerary, complete with the best hikes. Order your pooch a doggie bowl with local grains, sweet potato, and egg at the property’s Homa Café — then head out to the mountains. Relax in front of your personal fireplace, and open your room’s overhead garage doors to turn it into an indoor/outdoor viewing deck for Pikes Peak.
4 Last-Minute Labor Day Road Tripsopens in a new tab
From Denver it’s just an hour south to Colorado Springs, where sandstone rock formations and 21 miles of trails at Garden of the Gods are worth pulling over for. Front Range Climbing leads guided rock climbing within the city-owned park (which is free to visit). Spend the night at Kinship Landing (from $49), a new boutique hotel that opened this year with high-end bunk rooms, as well as a fourth-floor outdoor camping room where you can pitch a tent (bring your own or rent one from the hotel) and take in the views of 14,115-foot Pikes Peak.
Not Your Grandmother’s Colorado Springsopens in a new tab
Four new hotels are already underway or open in Downtown Colorado Springs, but one in particular is as focused on the city as it is on its out-of-town guests. Kinship Landing was specifically designed not just to welcome travelers, but to serve as a hub for locals, naturally mingling the two crowds that have plenty to share with each other, given the opportunity. The 80-bed boutique certainly offers lux options with suites that include fully-opening garage door windows, LED fireplaces and extravagant soaking tubs, but it’s the other end of the spectrum that makes this property seriously special. Co-founded by world travelers on a budget, Kinship Landing offers high quality hostel accommodations in a full-service hotel with bunk rooms so chill you may want to stay there no matter your budget.
There's plenty of room to roam at these 10 summer getawaysopens in a new tab
Colorado Springs' robust outdoor assets are a magnet for fresh-air enthusiasts. Pedal Legacy Loop, a 10-mile mixed-use trail circling the downtown.
For an eyeful of beauty while you hike, Garden of the Gods displays vibrant red and orange sandstone rock formations set against snow-capped Pikes Peak, while Cheyenne Mountain State Park offers a taste of the Rocky Mountains.
Stay: Kinship Landing is a new boutique hotel with a large outdoor patio and rooftop deck.
Since You’ve Been Gone… How to explore the new Colorado Springs.opens in a new tab
Maybe you’ve known the Springs as just a mid-size city in the shadow of Pikes Peak, but take one stroll through downtown and you’ll realize the city has evolved in countless ways over the past half decade. It’s not only seen a boom in population, it’s become a breeding ground for innovation and the wellspring of a cultural renaissance.
“We’re shaking up the Springs,” says Aaron Ewton, owner of Atlas Restaurant Group and the mind behind the newly opened CO.A.T.I culinary incubator. “And I love seeing that occur.”
While the Springs’ downtown was once marked by untapped potential, Ewton says all that began to change a few years ago when a new generation of business owners reimagined the city and began to reclaim its reputation. The result has been a diverse mix of restaurants, hospitality concepts, and other small businesses. In addition to CO.A.T.I, the downtown district’s awakening is headlined by the boutique-style Kinship Landing hotel, a new professional soccer stadium for the Switchbacks FC, and the much-anticipated United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum—all of which opened within the last year despite COVID-19. In fact, the number of small businesses in Downtown Colorado Springs grew over the course of the pandemic, with more than 20 street-level businesses opening in 2020 alone and more than two dozen already announced for 2021.
THE BEST NEW HOTELS IN THE WORLD: 2021 HOT LISTopens in a new tab
The backstory: Husband and wife Bobby and Brooke Mikulas and their friend Nate Grimm cemented their friendship over ice climbing adventures and a shared passion for travel, having visited nearly 20 countries. Their vision was to create a place for locals and travelers to connect over adventures. Bobby likes to say Colorado Springs has so much to offer but it takes a while to discover the area’s best secrets. Kinship Landing is a fast track to belonging. They’ve taken all of their experiences traveling the globe to create an incredibly thoughtful hotel. Guests in shared bunk rooms have access to a communal kitchen on the second floor and a sound machine turns on at 10pm in shared accommodations to ensure a sound sleep. There is also an option for gear storage and common showers.
10 New Venues in Denver for Spring 2021 Meetings and Eventsopens in a new tab
Kinship Landing, a new event-friendly boutique hotel, debuted this month in the Pikes Peak region of Colorado Springs, which tapped its local creative community to design and accent the property. While private events are welcome on-premise, those interested can rent out the entire hotel and all of its meeting spaces for groups ranging from 80 to 120 people for $8,000 to $20,000 per night. Event spaces include The Greenhaus, which is 1,000 square feet and can seat 60 or 80 standing, and goes for $150 per hour.
New Colorado hotel offers camping experience with mountain viewsopens in a new tab
Fitting for a city that's as outdoor recreation-centric as Colorado Springs, Kinship Landing is one of the newest hotels in the area. For guests looking to try something unique, it offers a change of pace compared to the typical lodging experience.
Find this boutique hotel standing tall in a budding area of downtown, meant to offer guests a spot where they can get caught up in adventurous vibes or just hang out. Guest rooms come in a variety layouts, each with a modern yet natural feel and the public spaces are comfortable and friendly.