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Cliff House Awards and Press

Cliff House

Awards and Accolades

  • AAA Four Diamond Award – Hotel (2001 – 2015)
  • AAA Four Diamond Award – Dining Room (2001 – 2015)
  • Colorado Hotel & Lodging Association’s (CHLA) Distinguished Zenith Award (2013)
  • Conde Nast Traveler “Top 40 Resorts in the West” (2013)
  • EMI’s Elite Meetings Advisory Board Elite Gold Status (2013)
  • Distinguished Restaurant of North America (DiRoNA) Award (2004 - 2015)
  • American Historic Inns’ Top Ten Romantic Inn of the Decade (1994 – 2004)
  • Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence (2001 – 2015)
  • Award of Unique Distinction from Wine Enthusiast
  • Travel + Leisure Magazine Reader's "Top 100 Hotels of the World" 2006
  • Travel + Leisure Magazine Editor's "Top 500 Hotels of the World" 2007

The Cliff House at Pikes Peak receives the prestigious "Zenith" award.
October 21, 2013
The Cliff House in Manitou Springs was recognized with the Colorado Hotel & Lodging Association’s (CHLA) Distinguished Zenith Award - recognizing an individual or property that truly embodies the hospitality spirit, whether it’s over the course of a career or just a moment in time when that spirit exudes. The 2013 Zenith Award recognizes the entire Cliff House team, who contributed individually, and together made a difference.


The Cliff House voted one of the "Top 40 Resorts in the West"
August 11, 2014
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The Cliff House at Pikes Peak Honored with "Elite Gold" Certification for Meetings
Elite Gold status is granted by EMI’s Elite Meetings Advisory Board, a distinguished body comprised of meeting professionals and hospitality executives. The board considers the resorts and hotels based on a demonstrated commitment to providing an exceptional group experience.


Cliff House Restaurant Wine Blog Rated #1
30-Mar-2011
MANITOU SPRINGS, CO – Eric Ewers, Cellar Master at The Cliff House Dining Room in Manitou Springs, Colorado, has just elevated his profile by quite a bit. Mr. Ewers and The Cliff House Dining Room.
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Cliff House Lodging Awards 23-Feb-2010
"Four Diamonds" Historic Country Inn AAA 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 "Top 40 Resorts in the West 2013" Condé Nast Traveler "World's Best 2006" Travel + Leisure Magazine #80 on the Top 100 list.
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Distinguished Restaurant of North America (DiRoNA) Award 16-Apr-2009
There are only 797 restaurants in the world that currently hold a Distinguished Restaurant of North America (DiRoNA) Award -one of the most prestigious awards for fine dining- and The Cliff House Dining Room has just been added to this elite roster.
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The Cliff House Dining Room Awards 23-Feb-2010
“Four Diamonds”
AAA 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

“DiRoNA Award”
2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

“Best of Award of Excellence”

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The Cliff House Romantic Accolades 23-Feb-2010
"Top Ten Romantic Inn of the Decade" American Historic Inns, 2004 (1994 - 2004) "Top Ten Romantic Inn of the Year" American Historic Inns, 2002 "Top Ten Romantic Hotel" Best of Citysearch 2003 Audience Winners
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Press

Table Talk: Pork chop heaven at The Cliff House.
August 2015
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A history of Colorado through 9 historic hotels.
July 2015
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You Can Still Stay a Night at These Grand Hotels From the Gilded Age
July 2015
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Off-season trek provides luxurious adventure
February 2015
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The 8 Weirdest Places You Can Spend the Night
August 2014
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Press Comments About Dining
February 23, 2010
"I admit it. I’m a fan. In fact, I admitted it in print in our recent Gazette Dining Guide when I labeled The Cliff House at Pikes Peak as one of my Top 5 favorite restaurants in the region." Kate Jonusak, The Gazette
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Press Comments About Lodging
Februaru 23, 2010
"How best to prepare for your stay at The Cliff House at Pikes Peak? Pack a big bag, sell all other belongings, and put your house on the market. Once you check in, you'll never want to leave." Amanda Faison, 5280 Magazine
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Colorado Resorts and Hotels Weathering the Recession
May 15, 2009
Like the indomitable surfers of southern California, they ride the waves of a surging - and then, suddenly, spinning out - economy. Meeting and event planners, and the hotels that serve them, are valiantly trying to “hang 10″ through the 2009.
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Paul York's Ongoing Focus on the Cliff House
May 1, 2009
Paul York has been working for the Cliff House since 1997. For some people, the hospitality industry’s long hours and demanding pace might be too much. But Paul York thrives on delivering top service and creating lasting memories.
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