At Summit, we love how the table creates space for conversation and community. Built into the Summit core DNA is the concept that you should not only teach truth, but you must also accompany truth with relationship. Truth and relationship must go hand in hand. Meals together allow for organic conversations with faculty and other attendees.
Please let us know if you have any medical food allergies or dietary restrictions and we’ll accommodate you as much as possible.
Breakfast will be provided to those staying at the Summit campus during the conference. Coffee and light snacks will be provided during the mid-morning break for all attendees.
Lunch on both Friday and Saturday will be provided to all conference attendees.
Dinner will be provided to all registered conference guests on Thursday and Saturday evening. Since both conferences take place in picturesque locations, Friday evening will be dinner on your own, so you are able to take advantage of the local attractions.
We know that everyone’s lodging preferences are different, so below are a few suggestions as you choose the place which best fits your needs.
Summit Ministries’ Campus
Do you want to eliminate the hassle of transportation to and from the conference each day? The Summit campus offers several lodging options. Lodging on the Summit campus will begin on the evening of Thursday March 7 through Sunday March 10 (3 nights). If you would like to request additional nights on either end of your trip, please contact us for availability.
Summit Hotel Rooms
Each of the newly renovated rooms in the turn of the century hotel offers a private bathroom. There are 17 rooms available during the conference. The rooms can either be configured with two twin beds or one king bed. Breakfast in the dining room is complimentary with a stay at the Summit hotel. Hotel rooms are $105 per night.
935 Osage Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829
Summit’s cabins are conveniently located near Summit’s 1880’s hotel. There’s the option to reserve a one-bedroom cabin which will either have one full or queen bed. Each cabin contains a small kitchen, sitting area, free Wifi, and a bathroom. Cabins are $125 per night.
928 Osage Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829
The Cliff House
Dating back to the stagecoach era, The Cliff House is located down the hill from Summit (0.1 mile walk or 0.4 mile drive). The Cliff House has beautifully and uniquely decorated in the style of the late 1800’s. Stately and spellbinding, they pairs the glamour of a bygone era with the modern-day style, sophistication and services worthy of its AAA Four Diamond status.
Reservations should be make directly with the hotel. If you want to stay at The Cliff House contact them as soon as possible as their rooms tend to fill up quickly.
306 Canon Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829
Located along Fountain Creek with a view of Pikes Peak, Days Inn provides a comfortable and affordable stay. Located just 1.5 miles away from Summit, Days Inn offers complimentary breakfast, free Wifi, onsite parking and an indoor pool. Rooms should be booked directly with the Days Inn.
120 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829
Magnuson Grand Pikes Peak
The Magnuson Grand Pikes is another affordable option near Summit’s campus. Just 1.7 miles away from Summit campus, the Magnuson Grand Pikes Peak offers a comfortable night’s stay. Complimentary continental breakfast, internet access and indoor pool are offered to all hotel guest. Staying at the Magnuson Grand Pikes Peak allows for easy access to Manitou Springs and Old Colorado City. Hotel reservations can be made directly with the Magnuson Hotel at (719) 685-5991.
45 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829
You’re welcome to either fly into the Colorado Springs Airport (COS) or the Denver International Airport (DEN). The COS airport is small, easy to navigate, and just under 30 minutes away from the Summit campus. The DEN airport is about an hour and thirty-minute drive from Summit’s campus. Although it’s further away, DEN generally offers great flight options, which are generally cheaper, but it will depend on where you’re flying from.
Parking around the Summit hotel is extremely limited and will be based on first come first served bases for those not staying in lodging on the Summit campus. Therefore, it is strongly encouraged that you park off-site, carpool, or use a taxi/shuttle service if you are flying in from out of state. If it’s helpful, Summit will provide transportation to and from the Colorado Springs airport (COS) on Thursday afternoon from the airport and back to the airport on Sunday afternoon (shuttle sign up required).
Note: Once the parking around the Summit campus is full, all other vehicles will need to park in an off-site lot.
COS Airport to Summit
Summit staff will be shuttling guests from the Colorado Springs Airport (COS) to the Summit Campus during the afternoon of Thursday, March 1 (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM) and back to COS on Sunday March 4 (12:00 PM until 2:00 PM). If your flight falls outside of the time frame, please contact us to check availability. Once you have it, we will need your flight information, so we can be there to pick you up. Reservations must be made in advance through the registration form. Transportation will be $22.50 per person each way.
Parking around Summit’s campus will be extremely limited and will be based on first come, first served bases. Therefore, it is strongly encouraged that you park off-site, carpool, or use a shuttle service.
DEN Airport to COS Airport
Attire will be casual during the Be’19 conference. Temperatures fluctuate quite a bit in Colorado, especially in March, so be sure to check the weather right before you pack. It’s still possible for us to get snow in March or it could reach the low 60’s during the afternoons.
The central Colorado area offers a wide variety of activities. Below is a sampling of the local attractions.
You can either enjoy the stunning scenery while driving through the Garden or get out and hike the winding trails.
Another great hiking option, Red Rocks Canyon contains both flat easy trails and trails for the more adventurous hiker.
Red Mountain is within walking distance of Summit’s campus directly the south. The trail head is 0.5 mile from Summit’s hotel and then another 1.3 miles to the top, so expect just under a 4 mile hike round trip.
Note: If there’s snow on the ground, the trail can be icy towards the top.
Compassion International has a beautiful campus on the north side of Colorado Springs and offers tours of their facility. Check out their website for times and availability.
You can walk through Focus on the Family’s bookstore, wander through Whit’s End or enjoy ice cream in the Soda Shop. Focus on the Family is about 35 minutes from Manitou Springs on the north side of Colorado Springs.
Located on the north side of Colorado Springs, the Air Force Academy offers a beautiful chapel, tours, and walking trails.
Note: You will need your driver’s license to enter the base.
See the actual facilities where the Olympic athletes train. The Olympic Training Center is located in central Colorado Springs and offers tours of their campus for a fee.
Downtown Manitou Springs is located just down the hill and easy walking distance from the Summit campus. Situated at sixty-four hundred feet, the quaint mountain town of Manitou Springs offers hiking, creek-side restaurants, shopping, art galleries, coffee shops, and mineral springs. Manitou Springs is nestled at the base of Pikes Peak. Creating a perfect setting for an afternoon stroll down Manitou Avenue.
Zoos are not just for kids! The Colorado Springs zoo was built on the side of a mountain, so has beautiful views of Colorado Springs while also offering a great zoo set-up.
If you’re up for a short steep hike to a waterfall, Helen Hunt Falls is a great option. On warm weekends parking can be limited, but there is no entrance fee.
Note: Depending on weather, the trail can be very icy.
Take a drive to the top of America’s mountain, a 19-mile scenic highway to the 14,114 ft. summit. The summit will be chilly, so make sure you dress appropriately.
Note: Depending on weather conditions, road may not be passable to the top.
Check back for additional information coming soon.