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.
Colorado: 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.
Pennsylvania: Coffee and light snacks will be provided during the mid-morning break, but breakfast will be on your own.
Colorado & Pennsylvania: Lunch on both Friday and Saturday will be provided to all conference attendees.
Colorado & Pennsylvania: 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.
Colorado Lodging –
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 1 through Sunday March 4 (3 nights). If you would like to request additional nights on either end of your trip, please contact us for availability.
Summit Hotel Rooms – Full, no vacancies
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 $95 per night.
935 Osage Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829
Summit Cabins – Full, no vacancies
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 $110 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.
There are 13 rooms available, which can be reserved directly from them. The rooms vary in pricing from $145 – $295 per night. The rates are based on availability, so if you want to stay at The Cliff House contact them as soon as possible.
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. Summit has a block of 20 rooms held, which can be reserved directly through them. The pricing varies between $102 – $110.50 per night prior to tax. The block of rooms will be release 14 days prior to the conference. You can cancel your room up to 24 hours prior to arrival at 4:00 PM.
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
The mid-sized town of Lancaster offers a number of lodging options and is packed with restaurants, cafes, boutiques, art, historical attractions, and museums.
The Eden Resort & Suites
Nestled in the heart of Lancaster County, The Eden Resort & Suites is conveniently located just a couple of miles from the Lancaster Bible College (LBC) campus and offers luxury accommodations. The Eden Resort & Suites offers an indoor heated pool and whirlpool. There are several restaurant options located in the building.
222 Eden Road, Lancaster PA 17601
The Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
The Fairfield Inn offers clean, comfortable, and affordable accommodations. The hotel offers complimentary breakfast, fitness center, Wifi, a pool and hot tub. Staying at the Fairfield Inn allows easy access to downtown Lancaster and the conference. They offer a complimentary breakfast. The rooms vary in pricing from $104 (standard room) – $124 (deluxe room) per night prior to tax. Rooms can be booked directly through the Fairfield Inn.
150 Granite Run Dr, Lancaster, PA 17601
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.
The Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Harrisburg International Airport (MDT) are the two closest airports to Lancaster Bible College (LBC). PHL is around one hour and forty-minutes away, but offers additional flight options. MDT is only about 30 minutes away from LBC. You could also consider flights into New York City, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., as Lancaster is less than 3 hours away from those cities.
Parking around the Summit hotel is 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 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.
Conference guests are welcome to park in the Lancaster Bible College (LBC) parking in the Teague Learning Commons lot. View the LBC campus map.
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 $20 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
If you’d rather skip the hassle of a rental car, the Amtrak Train would be a good form of transportation to and from the area airports. The downtown Lancaster Amtrak train station is 5 minutes (2.5 miles) from the LBC campus. A map of the northeast Amtrak stations can be found here.
Note: Summit will not be providing transportation to or from the airport or Amtrak Train station during the Pennsylvania Be’18 Conference.
Attire will be casual during the Be’18 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. In Pennsylvania, you can expect the highs to be in the 70’s and 80’s, but always good to double check the weather reports.
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.
Enjoy an effortless ride to the top of Pikes Peak while surrounded by breathtaking mountain views. The summit is 14,114 ft., so be sure to pack a jacket since the top will be chilly.
Note: May be closed during winter for track and train maintenance, so be sure to check their website for updates.
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 menial 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.
Pennsylvania is rich with history, beautiful countryside, and unique shops. Below is a sampling of the local attractions.
Sight & Sound’s massive stage comes to life as seas part around you, whales swim overhead, and animals race by as you’re immersed in spectacular Biblical musicals. The story of Jesus will be playing in July 2018. The musical stage adventure will walk you back into history with surprises throughout the performance.
Hershey Farm is a bakery, restaurant, outdoor market, country store, and boutiques all wrapped into one place.
The mid-size town of Lancaster is a short distance from the LBC campus and offers shopping, art galleries and restaurants. Perfect for an afternoon stroll or grabbing a cup of coffee while browsing through shops.
Tour the Turkey Hill factory, sample ice cream, or even create your very own ice cream flavor.
Amish Farm & Buggy Ride
Visit a local working Amish farm or take a restful buggy ride through the country side.
Located on the northeastern side of Lancaster Country Antiques Capital of U.S. facilities over 3,000 antique dealers who both display and sell.
Everyone loves chocolate, right? Take a free tour of Hershey’s Chocolate in Hershey, PA, and try some free chocolate.
Lancaster Country offers beautiful rolling hills. Find a walking trail or a creek and enjoy a pleasant walk. Although they have become an item of the past, over 25 intact covered bridges can still be found throughout Lancaster County.
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