The Steakhouse at Flying Horse Earns Wine Spectator Restaurant Award in 2020
Colorado Springs, CO – July 2020) — The Steakhouse at Flying Horse has been honored for its outstanding wine program in Wine Spectator’s 2020 Restaurant Awards. The annual program, which recognizes restaurants around the world as the top destinations for wine lovers, successfully moved forward this year despite the effects of COVID-19.
“This year’s Wine Spectator Restaurant Award program celebrates restaurants’ resilience, dedication and bravery during these unprecedented times,” said Marvin R. Shanken, Editor and Publisher, Wine Spectator. “We hope that all of our award winners and the people who make them special will find their way through the crisis to once again welcome us through their doors. We look forward to raising a glass together, and to new beginnings.”
“It is an incredible honor for The Steakhouse at Flying Horse to have earned the coveted Award of Excellence designation from Wine Spectator for the third consecutive year. Our team is delighted to be part of such an incredible group of restaurants who share the passion for curating delightful and memorable wine lists.” said Kevin Anderson, Food and Beverage Director.
Wine Spectator began its program to recognize the world’s best wine lists in 1981. There are three levels: the Award of Excellence, the Best of Award of Excellence and the Grand Award—with 2,289; 1,387; and 100 winners this year in each respective category.
The Award of Excellence recognizes restaurants whose wine lists feature a well-chosen assortment of quality producers along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style.
Follow the Restaurant Awards on Twitter and Instagram, with hashtag #WSRestaurantAward, and at the newly refreshed, user friendly WineSpectator.com/Restaurants, where all winners can be searched by location and sorted by factors including name, distance, award level, cuisine and pricing. Wine Spectator’s special Restaurant Awards issue—which features Chef José Andrés on the cover—becomes available to readers July 14.
The unveiling of the 2020 award winners follows up on the Wine Spectator Scholarship Foundation’s contribution of $250,000 in April to World Central Kitchen, led by José Andrés. The donation helped support the charity’s mission of feeding those in need, a cause all the more urgent amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
About Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator is the world’s leading authority on wine. Anchored by Wine Spectator magazine, a print publication that reaches around 3 million readers worldwide, the brand also encompasses the Web’s most comprehensive wine site (WineSpectator.com), mobile platforms and a series of signature events. Wine Spectator examines the world of wine from the vineyard to the table, exploring wine’s role in contemporary culture and delivering expert reviews of more than 15,000 wines each year. Parent company M. Shanken Communications, Inc., also publishes Cigar Aficionado, Whisky Advocate, Market Watch, Shanken News Daily and Shanken’s Impact Newsletter.
About The Steakhouse at Flying Horse
Located at 1880 Weiskopf Point (80921) in Colorado Springs, The Steakhouse at Flying Horse opened in 2015 and is a three-time recipient of the Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator (2018, 2019, 2020). Known for its innovative steakhouse fare and extensive list of old and new world wine, The Steakhouse is a contemporary restaurant situated in a beautiful Tuscan style clubhouse setting overlooking the Flying Horse golf course, Pikes Peak and the Front Range. Featured menus and reservations are available online at www.flyinghorsesteakhouse.com.
Effective March 27, 2020, the Governor of Colorado issued an amended Public Health Order 20-24 implementing “Stay at Home” requirements requiring all playgrounds, picnic shelters, and other similar areas conducive to public gathering, and other attended areas shall be closed to the public for the duration of the Order.
This is a statewide order and includes parks located within Flying Horse: Barefoot Park, Frog's Leap Park, Angel Mist Park, and Lizard's Leap Park.
General Manager, Wendy McHenry Shares an Update with Club Members.
Words cannot describe how grateful we are for all of the encouraging comments, emails, texts and phone calls that we have been receiving from you. This is a challenging time for everyone and your words of encouragement mean so much to us.
During these times it feels as though situations are changing by the second, please understand that we will continually adjust our operation as up to date information is processed by our team. I believe that providing current information is important to our membership, so please take a moment to read further communications from the Club.
When the current snow clears, the golf course and outdoor tennis and pickleball courts will be open for play. Please come out and get some fresh air and sunshine! Normal membership rules apply for these areas. Click HERE to view Tennis & Golf Information and HERE to view the Golf Course Aerification Information.
We began offering a curbside pickup menu at the Clubhouse on Tuesday and appreciate the support from everyone who has taken advantage of the service. This is a new and very different way of doing business for us and we have been working on efficiencies with the operations. We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as we “fine tune” things in order to provide a great experience for you. NEW! We are now able to offer curbside beer and wine sales. Please click HERE to view our new Curbside Menu.
At this time, we are utilizing the current closure to get maintenance projects completed and deep clean both the Athletic Club and Clubhouse areas. A few of the projects would have required future closure of specific areas and we are getting them finished now. In addition, our golf course staff is busy getting the course ready for the season. We have been able to offer additional hours to our displaced staff in some of these areas as well.
Many of you have inquired about our dues structure going forward. Dues will continue to be billed normally but the dues increase scheduled for April 1 will be postponed. This plan is necessary for the Club in order to maintain the facility, pay current financial obligations and most importantly be prepared for our reopening. Our main goal is to provide our membership a great place to relax and recreate as soon as possible.
We will continue to keep you informed via email as we work our way through this. You can also reply to this email with specific questions and a member of our team will get back with you as quickly as possible.
Only 6.3 percent of more than 27,000 AAA Inspected & Approved hotels receive the prestigious rating.
Colorado Springs, CO – October 28, 2019 – The Lodge at Flying Horse has received the coveted AAA Four Diamond hotel designation. This is the first time The Lodge at Flying Horse has attained this prestigious rating.
“We are honored to be recognized as a AAA Four Diamond hotel,” said Wendy McHenry, General Manager. “At Flying Horse, we are committed to exceeding guest expectations and providing a premier travel experience. This rating acknowledges the hard work and dedication of our hospitality staff.”
Hotels at this level are committed to providing every guest with a high degree of hospitality, with attentive service in upscale surroundings, according to AAA. Four Diamond Rated properties typically offer an extensive array of amenities and guest services.
The Lodge at Flying Horse is part of a select group of establishments within North America. Currently, just 1,722 hotels hold the AAA Four Diamond Rating.
“AAA is pleased to recognize The Lodge at Flying Horse as a Four Diamond hotel,” said Michael Petrone, director of AAA Inspections & Diamond Ratings. “These establishments dedicate a significant amount of attention to detail that helps ensure a consistent and memorable guest experience. To uphold the exceptionally high standards required on a daily basis to attain this rating is an outstanding achievement.”
In celebration of this prestigious award, The Lodge at Flying Horse is offering a limited-time special of $169/night. To secure the special rate, please visit The Lodge website at https://lodgeatflyinghorse.com and enter the promo code “DIAMOND” when booking your stay or call The Lodge guest reservation line at 844-768-2684 and mention AAA Four Diamond.
About AAA Inspections
For more than 80 years, AAA has used professional inspectors to conduct in-person property evaluations. AAA offers the only rating system using comprehensive, on-site professional hotel and restaurant evaluations guided by member priorities. With a far greater inventory than any other rating entity, AAA’s rating system covers the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.
Travelers can find Diamond Rated establishments and inspector insight in AAA’s trip planning products: the AAA Mobile app, the online AAA Travel Guides and Travel Planner and the AAA TourBook guides available to members at AAA offices.
AAA provides more than 59 million members with automotive, travel, insurance and financial services through its federation of 35 motor clubs and nearly 1,100 branch offices across North America. Since 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for safe mobility. Drivers can request roadside assistance, identify nearby gas prices, locate discounts, book a hotel or map a route via the AAA Mobile app. To join, visit AAA.com.
About The Lodge at Flying Horse
Located in the luxurious and award-winning Flying Horse resort community, The Lodge at Flying Horse has quickly become one of Colorado’s most desirable hotel destinations for business and leisure travelers. The hotel opened in the fall of 2015 offering 48 lodge hotel rooms and four (4) individual two-bedroom villa suites. The Lodge has since been recognized as a AAA Four Diamond hotel and The Steakhouse is a two-time recipient (2018 & 2019) of Wine Spectator Magazine’s Award of Excellence. To learn more about The Lodge at Flying Horse, visit www.LodgeAtFlyingHorse.com.
Best New Community | Best Neighborhood | Best Golf Course
For four years running, Flying Horse has been voted BEST NEW HOME COMMUNITY by readers of The Gazette, earning a GOLD award in this category, making our community the single best development in Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region.
Classic Homes, the developer of Flying Horse was recognized with a GOLD award as the region's BEST HOME DEVELOPER for the third year. In addition, our community received a Silver award for BEST NEIGHBORHOOD, which is a testament to the established neighborhood feel that the Flying Horse development team has worked hard to achieve since breaking ground in 2004. The Club at Flying Horse also received a Bronze award for BEST GOLF COURSE.
We would like to thank the homeowners, Club Members, and internal staff that helped Flying Horse achieve GOLD, SILVER, and BRONZE in the 2019 Best of the Springs reader's poll. We are very proud of the community we've created together and look forward to all the new and exciting groundbreaking news 2019 and beyond hold for Flying Horse, The Club, The Lodge and The Steakhouse!
THE CLUB AT FLYING HORSE AND COLORADO GOLF PROFESSIONAL, GARRETT FROGGATTE, JOIN NETWORK OF GOLF CHANNEL ACADEMY INSTRUCTORS
Garrett Froggatte, the Head Teaching Professional at The Club at Flying Horse in Colorado Springs, Co., has been named a lead coach for Golf Channel Academy.
Froggatte, an accomplished player and coach who played alongside 2016 PGA champion Jimmy Walker at Baylor University, is the most recent addition to Golf Channel Academy (GCA), a dedicated network of teaching facilities operating with the active support of Golf Channel, the game’s leading global multimedia and golf entertainment source.
“I’m very excited to be among this group of highly successful, motivated and influential teachers,” said Froggatte, who has been at Flying Horse since 2008 and has since grown the junior and women’s golf programs many times over. “This is a great opportunity for golf coaches to work together and learn from one another, adopting best coaching practices to better serve their students. My goal is to help clients learn to play better and enjoy playing golf more.”
Presented by The Steakhouse at Flying Horse
We are excited to announce that we have another VIN Festival coming to the Steakhouse at Flying Horse September 16th.
Over 150 wines to taste, food trucks, live music, artists and gourmet vendors. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the front range while you sip, savor and swirl.
Location: 1880 Weiskopf Pt. Colorado Springs, CO 80921
When: Sunday, September 16, 2018 from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
You won't want to miss this one! Head to Eventbrite to get your tickets today.
Free Concerts Every 1st & 3rd Thursday