The Glen Eyrie Story

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Introducing The Glen Eyrie Story!

The Glen Eyrie Story is our newest and most exciting history book! Full of photos, illustrations, and information, this is the perfect addition to your shelf or coffee table.

Featuring:

  • 128 pages
  • More than 130 historic and modern day images of The Castle, the grounds, the people, and more!
  • Hardcover with a dust jacket

 

From the inside cover:

In 1869, General William Jackson Palmer, railroad pioneer and Civil War veteran, saw Pikes Peak for the first time and dreamt of a summer resort colony at the base of the mountain. He ventured into a beautiful glen north of Garden of the Gods and fell in love with the wild, romantic landscape in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Palmer decided to call the place home: Glen Eyrie – Valley of the Eagle’s Nest. This land of enchantment serves as a spectacular backdrop against which people have lived extraordinary lives.


The Glen Eyrie Story explores the rich history of this beautiful estate, and the people and organizations who have called it home. Learn about the big dreams and adventures of the Palmer family and their staff members from 1871-1909. Discover a plot to turn Glen Eyrie into a subdivision in 1916. Read about Alexander Cochran’s ill-fated romance in the 1920s, and about the incredible generosity and faith of George Strake and his family from the 1930s-50s. Witness God’s faithfulness through the purchase of Glen Eyrie by The Navigators in 1953.

When your historical explorations are complete, venture beyond the pages of this book to dream of your own Glen Eyrie adventure today. “At Glen Eyrie, we promise to stay true to our Navigator legacy by purposefully and thoughtfully inspiring wonder through our hospitality, nurturing of guests, and in the natural beauty of God’s creation. In this place of breathtaking grandeur, we create a uniquely sacred environment that opens the heart, mind, and soul to moments of reflection, discovery, heartening change, and genuine personal transformation, bringing our guests closer to what truly matters in life