Located in downtown Colorado Springs, Kinship Landing is a beacon of inspired lodging in the Pikes Peak region. A stay at this year-old boutique hotel is a curated experience fit for travelers of all budgets.
Bobby Mikulas, CEO and co-founder, says the property has “everything you need and nothing you don’t.” He envisioned the fresh, modern and functionally designed space as a network for travelers to connect and launch their next adventure. As the day turns golden, the hope is for Kinship Landing to be a home to relax and rejuvenate in, and it’s clear that dream has become a reality. The bespoke concept has been featured nationally for its unique take on hospitality.
The local craftmanship shines in each room and creates an earthy yet welcoming vibe. 34 private guest rooms and six eight-person bunk rooms all feature gear storage, handpicked art, Tuft & Needle mattresses and keyless entry. Whether you’re a solo traveler, family or large group, Kinship Landing has you covered. Accommodations range from king suites with mountain views and a soaking tub to shared or private group bunk rooms with privacy curtains, charging ports and two bathrooms. Pet-friendly upgrades and handicapped accessible rooms are also available.
The most unique room on the property — and perhaps in Colorado — is the camping deck. It’s like a glamping experience, but elevated. The personal urban campsite can fit up to six people and overlooks Pikes Peak, Cheyenne Mountain and the Front Range. It’s the perfect spot to unroll a yoga mat and flow with the sun. But unlike the wilderness, the room features a heated bathroom with soft towels and a walk-in shower.
Upon check-in, guests can grab a healthy bite at Homa Cafe + Bar, which hugs the hotel’s front desk. The lobby serves as a hub for locals and visitors alike to cowork, eat and hang out. “Homa” comes from the word “human” in Esperanto, a defunct language created in the 1800s to foster world peace and international understanding through one shared dialect. Intentionality is really woven into every aspect of Kinship Landing. The eatery has everything from acai bowls and sandwiches to handcrafted cocktails and hard kombucha. Imbibe in the cozy booths, fireside lounge, solo and community tables, large outdoor patio or the sun-filled greenhouse. One of the main draws to the property, the indoor and light-filled greenhouse space — or Greenhaus — is available to rent for private yoga retreats, business meetings or other events.
If guests ask the front desk for a hotel gym, they’ll instead be ushered to outdoor recreational sites like the Manitou Incline or a local yoga studio. If they ask the café for espresso, they’ll be guided across the street to Loyal Coffee for a world-class latte. It’s all about community. If one would rather keep it simple, Kinship Landing staff communicates by text for recommendations or to answer any questions. It’s an incredibly personal touch that makes a big difference. If you’re looking to plan your next Colorado escape this season, head to Colorado Springs, the town just named one of the top 10 emerging destinations in the world by TripAdvisor’s 2021 Travelers’ Choice Awards. Once you arrive, Kinship Landing will take care of the rest.
Photos by Richard Seldomridge and Ashlee Kay Photography.
Originally published in Summer + Fall 2022 Issue.