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Local resort offering free stays during the holidays to military families

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Cheyenne Mountain Resort announced it will offer free stays to twelve military families whose family members are currently deployed overseas.

The resort and Colorado Springs Mom Blog are opening up a nominating process starting Friday until Dec. 1 for people to nominate a deserving family. The resort said families should also feel encouraged to nominate themselves.

The twelve families will receive an all-expenses paid two-night stay at the resort with "a stocking full of experiences and activities made possible through the resort and the blog." The families will also get to talk with their loved one over video chat on a 120 inch big screen at the resort for 30 minutes.

“This holiday season, we wanted to do something special for the families who selflessly share their spouse or partner with us to keep our country safe,” said Scott Marn, managing director at The Cheyenne Mountain Resort. “We wanted to let them know that their sacrifice does not go unnoticed and we hope that our recognition will give them a few new reasons to smile this holiday season.”

The public can nominate a family by visiting the Colorado Springs Moms Blog when the link to submit a submission form becomes active Friday. The resort will select the top 24 finalists. The final 12 finalists will be decided by a vote on the blog's Facebook page starting Dec. 4 and ending at 5 p.m. on Dec. 8. Winners will be announced on Dec. 11.

In order to be eligible, families must be based in Colorado. The family must have one child living at home and have one active duty parent deployed who will not be home for the holidays. The package will be available to the immediate family of the person deployed overseas.

Cheyenne Mountain will offer the winning family the following package:

  • Complimentary two-night stay in a deluxe guest room on either Dec. 15-17 or Dec. 22-24
  • On-property complimentary breakfast for the whole family during their stay
  • On-property complimentary childcare for two hours at Kid’s Korner so mom or dad here in Colorado can enjoy a complimentary 50-minute massage at Alluvia Spa and Wellness Retreat
  • Complimentary participation/entry in the resort’s planned holiday activities, including elf turndown service, gourmet hot cocoa by the fire, popcorn and a holiday movie, and more
  • The opportunity to select from myriad donated items to assemble a “holiday care package” for their deployed parent, shipped overseas free of charge
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