Monthly Archives: March 2013

Going Offbeat in Estes Park

Estes Park, in the Front Range region of Colorado, plays host to its fair share of skiers, hikers, and other outdoor enthusiasts.  After all, this town of roughly 6,000 inhabitants is a scant 12 miles away from Rocky Mountain National Park and all that it offers.  But like the rest of Colorado, there’s a lot more going on than skiing, ice climbing, and hiking.

Staying in Estes Park can mean a hotel or bed and breakfast; for others, choosing a vacation rental in the area makes sense.  This is en especially good option for families or groups that want extra space or those looking for a bit more privacy and freedom than a hotel offers.  If you can’t find your ideal rental in Estes Park itself, Denver and Boulder are within a 60 and 90 minute drive, respectively. Continue reading

Family Friendly Colorado Vacation Rentals

If you’ve ever traveled with your family, you know how important it can be to find the perfect accommodations for the whole family. While hotels can be accommodating, they often don’t offer enough space for an entire family. Hotels are simply not a very convenient, or economical, place for a family to spend a long vacation. Instead of fretting over finding an affordable hotel that will have enough room for your family when you are visiting Colorado, consider booking a family friendly Colorado vacation rentalContinue reading

Keystone, Colorado: A Village (or Six) Built for Skiers

Keystone is tucked away in the Northwest region of Colorado.  It’s almost not really a village so much as a collection of unique villages with several different attractions.  These include ski-centric River Run, relax-ready Lakeside Village, North Keystone and West Keystone, which provide access to both the wilderness and the town, and historical East Keystone, which started life in the 1880s as a stagecoach stop. Continue reading