Festivals • Travel • The West

Dreaming of a White Christmas & Live Theater
Dreaming of a White Christmas & Live Theater

November 24, 2021

A Birthday in Grand Lake, Colorado
A Birthday in Grand Lake, Colorado

November 16, 2021

Happy 14 Years to HeidiTown
Happy 14 Years to HeidiTown

October 26, 2021

Aurora, Colorado: Stay at the Hyatt Regency & Eat Everything
Aurora, Colorado: Stay at the Hyatt Regency & Eat Everything

October 5, 2021

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An Impressive Level of Authenticity Hotel de Paris, Georgetown, Colorado. HeidiTown (9)
Colorado, Travel

An Impressive Level of Authenticity: Hotel de Paris, Georgetown, Colorado

I am writing an update to my 2014 post, “Hotel de Paris, a gem hidden in plain sight.” As readers will know, I visited Georgetown recently, and of course, I popped into the museum. I can’t visit the town without ... [ Read More ]
Sweet Easy, Georgetown, Colorado. HeidiTown Featured Image
Colorado, Travel

Nightlife in Georgetown, Colorado, Including a Downtown Bed & Breakfast

Let’s face it, one does not visit Georgetown, Colorado, for the nightlife. This charming, 1800s mining town, 45 minutes west of Denver, gets quiet after dark. However, there are a few places that stay open late where visitors can go ... [ Read More ]
Speak Friend & Enter: Mine Tours in Georgetown, Colorado
Colorado, Travel

Speak Friend & Enter: Mine Tours in Georgetown, Colorado

The cat is out of the bag—I love Lord of The Rings, and when I think about a mine, I picture dwarfs, but mining is also a big piece of Colorado’s history. Over many years, thousands of people have come ... [ Read More ]
An Epic Hamburger, Excellent Pizza & Best Lunch Deal in the Mountains Georgetown, Colorado. HeidiTown (8)
Colorado, Dining, Travel

An Epic Hamburger, Excellent Pizza & Best Lunch Deal in the Mountains: Georgetown, Colorado

Georgetown is a hidden town with hidden gems. For years, it ran under the radar as it was tucked under Interstate 70. The latter was what helped keep it a secret, despite being just 45 minutes west of Denver. It’s ... [ Read More ]
Silver Plume is Not a Colorado Ghost Town. HeidiTown (5)
Colorado, Travel

Silver Plume is Not a Colorado Ghost Town

Please note that in 20-years of living in Colorado, I have never exited the freeway at Silver Plume. I have been to the train station, via the Georgetown Loop Railroad, but I have never ventured into town.  When I saw ... [ Read More ]
The Mayor’s First Official Festival in Fifteen Months Keystone HeidiTown (8)
Colorado, Festivals

The Mayor’s First Official Festival in Fifteen Months

I don’t know if it’s been exactly 15-months since my last festival, but it has a nice ring to it. I know it’s been at least 15-months since I’ve officially been at a festival as the Mayor of HeidiTown. When ... [ Read More ]
Arvada, Colorado on HeidiTown.com
Colorado, Travel

10 Reasons to Take the G Line from Denver to Arvada

We have been visiting downtown Arvada for quite some time. I don’t remember how exactly it came on our radar, but we love to play here, especially now that we have friends who moved to the area. It’s a vibrant ... [ Read More ]
Where to Drink in Casper, Wyoming. HeidiTown (1)
Dining, Festivals, Travel, Wyoming

The Rest of Our Story in Casper, Wyoming: Eat, Art, Shop, Drink

About two weeks ago, we visited Capser, Wyoming. It’s about four hours from Denver, but only around three from where we live in Northern Colorado. Art, history and kayaking were on the agenda, highlighted by a beer festival, and browsing ... [ Read More ]
Kayak Fremont Canyon with Alcova Resort in Wyoming
Travel, Wyoming

Kayak Fremont Canyon with Alcova Resort in Wyoming

I didn’t know what to expect when I heard that we were “kayaking down the Fremont Canyon.” I hadn’t even heard of Fremont Canyon. It was a complete mystery, so I immediately looked it up and discovered that there is ... [ Read More ]
The Way West Trails and Rocks in Casper, Wyoming. HeidiTown (9)
Museums, Travel, Wyoming

The Way West: Trails and Rocks in Casper, Wyoming

As most of you know, I have a lifelong love affair with the West. One of my favorite books is Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner, and one of his quotes is also a perennial favorite. “It should not be ... [ Read More ]