The Majestic - An Authentic Experience at a Boutique Leadville Hotel (13)

I’ve always wanted to stay in one of Leadville’s gingerbread houses. We’ve stayed at The Colorado Trail House in Leadville, which is a beautiful and rather stately Victorian home, but not quite as colorful as some of Leadville’s old homes. When Rick and Bec, owners of The Colorado Trail House and more recent owners of The Majestic, invited us to stay at their new Leadville property during Crystal Carnival &

Dining in Durango Pozole to Pho, It Never Gets Boring 8. HeidiTown.com

Some days I wish I were one of those svelte folks who treat food as fuel, but I probably wouldn’t be doing this job. If I were one of those people, I’d be climbing mountains in the Himalayas, but alas, I love food; the taste, the texture and the regional differences. So, therefore, I am not climbing mountains but I am covering festivals around the Rocky Mountain West and finding

More Than Just Beer Big Beers Offers a Complete Culinary Experience, 4th course, photo by Jonathan Castner,

Guest Post by Angela Rose Held annually in the ski town of Breckenridge, Colorado, the Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines festival is understandably popular with craft beer aficionados. The festival’s largest event, the Saturday afternoon Commercial Tasting at Beaver Run Resort, regularly features high ABV and Belgian-style beers from more than 150 breweries located across the U.S. and around the world. It’s easy to see why Big Beers has earned

Firework Snowdown 08 Claude Steelman©

I love winter festivals. It’s a party in the snow and I don’t think it gets much better than that, especially in Colorado. Here’s a lineup of Colorado winter festivals that should be on your radar this year. Here are six Colorado winter festivals with a little something for every taste. Whether you’re looking for a raging party of wholesome family-fun, Colorado’s got your festival needs covered. Ullr – Breckenridge,

HeidiTown Turns 11 Pic 6

Before the month is out, it’s important that I acknowledge the fact that I’ve been doing this gig for 11 years. That’s right, I started this blog before self-driving cars, Kickstarter, Hoverboards and Kindles.  Back in 2007, most people didn’t know what a blog was and today, it seems that nearly everyone is blogging. By the way, “blog” became a recognized word by Merriam-Webster in 2004. A lot has happened

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos in Longmont, Colorado, Featured Festival. Courtesy Photo. HeidiTown.com

‘Tis the season for ghost and goblins, but it is also the season for something I consider to be much more beautiful. It still involves skeletons, however, Dia de los Muertos has a much deeper meaning that becomes clear at Longmont’s Dia de los Muertos. The city has been celebrating Dia de los Muertos for 18 years, and it’s the largest celebration of Day of the Dead in Colorado. This

Featured Festival Fall Back Beer Fest 2017 in Estes Park 3, Photo Credit Brewtography Project

There’s little need to find an excuse to travel, but a beer festival in a fantastic Colorado town is a good one. After all, what’s a more perfect way to celebrate fall than by drinking beer in Estes Park? This is a great fall town because it’s less busy in the autumn, the elk are plentiful and sweaters are extra comfy in Estes Park. Did I mention that beer tastes

Featured Festival Longmont Oktoberfest 2018 - HeidiTown - Firkin tapping

It’s time to Oktoberfest in the Longmont-style and that means great beer from Longmont breweries and some harmonica. That’s right, crowds at this Oktoberfest will enjoy the all-American, bluesy sound of JJ Grey & Mofro. The Left Hand Brewery Foundation hosts this shindig and they know how to throw a party. The 7th Longmont Oktoberfest starts Friday, October 5 st 5 p.m. and runs until 10 p.m. This is the

Treat Yourself to Vail, Colorado & the Four Seasons. Thew view from our room's balcony at Four Seasons. HeidiTown

I’ve become quite familiar with Vail, Colorado over the years, and I’ve become quite the fan. In addition to being a World Class ski resort, Vail is a foodie destination, shopping haven and a top spot for adventure seekers.  While you can find “fancy” in Vail, it’s mostly laid back, even at Four Seasons Vail where I stayed, along with my friend Karen, earlier this summer. The words Four Seasons, evoke

Featured Festival Farm to Fiddle Summer Festival 2018 kids dancing

Farm to Fiddle Summer Festival encompasses everything a summer festival should be; there’s fresh veggies, singing and dancing, chickens, a climbing wall, locally made beverages and so much more. All of these things are why I love Hotchkiss and the entire North Fork Valley, an area that is located about an hour southeast of Grand Junction and four and a half hours from Denver via McClure Pass. I’ve called the