Colorado

Day Trip from Snow Mountain Ranch in Grand County, Colorado. HeidiTown (5)

We’ve been to Snow Mountain Ranch a handful of times and during various seasons. We’ve eaten in the cafeteria and done quite a few of the activities offered. This time, we decided to use our cabin as a place to stay while we explored Grand County. Grand County is downright beautiful. It is home to what I like to think of as “old Colorado.” Time is a bit slower and

Vail, Colorado is Open for Business The Dining Scene. HeidiTown (3)

We visited Vail last weekend and I plan to write about what we did there, but first and foremost you should 1) know that it is open and 2) know that restaurants are open. Let’s face it, I go to Vail to eat all the things. Seriously. We stayed in a one-bedroom, pet-friendly, condo at Antlers at Vail. Fritzi got to go, making this her second trip to Vail and

Why to Bring the Dog to Snow Mountain Ranch, Colorado. HeidiTown (1)

This YMCA property, Snow Mountain Ranch, holds a special place in our hearts. Not only is it truly beautiful, our dog Xena was there twice. She loved staying at Yurt Village and the cabin life suited her well. In fact, she was the quintessential Colorado mountain dog that spent her earlier years camping and hiking, so this place was luxurious. We lost her two years ago and this time around,

HeidiTown Loves Craft Beer & Grimm Brothers Brewhouse

Breweries are part of the fabric of Colorado. They have played a big part here for many years. However, I have been heading to breweries since my college days in the late 1990s. I spent a lot of Fridays at Boundry Bay Brewery in Bellingham (don’t tell my mom). For more than 20 years, breweries have had a major role in my life and when I became the Mayor of

Loveland Drive-In food truck food HeidiTown.com

When I first heard about the pop-up movie theater in Loveland, I was skeptical. It seemed like it was only for families and I am not a mommy blogger. I don’t even have children (well, not the human variety). However, when I saw the movie lineup for the first weekend, I thought this might not be too bad. I was still wrong—it was great! Loveland is 45 minutes north of

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For many years, people thought the Mayor (that’s me) lived in the mountains. Breckenridge and Durango were cited most often. A few HeidiTown citizens thought I was from Ouray. Now, 12 years later, the cat’s out of the bag. I am from Loveland. I moved here 17 years ago from Denver. While I have watched changes and a lot of growth in Loveland, a few things remain the same. My

R is for Road Trip. Sangre Cristos in the San Luis Valley. HeidiTown.com

When we reach the other side of this pandemic, and we will, what will we do? I think people are going to want to move around, but they won’t be lining up at the airport. I predict this will be the summer of the road trip, and this is something I know a lot about. Road trips harken back to my childhood when we buzzed around the West Coast, hitting

A Free Tour at Hammond's Candies aka Buying all the Candy. HeidiTown (2)

There is a reason Hammond’s Candies’ free tour ends in the candy gift store, but I digress. Let’s start with the fact that I haven’t been to Hammond’s in all of my nearly 20 years in Colorado. That is not as weird as the fact that my husband has never been there and he grew up in a Denver burb. Plus, he loves candy. In fact, my retirement plan is