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 &
Read Part One: Rich History, Colorful Present: A Stay in Arvada After visiting Unbound: Sculptures in a Field at the Arvada Center, I met Ryan at Odyssey Beerwerks, which is just three miles down the road. This is the only brewery we visited on our getaway to Arvada although there are several more in the town. Beer Me in Arvada We ordered a taster tray and the beer is solid.
The Front Range is dotted with towns, many of them have become suburbs of Denver and we tend to think of these communities as “the burbs.” Places like Arvada, Colorado, however, are rich with history that dates back to the 1800s. Many of these suburban towns boast charming downtown communities that are wonderful places to visit. Only 20 minutes from Denver, this suburb holds a glittery secret. The first discovery
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
Travel has never been as popular as it is today. Every 20-something I know has traveled to Europe or Asia or both places, whether during their gap year or college or simply as a way to escape having to start real life for a while. While many of us dream of world travel, it’s simply not feasible most of the time. Yes, perhaps a couple of trips in a lifetime
When you think of Route 66, it likely conjures up images of convertible Cadillacs with their tops down, sunshine and summer tunes on the car radio. Our road trip looked a little different as we made the trip in a Toyota Tacoma, during the winter, with Audible. We were heading to my parents’ house for Christmas, and a new truck plus the fact that flying during the holidays is the
Staying in a spot when everyone else is coming and going, is not only unique but a strangely peaceful travel experience. You can do just that in Denver, Colorado at Union Station. The Crawford Hotel, inside Union Station, was created just a few years ago but you’d never know because it feels historic. When Union Station underwent a huge construction project in 2012-2014, part of the result is The Crawford Hotel.
Winter Park fits like a comfy old glove. It’s a place I’ve been going to since moving to Colorado in 1999, and Ryan, my husband, has been going there his entire life. However, this was the first visit that we’d stayed in the village, and when I write “in the village” I mean we were just feet from the ski train and even closer to the new Gondola. RELATED: For
When you’ve been doing this as long as I have, the holidays seem to occur at a faster rate every year. For instance, before I can take two breaths, I’m writing about Christmas again. Now it’s nearly February and I’ve already been writing Romance in the Rockies posts for The Heidi Guide. Of course, I believe we should celebrate love year round, but it’s nice to have one day to
We’ve been spending time in Leadville for the good part of two decades and we’ve seen this town go through some changes. However, it’s never lost that Wild West charm that makes it an authentic slice of Colorado and the Rocky Mountains. We visited Leadville in December and it was frigid. Even with gloves on my fingers were stiff and nearly frozen as we walked around town. Leadville should be