Colorado

Crested Butte Center For The Arts Wine and Food Festival 2016. (Photo/Nathan Bilow)

UPDATED with 2018 DATES on JUNE 5 I write a lot about beer because Colorado is filled to the brim with great craft beer. However, our wine scene is pretty spectacular too and I happen to love wine, so here’s a collection of five spectacular wine festivals that are taking place this summer in some of Colorado’s most beautiful towns. Telluride Wine Festival, June 28-July 1, 2018 TellurideWineFestival.com Telluride’s remoteness

Six Reasons to Visit Steamboat Springs, Yampa River Botanic Park, HeidiTown.com

Most of you don’t need a reason to visit Steamboat Springs, Colorado, but I’m going to give you six great reasons to visit anyway because you never know what new things you may discover. I thought I knew this town well, but last summer . Yampa River Botanic Park We’d been visiting Steamboat Springs for more than a decade before stumbling across this fantastic park last summer during a bike

Staycation at Omni Interlocken, Broomfield, Colorado, pool overview

Want to get away, but don’t have a lot of extra money or extra time? There are a few hotels located on Colorado’s Front Range that will give you a resort experience close to home. Whether you plan to take the kids along, want a romantic weekend with your sweetheart or are looking for a place to party with the girlfriends, these hotels have got your covered. Over the next month

Trinidad, Colorado, it's not what you think

This is not a post about the island in the Caribbean. This is a post about Trinidad, Colorado. You may have heard about it. Over the years, Trinidad became well-known as the sex change capital of the United States. Interestingly, the clinic that put the town on the map for sex change surgery, moved to California a number of years ago, but preconceptions die hard, especially when a town’s sex

Fall in love with Frisco, Colorado this autumn. Sailboat on Lake Dillon taken from our Pontoon Boat. HeidiTown.com

The best way to get acquainted with Frisco, Colorado is to spend a weekend in town, and that’s just what Ryan and I did at the end of August with our good friends Karen and Steve. Like many of you, I’d been to Frisco dozens of times, but had never stayed in the town, and our rental unit, a Summit Mountain Rentals townhouse just off Main Street and directly across

Bike to farm tour in the North Fork Valley. Orchard Valley Farms. HeidiTown.com

As alert readers will have noticed, we’ve been riding bikes a lot this summer. I love riding bikes – not any downhill craziness, mind you – I prefer cruising on country roads or trails. Earlier this summer we did a bike to farm outing in the North Fork Valley, located in Delta County, Colorado. This is the story. We rented bikes at Cirque Cyclery in downtown Paonia. A destination in

Wildflowers & wild chipmunks on Grand Mesa. HeidiTown.com (1)

I’m assuming that most of my readers have heard of Grand Mesa, but I’m betting that many haven’t been there. I hadn’t been there until this past weekend. We were visiting the Paonia and Hotchkiss area of the state and decided to return home via the Grand Mesa Scenic Byway, a route we’d never taken before. This byway runs from Cedaredge, across the top of Grand Mesa and down into

Must-stop Colorado ice cream shops. Miyauchi's in Grand Lake. HeidiTown.com

It’s hard to believe, but it’s already mid summer and I think that calls for a post about ice cream. My husband loves sweets, so if we spot an ice cream shop or a candy store during our travels around Colorado, we always have to pop in. Here are a few of our favorite ice cream shops in Colorado. Malt Shoppe – Pagosa Springs What could be better after a

9 and a half things to do at colorado renaissance Festival. HeidiTown.com

Haven’t made it to the Colorado Renaissance Festival this year? Well, what’s stopping you? It’s time to saddle up the pony and head out. While there, I highly recommend doing these nine and a half things. 1. Gnaw on a Turkey Leg There’s something about gnawing on a turkey leg that’s highly satisfying. Vegetarians, you can gnaw on a roasted artichoke instead, although I guarantee that it’s not nearly as

Rangely, Colorado's friendliest town. HeidiTown.com

We were greeted by flag-lined streets as we drove into Rangely, Colorado. It immediately reminded me of the rural town that I grew up in where everyone shows up for high school football games and if you skip school someone will see you and tell your mom. This northwest Colorado town is the Gateway to Dinosaur National Monument, our ultimate destination. We made a stop for gas and a stop