Colorado

Off the Clock in the North Fork Valley of Colorado on HeidiTown (17)

My parents rented a “tiny home” in Paonia for the month of August and of course, I visited. I stayed for a week and my husband, Ryan, joined us for two nights. It was good to see my parents and to see the North Fork Valley. I was technically “off the clock” but I am always the Mayor of HeidiTown, therefore I had to write a little about the trip.

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

Stay & Play in Denver’s Dairy Block The Maven Hotel & Baseball, HeidiTown.com

Long before Denver was a trendy urban metropolis, I worked near the capitol building, and even in the early part of the 2000s, I loved the Mile High City. Today, however, a weekend in Denver has never been more fun.     One especially entertaining spot to visit is the newly renovated Dairy Block. Located a block southwest of Coors Field, this revitalized section of the city features a hotel and

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

My Favorite Hotel Pools in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Four Seasons Vail. HeidiTown

I love to swim, always have, so this is a bit of a selfish post because the second best thing to being in a pool on a 97-degree day is writing about them. Colorado is better known as a ski-state than a swim-state, but that doesn’t mean we don’t swim. In fact, at last check, we have more certified scuba divers here than anywhere else except Florida. Coloradans love for

A Visit to Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, sun rays. HeidiTown.com

A lot of my readers live here in Colorado and many of you have probably visited Garden of the Gods, but how long has it been since you’ve stepped into this iconic Colorado Springs park? For me, it had been more than 15 years and we were long overdue for a return trip. Thankfully, on our last visit to Colorado Springs, we stayed at Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort and this

5 Picture Perfect Colorado Summer Towns HeidiTown Photo by KathrynLair_LastDollarRoad

I’m a big fan of fall, and every September you’ll find me running around the state with my Canon in hand. However, I must admit that Colorado’s summers are truly outstanding. I just got back from Vail where the season is in full swing and it was a colorful reminder of how gorgeous the mountains can be at this time of year. Ouray, Colorado What’s better than a summertime soak

A Beer Tour in Colorado Springs with the Crafts & Drafts Passport 9. HeidiTown.com

Life is good for beer lovers in Colorado Springs. At last count, there were more than 30 breweries in the Colorado Springs area, so whether you live here or are just visiting, this brewery scene is hard to beat. What’s better than 30 breweries? Having someone else drive you to them. Colorado Craft Tours is the newest way to explore breweries and distilleries in Colorado Springs, and we hopped on

A Golden Summer A Stay in Golden, Colorado. HeidiTown.com 1

I’ve often said that what makes Golden, Colorado special is that it feels like a remote mountain town and yet it’s just a 23-minute drive from Denver. It provides the best of both worlds and would be an ideal place to live, but if you can’t live there, spending a summer weekend in Golden is the second best option. This past weekend, we made a quick trip to Golden for