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A Tiny House in Leadville, Colorado, Just for You 3 HeidiTown.com

With the average new home in Denver at 2,412 square feet in 2018, according to the Census Bureau, people like big houses. However, there’s something so sweet about staying in a tiny home and despite choosing to live year-round in large homes, people are drawn to tiny vacation homes. I know this is true because my social media engagement goes way up whenever I mention or post a photo about

Hops & Harley 2016 (3)

As many of you know, I’m a passionate dog-lover. I believe strongly in the dog/human bond and that’s why it’s inconceivable to me that some people abuse these wonderful animals. Puppy mills are a form of abuse. If you have any doubts, read the story of the little puppy mill rescue dog that inspired Hops & Harley. Five years ago, the first Hops & Harley occurred in the taproom of City

Dog-Friendly Hotels in Your Favorite Colorado Destinations Molly Gibson Barclay

If you’ve been following HeidiTown for any length of time, you’ve probably met our German Shepherd, Xena. As Xena got older and had more health issues, we started looking for ways to include her on our trips. However, I was astonished to discover that many so-called “dog-friendly” hotels do not allow dogs over 45 pounds. A lot of HeidiTown citizens have fur kids that exceed this weight limit – our

New Things to Do in Breckenridge, Colorado. View from Residence Inn pool. HeidiTown.com

Breckenridge is a town we know well and many of my readers do too. So on our last trip, we decided to do some things in Breckenridge that we’d never done before. That included the fat bike tour that I wrote about earlier this month. New Hotel in Breckenridge It also included staying at a brand new hotel, the Residence Inn by Marriott. It’s not only new to us, this

Featured Festival Hops & Harley photo by Emily Sierra

I’ve been lucky enough to be involved with Hops & Harley from the beginning. This festival is not just a fun dog-friendly event, but it raises awareness for a cause that is close to my heart, National Mill Dog Rescue. Who is Harley? National Mill Dog Rescue saves commercial breeding dogs from puppy mills, and Harley, the festival’s namesake, was a spokesdog against puppy mills until he passed over the

Easy hiking around Echo Park, Dinosaur National Monument. On the trail to the confluence. HeidiTown.com

I’ve already written about camping at Echo Park and what inspired our visit to this remote national monument in Northwest Colorado. In this post I wanted to share several of the hikes we took while camping in this beautiful spot. We didn’t do any big treks as we had our old dog, Xena, with us and dogs can’t be on the trails around Echo Park, so we had to leave

Camping at Echo Park in Dinosour National Park, HeidiTown.com

When we told friends that we were spending our wedding anniversary camping at Dinosaur National Monument in Northwest Colorado, most of them looked at us in confusion. After all, a monument is just a rock in the ground erected in memory of a person or historical event, right? Yes, but a National Monument is so much more. A National Monument is a federally protected area that is similar to a