Staycation at Omni Interlocken, Broomfield, Colorado

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.

Staycation at Omni Interlocken, Broomfield, Colorado, pool overview

Photo courtesy of the Omni Interlocken

Over the next month or so, I’m going to share with you some of the Front Range’s best staycation hotels starting with the Omni Interlocken in Broomfield, Colorado.

The Omni is an expansive resort property that features a spa, multiple swimming pools, kids club and semi-private champion 27-hole golf course that can’t be topped when it comes to views. In fact, the course offers up such spectacular scenes of the Flatirons and the Rocky Mountains that couples occasionally book a wedding on the course. Continue reading

Going Back to Golf at the Highest Course in North America

The title of this blog post may be misleading as I am not entirely sure that I am in fact “going back to golf.” Some of you may be surprised to learn that at one time I was a competent golfer. Of course, you probably won’t be surprised to learn that it was a very long time ago.

Going back to golf. Mount Massive Golf Course, Leadville, Colorado.

During high school I worked at Avalon Golf Club (now Avalon Golf Links), which was down the street from my house in Western Washington. I worked in the clubhouse and after work I’d often go and play a round in the twilight hours.

Last month, on a trip to Leadville, Colorado, I was invited to play at Mount Massive Golf Course. There were two reasons I couldn’t say no. First, at 9,680 feet above sea level, this is the highest golf course in North America. Second, it was established in 1939, which means it has to be one of the oldest courses in Colorado.

Going back to golf. The view from the Mount Massive Clubhouse.

The view from the Mount Massive Clubhouse.

I was booked for a late afternoon tee time after a busy day, and as I drove to the golf course, just nine minutes outside of Leadville, I was buzzing with anxiety. Continue reading

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