hot springs

Epic Christmas Road Trip Takin’ it Easy from Colorado to Arizona, HeidiTown.com 14

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

Why Visit Ouray, Colorado this Winter. Downtown Ouray in December. HeidiTown.com

There’s big news in Ouray. The 80-year-old hot springs pool is getting a major facelift and this is incredibly exciting. Unfortunately, this means the pool is closed this winter and it’s a big draw to Ouray at any time of year. However, the pool closure is no reason to postpone or cancel a trip to Ouray. No way! Not only are there other places to soak, there is so much

Best of HeidiTown 2016. Yurt trip near Cameron Pass. Never Summer Yurts.

I used to call this annual post “Top 10 HeidiTown Highlights,” but I’m going to change it up this year because everyone loves a “Best Of” list, right? It’s a hard post for me to compose because every year seems to bring with it many incredible Colorado experiences. This makes it hard to boil an entire year down to ten major highlights, but every year I do it. This was

Out Of The Ordinary Winter Escapse in Colorado. Sand Dunes Swimming Pool & Hot Springs

I pride myself on finding out of the ordinary destinations. And I don’t just find them online, I visit them. This is the only way to know for sure if a place is worth writing about and worth sending you to.  The following Colorado destinations are three out of the ordinary winter escapes worth checking out. Carr Manor, Cripple Creek I toured this large bed and breakfast while in Cripple

Girlfriend Getaway in the Colorado Rocky Mountains - Steamboat Springs

I get asked year round for advice on where to go on a girlfriend getaway in Colorado and I usually respond with, “It depends.” It depends on the type of women in your party; is your group filled with outdoor enthusiasts or would they rather shop till they drop? Or perhaps they want to do a bit of both? Here are some of my suggestions for a Colorado girls getaway

five things to do in pagosa springs this summer. tube the san juan river. HeidiTown.com

Last week I was a speaker at a tourism conference in Pagosa Springs, and it was a good reminder of the total awesomeness of this Southwest Colorado town. Pagosa Springs should be on your must-visit list this summer and here are five things you need to do once you get there. 1. Float the river in Pagosa Springs The best way to take advantage of a river that runs directly

A morning soak. Experience the magic of Avalanche Ranch. HeidiTown.com

I find something special about every place I visit in Colorado, however, sometimes I stumble across a destination that has just the right amount of history and ambiance to make it magical. Maybe it was the rain, perhaps it was the flock of grazing sheep, but Avalanche Ranch Cabins & Hot Springs was just such a place. As we made our way up Hwy 133 out of Carbondale, Colorado and

An oasis in Southern Colorado. Sand Dunes Swimming Pool & Hot Springs, pool shot. HeidiTown.com

I know Colorado really, really well, but occasionally,  I learn about a new destination, and when I do, I’m as giddy as a schoolgirl. While visiting the Southern Colorado town of Alamosa for the Rio Frio Ice Fest, Ryan and I were browsing downtown shops when the gal working at Firedworks Gallery, an amazing store, asked if we were going to visit Hooper while we were in town. “What’s Hooper?”

Mt. Princeton Hot Springs. Which Colorado hot spring is right for you. HeidiTown.com

I field more Colorado travel questions about hot springs than any other topic. I get all sorts of questions such as which hot spring is the closest to the Front Range (Indian Hot Springs), which is the most the most family friendly and which would be perfect for a romantic getaway. It’s ironic because I didn’t even know that Colorado had any hot springs before I moved here in 2000.

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Until this past July, Pagosa Springs was just a town I’d driven through on my way to other places, and I’m not the only one. Lots of people drive right through this tiny town without realizing the unique experiences they are passing up. We were in town to attend the Pagosa Springs Renaissance & Pirate Festival, but to fill in the rest of the trip we soaked and soaked and