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Full-service at The Sebastian & Luxury Dining at Leonora in Vail 4. HeidiTown.com

We ate our way through Taste of Vail, but the delicious food didn’t stop at the festival. We were lucky to be staying at The Sebastian, a full-service resort property at the edge of Vail Village. The hotel offers the quintessential Vail experience with a gorgeous spa, fitness center, pool and hot tub area, ski valet, kids’ camp and more. We arrived on a Thursday afternoon, and after the valet

The Majestic - An Authentic Experience at a Boutique Leadville Hotel (13)

I’ve always wanted to stay in one of Leadville’s gingerbread houses. We’ve stayed at The Colorado Trail House in Leadville, which is a beautiful and rather stately Victorian home, but not quite as colorful as some of Leadville’s old homes. When Rick and Bec, owners of The Colorado Trail House and more recent owners of The Majestic, invited us to stay at their new Leadville property during Crystal Carnival &

What to do in Colorado on Valentine's Day (aka Stuff I Like), HeidiTown, Lisa Kral

When you’ve been doing this as long as I have, the holidays seem to occur at a faster rate every year. For instance, before I can take two breaths, I’m writing about Christmas again. Now it’s nearly February and I’ve already been writing Romance in the Rockies posts for The Heidi Guide. Of course, I believe we should celebrate love year round, but it’s nice to have one day to

Now for Something Completely Different Moxy Denver Cherry Creek 1. HeidiTown.com

The word “unique” is overused, especially in travel writing, but the truth is, the Moxy Denver Cherry Creek is a unique hotel. Where else will you find a vending machine that sells sunglasses and beef jerky? Where else in the Rocky Mountains, will you find plastic flamingos neatly arranged on your hotel bed? When I moved to Colorado in the late 1990s, Cherry Creek was a much more subdued place

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

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

The Birds & the Bees & a Heated Pool at Two New Hotels in Boulder, Colorado. Embassy Suites Boulder lobby

Embassy Suites Boulder and the Hilton Garden Inn recently opened in Boulder, Colorado to much applause. I was invited to experience the Opening Night Gala and spend the night at Embassy Suites last week. Both hotels have what I am calling a “Mountain Modern” interior design with a “Wild Side.” The two hotel properties are joined underground by a parking garage and overground by a courtyard. The first thing I noticed

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

Where to Stay in Delta County, Colorado. Gunnison River Farms cabin.

Finding a place to stay in Delta County is really fun because there’s such a variety of accommodations in this area of Western Colorado. From farms to bed and breakfasts and everything in between, the only thing you’ll be hard pressed to find is a chain hotel. Whether you’re heading over for a festival or just to explore, here are some of the interesting places that we’ve stayed during our

A stay at Colorado Trail House. Victorian house in Leadville, Colorado. HeidiTown.com

 Colorado Trail House offers something new to the traveler in a home that rings with echoes of the past. Steeped in history, Leadvillle’s lively past is palpable on every visit to the town, and whether a visitor cares a whit about history or not, it’s all around them. I have been visiting Leadville for nearly a decade, and on my most recent trip, I experienced many new Leadville sites and