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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 &

A New Restaurant in Leadville, Colorado & Old Favorites 13, HeidiTown.com

We’ve been spending time in Leadville for the good part of two decades and we’ve seen this town go through some changes. However, it’s never lost that Wild West charm that makes it an authentic slice of Colorado and the Rocky Mountains. We visited Leadville in December and it was frigid. Even with gloves on my fingers were stiff and nearly frozen as we walked around town. Leadville should be

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

2018 in HeidiTown, A Retrospective 3, Photo by Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer

I can hear you now. “Oh my god, she used the word ‘retrospective!’ I’m going to quit reading.’” Please don’t. I did use the word, but I promise to make this retrospective short and sweet. As usual, I have written an end of the year post. I used to write about my favorite experiences during the year and last year I wrote “The Road Trip Life: A Year in on

Snowmobiling in Leadville, Colorado It’s Fun. HeidiTown.com Photo by White Mountain Snowmobile Tours

Yes, it’s loud. Yes, it can be a bit stinky. But boy, oh boy, is it fun. I am never so happy than when astride a snowmobile. I’ve only been on a snowmobile a couple of times, but other than jet boating in Grand Junction, there’s very little that’s as exhilarating. Plus, snowmobiling gives the rider an opportunity to take in beautiful views. RELATED: Jet Boat Colorado (The Most Fun

5 Unique Colorado Inns that Should be on your Radar. The Distillery Inn partio. HeidiTown

I’ve stayed at four out of five of these inns, and I toured the other one, so you can be assured that there is an authentic voice behind this post. These Colorado inns are all quite varied in price and ambiance, but they are each one-of-a-kind. The Distillery Inn at Marble Distilling Co. – Carbondale The Distillery Inn is the most luxurious property on this list. I had the great

Three Awe-Inspiring Colorado Winter Festivals, Kids Ski Joring Leadville CO 5 - by Lake County Tourism Panel

UPDATED with 2018-2019 dates. I love things that make me feel like a little kid again; things like magic, 50 pound bags of popcorn at Costco and fresh snow. There’s something nostalgic about being truly awed, and as we get older that feeling happens less frequently. However, these three Colorado winter festivals are sure to amaze even the most stoic adult. And if you bring along the kids, they’ll have

golfing Mt. Massive Golf Course in Leadville, Colorado. HeidiTown.com

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. During high school I worked at Avalon Golf Club (now Avalon Golf

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