Ouray

Where to Sleep & What to Eat in Ouray, Colorado. HeidiTown (6)

It had been a few years since we’d visited, and as we pulled into Ouray, late on a Thursday afternoon, I realized how much I’d missed this little village. Ouray encapsulate everything that is special about Colorado. We were spending the first night at Hotel Ouray, a beautifully remodeled building on the corner of 6th Ave. and Main Street. It’s perfectly located across from Mouse’s Chocolates, a must-stop for a

Quray, Colorado Hot Springs Pool & a Visit to the Source. HeidiTown (7)

Ouray is a quintessential Rocky Mountain town. There’s no ski slope here, but the Colorado vibe is strong. Tucked between soaring mountains of the San Juans, it has everything a person needs to make them happy, including a distillery.  It had been several years since we’d been in town and one huge change had taken place while we were away. The Ouray Hot Springs Pool, originally built in 1927, has

Connecting with My Ancestors Throwing Axes in Ouray, Colorado. HeidiTown (3)

Here’s the real deal. When I found out we were going to throw axes during a trip to Ouray, Colorado, I wasn’t thrilled. After all, throwing axes sounds athletic and I am not athletic. It also sounds a bit like manual labor and I’m no fan of manual labor.  Fast forward to our trip to Ouray in July and we decide to throw axes after horseback riding and before heading

5 Picture Perfect Colorado Summer Towns HeidiTown Photo by KathrynLair_LastDollarRoad

I’m a big fan of fall, and every September you’ll find me running around the state with my Canon in hand. However, I must admit that Colorado’s summers are truly outstanding. I just got back from Vail where the season is in full swing and it was a colorful reminder of how gorgeous the mountains can be at this time of year. Ouray, Colorado What’s better than a summertime soak

Colorado Mountain Music Festivals Not to Miss This Summer. JAS Labor Day Festival, Sun. Sept. 3, 2017

‘Tis the season for dusty feet and funny tan lines; that’s right, it’s festival season and in this article, I’m going to share with you some music in the mountains that will be worth your drive time. Some of these events recur throughout the summer and many are free music festivals in the mountains. Free Recurring Music Events in the Mountains High atop a mountain above Glenwood Springs is Glenwood Caverns

Map Out Your Plan of Attack & Hop on the Colorado Spirits Trail, HeidiTown.com

I was introduced to the craft beer movement in college where I spent more than a few hours throwing back pints at Boundary Bay Brewery in Bellingham while attending Western Washington University in the late 1990s. To say it’s been fun to watch the industry grow is an understatement. It’s been outstanding! Fast forward to 2018, and last month, I helped celebrate another craft booze industry that I’ve been watch

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

Kristopher's Culinaire and Hotel Ouray, Ouray, Colorado. HeidiTown.com

I’ll be the first to admit that I love online shopping. I’m also going to admit that when I visited Ouray this past weekend for Wine, Chocolate & Cheese Festival, I had no intention of Christmas shopping while in town except to maybe find something for my nieces at Ouray’s excellent toy store. After a satisfying breakfast at Backstreet Bistro, now located on 7th Avenue, we crossed the street to

What to do this weekend & where to do it in Colorado (October 2-3, 2010)

As promised here’s a list of weekend events that caught the Mayor’s eye. Again, this is not a calendar of event, just stuff the Mayor thought was worth mentioning. I’m sure there are lots of other fun events happening this weekend. If you know of something, please share it in the comment section. First Friday Art Walks –  An art walk is just the thing to light your creative fire.