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Off the Clock in the North Fork Valley of Colorado on HeidiTown (17)

My parents rented a “tiny home” in Paonia for the month of August and of course, I visited. I stayed for a week and my husband, Ryan, joined us for two nights. It was good to see my parents and to see the North Fork Valley. I was technically “off the clock” but I am always the Mayor of HeidiTown, therefore I had to write a little about the trip.

Featured Festival Mountain Harvest Festival 2017, Paonia, Colorado, Chili Cookoff - photo credit Nyssa Yassa

There’s a little spot on Colorado’s Western Slope that’s home to flocks of sheep, fields of vegetables and orchards of fruit. Things move a little slower here and that’s just the way the people of the North Fork Valley like it. There are no freeways and very few stop lights; it’s a bit like going back in time, but better. Mountain Harvest Festival is a celebration of the bounty of

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

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

Trivia at City Star Brewing - HeidiTown.com

When writing about breweries, writers often concentrate on the beers, and while that’s an important topic, sometimes the broader experience is worth writing about. In my travels around Colorado, I get the opportunity to visit a lot of breweries, and there are certain moments that stand out, so I thought I’d share a few of them with you. Winning Trivia Night (twice) at City Star Brewing, Berthoud, Colorado I freelance

Grove of Aspen Trees in Colorado

As most of my loyal readers know HeidiTown is not a calendar of events. It is impossible for me to preview every event going on in Northern Colorado (let alone state wide). If only I could clone myself! I’ve decided to compile a list, every Friday morning, of all the  upcoming weekend events I was unable to preview, but would have liked to preview. Fall in Colorado is fabulous and