Rocky Mountain National Park

While Not at the Lake in Grand Lake, Colorado Golf. HeidiTown (3)

Everyone visits Grand Lake for the lake. However, there are other ways to spend time in this charming little mountain town. For instance, you may want to hit some balls around at the Grand Lake Golf Course. I have heard this many, many times: “I didn’t know that you golfed!” Sort of. Can ex-golfers say they golf? If so, I do. Throughout high school, I worked at Avalon Golf Club,

Practice Social Distancing at the 100-Year-Old Grand Lake Lodge. HeidiTown (9)

I spent one night at Grand Lake Lodge in July. I have been to Grand Lake many times but this was only my second stay at the lodge. The first stay was for a wedding six years ago. Since that time, Highway West Vacations bought the property and things have changed. The most visible change is that the cabins have been updated. They managed to keep the old-fashioned ambiance while

Fire Dept Bed Sled Grand Lake Winter Carnival

Next weekend, we’ll be heading down the rabbit’s hole and it will lead us to the Grand Lake Winter Carnival. I love small town festivals. There’s just something so real and so special about a town coming together to enjoy the company of friends, new and old. And while I love the big Colorado ski towns, sometimes it’s nice to get away from the glitz of a resort and simply

sled dogs winter park

This week’s radio segment is a little embarrassing. My voice is so husky that I sound like my other job might be at one of those late night phone chat establishments. The truth is that last week I was knocked on my butt with a terrible head cold/flu thing that I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy. Anyway, I’m just about back to normal, whatever normal is, and you should

Estes Park Winter Festival ice castle

The 3rd Annual Estes Park Winter Festival runs Friday, January 13 through Sunday, January 15, 2012. Last year, my husband and I decided to randomly check out this event without really knowing what to expect, and we had so much fun! In addition to the interactive ice castle, which is really great for kids, we loved the chili cook off. I think we sampled over forty green and red chilis.

Polar Express arrives at the station Durango

A Note from the Mayor on July 29, 2018: HeidiTown has grown a lot since this article was posted in 2011, but this is still the most popular post. I welcome you to HeidiTown! Please spend some time browsing everything this little town has to offer when it comes to Colorado travel and festivals. I love Colorado during the holiday season. From Denver’s Larimer Street to the Christmas Market in

HeidiTown.com on KRFC 88.9 FM - What to do in Colorado Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2011

Looking for something to do this weekend in Colorado? It’s time for another KRFC 88.9 FM segment, and I can’t believe this is already my 6th segment. Time flies when you are having fun and I am certainly having lots of fun – my hope is that you are too! There’s another great weekend in store for Colorado and it includes everything from fall festivals to a bass festival –

HeidiTown.com on KRFC 88.9 FM - What to do in Colorado Sept. 23-25, 2011

Looking for something to do this weekend in Colorado? From chili festivals to Oktoberfests, it’s never boring in Colorful Colorado.   Here’s my segment for this week – the HeidiTown.com segments air on Wednesdays and Fridays on KRFC 88.9 FM.     Note to my wonderful subscribers: You will have to head over to HeidiTown.com to view the video in this blog post.  

Estes Park, Colorado bridge

Tomorrow I will stand beside a very good friend as she ties the knot in Estes Park, Colorado. She has had a longtime love affair with the town; she and her fiance had their first date there, got engaged there and will now be married there. So I thought this was the ideal week to post an article about the town of Estes Park. As you’ll discover, I’ve had mixed

Fly Fishing RMNP

Father’s Day is less than two weeks away, so I thought it was the perfect time for this giveaway. Fly-fishing is a popular Colorado pastime, and for good reason. The Colorado Rockies provide some of the most pristine rivers in the world, and some of the best are in Rocky Mountain National Park. Coloradoan Steve Schweitzer started hiking and fishing RMNP eleven years ago. He kept meticulous notes about his