Berthoud Inn in the snow HeidiTown
Dining, Travel

A stay at the Berthoud Inn in Berthoud, Colorado

I’ve been writing for the Berthoud Weekly Surveyor for 7 years, so I’ve had a long relationship with the town of Berthoud, Colorado. I’ve known about the Berthoud Inn, the only local bed and breakfast, but had never had the ... [ Read More ]
Winter Park Resort Sign Feb 2013

Skiing, pizza, dog sledding & more in Winter Park, Colorado

Each Colorado ski town has its own unique feel, and Winter Park feels comfortable. For many Coloradans, it’s comfy because they’ve been skiing there since childhood, but even for the Winter Park newbie, the town has a relaxed vibe. Maybe ... [ Read More ]
Welcome to Historic Grand Lake sign

A winter weekend in Grand Lake, Colorado

We arrived in Grand Lake on a snowy Friday. The area had received three straight days of heavy snow, which made our first stop at On the Trail Rentals, even more fantastic. I previously wrote about this experience. We were ... [ Read More ]
Sled Dog at Dog Sled Rides Feb 2013
Colorado, Travel

Dog Sledding with Dog Sled Rides of Winter Park, Colorado

Throughout childhood, I watched the Iditarod with pure excitement. I remember watching the late Susan Butcher dominate the race during the late 80s and early 90s. It was a sport that crossed gender lines and pitted human nature against Mother ... [ Read More ]
snowmobilng Grand County
Colorado, Travel

A Snowmobile Adventure in Grand Lake, Colorado

On a trip to Grand Lake, Colorado, primarily to attend Winter Carnival, we had the opportunity go snowmobiling thanks to On the Trail Rentals. My first and only snowmobiling experience up until this point had been riding behind my husband ... [ Read More ]
Photo courtesy Breckenridge Resort. Downhill skier in powder.

A Day in Ski School at Breckenridge Resort

I have a red & white ski coat, but this is NOT ME. (Photo courtesy of Breckenridge Resort) An embarrassing truth is going to be revealed in this post – I’m a novice downhill skier, and by novice I mean ... [ Read More ]
1st zip at Top of the Rockies

Ziplining Colorado ““ Top of the Rockies

On our trip to Breckenridge for  Ullr Festival earlier this month, Ryan and I were invited to go ziplining at Top of the Rockies Zip Line. Up until this point my one zipline experience involved zipping across the small lake ... [ Read More ]
beautiful cake made in Colorado HeidiTown
Dining, February, Festivals, Travel

A Colorado Valentine’s Day Guide

A pretty cake goes a long way in making your Valentine happy! Photo by H.M. Kerr-Schlaefer, all rights reserved. Want to experience an authentic Colorado Valentine’s Day? Here are my tips for infusing a little Rocky Mountain high into your ... [ Read More ]
kids in sleds at Ullr Parade HeidiTown 2013
Festivals, January, Travel

Photos of the 2013 Ullr Festival Parade (Breckenridge, Colorado)

If you’ve been paying attention, by now you probably know that I was invited by GoBreck to judge the 50th Annual Ullr Festival parade last week in Breckenridge, Colorado. After looking through our parade photos, taken mostly by my husband, ... [ Read More ]
The Rush Casino & Hotel by HeidiTown

A stay at The Rush Casino in Cripple Creek, Colorado

The Rush Casino in Cripple Creek, Colorado. Photo by H.M. Kerr-Schlaefer, all rights reserved. While in Cripple Creek I was incarcerated and lost some money, but I’d still go back. We arrived in Cripple Creek on a cloudy Friday afternoon ... [ Read More ]