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A Place That Offers the Best of Both Worlds

By on January 20, 2012

Being the fifth most populous city in Colorado, Lakewood has a little bit of everything to offer should you decide to make it your central destination during your vacation to Colorado.  Being situated in between both Denver and the Rockies, this city has a lot to offer for outdoor adventure seekers and cultural aficionados alike.

Out of the Fox Holes and into Fox Hollow

With many lush natural areas, historical landmarks, and entertainment venues at hand a vacation to Lakewood can make for an unforgettable trip. Depending on what your goals are, picking the right place to rest your head in between outings can make a world of difference.

For those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city for the quiet atmosphere of the mountains need look no further than Oakwood at Retreat at Fox Hollow.  In addition to the naturally serene landscape, the Retreat at Fox Hollow maintains beautifully manicured lawns and landscaping, giving the area an even more inviting atmosphere. These rentable town houses offer their guests a place to unwind in lavish style with decadent interiors and many modern amenities.

With units coming fully furnished with Victorian styled furnishings and traditional furniture these rentable town homes allow their visitors to spend their Colorado vacation in plush comfort.  Tucked away at the foothills of the Rockies, the Retreat at Fox Hollow sets up a picturesque setting for those looking for privacy, while still being within a stone’s throw of Lakewood’s 99 natural parks, bustling shopping scene, and fine dining locales.

The Hollow doesn’t skimp on any of the modern amenities one would find at home, either.  The units come equipped with a full kitchen, complete with a center island gas stove and range, hardwood cabinets, coffee maker, microwave, and more.  You’ll also find that each townhome comes with technological perks such as high-speed internet, televisions, and cable.

If you’ve explored all that the town and surrounding mountains have to offer, or you’re looking to just relax, the Hollow provides a beautifully crafted pool to relax by.  This establishment also caters to the fitness nut with its workout room which comes stocked with stationary bikes, stair climbers, treadmills, and free weights.  To add to all of this, Fox Hollow also has a small private screening rooming, complete with a video library, to accommodate a small party for those looking to unwind and watch movies after a day of exploration.

If this vacation to Lakewood is a family affair, Fox Hollow can accommodate guests with units that have king size, queen size, and/or twin beds.  Fox Hollow also allows for guest to bring their furry friends so leaving your beloved family pet at home doesn’t have to be a concern.

The road through Red Rocks in winter

The Sights to See

Fox Hollow is located in a prime spot to enjoy the nearby golf course, or nearby Bear Creek Lake Park for fishing, horseback riding, and even archery.

There are many other sights to see around the Lakewood area too, perhaps one of the most notable being Red Rocks Amphitheater.  This truly awe inspiring music and event venue is located a short 20 minute drive to the west of Lakewood.  Hosting huge name performers such as The Flaming Lips, Sound Tribe Sector 9, Tom Petty, Foster the People, The Beatles, and scores (to use a musical term) of other talented performers and bands, this single location could serve as the catalyst of your trip to Colorado.

In addition to the Red Rocks Amphitheater and Park, other notable Colorado sights in the Lakewood area include the Coors Brewery located in nearby Golden, and the Pepsi Center, affectionately referred to as The Can, which is located eastward just at the edge of Denver.  Whether you decide to immerse yourself in nature or lose yourself in the Red Rocks music scene, a vacation to Lakewood holds the potential to be unforgettable.

If You Go

For more information about Lakewood’s events and areas of interest visit the visitors section on their city website: http://www.lakewood.org/

For information and listing of concerts and events at Red Rocks Amphitheater visit: http://www.redrocksonline.com/

For a complete listing of sporting and concert events at the Pepsi Center visit their site: http://www.pepsicenter.com/

For information about tours at the Miller Coors Brewery visit: http://www.millercoors.com/AgeVerification.aspx

For more information on Oakwood at Retreat at Fox Hollow visit: http://www.hotels-rates.com/hotels_reservations/property/125673/

Evan Witt is an Illinois native with a degree in English Literature from Lake Forest College, and as a frequent visitor to Colorado, he enjoys fishing, camping, hiking, and photography.

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