Category: Resorts

Cry Wolf Creek: Fanatic Following at Colorado’s Snowiest Spot

Wolf Creek is the snowiest spot in Colorado. No matter how much snow the rest of the state gets, you can bet Wolf Creek has more. Its lucky location at 10,300 feet on top of Wolf Creek Pass takes an easterly dogleg turn on the Continental Divide, catching storms from all directions. Clouds hover above the ridge and, as if…

Lake City’s Vickers Ranch: Frontier Spirit Thrives in the San Juan Mountains

Colorado dude ranch vacations can be as simple or luxurious as you want them to be. From airy mountaintop cabin rentals with four-star gourmet meals and spa treatments to rigorous cowboy camping excursions, guest ranch proprietors are ready to make your Old West lifestyle vacation a reality. Adventurous travelers with a yearning for days gone by will find their perfect…

Keyah Grande: Pampering in the Wild

Barbara Sackman is a city girl. She and Alan Sackman, her husband of 40+ years, are Manhattan developers. They have traveled the world and visited many places that most never see. Yet years ago, the couple came across a secluded piece of property in southwestern Colorado that would enhance their lives and ultimately lead to one of the country’s most…

Hot Sulphur Springs: Colorado’s Low-Key Hot Spot

The Hot Sulphur Springs Resort & Spa draws a diverse crowd all year round. Those seeking to relax wander from one pool to the next at this resort just a half-hour northwest of Winter Park, Colorado, and south of Grand Lake and Rocky Mountain National Park. A mix of altitude (elevation 7,662 feet), minerals and geothermic activity makes for good…

For Families: Vail Cascade Resort & Spa

A father with three grown children in tow waits in the ticket office next to Chair No. 20 at the Vail Cascade Resort and Spa. He is seeking ski pass information, and makes his requests with an urgent, almost frantic tone. Only two hours are left to ski that afternoon. The clerk obliges calmly and courteously. With tickets in hand,…

Cheyenne Mountain Resort: A Hidden Gem in Colorado Springs

Cheyenne Mountain Resort sprawls over 200 scenic acres in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with breathtaking lake and mountain vistas. Located only 10 minutes from the noted Broadmoor, this resort and conference center is a hidden gem. Home to 316 rooms arranged in eight lodges, every accommodation has a view. Each room has a patio, with the majority overlooking Cheyenne Mountain itself…

Frisco, Colorado: Main Street to the Rockies

Frisco, a mountain town 70 miles west of Denver, is called Main Street to the Rockies. It’s the gateway to four major Colorado resorts – Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin. During the 1930s’ Great Depression, Frisco nearly became a ghost town, with only 18 residents at one point. It rebounded but, not being a ski town, Frisco remains…

Tarryall River Ranch: A Family Vacation of a Lifetime

The Old West – in times gone by it was full of cowboys, open frontier and adventure. Today, the lure and call of the West still beckon from Colorado’s prairies and mountains to those who hunger for a taste of a simpler time. Families can escape the bustle of today’s lifestyle at a place where the West still wins over…