A Spirited Bunch: Central City’s Ghosts

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A ghost hunter’s fantasy, Central City harbors bodiless souls around every corner and in many of its historic buildings. The town, founded in 1859 during the Gold Rush, has had its share of fires, floods, disease epidemics and harsh winters, resulting in plenty of untimely deaths. Tragic mining accidents and the inevitable violence of a … Read more A Spirited Bunch: Central City’s Ghosts

Classic Meets Modern: The Edwards House in Fort Collins

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 Being a bustling college town and having more restaurants per capita than any other place in Colorado, there is a lot to see and do in Fort Collins during your Colorado vacation.  With several dozen different lodging choices, there are just a few that stand out as exemplary. One of these is the historic Edwards … Read more Classic Meets Modern: The Edwards House in Fort Collins

A Mile High: What You Can Do at 5,280 Feet in Denver

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At an elevation of 5,280 feet above sea level, Colorado’s capital city has an ear-popping altitude of one mile. Acclimate in the city for at least a day before heading into the high country, and you’ll find all sorts of “highs” inside the metro area. A few benchmarks in Denver hit the exact 5,280 feet … Read more A Mile High: What You Can Do at 5,280 Feet in Denver

Step Back in Time: Loveland’s Sweetheart of a Museum

The tidy city of Loveland is known for its sculpture shows every August. But, make no mistake, this city serves up art year-round — on the streets, in the parks and at the Loveland Museum/Gallery in the heart of downtown. To get a taste of this artful little town about 50 miles north of Denver … Read more Step Back in Time: Loveland’s Sweetheart of a Museum

Colorado Camping: Mesa Verde National Park a Favorite

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Colorful Colorado just seems to be built for family camping because it’s packed with magnificent scenery, fascinating history and superb outdoor adventure. Of all the great places where our family has camped in the U.S. and Canada, we rank Mesa Verde National Park in southwestern Colorado as our all-time favorite. For several days at Morefield … Read more Colorado Camping: Mesa Verde National Park a Favorite

Five Boulder Attractions You Can Enjoy for Free

 Boulder, Colorado vacations in the summer provide a wide mix of things to do, many of which center on the outdoors. With weather at its best in the summer months, you can spend much of your time exploring this beautiful community and the nature that surrounds it, all without paying a single cent. And, on … Read more Five Boulder Attractions You Can Enjoy for Free

The Brown Palace: Denver’s Historic Gem

Beneath a grand ceiling of stained glass, the soft ringing of teaspoons as they hit saucers echoes through the atrium lobby of Denver’s historic Brown Palace Hotel. The sound of Afternoon Tea is coupled with melodious piano being played for guests, enriching the ambience that permeates the historic walls. Built in 1892 by Henry C. … Read more The Brown Palace: Denver’s Historic Gem

Aurora Activities: From Active to Artistic

There was a movie about the things you can do in Denver when you’re dead but a better question would be what can you do when you’re alive in Aurora?  Nestled in between Denver and Buckley Air Force Base and just south of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, this city offers a number … Read more Aurora Activities: From Active to Artistic

Treat Your Valentine To A Night at Denver’s Lumber Baron Inn

The night will be filled with happy surprises for couples coming to the Lumber Baron Inn to celebrate Valentine’s on Friday, February 10th and Saturday, February 11th.  When guests check in at 6 p.m. for the casino murder mystery night or an overnight stay at this historic bed and breakfast in north Denver’s Highlands area, … Read more Treat Your Valentine To A Night at Denver’s Lumber Baron Inn

Hotel Boulderado: 20th Century Luxury Going Strong

Boulder’s first luxury hotel survives today on a steadfast foundation of service and luxury that is over 100 years in the making. Located in the heart of Boulder, steps from the famous Pearl St. Mall, history and luxury intertwine in this shining star of Boulder at Hotel Boulderado. A stained glass atrium with period furniture, … Read more Hotel Boulderado: 20th Century Luxury Going Strong

Follow the Music: Check Out Denver’s Music Scene

Ludwig van Beethoven once said that “Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.  Music is the electrical soil in which the soul lives, thinks, and invents.”  If we take Beethoven’s words to be true, then one could say there is plenty of soil for fans of music to plant their roots in … Read more Follow the Music: Check Out Denver’s Music Scene

Summit County: Colorado’s Affordable Ski Destination

It can be expensive for a family to go skiing, especially in resort-rich Colorado. Kim and Ben Amiot know that all too well. Every winter the Columbia, Mo., couple journeys to the Colorado Rockies for a week of slopes and snow. Along with their two school-age daughters, they invite parents, step-parents, siblings, nieces, nephews and … Read more Summit County: Colorado’s Affordable Ski Destination

University of Colorado Museum of Natural History: 4 Million Artifacts All for Free

Colorado, once inhabited by the stegosaurus and other oversized giants, has proved to be a paleontological jackpot. One place to take a prehistoric journey is, of course, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Another is the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History on the University of Colorado Boulder campus. Although not quite as … Read more University of Colorado Museum of Natural History: 4 Million Artifacts All for Free

Red Rocks: More Than an Amphitheatre

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Red Rocks Amphitheatre, famed for its outdoor concerts, offers a variety of other summer activities: hiking, biking, movies, a visitor’s center with gifts and history, and even dining. Red Rocks, 15 miles west of Denver, makes for more than just a scenic sound stage and offers at least one full day’s worth of entertainment and … Read more Red Rocks: More Than an Amphitheatre

Defending Denver: An Omelet of Opportunities

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At an out-of-town business dinner, I shared a table with New York- and Toronto-based associates. Between salad and salmon, we discussed hometowns. Denver is probably a pleasant place to live, my companions conceded. But there’s little there for a tourist. The good stuff, they claimed, is all in the mountains. Choking on my chardonnay, I … Read more Defending Denver: An Omelet of Opportunities