The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park: Inspired Historic Luxury

Most noted as the inspiration for Stephen King’s The Shining, the historic Stanley Hotel has much more to offer than the motivation for a horror story. Situated in the scenic Estes Park area, The Stanley Hotel is an icon of the Estes Park region, a white beacon against the surrounding Colorado landscape. The original grandeur … Read more The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park: Inspired Historic Luxury

Visit Local Eateries in Grand Lake

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Grand Lake is situated near one of the main entrances to Rocky Mountain National Park, making this mountain community an excellent base from which to explore Colorado’s national treasure. It also has its own attractions, such as a western downtown boardwalk riddled with quaint shops, and the Beach at Grand Lake, which offers water-based activities … Read more Visit Local Eateries in Grand Lake

Take an Epicurean Journey with Durango Restaurants

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Hungry for a foodie vacation? Durango restaurants can take you on an affordable culinary journey that spans the globe. With almost as many places to eat per capita as San Francisco, you can pack for an adventure from the Himalayas to Japan, Italy to Mexico. This little mountain town has less than 20,000 residents, but … Read more Take an Epicurean Journey with Durango Restaurants

What’s Cooking In Granby: 4 Restaurants to Try

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If your Colorado travel plans bring you to the mountain community of Granby, you are in for a treat. Sitting 7,935 feet above sea level, here you can experience the Rockies with much less cost than the larger resort community, yet without sacrificing comfort or convenience. Granby is known for its family-friendly community. Everything from … Read more What’s Cooking In Granby: 4 Restaurants to Try

Summer Pastime: Head for These Denver-Area Restaurant Patios

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Now that Colorado’s heat wave is in full swing, you’ll encounter a raft of Denver-area restaurants with terrific al fresco dining opportunities. Whether you’re pining for creekside picnic tables or rooftop decks affording sweeping Rocky Mountains views, there’s a smorgasbord of scene-stealing scenery to last all summer long. Bear Creek Tavern Folksy, denim-clad, stubble-chinned revelers … Read more Summer Pastime: Head for These Denver-Area Restaurant Patios

Longmont Patios: Where to Eat and Beat the Heat

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Colorado’s summer heat beats down on wilting trees, and the flowers are in full bloom. What better way to spend an easy afternoon than sitting under a shady tree or umbrella and sipping a cool beverage and munching tasty snacks. Old town Longmont is host to several patios ideal for letting the day go. Here … Read more Longmont Patios: Where to Eat and Beat the Heat

Backyard Brewpub: Golden’s Second-Largest Brewery

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A hand-painted sign with an arrow pointing down the street, and with the words “2nd Largest Brewery in Golden,” led to the not-easy-to-find Golden City Brewery. It’s clearly a self-effacing, tongue-in-cheek reference to Coors Brewing Co.— the third-largest brewer in the United States and the largest brewery on a single site in the world. Nailed … Read more Backyard Brewpub: Golden’s Second-Largest Brewery

Patio Dining: Cooling Off in Cortez

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Bright sunlight peeks through the latticework and casts checkerboard patterns across large patio umbrellas. Spring has brought brilliant greens to the trees, and the small patio at the Shiloh Steakhouse is a welcome refuge from Cortez’s sweltering desert climate. In the far reaches of southwestern Colorado, Cortez is known for its proximity to Mesa Verde … Read more Patio Dining: Cooling Off in Cortez