Tag: skiing

Come For Winter And Stay For Summer At Frisco Hotels

Summit County is known as Colorado’s Playground.  There’s a saying in Summit County: “Come for winter and stay for summer.” Frisco, located in the heart of Summit County, has several lodging options to choose from when visiting during any season. As an avid skier myself, skiing is the first thing that comes to mind when I think of Colorado.  And…

Devil’s Thumb Ranch: A Devil of a Good Time

Located just over 10 minutes from downtown Fraser, CO is the beautifully enchanting Devil’s Thumb Ranch. Anything but demonic in nature, the year-round ranch is home to two restaurants, spa, and unbelievable accommodations for the ultimate Colorado getaway. Just west of Winter Park, the sprawling 6,000 acres of private wilderness is a virtual playground for guests. With supreme culinary offerings,…

Over the Top at Over the Edge Chalet in Steamboat Springs

If you are looking for unsurpassed luxury and scenery, Over the Edge Chalet will fill that need and then some.  Listed as one of the Top 10 rental homes in the entire country by Reuters, this Chalet drips elegance and exudes decadence.  From its striking modern exterior to its richly lavish interior, this premier rental home offers more than just…

Back In The Limelight: The Limelight Lodge Then And Now

The first time I stayed at the Limelight Lodge was back in 1991.  It was my first ski trip to Aspen, Colorado.  Back then, the Limelight was an affordable lodging alternative to the higher-priced hotels Aspen is known for — places like Little Nell and the Jerome Hotel.  The Limelight reminded me of the typical motor lodges that were popular…

A “Vintage” Stay in Winter Park

If you’re taking a vacation in Colorado and looking for Winter Park, Colorado hotels The Vintage Resort Hotel and Conference Center is a landmark that has recently been upgraded, making it a comfortable and relaxing place to stay. If you travel to the area to enjoy the Winter Park Resort and ski the five mountains, you’ll find that the location…

Feel Free To Ski: Stay in Frisco

There are many reasons that one might find themselves in the mountain town of Frisco, Colorado.  This could be the result of a Colorado ski vacation, a passion for history, or because of a love for good ol’ fashioned BBQ.  Whatever the reason is, you’ll definitely need somewhere to lay your head at night in between all the different events…

Feeling Frisky? Have Some Fun in Fraser

With the nickname of “Icebox of the Nation,” one would wonder why you would visit Fraser, CO for your Colorado vacation.  While some might shun this city because its average temperature hangs precariously around 32° Fahrenheit, for others who enjoy frolicking in the snow or fun outdoor activities, it can provide a perfect epicenter for adventure.  Whatever you decide to…

Three Distinctive Lodges in Crested Butte

If you’re searching for the spirit of the old west, you’ll find it at every turn in Crested Butte, Colorado. This historic mining town of about 1,500 residents is a year-round destination for outdoor lovers, history buffs and travelers seeking uncommon destinations. Crested Butte is unlike most of Colorado’s ski towns; as you explore local cafes and shops, it’s easy…

Alpine Loop Scenic Byway: Colorado at its Loftiest

Beyond the sleepy hamlet of Lake City, pavement ends and the forest road I follow turns to dirt. Mountains define our state and provide its identity. Within Colorado’s rectangular borders, the Rockies thrust their highest summits. Peaks form backdrops for our cities, provide venues for our recreation, control our weather, capture our water and furnish scenes for our beer labels….

Park Hyatt Beaver Creek: Classy Ski In-Ski Out Resort Hotel

Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa is as close as one can stay to Beaver Creek Ski Resort. In fact, the ski lift is just outside the door where the ski valet hands guests pre-warmed boots. Upon entering the 190-room hotel, guests find themselves in the Antler Hall, a large gathering place with fireplaces, lounge areas and two-story windows…