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Recent Colorado reviews

  • Wonderful Trip!

    "Our group (three couples) had the pleasure of staying at "Point of View" for five days and had a wonderful time there! The home is nicely located and very quiet, yet not that far from town or the base of Beaver Creek when you are ready to get out for some fun. Our trip was over the summer and this gave us the opportunity to take full advantage of the wonderful outdoor deck and patio areas. We also enjoyed the hot tub and its outstanding views of the surrounding mountains. We found each bedroom to be very private, thus affording each couple some private/away time as needed. Common areas were open, well furnished and perfect for hanging out or cooking and enjoying a large meal. (The large kitchen dining table was perfect for a large group meal.) We also appreciated the sound system/stereo setup that allowed us to pipe music throughout the house. Plenty of garage storage for bikes/cars and a couple of washer/dryers for use. Honestly, this was a 10+ as far as lodging goes--great place and we hope to be back again some day! (Owner was very friendly/great to deal with as well.)"
    Guest: BD Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 7, 2014
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  • Perfect Aspen Condo!

    "It was such a treat to stay in this beautiful condo on our first trip to Aspen! The location of this property is AMAZING! We could walk everywhere in town and leave the car parked for the weekend. The unit itself has a great setup and feels just like home. The kitchen is very well equipped and the large table is great for larger groups. The porch off the kitchen and family room is a nice place to continue to enjoy the beauty of Aspen. I could go on and on about this condo and how perfect it is and would highly recommend it to anyone who is lucky enough to visit Aspen!"
    Guest: Nancy Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 16, 2014
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  • A Wonderful Family Getaway!!

    "My family was just looking for a place to relax and enjoy some family time before the school year started ... and this property was absolutely perfect! It was quiet, clean and comfortable! We were able to walk downtown for some great Fish Taco's at Pepe Osaka's, some great time at the park right down the street from there, enjoyed the Arts and Crafts Fair and also had probably one of the best breakfast's I've ever had at the Mountain Rose Café!! We also ventured out to hike the Columbine Lake Trail - quite a trek up there, but totally worth it! Thanks for sharing your beautiful property with our family - we will definitely be back again!!"
    Guest: Jenny R. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 15, 2014
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  • Fabulous Retreat in Steamboat.

    "This condo was wonderful. A group of college friends meet up once a year to keep up our remarkable friendship. This 3 bedroom - 3 bathroom was the perfect place to stay. It was beautifully decorated and had all the amenities of home. We loved the 2 patio's and spent much of our time enjoying the beautiful scenery and quiet solitude. I would highly recommend this condo to anyone looking for a great place to stay."
    Guest: Houston Mom Traveler Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 30, 2014
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Colorado Travel Tips

The Rocky Mountain State is a wonderful place to visit if you love being outdoors. Whether you’re an avid mountain climber or just love to take in the scenery, this state offers something for everyone. Here are some tips for what to see and do on your Colorado vacation:

Denver

The capital of Colorado is located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains on the High Plains. Most people don’t realize that Denver has milder weather than other mountainous cities - the average temperature is in the 30s in the winter and averages in the 90s about 36 days a year in the summer. Additionally, Denver surprisingly gets an average of 300 days of sunshine per year, rivaling sunny Los Angeles!

While in the Mile High City, make sure to go shopping and dine in Larimer Square, the historic district established in 1858 that once represented the entire parameters of the city. Get in touch with your creative side at the Denver Art Museum or take a slow stroll in the 23-acre Denver Botanic Gardens, just east of downtown, which houses 15,000 plant species from around the world and includes a Japanese garden, tropical conservatory and sculptures and fountains throughout the space.

Catch a Colorado Rockies game at Coors Field, take a tour and tasting at Coors Brewery and visit Washington Park, which features bike and boat rentals, walking and jogging paths, tennis courts, lakes and playgrounds for the kids. The kids will also love Lakeside Amusement Park and Elitch Gardens. Serious hikers should consider ascending 14,000-foot Mount Evans for the views. If there’s a show during your Denver travels, Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater is a must-visit - the concert venue is carved into the reddish-brown cliffs, and it’s located only 15 miles southwest of the city.

Boulder

Boulder is just about a 45-minute drive northwest of Denver. It’s known for its culinary scene, healthy citizens and natural beauty.

The Flatirons are a must-see symbol of Boulder. They are flat walls of rock near Green Mountain, scaled by many adventurous climbers. Instead of this intense jaunt, you can hike the trails on Green Mountain, but they’re too difficult for kids. You can also head to the park at the base for a picnic and beautiful photo op. Chautauqua Park is a local favorite and it provides some of the best vistas in the area. It’s located just south of the city on the edge of Green Mountain. Chautauqua has family-friendly trails and plenty of picnic spots.

Art-lovers should check out the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and the very unique Leanin’ Tree Museum of Western Art - it features a private collection of Western-themed paintings and sculptures and sit right next to the Celestial Seasonings Tea Factory, where you can visit for a free tour and tasting. Boulder is a great place for star-gazing - head to the Fiske Planetarium or the University of Colorado at Boulder for some excellent celestial sightings. Don’t miss Pearl Street Mall for awesome outdoor boutique shopping!

Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, another major Colorado city, is located less than an hour and a half drive south of Denver. The biggest attractions in Colorado Springs are its natural wonders: Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak and Seven Falls. Garden of the Gods is a collection of red sandstone pillars that were formed over millennia and jut high above the surrounding landscape in peculiar formations. The park in front of the rocks has several different paths, many of them suitable for young children and seniors, so you can see the rocks from all angles. Take a hike on Pikes Peak or a scenic but slightly frightening drive on Pikes Peak Highway. The hikes to Seven Falls in Cheyenne Canyon are easy enough for young kids, and you’ll be treated with a spectacular view of the 181-foot series of seven waterfalls, cascading into each other in a zig-zag formation.

Other Must-Visits

Colorado is one of the best places for skiing in the U.S. In the late fall, winter and early spring, people head to popular sites like Vail, Aspen, Breckenridge, Telluride, Steamboat Springs, Copper Mountain and Crested Butte for some excellent skiing and snowboarding options. In the off-season, many of these places offer rides on the ski lifts for scenic mountain views, as well as alpine slides for a bit of summer adventure.

Another must-see is the Mesa Verde National Park - a historical treasure located in Cortez near Durango. It features 600 cliff dwellings that were occupied by the Ancestral Pueblo people for more than 700 years between 600 and 1300 A.D. The most famous is Cliff Palace, which has 150 rooms, 75 open areas and 21 kiva rooms. You really can’t miss coming here!

Also nearby, just east of Durango, is Chimney Rock National Monument, which encompasses nearly 5,000 acres in the San Juan National Forest. Ancestral Pueblos lived here as well, and you can pass ancient remnants of their settlement on your hike!

Finally, don’t miss a visit to Rocky Mountain National Park near charming Estes Park - it’s a national treasure that occupies nearly 266,000 acres of pristine wilderness.

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