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Recent Colorado reviews

  • Golden, Colorado - Great Location + Great Condo = Great Times!

    "I have to admit, this was our first visit to Golden Colorado & our first time using VRBO. I spoke with a few co-workers to understand how it all worked and then I went online and found this cute 2 bedroom condo. This condo has everything that was advertised and it was super easy to get to the Pepsi Centre using the Light rail (RTD) from Golden. The Owner was great to deal with and answered all of my many questions and handled the whole transaction professionally and on a very timely manner. We would definitely recommend this 2 bedroom condo & Golden Colorado to other visitors."
    Guest: Avalanche Fans Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: March 25, 2014
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  • One of the best large ski houses in the U.S.

    "Our group of seven families has been taking a week-long ski trip for 19 straight years, and this was easily the finest large house we have stayed in. There are fewer than 20 ski houses of comparable size and quality listed on HomeAway and VRBO in the western U.S., and every year, we pick among them. This house easily had enough space for our big group. Most importantly, the kids could entertain themselves at all hours in the play room (pool, foosball, air hockey), fabulous movie theater, grotto, hot tub, and sled hill, while at the same time, adults had room to prepare meals and watch after the young kids. The quality of design, furniture, and construction is appropriate for a $10 million house. Note that the location along the Arrowhead ski run is far away (16 minute drive) from Beaver Creek Village. One can ski to/from there, but it's inconvenient for kids in ski school. That said, Arrowhead is a perfect green/blue run for beginners and intermediates - wide open, perfectly groomed, and safe for slow and fast speeds. Our kids (aged 6-9) spent entire days on this and the Bachelor Gulf lifts; you won't find better beginner runs at BC or any other mountain. Do take advantage of the property managers, who can help arrange discount lift tickets, in-house ski rentals (from Black Tie, who are great), restaurant reservations, shuttles, etc. We highly recommend this property."
    Guest: Brent B. Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: February 28, 2014
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  • No complaints!

    "We stayed Christmas week, first time at Breckenridge in winter, and it couldn't have been better! The owner was so accommodating and the facility is top-notch! Fantastic location, within walking distance to Peak 9 and convenient 1 block walk to catch the free shuttle to base of Peak 8. Didn't have to use our car once during the week. Only a few blocks from downtown Breck. The condo is clean, modern, spacious, amd easy to move around in and designed for skiers. Ski locker next door. Kitchen is well-equipped. Fridge even had mayo and mustard. Owner also left a wonderful welcome basket. Plenty of throws. Beds are comfy. Steam shower was a dream. Of course, we have a few suggestions, but these are minor. First, we would have loved better lighting. The kitchen seemed too dim. No light above the sink. Lack of reading light in the living room. Could also use one more cushy chair in the living room. None of this impeded our enjoyment. Thank you!"
    Guest: Sheila Date of Stay: December 2013 Review Submitted: December 30, 2013
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  • Unbelievable Location and Unit

    "I kind of hesitate in writing this review as I want to keep this gem to myself. We just returned from a week in this unit, and it was great. We've been to Vail four years in a row, and this by far is the best location you are going to find. It is right in the heart of Vail Village near all of the restaurants, shops, and the lift. Some condo units may advertise Vail Village, but you may find yourself on the perimeter of town. This is definitely not the case with this location. In addition to a great remodeled unit, you also have access to the Founder's Parking Garage, which is a coveted parking garage in Vail. Once you park your car though, you probably won't need it again as you can walk everywhere. I can't recommend the unit enough. You won't be disappointed."
    Guest: WBS Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 13, 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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