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Recent Colorado reviews

  • Very nice views and lots of good things, but not secluded.

    "Some really great things! I also want to mention some things that were disappointing. First the great: The view from the deck and the deck itself are awesome. Really nice to have the option of the awning or sit out in the sun. Beautiful view. Really cool to have wildlife. Saw a deer, several humming birds, a couple wood peckers, and in the lake I saw painted turtles and goldfish. This was really great! The green kayak was nice to be able to take out on the lake and explore. Really nice distance from Durango and is a great location for many adventures around the area. Now I want to mention some things that were disappointing to me to hopefully be constructive criticism. While it's NOT advertised as secluded, the pictures did make it seem to me that it was really secluded aside from the house all the way across the lake. So keep in mind I was expecting seclusion. The first situation I came into was someone camping in what seemed to be part of the yard. Also, there were 2 neighbors not too far away, maybe the next lots over even, and they were running big heavy equipment making really loud backup beeping noises and loud noises in general while they were landscaping or something, not sure what they were doing. They ran this loud equipment almost every day I was there for at least part of the day. I was really looking forward to peace and quiet away from it all, and I had to adjust my attitude pretty quickly since this didn't provide that. The camper was part of the family and was extremely nice and no problems there, it's just that when expecting seclusion from everyone and everything, it's a bit disappointing to have neighbors. Along the same lines, the county road is closer to the house than I'd imagined and was fairly busy, so loud vehicle noises were frequent when sitting outside. Boats and boat access were a bit tough. All boats except the kayak and pontoon were filled about 1/3 of the way with lake water. I tried to empty the rowboat out only to get more water in it, so then I tried baling it with a bucket, but it wasn't making much of a dent after a few minutes so I stopped and used the kayak. Access was a bit tough just because of how many boats there are for the small space. I understand not wanting to affect the lake too much by a big dock, this wasn't too big of an issue. Overall if you don't need total seclusion, it's a really nice older home type feel with a beautiful view, and access to wildlife and close to many great things to do."
    Guest: Paul Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 2, 2014
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  • Great place to stay!

    "Was a great place to stay - felt very at home in the condo. Everything was kept very nice, and was comfortable. Would recommend this place highly!"
    Guest: Derrick Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 15, 2014
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  • Just Perfect!

    "This beautiful Mountain Ranch Carriage House was just what the description says. It was clean and even better than the pictures we saw. We enjoyed spending most of our time on the large upper deck with an awesome view of Pikes Peak. The owners were extremely friendly and hospitable. It was the perfect place for our Air Force Cadet to relax for a couple of days! I recommend this carriage house for anyone wanting a quiet place to chill out. There were many things to do, but we chose to sit back and enjoy the lamas, horses and most of all our son who we hadn't seen since June."
    Guest: Scoyy L. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 8, 2014
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  • Wonderful House

    "We had a wonderful time - easy access to Beaver Creek and Vail. The house is great and the views are wonderful. It was great to be able to use the two car garage and avoid any window-scraping of our cars. The rooms were very spacious and beautiful, and the hot tub is perfect after a long day of hard skiing. If anything, it's bigger than described, with 4 bedrooms (bunk bed + futon, bunk bed + double bed). This allowed us to easily sleep two couples + 5 kids (3 girls, 2 boys) without even opening up any of the sleep sofas/futons. Access was easy with the garage door remotes."
    Guest: Richard H. Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: March 18, 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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