Keystone Family Skiing Vacation

Keystone

Keystone Family Skiing Vacation

A Keystone family skiing trip is a great way to spend time together as a family and enjoy a winter wonderland. The village is small and easy to get around. You could not pick a more family friendly ski mountain.

Where:

Keystone, Colorado

When:

Spring Skiing is the best but anytime from December – March

How Long:

5-7 days

Where to stay:

River Run Village = Dakota Lodge, Buffalo Lodge or Expedition Station

Note: Be sure to check on VRBO to book directly through the owners, it may be less expensive.

You can even go back to your condo for lunch and skip eating in the chalet.

If you want to try to save some money, stay in East or West Keystone, Silverthorne or Dillon. You can also access other ski resorts if one is not enough for you. Be sure to pack your lunch otherwise you will spend your savings eating at the chalet.

Things to do:

 

Skiing/Snowboarding

Snow Tubing 

Cross Country Skiing

Snowmobiling

Dog Sledding

Ice Skating

Snowcat Tours

Sleigh Rides

 

A few family fun places to eat:

9280 Tap House for a relaxed after ski dinner spot

Bite Me Pizza is a family favorite

Alpenglow Stube for a special family celebration

Der Fondue Chessel right on the mountain, access via gondola

 

 

Have more questions? Need more travel tips and advice, contact me today! I am here to help plan your Keystone family skiing vacation.

 

Glenwood Springs Colorado

Glenwood Springs Colorado

Family trip to Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Glenwood Springs Colorado is another wonderful town full of family fun in the summer. Hot springs, hiking, adventure and caves. Find out why it was named Most Fun Town in America by Rand McNally & USA Today.

Here are my travel tips and recommendations for a family vacation to Glenwood Springs Colorado.

Where to go:

Glenwood Springs Colorado

When to go:

Summer

How long to go:

4-6 days

Where to stay:

Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge – access to the hot springs pools ‎

Hotel Glenwood Springs – enjoy the indoor waterpark and gondola rides right outside the hotel to the Caverns Adventure Park on top of the mountain the

The Hotel Denver  – a unique stay in a historic hotel 

Or check out VRBO or Vacation Rentals for house or condo rentals in Glenwood Springs.

 

Things to do in Glenwood Springs Colorado:

You name it, every outdoor activity you could think of is in Glenwood Springs.

Where to eat in Glenwood Springs Colorado:

Just head to Downtown 7th Street aka restaurant row or try out these great options.

Great day trips from Glenwood Springs:

Within an hour drive is Aspen where you can go mountain biking, hiking, fishing, camping, ride the Aspen Mountain gondola or check out the Snowmass Rodeo.

Or head the other direction to Vail, another amazing summer destination with lots of outdoor fun for the whole family.

 

Enjoy a great family vacation to Glenwood Springs Colorado! Contact me for any questions or help with planning your getaway.

 

Buena Vista Colorado

Buena Vista Colorado

Buena Vista

Buena Vista Colorado or BV as the locals call it is one of the best places to be in the summer! The Collegiate Peaks tower over you in the valley of Buena Vista filled with so many activities for every age group.  This is a must visit for family adventure!

Here are my travel tips and suggestions for your next family adventure to Buena Vista Colorado:

Where to Go:

Buena Vista Colorado

When to Go:

Summer

How long should you stay:

5-7 days is ideal but it is not the easiest to get to so you may want to stay for a week minimum 

Where to stay in or near Buena Vista Colorado:

Recommendation: Mount Princeton Hot Springs & Resort – offers cabins or lodge rooms plus you can use the hot springs   

Best Western Plus Vista Inn – great hotel with pool, hot tub and free breakfast 

Pinon Court Cabins – small but eclectic cabins with kitchens. Close to a park and playground for the kids. 

There are lots of cabins available during the summer on VRBO or Vacation Home Rentals

 

Top things to do & travel tips for your family vacation to Buena Vista Colorado:

Hot Springs – check out the Mount Princeton Hot Springs. Soak in one of the pools, ride the 300ft waterslide or find a warm spot in the river. 

Rafting the Arkansas River – check out The Adventure Company 

Hiking in Buena Vista with kids

  • There are municipal trails just across the Arkansas River (at the foot of Main Street). You can hike anywhere from short to long with great views. Make sure to stop at K’s for an after-hike ice cream cone.
  • The Twin Lakes area has historic buildings and it is an easy hike to Interlaken’s old buildings.
  • Or check out this website for more hiking trails near Buena Vista

Mountain Biking- stop in at Trail Head Bike Rentals and explore with two wheels. There is mountain bike trails in the hills right behind Buena Vista. 

Zip Line Tours  – a full adrenaline rush!

Horseback riding at Harvard City Riding Stables 

Adventure Park for the older kids at Browns Canyon Adventure Park

Drive to the Collegiate Peaks Scenic Overlook 

Bouldering for the kids at the Buena Vista Boulder Garden

 

Restaurants in Buena Vista Colorado:

Eddyline Restaurant & Brewery – local hangout with wide variety of food for the entire family 

Pizza Works – great pizza 

Punky’s – BBQ and ice cream  

The Lariat Bar and Restaurant – great burger joint 

Brown Dog Coffee Company – morning coffee spot 

 

Contact me if you have any questions or would like additional Colorado travel information. I am here to help plan your family vacations.


Breckenridge

Ski Breck

Family (Winter or Summer) Vacation Destination to Breckenridge, Colorado

Grab your family and take a trip West to the mountains and Breckenridge!

 
Breckenridge is a wonderful winter getaway and a beautiful summer destination.
If you have an active family, this is a perfect destination for you with tons of activities to choose from.

Here are my travel tips and recommendations for a family vacation to Breckenridge, Colorado:

 
Where to go:
Breckenridge, Colorado
90 miles from Denver
 
When to go:
Winter or Summer
Note: Spring is called the Mud Season and a lot of places close for the month of May
 
How long to stay:
A week is perfect
 
Where to stay:
Condos, condos, condos – so many to choose from in Breckenridge and perfect for a family trip
 
Check homeaway.com or vrbo for availability.
Recommendations: 
 

What to do in the Winter:

Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding at Breckenridge Ski Resort
Dogsledding & Snowmobiling through Good Times Adventures
Breckenridge Nordic Center for cross country skiing and snowshoeing
Snow kiting through Colorado Kite Force
Shopping on Main Street in the fun boutiques
 

 

What to do in the Summer:

Horseback riding at Breckenridge Stables
Whitewater rafting through Breckenridge Whitewater Rafting
Country Boy Mine – the only authentic mine in Summit County
Hot Air Balloon Rides through Colorado Hot Air Balloon Rides
Shopping on Main Street in the fun boutiques
Kayaking, Hiking, Biking, Boating
Canopy Tour in Idaho Springs (less than an hour away) with Breckenridge Zipline Adventures
Bike the Peaks Trail from Breckenridge to Frisco
 
 

Where to Eat:

Downstairs at Eric’s is our favorite spot, there is even an arcade to keep the kids busy while waiting for your food.
The Dredge is a floating restaurant with surf & turf.
Empire Burger has great burgers.
Daylight Donuts for a great start to your morning.
Contact me for help planning your trip to Breckenridge!