Afton State Park Winter Fun

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Afton State Park Winter Fun

for the whole Family

 

Where: Afton, Minnesota

When: Feb-March

How long: Friday-Sunday

 

Where to stay:

Recommendation: Afton State Park Camper Cabins for a full on winter experience

Or if that is roughing it too much, check out Afton House Inn

Things to do nearby:

Downhill ski at Afton Alps

 

Things to do at Afton State Park:

Cross country ski (18 miles of trails)

Snowshoe (4 miles of trails)

Winter hiking (6 miles of trails)

Here is a link to the trails.

Bring your dinner to make over the fire or campstove! Or you can always check out downtown Afton or Stillwater for some delicious food.

 

 

 

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.

 

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!