Winter Park Vacation Rental

Perched above Winter Park is the coveted Rendezvous Neighborhood

When you visit Winter Park, one of the best ways to enjoy our beautiful area is to stay near the trails. With that, you still want the convenience of modern amenities and access to shopping and night life.

Rendezvous is one of Winter Park’s most exclusive addresses, which boasts trail-side forest living and lots of activities year-round.  This hidden gem of a neighborhood is only a short drive to restaurants and Winter Park Resort, with shuttle service available in the winter.

Rendezvous Winter Park offers large, open spaces with plenty of room to accommodate large families. Each home is its own unique take on mountain living with beautiful stone and handcrafted wood accents.

Private balconies and garages throughout the neighborhood and several homes include private hot tubs and large porches, perfect for a night of relaxed stargazing.

All of the three-and-four-bedroom homes in Winter Park’s Rendezvous can sleep eight or more people and are beautifully decorated with lots of comfortable seating, and lots of windows and outdoor seating to enjoy the stunning mountain and forest views.

 

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Professionally Decorated

 

 

Guests can stay in these properties year round, and the prime location makes these homes fantastic places for summer or winter activities.

These are spacious and comfortable getaways- you and your family will want to make these homes part of your vacation traditions!

On the hillside between Fraser and Winter Park, Rendezvous is a perfect choice for active families who want to explore Rocky Mountain National forest, and Grand County’s amazing trail systems.

Just steps away from the Fraser River Trail, runners, bikers and cross-country skiers can enjoy quick access to a beautiful trail alongside the river and Colorado wildlife.

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Private Hot Tubs

 

The views are incredible from this area, and miles of trails run throughout the neighborhood.Visitors can also enjoy Mary’s Pond, a beautiful retreat named for Mary Cozens, the wife of Winter Park’s Rendezvous developer Billy Cozens.

 

Families staying at Rendezvous near Winter Park can enjoy the finest in mountain living, with spacious homes designed for relaxation and comfort, but also quick access to outdoor activities.

 

Picnic and play at the playground at the Fraser River trailhead, with beautiful mountain views for your family vacation memories.

Winter Park Playground

Playground and Picnic Area on Fraser River Trail

 

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June 27th, 2018

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New at Winter park

New features, shops, and trails for the Winter Park 2017/2018 Ski Season

New in The Village at Winter Park

James and Parry’s: In Winter Park Resort Village, this trendy retail shop offers clothes for warmth, ensembles for fashion, unique gift selections, and memorable additions to home décor.  Right across from our friendly polar bear, you’ll see this brick corner shop beckoning you in.  Serious shoppers or casual walk-throughs will enjoy the stylish merchandise.  This is a great shop for finding Winter Park logo wear to take home a memento of great times in the mountains. Open daily 8a.m. to 8p.m.

 

Coming soon: Crazy Mountain Brewery is opening a new taproom right here at the Winter Park Resort Village, 120 Parry Peak Way, between the Village Cabriolet and Zephyr Express lift.  A new venture from the Edwards-born Crazy Mountain Brewery, they will now bring their series of craft beers and gourmet sausages to the Village. This Edwards, Colorado-based brewery is bringing their unique ales and lagers to our ski village. Look for the opening this ski season, then, schuss on in for a flawless brew after a picture-perfect day on the slopes!

 

New on the Slopes of Winter Park

 

Super Gauge Digital Screen Pilot Program: A revolutionary pilot program is happening right here at Mary Jane.  We’re raising the bar, as you lower the restraining bars! Five chairs on Mary Jane’s Super Gauge will delight their riders with these newly installed digital screens that are a first in the ski industry. These handy screens will provide resort area pertinent information: such as real-time terrain openings, upcoming resort events, weather updates, and even CDOT info on I-70 traffic conditions.  For this nation-wide digital debut, five lucky chairs are equipped with this slick technology from the Centennial start-up, Alpine Media Technology.  Give chair 86 a go!  On that seven-minute ride to the top, users can access the bright and visible screens to 

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plan a route, avoid the busiest lift lines, and arrange an après ski date.  Powered up on each pass on the bull-wheel, these digital screens may very well make your day on the mountain easier and fuller than ever before.

 

Sober Englishman: Crossing the top of the renowned “Drunken Frenchman,” this improved and renamed trail allows easier access from the top of Winter Park over to the Mary Jane trail.  Past visitors may remember this as the exciting, but daunting “Do or Die” trail.  This now Intermediate trail is a half-mile long, 20-feet wide run, that is snowcat maintained.  Follow it from The Lodge at Sunspot, through the trees, to the top of the Mary Jane.  Your post-ski boasts will include talk of disembarking the Zephyr, meeting up with a Sober Englishman, crossing paths with a Drunken Frenchman, gamboling briefly with a Gandy Dancer, and meeting up with the Grande dame, Mary Jane!

 

Waffle Cabin: This fueling station has been practicing the art of “Waffleology” at their spot in the Village central for quite some time.  Now, these yummy liege style, warm waffles are being served up fresh on the slopes.  If your hungry friends or famished kids have not already pointed the new locale out to you, the newest Winter Park Waffle Cabin can be found by the Looking Glass and Olympia lifts. Follow the scrumptious smells!  Pick up an Original or add to perfection by asking for Belgian chocolate drizzle.  Hot and cold beverages are also available.  What a wonderful way to warm up and treat the family, and yourself, while up on the mountain.  You can still find the original Winter Park Waffle Cabin in the Village at 15 Parry Peak Way. Another site is open at the base, on weekends, near Gemini Express.  With three locations serving it up, it would be truly awful to leave without a waffle!

Winter Park Waffles

 

At Winter Park and Mary Jane, the legendary trails await, and the Village continues to make available the foods and drinks that delight their guests.  Add to your list of favorite stops, or be one of the first to claim a brand new favored gem!

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February 9th, 2018

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Top New Downtown Winter Park Eats & Drinks

Are you hungry?  Are you thirsty? Are the kids ready for a treat?

Here are some newly opened restaurants, cafes, a market, an ice cream stand, and even a food truck, all ready to satisfy those cravings.  Try one—or visit them all—you will not be disappointed in these delightful places that are focused on serving up what they do best!

Alley Bar, the après-ski/ evening menu side of Opa! Charlie’s Gyros
78415 US Highway 40 (next to the Conoco Gas station in Downtown Winter Park).

Phone: 970-363-7387,

Opa! Charlie’s Gyros, a favorite gathering spot for Greek cuisine, in downtown Winter Park, has recently expanded their hours to open The Alley Bar for late afternoon and evening apres bites and drinks.  The night menu boasts sliders, $3 lemon-drop shots, and other fun pub grub, to appreciate as you relax to the sounds of live music.

Opa! Charlie’s Gyros’ regular hours: Sunday to Wednesday, 11 AM to 3 PM.   The Alley Bar extended hours are offered: Thursday—11 AM to 8 PM, and Friday & Saturday—11 AM to 9 PM.   Free parking, casual, good for kids, full bar.

 

restaurants in winter parkDurbar Nepalese & Indian Bistro
47 Cooper Creek Way, Downtown Winter Park (second floor of Cooper Creek Square)

Phone: 970-363-7081

Known for its hospitality and lovely interior, this fine, but affordable, restaurant specializes in curry, momos, mixed grill, biryani, and other gastronomic delights from the Himalayan region. Happy hour every day, 2:30 PM to 5 PM

Open daily, 11:30 AM to 9:30 PM.   Free parking garage available.   Good for groups, family friendly, take-out available.

 

 

grocery stores winter parkFireside Market & Eatery
78337 US Highway 40, in central town of Winter Park.

Phone: 970-363-7750

With a soup bar, salad bar, fresh sushi, delicious bakery temptations, ready-to-eat Mexican grill entrees, hot pizza, ice cream counter and Stubborn Soda on tap; Fireside Market is a cut above your ordinary grocery store.

Whether you are shopping for high quality cuts of meat, crisp produce, or just want to pick up a ready-made flavorsome meal, this market is a one-stop shop for all your culinary needs.  Open daily: 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM.  Free underground parking plus bike parking available, kid friendly.

 

 

The perk coffee winter parkThe Perk
78977 US Highway 40, downtown Winter Park (at first traffic light entering town from the East).

Phone: 970-281-7971

This cozy coffee cottage will draw you in with its light, inviting interior and comfortable furnishings, making it an easy place to linger. Community is integral to the company’s mission, whether you are in Grand County for a day or a decade, this is great place to gather and sip—espresso, teas, or coffee drinks, while nibbling a perfect cinnamon roll.  They also serve hot chocolate, chai, and lactose-free options.

Open Sunday through Thursday 7 AM to 6 PM; Friday & Saturday 7 AM to 7 PM.  Free WiFi access with beverage purchase.  Dogs allowed, outdoor seating available, street and private lot parking.

 

 Charlies’ Frozen Treat Shop
78966 US Highway 40 (in the Viking Lodge and Ski Shop)

Phone: 970-531-4656, 78966

Another stop in downtown Winter Park that you really don’t want to miss!  It’s never too cold to indulge in the perfection of great ice cream, sorbet, frozen yogurt, and gelato.    Serving up sweet frozen treats with a wide variety of toppings four days a week.

Thursdays from 12 Noon – 8 PM, Friday & Saturday from 12 Noon – 9 PM, Sundays from 12 Noon – 8 PM.   Take-out, bike parking, private lot parking, kid-friendly, dog-friendly, free WiFi, military discount. 

 

Stuffed – Fraser Food Truck
76827 US Highway 40, Fraser (in the parking lot of Rocky Mountain Moonshine Liquors, or across the highway by Ski Broker)

This Fraser based food truck serves up fresh and flavorful runsas (aka German bierocks)—a savory yeast dough pocket-sandwiches with a variety of delicious fillings that are certain to satisfy a hearty appetite.

Open for breakfast and lunch from Wednesdays through Sundays, from 8 AM – 2 PM (though hours may vary).

 

And there you have it, our top new establishments welcoming you in the town of Winter Park—or a bit west, in Fraser, Colorado.  Tune in next week for our shiny new welcome mats in Winter Park Resort!

–January 2018—by Anne-Marie & Larry

January 18th, 2018

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Winter Park Blue Runs

Chasing the corduroy on ‘White Rabbit’

 

What’s Going On In Winter Park: December 12th – 19th, 2017

Four inches of new snow in recent days has given a nice boost to Winter Park’s early season snow pack; and with colder temperatures on the way, the snow-making team at Winter Park Resort have guns-a-blazin’ to give Mother Nature a helping hand.

The Zephyr Express lift is now open, providing access to the Olympia Lift and ‘Alice’ ski runs, as in “Alice in Wonderland.” Explore Alice’s fast and fun groomers like Jabberwocky, Dormouse, March Hare and White Rabbit, and you will have wonder and “Weeee!” as you ski.

Speaking of White Rabbit, both the upper section (Blue or Intermediate) and the lower section (Green or Easiest) are open.   White Rabbit is a wide open cruiser, that runs under the Olympia Lift.   Work on your style points, shake out some of those early-season cobwebs, and get those legs ready for bigger and steeper lines later in the season.

This Week’s Featured Events & Activities

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

  • Broom Ball—Winter Park Resort Village, 5 PM – 7 PM.
    Get your game on!  Join in on Tuesdays and Thursdays, December 12th thru March 29th, for free and friendly broom ball competitions.  Weather and attendance dependent, this is a chance to slip, slide, and score on the outdoor Village Pond.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

  • Campfire Music Series, Winter Park Resort Village Gazebo
    Gather around the campfire for live music in the center of the Village at Winter Park Resort from 4 PM –  5 PM.
  • Women’s Classic Ski Clinic—Devil’s Thumb Ranch, Tabernash
    All levels of Nordic skiing women are welcome to join in the fun at Devil’s Thumb Ranch and spend time with an experienced instructor to help hone your current classic cross country skiing skills, or discover a new pleasure.    $45 pp for the clinic.  $85 includes trail pass and ski rental.
  • Open Mic at the Basement, Winter Park 9 PM to 2 AM

Thursday, December 14, 2017

  • Broom Ball—Winter Park Resort Village, 5 PM – 7 PM.
    Weather and attendance dependent, this is a chance to slip, slide, and score on the Village Pond.
  • Kid’s Night Out— Winter Park Resort Village, Private Lesson Center.
    Drop off the kids (ages 4 to 12 years old) from 5:30 – 8:30 PM for a fun evening of crafts, games, and a movie while you enjoy a little adult time to shop, dine or explore the Village.  Supervised by professional childminders, this service is offered free of charge when parents return with a $25 (per child) receipt from any shop or restaurant in the Winter Park Village.  Space is limited, so we recommend pre-registering the kids on the Winter Park Resort online site.

 

Friday, December 15, 2017

  • Free Ice Skating Lessons, Winter Park Resort Village Pond
    Free ice skating lessons are offered very Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the outdoor ice skating pond, from December 15th to March 25th (excluding December 24th), from 4 – 5 PM.  Ice Skate rentals and sign up sheets are available at the Village Rental Store (right opposite Starbucks) – be sure to sign up before 3 PM to avoid disappointment.  Beginners or expert gliders are welcome, instructors will be on the ice to teach and encourage youngsters.   This activity is subject to change, depending on weather and ice conditions.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

  • Santa Claus Visits The Village—Winter Park Resort Village Gazebo
    Gather the kids and head to the Village Gazebo from 3 – 5 PM for a a little meet and greet with the big bearded fellow, Santa Claus!
  • Boulder Nordic Sport Season Kick-off Party & Biergarten—Snow Mountain Ranch Nordic Center (877-267-7547), all day. Free equipment demos of the latest Nordic gear, skiing adventures, and complimentary après ski biergarten refreshments.
  • Ski & Snowboard Association-Freestyle Mogul Olympic Selection, Winter Park Resort
    Watch the best and brightest US Freestyle talent battle it out on the Ambush mogul run (right at the base of Winter Park Resort) as they fight to earn their spot on the US Olympic Team.  Taking place from 9 AM – 5 PM, between December 16 through December 21.

Bump skiing lessons winter parkSunday, December 17, 2017

  • Santa Claus Visit—Winter Park Village Gazebo, 3 – 5 PM
    Santa is awaiting your visit, join him for merriment this weekend in Winter Park.
  • Ski & Snowboard Association-Freestyle Mogul Olympic Selection, Winter Park Resort
    Watch the best and brightest US Freestyle talent battle it out on the Ambush mogul run (right at the base of Winter Park Resort) as they fight to earn their spot on the US Olympic Team.  Taking place from 9 AM – 5 PM, between December 16 through December 21.
  • FREE Yoga in the Hill House, near the Vintage Hotel at Winter Park Resort
    Start your day off right with a free one hour yoga class at 7:30 AM in the Hill House.  Specially choreographed for skiers and boarders, this fun class will cater to all levels and abilities.

 

Monday, December 18, 2017

  • Ski & Snowboard Association-Freestyle Mogul Olympic Selection, Winter Park Resort
    December 16 through December 21, 2017, 9 AM – 5 PM, details above

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

  • Ski & Snowboard Association-Freestyle Mogul Olympic Selection, Winter Park Resort
    December 16 through December 21, 2017, 9 AM – 5 PM, details above

 

BONUS NEWS

If you’re planning a ski getaway in the New Year, keep the Fat Tire Music Series on your radar.  Held every other Friday, 3 – 5 PM, from January 5th through April 20th, 2018.   Just wanted to tantalize you all a bit regarding the tunes and drink specials that will be making the start of our weekends even more welcome.  Check back for information on the music and merry-making that will kick off your 2018 weekends on the mountain.

For more information on daily happenings and news from Winter Park, CO call our local vacation planners at 970-722-0707.

December 15th, 2017

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Fresh December Snow

Weekly Conditions Update Dec 5, 2017

Well it snowed, ALOT!  Winter Park came in as the big winner in Colorado on Monday morning with 7 inches of fresh fluffy new snow.  Steamboat began to catch up during the day on Monday when they received a hefty midday snowstorm, there was even a rumor of thundersnow.  When it looked like Steamboat was going to surpass Winter Park, the snow picked up in intensity and added FIVE MORE INCHES to the previous 7.  The final score, Steamboat:  11.5″ and Winter Park: 12″ (Sorry Steamboat, sometimes you have to share the Champagne).  The snow is smooth and silky underfoot and with this new snow and cold temps throughout the week, look for more and more terrain to be opening soon.

Next Chance of snow is Thursday, Dec, 7th

As of Tuesday, December 5, 2017, there are 8 lifts and 7 trails open; covering 50 skiable acres.

Cumulative snowfall of 41 inches, with five new inches in 24 hrs and 12 inches in the last 48 hrs.  There is an 18 inch base.

 

Events on the Horizon— so much to do. Have a wander and see what appeals to you!
  • At Winter Park Resort- snowshoe, snow cat tours, and tubing hill are all open!

Wednesday, December 6

  • Open Mic at the Basement, Winter Park 9:00pm to 2:00am
  • Campfire Music Series, Village Gazebo, Winter Park Resort, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

 

Thursday, December 7

  • Model Railroad Christmas Display, Granby, 4pm to 7pm

 

Friday, December 8

  • Model Railroad Christmas Display, Granby, 4pm to 7pm
Mary Jane road sign
Saturday, December 9

  • Demo Days, Winter Park Resort, 9am to 3pm. A chance to demo some big name ski products for free! Under seventeen year-olds will need a parent/guardian to sign the waiver.

 

  • Mary Jane Ale Launch Party, 12 to 5pm. Mary Jane Ale is coming to the mountain premiering her new limited edition can.  Join in with New Belgium Brewery to toast in the new ski season.  There will be free samplings, giveaways, music, and games.  Skiing plus brews plus sunshine equal perfect Winter Park day! If you are not already feeling lucky just being here on the mountain, you could go for the gold with prizes of a Winter Park 2017-18 ski pass, a custom “winterized” New Belgium Cruiser, VIP tour tickets, tickets to Winter Park tubing hill, First Tracks on Winter Park Territory, and much more! Launch Party location to be announced, dependent on mountain and trail conditions.
  • Model Railroad Christmas Display, Granby, 10am to 6pm
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    Sunday, December 10

    • Demo Days, Winter Park Resort, 9am to 3pm. A chance to demo some big name ski products for free! Under seventeen year olds will need a parent/guardian to sign the waiver.
    • Model Railroad Christmas Display, Granby, 10am to 6pm
    • Yoga in Hill House, at Winter Park Resort, 7:30am

     

    Good to Know

    Several new and exciting places have been opening in the area.  As you wander about, stop in and try out some of these places for food, brews, and fun.

     

    The Fireside Market & Eatery, is a family-owned business located at 78337 US Hwy 40, Winter Park.  A great place to find culinary items from around the world, as well as the home-cooking basics.  The staff is approachable and knowledgeable.  Whether you’re in the area for a week or forever, stop in to find your food delights.

     

    The Durbar Nepalese & Indian Bistro, (970) 363-7081, opened in Cooper Creek Square in July.  Offering authentic menu items from Nepal and India, this quality restaurant will welcome you for lunch or dinner.  Big windows and cozy furnishings provide the comfortable setting for satisfying those chai, tandoori, and curry cravings.

    Crazy Mountain Brewing Company is opening a new taproom right here at the Winter Park Resort Village at 120 Parry Peak Way, between the Village Cabriolet and Zephyr Express lift.  A new venture from the Edwards-born Crazy Mountain Brewery, they will now bring their series of craft beers and gourmet sausages to the Village. Schuss in after a perfect day on the slopes!

    Winter Park Grocery Store

     

    12/4/17 Anne-Marie & Larry

     

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    December 5th, 2017

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    In Colorado, we love the opportunities and adventure that each season offers, but there is a special thrill that comes with the announcement, “Winter Park Ski Resort is open, with lifts running, and snow waiting!” Yes, our first of many ski trips of the season!

    Locate the essentials.  Make certain those skis you sadly put away last April are waxed and willing. Our verbal checklist upon departing the house, “Skis, boots, poles, pass.”

    With temperatures in the mid-forties and blue skies smiling down, this is the perfect time to check out your equipment and loosen up the muscles for the new ski season.  There were eight lifts already running when we arrived.  We saw people at the base renting equipment to try out for the upcoming snowfall.  

    Conveniently, right at the base of Winter Park, there was a tent set up for us to try out our RFID ski passes to make certain that everything was current and functioning.  Super simple, before we scurried onto the Arrow lift.  

    Early skiing.  There are no crowds, plenty of enthusiastic employees, and the calming beauty of a day in the Rocky Mountains.  Our smiles were wide as we took in the views.

    WP Early 2017
     It was also fun to see several groups of beginner skiers taking an early season class; working on their skills while the sun still shines and before the truly deep snow descends.

    It was a short foray.  Enough to pick up a breakfast burrito from Moffat Market, assemble my accoutrements, and to whet my appetite for the upcoming season of friends and family swooshing down these expansive Winter Park/Mary Jane trails, creating new memories.

    Upcoming Events & Activities:

    First Weekend of December:
    Friday, December 1
    • Model Railroad Christmas Display, Granby, 10am-6pm
    • Festival of Trees, Grand Park County Recreation Center, Fraser, 4-8pm
    • Ullrs Tavern presents the Kyle Hollingsworth Band with guests Haley Jane and the Primates, Winter Park 8pm

     

    Saturday, December 2

    • Pet pictures with Santa Paws, 10am-1pm, Hideaway Park Bandshell, Main Street/Highway 40 Winter Park
    • Model Railroad Christmas Display, Granby, 10am-6pm

     

    Sunday, December 3
    • Yoga in Hill House, at Winter Park Resort, 7:30am
    • Model Railroad Christmas Display, Granby, 10am-6pm
    • Winter Park-Fraser Valley Rotary Club BINGO, Carver’s Winter Park, 6pm

     

    Wednesday, December 6
    • Open Mic at the Basement, Winter Park 9:00pm to 2:00am

     

    • Campfire Music Series,  Village Gazebo, Winter Park Resort, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
    K2Winter Park Music Festival

     

    While in the area, this is the perfect time and place to get a fresh Colorado Christmas tree.

     

    Here’s what you need to know–

     

    WHEN CAN I GET MY PERMIT? November 1st through December 24th, or through January 6th from the USFS Office in Granby only.

    COST  Permits are $10 per tree with a maximum of five (5) trees per person.

    WHERE CAN I GET MY PERMIT

    United States Forest Service Granby office * closed holidays
    9 10 Mile Dr, Granby, CO 80446

    Country ACE Hardware in Granby * closed holidays
    627 W Agate Ave, Granby, CO 80446

    Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply in Fraser * closed holidays
    541 Zerex St, Fraser, CO 80442

    Winter Park Information Center 
    78841 U.S. HWY 40 Winter Park, CO 80482

    Grand Lake Chamber of Commerce 
    14700 US-34, Grand Lake, CO 80447

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    December 1st, 2017

    Posted In: Skiing & Snowboarding, Winter Park Activities, Winter Park News

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    The days are still long and the sunshine still plentiful as we enter into August in Winter Park.  There is plenty to do in the beautiful weather and abundant sunshine.

    Traditional local events this Week:

    National Night out in Granby: Tuesday, August 1st from 5:30-10:00 p.m. at Polhamus Park in Granby.  There will be multiple events including; a hot dog picnic, bounce house, volleyball, human hungry-hungry hippo, an outdoor movie, and more!  Check out our neighbors to the west for some free family fun!

    Camp Fire Sing Along: On Wednesday, August 2nd, Visit the Village Gazebo from 4-6 PM to listen to your favorite songs, take in the gorgeous scenery and enjoy a cozy campfire at Winter Park Resort! Free to all who want to enjoy!

    High Note Thursdays:  This week’s free musical act is the Home Groove Band, an American Jam band with “tight vocal harmonies and some tasty jams.”  The show begins at 6 at Hideaway Park in Downtown WinterPark.

     

    Free Friday Night Music Series: Head to Winter Park Resort to see Coral Creek this Friday, August 4th from 4-6 PM.  Live performances of “new grass” band Coral Creek have been described as “transporting audiences from the beaches of the Carribean, down to the bayou, and back up to the high in the Colorado Rockies.”

     

    Free Face Painting, Baloon Artist, and Bounce House: Visit Cooper Creek this Saturday for free face painting and balloon artist, as well as kids play area and bouncy house.  Show off your family’s new cranial decore as you explore the shops and restaurants of Winter Park.

     

    Winter Park Beer Fest:  Beer aficionados rejoice, it’s time again for the 8th annual Winter Park Beer Festival!   The event happens this Saturday, August 5th from 1:00-5:00 pm in Hideaway Park with live music on tap and 45+ brewers on hand. $30 pre-order or $40 day of the Beer Festival.  Pre-order tickets and save here.

    Festival Sign

    Fitness in the Park: Work the kinks out and feel great again this Sunday, August 6th at Hideaway Park from 9-10 am with an hour of yoga with Emily Kuderer, yoga expert of Synergy Collective

    Outdoor Suggestions:

    Fly Fishing:  The Colorado and Fraser Rivers have been fishing fantastic with fish attacking terrestrials and great hatches occurring daily.  Get out as the sun comes up to avoid the crowds and up your chances for success.  If none of this makes sense, visit Winter Park Fly Fisher for a local guided trip and mention you’re staying with us to get 10% off your trip.

    White Water Rafting:  Local river guides, MAD adventures, are running trips down the upper Colorado for a family fun river adventure.  For a more exciting thrill ride, ask about rafting Clear Creek which is still running at fun flows, not normal for this time of year!  Click here for more info and mention you’re staying with us for 10% off your next trip!

    Mountain Biking: The recent rains have kept the dust down and the trails in great shape for the most part.

    Local Tip: Be aware that some parts of trails have been washed out from recent heavy rains creating deep ruts down the middle.  Just ride with caution and enjoy.

    Local Suggestion:  Plan a loop or three in the Idlewild zone that provides great riding for all ages and ability levels. 

    Downhill Mtn Bike

    Hiking:  Breathtaking views and trails line the mountains all around and above Winter Park.  Local Tip:  Avoid being caught above treeline during a lightning storm.  If you plan on hiking in the high country check the local forecast before you go.  If you decide to go, go early.  Even on days when there is a low chance of storms we often see storms develop quickly in the afternoon this time of year.

     

    Be sure to check out all of our activities deals with local business partners in the valley allowing you to play your hardest and then of course, rest easy.

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    August 1st, 2017

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    SIFTING THROUGH THE FUN

    Sometimes when searching for things to do, you are limited by your options, other times, choices are difficult because of so many options.  When staying in Winter Park, the problem (problem!?) is usually the latter.  Not to worry, we strive to help you get the info you need to decide what kind of fun you want to have during your stay.

     

     

    Recently, Winter Park Adventure Quest treated some of us lucky office staffers at Winter Park Lodging Company to an afternoon of rock climbing.

    We were a mixed group of ability, most of us had little to no climbing experience but were all excited.

     

    We met Winter Park Adventure Quest owner Igor Guziur and followed him a short drive to his favorite climbing spot in Arapaho National Forest. At the base of the rock, we met his climbing guide, Beth.  They had everything we needed, including all climbing gear and refreshments, to have a fun, carefree and safe time.

     

    It was immediately clear that both Beth and Igor were professionals. Like all great guides, they took the complication and worry out of the sport so that we could focus on climbing to our heart’s content. 

    Chain and Rock

     

    We spent the afternoon climbing and belaying up and down the rock choosing routes of varying difficulty.  Beth and Igor were always offering helpful and encouraging advice when we ran into problems.  At the end of they day, everyone felt a strong sense of accomplishment, not to mention a great workout.

    “As a group of new climbers, we were all a little nervous at the beginning, but Igor and Beth made us feel so safe and comfortable that everyone was laughing and having a great time within just a few minutes.  I can’t wait to try it again and would recommend to anybody – it’s such a great way to see another part of the valley while doing something fun and different.”  Marketing Director, Debs Bridge

    I have to agree with Debs, I would recommend it to anybody of all ages.  Our Guest Experience Director, Amy Raegner, was exclaiming how her 10-year-old daughter would love it so much she would have to drag her away when it was time to go.

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    “Our climbing adventure with Igor was my first rock climbing experience ever! Both Igor and Beth really helped make this experience great for me and the rest of my coworkers. They were incredibly friendly, knowledgeable, and most importantly, patient. I can’t wait to go again” Hybrid Super Agent, Sam Uecker.

    Tall things coming this summer

    Igor has big plans for the summer, building an Aerial Adventure Park right in Winter Park!  An aerial adventure park is a climbing adventure course suspended off the ground with features such as swinging logs, rope bridges, cargo nets and other fun challenges.  Also included will be a 35-foot climbing tower.  You will always be clipped in using your self-guided “smart belay” system. when you are finished, you can stop at the snack bar for a cold drink, snacks and ice cream. The age limit is 5 and up.  Construction is to be complete by the end of June. Learn more about this amazing new playground for kids and adults alike at http://www.wpadventurequest.com/

     

    Spend some time with Winter Park Adventure Quest during your stay and discover some abilities you may not know you and your family have.  You might become an addict!  If your staying with us, you get 10% off on your next adventure (on top of any deals they are offering). 

     

     

     

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    May 31st, 2017

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    Winter Park Lights Up For The Holidays

    Snow laden trees, warm glowing fires and sparkling slopes of freshly groomed snow – the holidays are always a magical time of year in Winter Park, Colorado.  

    If you’re headed to Winter Park this Holiday season and want to take part in some of the local festivities, check out our quick highlights of Christmas events in Winter Park below.

     

    Thursday, December 24th, 2016



    noel torchlightChristmas Carols in the Village

    Like a good sing-a-long? Team up with the What The Dickens? Carolers! as they stroll through the Village between 4 PM – 5.15 PM.

    Torchlight Parade and Fireworks at Winter Park Resort

    The pinnacle of the Holiday celebrations at Winter Park Resort is the Torchlight Parade and fireworks at 5.30 PM.. 

    Watch from below as skiers and riders bearing glowing torches weave their way down the mountain, followed by Santa and his elves.  Then watch in awe as fireworks light up the night sky, and colorfully lit snowcats move down the mountain in a perfect Christmas tree formation.  

    Following the ski-down, an inter-denominational service will be held in the lower level of Balcony House.

    Holiday Buffet at The Lodge At Sunspot

    The Zephyr gondola will start running right after the Torchlight Parade, to ferry hungry diners up to the Lodge at Sunspot for a Christmas Eve dinner they’ll never forget.

    The Holiday Buffet menu features salad, soup, a carving station (with vegetarian option), vegetables & sides, and a desert bar.

    $79.75 Adults, $49.95 Children under 10 years.  Prices include gondola ride, dinner and non-alcoholic beverages (tax, gratuity & alcoholic beverages are additional).

    RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.

    Please call 970-726-1466 for more details and to book your table.

     

     

     

    Sunday, December 25th, 2016


    Ranch House Restaurant

    Devils Thumb Ranch Christmas Buffet

    Ranch it up at Devil’s Thumb Ranch in Tabernash.   Work up an appetite with a cross-country ski or snowy horseback ride, then indulge (guilt free!) at their Christmas Grand Buffet Dinner.

    $49/adult (13 and up), $25/child (4-12). 

    To make a reservation call 970-726.7013



     

    Monday, December 26th, 2016


    Dog Sled Rides Of Winter Park

     

    Take a dog sled ride with Dog Sled Rides of Winter Park.

    Open seven days a week, this pack will promise you a howlin’ good time and give you a view of the valley like you’ve never seen before – seriously good fun.

    As a guest of Winter Park Lodging Company, you can save 10% on dog sled rides!

    Learn more about Dog Sled Rides Of Winter Park here


     

    Saturday, December 31st, 2016


    Downtown Winter Park

    New Year’s Eve Fireworks

    Head to Hideaway Park in central Downtown Winter Park to sled, dance and watch fireworks spark up the skies at 9 PM.

    Afterward, dance it up at Deno’s DJ Dance Party, keep it classy at Volario’s, or take your pick of late night hot spots to ring in the New Year.

     

    Sunday, January 1st, 2017


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    Start the New Year right!

    Blow off the cobwebs with an early morning ski, zip up to the Continental Divide on a snowmobile tour, get wild with the pack on a dogsled ride, or soar to new heights on a hot air balloon ride

    It’s the start of a brand new year, make it a great one!

     

     

     

    December 4th, 2016

    Posted In: Holiday events, Local Info, Night Life, special events, Winter Park Events, Winter Park Resort

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    This beautiful, unique home home boasts three levels of high end wood furnishings and a modern, rustic feel for a perfect mountain getaway.
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