Grand Park, Colorado

Cozens Pointe

You will want to kiss yourself for coming upon this vacation treasure! It is all about location, location, location!  Cozens Pointe is a vacation condo destination that has the good fortune to be in the right place for complete retreat perfection.  Views and access are what make these luxury condos such a draw for visitors to the Fraser Valley area.

With so many vacation home options, why consider Cozens Pointe?  Here are it’s stand-out features.

Views. First, there are the views of the “purple mountain majesty” on display from most any window.  Sunrises, sunsets, and times in-between, each holds its own special magic.  Take in the views from the deck or living room, while toasting your good times.  Byers Peak will provide the backdrop for those memories.

 

Comfort and integrity are the motivating factors in the design and construction of these newly crafted homes in the heart of Grand Park. While your eyes will immediately appreciate the coziness of the inviting interiors, the attention to the invisible elements of air quality, heat retention, and sound reduction will silently, but assuredly, make your stay more comfortable.  This is the setting for families to be together for conversation, meals, and fun.  Each unit has the feel of home with well-equipped kitchens, washer and dryer, free Wi-Fi, quality beds, and spaces to gather.

Access. Of course skiers and boarders just love that Winter Park Resort is an easy 5-mile drive or free shuttle ride away.  The Lift (has a stop at Murdoch Center–.5 mile down the hill).  Check the route and stops: http://www.wpgov.com/264/Routes

Yet these centrally located condominium complexes have so much more to experience in the nearby environs. Within a ten-mile radius you can build vacation memories to last a lifetime.  Here we present a sampling of places to go, things to do, and establishments to enjoy.  And from Cozens Pointe they are easy to get to with your warm and cozy rental home waiting for your return.

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Recreation. Anglers and cyclists, runners and ramblers, swimmers, snowmobilers, and tubers, all have the necessary provisions in close proximity.

 

Cross-country ski trails surround and abound.  The 11-mile Fraser River trail is about a mile away and the “Lunch Loop” trail behind Cozens Ranch Open Space and Ponds offers groomed tracks for classic Nordic skiing, a trail for runners, walkers, and snow-shoeing. http://www.playwinterpark.com/winter-park-fraser-xc-trails  For other back-country ski options, check out: http://skigrandnordic.org/backcountry-xc-skiing/  and, https://www.visitgrandcounty.com/stories/where-to-cross-country-ski-top-trails/

 

 

Fishing–Fraser River, the first main tributary of the Colorado River, has accessible small to medium-sized stream fishing at a variety of sites. Lion’s Club Fishing Ponds—just south of the Fraser Safeway– stocks two ponds.  One pond is reserved for kids (14 and under) and the disabled. In the same vicinity are the Cozen’s Ranch Open Space Ponds with brown, rainbow, and cutthroat trout.

Bicyclingpaths snake their way throughout Grand Valley.  Even in winter you can take a spin on the paved path along the Fraser River Trail.  Have a go on those super fat-tired bikes: rentals are available at Beaver Sports Shop, in Winter Park—reserve at 970-726-5988.

Runners and Walkersjust across the entrance into Cozens Pointe on Old Victory Road, you can link up to the maintained Fraser River Trail.  Turn right when you get to US Hwy 40, and it is only a mile to the Grand Park Community Recreation Center (1 Main Street, phone 970-726-8968). This deluxe center has a full gymnasium, weight room, workout classes, and daycare.

Swimmersthe recreation center is also home to an indoor aquatic center: 20-foot loop slide, lap pool, lazy river, diving board and whirlpool.

TubersFamily fun on nearby tubing hills is a true vacation adventure.  Historic Fraser Tubing Hill (455 County Road 72, phone: 970-726-5954) is open 10 am to 10 pm, seven days a week. Right next door is The Colorado Adventure Park, phone: 970-726-5779.

Colorado Tubing

Snowmobilers.  With over 1,000 miles of snowmobiling trails throughout Grand County,  “Snowmobile Capital of Colorado” ™, has terrain for all levels of thrill-seekers.  Bring your own machines or rent at one of the local outfitters—Grand Adventures has three locations.  The online site will hook you up: www.grandadventures.com

 

Dining and Sipping.  With Fraser only a half mile away, Tabernash less than five miles to the west, and the town of Winter Park just two miles heading back to the east on Hwy 40, there is a treasure trove of dining options.

Fraser has been growing their restaurant scene through the years.  For casual pizzeria dining, try Elevation Pizza, at 551 Zerex Street. They have been serving up Italian-style pizza for the past seven years. There are a couple of solid choices for those craving south-of-the-border fares: Azteca Mexican Restaurant (5 County Road 72) and Julio’s Mexican Grill (745 Zerex) serve the standards and some nice surprises.  Azteca’s Arroz con Pollo is especially tasty, and Julio was spot on in recommending their creamy flan. Sharkey’s Eatery (221 Doc Susie Avenue) is an American café known for their breakfasts and burgers. They will gladly take to-go orders, too: 970-726-TOGO. Sports Bar and mountain dining room all under one roof can be found at Crooked Creek Saloon (401 Zerex Avenue). They also have great soups-of-the day and a salad bar.

Tabernash is the destination of choice for some fine culinary treasures.  Award-winning Tabernash Tavern’s Chef Alberto Sapien cuisine incorporates fresh, seasonal, natural ingredients into meals that are a feast for both eye and mouth.  The rustic building at 72287 US Hwy 40 will delight you with the refined food and wine inside.  Just up the road, in the Devil’s Thumb Ranch complex (3530 County Road 83) there are two other solid choices, Ranch House Restaurant & Saloon and Heck’s Saloon, both serve up meat, fish, and vegetarian options in elegant lodge settings.  

Winter Park, town.  Only two miles away from your stay at Cozens Pointe, every corner, each building level, and any appealing nook will hold some type of fare that is worthy of trying.  There are far too many selections to list here, and several prime choices are covered in our other blogs.  However, from the grand-daddies, Hernando’s Pizza Pub (78199 US Hwy 40) and Deno’s Mountain Bistro (78911 US Hwy 40) to the fresh upstart Pepe Osaka’s Fish Tacos (78707 US Hwy 40) or The Ditch (78941 US Hwy 40), there are options at any price range, fast or leisurely, with a plethora ethnic dishes, sprinkled throughout this fun walk-about town.

Sipping Sites. Also nearby, are several establishments dedicated to the art of fine drinking.  Right along Hwy 40, in downtown Fraser, is our very own Winter Park Winery.  Their beautiful bottles alone are worth the visit. Then you can savor some sips of wine or whiskey at Grapes & Grains in Cooper Creek Square. Also in town, there is Idlewild Spirits and Distillery, holding forth with mellow spirits and creative cocktails in the first Distillery Pub in the U.S.

Tabernash Dining

Again, there is so much more to experience in the forests, towns, and waterways of the Grand Valley, Winter Park areas of Colorado.  This smattering of activities are available right in your Cozens Pointe backyard, venture a bit further, and you will quickly come upon even more possibilities.  Granby, Grand Lake, and Hot Sulphur Springs are wonderful half-day excursions from your Cozens Pointe stay.  Take advantage of the central location and fill your days with adventure or still yourself in the beauty.

 

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Trailhead Lodges 323    3 Bed/3 Bath (Downtown WP)

Revel in mountain luxury! This modern home offers you privacy, convenience and fabulous finishes.
* Clubhouse Pool & Hot Tub *WIFI/Cable/DVD * Private Balcony *Washer/Dryer  *Sleeps 10

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Bridger’s Cache Ski Lodge    5 Bed/5.5 Bath (Mary Jane Base Area)

Just steps away from the base of Mary Jane and the Super Gauge Lift. This gorgeous custom log home next door to 2007 HGTV Dream Home
* 3-Car Garage *WIFI/Cable/DVD * Private Patio with Hot Tub *Washer/Dryer  *Sleeps 19

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Snowblaze C24    2 Bed/2 Bath (Downtown Winter Park)

This fully-remodeled condo has it all with a prime year round location and a modern mountain feel that you won’t want to leave
*Clubhouse access with hot tub *WIFI/Cable/DVD * Free covered parking *Washer/Dryer  *Sleeps 7

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Bear Crossing 745    3 Bed/3.5 Bath (Winter Park)

This pet-friendly Bear Crossing Townhome has everything you want in your Rocky Mountain retreat. Three master suites!
*Private hot tub *WIFI/Cable/DVD * Pet-friendly *Washer/Dryer  *Sleeps 11

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Moose Trail Lodge    5 Bed/5 Bath (Winter Park)

This beautiful, unique home home boasts three levels of high end wood furnishings and a modern, rustic feel for a perfect mountain getaway.
*Private hot tub *WIFI/Cable/DVD * Two-Car Garage *Washer/Dryer  *Sleeps 16

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November 3rd, 2015

Posted In: Local Info, Lodging, Tips, Town of Winter Park

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There are so many incredible sights to see in beautiful Winter Park, and sharing them with someone special can be the cherry on top of a perfect vacation. Why not book a romantic one-bedroom condo with its own private hot tub? 

And once you find your lodging, it’s time to plan your activities. Dinner and a movie is always a good go-to date, but we wanted to compile a few unique date ideas for an unforgettable experience. If you’re planning a special weekend for your sweetheart, here are a few of our favorite creative date ideas.

1. Surprise Spa Day

We’re big fans of Sheila at Blue Sky Massage, and she is available to come to you for an in-home massage if you want to surprise your sweetie with a relaxing, stress-reducing massage after a day on the slopes.

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2. Hot Air Balloon Rides

What a romantic idea! An early morning balloon ride with your partner- just think of the views! Grand Adventure Hot Air Balloon Rides offers a champagne toast and continental breakfast to accompany this unique and beautiful experience. Pricing and info on Grand Adventure’s website.

 

3. Snowshoe Picnic

So they say, if you can walk, you can snowshoe! It’s such a cool way to get out in nature and enjoy a cool new experience together. Multiple places around the valley offer snowshoe rentals, guided tours, or great scenic routes to try on your own. More information from the Winter Park Fraser Chamber website.

 

4. Dog Sledding

There is something so magical about being pulled through the sparkling snow by a team of huskies! Dog Sled Rides of Winter Park offers this amazing experience, plus an educational tour of the kennels if you’d like to learn more about these spectacular animals. Pricing and info on Dog Sled Rides of Winter Park’s website. 

Here’s a clip of what some patrons had to say about their experience. 

 Have fun together, reconnect, and remember to snap a couple of pictures! 

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October 5th, 2015

Posted In: Best of, Dog Sled Rides, Helpful hints, Local Info, Night Life, Tips, Town of Winter Park, Winter Activities in Winter Park

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With such great lodging deals in November, now is definitely the time to book your Thanksgiving getaway. So what if you don’t feel like cooking a feast during your vacation? Don’t worry, you’re not the only person who feels this way! Luckily, many local restauranteurs always come to the rescue with beautiful and tasty Thanksgiving fare throughout the day, or if Thanksgiving food isn’t your thing, you can order off their regular menus. We went ahead and compiled a list of a few of our favorite spots.

Deno’s Mountain Bistro – A longtime favorite among visitors and locals alike, Deno’s has the type of atmosphere perfect for family memories. Cozy and charming décor with expertly-crafted cocktails and a vast wine selection, plus a thoughtful and delicious menu featuring a delectable Greek Fusion theme. Check back on their facebook page for more information on their Thanksgiving specials.

DaVinci – This “Modern European” Restaurant is both chic and classic, with dishes to satisfy the traditional eater, as well as a selection of delicious treats for the foodie in your group. The atmosphere is comfortable and the staff are friendly, definitely an elegant way to spend the holiday. Check their website for more information and specials.

Hernando’s Pizza Pub – This family-friendly restaurant makes the best pies around! Try putting honey on your crusts, you’ll never go back. The atmosphere is quaint and cool, and you’ll sure grow to appreciate the American dollar in this joint! If dining out isn’t your thing, consider carry-out for a delicious night in. Check their facebook page for more information and specials. 

Tabernash Tavern – This is one of our favorite places for a date! Even more special on Thanksgiving, the high-end rustic charm of the Tavern is the perfect romantic compliment to a delicious dinner for two. A great beer selection and marvelously opulent and delicious food pairings make for an experience you will definitely crave again! Check out their facebook page for more information and specials.

Volario’s – The signature restaurant at the Vasquez Creek Inn, Volario’s is an exquisite blend of Spanish and Northern Italian fare. The fresh and vibrant atmosphere will make your group feel right at home.You’ll love the meatballs or the pizzetas, and be sure to check back on their facebook page to see what Thanksgiving offerings are in store for you!

We hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving in the mountains, and if you have any other suggestions for a fabulous Turkey Day restaurant, let us know on our facebook page!

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August 28th, 2015

Posted In: Best of, Dining & Restaurants, Fall activities, Helpful hints, Night Life, Our favorites, Tips, Town of Winter Park

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If you haven’t experienced autumn in the mountains, trust us, you’re missing out! Every season up here offers its own unique beauty, but the changing of the aspens is perhaps one of the most awe-inspiring experiences you and your family can have together. We love how easily the vibrant trees lend themselves to beautiful photos and fond memories. That’s why we’ve hand-picked a list of our favorite scenic drives and destinations to watch this incredible phenomenon. Grab a latte and your camera, and hit the road. You’re in for an amazing day of leaf-watching.

Meadow Creek Reservoir (Map)

Driving above Devil’s Thumb gets you to this serene reservoir, surrounded by trees and wildlife. Picnic areas at this spot include fire pits, so you can make s’mores and hot chocolate while you relax and watch the leaves.

Devil’s Thumb (Map)

This destination is a wonderful place to walk around, or enjoy a beer by the bonfire as the sunsets. Even better, catch a sunset and see the alpenglow over the mountains over the trees.

Snow Mountain Ranch (Map)

The YMCA/Snow Mountain Ranch is just a short drive from Winter Park, nestled alongside Highway 40 in Granby. The ranch itself is a beautiful place to hang out, but it’s also the start to a number of hiking trails to get up close and personal with nature.

Columbine Lake Trail (Map) This fantastic and well-maintained hike takes you through the Indian Peaks wilderness. It’s a moderate hike, a gradual incline with a few scrambles, and the views are striking.

Trail Ridge (Map) Trail Ridge Road is the name for Highway 34, which traverses Rocky Mountain National Park, a picturesque setting to not only see the leaves, but for an incredible wildlife experience during the yearly Elk Rut.  (More info on the elks here!)

Cottonwood Pass* (Map) A short drive from Hot Sulphur Springs, this is one of those routes you won’t soon forget. Deemed by many a “mountain wonderland,” this is the epitome of nature’s idyllic beauty. 

Monarch Lake* (Map) The drive to the trailhead of Monarch Lake is incredibly scenic, running alongside the water through Grand Lake. You’ll love the feel of this well-maintained trail, with superb views of the trees changing all around you.

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August 28th, 2015

Posted In: Best of, Environment, Fall activities, Helpful hints, hiking, Tips, Weather, Wildlife

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So they say, an ounce of cure is worth a pound of prevention, and the best way to pack for your mountain stay is to come prepared. That doesn’t mean you have to pack an insanely full car, either! We’ve compiled a list of must-haves (and must-skips) to make sure you can pack light and enjoy your stay.

First, What to Bring:

  1. We’ve said it before, but the sun up here is no joke. Bring SPF. Wear it. Reapply. Bring a good pair of sunglasses and a hat. Even in the fall and winter, sun protection is your friend.
  2. A light jacket or a hoodie is a must. You’re going to find that it could be cold in the morning, hot in the afternoon, and cold again in the evening. Bring layers and wear them! It’s the worst to be stuck in a bulky sweater because you dressed for the cold morning. You’re going to want to wear items that you can easily remove (or put back on!).
  3. Well-worn shoes. Especially if you’re hiking, you’re going to want shoes that you can trust. Blisters happen, and they can ruin your experience.
  4. A reusable water bottle and a way to transport it. Maybe you hook it to your backpack with a carabiner, or maybe your purse has a little pouch for it. Either way, you’re going to want to stay hydrated, and you’re not going to want to have to deal with shuffling your water bottle around every time you want to Instagram something (and trust us, you’re going to want to take pictures of everything!).

Second, What to Skip

  1. The stilettos. Many walkways and stairways up here are grated to allow for the snow to pass through in the winter. You’re going to look pretty funny trying to walk across them in your pumps! We’re not saying you can’t dress up for a nice dinner, but opt for a pair of cute wedges or flats that you can wear on more than one occasion. If you’re fabulous, be fabulous and practical!
  2. Cheap sunglasses. If you can, spring for a more expensive polarized lens.
  3. Fanny packs, fold-up chairs, most “travel” gear (you know, those zip-off pants? Twenty pockets on a vest? You don’t need that stuff unless you’re fishing or going on an extreme excursion!). While Winter Park is technically a small town, we offer all the modern amenities you’ll need, and it’s safe to store any of your belongings at all of our homes. Don’t think you have to carry everything with you, and it’s okay to dress how you do at home! 
  4. The over-stuffed cooler. Now, sometimes we love packing a full cooler with goodies from home, but we have fully-stocked grocery stores up here, too! If your family is keen on taking a picnic, you can bring an empty cooler and fill it with fresh food from one of the grocers up here.

When in Rome, do as the Romans do. When you’re in Winter Park, follow the above advice for a fabulous fall mountain getaway!

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August 28th, 2015

Posted In: Environment, Fall activities, Helpful hints, hiking, Local Info, Our favorites, Safety, Tips, Weather

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Where to Watch the Game

Even in Colorado’s favorite playground, we know that the occasion arises where you simply need to watch the game. That time of year is certainly upon us! Maybe you’re in a fantasy league, or maybe you’re just a die-hard fan of your alma mater. Pro or college, there are several spots to watch the game in town. Here are a few of our favorites.

The Crooked Creek Saloon

With a full bar and restaurant, this Fraser spot has delicious home-cooked food and a laid-back local atmosphere, perfect for hanging out with your buddies and sharing some wings. (Website)

The Library

This space is an equal-opportunity venue, with flags from every college team decorating the walls. An fan is likely to feel right at home here, with a selection of locally-brewed beers on tap and a full menu, plus tons of televisions to make sure your team is showing. (Website)

The Winter Park Pub

Great food, great beers and a mellow atmosphere make for the ideal place to watch the game and socialize. During halftime, you can enjoy a round of skee-ball! (facebook)

The Foundry

This is a really cool way to enjoy a game and bowl a few rounds with friends. The enormous screens project the game while you (hopefully) throw a few strikes. Delicious food- trust us, you should try the drummettes! In years past they’ve allowed patrons to view the games in the movie theatre—and we sure hope they bring that back this year! (Website)

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We hope you have fun this fall watching your team, and good luck!

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Make sure to bring your favorite team shirt,  hope to see you soon! If you are planning your fall or winter vacation in Colorado, click here take a peek at our 140+ modern vacation rentals in Winter Park . 

August 28th, 2015

Posted In: Best of, Dining & Restaurants, Fall activities, Helpful hints, Local Info, Night Life, Our favorites, Reviews, Tips, Town of Winter Park, Winter Park Vacations

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Nothing ruins a vacation faster than one of your group becoming afflicted with a very preventable ailment, especially when it happens right at the beginning of the trip! The rules are a little different above 9,000 feet, so we’ve compiled a list to help you make the most of your mountain getaway.

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  1. First things First: Before you venture up the mountain pass, do your body a favor and educate yourself on altitude sickness, an annoying and potentially serious ailment that can put a serious damper on your stay. As you ascend to higher altitudes, the air is thinner and less oxygen is available. You may find yourself short of breath, nauseated, or unusually fatigued.

To avoid altitude sickness, High Country Healthcare recommends the following:

  • Increase fluid intake
  • Decrease salt intake
  • Moderate your physical activity
  • Eat high-carbohydrate, low-fat meals
  • Reduce alcohol and caffeine intake

If you notice a wet cough, or that any of your symptoms (headache, nausea) are not getting better, seek medical attention immediately. More information from the CDC.

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  1. Take The Sun Seriously: Sunscreen and Sunglasses. Winter, summer, clouds or clear skies, protect your skin and eyes from damaging injury. You are at an increased risk of sunburn and injury when at high altitude. UV rays are more intense up here than they are at sea level, so make sure to protect yourself. Wear a hat that shades your face, ears and neck, and consider sun-protectant clothing.

Word of the day: Reapply! Make sure to consistently reapply sunscreen while you’re outside.  More information on sun care from the CDC.

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  1. Be Smart About Storms: While beautiful, mountain storms can be deadly, and it’s a myth that lightning never strikes the same place twice. From 2005-2014, Colorado had the third-most lightning strike fatalities of any state. Lightning is no joke, and we are right in the middle of the height of lightning season. More than 70% of all fatal lightning strikes occur between June and August.

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Before you hike, check the forecast and locations of shelters. If you can’t complete a hike before the storm, reschedule for another day.

If you’re already on the mountain and you notice a storm rolling in, do not wait until it’s raining to find shelter. Lightning can be present without rain! Find shelter, avoid open areas, and do not place yourself under the tallest object. If you’re in a group, spread out and run back to shelter or your vehicle. For more lightning safety tips, check out the National Weather Service Lightning Safety Page.

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Thanks for reading! With a little knowledge and preparation, we know you’ll love your Winter Park trip. See you soon! If you are planning a summer hiking vacation in Colorado, click here take a peek at our 140+ modern vacation rentals in Winter Park . 

July 28th, 2015

Posted In: Environment, Helpful hints, hiking, Local Info, Safety, Tips, Weather

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interiorcharliesWinter Park’s newest gyro spot, Opa! Charlie’s Gyros, is just the atmosphere and taste to leave any party satisfied. With ample indoor seating and an outdoor patio, this space can seat large groups and is family-friendly.

 

The new restaurant, owned by Charlie Alley and Fernan DeLeon (of Winter Park Sushi Bar and Pepe Osaka fame), has an airy and open feel and features a menu with Greek
and Mediterranean fusion. Opa! Charlie’s Gyros is open from 11AM-3PM for lunch,
with dinner hours starting tonight!

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Guests can seat themselves and enjoy the abstract art and blue-and-white details
reminiscent of Greece itself. Large windows and a friendly staff make the restaurant a
bright and comfortable hangout, whether you’d like to sit at one of the three bars or
grab a table, all of which feature fresh flowers. The delicious food speaks for itself
(we tried the traditional gyro with sweet potato fries, SO good!).

We asked owner Charlie Alley for a recipe from their menu, and he was generous enough to share with us their signature watermelon salad, a perfect summer treat for
you to recreate when you’ve returned home from your vacation.


Opa! Charlie’s Watermelon Salad: 

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  • Cubed Watermelon
  • Feta Crumbles
  • Sliced Fresh Mint Leaves
  • Fresh Squeezed Lemon Spritz

Simply combine the ingredients to taste, garnish with fresh
mint leaves and enjoy!

 

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July 2nd, 2015

Posted In: Best of, Dining & Restaurants, Helpful hints, Local Info, Our favorites, Recipe of the Month, Recipes, Reviews, Tips, Town of Winter Park, Winter Park Vacations

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It is fair to say that when the snow starts flying, the big focus in Winter Park is the world class skiing to be had at Winter Park Resort.  But we all need a day away from the slopes from time to time, and with so many other activities on offer, it would be a crying shame to go home without trying out at least a couple of the following.

 

Ride the divide with Grand Adventures#1  Snowmobiling

Zip your way up to the Continental Divide and feel like you are on top of the world with Grand Adventures Snowmobile Tours.   Take in incredible views of the Winter Park Ski Resort, Fraser Valley & the Front Range Mountains during this beginner friendly 2 hour tour.   Perfect for the beginner to intermediate riders and families looking to experience Colorado’s backcountry on a snowmobile.

Click here for details of our Winter Park Lodging Company discounts with Grand Adventures Snowmobiling.

#2   Ice-skating

There’s something distinctly romantic about ice skating on a real pond as snowflakes fall around you.  Winter Park has a variety of ice skating venues on offer at little or no cost to any would be Nancy Kerrigans out there.

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If you’ve ever yearned to take a break from the high speed chase we call modern life and make a return to the more traditional values of good old fashioned ranchin’, it’s time you took a Feed Sleigh Ride at Cabin Creek Stables of Devil’s Thumb Ranch.

Click here for our Winter Park Lodging Company sleigh ride discounts with Cabin Creek Stables.

#4   Dog sled rides

If you’ve ever longed to feel like Nanook and command your own sled of dogs, have we got the adventure for you.  Winter Park Lodging Company has partnered with Dog Sled Rides of Winter Park to provide our guests with an exhilarating-once-in-a-life-time ride.

Click here for our Winter Park Lodging Company dog sled discounts with Dog Sled Rides of Winter Park.

snow-tubing-300x225#5   Tubing & sledding

A favorite activity among locals and visitors, young and old, families and friends is snow tubing and sledding.  Winter Park and the Fraser Valley has a variety of locations to choose from.

Click here for our Winter Park Lodging Company tubing discounts with Colorado Adventure Park.

#6   Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing is a great and inexpensive way to escape the crowds and enjoy the simple splendor of reconnecting with mother nature.   Winter Park is home to a vast network of public trails that offer everything from an easy stroll along a sparkling creek bed, to a heart pumping hike to the high ground.

Click here for our Favorite trails for snowshoeing in the Winter Park Area.

hot-air-balloon-winter-park#7   Hot air balloon rides

A hot air balloon ride is a wonderful experience in all year round. Believe it or not, Wintertime is a great time to take flight aboard a hot air balloon ride. The temperature actually rises as you reach higher altitude, so while the rest of Winter Park is shivering away below, you’ll be feeling warm and toasty in your hot air balloon.

 

#8    skibiking

Join in the hot new craze on the mountain: skibiking, aka Frankenbiking!  Believe it or not, skibiking is very easy to learn and a really fun way to get around the mountain.  Winter Park Resort offers beginner and intermediate skibike lessons daily, and even offer night rides when the Sunspot Restaurant is operating.

Click here for our Winter Park Lodging Company hot air balloon ride discounts with Grand Adventure Balloons.

Mineral baths near Winter Park Colorado#9    Hot springs, hot tubs and spas

Sometimes a day off should be just that.  If you want to sit back, relax and give your body a little well deserved TLC check out the plethora of pamper palaces on offer in the winter park area.   A forty minute drive west of Winter Park will find you at the town of Hot Sulphur Springs, and the historic Hot Sulphur Springs Resort & Spa.   Offering a full range of spa services, (including massage, body wraps and facials) and over 20 hot spring pools to choose from, the resort is a pure mecca of relaxation and natural wellness.  A little closer to home is Devils Thumb Ranch, a true paradise of mountain beauty and charm, with a jaw droppingly beautiful spa that you’ll never want to leave.

#10   broomball

Think ice-hockey minus the skates, pads and brawls.  Broomball is a fun, free activity on offer at the Village Pond at Winter Park Resort.

 

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October 4th, 2013

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