Hike a Trail - it doesn't cost a dime!

Hike a Trail - it doesn't cost a dime!

With us all hearing (and thinking) about the recession these days, we thought we’d spell out how inexpensive a summer vacation can be in one of the best places to BE in the summer – Winter Park, Colorado.   How’s this for frugal but also very fun?

Lodging for 3 nights at the brand new Trailhead Lodges in downtown Winter Park- one bedroom that sleeps 4 = $472.82

Day 1: 

Rent bikes ($40) and cruise the Fraser River Trail.  Have a picnic along the trail ($10) and check out a moose by the river. Concert in the Park on Tuesday night (just across the road from your condo): FREE, Bring dinner to the concert ($27.18 for some good sandwiches and chips from Safeway)

Day 2: Hang out at Winter Park Resort and ride the alpine slide, play mini-golf, try the maze, and eat at Cheeky Monk in the new Village at Winter Park (get a free beer by mentioning our name!). Total: $75.  Eat in at night so the worn out little ones can rest.  Pop in a DVD (free!) from the condo to entertain.  ($20)

Day 3: Drive to Grand Lake and walk around the town and shops (free unless you buy something you fancy!).  Have a yummy shake in town ($10 for all 4 of you) or ice cream.  Lunch is cheap there too.  Rent paddle boats and enjoy ($20).  Find a trail and go for a hike (free!). If you’re there for 4th of July, enjoy the parade!

Drive back to WP and walk to dinner at the Mirasol with our 15% off coupon: $45 (food for all, salsa bar & drinks for the ‘rents)

Day 4: Sad to go, but you had a great time and made memories for life, not to mention some holiday card contenders!

TOTAL TALLY:  $720 ($30 to spare so you can go out to breakfast one morning)

May 8th, 2009

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