Stories, News and Beta From Our Mountain Hotel
We embrace every aspect of being a mountain hotel from stories by the campfire to early morning walks in the pines. We want you to make the most of your stay here with us and as part of that we have create a journal covering everything from lifestyle to sports to culture and more in and around Boulder, Colorado. We hope you enjoy.
A Tour of the Snowiest Places in America
Ah, snow: You tend to love it or hate it. Or maybe it’s a conditional thing for you. You love it up on the mountain but hate it smothering your driveway. Soft, fluffy, slow-falling, and admired from a serene groomed trail or a frosted lodge window, it’s soothing. As a
How to Have a Long Weekend Getaway to Remember In and Around Zion National Park
It’s no secret that Zion National Park is home to a magical landscape. Named as a place of refuge and serenity, Zion features deep canyons dissected by rushing water and lorded over by sandstone peaks. The park is the perfect destination for a long weekend with its picture-perfect scenery. You’ll
6 Tips for Winter Hiking in Boulder
For lack of a better pun, it’s safe to say that Boulder’s winters tend to be bi-polar affairs. Because Boulder sits at a relatively low elevation at 5,400 ft., it’s not unusual to get 50 degree days in January -- though there are a few weeks every year where the
Quandary Peak – Your First Winter 14er
Standing at 14,265 feet, Quandary Peak is Colorado’s 13th highest mountain and the highest summit in the Tenmile Range. Many hikers choose Quandary Peak as their inaugural 14er thanks to the accommodating east ridge. This broad, natural ramp provides a gradual hiking route that is 3.3 miles to the summit
10 Things to Know Before Planning a Trip to Great Sand Dunes National Park
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve is home to the tallest dunes in North America, topping out at around 755 feet. These ever-shifting hills and mounds sit west of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, creating a mind-boggling, desert-like landscape surrounded by 14,000-foot snow-capped peaks. Compared to most of Colorado’s
Green Mountain Boulder – Snowshoeing
Intro Boulder tends to get a few weeks each year where the city has enough powder to use snowshoes right in our own backyards. Luckily, the lofty reaches of 8,144 ft. Green Mountain provide a playground that is suitable for snowy fun throughout the winter -- though sometimes a combination
Loveland Ski Area – Skiing & Snowboarding
Intro Loveland Ski Area is one of Colorado locals' favorite mountains. Only 53 miles away from Denver, Loveland offers a wide range of terrain from beginner to expert, without the headache of a crowded resort. Loveland is one of the first resorts to open every winter and typically one of
Doudy Draw – Fat Biking
Intro Doudy Draw’s network of trails in south Boulder are fun to ride anytime of year but they will do your fat bike proud when there’s snow on the ground. There’s likely to be a mix of snow, ice, dirt and mud -- all ingredients that fat, knobby tires will
Geneva Basin – Backcountry Skiing
Intro Thanks to its proximity to a popular fourteener, the Guanella Pass road is lined with cars all summer, but the fun doesn’t have to end when the winter road closure takes effect each November. The long-closed Geneva Basin Ski Area, situated a few miles south of the Guanella Pass
Why Are So Many of Outside Magazine’s Best Companies to Work For from Colorado?
Once again, Outside magazine has confirmed what more than five million Coloradans already knew: the Centennial State is an awesome place to live and work. The magazine’s annual list of the 100 Best Places to Work featured 30 Colorado companies in 2015 and 36 in 2016—more than a third of
We love to share the outdoors with our guests at our little mountain hotel and as part of that we maintain a robust outdoor journal. We cover everything from how to make the perfect camp breakfast to the insiders guide to skiing our local ski resort. For more on our local community check out Visit Boulder for nightlife, dining and more.
We love to share the outdoors with our guests at our little mountain hotel and as part of that we maintain a robust outdoor journal. We cover everything from how to make the perfect camp breakfast to the insiders guide to skiing our local ski resort.