Mountain Lifestyle

Mountain Lifestyle

You’ve booked your Spring Break vacation, your skis are tuned, and you’re counting down the days till you are back in Colorado. You LOVE Colorado, you wish you could live in Colorado because of the abundance of outdoor fun; you thrive in the mountains. That mountain lifestyle is calling your name. We have good news for you; one of our vacation rentals in the River Club neighborhood, Texas Pride is for sale. That mountain lifestyle you dream about is calling your name. Will you answer?

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May 13th is Mother’s Day. How will you be honoring the special lady? Why not treat her to a weekend retreat in the mountains? She and some friends could use a little R n R (and perhaps a spa day at Ooh La Spa). After all, doesn’t Mom deserve it for everything she does?

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It’s not too early to start planning for your Memorial Day weekend. Creede will be buzzing with activity from the opening of the National Small Print Show, hosted by the Creede Arts Council, to the Annual Taste of Creede, the brainchild of legendary artist, Steve Quiller. Not only will you be able to glance at artists working on their masterpiece's on Main Street you’ll also be able to watch the Silver Chef Cook-Off. Each restaurant in town sends a representative to take part in an Iron-Chef type of competition. You’ll be glad you participated in the Taste of Creede.

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Last year Creede celebrated its 125th birthday with a pack burro race through the historic mining district. The event was such a hit they will be hosting the Creede Donkey Dash again in early June. You do not want to miss this. The kiddos will have the opportunity to race baby burros on Main Street too! Be sure to check the Creede Visitor’s Center webpage for more details as they become available.

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Our vacation rentals are perfect for families and groups. When you stay with us you’ll experience all the luxury of a hotel with the comforts of home, all the while enjoying that mountain lifestyle you love. Put our Home Concierge Services to use and let us assist you in planning your next vacation to southwestern Colorado. South Fork’s proximity to Wolf Creek Ski Area makes South Fork the ideal town to rest your head after a day on the slopes for that last minute fix. Additionally, South Fork is surrounded by Rio Grande National Forest for those wanting to explore the backcountry. A short drive up the Silverthread Scenic Byway is the town of Creede, which makes for a fun day trip. Contact us today to book your reservation for your mountain lifestyle vacation in the Colorado Rockies.

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Upcoming Events

March 9-11; Monte Vista Crane Festival; Monte Vista, Colorado

March 31; South Fork Kite Festival, South Fork, Colorado

May 25; Nation Small Print Show Opens, Creede, Colorado

May 25-27; Taste of Creede, Creede, Colorado

June 9; Creede Donkey Dash, Creede Colorado

June 10; Gravity Derby, Creede, Colorado

June 16; Kid’s Fishing Clinic, South Fork, Colorado

June17-23; Salmon Fly Hatch Days, South Fork, Colorado

President’s Day Ski Specials In The Rockies! Book Now!

“There’s snow. And then there’s Colorado Snow.” Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow; which means six more weeks of winter!

The Old Farmer’s Almanac is calling for a snowy President’s Day Weekend!! The only place we can think of to celebrate is on the slopes of Wolf Creek, home of “The Most Snow In Colorado”.

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Our luxury townhomes are located in South Fork, Colorado, a mere 20 miles east of Wolf Creek. With open floor plans and various sleeping configurations, our vacation rentals are perfect for families, large groups, or couples seeking a romantic getaway. All of our rentals feature entertainment-style kitchens, three bathrooms, and soaking tubs (after a hard day on the slopes, your legs will thank you). Contact us today to book your President’s Day Weekend Ski Vacation.

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South Fork is the ideal location to stay when skiing at Wolf Creek. Not only is South Fork the closest town to the ski area, the town is family-friendly and extremely safe. With dining options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and a grocery store in town, all of your meals will be easily covered. For those seeking the ultimate vacation, let our Home Concierge Service do the grocery shopping for you. We will even help coordinate catering for you. Imagine coming “home” after an epic day on the slopes to a hot meal waiting for you by one of the many talented chefs in the area. Now THAT’S a vacation!

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If a vacation in Creede is more your style, be sure to visit for Cabin Fever Daze. With three full days of events, you’ll need a vacation from your vacation. Visit the Creede Community Foundation’s webpage for more details about the event. Our cabin rentals in Creede are close to the action and ideal for families and groups. Peruse the various cabin rentals in Creede to enjoy with your friends and families.

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As you know, the San Luis Valley is home to countless unique features and events. March is no exception, with the Monte Vista Crane Festival. Each spring the San Luis Valley becomes inundated with various migratory birds, such as sandhill cranes, geese, and ducks. With the majestic Sangre de Cristo mountain range for a backdrop, bird lovers from all regions flock to Monte Vista for this unique event. Be sure to bring your camera because you’re going to want to document this marvelous event.

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You may find links to other Events in the San Luis Valley, such as discount days at Wolf Creek, on our Home Page.
With Spring Break on the horizon, be sure to consider a week skiing at Wolf Creek in the Colorado Rockies. Contact US today to book your stay and reserve your discounted lift tickets to Wolf Creek for Spring Break 2018. See ya on the slopes.


Upcoming Events
February 13; Fat Tuesday
February 14; Valentine’s Day
February 16-18; Cabin Fever Daze; Creede, Colorado
March 9-11; Monte Vista Crane Festival; Monte Vista, Colorado

 

 

Ski Vacation Specials In The Rockies

Happy New Year!! May your 2018 be prosperous and eventful for you and your family and friends!

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Our winter storm patterns have started and Wolf Creek Ski Area will be receiving some good powder for your upcoming ski get always. Whether you are looking for a last minute weekend excursion or something for the long President’s Day Weekend, our townhomes in South Fork are the ideal base-camp for your ski vacation. Our townhomes are perfect for families and groups. All of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens, soaking tubs, and three bathrooms. When you stay with us you’ll experience all the luxury of a hotel with the comforts of home. Put our Home Concierge Services to use and let us assist you in planning your next vacation to southwestern Colorado. South Fork’s proximity to Wolf Creek Ski Area makes South Fork the ideal town to rest your head after a day on the slopes. Additionally, South Fork is surrounded by Rio Grande National Forest for those wanting to explore the backcountry. A short drive up the Silverthread Scenic Byway is the town of Creede, which makes for a fun day trip. Contact us today to book your reservation for your winter vacation in the Colorado Rockies.

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While there is snow on the mountains, we’ve been taking advantage of other outdoor activities that we’re not normally able to enjoy during the winter, like mountain biking in Penitente Canyon just north of Del Norte, Colorado. A refreshing beer and hand-tossed wood-fired pizza at Three Barrel in Del Norte is the perfect après-mountain bike. For a more substantial meal, check out the newest restaurant in the area, The Mystic Biscuit (and be sure to order the fried cheese curds).

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Another fun vacation activity folks are enjoying is spending a day at and around the National Sand Dunes. Just outside the park you will find Zapata Falls, the gator farm (Yes! We have alligators here in the San Luis Valley-and you can learn to wrestle them too if you’re that adventurous), and don’t forget the UFO Watch Tower. This is the time to get out and experience Colorado like you never have before by enjoying the unique features the San Luis Valley has to offer. You will be glad you did.

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With Spring Break on the horizon, be sure to consider a week skiing at Wolf Creek in the Colorado Rockies. Contact US today to book your stay and reserve your discounted lift tickets to Wolf Creek for Spring Break 2018. See ya on the slopes.

Upcoming Events

February 13; Fat Tuesday

February 14; Valentine’s Day

February 16-18; Cabin Fever Daze; Creede, Colorado

March 9-11; Monte Vista Crane Festival; Monte Vista, CO

 

Snowy Winter Specials In The Rockies

With the 2017-2018 Ski/Snowboard season underway at Wolf Creek Ski Area, we couldn’t be more excited that winter is here! Both Wolf Creek Ski Area and Rio Grande National Forest provide countless opportunities to get out and play in the snow.

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Wolf Creek now offers nine lifts and seventy-nine trails from novice to expert. This means that there is plenty of the mountain for everyone in your family/group to explore based on their level of expertise. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal named Wolf Creek Ski Area one of the Five Best Kept Secret Ski Resorts in the US. Known for having “the most snow in Colorado”, Wolf Creek averages 430 natural inches of snow per year. Our Home Concierge Services offer discounted lift tickets to the ski area to our guests and our friends at 8200 Sports offer our guests a 5% discount on rentals, making your stay that much more affordable.

Snowmobiling Rio Grande National Forest

If snowmobiling is more of your thing, our friends at Mountain Skillz offer guided tours in the Rio Grande National Forest backcountry. Or would you prefer to snowmobile Wolf Creek Pass? Third Generation Outfitters in Pagosa Springs is happy to make that happen. Maybe you would just like to peruse miles of groomed trails of Rio Grande National Forest and need to rent a machine. Twin Pine Motor Sports in South Fork can set you up with a rental. However you prefer to enjoy the wind on your face and the backcountry, you have options when you stay with us.

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When you were a kid did you and your friends play hockey on the local ponds? The tradition continues in Creede with the Annual Golden Puck Pond Hockey Tournament. Teams and spectators flock from all areas to take in the fun and feel like a kid again. Located at the north end of town in the Willow Creek Canyon the iconic Creede Cliffs provide the perfect backdrop for this unique event. In fact, the hockey ponds in Creede were featured in a Carhartt commercial. This is an event that you do not want to miss.

It’s not too early to start thinking about how you and your family/group want to spend Spring Break 2018. Perhaps skiing down the slopes of Colorado?

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Our townhomes are perfect for families and groups. All of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens, soaking tubs, and three bathrooms. When you stay with us you’ll experience all the luxury of a hotel with the comforts of home. Put our Home Concierge Services to use and let us assist you in planning your next vacation to southwestern Colorado. South Fork’s proximity to Wolf Creek Ski Area makes South Fork the ideal town to rest your head after a day on the slopes. Additionally, South Fork is surrounded by Rio Grande National Forest for those wanting to explore the backcountry. A short drive up the Silverthread Scenic Byway is the town of Creede, which makes for a fun day trip. Contact us today to book your reservation for your winter vacation in the Colorado Rockies.

Upcoming Events

December 8-9; Winterfest; South Fork, Colorado

December 31; NYE Ice Skating Party; South Fork, Colorado

January 12-14; Golden Puck Pond Hockey Tournament; Creede, Colorado

February 13; Fat Tuesday

February 14; Valentine’s Day

Thankful For November

November. The beginning of the family holiday season reminds us of what we are thankful for. This time of the year we are thankful for snow, chocolate, crafts, and so much more.

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The Wolf Creek Ski Area is scheduled to open November 3. This is dependent on the weather; however, there is snow up in them ther hills. Wolf Creek spent the summer building a new lift, Lynx Lift, a conveyor lift for beginner skiers. This new lift will provide more options for the newest skier in the family. The mountain offers a fairly equal distribution of terrain for all levels, beginner to expert, which means there are runs for everyone in the family regardless of their ability. Remember too, that our Home Concierge services offer discounted lift tickets to Wolf Creek Ski Area.

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Are you a fan of chocolate? Is someone in your family a bona fide chocoholic? Why not head to Creede for Thanksgiving and check out the town’s annual Chocolate Festival? Participants meander the streets of Creede while visiting the various shops and sampling their homemade chocolate submission. After fulfilling your sweet tooth’s chocolate craving be sure to turn in your ballet and vote for your favorite chocolate. Additionally, Creede offers many dining options from burgers to tacos to BBQ if you need something a little more than chocolate. Chocolate Festival is fun for the entire family and good time to get a jump start on your holiday shopping. Contact the Creede/Mineral County Visitor’s Center for more information and to pre-purchase your 2017 Chocolate Festival tickets.

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Speaking of holiday shopping, why not check out Winter Fest in South Fork. This year’s event will be December 8th and 9th at the Rio Grande Club and Resort. Local crafters will have various products available for sale, which will make excellent gifts. Another exciting part of the day will be a guest appearance from that special man in the red suit. That’s right; Santa will be in South Fork December 8th and 9th for WinterFest. This event will sure to be something that the entire family will enjoy.

Snowmobiling Rio Grande National Forest

Have you wanted to learn how to snowmobile? Our friends at Mountain Skillz in South Fork offer lessons so that you may safely ride in the backcountry of the Rio Grande National Forest. Between South Fork and Creede, there are hundreds of miles of trails for you to explore. Mountain Skillz also rents machines for those of you that may fly in or do not want to trailer your machine. Matt and his crew will be sure to take care of you and make sure you and your group have everything you need for a safe and good time in the backcountry.

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Our townhomes are perfect for families and groups. All of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens, soaking tubs, and three bathrooms. When you stay with us you’ll experience all the luxury of a hotel with the comforts of home. Put our Home Concierge Services to use and let us assist you in planning your next vacation to southwestern Colorado. South Fork’s proximity to Wolf Creek Ski Area makes South Fork the ideal town to rest your head after a day on the slopes. Additionally, South Fork is surrounded by Rio Grande National Forest for those wanting to explore the backcountry. A short drive up the Silverthread Scenic Byway is the town of Creede, which makes for a fun day trip. Contact us today to book your reservation for your winter vacation in the Colorado Rockies.

Upcoming Events

November 3; Wolf Creek Ski Area Opens

November 24 & 25; Chocolate Festival; Creede, Colorado

December 8 & 9; WinterFest; South Fork, Colorado

January 12-14; Golden Puck Pond Hockey Tournament; Creede Colorado