• 6 Reasons to Spend Thanksgiving with Your Family in Creede, CO

    Six Reasons to Spend Thanksgiving with Your Family in Creede, CO

    1. Chocolate Festival-Meander the streets of Creede and sample homemade chocolate from the local businesses. This two-day festival of tasting is judged by you! The winner receives the bragging rights of having the best chocolate in town. Make sure to stop in the Kentucky Belle for some salty snacks; I like to make a necklace of mini pretzels. One pretzel between samples will do wonders for your pallet.

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    2. Black Friday-Get a kick-start on your holiday shopping. In addition to sales during normal business hours, some stores open early and offer extra savings for a short period of time. The shops of Creede will have something for everyone on your list from horsehair jewelry at Rare Things to adventure gear at San Juan Sports and craft projects for the kiddos at Off Broadway. I recommend you pack an empty suitcase, so your treasures have a safe place to travel.

    3. Wolf Creek-Known for the “most snow in Colorado” with an average of over 400” of natural snow each year, Wolf Creek is the perfect ski area for families. In addition to the Wolf Pups Ski School, the mountain has an even amount of runs from beginner to expert; there are runs for everyone in the family.

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    4. The Views-Creede is nestled among the San Juan Mountains in Rio Grande National Forest. The city is located just off the Silver Thread Scenic Byway. On your way into Creede, you could see a variety of wildlife such as big horned sheep, deer, and elk just to name a few. You’ll enjoy your morning coffee in peace while taking in the view of snowcapped mountains. You’ll want to be sure to pack your camera.

    5. Slower Pace-You will not find a traffic light in Creede; just stop signs. With everything near, you’ll find yourself walking throughout this quaint town. You’ll notice that the locals wave as they pass you and say hello.

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    6. Reconnect with Your Family-Most of the businesses in Creede close at five. This provides you ample opportunity to make some quality memories with your family. Why not pack a board game or two for an impromptu game night or bring some conversation cards to get the ball rolling? There is nothing like a cool quiet evening sipping hot cocoa and getting to know your kids again. You’ll make memories that last a lifetime and you’ll be glad you spent Thanksgiving in Creede with your family.
  • 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