• 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.
  • Quintessential Colorado Vacation

    Welcome to Colorado, home of the Rockies, where we have 300 days of sunshine. Colorado is the perfect vacation destination for those wanting to enjoy the outdoors, unplug and recharge, take in the arts, visit breweries, take in the history of the west, and so much more.

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    Stony Pass and wildflowers, near Creede, Colorado

    Three and half hours from Colorado Springs nestled among the San Juan Mountains of the Rocky Mountains sits the town of South Fork, Gateway to the Silverthread Scenic Byway. The Silverthread Scenic Byway is one of twenty-six in the state, and travels through three of Colorado’s most beautiful towns; South Fork, Creede, and Lake City. All three of these towns provide opportunities for hiking, trout fishing, and are affordable.

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    Rio Grande Club and Resort, South Fork, Colorado

    Start your vacation in South Fork with a round or two of golf at the Rio Grande Club and Resort. Golf Digest rated the Rio Grande Club as one of the top fifteen mountain courses in the nation! Take a guided rafting trip down the Rio Grande with Mountain Man Rafting at 8200’ Sports. At Rachael’s Food Truck you and the kiddos can play putt-putt while you wait for your locally sourced meal. Wolf Creek Angler will help you with all your fly fishing needs-we LOVE to fish the Rio Grande.

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    Gold Medel Fishing on the Rio Grande with Wolf Creek Angler, South Fork, Colorado

    Travel up the Silverthread twenty miles to Creede. The highway follows the Rio Grande through a breathtaking canyon. Keep your eyes open for bighorn sheep, our state animal.

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    Main Street, Creede, Colorado

    When you get to Creede, you’ll notice that the locals are friendly; they all wave. Creede is home to the Creede Repertory Theatre, one of the top ten places to see Broadway-caliber productions off of Broadway. Main Street is full of shops for all. From the rock shop at Rare Things to fudge at the Trading Post, everyone will be happy. History Buffs will enjoy the Creede Museum and the Underground Mining Museum. Be sure to give yourself two hours to enjoy the Bachelor Loop Tour. Wheeler Geologic Monument, the state’s first monument, can be accessed via foot or ATV. If hiking a fourteener (mountains over 14000’) is your thing, San Luis Peak can be done in a day.

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    Wheeler Geologic Area, near Creede, Colorado

    Continue on up the Silverthread to Lake City, the home of Alfred Packer. In Lake City, you may rent an ATV and drive over to Engineer Pass for a unique way to enjoy the backcountry.

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    Engineer Pass, Lake City, Colorado

    Blue Mesa Reservoir is the end of the Silverthread. The reservoir is full of various fish from trout to pike to salmon to catfish. Travel along US 50 back to the Springs. In a few days, you will experience the sunshine, fresh air, the out-of-doors, arts, shopping, and family bonding. You’ll understand why we live here and you’ll be sure to come back.

    Contact us today to book your stay with Rio Grande Vacation Rentals. Let our Home Concierge Services help you plan the vacation you have been needing.

     

     

    UPCOMING EVENTS:

    May 26-29, 2017, Taste of Creede

    June 10, 2017, Creede’s 125th Birthday Kick-Off Party/Burro Race

    June 20-24, 2017, Mineral County Fair

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    Late Fall & Early Winter Specials

    Spend the day at the Great Sand Dunes, visit Penitente Canyon, or carve some turns at Wolf Creek. If your crew is more into scenic drives, you will be happy with a drive along the Silver Thread Scenic Byway and a visit to North Clear Creek Fall. Contact Us today to book your Fall/Winter Vacation Getaway and reconnect with your family.

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    • Two-bedroom Rental: $189/Night*
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    • Four-bedroom Rental: $229/Night*
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    Ends December 15, 2018

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