• Father's Day Fun. Happy Birthday, Creede!

    Quasquicentennial: the anniversary of 125 years. This year, Creede, Colorado will be celebrating their quasquicentennial on June 13, 2017. In honor of this mammoth milestone, the town will be celebrating all week long, from June 10th through June 19th. To kick of the festivities on June 10th there will be the inaugural Creede Donkey Dash, a ten mile burro race through the historic Creede Mining District. Creede is the place to be on Saturday, June 10th.

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    Since Father’s Day is right around the corner, why not treat the special man to a float trip on the Rio Grande with Wolf Creek Anglers? The Rio Grande is one of eleven Gold Medal Fishery locations in Colorado, this means BIG trout. Mid-June is the best time of year to catch the salmon fly hatch. Wolf Creek Anglers is THE catch and release guide service for the South Fork Area.

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    Fly Fishing the Rio Grande with Wolf Creek Anglers, South Fork, Colorado

    Another treat for dad would be a round of golf at the Rio Grande Club in South Fork. While he’s off fishing and playing golf, why not treat yourself to an afternoon at Creede Repertory Theatre? You could catch a matinee either day. Creede is a friendly and safe town, that if the kiddos didn’t want to sit through a musical, they would be safe roaming the shops of Main Street and they could check-in during the fifteen minute intermission. 

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    Have you decided how you and the family are going to celebrate America’s Birthday in July? Between festivities in South Fork and Creede, there will be much for the family to take part in and enjoy our great nation’s 241st birthday. Start your vacation with a visit to the South Fork Rodeo: Rock the Rio Grande. Did you know that the very first rodeo occurred here in Colorado? South Fork will also have a morning parade, fish fry, bbq, and fireworks in celebration of our nation’s independence; all on July 3rd. The following day, head north along the Silverthread Scenic Byway to Creede and celebrate our country’s birthday with them. Creede hosts the State’s Mining Competition in the Basham Park Arena. Other events during the day include the parade, a large vendor area, and fireworks, which in years past have been fired off the cliff overlooking town.

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    Forth of July Fireworks, Creede, CO

    Our townhomes are perfect for large 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 family’s vacation to southwestern Colorado. Contact us today to book your reservation for your summer vacation in the Colorado Rockies.

    Upcoming Events

    May 26th-May 28th Taste of Creede, National Small Print Show

    June 10th Creede Donkey Dash

    June 13th Creede’s 125th Birthday

    June 17th Run Off, Run Off

    June 18th Father’s Day

    June 17th-June 18th Mineral County Fair

    July 1st Rockin the Rio Grande

    July 3rd Independence Day Celebrations in South Fork and Creede

    July 4th Days of ’92, evening fireworks

  • Last Minute Father's Day Ideas

    Father’s Day is JUST around the corner.


    The South Fork and Creede areas of southwestern Colorado boast numerous activities for the special man in your life to enjoy.

    6. IMGP1370The Rio Grande River through South Fork and Creede is one of a few rivers in the state with a Gold Medal Waters designation. In a nutshell, this means lots of trout. The Rio (as we love to call it) is sought after by seasoned and novice anglers for her abundance of trout. We have friends in both towns that would love to take you fishing. Contact Wolf Creek Anglers in South Fork or Rio Grande Anglers in Creede for all of your fishing needs. 

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    Perhaps golf is more up your alley. The Rio Grande Club and Resort, located along the Rio Grande River has eighteen holes with majestic views of the San Juan Mountains. Bonus, playing golf at 7500’ above sea level means you’ll ball will travel farther (bragging rights when you return home). Call the clubhouse today to book your tee time(s).

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    Riding ATV’s into the wilderness in gaining popularity in the area. Follow the 4x4 road up East Willow (USFS Road 502) to the Phoenix Falls trailhead. ATV’s are permitted most of the trail to the falls (and now in designated routes in the City of Creede). Another favorite 4x4 road in the area is to the Wheeler Geologic Area. These are both places that few visit and definitely worth checking out.

     

     

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     Our townhomes are family-friendly and perfect for large groups.

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  • 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

  • Specials

    December Specials

    Luxury townhomes in South Fork, Colorado. All townhomes feature entertainment-style open kitchens, soaking tubs, three full bathrooms, and majestic views of the San Juan Mountains. Located just 19 miles from the Wolf Creek Ski Area, South Fork is the ideal location for those planning a ski vacation. Rio Grande Home Concierge offers discounted lift tickets to Wolf Creek and our friends at 8200 Sports offer discounts to our guests needing rentals. Contact US today to book your November Family Ski Getaway.

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  • 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