Posts Tagged ‘Colorado Vacation Rentals’

Winter Park: Ski Run Heaven in the Rockies

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Everyone knows Colorado is a skier’s paradise. Rocky Mountains marching through the middle of the state lay fabulous views and amazing ski runs. How do you pick one area among many? This winter season try the one known as “Colorado’s Favorite Resort”, Winter Park, Colorado.

With a population of 800, and the highest point for an incorporated town in the US is at 12,060 feet, Winter Park has everything. Folks of all ages will enjoy a vacation filled with plenty of options for fun both day and night. What makes Winter Park so special? First, it’s easily accessible–just 70 miles North West from Denver. Second, it’s entrenched in gorgeous country, poised just south of Rocky Mountain National Park and near the Arapahoe National Forest at the southern end of the Fraser Valley. But mostly, it’s the snow. Winter Park gets the most snow of all Colorado’s ski areas, averaging 369 inches each year! Five distinct mountains offer an incredibly varied landscape over more than 3,000 skiable acres. You can check out the exact size and location of Winter Park Colorado lodging on our website to find the place just right for you.

Winter Park is a lot quieter outside ski season, but it still offers incredible hiking and fishing opportunities and is a favorite summer destination for many. Mountain biking over 500+ miles of trails, and 4 golf courses can also be done nearby, all high in the splendor of the Rockies.

If you feel like eating out, you will have many options as well. Winter Park has a number of fine restaurants, serving a variety of food choices. Try visiting the New Village, at the heart of Winter Park, with coffee shops, restaurants, and shopping.

Winter Park pleasantly maintains a unique, small-town charm surrounded by natural beauty. Once a community with a few cabins, the town is now adorned with shops, restaurants and lodging alternatives. With Denver nearby, Winter Park has become a popular destination for tourists and Front Range residents.

When you’re ready to find out for yourself just why this is Colorado’s Favorite Resort, start planning your trip at Rentalo.com. Our easily navigated website lets you sort choices by size or type or amenities offered. Whatever lodging alternative you seek, you’re sure to find the Winter Park vacation rentals just right for you.

Ready to hit the slopes? Check out these ski travel tips.

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Start planning your ski trip and enjoy a white-snow sporty vacation. Consider the most popular ski vacation destinations, browse our ski vacation rentals in the US, and prepare your gear to hit the slopes this upcoming season. At Rentalo, we want to help you make the most of your ski travel by providing some useful tips and recommendations.

Plan your ski trip accordingly

The earlier you plan your ski trip, the better the chances you get discounts and better deals. Consider an early or a late season trip, also try a mid-week journey to avoid crowds and get special discounts at selected resorts. If you are flexible with your travel dates, you may also want to try last-minute accommodations and ski packages; check directly with the ski resorts for special deals and availability. Also, be attentive to special resort promotions that bundle ski and stay offers; some of these include lodging, lift tickets and quick ski instruction. You will save money on packaged offers.

It is also a good idea to check detailed ski reports and weather conditions in the ski location of your choice. Check also available and open trails, and visit the resort´s website for updated relevant ski information. Some resort websites have live webcams that may give you a better grasp on the spot you are visiting.

Traveling with your ski gear

If you are taking your own equipment, check your ski gear during your ski trip planning so you can review and pair it to local ski conditions. Prepare a list with everything you may need; remember to check boot and ski clamps, wax your skis and take clothing in good condition.

You may probably want to rent a car that comes with a ski rack to place your gear and ask for GPS navigation devices that also come handy if you are driving around and skiing at multiple locations.
If you are flying to your ski destination, check the airline regulations before you start packing. See if there are special and separate regulations for your luggage and a sports bag. Remember, ski bags may be large in size and heavy, check if your gear meets the cargo size and weight requirements in advance of your ski journey to avoid paying extra fees. You may want to consider taking your boot bags and a day´s set of ski clothing on a separate bag, that way if your luggage gets delayed, your skiing won´t be held up.

Skiing may be a demanding and exhilarating experience. Plan your next vacation trip in advance, check our ski destinations and lodgings in Colorado. Review vacation rentals in Breckenridge, ski homes in Vail, vacation homes in Steamboat Springs and hotels in Aspen. Enjoy the slopes!

The Small Town Way of Traveling

Monday, July 6th, 2009

Yes, traveling to big cities and getting to know the most famous attractions is always fun, but sometimes we are looking for another 5kind of vacation. That vacation in which we can smell the odor of flowers, walk around and see nice people in a calm atmosphere, hear the sound of birds first thing in the morning and simply rest and forget that there is a real world out there full of busy streets, traffic and stressed people walking all over. This kind of vacation can be achieved when visiting small towns. And although many of us may think that this means a boring vacation, America offers numerous towns that although small, have a great variety of entertainment alternatives.

One great example of such towns is Manitou Springs in Colorado. This charming town is perfect to forget about everything. Its residents come from all type of backgrounds from scientists and businesspeople to new-age hippies; making it an interesting place to meet people. If you love art you can visit the WeUsOur Artists Market which has unusual art on display and if you are feeling like enjoying a great coffee then the Mate Factor Café might be a great option. If you want some African, Caribbean or Southeast Asian food, head to the famous Adam’s Mountain Café.

Yellow Springs, Ohio is other of my favorite options. A beacon for artists and creative thinkers, this town is full of ch4arming cafes, shops, and art galleries. Head to Xenia Avenue and you will find La Llama Place, a store stocked with crafts from South America and Common Scents store which sells more than 250 varieties of herbs and spices from across the world. If you are looking for a place to eat fresh food your best bet is to head to The Winds Café and Bakery, which serves dishes using ingredients mostly from local farms and if you are curious about Buddhism, the Yellow Springs Dharma Center might be an interesting place to visit.

Livingston, Montana is where a lot of young people come to live the “good life.” Low rents are and the access to incredible nature are both an attractive for those who decide to visit or reside in the town. Numerous artists, musicians, filmmakers and writers call this place home. If visiting with friends you can spend a great night at The Owl Lounge with life music while if feeling like having an incredible dinner then the 2nd Street Bistro offers French dishes using Montana ingredients.