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Architecturally stunning hideaway w/ hot tub CSCOAbsolutely amazing getaway. Relax in your own three story, fully appointed, luxury home - built just for two! Literally hidden away! You will not want to leave this beautiful property. Relax and take in the stunning views of Pikes Peak. Or cozy into the hot tub and enjoy the cool Colorado evenings. This getaway has everything you could need to make amazing meals or do some baking. Take some time to read on the comfy sectional on the third level. You will not be disappointed!
Deer Creek Log Cabin in Colorado!Deer Creek Log Cabin is located in Bailey, Colorado, 45 minutes SW of Denver off I-285. This totally log cabin has 2 bedrooms... 1 with a queen bed, 1 with full bed, a twin sleeper sofa, 1 bath, full kitchen, dining area, deck on three sides, floor to ceiling windows in the living room, hot tub on the deck, a wood-burning stove, electric heat, gas grill, great views and is pet friendly (at no charge)! The rate for 1-4 persons (4 max) is $199 per night.
The SolargonThe Solargon is inspired by elements of Asian yurts, Navajo hogons and Native American hidatsa lodges. Combined with passive solar design principles, the solargon is an octagonal structure designed to take full advantage of the sun. The vaulted ceilings and plentiful windows make the solargon bright and inviting. This is a perfect spot for solo travelers or couples looking for a quiet, off the beaten path place to get away from it all.
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Sliced through by the majestic Rocky Mountains, blanketed by the seemingly endless Great Plains, and dotted with otherworldly canyons and rock formations, Colorado’s main draw is its unparalleled landscape. An enormous playground, this state is home to four national parks, surging whitewater rivers, and 26 scenic byways.
In the summer months, adventurers trek across hiking paths, launch whitewater rafting trips, and go bouldering and mountain biking in the steep terrain. When winter rolls around and the mountains are transformed into sugary slopes, skiers and snowboarders whoosh around the countryside on world-class runs. The wilderness may be what calls you here, but Colorado’s cities and towns are enthralling, too. Choose from the cultural hubs of Denver and Boulder, the ritzy après-ski scenes of Vail and Aspen, or the frontier charm of mountain outposts Durango and Breckinridge. Wherever you go, you’ll never be far from jaw-dropping scenery, outdoor fun, and delicious food.
Denver International Airport (DEN) is Colorado’s major transportation hub, with several smaller airports serving other parts of the state. If you fly in here, make sure to look up the kooky conspiracy theories swirling around the airport, especially the giant blue horse statue. There are many ways to explore the state of Colorado, scenic road trips being one of the best. Amtrak’s California Zephyr train — which offers sleeping accommodations, dining, and bar options — presents an opportunity to see the Colorado landscape in a unique way, and makes six stops between Grand Junction and Fort Morgan, including Denver. Intercity Bustang coaches connect several popular destinations such as Denver, Durango, and Grand Junction. You can buy tickets online or pay exact fare when boarding.
Planning when to visit Colorado may come down to optimizing for the activities you’re most interested in doing. Winter of course is all about snow sports, summer and fall are ideal times for hiking, and spring is whitewater rafting season, as the rivers swell with snowmelt. Rest assured, this state looks absurdly pretty in all seasons. Colorado experiences 300 days of sunshine a year, but thanks to its high elevation, weather is typically mild. Still, there are some scorchingly hot days, and temperatures do drop below freezing, so plan ahead and pack accordingly.
Visit the state’s natural celebrities, the Rocky Mountains. Located in the northernmost part of the state, about an hour and a half from Denver, this national park also boasts misty waterfalls, bighorn sheep, glaciers, and alpine tundra.
Colorado is a skiers’ paradise, with a scene to suit every taste. Swish down the mountains with glamorous snow bunnies in Vail and Aspen, or opt for a Western vibe in the more low-key outposts of Telluride and Breckinridge. Wherever you are, there are typically outfitters on hand who will rent you everything you need for a day on the slopes.
Colorado offers several choice opportunities to explore ancient history amid beautiful natural settings. At Dinosaur National Monument (located in the wonderfully named town of Dinosaur) you can see magnificent fossils embedded in a landscape of painterly red canyons and roaring rivers. At Mesa Verde National Park you can explore incredible cliff dwellings built by the Ancestral Pueblo people for hundreds of years until the 14th century.