Affordable Inns


Biking in the fall The bike path thru Glenwood Canyon is open for the season. Unless it has to be closed due to spring runoff in the Colorado River, which is not unusual. You can call 511 from anywhere  in the state or visit for road conditions , including bike path closures. Beautiful weather today temperatures in the 70’s a great day to be outside doing anything , but work.

Rafting We here at the Affordable Inns are once again offering our great rafting package. It includes a half day ( 3 hours ) trip with Whitewater Rafting company, and your choice of 2 dinners or 2 pool passes or both ,and 2 nights lodging. Our friends at Whitewater Rafting are having their 40th anniversary this year and are offering 40% off their short trips that are booked in the fourth month. You can use the trip anytime during the season, but must book and pay in April. They are starting runs on May 1st. The short trip is about 1.5 hours and is a easy trip for beginners.

sunlight Aspen mountain is going to open for April 26-27 and May 3-4. That will make this season one of the longest in the ski areas history 155 days with the lifts running. And how great was the snow, 300 inches or so, that is 25 feet!

Hanging Lake This is the last weekend for skiing in Glenwood Springs, Sunlight is offering $40 lift tickets to close out this great ski season. It is definitely spring, snow one day and sunny the next. I love this time of year when the sun feels so good and not hot, so no more ski packages. We still offer our romantic dinner and swim package , and relaxing spa package. Rafting will be open before we know it and great snow means great rafting.

Hanging Lake It is getting warmer and flowers are starting to bloom. Soon it will be hot, so Spring time is a great time to get away to Glenwood Springs. There is still great skiing and it is not as cold. Hiking, biking, fishing, and all the fun summer activities are starting. Check out our Spring Break Special in our deals section.

Fly Fishing The second longest consecutive stretch of gold medal trout fishing in Colorado is the lower Frying Pan and Roaring Fork Rivers 42 miles. It was the longest for many years, but was overtaken by a new 102 mile stretch of the Arkansas River from Leadville to near the Royal Gorge due to many years of restoration. Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout are plentiful even up the Crystal River. Sometimes I wish that I had the patience to fish, but I would rather go rafting. With a great snow season for ski resorts there should be a great rafting season ahead.

springs Do not blow it guys. Do not waste money on flowers that will die or chocolate that will lead to that unanswerable “Do I look fat in this?”. Get her what she really wants (Diamonds) or what she says she wants quality time with you! Bring her to Glenwood Springs for a romantic dinner and swim package or relaxing massage, dinner ,and swim package. Great Ski packages also available! Call us to reserve your room today 1-800-292-5050.

slide1Sunlight Mountain website says that they have a 57″ base that is five feet almost and it is suppose to snow tonight and Thursday and Friday and Saturday. I sense a pattern. Check out our great ski, swim , and stay packages and call to reserve today 1-800-292-5050.

Hot Springs in the winter
Check out our many great package deals for a romantic getaway this month. You can go with the basic romantic dinner and Hot Springs Pool swim package from $169. Or Relax with a massage, dinner, and swim with our Spa package from $249. Or if you want to do an active day of skiing and then soak in the Hot Springs we have one or two night Sunlight ski packages available. There is a lot of fun and relaxing things for couples to do in Glenwood Spring from the Caverns to the Vaudeville Revue.

The X-games has a home in Aspen for 5 more years. It is great for Aspen and the extreme sports. Looking forward to next year!