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Glenwood Springs is where you want to spend you December free time.

Glenwood Springs is where you want to spend your December free time.

Here is a list of the top 5 things to do this winter in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.

  1. Ski at Sunlight Mountain Resort – Located just 12 miles south of Glenwood Springs is one of the best kept secrets in Colorado. Sunlight Mountain Resort is perfect for value conscience adventure seeker. With 700 skiable acres and a 2,000 foot vertical drop, Sunlight offers an amazing day on the slopes with spectacular views at a fraction of the cost of the big resorts. Best of all, 75% of its terrain is rated as either beginner or intermediate (20% beginner, 55% intermediate), making it a perfect mountain for families or less experienced skiers. All of it’s 67 trails lead back to the lodge where you can enjoy the down-home environment. Tickets start at $60.00 for adults and just $45 for kids ages 6-12, compare that to the price of Aspen/Snowmass which start at $139.00 per adult. Relax and catch the shuttle to and from Glenwood or enjoy the free parking at the base of the resort.
  2. Hit the hot springs – Glenwood has long been famous for natural hot springs, drawing the likes of Doc Holliday, Unsinkable Molly Brown and even 2 US Presidents. There are now 2 options to choose from – Glenwood Hot Springs Pool or Iron Mountain Hot Springs. Both are located right in the middle of town, close to all the action. If you’re looking for a more intimate setting than try the newest pool, Iron Mountain Hot Springs which features 16 small soaking pools. If you traveling with family than the historic Glenwood Hot Springs Pool is might be more your speed, in operation since 1888. The “big pool” is 405 feet long and 100 feet wide and kept at an average temperature of 90 degrees, the “hot pool” is 100 feet long and kept at a therapeutic temperature of 104 degrees. Both offer day passes for around $20.00 that allow you to come and go.
  3. Glenwood Cavern Adventure Park – Explore the caves, ride the alpine slide, swing over the cliffs, and enjoy this year’s “Winter on the Mountain”. With so much to do up at the Glenwood Caverns you may have to plan multiple days to fit it all in. Ride the tram and take in the beautiful views before arriving at the Caverns Adventure Park where the experiences are varied and always family friendly. Winter FunDay Passes start at $40.00 and include the ride up on the tramway, entrance to the park and unlimited access to the Alpine Coaster, Soaring Eagle Zip Ride, Laser Tag, 4D Motion Theater, and two cave tours: the King’s Row Cave Tour and the Fairy Caves Historic Tour.
  4. Glenwood Vaudeville Revue – In case you were wondering Vaudeville dates back 100 years and is a combination of separate acts including comedy, song and dance. Glenwood’s Vaudeville Revue is enjoying it’s 5th year. You can arrive an hour before the show starts to enjoy dinner and the rag-time piano entertainment. Once the family friendly show starts it last 2 hours with a 20 minute intermission. Tickets start at $24.00 for adults and $16 for kids under 12. Their dinner menu includes items for some of Glenwood’s favorite restaurants. Enjoy an evening of entertainment in the heart of downtown Glenwood sure to please young and old alike.
  5. Eat, Drink and Repeat – Downtown Glenwood has a plethora of restaurants and bars for you to enjoy. Located near the Colorado River in downtown Glenwood is the 7th street railroad district and more restaurants than most small towns dream of. The Pullman named by Esquire magazine as one of the best new restaurants in 2011 is a foodies paradise. Looking for some local craft beer, than the Glenwood Canyon Brewpub might be more your speed. Opened in 1996 in the Hotel Denver they have been serving up award winning beer and pub food for nearly 20 years. Other popular restaurants include Slope & Hatch, Smoke Modern BBQ, The Lost Cajun, Grind and many more — enough to fill up a whole weekend of eating.

Book your room today at the Affordable Inns and enjoy one of the Best Small Towns in America for a fraction of the price of those mega resorts. When you stay at the Affordable Inns you support a family owned business while saving your hard earned dollars so you can enjoy all the adventures Glenwood has to offer. Not a bad way to spend a weekend.

Winter on the Mountain kickoff party November 21, 2016

Winter on the Mountain kickoff party November 21, 2015

With Thanksgiving just around the corner and temperatures dropping in the valley, you may be wondering what your going to do to entertain the kids this holiday season when the sun goes down. Wonder no more as the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park has come to the rescue!

The kickoff party for this season’s Winter on the Mountain starts tonight, Saturday, November 21 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Activities will be numerous and it’s sure to be an amazing evening. A few highlights include:

  • Santa visiting with guests in the warming hut near the fire pits
  • Complimentary spiced cider for all
  • Appearance by the Coca-Cola Bear who will be handing out souvenirs
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Lighting of the musical christmas tree will happen at 7:00 p.m.
  • Live music in the Lookout Grille from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

This year The Caverns have truly outdone themselves by hanging 500,000 lights around the park! Thats nearly 35 miles according to their website and one of the largest light displays in all of Colorado. Their “Winter on the Mountain” festivities kick off tonight but will run through February 28, 2016. Also open during the winter season will be the Eagle Zip Ride, Alpine Coaster, 4D Theater and Cavern Tours.

A winter funday pass costs $40 per adult and $35 for kids 3-12 years old and include; park admission, tram ride, unlimited turns on the Alpine Coaster, Soaring Eagle Zip Ride, Laser Tag, 4D Movie Theater and two different walking Cave Tours.

So bundle up and head out to the Glenwood Cavern Adventure Park for a fun start to the winter season! Don’t forget to book your room less than a mile away at the Affordable Inns.