Author: Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer

Breckenridge: A Town for All Seasons

In many ways, Breckenridge has it all. Adorable Victorian buildings line its bustling streets, every saloon door is a gateway to bygone times, and a top-rated ski resort overlooks this quintessential Colorado village. Given the town’s charm and its proximity to Denver, it’s little wonder that so many people, from Texas to France to Fort Collins, have claimed Breckenridge as their own.

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Get to Know Vail

There’s an authenticity here if you know where to look. Maybe it’s the celebrity status of some of the town’s guests. Maybe it’s the rich ski history or the sheer size of skiable terrain. Whatever the reason, there’s a mystique about Vail. But there’s more to Vail than rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous, eating $17 hamburgers and sipping $15 glasses of wine. It’s also home to unexpectedly friendly locals and a tranquil atmosphere that’s present all year long. With proper planning and the right attitude, a relaxing, delicious and beautiful vacation awaits you. Getting Around The community...

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Have a Mile High Holiday

Tis the season for merriment and there’s no destination merrier than Denver during the holidays. I’m not a jolly person by nature, but I do love the Mile High City at this festive time of year and my husband and I make a point to visit at least once during the holidays. Last year, we decided to spend a holiday weekend in the city to bask in the spirit of the season. The result was a cornucopia of fantastic delights that included oyster eating, German dancing and Christmas carols. Denver does this jubilant season really well. Here’s a guide...

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Crested Butte: Quintessential Colorado

This remote mountain town offers eclectic dining choices, a picturesque downtown and nearby world-class skiing to those willing to venture deep within the Centennial State. Covered in snow, Crested Butte is arguably Colorado’s most picturesque town in the winter, but with rushing rivers in springtime, abundant wildflowers in the summer and rainbows in the fall, this place is postcard-pretty at any time of year. Coloradans often name Crested Butte as their favorite mountain town and it’s not just because of the scenery. The remote town located 30 minutes from Gunnison, gives the visitor a genuine sense of being in...

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A Majestic Mountain Spread

On a 200-acre site in Allenspark sits a grand home that offers views from every room in the 4,988-square-foot house. Not to be outdone, the accompanying guesthouse, once a livery, features a mix of rustic décor with high-end finishes.

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The Iconic Trail Ridge Road

Two of Colorado’s most charming mountain towns are located on the east and west entrances of Rocky Mountain National Park. The 48 miles between Estes Park on the east and Grand Lake on the west is one of the most beautiful drives in the world. Only open in the summer, Trail Ridge Road has been called the “highway to the sky,” and only a trip down this iconic road will reveal why.

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Denver’s Burgeoning Hotel Scene

By Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer The Mile High City is a great weekend getaway. Book a room at one of the new boutique hotels for a unique experience. Denver is more popular than ever and that means that while people are moving to the Mile High City in droves, they are also visiting en masse. To keep up with demand, over the last five years, new properties have been popping up all over downtown Denver with more slated to open this year. An interior design trend within these hotels has been to procure local art in order to tell a story,...

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