It’s time to head West!
Pack the car, sync up the playlist, and head out for a good ole road trip! Here are some great ideas in the Western US to get out of town this Summer. These properties have plenty of outdoor beauty and spacious accommodations. This will help you continue to social distance and stay safe while also taking a well-deserved vacation!
Gateway Canyons, Gateway, CO
Picture yourself hiking along the red rocks of Western Colorado in the sunshine. The views bring you peace and give you a sense of calm that you’ve been craving. Surrounded by the vast lands of the Uncompahgre Pateau, Pinion Mesa and La Sal Mountains, you’ll feel hugged by nature and your worries will drift away. If a bike is more your style, resort guides are available to take the lead and show you the way. All skill levels are welcome! Also available are cowboy lessons, scenic horseback trail rides, cattle drives and more. The Red Rocks Interpretive Center is a great place to learn all about the mesas, and pillars of rock that make up the awe-inspiring backdrop and the red rock! Wine Tours are also closeby for an additional road trip! A great place to start is with The Colorado Wine Room in Fruita, CO. Or, sample local wines by signing up for a wine tour that will explore many in the area.
Accommodations: Sumptuous Casitas are the most private choice, offering extra space and luxury in the heart of the red rock canyon. Casitas feature a spacious living room, patio & fire pit to enjoy the serene sky. Beautifully designed to include soaking tubs, rain shower, and full living rooms with elegant fireplaces. Additional room accommodations include Lodge guest rooms, featuring king beds and gas fireplaces.
Getting there: Gateway Canyons is an hour southwest of Grand Junction, CO. From Denver, the drive is approximately 4 hr and 50 min. From Grand Junction Regional Airport the drive is approximately 1 hr and 12 min.
Sorrel River Ranch, Moab, UT
Set on 240 acres of Utah ranchland, Sorrel River Ranch offers intimate getaways in a secluded, stunning location. Surrounded by mountains and canyons, you’ll have the opportunity for a change of scenery plus a reset for your mind and body. Adventure, relaxation, meditation, or simply unwinding are all readily available here. You can horseback ride, hop in a jeep to explore the trails, or check out the area by foot or bike. The geologic forces that have created the surrounding rock are a tale of millions of years of erosion, making them intriguing and mesmerizing. These sweeping vistas and rugged backdrops will help you recharge and reset.
The culinary team and on-site gardener collaborate to turn farm-harvested ingredients into true local American classics. Enjoy dining outside under the stars with views of the river!
Accommodations: Options here begin with Studios with private decks, balconies, and living areas. For more space, you can move up to a Family Suite which has a two-story floor plan offering 1000 square feet. If you prefer having a very spacious private home, the Ranch House Estate might be your choice! It can accommodate 12 people if needed but also a perfect option for a small family to have lots of room to spread out.
Getting there: Drive time from Moab is 25 minutes via Highway 128. Grand Junction Regional Airport is a 90-min drive.
Brush Creek Ranch, Saratoga, WY
Brush Creek Ranch is a collection of all-inclusive guest ranches in Wyoming. Surrounded by authentic ranch culture, this destination will provide endless panoramic landscapes and opportunities to relax, reflect, and take in the natural beauty. The Resort offers an abundance of activities for every interest, a luxurious western-themed spa, a saloon, and ample space to spread out and enjoy the ranchlands. Learn how to fly fish, rock climb, or take a guided ranger tour to learn about the rich Western history. The Farm at Brush Creek provides unique culinary experiences featuring a greenhouse, brewery, distillery, creamery, bakery 94-yard wine cellar, and a luxury restaurant.
Accommodations: The architecture and design for the log cabins and lodges are authentic and traditional. You’ll find modern amenities and lavish accents that provide luxury and ultimate comfort. Choose from two or three-bedroom log cabins, guestrooms in the Trailhead Lodge, or Cabin Suites.
Getting there: The Ranch is approximately 240 miles from Denver International Airport. From Laramie Airport in Wyoming, 62 miles.
Limelight Snowmass Residences, Snowmass, CO
In the heart of Snowmass Village, these are 11 new residences with privacy, gorgeous views, and spacious living. They’re located at the base of Snowmass Ski Area with access to hiking trails right out the door! The residences have a modern, chic design with all of the luxury amenities you will require for a home-away-from-home comfortable stay. Once here, you can get outdoors anytime during your stay for an adventure like fly fishing, rafting, hiking through the White River National Forest or Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness Area. Golf is also available closeby, or simply relax and enjoy the peaceful beauty.
Accommodations: The residences feature contemporary kitchen design and a great room with a cozy fireplace. Spacious living areas, custom wood cabinetry with ample storage, and vaulted ceiling. Relax in the outdoor spa pools and enjoy the mountain views. The Limelight Snowmass Hotel also offers 99 guest rooms with village or mountain views, flat-screen tv, Keurig coffeemakers, concierge services with either king or two queen configurations. Either the residences or the hotel guestroom are great choices.
Getting there: The Limelight Hotel and Residences are 7.1 miles from Aspen-Pitkin County Airport. Alternative airports are Eagle, Grand Junction, and Denver. Denver International Airport is 220 miles from The Limelight Hotel and Residences.
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