Besides Mother Nature’s geographical changes to land and landscape last fall, Estes Park has new and refreshed attractions and eateries ready to welcome and entertain visitors and guests.
Explore your adventurous side at the new Open Air Adventure Park near downtown Estes Park. At 21 feet off the ground, thrill seekers age 7 and up can explore the 640-foot course featuring 32 challenge elements. OpenAirAdventurePark.com
Sit back, relax and be entertained aboard the new Fun Tyme Trolley historic tour or Rocky Mountain National Park tour. The 32-seat historic trolleys will take you, and an expert guide, site seeing around Estes or in the national park and teach you all you want to know along the way! FunTymeTrolleys.com
Everyone loves a good cuppa joe. Now open from 7a-7p, Coffee on the Rocks (510 Moraine Ave., on the way to Beaver Meadows Visitor Center) will not only prepare a delicious breakfast or carving board picnic lunch, they’ll fortify you with an awesome brew. Hot or cold, you’ll love the fresh flavors. Stop on your way into or out of the park to relax with a pretty view, free wi-fi, even a little duck pond to entertain the kids.
Right in the middle of town on Riverside Plaza, the new Inkwell offers Colorado Roasted OZO coffee and a wonderful selection of journals, cards, and writing tools. The upstairs loft has cozy seating for two or a large center table big enough for the whole crew.
The Tavern at Mary’s Lake Lodge is now Big Beaver Brewery & Tavern serving Small Bites from 2p-4p and dinner until 10p. Open daily, their wonderfully fresh selection of appetizers and extensive menu includes pub classics and everything from Sweet Potato Fries to Pecan Encrusted Trout and Filet Mignon all complemented by a top notch selection of Hand Crafted Beer and carefully selected wine list. You’ll find the Tavern at 2625 Marys Lake Lodge. Reservations at 970-586-5958 or visit www.maryslakelodge.com
For the food adventurer, the new Bugling Elk Deli and Café (Lower Stanley Village on 34) serves up Elk Stew, Mountain Man Chili, Wild Game, and a large selection of Deli style sandwiches. Featuring Wild Game Specialty Meat by House of Smoke and Boar’s Head Brand deli meats, they also have a full Soup & Salad Bar, Coffee, Espresso, breakfast sandwiches and Burrito Man Burritos.
Whatever strikes your fancy, try something new and then come ‘home’ to your luxurious suite at Boulder Brook – sit by the river, relax and enjoy. You’re on vacation.