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U.S. 36 Reopens on Monday, November 4th at Noon!

Thanks to the amazing work of our crews and to the Air and Army National Guard from Colorado, Kansas, Montana, and Utah the highway will reopen to ALL motorists more than three weeks ahead of the Dec. 1 target date.


With the welcome return to normal travel between Estes Park, Boulder, and DIA, it is easy to give the whole family a beautiful, gracious and relaxing holiday retreat in Estes Park.  Fun and festive events include our First Annual Fall Back Beer Festival, fee free days in Rocky Mountain National Park, delicious Thanksgiving dinner options, fresh and fabulous holiday shopping, and a variety of  family events and live entertainment that will allow everyone to relax, enjoy the snow-kissed mountain scenery, and ignite family and holiday spirit.


We’ve made it even easier to visit and to extend your stay without extending your budget — Our Buy-Two-Nights-Get-One-Free Promotion is available on line at with Promo Code “free” or call us at 800-238-0910. Our office is open from 9am to 7pm, and we are happy to hear from you.


Here is a brief overview to help you plan ahead:


November 9 – December 1 — Fee Free days in Rocky Mountain National Park, Fall Back Festival, Holiday Markets, Tree Lighting, Thanksgiving & Catch the Glow Parade


November 9, 10, and 11 Rocky Mountain National Park celebrates Veterans’ Day with a fee free weekend.


First Annual Fall Back Beer Festival, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, 1p-5p Downtown in Riverside Plaza:  Celebrate the beginning of the holiday season in great company with good brews. Learn about the brew process at the homebrew “show and tell”. Compare, learn, and enjoy in seminars and tastings. $30 entry fee includes unlimited tastings from micro breweries of Colorado and a sampling mug.   Live entertainment – 1-2:30pm Chain Station; 3-5pm Railsplitters;  Homebrew Seminar – 1:30-2:30pm (no additional cost); Beer Pairing Tasting – 3-4pm (available at additional cost, limited quantity)


First Annual Holiday Market, Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 23-24, 2013   9a-6p and 10a-4p Estes Park Resort, 9-6 Sat. & 10-4 Sun.


Estes Park Tree Lighting Ceremony, Saturday, November 23, 2013  4:30p – 6:30p  Riverside Plaza at the intersection of Rockwell Street and Riverside Drive


Enjoy sweet treats and hot chocolate, radio flyer wagon rides, stocking, ornament decorating and visits with Santa from 4:30p to 5:15p. Tree lighting promptly at 5:30p.


Catch the Glow Lighted Christmas Parade, Friday, Nov. 29, 2013  5:30p Downtown Estes Park.


Holiday House Christmas Bazaar, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 9a – 3p Estes Park Conference Center