7 Reasons to Visit Winter Park this winter

01/25/2019 | by Philip | Vacation Rentals

1. Skiing and Snowboarding 

What other world class ski resort is as close to an international airport, Denver International Airport, that you can access public transportation all the way to the slopes? I can’t think of any other. Winter Park Resort is a big mountain resort with 3,081 skiable acres, a new 10-person gondola and countless lines to ski and ride.  

You can land at Denver International Airport, take public transportation to Union Station and ride the Winter Park Express to the mountain! Once at the resort you can take public Transportation to most destinations in the area.  

The Lift is the local FREE public transportation system.  

2. WALK TO DINNER 

We’ve got new restaurants and some mainstays a short walk from all of our downtown Winter Park Vacation Rentals.  

New Winter Park Restaurants: 

Sushi Nama 

Sushi Nama’s mission statement “Our mission at Sushi Nama is to deliver fresh, simple and innovative sushi to Colorado using only the best ingredients with all hand cut and prepared dishes. We deliver outstanding customer service to our guests within an exquisite dining environment” 

Located in  Cooper Creek Square 

Sushi Nama photo’s courtesy of Sushi Nama. 

 

Paella’s Bakery & Restaurant 

You’ll also find a new Mexican food restaurant and bakery in Cooper Creek Square, Paella’s Bakery & Restaurant. Paella’s serves a fusion of Spanish, Peruvian, Italian and Japanese Cuisine.  

Local & Visitor favorites: 

A mainstay for locals and visitors is Durbar Nepalese & Indian Bistro and Leo’s Kitchen. Durbar serves Indian and Nepalese family style dining.  

Leo’s serves American style cuisine with burgers, steaks, pasta and pizza’s on the menu.  

Save room for dessert! Located across the street from Cooper Creek Square is Charlies Frozen Treat Shop, and they serve the finest ice cream, frozen yogurt, Italian ice, custard, sorbet and more! Charlies is located in the Viking Lodge building.  

 

 

Photo: Charlie's Frozen Treat Shop face book
Photo: Charlie's Frozen Treat Shop face book

Across the Highway from Charlie’s is Deno’s Mountain Bistro with pub fare are fine dining. A local and Visitor favorite pub and hangout. 

3. Hot Tub Season 

Winter is officially Hot Tub season here in the Rocky Mountains, and we’ve got several homes you can take a dip in after a day of skiing or snowboarding.  

All of our Winter Park homes and condos have private or communal hot tubs. And our Trailhead Lodges unit even has an outdoor swimming pool!  

 

Winter Park Vacation Rentals with Hot Tub 
Trailhead Lodges Unit 524 
Snowblaze E113 
SnowblazeA23 
Sawmill Station  

Tabernash Vacation Rentals with Hot Tub 
Fireweed Court 
Lupine Lane 
Red Hawk Ranch 

Our downtown Winter Park, Sawmill Station has a private hot tub on the back patio.
Our downtown Winter Park, Sawmill Station has a private hot tub on the back patio.

 4. Whiskey 

There’s a new distillery in town and boy oh boy do they have some tasty cocktails to sample! The Fraser Valley Distillery is located downtown Fraser, on the FREE public shuttle route, and has a wide range of spirits to taste. Ask one of the owners for a tour of the still and they’ll be more than happy to give you one!

Fraser Valley Distilling
Fraser Valley Distilling

Fraser Valley Distilling is located downtown Fraser, Colorado. There’s a stop for the free public transportation system, The Lift, right in front of the distillery. 

5. Get away from it all 

Stay off I70 and stay out of the traffic grid lock! Did you know that U.S. Highway 40 was the original cross country highway, that changed in the when the Eisenhower Tunnels were completed in 1979. This changed Grand County and made a secret hideaway that’s now being discovered. With lots of building happening the past few years you’ll be pleasantly surprised at all we have to offer for a small community.  

And best of all, you can get off I70 much earlier and be on your skis quicker than those sitting in the gridlock.  

6. Tubing 

We should be named the snow tubing capital of the world! We have numerous tubing hills to choose from. Click here for a list. 

7. Vacation rentals 

We have a variety of lodging options for you Winter Park Visit, from studio condos to stand alone Rendezvous homes. Visit our Winter Park lodging page to find these and many more!  

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