When I took a seat at Table, the Stanley Hotel’s exceptional dining experience, I didn’t know a soul. I introduced myself to several of them on the veranda of The Lodge prior to the main event. This building, located directly to the east of the Stanley Hotel is, essentially, a smaller copy of its neighbor.
One of the most common question I get on Wildlife Safaris is, “Where are the bears?” It has been estimated that in the entire Rocky Mountain National Park area there are only 24 adult Black Bears. Our bears are rather anti-social and are more nocturnal than bears in many other national parks. The park only
When guests check into the upscale Rams Horn Village Resort, they find upscale cabins that offer mountain-style furnishings, blazingly fast WiFi and flat-screen TVs. After a hike in Rocky Mountain National Park, guests can relax by the pool or grill in front of their cabin before heading to downtown Estes Park for shopping and an
Enos Mills imagined a national park that stretched from the Wyoming border to Mount Evans west of Denver. With the financial support of Estes Park resident F.O. Stanley, a tireless Mills lectured across the country and lobbied Congress. After a six-year fight, President Woodrow Wilson signed the bill on January 26, 1915 that established Rocky
Living in a tourist community with a seasonal economy takes a special kind of business person. One must adapt or fail. Downtown Estes Park took shape in 1905, when Loveland grocer Cornelius Bond formed the Estes Park Town Company and sold lots for $50 along newly formed Elkhorn Avenue. Fred Clatworthy bought two of those
Mid June is peak flower season in the lower elevation meadows of Rocky Mountain National Park. One of the most prolific flowers in the park is the Golden Banner. This pea relative has a unique keel shaped flower structured to only allow insects and hummingbirds big enough to open their trap door petals to get