Date: September 14th, 2009
It’s funny to be thinking about skiing in Colorado when I just took a ride out yesterday through the lush aspen forest around the ranch. But, it seems that a lot of folks are thinking about fun in the snow already. We are getting calls and emails from all over the world- folks researching winter vacation ideas.
As we rejoice in the beauty of summer, I find myself having to dig deep to describe the ranch when it is covered in snow. But, as I dig into that memory bank, magical images fill my head. Snow covering the fences around the ranch, bare aspens csating dramatic shadows on the snow, muffled hoof beats from the horses frolicking, and squeals of joy as folks sled, ski and play around the ranch.
Yesterday, we had a visit from friends of ours who have only been to Vista Verde Ranch in the winter. They were amazed to see all that is hidden below the snow. I enjoyed reminiscing with Don about the carolling on the sleigh at Christmas, and all the fun we have in the snow with guests.
So, what is it like to stay at our Colorado Ski Lodge? Peaceful, serene, breathtaking and personal. We hope you feel like you’ve stayed with friends after you leave, because that is how we look at it. We’ll play with you in the snow- skiing, snow shoeing, sledding, riding, going on the sleigh, and more. We’ll kick up our feet and share some laughs and songs. We’ll treat you to an amazing dining experience. And then we’ll send you off to retire to your cozy and luxurious cabin….maybe you can even fit in a soak in the hot tub on your deck before heading to bed. Whether it be a romantic mountain getaway, a family snow vacation or just a retreat from the world all by yourself, we’ll do our best to make it magical and memorable.
Off I go to head out into the sun and green grass. But now I have visions of snowflakes in my head. We hope to see you when the snow flies!