Date: June 24th, 2013
Out of curiosity (that’s the marketing geek in me coming out) I did a search this morning for “Colorado all-inclusive resorts”. I was pretty surprised at what I found, and in some ways more surprised by what I didn’t find.
Top of the list were a bunch of paid ads. Some of them were for Colorado dude ranches, some were for website that bunch vacation destinations together, and some were for places like Sandals. The one that made me laugh the most was the one for an all-inclusive resort in Mexico.
In digging a little deeper, I found that when I visited the websites that list a bunch of places, those listings were exclusively dude ranches. The only non-dude ranch listing that I could find was for a Club Med in Crested Butte.
The other lists that came up were articles that have been written about some of the best all-inclusive resorts, but most of them were not in Colorado. I am biased towards the Travel + Leisure article titled “America’s Best All-Inclusive Resorts“, as we did get a nice mention in that story. But, it’s still not a Colorado only listing.
So, the moral of the story? Besides fun sleuthing around, I think someone needs to write an article on the best all-inclusive resorts in Colorado. I am a firm believer that all-inclusive resorts are a big draw for people who want to simplify their vacation planning. So, it would be great to provide a platform for folks to find places in Colorado. I guess dude ranches are truly the original all-inclusive vacation, but I’d love to find out more about other types of resorts that exist in this beautiful state!