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  • Monday, December 17, 2018

5 Ways to Enjoy Your Winter Getaway in Estes Park

With snow-covered mountains, fewer crowds, and wintery-white trails it’s truly a winter wonderland here in Estes Park. There are many ways to discover the beauty of the season with activities like snowshoeing and sledding. Here are five ways to enjoy your winter getaway in Estes Park.

Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing

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There are many ways to explore Colorado’s backcountry, but snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are some of the best activities to do so. Rocky Mountain National Park offers many hiking trails that transform into a white blanket of pristine snow waiting to be uncovered. Winter is also a great time to explore some of these trails that tend to be overly populated during the summer!

Enjoy these snowshoeing trails in Estes Park.

Warm your spirits

A great way to stay warm during your winter getaway to Estes Park is to sample a good sip of whiskey. Estes Park has quickly become Colorado’s whiskey destination, with independent distilleries popping up like Dancing Pines Distillery and Elkins Distilling Co., it’s easy to find a tasting room to cozy up to. Visit the Stanley Hotel to sample from Colorado’s largest selection of whiskey.

Mark your calendars for the Whiskey Warm Up, March 2nd, 2019 for a weekend of unlimited samples from over 20 distilleries, a souvenir tasting glass, and live music.

Enjoy these other places to stay warm this winter.           

Estes Park Winter Festival

The Estes Park Winter Festival is a favorite event that celebrates the local flavor and charm of Estes Park in the winter. Celebrate the season with award-winning chili, local beers, and live entertainment. It’s a weekend not to be missed.

View here for Brynwood on the River lodging options for all Estes Park events.

Winter wildlife viewing

While Estes Park might be known for its ample wildlife viewing opportunities in the summer and fall, winter is also a great time to catch a glimpse of our beloved local fauna – without the crowds. View everything from moose and elk to a variety of birds during your winter getaway in Estes Park.

Sledding and tubing

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Hidden Valley in Rocky Mountain National Park is THE place to bring the kids and feel like a kid again with their sledding and tubing slopes. The wide-open, former bunny ski slope now serves as a gateway for fun in the snow via a sled. Don’t worry, it’s an easy walk back to the top so you can go and go again!

Stay at Brynwood on the River

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When deciding on Estes Park lodging for your next winter escape, be sure to browse our affordable cabins and vacation rentals at Brynwood on the River. For your winter getaway to Estes Park, we are currently offering your third night free when you book two nights! We are conveniently located in the heart of Estes Park, close to all your Estes Park winter adventures.

Take advantage of our Stay ‘n’ Play special book your stay with us today!