And then the questions begin...
Where to go?
What to do?
Where to stay?
What to eat?
Will ALL the kiddos enjoy it?
Will the parents enjoy it?
Family vacations can be pretty complicated...you've heard the saying, "I need a vacation from my vacation", right???
We all love to get away, but when it's harder to leave than to stay, it's easy to second-guess your decision to go.
May I share some advice? It will save your sanity, and your family will think you are the Vacation Master.
GO TO SNOW MOUNTAIN RANCH.
|The view from our room...GORGEOUS!|
It is, for sure, a hidden gem right here in the Rockies.
We stayed in the Indian Peaks Lodge...one of three lodges on the property. The room, meant for families (and starting at only $96 a night!), had two queen beds and a pull out couch. It included a walk-out deck or patio, private bathroom and a fridge and microwave. What it didn't include was a TV, and we didn't miss it for a second. We were either too exhausted and went to right to sleep, or we hung out as a family by the fire in the lodge and drank hot cocoa. Priceless.
|Playing games by the fire at|
The Indian Peaks Lodge
|Hanging out by the fire in the lodge|
- 5,200 acres of amazing land
- tubing - bring your own or use theirs!
- swimming - thee is a rock wall IN the pool!
- roller skating
- indoor rock climbing
- indoor archery
- ping pong
- floor hockey
- ice skating - this outdoor rink is a real treat
- dogsledding - take a ride or hang out with the dogs!
- sleigh rides - take a dinner ride or some hot cocoa
- snowshoeing - check out the Mountain Man's Cave!
- nordic center
- cross country skiing
- horseback riding
- craft shop - paint pottery, work with leather, and so much more!
Most of the activities are included with your stay, or are available for a nominal fee. Seriously, where can you find THAT these days?
|The Kiva Center|
|Archery at The Kiva Center|
|Riding the trike at the roller rink!|
|Rock climbing at the Kiva Center|
|Tubing (and rolling around in the snow...|
hence the crazy snow-covered face!)
|Roasting marshmallows at The Homestead|
|Sombrero Stables...some lucky|
girl got to sit up in front!
Cabins, both family and reunion sized, are also available but book up quickly, and are perfect for small and large gatherings (and the view! Gorgeous!). The camp is open year round, and there are many spring/summer activities offered during the warmer months, including summer camp for your kids!
I could go on and on and on about Snow Mountain Ranch, and I could not give it a higher recommendation...BUT you simply MUST visit to understand the beauty of this place, physically and mentally. You will want to go back as soon as you drive away. We did.
Check out all the details about Snow Mountain Ranch here! And be sure to tell them that Go Go Family sent you!