Beaver Village Condos by StayWinterPark are very proud to announce we have been awarded the “Loved by Guest Certificate” from Hotels.com certificate

This award honors businesses that consistently earn top ratings from Hotels.com.  Our guests that have stayed at Beaver Village gave us a rating of 4.3 out of 5.  This overall rating is reflected in the exceptional unit ratings and reviews of our professional front desk, concierge services, and housekeeping.

The Beaver Village condos offer a large variety of accommodations ranging from hotel rooms to fully furnished 4 bedroom condominiums.  All units have been recently renovated to provide a wonderful mountain getaway and include full kitchens (except the hotel rooms), fireplace, balcony, DVD player, hair dryers and complimentary wireless internet.

The Beaver Village Clubhouse also has the main check-in office for the property, indoor pool and hot tubs, guest coin operated laundry, sauna,  lobby area with free wi-fi and fireplace as well as a large meeting room for group gatherings or corporate meetings.

For your next Winter Park vacation, stay with us at Beaver Village and find out why so many of our other guests enjoy this experience and property!

Summer Fun in Winter Park – beat the heat and get ready to kick off the festival season in the COOL mountain air!

The official start of summer was on June 21st with the celebration of Summer Solstice, which is the longest day of the year and typically the hottest day of the year.  This is very evident by the scorching temperatures that have occurred around the US this week.  Daily high temperatures in Phoenix were 117 degrees for the 3 day in a row; Las Vegas has temperature from 113-117 and Palm Springs is forecasted to be a toasty 120 on Wednesday.  The heat will also extend into Texas with triple digit temps and upper 80s to low 90s in the mid-west.  Sounds like a need to escape and enjoy “mother natures natural air-conditioning” and beat the heat with StayWinterPark!  We offer a number of vacation rentals in the cool Rocky Mountains with daytime temperatures in the 70s and 80s.  Check our weather widget on the home page – see the relief you can enjoy and check out latest Deals to save you money on your escape!

Winter Park is also ready to start enjoying festival season!  Starting tonight, FREE live music at Hideaway Park with Big Head Todd and the Monsters; followed by 8:30pm Eric McFadden at the Winter Park Pub and 10pm party at Ullrs with Secondhand Street Band. This is a wonderful preview of a weekend of music – get out to enjoy the 15th Annual Blues from the Top weekend.

Friday – 6pm-8pm All Star Blues Jam at Cooper Creek Square.  6pm Tone & the Vibe at Winter Park Pub.  8pm – Cary Morin at Denos.  9pm – Category 5 featuring Jimmy Vivino & Kate Moss 3, Dany Franchi with Jimmy Carpenter & My Blue Guys at Smokin Moes.

Saturday – 11am – Blues festival at Hideaway Park – a full day of music, food and drink.  7pm – Lee Rogers Band at Winter Park Pub.  9pm – Blue Star Connection with Little Hurricane, C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band at Smokin Moes.  10:30pm – Dragondeer at Ullrs.

Sunday – 11am – Blues festival at Hideaway Park – second full day of music, food and drink.  9pm – Andy Irvine’s Blues Collective at Winter Park Pub.

StayWinterPark still has a few rooms left (BOOK NOW before we are sold out!)  You can park the car and be within walking distance of all the events.  We also have vacation rentals in Fraser if you prefer a quieter weekend and need pool time!

Start planning your 4th of July weekend – call us at 1-800-215-6535 to book your mountain getaway and look forward to enjoying events galore – pancake breakfast, fishing derby, fireworks, bike and running races, live music and more!

 

 

 

 

Trail Ridge Road is now open to visitors from June through mid-October, the 48-mile route between Estes Park to the east and the Town of Grand Lake to the west, takes in some of the finest scenery in Rocky Mountain National Park. It can take a long time to clear the road, it can take up to 42 days to get the road ready for visitors. Eleven miles of the route travel above the tree line, this is the longest and highest paved road in the United States. The route has been dubbed an All-American Road — a designation given by the US Department of Transportation defining Trail Ridge Road as a unique roadway that is considered a tourist destination. Estimates on how long you’ll need to enjoy the Trail Ridge Road vary somewhere between 2 and 4 hours i just depends on you. To avoid the worst of the traffic from wildlife consider setting out for the drive early in the morning or later in the afternoon. While driving you’ll climb over 4,000 feet during the first few minutes of the ride. The scenery plays like a moving geological exhibit. The high tundra area is suggestive of landscapes you’d see in Alaska or Canada. Despite the barren feel of the terrain, colorful alpine plants blanket the rugged ground in the summer months like colorful carpets tossed out to dry in the sun. We suggest to take advantage of the many pullouts along the road, where you can stop to look at views that change as rapidly as the altitude. But, think twice before wandering off for a hike: rangers don’t recommend hiking at altitude until you’ve adjusted to the thin air. Don’t mistake the altitude and make sure you stay hydrated to avoid elevation sickness. Book a stay with us and start your adventure in Winter Park.

Memorial Day is much more than just a three-day weekend and a chance to get the year’s first sunburn. Memorial Day a day to remember those who have fallen to let Americans enjoy their freedom. A little bit of history on how Memorial Day became a day that Americans celebrate it was originally known as “decoration day.” Decoration Day for the practice of decorating graves with flowers, wreaths, and flags. Federal Decoration Day, was established in 1888, allowed Civil War veterans, many of whom were drawing a government paycheck, to honor their fallen comrades without being docked a day’s pay. In 1967 the Federal government declared “decoration day” as Memorial day and has been celebrated ever since. In 2000, Congress established a National Moment of Remembrance, which asks Americans to pause for one minute at 3pm in an act of national unity. Memorial Day was originally celebrated on the 30th of May, but is now celebrated the last Monday in the month of May. At Stay Winter Park, we would like to extend our gratitude to our veterans and active duty military members. Since we honor our veterans and active duty members we offer a great deal to those people for this weekend. Come on out to Winter Park and get a great weekend of rest and relaxation.

Corporate and executive retreats with StayWinterPark – enjoy the beautiful Rocky Mountain scenery and plan your next company gathering with us.

StayWinterPark offers a number of condos at our Beaver Village property that can accommodate groups from 20 – 400 people.  All of our vacation rentals have a full kitchen, free Wi-Fi access, flat screen TVs and updated interior decor.  The main clubhouse that has indoor pool and hot tubs, sauna, lounge area, on-site check-in services, concierge and meeting room space including kitchen facilities ideal for corporate retreats and meetings.

Hi Country Haus is located in the downtown area of Winter Park, providing easy access to shopping, restaurants and outdoor activities year round.   These condominiums have full kitchens, cable TV, fireplaces and a newly constructed clubhouse with indoor pool, indoor and outdoor hot tub, lounge area with fireplace and flat screen TV, small kitchenette, locker rooms and small workout room.  The meeting room space is located at the front of the property with lots of windows.

Meadow Ridge is located in Fraser, which is 2 miles from the main downtown area of Winter Park.  These condo rentals offer wonderful mountain views, private patio or balcony depending on the individual unit location, fully equipped kitchens and free Wi-Fi access.  The centrally located clubhouse provides a medium sized meeting room, outdoor heated pool and hot tub, sauna, workout facilities and tennis courts in the summer.

In addition to these condominium complexes, anyone interested in an exclusive, high end residence for a small executive retreat, StayWinterPark offer a number of select private homes to fit the bill.  All of these vacation homes provide large open floor plans, seating for 8 to 16 people, Wi-Fi access, private balconies and plenty of bedding.

Our concierge services are available to help in your event planning prior to your arrival and during your stay:  outdoor activities, dinner reservations, full service catering options, welcome receptions, team building activities and meeting set up.

Our dedicated group department is ready to help plan your next corporate or executive meeting, contact us by filling out our group inquiry form, call us to inquire about our off season lodging specials and vendor partnerships.  We would love to have you visit Winter Park!

 

Vacation Specials in Winter Park – May 2017

Spring is finally here and it’s time to start planning your spring and summer getaway to Winter Park with these great vacation specials with StayWinterPark!

We offer over 270 different vacation rentals in the Winter Park area – choose from hotel rooms to 7 bedroom luxury vacation homes.  All properties have something special to offer for your vacation getaway – our condos have clubhouse amenities that include swimming pools, hot tubs and some with workout facilities.  Our town homes offer the feeling of a private home, but with a smaller price point and most have private hot tubs, gourmet kitchens and lovely mountain views.

Looking for something more special in a mountain escape?  Rent one of our cozy cabins – 1, 2 or 3 bedroom cabins have a rustic feel with all the 21st century amenities.

For a larger group or family and if your company wants to save money for an off season corporate meeting or team building experience, any of our private vacation homes will fit the bill.

Vacation Specials in Winter Park – Book any 2 nights and save 25% – this includes Memorial Day!

As a “thank you for your service”, StayWinterPark has the best deal in vacation special in Winter Park for active duty, active reserve, retired military and our veterans – BOGO 50!  Pay full price for 1 night and get 50% off your second night of lodging.  This exclusive offer is valid for stays in May and June.

Now that the weather beckons outdoor adventures,  call us for Stay and Play deals at Pole Creek Golf

Club or Grand Elk.  Bike rentals, days at the spa, white water rafting, horseback riding, dinner

reservations and any activities to complete your vacation are available with a quick call or email to our Concierge.

 

 

Winter Park CO Summer Solstice – get ready to celebrate and save on lodging for the summer!

June 20th is the first day of summer and the Summer Solstice – the longest day of the year.  This year will have an added bonus of a full moon which has not occurred in 70 years.  The full moon in June is also refer to as the “strawberry moon” as the Algonquin tribes named it to coincide with the best time to pick the fruit.  It’s also known as a “honey moon” as it stays close to the horizon and can appear to take on an amber color and appear larger; or a “full rose moon” as it is referred to in Europe.  The moon will hit its peak fullness at 6:02 am CDT.

The sun is up just under 15 hours on the solstice depending on your latitude or distance from the equator.   Check the Sunrise and Sunset Calculator for how many hours of sunlight you will get to enjoy on Monday.

The celebration of solstice derives from the Latin word “solstitium” meaning “sun standing still”.

Other fun facts: Stonehenge has significance in this day dating back hundreds of years as it was the most popular place for Pagans to celebrate and it famously aligns to the solstices and about 20,000 visitors are expected to visit the site on this day.

Pagans believed that this midsummer day holds special powers as this is a time when the veil between this world and the next is at its thinnest.

Festivals involving bonfires, picnics, singing, viewing the sunrise and Maypole dancing.

Staywinterpark and Destinations West will be celebrating this day with the 3rd night free!  This offer is valid for stays between June 20th and September 30th – act soon!  This offer will expire on June 30th.

Additional deals that celebrate the “official” start of summer:

  • 2016 marks the 100th year of our national parks stewardship (official birthday is August 25th).  Rocky Mountain National Park is only 40 minutes from the downtown area of Winter Park.  Great reason for an overnight stay and day trip to the park.
  • On Wednesday June 22nd and June 29th – watch for our “Flash Sale”.  These special offers will be valid for 24 hours only and too good to miss!
  • Stay and Play golf packages. We have a number of great vacation rentals, including a private home on the Pole Creek Golf course.  Stay 2 nights and 1 round of golf at Pole Creek for $204 per person.  This package price is based on 2 people in a 1 bedroom.  You can customize your package with other lodging choices and golfing at Pole Creek, Grand Elk or Headwaters.
  • New Properties:  We love to highlight our new rental accommodations.  We have a new private cabin and luxury 1 bedroom condo.  The Trailhead Lodge 1 bedroom is located in the heart of downtown and next to Hideaway Park.  The lush interior provides a getaway that can’t be beat and includes amenities of outdoor heat pool and workout facilities.   Our second new rental is located 2/3 of a mile from downtown at the Snowshoe home.  This authentic cabin has a private outdoor hot tub with magnificent mountain views and large picture windows.

Check out the up to date calendar of events – new exciting festivals, free music and plenty of outdoor activities for an unforgettable summer vacation.

Call us at 1-800-215-6535 or 1-800-545-9378 we have reservation specialist to help plan your best summer vacation.

 

 

 

Golf season in the mountains – it’s that time of year again to enjoy golfing at one of the four great Grand County golf courses. Winter Park, Colorado is an optimal location for golf season for its close proximity to all of the courses. Whether you want to practice your swing or play a round, there are options for golfers of all abilities in and around Winter Park.

Pole Creek Golf Course

The Pole Creek Golf Course is located minutes from Winter Park. This course is Grand County’s only 27-hole, public course. Pole Creek features three 36-par, 9-hole courses suitable for every skill level – Ranch, Ridge and Meadow. The 7,107-yard course features lush fields, significant elevation changes, two ponds and five lakes. There are also a variety of wildflowers and even wildlife to be seen. Amenities include the clubhouse restaurant, Bistro 28, a pro shop and rentals. Improve your game by using the practice facilities (putting green, driving range and chipping green) or taking group or private lessons. Appropriate golf attire is required.

Pole Creek Golf Club won the 2015 Caggys Award for the Reader’s Choice as one of the best mountain courses.

Grand Elk Golf

Grand Elk Golf features an award-winning, 18-hole course with low lying vegetation and rolling terrain designed by Craig Stadler and Tripp Davis. The creative and challenging course was inspired by some of the inland courses of the British Isles and is suitable for all players from juniors to seniors. Amenities include a golf shop, the Grand Elk Grille, serving “golf casual” food, and practice facilities with target greens, short-game practice area and putting green. There is also a pool and hot tub. Rentals, including GolfBoards, and lessons are available. Appropriate golf attire is required.

Granby Ranch Golf Course

Granby Ranch has an award-winning, 18-hole course suitable for golfers of all skill levels. The par-72 course has spectacular mountain views, rolling terrain and strategically placed sand traps, lakes and ponds to make for an exciting game. The Granby Ranch Golf Course amenities include a range, putting and chipping green, pro shop and the Granby Ranch Golf Academy. Players can work with a PGA-certified club fitter for lessons, clinics and camps. Rentals are available on-site and appropriate golf attire is required. No metal spikes allowed.

The Granby Ranch Golf Course is a favorite of locals and visitors for its friendly vibe and Rocky Mountain views.

Grand Lake Golf Course

The Grand Lake Golf Course is the farthest from Winter Park but still less than an hour’s drive away. This 18-hole, public course borders Rocky Mountain National Park and has rolling fairways surrounded by lodgepole pines, aspens and native flora. End a day of golfing at the clubhouse restaurant, Sly Fox or keep practicing at the putting green and driving range. Additional amenities include a pro shop, rentals and lessons. Appropriate golf attire is required.

An additional recreational option when you are done with your round of golf is to visit Rocky Mountain National Park and downtown Grand Lake – the western gateway to the Rockies.

Book the Perfect Lodging for Your Golf Getaway

Play at one or all of these golf courses near Winter Park surrounded by sweeping mountain views and fresh air. Prepare for a unique mountain golf experience in Grand County by booking your accommodations with StayWinterPark. For stunning views and a ninth tee-box right outside your window, consider 492 Golf Course Circle, a private home located in The Fairways at Pole Creek. Or browse through our other vacation rentals to find the perfect lodging for your Winter Park golf outing!

Check out the lodging specials, book online or call us – we’re here to help make your getaway a memorable one.

Festival season is almost here in Winter Park Colorado.

We think the best time to visit Winter Park is in the Summer!  There are huge music festivals, outdoor events, beer, food and wine celebrations and so many other amazing things to do outside:  biking, hiking, golf, horseback riding, whitewater rafting and fishing all under that marvelous Colorado sunshine.  You’ll be sure to sleep soundly every night of your visit – you’ll be so tired from having too much fun and adventure. Make Winter Park you summer destination today.

14th Annual Blues from the Top:  This is one of the top music event in the region including performances by Jimmy Hall, Eric Gales, Samantha Fish Band and many more!  If you are a music lover, Winter Park is THE place to be!  Staywinterpark and Destinations West are excited to be sponsors for this year’s event.

34th Annual Winter Park Jazz Festival:  For over 30 years, Jazz lovers have come to Winter Park to enjoy world class performances.  Book soon so you don’t miss this year’s line up including jazz legends Anthony Hamilton, Hazel Miller and the Isley Brothers.

Divide Music Festival:  This brand new festival in the mountains this year.  Some big acts from all over the world will perform – see Cake, Blondie, Kid Cudi, The Fray – many, many more!  This festival will also have some of Colorado’s best craft beers, local food artisans and crafters.

Divide Music Festival

Divide Music Festival

Winter Park Beer Festival:  The 6th annual event on August 6th.  This year is estimated to be bigger and better than previous!  Enjoy a huge variety of brews, mountain views and great live music.  Check out Staywinterpark as the proud lodging sponsor!

Still thinking of visiting Winter Park this summer to enjoy one of these great events?  NOW is the time to book your stay.  This is the perfect time to choose from our large inventory of wonderful Winter Park properties and better yet SAVE money!

Book now and save 20% off 3 nights or more!  This offer is for new bookings only and may not be combined with any other offers.  Certain nightly minimums and blackout dates will apply.  Book your stay by April 30th to take advantage of these great deals!

Ride the Rockies

Ride the Rockies cyclists pass by Lake Granby as they head towards Rocky Mountain National Park on Thursday morning. Byron Hetzler/Sky-Hi News

Call us at 1-800-215-6535!

April fun in the mountains of Winter Park CO!

Hard to believe, but there is only 1 month left of the Winter Park Ski Resort’s 76th year.  The Winter Park side of the main resort will be closing on 4/24, but Mary Jane will stay open until May 7th.  Make your lodging plans with Staywinterpark and save with one of our great lodging deals for this month.

April 2nd – Winter Park Wipe Out.  Don’t miss the fun of costumes and contest – scavenger hunt, unique challenges and specials for snow tubing and skiing.

April 9th – Free music at the WP Resort for the Coors Light Base Bash with Andy Straus Live.

April 16th – Free music with Kenny Lee Young for the New Belgium Music Series

April 23rd – Springtopia – Afternoon of free music featuring 3 bands at the resort.  The Rick Lewis Project, G.Love & Special Sauce and headliners:  American Authors.

April 24th – closing day!  Noon to 3pm – watch competitors enjoy the obstacle course and skimming or sinking at the pond.

April 30th & May 7th – free live music at Mary Jane.

 

It’s not too early to think about summer once you have enjoyed all the fun in April!  Staywinterpark is offering some early summer specials and the Fraser Valley will be hosting a number of music festivals and events starting at the end of June.  Call us today to book or sign up for our newsletter so you won’t be left out in the cold.