Posted on 1/23/2018

Why Winter Park Is the Best Choice for Weekend Getaways from Denver

Do you need a break from the hustle and bustle of city life? Consider planning a few weekend getaways from Denver! Just two hours by train, Winter Park is the perfect destination for visitors seeking a change of pace. With fantastic attractions, unique events, and plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy, a few days in Winter Park will leave you feeling refreshed and restored. Planning weekend getaways from Denver can seem overwhelming. Luckily, our Guest Service Team will help make the entire process a breeze! Request information and we can email a slew of travel tips and tricks, including information on where to stay and what to do while you're here. No matter when you choose to visit, StayWinterPark has you covered!

How to Plan Unforgettable Weekend Getaways from Denver

Take the Winter Park Express

Traveling from Denver to Winter Park is easy when you board the Winter Park Express! The train departs Denver Union Station every Saturday and Sunday from January 5th to March 25th, 2023. Passengers take a scenic ride through some of Colorado's most beautiful landscapes before arriving at the base of Winter Park Resort. Check out the schedule below and be sure to buy your tickets early.
  • Depart Union Station at 7 a.m.
  • Arrive in Winter Park at 9 a.m.
  • Depart Winter Park at 4:30 p.m.
  • Arrive at Union Station at 6:40 p.m.

Shop, Dine, and Explore

After you get off the train, spend a few hours wandering through downtown Winter Park. The area known as Cooper Creek Square offers everything from restaurants and spas to locally-owned boutiques. There's also a playground for kids. It's a great place to unwind and enjoy some quality family time. Local tip: If you're visiting Winter Park, CO, during the week, head to the Village Gazebo at 4 p.m. for live music around the fire pit. Talented local artists can be found here every Wednesday night!

Get Outside

No last-minute getaway to Winter Park is complete without enjoying the great outdoors! Take advantage of Winter Park Resort world-class skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing in the wintertime. Or, plan a spring/summer vacation for endless hiking, biking, fishing, and horseback riding. With so much to do and see throughout the year, it's no wonder Winter Park is nicknamed "Colorado's Playground".

Experience the Best of Colorado with StayWinterPark

When it comes to finding lodging for weekend getaways from Denver, StayWinterPark offers the best options in town. We have a wide variety of vacation rentals to choose from, including private homes, condos and more. Some are even pet-friendly! Whether you're looking for a romantic cabin with a private hot tub or a modern and spacious family home, StayWinterPark has it all. One of our most popular accommodations is 492 Golf Course Circle. This stunning home is located in Tabernash, CO, and features seven bedrooms with spectacular mountain views. Amenities include an elevator, three-car garage, private deck, gaming area, fire pit, and much, much more. 
Check out our current specials and make your reservations today. We look forward to having you!
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