Snowmass CO

2A4B8075-438F-4CD3-9CBC-B7260C551427The drive from Clark to Snowmass is beautiful. Glenwood Springs Canyon was remarkable.IMG_1049.JPG

We stayed at the Westin Snowmass.  It is a nice ski in ski out. Snowmass mountain is Huge! There  are mainly blue and black runs with very few greens . I like greens , my husband likes blues and blacks. We didn’t encounter any lines at any lifts.

There is a Starbucks at base of Westin where you ski in ski out. You can charge it to your room ! ☕️

Even without any recent snow the runs were all groomed and not too much ice.🎿

The Westin is very nice BUT if you have trouble walking 🚶‍♀️  -get a room near front desk.  To get to our room we had to walk a lot and take 2 elevators.  They built the hotel into the mountain so it is split level ish. Hot cider and hot chocolate and cookies in the lobby was a nice touch.

We ate at The Stew Pot the first night. It is a soup and sandwich place owned by someone from Mississippi( we never met him)  We also ate there again on our  last night. It’s in Snowmass Mall. ( walking distance from Westin)23CDEC96-94BC-4CDE-8B63-AD608AFAFD48

We had lunch at Sams BBQ on top of the mountain on first day of skiing. The views were magnificent. It is pricey but we expected that. We also at had lunch at Gwyn’s High Alpine.  It was similar to other ski restaurants where you can get a lot of things.

We had dinner at IL’Hostria in Aspen. It is a 20 minute drive from Snowmass. It was Italian and delicious . Reservations are a must. I felt like there were famous people in there but i didn’t recognize anyone.

The morning we are left was a big snow storm.  Flight cancelled in Aspen after being on runway for an hour, then 6 hours in airport,finally rebooked leaving out of Denver at 540 am the next day.  United airlines booked us a shuttle to Denver. Our drivers name is Calvin.  He’s 75 years old.  He’s diabetic. I hope we make it.D8A7028A-97B6-4FBB-B387-4A45421BD6E5

Clark CO

This is a blog so i can remember where I’ve been and what i enjoyed while there!

I like to get recommendations and give recommendations.

We just visited The Home Ranch in Clark CO.  If you can fly into Hayden/Steamboat Springs then I would recommend that. If you have to fly into Denver and rent a car,  The scenery is beautiful . It’s about 3 1/2 hours .

The food is outstanding at The Home Ranch. The cabins are very cozy and comfortable. You can do a lot or do a little while you are there. I enjoyed trying snowshoeing for the first time on the many trails they have. It is just like hiking or walking. I also enjoyed riding horses which I have not done much before. The rides are very enjoyable and beautiful.

We also enjoyed riding out to the pasture in the sleigh to feed the 78 horses. It is a daily activity that is not to be missed.  The horses all come running when they

hear the  sleigh .

We did not try cross country skiing but most people do that. They have easy flat pastures you can learn to cross country ski on.

The Town of Clark Colorado is very small town-ish. A visit to the Clark Store  is also a must.  The owners of The Home Ranch also own The Clark store. It has everything you would ever need in it. We love the local coffee called Stout Trout and take home a bag or two.

If you go in the summer the fly fishing is fabulous. It is an Orvis endorsed place. Another activity is hiking Hahn’s Peak. There are views like you’ve never seen!

Another place to stay is a The Glen resort. It is on The Elk River and has cabins that are very comfortable. There is also a restaurant there that is very good and very local.

I highly recommend visiting Clark CO.