What a beautiful sight you’ll find with us any night, out here spending Estes Park Christmas in a luxurious cabin with your family. Is there anything that could make for a cozier Christmas, with snowy mountain scenery that will have you believing in Santa and Christmas magic again as you spend the holiday season with your loved ones? Make your Christmas journey one to remember in our Christmas rental cabins!
Get Your Christmas Shopping Done Here
No need to bring a plethora of gifts along when you visit, Estes Park offers plenty of shops to stop in at when you enjoy Christmas in Estes Park. For browsing opportunities, a stroll down Riverwalk is essential to see many of the shops located downtown.
One fun shop to stop in at is the Weathervane of Estes Park at 145 E. Elkhorn Avenue. The store sells so much more than just the copper and brass weathervanes it takes its name from, offering fun gift ideas for the kids such as teddy bears, other stuffed animals, and faux vintage steel pedal cars. Plus, your purchases are wrapped afterward, which will save you the trouble of having to giftwrap them yourself.
For your adult loved ones, consider a wine bottle gift basket with your choice of snacks at Snowy Peaks Winery at 292 Moraine Avenue, which is open every day from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Or perhaps a leather wallet from Thirty Below Leather at 356 E. Elkhorn Avenue, open Mondays to Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Pick up a sweet treat as a stocking stuffer when you pick up some old-fashioned caramels and saltwater taffy from Laura’s Fine Candy’s, located at 129 E Elkhorn Ave. If you’re attending a gathering and aren’t sure what to bring, this is also a great place to pick something up that is sure to be a crowd pleaser. The combo box offers assorted fudge flavors and almond toffee, making the perfect hostess gift., as does the assorted mix which offers at least one piece of each of their saltwater taffy and caramel flavors.
A Delicious Estes Park Christmas Dinner
For those who want a homey touch to their Christmas dinner, no worries. Our cabins come with kitchens that are modern and sleek, with many everyday appliances, serving dishes, and utensils to help you craft an unforgettable Estes Park Christmas dinner. And for those who just want to enjoy their vacation, you don’t have to do any cooking for a great Christmas meal. The Waterfront Grille at the nearby Estes Park Resort will be serving breakfast from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., a buffet from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and a Christmas dinner from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Christmas Activities in Estes Park
You don’t have to miss out on any holiday festivities when you spend Christmas in Estes Park. Many of the local businesses and homes decorate for Christmas, with twinkling lights and displays brightening up the night. Pick up a cup of coffee or hot cocoa from one of the local shops and then enjoy an evening drive around town, viewing the festive lights. There’s even an online map of the Yuletide Lights Driving Tour, guiding you along the best path for light viewing.
Even Santa makes his way to Estes Park for Christmas, and families traveling with children will delight in the opportunity to eat breakfast alongside him at the Waterfront Grille. This year the event will take place on December 21 from 10am-1pm.
Nothing says Christmas like getting out and enjoying the snow-covered landscape. Soak up the fresh mountain air with an outdoor activity such as ice skating. Skate rentals are available at Trout Haven Fishing Pond, where the whole family can enjoy some quality time together. Whether you come during the day with blue skies overhead and views of the surrounding snowcapped mountains, or you plan an evening skate in the cover of darkness with twinkling lights, ice skating is a chance to make fun winter memories with loved ones. Ice fishing is also available at the pond, where fishing sheds are set up for ultimate comfort and all gear is provided. Whether you’re new to this activity or a seasoned fisherman, this is a great opportunity for experiencing the satisfaction of catching your own fish. All supplies, equipment, and bait are provided!
The whole family can enjoy a memorable day sledding on the slopes of Hidden Valley, the former bunny slope of the now closed ski area. Many of the outfitters in Estes Park offer sleds and tubes for rent, so you can enjoy this favorite pastime with ease, flying down the hill and trudging back up just like it’s been done for years. Thaw out in the warming hut that is open on weekends. For those who would prefer a bigger downhill rush, ski and snowboard slopes await at Eldora, just over an hour’s drive from Estes Park. A day trip to Eldora will have you skiing or snowboarding down a range of slopes, from green to double black diamond. All the gear and lessons needed for a day of fun and success are located right onsite.
Beer lovers will appreciate The Barrel’s 25 Craft Brews of Christmas, featuring a new craft beer each day beginning on November 30. This craft beer garden offers eighty-four rotating taps with craft beer, whiskey, cider, mead, cocktails and wine. During the Christmas season, enjoy an additional option as they tap rare kegs and open cases from their extensive cellar.
Whether you’re seeking a low-key Christmas surrounding by the beauty of the Colorado mountains or you want to engage in the many festivities the town has to offer, Christmas in Estes Park is a special time to getaway to the beautiful Estes Park!
A Cozy Christmas on Lake Estes
Imagine waking up on Christmas morning in a charming home with a log cabin interior, soaring ceilings, and two-story windows from which you can gaze out across the landscape, complete with a lake and snow-capped mountains. It’s easy to whip up a Christmas morning breakfast in the modern kitchen equipped with full appliances, cookware, and utensils. Gather around the blazing fireplace to begin the day with your favorite Christmas traditions. Relax throughout the day in your home away from home or start new traditions by getting out and exploring some of the beautiful terrain surrounding Estes Park.
Take a stroll around the Lake Estes Trail, build a snowman in your own private yard, or hop in the heated car with cups of hot cocoa to drive some of the scenic routes in the area, keeping an eye out for wildlife along the way. In many of our cabins, you can close out the Estes Park Christmas holiday by treating yourself to a relaxing soak in the outdoor hot tub, melting away any remaining holiday stress.
Make It a Christmas to Remember
Mountain Village at Lake Estes is dedicated to providing you with an unforgettable holiday experience, leaving you with memories that you and your loved ones can reminisce fondly over for years to come. Our log cabins are the perfect winter backdrop to any holiday plans. Wake up on Christmas morning in the comfort and luxury of one of our Estes Park cabins surrounded by the area’s natural beauty. Browse our Christmas rental options and reach out to us today to get started on planning your Christmas in Estes Park holiday!