There’s something magical about those days between Christmas and New Year’s, something ethereal that’s difficult to capture. A time we’re aware of the old year dying and the new year beginning, and we make grand plans about how we’ll spend it. It’s an excellent time to get away from it all and start the new year off on an exciting and adventurous note. When you’re looking for the perfect place to stay for an Estes Park New Year’s consider our rental cabins in Estes Park!
Reconnect with Nature
A time of endings and beginnings is the perfect time to get back to nature and appreciate the dance of the seasons. And whether it’s a day trip to Rocky Mountain National Park or a simple hike around Lake Estes, there’s a lot of natural wonders to be found here in Estes Park. You don’t even have to leave your cabin to do so, as we offer floor-to-ceiling windows with an unforgettable view of the surrounding mountains and lake.
Embrace the Winter Wonderland
At the height of winter, New Year’s is a beautiful time to visit Estes Park. With the landscape draped in a blanket of snow, the scenery is beautiful from the warmth of indoors and filled with fun activities if you come equipped for the weather. The outdoor playground that is Estes Park still offers many activities to keep you engaged during winter months.
Skiing and snowshoeing are both popular winter activities in Estes Park and the surrounding Rocky Mountain National Park. The Park offers countless trails perfect for losing yourself in the serenity of the outdoors. Choose a short loop or challenge yourself with a winding trail, all the while enjoying the mountain landscape and tree branches laced with snow. If any of your New Year’s resolutions involve sticking with a fitness plan, strapping on a pair of snowshoes or cross-country skis is a motivating way to kick things off!
The whole family will enjoy an ice skating venture at Trout Haven on their outdoor frozen pond. With inexpensive entrance and skate rental for just $5 total, this budget friendly activity will have the whole family enjoying the cold winter weather as you glide over the ice. Check out their events calendar for special activities on the ice such as hockey nights and date nights! The YMCA of the Rockies also offers ice skating on Dorsey Lake. Warm up afterward by roasting marshmallows over their open fire ring. There are so many ways to enjoy the snowscape surrounding Estes Park during a New Year holiday getaway!
If you prefer snow from the warmth of the indoors, there are plenty of places in Estes Park to hunker down in the warmth while still enjoying nature’s beauty. Our upscale mountain cabins feature grand stone fireplaces that offer the perfect place for curling up with a good book and a warm drink and watching the snow fall through the floor-to-ceiling windows.
When you’re ready to venture out, the quaint downtown area of Estes Park has an eclectic lineup of boutiques, outdoor shops, restaurants, and cafes that give you plenty of warm places to duck in as you explore the town’s offerings. Even parts of Rocky Mountain National Park can be explored by vehicle as you venture down some of the park’s scenic drives to observe the landscape and wildlife such as elk, moose, and deer from the comfort of your vehicle!
Face the Estes Park New Year with High Spirits
It’s not an Estes Park New Year’s Eve without some of the bubbly. There are numerous bars, wineries, breweries, and distilleries in Estes Park from which you can pick a poison that will whet your whistle. Wine lovers will want to try a bottle from Snowy Peaks Winery at 292 Moraine Avenue, while beer lovers can check out Rock Cut Brewing Company at 390 W Riverside Drive. And those who want harder liquor can find themselves some excellent twists on traditional whiskey at Elkins Distilling Co. at 1825 N. Lake Avenue.
Rejuvenate Yourself at our Spa
With a new year dawning, you’ll want to tackle it after refreshing and relaxing with our luxurious spa treatments. Renters of our cabins have full access to facilities at The Estes Park Resort, including the spa treatment rooms found right off the indoor pool area. Refresh your body with a massage treatment such as a Swedish massage or a deep tissue massage or go for a customized eclectic massage where your therapist will tailor the session to what they intuit of your needs. Or take an hour for a body wrap to detox and unwind.
Warm Up Indoors
Be sure to make the Estes Park Visitor’s Center one of your first stops when you get into town for some tips on the best places to spend your time indoors while in Estes Park. Gather some informational brochures about Estes Park and the surrounding areas and settle into the leather furniture surrounding the warm fireplace. The staff here are knowledgeable and friendly and can provide some helpful insight to help best plan your time. No ordinary visitor center, wildlife such as elk can even be spotted at times from this location! The Visitor’s Center offers a large parking area, is a main hub for shuttles, and enjoys easy to access to Estes Park’s downtown river walk.
You don’t have to spend all your time outdoors to have an enjoyable time in Estes Park! There are plenty of options for those who are less enthusiastic about trekking around in the snow. Open year round, the Peak to Peak Scenic Byway offers a scenic drive for those who prefer to stay within the heated warmth of a vehicle. Stretching from Golden, Colorado to Estes Park, the Peak to Peak Scenic Byway offers a picturesque drive with beautiful vistas and charming small towns along the way. Make a stop in former mining town Black Hawk, which is now booming with casinos. The town of Nederland is home to a small village as well as Eldora Ski Resort, which offers a large network of both downhill ski runs and cross country ski trails. Closer to Estes Park, be sure to stop at the Long’s Peak viewing area and Lilly Lake, which both offer scenic nature views, all from the comfort of your warm vehicle!
Features of Our Estes Park New Year’s Rentals
Though no two cabins are exactly alike, most of our Estes Park New Year’s rentals boast a spacious great room equipped with a modern kitchen and spacious living room. Two-story ceilings with a full wall of towering windows and a grand stone fireplace provide a welcoming area to spend family time together. Reminiscent of a mountain chalet, our lakeside cabins offer up an unforgettable setting for ringing in the new year. Many of our homes boast two master suites, multiple flat screen televisions, an outdoor hot tub, and views of Lake Estes and the surrounding mountains. Get your year off on the right foot when you begin anew in one of our Estes Park cabins!
Spend New Year’s with Us
Count down the seconds to midnight and celebrate a happy new year with us in Mountain Village at Lake Estes. Ring in the new year with your family in one of our spacious log cabins and craft your resolutions in style and comfort with us! Call today to set up your New Year’s in Estes Park with us.