It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and quickly lose sight of what’s important about this time of year. Between the to-do lists, gift wrapping and party planning, the holidays can become stressful before they’ve even begun. Instead of getting caught up in the chaos, consider turning your holiday plans into an amazing mountain escape. This year, instead of worrying about all that needs to be done, have some fun with a holiday trip to Lake Estes. This Colorado is one of the best winter vacation spots and is the most beautiful and inspiring as it is engaging. Whether you’re one for cross country skiing or love to shop boutique stores, Lake Estes has a little something for you. Here are just a few of the many reasons Lake Estes makes for a great holiday destination.

The Holiday Lights: Yuletide Driving Tour

While the skiing and exploring are sure to please, Lake Estes does a phenomenal job of creating a winter wonderland of lights designed for all to enjoy over the holiday season. Drive your way through Estes Park and admire the many lights that adorn homes, businesses and beyond. Official maps of preferred routes are available for guests online, but there’s nothing wrong with winding your way through the holiday fun on a whim.

The Food: Waterfront Grille

Flavor is often a favorite feature of the holiday season and when your holiday plans have you in the Lake Estes vicinity, be sure to set aside time for a meal at Waterfront Grille. Located at 1700 Big Thompson Avenue, this renowned culinary hot spot sits within The Estes Park Resort. Guests will enjoy a variety of savory fare in an upscale setting while making the most lake and mountain views that are hard to top-especially during the holidays.

The Music: New Year’s at the Rock Inn

If your travel plans keep you near Lake Estes through the new year, be sure to make your way to the Rock Inn Mountain Tavern on New Year’s Eve for an annual concert combined with food, beverages, and great company. This cozy and rustic Estes Park stop is located at 1675 Co-66 and is popular for its menu that features comfort food as well as a full-service bar that provides just the right drink for every plate.

Enjoy a Lake Estes Stay

Whether you’re here for Thanksgiving, Christmas or the new year, a stay at Lake Estes is bound to be unforgettable. Make your trip even more memorable by booking beautiful accommodations with the professionals at Mountain Village at Lake Estes. Contact us today for more information on our many property options.