Is there any winter image more romantic or timeless than that of a cozy cabin that shields you from the cold, while you snuggle up in a blanket and sip a hot drink after a day of winter play? If that dream getaway sounds like something you’ve been craving, then we at Mountain Village at Lake Estes are proud to say that it’s an experience we can deliver on with our amazing Estes Park Winter Rentals.
The snow may be falling outside, but in Estes Park, we don’t let that keep us from enjoying every moment of the great outdoors. If you’re looking for activities that go beyond cuddling by the fire, there are so many ways to enjoy an Estes Park winter. Join us for some fun in Estes Park’s winter wonderland!
Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park are filled with a variety of hiking trails. From short strolls to challenging distances, there’s a trail to be found for every ability level. Don’t let snowy trails stop you from taking in the natural wonder of the Rocky Mountains. Just slip on some snowshoes and get to snowshoeing. Outfitters located in Estes Park are ready to equip you with all the gear to get out and explore the trails. The great thing about snow shoeing in Estes Park is that with the wide variety of trails available, there is suitable terrain for complete beginners and for advanced trekkers looking for a challenge. A great trail for beginners is the Bear Lake Trail. This trail offers multiple sights, so you can turn around after snow shoeing to Nymph Lake or continue on to Dream Lake and Emerald Lake, all of which are frozen but beautiful landscapes in winter. Alternatively, those who are fit for the challenge may want to take on Glacier Gorge Trailhead to Black Lake, a challenging 10-mile route.
Cross Country Skiing
Skiing doesn’t have to be fast-paced to be enjoyable. In fact, cross country skiing is a good way to get in a thorough workout while exploring the area without having to deal with lift lines. Sprague Lake is a great place for beginners to give cross country skiing a try, as the 3.3-mile loop course is relatively flat and easy to follow. Another favorite for both locals and visitors is the Eldora ski area, which offers miles of trails with beautiful mountain, alpine, and wildlife views. Eldora offers cross country ski gear rentals for those who want to set out on their own, as well as group and private lessons to get beginners off on their way enjoying the snow-covered trails.
Hidden Valley Sledding
The whole family will enjoy an outing to Hidden Valley to experience the favorite pastime and thrill of sledding! Formerly a ski slope, the Hidden Valley in Rocky Mountain National Park is an excellent place to do some sliding and sledding. And don’t forget other snowy fun like building a snowperson together, making snow angels, or throwing snowballs at each other. The valley policy is to bring your own sled, but you can rent a sled or tube from many of the outdoors shops near our cabin rentals near Estes Park CO. Be sure to call (970)-586-1333 to find out current conditions.
Rent a Snowmobile
Want to traverse the snow in style? There are numerous places nearby where you can rent a snow mobile to do so, such as Backbone Adventures at 1851 North Lake Avenue here in Estes Park. The snowmobiling trails around Estes Park wind their way through wooded, hilly terrain, providing a thrilling ride for experienced riders. Hopping on snowmobile to explore the area is a sure way to get your adrenaline pumping on an exciting winter adventure!
It simply isn’t winter without a festival, and the Winter Festival in January will provide fun for the whole family! Activities will include an indoor ice-skating rink, live music, beer samples from local brewers and free food from local food trucks, and a demo area to try winter sports gear.
There’s also a free shuttle that makes its rounds at various hotels and lodges, including the Estes Park Resort.
Just Take in the Winter Wonder
Not everything needs to be an active adventure. Take a relaxed walk around the town and lake, enjoying the winter beauty before the world reawakens for spring. If you’re lucky, you may spy some wildlife such as deer by our cabin rentals near Estes Park CO.
Sip a Hot Cocoa in Our Estes Park Winter Rentals
After all of your winter fun, you’ll want to just relax in a comfy chair with a nice big cup of hot cocoa, resting in a rustic log interior near the fireplace. Or perhaps even warm yourself up more fully in your own personal jacuzzi. Our Estes Park Winter Rentals are ready to act as your hideaway after your winter excursions. Call us today to get started planning your perfectly chilled vacation.