I simply cannot believe that it was a month ago that I was in Georgetown, Colorado with Rich for our post-Christmas/Happy New Year ski vacation. Both of us had never been to Colorado before, so for this trip, I depended heavily on my fellow travelers recommendations on Yelp & TripAdvisor.
Where we stayed: Hotel Chateau Chamonix in historic Georgetown. This town dates waay back to the 1800s when settlers traveled West. The town is so adorable and this hotel cannot be beaten. For the price, the views, and the accommodations, we will definitely be making our reservations here every year.
The best part? After a day of skiing and snowboarding-you can get into the hot tub with a beer on the second floor deck and be surrounded by mountains, watching all the day trippers head back to Denver on route 70-all within the comforts of the hot tub! The staff at the hotel were simply fabulous and our breakfast included a fruit bowl and freshly made croissants every morning. #omnom.
Where we skiied: The Loveland Ski Area was the coolest. As a beginner skier (I have not been since I was 12-13 so I classified myself as a beginner), this was an excellent place to take it easy on the slopes. The average wait time to get on a lift is from 4-7 minutes, sometimes less! It was very affordable and absolutely stunning.I only managed to completely eat it off the lift 2x and to be fair, one time was not my fault. I can also say that we went to the top of the continental divide and skiied down in a near white out, which sounds like fun but it was absolutely freezing and our noses were frozen!
Where we ate: Lucha Cantina. Oh my god. Think of an old Western saloon with a Ratskeller that makes delicious and healthy foods, predominantly Mexican food and you’ve got Lucha Cantina. This place was such a huge hit in Breckenridge so they brought it to Georgetown. Plus, its pretty much the only place open late. I also love a place that serves some delicious local beers.
Mountain Buzz Cafe: I can’t tell you the last time I had a hot chocolate! We came here a few times to order coffee and some sweets. The locals were there eating pizza, which smelled delicious! I was also pleased to find they had dairy alternatives abound!
The Alpine Restaurant & Bar: The center of town. We had reservations here on Friday night. And with the highway shut down, it was PACKED. Live music played in the bar, and it was the type of restaurant that you want to hang out in long after you’ve eaten, which you can do by mosying over to the bar area. Rich and I split dinner both nights here. We did not split our beers.
Next: we are traveling to Milwaukee for some brewery tours and Blue’s Egg: THE BEST PLACE IN THE WHOLE WORLD. Then, DC is up next. Where are you planning your next vacation destination? Anything I forgot about Georgetown?