As mentioned in my previous post, my husband and I visited Colorado in November 2012. After a day in Golden, we headed “for the mountains.” I love how all the locals don’t say a specific city (i.e. Aspen, Breckenridge, Vail). They just say “mountains” and everyone nods their head in agreement. It doesn’t seem to matter where exactly.
After departing Denver, we made a quick pit stop at Red Rocks Amphitheater. It’s a quick 30 minute drive and since we were passing by on our way to Breckenridge, I felt like we needed to see it! For someone who grew up listening to Dave Matthews Band, I felt like this was my mecca. I was going there to pay homage – even though, I hardly ever listen to him now!
There was no entrance fee as it was a chilly morning on Black Friday.
There were quite a few people working off their Thanksgiving dinner. It appears to be a popular training arena given the amount of steps. After reveling in the beauty, it was off to Breck (aka Breckenridge). The drive from Red Rocks is 1.5 hours. It’s such a lovely ride with stunning views. We even got to see some Buffalo grazing.
Therefore, we had to drink a sampler at Breckenridge Brewery!After a quick bite to eat and beverage, we checked into our room at The Village Hotel. This room was clean and in perfect location to the downtown. We had an unexpected problem with our room keys and unfortunately got locked out at 2am after a night of moderate to heavy drinking! Not only did we get locked out, but they key fob completely broke and we couldn’t get into our room. Jonathan at the front desk was wonderful as was Leann the next morning. They resolved the issue in a professional/understanding manner. We ended up in another room altogether for the night while our luggage stayed in the locked room. Despite all of that, I would highlight recommend this hotel.
Prior to the evenings debacle, we met up with friends and did some shopping downtown followed by some eating and drinking. Altitude sickness be damned!
After our eventful night out, it was off to Boulder….