A Great Getaway
Was able to find this beautiful cabin for a last minute weekend getaway. When I looked for a place on VRBO I had used the filter and checked the box for "hot tub" that would be in a cabin/house type dwelling (not condo). This wonderful cabin came up even though it does not have a hot tub... it came up because the owner has listed the access of the Hot Sulphur Springs Resort that is an easy drive two towns away. After perusing all the available VRBO single family type places and considering our budget and the fact that we wanted to take our dog, compromises were in order.
I called Michael to book. Michael was extremely easy to communicate with; quick return calls and responses. On arrival everything was as advertised or better. We came prepared with groceries and had all our meals at the cabin. Only two cabin suggestions: Replacement of the two large skillets. The two large skillets both had the non-stick coating marred or almost missing. There was not any wooden or plastic spatula/utensils that guests could have used to take better care of or maintain the health and integrity of the non-stick surfaces on the skillets. There was one small iron skillet which was great. The other pots and pans are heavy iron or metal and worked out very well. The other suggestion would be hooks in the bathroom for used towels.
We did go to the hot springs at Hot Sulphur Springs, CO. It was a Saturday evening and it was more crowded than we would have liked, but we managed to get two pools at two different times to ourselves...just not the more popular upper pools that are much warmer and nicer, which were filled with several people each. The hot springs were still a pleasure. In hindsight we would go first thing in the morning when the resort opens, or anytime on a weekday, versus a weekend evening.
During our stay the town of Grand Lake just happened to have The Alice in Winterland Festival going on. It was festive and everyone was out to have a good time. We originally planned to ski at Granby Ranch, but while visiting in Grand Lake we saw all the snowmobile rentals and a claim too being the Snowmobile Capital. One friendly visit to Grand Adventures and we were on our way to 4 hrs of snowmobiling in the nearby National Forest and it's 150 miles of groomed and well marked trails.
Temps got low enough that we should have plugged Diesel block heater in on our truck engine. Luckily we found a battery charger and heat lamp to get going on our last day.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
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