A Romantic Summer Weekend in the Rocky Mountains, CO
Estes Park, CO
lodging
Romantic RiverSong Bed & Breakfast Inn
The town itself is cute, the brisk, fresh mountain air making it even more enjoyable. It naturally lends itself to a romantic getaway, the Romantic RiverSong Bed & Breakfast ups the romance a notch. We stayed in the Wood Nymph room, where the storybook theme stayed true.
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CO, United States
outdoors
Bear Lake Trail
Bear Lake is one of the more popular destinations in the Rocky Mountain National Park, which is already one of the most trafficked National Parks in the US. Sunrise is probably the only time you can get it to yourself (it’s big enough to share with the few photographers and their tripods who will be there). Watching the colors change with the sunrise, the mountains beyond come into view and light up, the birds start singing, and the lake start reflecting – you will write a song about it when you are there (but hopefully not sing it too loud to break the peace).
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CO, United States
outdoors
Emerald Lake
This trail takes you past three other lakes, a couple of waterfalls (if you are lucky!) and a few inquisitive squirrels. It’s a decent hike, brisk enough to start off an energetic day, but not hard enough to send you to your bed in agony. It’s also quite a popular hike, so early morning is the best time to do it!
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Estes Park, CO
restaurants
Scratch Deli & Bakery
After Emerald Lake, grab sandwiches for lunch from Scratch Deli and set off to the RMNP again. This time, your goal is to drive on the Trail Ridge Road, which is carved into the mountains and goes all the way up to over 12,000 feet before descending on the other side. It’s an awesome drive because you get to see the changing flora and fauna as you go up – and experience a change in seasons too! When we went in August, we could still spot snow in the high elevations!
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Grand Lake, CO
outdoors
Grand Lake
It reminded me of an old Western film. The lake is usually brimming with water activities, it’s fun to watch and/or participate!
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