Estes Park

YMCA of the Rockies Offers Plentiful Holiday Event Opportunities

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YMCA of the Rockies Estes Park Center

It’s that time of year when groups are readying plans for holiday events, and employers are looking at how to celebrate their teams. In the fall 2022 issue of Colorado Meetings + Events, we looked at the state of holiday gatherings and found that they indeed are on the rebound. Some gatherings are going big after two years of not getting together or generally scaling back, while others are opting for in-office parties, small dinners, or community service projects. 

The Big Change-Up

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Denver Art Museum

A stunning amount of what’s new in Colorado.

The logical side of your brain is likely concluding that little has happened during the most challenging days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Launches of new additions, renovations and venues have been delayed a bit in some cases, but the amount of new hotels and fresh experiences is simply astonishing.

Impressive Attractions & Venus

Denver Art Museum Introduces Reimagined Campus & New Meeting Space 

Colorado Anniversaries, Records & National Parks

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With entrances in Estes Park and Grand Lake, ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK experienced its highest annual visitation ever in 2016 with 4,517,584 people entering the park (and countless animals of course!), representing an 8.7 percent increase over record visitation in 2015. All months in 2016 set visitation records except for December. The top 10 busiest days in 2016, in order from one to 10, were Sept. 24, July 3, Sept. 4, Sept. 17, July 24, July 10, July 17, Sept. 5, July 23 and July 30.

Mountain Towns Offer Latest Flurry of Fun

As snow returns to Colorado’s high country and anticipation of the upcoming winter season becomes evident among locals, there are some fun announcements of interest for groups from mountain towns and those surrounded by mountains. These are just a few of the many new highlights shared by our friends at the Colorado Tourism Office.

5 Colorado Properties Prove Bigger Isn't Always Better

In Colorado's diverse landscape, travelers find themselves with a plethora of intimate, rustic, agrarian, mountain and lakeside inns. However, many small properties are not able to afford groups the space and privacy needed to host retreats, meetings and largerscale events. We have come up with five incredible options that are truly outside the corporate cubicle.

Della Terra Mountain Chateau, Estes Park

Craft Brewery Scene Continues to Flourish as a Fun Option for Groups

Avery Brewing Company has moved into a newly expanded, $27 million facility in Boulder. Founded in 1993 by father-and-son duo Adam and Larry Avery, Avery Brewing offers free tours and tastings daily and has a menu of smoked meats, sandwiches, salads, southern dishes, and even fried rabbit and waffles.  

Estes Park’s first microbrewery, St. Vrain Brewing Company, opened in early 2015 and features a 15-barrel system, indoor tasting room and outside patio.

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