• Glenwood Springs Heating Up

     
    POSTED September 22, 2014
     

In our recently-released fall issue, don’t miss our destination feature about Glenwood Springs. My family has stayed in Glenwood Springs several times for corporate events, soccer games and getaways, so it is always exciting to hear about new things to enjoy. Since the story was written, I’ve received word about an exciting attraction on the horizon.

Plans are underway to redevelop the historic Iron Springs Spa on the bank of the Colorado River. Iron Mountain Hot Springs LLC, co-owned by Steve and Jeanne Beckley and Mogli and Coop Cooper, has purchased 13 acres west of Two Rivers Park and is going through the approval process with the city of Glenwood Springs. The owners envision a 40-by-60-foot family pool and four smaller relaxation pools all tucked into the hillside, along with buildings to house admissions, changing rooms, concessions and retail operations. The new resort will have a maximum capacity of 300 people and will be operated by Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, which is owned by the Beckleys.

Plans include construction of a watchtower resembling an old water tower similar to one that was on the site in the 1890s, a waterfall feature, a small bridge with a water slide and walkways, heated with water from the hot springs, connecting the pools. The family pool will include an elevated, hotter section where parents can soak while watching their children play in the shallow, cooler pool. Construction is slated to begin this fall with a tentative opening date of May 2015.

Long known as a hot springs destination, Glenwood Springs continues to add more reasons like this to visit and gather in town. Also, not only is the community accessible from other towns by bike trails and roadways; it’s scenic, fun and convenient to arrive by Amtrak.

Temperatures are starting to dip in Seattle, but if you want to get in one last outdoor gathering before winter, consider The Rooftop at WeWork Cap Hill. Located on the penthouse level on 11th Avenue near Seattle’s storied Pine and Pike Streets, the space offers inviting landscapes and spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Capacity: 74.  Bring sweaters and scarves!

 

The Denver Art Museum (DAM) reopened the Lanny and Sharon Martin Building (previously referred to as the North or Ponti Building) and introduced the new Anna and John J. Sie Welcome Center in style with several events in October 2021. The sold-out “Unveiled” opening gala,”Full Circle” housewarming party, member previews, and an opening celebration/free admission day for the general public launched an exciting new era for DAM and celebrated the 50th year of the Martin Building, 

 

The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t stopped the opening of new hotels in downtown Denver with the latest being the 264-room Hyatt Centric Downtown Denver opening its doors on Oct. 26, 2021.