I feel like I have been running from cold winter trips for so long and during holiday last year I went to Jackson Hole and now am hooked on low temps, snow, and warm drinks. There is something about walking in the snow and feeling like your in the middle of a Hallmark movie! Fast forward to now and I had the opportunity to work with Saint Bernard and shoot a ski look for Cordova. I was so glad that I was able to squeeze in 24 hours in Denver and experience the city and skiing. I’ve always wanted to go skiing but wasn’t committed to the process. Now I can finally say that I am a ski girl, no olympian of course, but I feel like I took on the bunny slopes like a pro. If you are looking for a cold winter trip check out a few places I enjoyed during my 24 hours in Denver.
Where to Stay:
If you have followed along on IG recently then you know that I have been using Safara to book all of my hotels. Safara is the best way to book the trendiest hotels and the best part is you get money back after each booking. I booked The Ramble Hotel through Safara and earned 10% back on my booking.
I am always looking for a cute, boutique hotel to stay in when I travel and The Ramble Hotel did not disappoint. The hotel is located in the River North Art District and only has 50 rooms. It is walkable to tons of bars and restaurants which was super convenient, especially in the snow. Check in was seamless, the rooms were a great size, and honestly my favorite part was the makeup vanity with lights. This is the first hotel that I’ve ever stayed in that had great lighting for makeup and 3 mirrors, a girls dream!
We obviously flew into Denver airport, but if you have never been… it is HUGE! Make sure to get there early when flying back home because we had to ride the train to the terminal, then an 15 minute walk to the gate.
Where to Ski:
Most people think Breckenridge, Vail, and Aspen when you say skiing in Colorado. I am no no pro skier and wanted to go to a smaller ski resort that was less crowded. January is typically busy season and all of the top resorts were 2 to 3 hours away from our hotel in Denver. The snow storm elongated the drive times and made the roads unsafe, and finding an Uber in the road conditions were almost impossible. Thanks to google (what did we do before google?) I found Echo Mountain Ski Resort which was about a 45 min drive away from The Ramble Hotel. It was the prettiest drive up the mountain, and once we reached the top I was in awe of how good God is! All the snow was just beyond beautiful to look at from the top of the mountain, and Echo Mountain has incredible views of the Continental Divide.
Echo Mountain offers on site ski rentals (have to book online prior), it’s affordable, and we even received free ski lessons on the bunny slope from the staff. We arrived at the resort right at opening, so we were the first ones there and the staff was so helpful and made us feel like we were locals. I have nothing to compare the resort to since this is my first experience in Denver, but I will definitly be back.
Where to Eat:
I am sure you are expecting a long list of restaurants, but to be quite honest the restaurant at The Ramble Hotel lobby did the trick with their signature fried chicken. We loved it so much that we ate it for dinner then went and ordered another plate of chicken right before we went to bed. I don’t know what they do to the fried chicken but it so good, and they only offer it for dinner.
Breakfast: We ordered room service, it was just okay and recommend finding a brunch spot if you have time. We ordered room service because we were in a rush to get to the ski resort and wanted to order something quick.
Los Chingones: we grabbed lunched here before heading back to the airport and my steak tacos were good, and I would order them again. Ahmad had a shrimp and lobster taco and recommends sticking with the lobster taco only. The margarita wasn’t great either, but we are from Texas and are use to TexMex.
Short and sweet, thats all we really had time for in Denver. I will be back though so I can report back on a more detailed stay. If you are looking for a fun 24 hour getaway with your boo this was fun and spontaneous. To see more of my trip you can watch my story highlight HERE.