Relaxing Weekend in Glenwood Springs

  • October 6, 2011 · 9:00 AM
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Enjoy a 3-day weekend in Glenwood Springs!  Main attraction is soaking in the hot springs, but there are lots of other things to do too.  Ride the tram to the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, shop on main street, enjoy a spa treatment at Spa of the Rockies, visit the Vapor Caves, have dinner on the rooftop patio at Juicy Lucy's Steak House, enjoy dinner at the Italian Underground, have an evening drink on the patio of the Historic Colorado Hotel or enjoy a microbrew at the Historic Hotel Denver's Glenwood Brewery, eat breakfast at Sacred Grounds or the Daily Bread, shop, see a movie, take a walk, ride a bike, or just relax! 

Lodging:  First things first, book your hotel room at the Hotel Denver.  This hotel is conveniently located within walking distance to downtown restaurants, shopping and the hot springs pool.  You can book online at www.thehoteldenver.com or call [masked] or[masked]-6565.  Value Rooms are $99 per night and a Standard or Denver Room is $139 per night.  Arrange with other members for roommates or book a room for yourself. 

Carpools:  Arrange your own carpool by adding a note to your RSVP about your interest in driving or riding.  Meet me at 9am at the Wooly Mammoth Park and Ride located off I-70 and Morrison Road if you want to carpool.  I can take 3 passengers.  Also, we're only gone for a couple of nights, so if you're riding with someone, please travel light so everyone has room for their bag. 

Activities:  Thursday - My plan is to arrive in Glenwood Springs around 1:30pm, check into the hotel and head to the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park for a couple of hours (weather permitting).  I'm taking the Tram ($12) to the top where I plan to enjoy the views and maybe ride the alpine coaster, the canyon swing or take a cave tour ($22 covers the tram and tour). Park closes at 6pm. Happy Hour and Dinner at the Glenwood Brewery. Friday - My plan is to spend the day at the hot springs soaking, reading, and relaxing (weather permitting).  It's $18.95 to enter through the hot springs or $32 to enter through the Athletic Club.  I prefer the Athletic Club because I like the amenities - all the pool towels you want, nice locker rooms, jacuzzi, steam room, sauna, private showers, blow dryers, swim suit dryer, etc.  If you're interested in a spa treatment at the Spa of the Rockies (located at the hot springs pool), I suggest you book your appointment as soon as possible  [masked]).  If the weather is too cool to sit out, I'll probably just hang out in the hot pool. Pool Day Breakfast/Lunch choices - bring a small cooler with your breakfast and lunch to the pool or eat in the restaurant at the pool, or get a stamp and walk to a restaurant outside the pool.  At any rate, I suggest bringing some water and snacks to the pool.  Dinner at Juicy Lucy's or the Pullman.  Saturday - check out 11am.

Restaurants:   My plan is to go to restaurants within walking distance of the hotel.  However, there are many choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner that require driving.

Shopping:  There are lots of little shops within walking distance of the hotel.  I'm not a shopper, so probably won't be joining you for this activity.  There are a couple of grocery stores if you want to buy water and snacks to take to the pool.

Activities:  This is meant to be a relaxing weekend, so there are no cardio activities planned!  However, I do enjoy walking so will probably take some strolls around the neighborhood, across the bridge to the Colorado Hotel and the pool and to the coffee shops and restaurants.  Other than that, it's pure relaxation!!

See you there! 

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  • Marita

    Great time...great people...and great pics!

    October 12, 2011

  • Jo A.

    A great time!

    October 10, 2011

  • Sally

    It was great fun. So glad I went. Thank you, Debiie for planning the event. Joann, thank you for driving and sharing your suite.

    October 10, 2011

  • Coco

    I enjoyed bonding with those of us that weren't there as well!

    October 8, 2011

  • Debbie

    Glenwood is always so much fun and I enjoyed sharing the experience with other great women!

    October 8, 2011

  • Char

    It was a beautiful way to see the end of Fall and the coming of Winter! Also a great bonding experience with those of us that were there. Very fun.

    October 8, 2011

  • Char

    Debbie,
    This was so much fun! Thank you for always putting together such great meetups! You are appreciated ;-)
    Char

    October 8, 2011

  • Char

    I made an appointment for Spa treatments on Friday from 3-5:30PM. I can get ready for dinner at the Spa and hopefully wherever we go will be nearby in case I have to walk there.

    October 5, 2011

  • Char

    We should be able to be there. I'm carpooling with JoAnn, Sal and Ron.
    Char

    October 4, 2011

  • Debbie

    Just checked the weather forecast for Glenwood Springs on Thursday-Saturday and there is a chance of rain. The pool is still enjoyable in cool weather - it's just not ideal weather for laying on a lounger by the pool! We'll enjoy the pool as long as we can and make a group decision on what to do next. I suggest bringing some warm clothes and a jacket for the evening. See you soon!

    October 3, 2011

  • Debbie

    Interested in breakfast in Frisco on Thursday (on the way to Glenwood)? Meet Marita and I around 10:30am at the Log Cabin Cafe located at 121 Main Street in Frisco,[masked]-3947. They're expecting us!

    October 3, 2011

  • Jo A.

    Hi Sal, Coco, Char and Ron,

    The trip should take about 3 hours. So leaving at 8:30 from my house should get us there about noon. We will be picking up Char in Morrison on the way. I will call Char when we leave so she can set her time to be at the park n ride.
    Coco, Ron and Sal, I will call you either later today. If some thing changes, I will email you and will not post on this site.

    Looking foward to the week end.
    Jo Ann

    October 2, 2011

  • Sally

    Where and when are we meeting? My number is[masked]

    October 2, 2011

  • Coco

    Jo Ann, that works for me! I sent you an e-mail w/my number.

    October 2, 2011

  • Jo A.

    Coco, There is room for one more in the room, but not for carpooling. Send me an email with your phone number.

    September 29, 2011

  • Coco

    Char, Jo Anne, or Sal - is there still room for a 4th? If not, I'll ck back with Hotel Denver or other. Thanks!

    September 29, 2011

  • Char

    Hi Jo Ann,
    I just saw your message online. I was looking for an email.

    What days are you going?
    Check your email for my phone number and call me please!
    Char

    September 29, 2011

  • Jo A.

    Char,
    I have been off line for a couple of days. Yes, there is room for you if you want to share with Sal and I. I am driving, so it is possible for you to car pool with us. Let me know what area you live in so we can make a solid plan before the 6th.

    September 26, 2011

  • Sally

    Char,

    I think there is room. Check with Jo Ann. She made the arrangements.

    September 26, 2011

  • Char

    Does anyone have room for one more to share a ride and/or room? I have a car and can drive, or I can ride.

    September 25, 2011

  • Coco

    I called the "Red Mountain Inn" - and have stayed there before. They have lots of room/bed options starting $66 Thur/$75 Fri. w/small refrig and microwaves up to cottage w/3 queens and full kitchen for $112 Thurs/$120 Fri. [masked] or[masked] redmountaininn.com

    September 6, 2011

  • Debbie

    Someone suggested Red Mountain Inn which is 3 minutes from the pool. Ww.redmountaininn.com

    September 5, 2011

  • Sally

    If you already have the reservation. I guess we do have to have a planning meeting. Just put me down.

    September 5, 2011

  • Sally

    I am willing to be in a room of 4. Let's have planning get together.

    September 5, 2011

  • Jo A.

    Wanted to mention if there are four of us in the room, then the cost is 14.50 per night, per person.

    September 4, 2011

  • Jo A.

    I have a room reserved at the Glenwood Springs hostel with 4 beds. This is the only one I could get. It is 58 per night, so if someone wants to share that would be okay.

    September 3, 2011

  • Debbie

    I was told the Value Rooms are SOLD OUT, as well as the Standard and some of the Denver rooms. Feel free to look into other hotels, but be aware it will be difficult for you to stay tuned into what, when and where of the group. I've listed my plan, but things could change depending on the weather and group concensus.

    September 2, 2011

  • Jo A.

    Ron,
    Thanks for this information. What days are you planning to go?

    September 2, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    tThe website for the free public transit bus in Glenwood Springs is http://www.ci.glenwood-springs.co.us/transpo/1a-1.htm
    Great way to get around everywhere in town. Website has route map and time schedules.

    September 2, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Website for hostel in Glenwood Springs is hostelcolorado.com It has two kitchens, outdoor area and is on main drag in town near a Safeway grocery. I plan to cook/prepare some of my meals at hostel.

    September 2, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have made a reservation at the hostel in Glenwood Springs for a single room at $25/night. I can ride the local bus to/from hot springs hotel. Great place to stay....I have stayed in hostels all over the world! I would like to share a ride with someone and pay generously for gas;/oil and 'wear and tear' costs.

    September 2, 2011

  • Jo A.

    Sal,
    Your idea of all interested in sharing a room meet. I available in the mornings over the weekend. Any time during the next week.

    September 2, 2011

  • Janice P.

    Does anyone want to carpool up on Friday instead of thursday and then carpool back to Denver on Sunday?

    September 2, 2011

  • Coco

    I would be interested in sharing a room; looks like Sal and Jo Ann are spoken for!

    September 2, 2011

  • Jo A.

    Sal,
    I would be interesed in sharing a room.
    Jo Ann

    September 2, 2011

  • Sally

    I am looking for someone who would like to share a room.

    September 2, 2011

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