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3 Things to Keep in Mind When Planning Your Family Vacation

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Vacations, although often stressful, are one of the most fun events you and your family can do. Wholly 37% of U.S. families said that vacations make them happy. Unfortunately, vacations can go from fun and happy to stressful and a nightmare in a matter of seconds, so it’s extremely important to take everything into consideration when planning and executing your trip. Location The most important decision you and your family...

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5 Popular Colorado Summer Activities

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Have you ever wanted to visit Winter Park, Colorado in the summertime but felt discouraged because there wasn’t any snow on the ground? Well, worry no more! Winter Park, Colorado is just as beautiful in the warm weather as it is when there is snow on the ground. It is chock-full of different activities and seasonal rental properties that will make any family vacation one to remember. After all, 37%...

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Winter Vacations Vs Summer Vacations

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Family vacations are so much fun and are the number one activity for making families happy. In fact, about 37% of families admit that vacations make them the happiest. They’re just nice because you can let your guard down a little, you don’t have to think about work or your parents or the house or any of that daily drama that stresses you out constantly. Unfortunately, as anyone who’s ever...

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​3 Reasons Families Choose Vacation Rentals Over Hotels

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Taking time off isn’t just fun, it’s actually essential to our mental and physical health. Likewise, spending time with your friends and family helps you maintain a healthy social life. When asked what made their family most happy, 37% of families answered with vacation. And yet, it can be hard to find the time to organize, execute, and actually go on a big family trip. Even when we do manage...

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3 Tips for Your Next Ski Vacation

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Summer certainly isn’t over yet, but there is definitely a chill in the air. To many, it signals the approach of the warm hues and spiced beverages of autumn, but there is something else to look forward to: we are one season closer to ski season. Winter vacations can be as pleasurable, if not more so, than their summer counterparts. About 61% of winter trips are for pleasure, and in...

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​Hitting the Slopes This Winter? Remember These 5 Basic Ski Techniques

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Planning a family ski trip this winter? Whether you’re new to skiing or just need a refresher, make sure you take a look at the following skiing techniques and tips before hitting the slopes. Align your spine. As a general rule of thumb, always make sure your shoulders are positioned over your knees. This will help you maintain your balance and put you in a position of readiness, like a...

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How to Book a Family Ski Vacation: The FAQs

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Headed out on your first ski vacation and don’t know where to start? Nothing is as fun as a ski vacation during the winter! With the snow and the slopes all around you, you will undoubtedly have a vacation to remember. However, you will want to be as prepared as possible. Below are some frequently asked questions about planning and booking a skiing and snowboarding vacation. Q. What does ski...

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Arriving at Your Vacation Rental

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So you and the crew have decided to do a nice ski vacation. You’ve found what area you want to ski at, and the time-frame for going. Awesome. And, if you’ve read some of our previous blogs you’ll have already decided that you’re going to stay in a private home, a condo, or a townhome vacation rental, instead of a hotel. Nice job. But, wait. Which condo or townhome are...

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Getting around town: Winter Park’s Bus Service – The Lift

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Getting around town: Winter Park’s Bus Service – The Lift For those with limited or no personal transportation, or for those who would rather leave the driving to someone else, Winter Park offers a rather extensive shuttle/bus service. Formerly offered through the Ski Resort, the service is now operated by the Town of Winter Park. The service is FREE and is called The Lift. Whether you come to town via...

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Eateries around Winter Park Base – Vertical Bistro and Tap

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News Flash! As of November 2017, the retail space around the base of Winter Park Ski Resort is 100% occupied for the first time since it was expanded over a decade ago. This is great news for nearly everyone involved including skiers, boarders, hikers, bikers, tourists, retailers….well, just about everyone. Need some ski, or snow gear? Got it. Need some summer apparel for hiking or biking? Check. Summer, winter equipment...

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