Colorado is often sought after for its amazing back bowls, steep and long ski runs and sunny ski conditions. Though winter in the mountains is always a favorite, Denver and its neighboring mountain towns also offer endless possibilities for fun, relaxation and warm weather adventure.  In the summer and fall, travelers can look forward to great hiking, white water rafting, golf, mountain biking, food festivals and concerts. A great deal of development has been taking place in Colorado as it continues to attract tourists and investors. Here are some notable additions to Colorado’s hotel scene.

THE MAVEN at Dairy Block

Denver’s Lodo District is under construction and the vibrant new micro-district Dairy Block is the newcomer on the scene. Dairy Block is a mixed-use redevelopment of the LoDo block that once housed Denver’s Windsor Dairy.  The soul of Dairy Block is the Alley- a walkable area of the city that is now fully open. Dairy Block is home to new restaurant and bar offerings including Denver Milk Market by Chef Frank Bonanno, eclectic boutique retailers and an urban office space running from 18th and 19th between Blake and Wazee Streets.

Spring of 2017, a new urban hotel concept The Maven at Dairy Block opened just one block from Coors Field. The official hotel of the Colorado Rockies offers a special baseball-themed Diamond Suite and unique packages with special access to Coors Field and the games. The hotel with 172 creatively designed guest rooms offers accommodations including 11 expansive suites, 10 Bunk Rooms and 48 Double Queens with high ceilings, large soaking bathtubs, balconies and big windows.

The Maven’s stand out art collection showcases over 400 original pieces by local Colorado artists and its vibrant Poka Lola Social Club bar is a destination in itself with craft cocktails and an extensive beer menu. The hotel restaurant offerings include an Airstream camper that sells baked goods and coffee and the second outpost of Kachina Cantina.  With access to a 4,500 square foot fitness facility, complimentary transportation within two miles, its convenient location two blocks from Denver Union Station and rates starting at $189 per night this newcomer is quickly becoming a favorite among tourists visiting Denver and locals looking for a Colorado Staycation.

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Over the past several years Lionshead has become a premier vacation destination for skiers and hikers that frequent Vail Village and Beaver Creek. The addition of new restaurants, like Tavern on the Square, along with local favorites like Garfinkels, Yeti’s and Mo’s Barbeque have created a buzzing atmosphere and given the village its own identity.  Lionshead has seen new hotel openings such as Marriott and Hotel Talisa and has its own great apres scene offering live music, ice-skating and tons of shopping including Burton, North Face and Double Diamond.

The newest addition to the scene is the recently opened The Lion. The property has studios up to five bedroom residences with panoramic views of the mountains and wrap around balconies. It is truly a gem offering its own ski lockers and rental shop, indoor pool, gym with steam and sauna, kids play room and pool tables, outdoor hot tub and fire pit. The space is modern, spacious and quiet and their ski concierge is located at the base of the Lionshead Eagle Bahn gondola. In just a four-minute walk to the mountain you will find all of your ski equipment waiting for you at the start of each day.

For those who love Colorado and are looking for a great property for investment purposes, The Lion offers multiple units for sale starting at two million dollars. Those looking for a week or weekend getaway can also book a getaway to The Lion and take advantage of all of its amenities including the full kitchen with micro fridge, village bus stop right outside and convenience to the mountain and great dining options.

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Take advantage of Colorado’s dynamic summer season and properties offering lower summer rates. For information on local events and festivals:

Marabou Ranch in Steamboat Springs

Buying A Home in Colorado? Colorado’s Marabou Ranch in Steamboat Springs is offering a unique opportunity to live and play in luxury with a limited number of ranch home-sites available starting at $1.5 million. Owners can enjoy endless amenities – including private fly fishing waters, an equestrian program, incredible skiing at Steamboat Resort & a five-star spa

Celebrating the authentic Western lifestyle, Marabou Ranch offers 1,717 acres of incredible ranch land located just five miles from the Colorado mountain town of Steamboat Springs. More than 75 percent of Marabou Ranch is dedicated to shared open space, designed for families who love the outdoors and an active lifestyle. Each home-site at Marabou Ranch is its own private refuge of at least 5 acres, all offering sweeping panoramas of Colorado’s Yampa Valley, with views of rolling mountain meadows of sage and oak brush and the Elk River. Owners can design their dream mountain getaway, one that is ideal for boisterous family gatherings and quiet evenings on the porch basking in another spectacular Steamboat sunset.

The center of the community at Marabou Ranch is the River House Lodge, which features a gourmet kitchen and a dining room that seats 40, the Dead Horse Saloon, a Billiards Room and an expansive patio with fire pits. Other amenities include the Downstream Spa, which offers a five-star spa experience, the zero-entry kid-friendly Rivers Edge Pool with two hot tubs and a Fitness Center with cardio machines, kinesis strength equipment and free weights.

All owners at Marabou Ranch can enjoy four weeks of lodging each year at the Owners’ Cabins, six luxuriously appointed retreats that are available for use only by property owners and their guests. Nestled along the Elk River, these spacious residences feature dual master suites, a loft, fireplaces, a full kitchen, flat screen TVs, steam showers and expansive decks and can comfortably sleep up to eight people. The Cabins are a relaxing place to stay before your individual home is built; they also serve as a wonderful place for family and guests to visit. Marabou Ranch offers endless opportunities for recreation and the Outfitters Cabin provides all of the gear necessary to get outside and experience Colorado’s Yampa Valley. Marabou Ranch also employs a staff of local Master Guides to share their expert insights and guarantee an incredible experience.

Steamboat Springs recreational options include:

Fly Fishing: Marabou Ranch offers more than two miles of world-class private water on the famous Elk River, along with 10 still-water fisheries that are teaming with fish and access to more than 100-miles of private and public Northwestern Colorado water.

Equestrian: The Marabou Ranch horse program features 20 miles of equestrian trails, a horse barn with five stall and a tack room with custom saddles and a rodeo arena where owners can experience rope and barrel racing, along with cattle drives.

Mountain Biking & Hiking: More than 20 miles of multi-use trails have been constructed and are maintained year-round at Marabou Ranch.

Hunting: Marabou Ranch is home to deer, elk, pronghorn antelope, waterfowl, sharp-tailed grouse and many other species of wildlife. Marabou Ranch’s Master Guides take a limited number of hunters out each season to offer an exceptional experience.

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