You must know that when you live in Colorado, you have breathtaking vistas every day. Sometimes it’s not enough to just enjoy the mountain views from a Denver freeway, you need to get out there and experience it for yourself.
Manitou Springs in the Fall
A dear friend gave me an overnight to the Cliff House in Manitou Springs last year. We finally got around to using it this weekend, and what a gorgeous weekend to get out of town! Denver’s weather the past few days has been in the upper 70’s, sun dappled with red and orange trees and clear. Driving to Manitou Springs we had sweeping views of the Front Range as we passed through the city of Colorado Springs.
Colorado Springs Real Estate
If you happen to be interested in what’s happening in Colorado Springs real estate – check out my friend Mariana Wagner’s web site, Colorado Springs Real Estate Connection. Mariana and her husband Derek offer a wealth of information and knowledge about their market and what’s happening in the city to Denver’s south.
The greatest thing about Colorado is our proximity to so many world class getaways. You don’t have to hop on a plane for a weekend (unless you’re an ocean person) and you don’t have to spend a fortune filling up your tank. Plenty of places are an hour or less from Denver.
Manitou Springs still feels like an old west town (with plenty of kitschy gift shops hearkening back to the old days.) You can take the cog railway up to Pikes Peak, visit the Cave of the Winds, hike around the Garden of the Gods or just wander around town with an ice cream cone. There’s a fun arcade in the center of town with games I played as a child. I still love skee ball! Classic Victorian architecture is found throughout town, and most buildings are lovingly maintained.
When you’re relocating to Denver, remember to let me know ahead of time so we can plan your house hunting trip and build in plenty of time for your own weekend getaway.