Monday, December 24, 2012

Near or far, cutting your own Christmas tree!

What a wonderful way to spend Christmas Eve, cutting a Christmas tree in the San Isabel National Forest near Ski Town Condos! 


With a $10 permit, this is a tradition for many residents and guests of the Rocky Mountain Region.  In doing so, you take an active part in managing your national forests as you celebrate your own family's holiday tradition as  the song "Shoppin' Around for a Christmas Tree" goes.

Colorado package vacation planning is our specialty. Call Ski Town Condos, your Monarch Colorado Lodging choice today to make reservations at 719-539-7928.

Gigi Griefenberg, Owner Ski Town Condos, your Monarch Colorado Lodging Choice

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Monarch Mountain opening December 14, Colorado Ski Package

With 15 inches of fresh new snow this morning at Ski Town Condos, Monarch Mountain announced opening day will be this Friday, December 14!

If you have not made your Monarch reservation, try this great Winter Package: 
5-Day Colorado Winter Package @ $337 to $368 per person, quad occupancy!
Includes 4 nights lodging at Ski Town Condos, 8 adult lift tickets at Monarch Mountain,  4 single-ride snowmobile tour (2 hours), & natural hot springs passes! + 6.8% sales/lodging taxes.
Extra person at $243 up to a maximum of 6 guests per condo.

Colorado package vacation planning is our specialty.  Call Ski Town Condos, your Monarch Colorado Lodging choice today to make reservations at
719-539-7928

Gigi Griefenberg, Owner Ski Town Condos, your Monarch Colorado Lodging Choice

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Colorado's alluring Winter Season is upon us!



We invite you to gather family & friends to savor and enjoy the simple pleasures of a cozy winter getaway at Ski Town Condos nestled in the San Isabel National Forest!

There are few ski vacation rentals in Colorado that can offer access to such a wide variety of activities to choose from any time of year. It is not uncommon for our guests to play at the Monarch Ski & Snowboard area in the morning, spend a little time on the Arkansas River fly fishing or play a round of golf in the afternoon, and steam away their cares in of the many nearby Colorado hot springs before calling it a day.

Winter season has plenty of activities for the "non-skier" with full spa services at the local hot springs, hiking or snowshoeing, a winter horseback ride, zipline tour, local winery & brewery tastings, dog sled rides, and snowmobile tours for the novice to the advanced.

Ski Town Condos vacation rental is the perfect getaway for Salida & Monarch, Colorado. Call today to make your reservation at 719-539-7928 or 866-539-7380

Gigi Griefenberg, Owner Ski Town Condos, your Monarch Colorado Lodging Choice

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Tour Colorado Fall Colors by Road Trip from Ski Town Condos!

With Ski Town Condos vacation rentals located on Monarch Pass, this is the perfect place to stay for your fall color tour!

Starting mid-September till mid-October, the Fourteeners and the surrounding San Isabel National Forest showcase brilliant colors, crisp, fresh air, and glorious views! The wonderful aspect of a colorful Colorado Adventure is that you do not have to be athletically inclined to enjoy.

Monarch Pass and Cottonwood Pass are spectacular drives and offer easy-to-reach views of the changing colors.  A visit to St. Elmo is another trip not to be missed.  Marshall Pass is known as the "fall  color destination"  offering breathtaking views of fall at its best!

Ski Town Condos is the perfect lodging mountain setting for Salida & Monarch, Colorado. Call today to make your reservation at 719-539-7928 or 866-539-7380.


Gigi Griefenberg, Owner Ski Town Condos, your Monarch & Salida Colorado Lodging Choice

Friday, August 24, 2012

Colorado Fall Weekend Getaway

Explore autumn in Monarch Colorado!

Fall is in the air, so don't miss out and book your Colorado lodging now at Ski Town Condos.  Fall Special 7 nights for the price of 5 at $750!

You will want to be well-rested to explore the beautiful fall colors surrounding the San Isabel National Forest via horseback with Granite Mountain Outfitters or ATV rentals from All Seasons Adventures; bike the Monarch Crest Trail; hike the Continental Divide Trail or Colorado Trail; or tackle one of the many hiking trails in the area.

Ski Town Condos is the perfect mountain fall setting for Salida Colorado. Call today to make your reservation at 719-539-7928 or 866-539-7380.
Gigi Griefenberg, Owner Ski Town Condos, your Monarch Colorado Lodging Choice

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Colorado Weekend Getaway, Salida Mountain Wine Festival

Don't miss the 1st Annual Salida Mountain Wine Festival featuring nine Colorado Vineyards!
A day of wine, food, music, & art for $25.
Saturday, September 1, 2012, 11am - 6pm at Riverside Park.


While you are visiting, be sure to visit the 2 local winery tasting rooms at Vino Salida & Mt Spirit Winery.

Ski Town Condos is the perfect mountain setting for your weekend getaway.  Call today to make your reservation at 719-539-7928 or 866-539-7380.

Gigi Griefenberg, Owner Ski Town Condos, your Monarch Colorado Lodging Choice

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Colorado Travel Deals, Salida Colorado Hotel, Monarch Colorado Lodging

Colorado travel deals can't be beat when you stay at Ski Town Condos, a Garfield Colorado vacation rental located in the heart of everything fun!

While the mountains of Colorado receive plentiful press during the winter, it's the summer & fall months that offer the widest array of outdoor options. 

Create your own package exploring the surrounding San Isabel National Forest via horseback, ATV,  jeep rentals, bike the Monarch Crest Trail, hike the Colorado & Continental Divide Trail, or tackle one of the many 14ers in the area.


Or choose a package created by Ski Town Condos:
7-NIGHT SUMMER & FALL SPECIAL AT $750! (7 nights for the price of 5!)

The "Short & Sweet" perfect 3-Night Getaway for $217 per person based on 4 guests!  May 15 till Aug 15, 2012
This perfect weekend Getaway includes the following for 4 guests: 3 nights lodging, half day Raft trip, 2.5-hour Horseback Ride, and a Tram Ride to the top of the Continental Divide! 


5-DAY COLORADO FALL PACKAGE FOR $240 PER PERSON, QUAD OCCUPANCY!
Aug 16 - Oct 1, 2012  This incredible $960 package includes the following for 4 guests: 4 nights lodging, 2.5 hour Horseback Ride, 2.5 hour Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad train ride, & natural hot springs passes!  Fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year and we can thank Mother Nature for that!




Stay & Play at Ski Town Condos -Concierge services at our Colorado vacation rental keep your vacation planning time short and the variety fun! Call today to make your reservations at 866-539-7380 or 719-539-7928
Gigi Griefenberg, Owner Ski Town Condos, your Monarch Colorado Lodging Choice

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Family Reunion Colorado, Arkansas River Rafting, Colorado Ski Package


Planning family reunion trips in Colorado that include Arkansas river rafting or a Colorado snowmobile & ski package just got easier; let Ski Town Condos put an adventure package together for the whole family to enjoy!

5-Day Colorado Summer Package at $310 per person based on 4 guests! May 25 - Aug 15, 2012. Includes 4 nights lodging, half day raft trip, 2.5-hour horseback ride, Baby Doe & Matchless Mine tour with gold panning lessons, the National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum ticket,2.5-hour Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad train ride, & a tram ride to the top of the Continental Divide! +6.8% sales/lodging tax.






5-Day Colorado Winter Package @ $325 to $356 per person, quad occupancy!
This Winter Package includes the following: 4 nights lodging, 8 adult lift tickets, & 4 single-ride snowmobile tour (2 hours)! + 6.8% sales/lodging tax.





Stay & Play at Ski Town Condos - your local experts in Colorado package vacation planning! Call today to make reservations at 866-539-7380 or 719-539-7928
Gigi Griefenberg, Owner Ski Town Condos, your Monarch Colorado Lodging Choice

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Salida's 16th Annual Colorado Brewers Rendezvous, Colorado Weekend Getaway!

Planning a Colorado weekend getaway to the Upper Arkansas River Valley is made richer by the depth of events offered year round. Come join in on the 16th Annual Salida Brew Fest , July 14, 2012, from 1pm - 5pm!

Join CBG and over 45 Colorado brewers in Riverside Park in Salida Colorado for the 16th Annual Colorado Brewers Rendezvous. The Rendezvous is one of the most anticipated beer sampling event in Colorado every year. Tickets are on sale day of the event at the door. As always, we will have root beer for the DD’s and kids as well as local food and music.

As you make plans for your weekend getaway, call Ski Town Condos, your Monarch Colorado Lodging choice today to make reservations at 719-539-7928.



Gigi Griefenberg, Owner Ski Town Condos, your Monarch Colorado Lodging Choice

Friday, June 1, 2012

Salida Colorado Lodging, Family Vacations in Colorado

Family vacations in Colorado are special when you wake up in the pines. Your best Salida, Colorado lodging choice year 'round is Ski Town Condos.

If you haven’t made vacation plans yet, check out the summer deals & packages that may provide your family with some new experiences like rafting the Arkansas River, hiking, gold panning, discovering the 1800’s gold & silver boom days, taking a scenic train ride stepping back in time, and horseback riding while you explore Colorado’s great outdoors.

Stay & Play at Ski Town Condos - your local experts in Colorado package vacation planning! Call today to make reservations at 866-539-7380 or 719-539-7928


Gigi Griefenberg, Owner Ski Town Condos, your Monarch Colorado Lodging Choice

Friday, May 25, 2012

Wine Tasting Colorado Weekend Getaway, Monarch Lodging

Enjoy a relaxing Colorado Weekend Getaway!  Nested in the San Isabel National Forest, Ski Town Condos is the perfect retreat to explore 2 of Colorado's local wineries!

  • Mountain Spirit Winery opened in 1995 and is a family-owned and operated boutique winery nestled in the high country of the Upper Arkansas River Valley. They produce premium wines on five acres of farmland with apple orchards and an old homestead, surrounded by 14,000-foot mountain vistas. The grapes are trucked in after being freshly picked from the Western Slope vineyards of Colorado.  Located 7 miles from Ski Town Condos, winery is open Mon-Sat 10am to 5pm for Tours & Tasting & Sundays starting Memorial Day till Oct 10am to 5pm.  Mountain Spirit Winery wins 2010 Gold Medal and voted Best in Class with their Angel Blush!

  • Vino Salida Wine Cellars opened in 2011 in Salida, Colorado.  Stop by for a casual winery tour and taste lovingly crafted local wine, served with a smile!  Located 18 miles from Ski Town Condos, Tasting Parlour is open daily: Mon - Sat 10am to 6pm, and Sun noon to 5pm.
Stay & Play at Ski Town Condos -Concierge services at our Colorado vacation rental keep your vacation planning time short and the variety fun! Call today to make your reservations at 866-539-7380 or 719-539-7928

Gigi Griefenberg, Owner Ski Town Condos, your Monarch Colorado Lodging Choice

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Colorado Weekend Getaway, Ski Town Condos, Monarch Lodging, Colorado 14ers, Colorado Hiking Trails

For those who can’t get enough of the outdoors, Ski Town Condos at Monarch is your Colorado Weekend Getaway destination! 

There are few activities in life as simple and rewarding as sumitting a mountain. Whether a leisurely hike, half-day trail run, or technical alpine climb, ultimately it's about getting to the top and taking in the view.

Local Hiking Trails - Explore the beautiful local hikes & fishing trails around Ski Town Condos.
Colorado Trail - 500 miles long in the Rocky Mountains between Denver & Durango. It has been described as one of the best trails anywhere, one of the most scenic, and among the best maintained! The trail is a favorite of enthusiasts who hike, mountain bike and ride horseback. (2.5 miles from Ski Town Condos, segment 14 & 15)
Continental Trail- 3100 miles long from Canada to Mexico. Described as "America’s 3,100-mile-long national park", also know as the "King of Trails." (Crosses Monarch Pass at Ski Town Condos)
The Sawatch Range 14ers - located in an area with an abundance of public lands - peaks topping 14, 000 feet in elevation. There are 15 total peaks located in the area of Leadville and Salida/Monarch. 14ers are held in high regard among the country's "peak baggers". 

Stay & Play at Ski Town Condos - your Colorado experts in Colorado travel deals! Call today to make your reservations at 866-539-7380 or 719-539-7928


Gigi Griefenberg, Owner Ski Town Condos, your Monarch Colorado Lodging Choice

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Summer Vacation Packages, Colorado Travel Deals, Colorado Family Vacations

Incredible Summer Vacation Packages at Ski Town Condos

Planning family vacations in Colorado is our specialty.  We put together great Colorado inventive summer vacation packages for friends and families traveling to the Rocky Mountains. Check out our great travel deals!

5-Day Colorado Summer Package at $310 per person based on 4 guests + 6.8% tax!  Memorial Day till Aug 15, 2012. This incredible $1,240 + 6.8% tax package includes the following for 4 guests:  

  • 4 nights lodging at Ski Town Condos
  • Half day Browns Canyon Raft trip on the Arkansas River
  • 2.5-hour Horseback Ride
  • Baby Doe &  Matchless Mine tour with Gold Panning lessons
  • The National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum Ticket
  • 2.5 hour Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad train ride
  • Tram Ride to the top of the Continental Divide!


Stay & Play at Ski Town Condos - your Colorado experts in Colorado travel deals!  Call today to make your reservations at 866-539-7380 or 719-539-7928

Gigi Griefenberg, Owner Ski Town Condos, your Monarch Colorado Lodging Choice

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Monarch Mountain closing day April 8, 2012.

Monarch Mountain closing day is now April 8, 2012.   Monarch Mountain's 6th Annual Parking Lot Cook-Off & Tailgate Party April 8, 2012, is a great way to celebrate the end of ski season and beginning of whitewater season.

Join in on all the fun by reserving your Colorado ski package now at Ski Town Condos for $76 per person, quad occupancy! Includes 1 night lodging & 4 adult lift tickets.

Party Guests are encouraged to whip up their best eats, competing for next year's season pass among other goodies. Contestants will also be judged on decor and spirit, so spiff up your rig and come on up, snow or shine! This event continues to attract closet chefs from around the region. Bring your appetite!

Stay & Play at Ski Town Condos - your local experts in Colorado package vacation planning! Call today to make reservations at 866-539-7380 or 719-539-7928

Gigi Griefenberg, Owner Ski Town Condos, your Monarch Colorado Lodging Choice

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Monarch Mountain, Colorado Ski Packages, Parking Lot Cook-Off & Tailgate Party


 Monarch Mountain's 6th Annual Parking Lot Cook-Off & Tailgate Party April 15, 2012, is a great way to celebrate the end of ski season and beginning of whitewater season.

Join in on all the fun by reserving your Colorado ski package now at Ski Town Condos for $76 per person, quad occupancy!  Includes 1 night lodging & 4 adult lift tickets.

Party Guests are encouraged to whip up their best eats, competing for next year's season pass among other goodies. Contestants will also be judged on decor and spirit, so spiff up your rig and come on up, snow or shine! This event continues to attract closet chefs from around the region. Bring your appetite!


Stay & Play at Ski Town Condos - your local experts in Colorado package vacation planning!  Call today to make reservations at 866-539-7380 or 719-539-7928

Gigi Griefenberg, Owner Ski Town Condos, your Monarch Colorado Lodging Choice

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Spring Skiing Colorado, Kayaks on Snow, Colorado Weekend Getaway

Spring Skiing in Colorado is at its best at Monarch Mountain with the 7th Annual Kayaks on Snow  April 7, 2012, so make plans now for your Colorado weekend getaway at Ski Town Condos in Monarch, Colorado to enjoy the fun - Stay & Play at Ski Town Condos! 

Monarch's signature event. Contestants race head to head, similar to Skier Cross, down a specially designed course featuring berms, banks, and bumps, ending in an icy pond! This is as fun to watch as it is to race. Great sponsors will be on hand to provide plenty of stoke for this unique event. For more information and registration, call 888-996-7669 x-5050.

As you make plans to enjoy the 7th Annual Kayaks on Snow, call Ski Town Condos, your Monarch Colorado Lodging choice today to make reservations at 719-539-7928.

Gigi Griefenberg, Owner Ski Town Condos, your Monarch Colorado Lodging Choice

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Scenic Winter day at Monarch Park!

Gigi Griefenberg, Owner Ski Town Condos, your Monarch Colorado Lodging Choice

Yesterday was a beautiful winter scenic day at Monarch Park.  
Snowmobile tours & cross country skiers were out enjoying the new snow with lots of sunshine!

Stay & Play at Ski Town Condos!  Call today to make reservations at 866-539-7380 or 719-539-7928

Cross-country ski & snowshoe rentals at Mt Shavano.  800-678-0341.


Enjoy Monarch Park Scenic Tour with Monarch Snomobile Tours
800-539-2573

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Perfect day at Monarch Mountain!

Gigi Griefenberg, Owner Ski Town Condos, your Monarch Colorado Lodging Choice

Happy to report a beautiful day with great snow conditions at Monarch Mountain. 
More snow is in the forecast for Friday & Saturday.

Stay & Play at Ski Town Condos!
www.skitowncondos.com
866-539-7380

Monday, January 16, 2012

New Snow and more on the way!

Gigi Griefenberg, Owner Ski Town Condos, your Monarch Colorado Lodging Choice

2.5 inches of new snow & still falling! 

Enjoy a fabulous getaway to Ski Town Condos with Monarch Mountain only 3miles away.
Monarch Mountain is the best kept secret with snow made only by mother nature and down home hospitality!

Stay & Play at Ski Town Condos at Monarch, Colorado!  866-539-7380 or 719-539-7928 
www.skitowncondos.com