Rocky Mountain National Forest and Boulder, Colorado- Hotel Boulderado
|Rocky Mountain National Park
The drive was highlighted by a giant elk that started walking along the side of our car as we got closer to the exit of the park.
When we finally arrived in Boulder, we spent the night at the historic Hotel Boulderado. Located right in the center of town, Hotel Boulderado was built in 1909 and has been a staple of the city ever since. We particularly enjoyed taking a ride on the original, manually operated elevator and having a cup of coffee surrounded by the beautiful architecture of the lobby—in addition to the fantastic guest rooms!
If you’re staying at the hotel or just passing through the area, be sure to check out License No. 1, which is in the basement of the hotel. The bar was recipient to Boulder’s first liquor license. It features a speakeasy ambiance in a labyrinth of unique rooms that’ll have you living vicariously through prohibition, while sipping a cocktail.
All in all, we found Colorado to be one of the most dynamic places we’ve ever visited. I’m sure we’ll be back one day soon to find out what the famous skiing is all about.
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