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Kendall Akin

Kendall grew up in Austin and like a lot of Texans do, fell in love with Colorado for its crisp mountain air and couldn't wait to make the move. Kendall stays curious about the world through her love of traveling, conversations with kind strangers & listening to every Avett Brothers song on repeat to find new meanings. She is a National Park lover and is determined to visit all 58 National Parks before she's 58. Her "Estes Favorite" is walking up and down the river walk with a hot cup of coffee.

Do Estes Digitally with Bingo

In these times of uncertainty it is important for us to stand together (6 feet apart) and do what we can for the places and people we love. Sometimes that means playing bingo, social distancing style. Try doing Estes digitally this season so you’ll be extra ready to visit us when all is safe again…

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The Estes Park Required Reading List

While there are endless official guidebooks telling you exactly where to go, when to go, and how to go, there are some unofficial “guide books” that might inspire you as well. Whether that's searching for ghosts at the Stanley, summiting Longs Peak in a dress or just getting outside and doing things…

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3 Way to Explore Colorado's Original Playground

In Estes there’s an adventure for everyone, especially in the winter! Go on a solo snowshoe, earn your turns with friends or sled with the entire family. These are just 3 ways to explore the best of winter. Need more convincing? Here are 9 reasons to visit this winter. Now that you’ve been…

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Bring Estes Home with these Recipes

There’s this push and pull when we go on vacation between a love of eating out and the longing for a home cooked meal. Experiencing the foodie scene of a new place is part of the “vacation package” but I know that when I return home, one of my bigger exhales is eating a home cooked meal. We want to…

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Best Spots to Warm up by the Fire in Estes Park

When you think of “cozy mountain vibes”, does your mind go straight to bundling up by a fire? Ours does. Sometimes the fire is the main attraction and sometimes it’s there to add charm to your dinner – these are a few of our favorite spots to warm up. The Stanley Hotel The Stanley gives you a…

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Make the Most of Estes with the Estes Park Pass

Winter in Estes is a hidden gem that we can’t keep to ourselves any longer. There’s so much to do but the Estes Park Backcountry Pass is where we suggest you start. With everything to get you out in the backcountry, or in front of the fire, the pass makes exploring Estes in the winter that much more…

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Giving Thanks to Estes

With Thanksgiving right around the corner we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to gush about why we’re oh so thankful for Estes. Where do we begin?! We are thankful for our guests who put in the effort to leave no trace and for the ones that keep coming back. We are thankful for how our…

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Thanksgiving 2019 in Estes Park

It’s the holiday season… and Estes is buzzing with ways to celebrate Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is about coming together and giving thanks for the beautiful things in your life. What better place to do that than in Estes Park? Leave the stress of cooking to these places so you have more time to…

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Spooky Estes Stories Best Told Around The Fire

It’s that time of the year where we all find joy in scaring ourselves and convincing each other of the supernatural. Read on for some Estes spookiness… if you dare. The Haunting at the Baldpate Inn In 1911, Gordon and Ethel Mace built a classic log cabin for themselves and several smaller…

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