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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.

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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How to Stay Warm in Estes this Winter

Winter adventure can be intimidating because well, it’s cold. We’ve gathered some ways for you to keep warm this winter in Estes (hint: it’s easier than you think). At your home away from home The speediest way to achieve ultimate coziness is in your lodging. Choose a cabin with a hot tub that…

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Estes Shopping Tips

Here in Estes, store owners are taking extra precautions to ensure your safety while shopping. We don’t want you to miss out on the idyllic experience that is strolling up and down Elkhorn Avenue, and Estes Park is a pretty great place to find the perfect Christmas gift. So consider these to be our…

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Giving Thanks to Estes

With Thanksgiving here already we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to gush about why we’re oh so thankful for Estes and the strength of this community. 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…

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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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Support Local Artists and Musicians in Estes

Art and music are the personality of any town, but especially in a town like Estes that has so much inspiration living in its back and front yards. Here’s how we can show some love to the soul of Estes right now. Virtual Friends of Folk Festival When? Every Tuesday in September; 5-8pm This…

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