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Pick your perfect coffee shop

These shops are more than just coffee. There are 10 coffee shops in our little mountain town. What sets each apart is not the selection of specialty lattes or the type of roast used (each and every cup is delicious) but the shop itself. Read on to find out how, and to decide which one you’ll visit…

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A Visitor's Guide to Downtown Estes Park

Written by Shaine Smith for Matcha in partnership with Visit Estes Park. Estes Park, Colorado, is surrounded by a treasure of natural and scenic wonders. It’s the perfect basecamp for adventure, boasting more than 300 shops that showcase everything from handmade local goods to outdoor gear to good…

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How to Spend A Day on Lake Estes

Nothing says summer more than a day spent on and around the lake. You’ve probably seen Lake Estes as you are driving into town, you may have even driven over it. Well, it’s the perfect time to get on it. We decided to help you plan your day on the lake. Here’s how it goes: Start off your day with…

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Estes Park's Craft Beverage Boom

For a small mountain village, Estes Park’s craft beverage scene is enormous – and it seems to be growing with each passing year. Now is the right time to discover what’s brewing (and distilling, and fermenting) up here. SPIRITS Elkins Distilling Co. Tasting room and Mercantile Elkins…

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Dine & Drink Al Fresco in Estes Park

When the sun is shining and the warm weather hits, you’ll see Coloradans looking for a sunny patio to even out their well-earned goggle tans. What’s better than enjoying a crisp, citrusy beer or a salt-lined margarita on a charming patio after a long day of hiking? If al fresco dining and drinking…

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10 Unique Places to Stay in Estes Park

By David Obuchowski This is an article about Estes Park, Colorado. But for me, it really begins in New York City in the year 2004. That was the year I went on my first tour with my band. By early 2007, we were doing cross-country tours over a month long, and going out on the road three or four times…

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10 Reasons to Visit Estes Park This Spring

…As if you need that many. Just get up here already! You Can Beat the Crowds The summer season is the big show around Estes Park. That’s when vacancies are slim and national park entrances peak—for the season. We track visitation pretty closely (it’s our job), and we can tell you pretty definitively…

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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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