A love letter to the Rockies


7 November, 2023


20 November, 2023

Mason Kramer
Mason Kramer is a Senior Travel Advisor at onefinestay. A keen skier and hiker, the Rockies is one of his favourite holiday spots and he has visited many times over the years.
The Rockies have always instilled a deep sense of awe in me that I can’t quite fully articulate in words.

The pure grandeur of the towering summits reminds me how small we are. While winter in the Rockies holds a special place in my heart, all seasons bring endless action-packed adventures and elevated experiences. Here is my guide to the Rockies.

What not to miss

Take in the majestic Maroon Bells in Aspen

Visit the Maroon Bells, one of the most photographed mountain scenes in the United States. It's especially stunning in the fall when the Aspen trees turn golden. From hiking to biking, there are several ways to explore this spectacular site.

Relax at the Strawberry Park Hot Springs in Steamboat

Soak in the gorgeous natural hot springs year-round, surrounded by a serene forest setting, then enjoy a relaxing massage. This is the perfect place to heal your body and soul.

Discover the Pro Rodeo Series in Steamboat

Experience the excitement of the rodeo during the summer months. With various action-packed events (bull riding, barrel racing, bareback riding, etc) as well as musical performances and barbecue, this is a fun activity for your trip to the Rockies.

See the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail

Visit the world's highest botanical garden, showcasing a stunning array of alpine plants, and learn more about the conservation of these fragile mountain species.

Where to eat & drink

Sweet Basil in Vail

A long-established restaurant serving contemporary American cuisine with a focus on fresh, seasonal ingredients, Sweet Basil delivers on every aspect of fine dining.

The White House Tavern in Aspen

This charming restaurant is casual yet upscale. With delicious gourmet sandwiches and friendly service, the White House Tavern is a go-to spot for many Aspen visitors for a reason.

Aurum Food & Wine in Steamboat

This restaurant features seasonal, farm-to-table dishes and an impressive wine list. During the summer months, enjoy their outdoor riverfront seating.

E3 Chophouse in Steamboat

A steakhouse with a focus on locally sourced beef and a beautiful riverside setting, this is the perfect place for a nice evening out with your family or your friends.

Where to stay

Falconhead Grande

Steamboat, Colorado

This extraordinary mountain lodge overlooks the Steamboat area. Complete with fireplaces, professional kitchens, game and movie rooms and hot tubs, this is the perfect chalet for a large group.

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The Bear's Den

Breckenridge, Colorado

This chalet provides the ultimate vacation experience that is guaranteed to take your breath away – from sprawling mountain views to ski-in/out access and superior amenities and entertainment.

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Creek Road

Vail & Beaver Creek, Colorado

This modern chalet’s main allure is its outdoor space which features a swimming pool, a hot tub and cosy seating areas. The inside décor boasts natural wood and industrial touches, with large windows to admire the views.

Discover Creek Road

Your perfect stay in the Rockies