Four Colorado Thanksgiving Getaways for Relaxation

Thanksgiving really marks the start of ski season in Colorado. And, what better opportunity to escape the cooking and cleaning and getaway to a ski resort for some turns on the hill? Thanksgiving dinner made easy is the icing on the cake. It is a good time to head to a ski resort because prices are lower and the hill isn’t as crowded.  But it is also a good time to head to other Colorado areas that aren’t known for skiing. They all can provide an easy Thanksgiving with or without extended family. Most have some really fun value add ons as a part of their Colorado Thanksgiving packages.

Thanksgiving in Vail, Colorado

Vail is truly an alpine winter wonderland with lights twinkling in the snow covered pine trees all winter long. Offering a new reason to be grateful this Thanksgiving season, Antlers at Vail hotel’s Family Feast lodging package provides a perfect holiday getaway. Available Nov. 22 – 25, 2017, the two-night Colorado vacation package provides value pricing for a two-bedroom suite. It also includes a chef-prepared traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings for four people. And to take best advantage of ski conditions and weather, guests can reserve additional days at a 30-percent discount.

Antlers at Vail is offering a Colorado Thanksgiving Package that includes homemade dinner delivered to one of their spacious condominiums.

Thanksgiving at Gateway Canyons Resort

One of the best kept secrets in Colorado, Gateway Canyons Resort, is a luxury oasis in the middle-of-nowhere, Colorado. Surrounded by canyons on all sides this resort is an interesting blend of New Mexican design stye and enchanting vistas. Stay in a spacious Gateway Canyons Kayenta Suite. Or splurge on a oversized Casita for your family for Thanksgiving. Where in Colorado can you see a one-of-a-kind one-of-a-kind 1954 Oldsmobile F-88 concept car, see the canyons from a helicopter, play outdoor laser tag, take a horseback ride among spectacular scenery, relax at the spa, or learn the history of the area from a Curator of Curiosity? In addition the multitude of activities, the resort is offering a reasonably priced Thanksgiving Buffet Dinner.

Thanksgiving buffet dinner at Gateway Canyons.
Colorado’s best kept secret, Gateway Canyons, is offering a reasonably priced Thanksgiving Buffet dinner and fun family activities.

Thanksgiving at Broadmoor Resort & Spa, Colorado Springs

The Broadmoor also has more family activities than you could imagine. There’s hiking through scenic trails, horseback riding and mountain biking, archery or canoeing on Cheyenne Lake. Thanksgiving dining options include two Thanksgiving champagne brunch options and a traditional lunch menu with Thanksgiving specials. There’s an elegant Thanksgiving Champagne Buffet at the Penrose Room and a traditional dinner menu with Thanksgiving specials at Ristorante Del Lago. And, to top it off the Broadmoor is offering 25% off during Thanksgiving, November 20 – 27, 2017.

The Denver Zoo offers a Preview of Zoo Lights November 24 & 25, 2017. Photo: Denver Zoo

Thanksgiving in Downtown Denver

The holidays are a fun time to visit downtown Denver. Thanksgiving week kicks off the holiday season in downtown. The Grand Illumination turns on holiday lights coming on as a part of Downtown Denver’s Winter in the City program. There’s a preview of the Zoo Lights, Turkey Trot and lots of other fun activities. One of our favorite family hotels, The Maven, is still offering their Family Fun Package. I have to imagine that the Crawford Hotel in Union Station is a fun place to visit this time of year.

Header Photo: Jack Affleck / Vail Local Marketing District

6 Replies to “Four Colorado Thanksgiving Getaways for Relaxation”

  1. I spend Thanksgiving home with my husband and friends but I have considered many times spending the holidays somewhere else. I mean, I have several days off and that is a good opportunity to enjoy. i am digging your Colorado recommendations. #FlyAwayFriday

  2. I’ll admit, now that I’m an adult, I love the idea of having Thanksgiving somewhere away from home where I don’t have to do the cooking. It just takes so long and I’d much rather have someone else take care of it. #FlyAwayFriday

  3. Those are some great ideas for Thanksgiving! This is the first year that I’ll be spending Thanksgiving in San Francisco with my boyfriend and his parents. I usually take the long weekend as an opportunity to travel. But I’m really excited to spend it in a real “family” situation.
    Although…. Colorado looks very tempting as well… #FlyAwayFriday

  4. Oh my goodness, the landing photo is gorgeous! It’s like out of a fairy tale or something! Thanks for joining Fly Away Friday – hope to see you again this weekend! xo

  5. Thanksgiving in the USA is so different from in Canada! If I were in the states for Thanksgiving I would love to see the zoo lights! See you at Fly Away Friday this week!

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