When you live in a Colorado mountain town you don’t find too many excuses to leave, especially in the summer. But every once in a while you want a dose of the city and cultural activities that your town doesn’t offer. School has started back. Maybe you are still in need of a few supplies, or maybe you just want to get a dose of the city? We made the short trek to Denver recently to celebrate our daughter’s birthday, to visit our favorite kid attractions (zoo and children’s museum) and to experience the new trendy LoDo Denver hotel, The Maven.
As happened last time we visited, we visited for fun activities but a cool hotel property became the centerpiece of our fun family weekend in Denver. Last visit was to the Crawford Hotel at Denver Union Station. This time we discovered just around the corner, The Maven in the new, upcoming Dairy District in Denver.
We drove in early on Saturday to make a day of the zoo, before heading to the hotel for a nap for our youngest. Our youngest didn’t want to leave the lobby. He wanted to stay and play with a cool metal truck. We finally convinced him that he could come see it later. But then we were derailed again by the cool swings hanging outside the elevators on each floor. I took our daughter to Cherry Creek Mall while tour youngest rested. After we returned we ventured down to the lobby and enjoyed a crafted cocktail at the Poka Lola Social Club off the lobby. This was included as a part of the resort fee and our waiter even served up mocktails for the kiddos. We then made our way over a couple of blocks to Union Station so that our youngest could check out the trains, one of his favorite activities. The hotel itself was so interesting that we made out way back and spent the rest of the evening there.
We enjoyed breakfast out of the airstream in the Maven lobby early the next morning. It was quick, good and easy. Since fun activities were what we came down for we checked out and headed to the Children’s Museum to arrive as it was opening. The Children’s Museum has always been one of our favorite activities. Sadly, our eldest seems to be outgrowing it. At least to we thought until we got outside. Kids of all ages will enjoy the zip swing and water features. They looped round and round the zip swing and then when the line finally got longer made their way to the water feature. We had to drag them away from that when it was finally time to head back up the hill.
It happens to have been perfect timing that LoDo’s newest industrial-chic hotel, the Maven, recently rolled out a new Maven Family Fun Found package. The hotel caters to kiddos with swings outside the elevators on every floor, a fun bunkroom option, an inviting lobby featuring dozens of interesting Colorado art pieces, antique pinball machines in the Poka Lola Social Club and an Airstream trailer that serves breakfast. Starting at $359 per night, The Maven’s new Family Fun Found package includes:
- Accommodations in a Journeyman Bunkbed Room (accommodates 3) or a Journeyman Room with two Queen beds;
- Four passes to the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus;
- To-go breakfast from The Maven’s Airstream;
- Complimentary valet parking;
- Complimentary transportation to and from the museums in the hotel’s courtesy car.
We love experiencing fun new unique hotel properties and The Maven did not disappoint!