Estes Park Winter Festival Guide

Estes Park Winter Festival Guide

Estes Park Winter Festival Guide

The Estes Park Winter Festival is one of the premier annual events in Estes Park, Colorado! The festival happens every year in January over Martin Luther King Jr weekend. Festivities will be on both Saturday and Sunday at the Estes Park Events Complex.

Whether you’re looking for family fun, live music, or some of the best local Colorado beer, the Estes Park Winter Festival is an event you don’t want to miss! If you need a place to stay near the festival, our Estes Park vacation rentals have everything you’re looking for.

A Winter Festival for the Family

There is no shortage of fun activities for the kids to enjoy at the Estes Park Winter Festival. Choose from many different things to do including the silent disco, inflatable bounce houses, an obstacle course, photo booth, and more! There will be live music on both Saturday and Sunday that features a diverse selection of local bands and renowned musical artists.

Food vendors will offer a variety of options and local breweries will allow you to sample many different types of beer from around the state. Food and drink tickets will be available for purchase at the festival and can be purchased ahead of time for a discount. While you’re in town, be sure to check out the many winter activities in Estes Park!

The Famous Chili Cook-Off

One of the best parts of the Estes Park Winter Festival is the Chili Cookoff. The cookoff is sanctioned by the Chili Appreciation Society International, which means this is no ordinary chili competition! You will get to taste some of the best chili recipes in Colorado as they compete to be recognized as the festival’s top chili recipe. 

For the first time ever, there will be a second chili cookoff starting in 2020. This chili cookoff will be focused on nonprofit organizations and will raise awareness and funds for these organizations that benefit their communities! If you’re interested in entering the contest, you can visit the Estes Park Winter Festival website to get all the details.

Transportation and Parking

Parking will be available at the Estes Park Events Complex where the festival is held. We recommend getting there before noon to secure your parking spot. If the lot is full or you prefer to take a shuttle, Estes Transit operates a free shuttle service that will travel between the stops around town and the festival. 

The shuttle is a great way to get around town without having to worry about the hassle of parking and driving a car. There are multiple park and ride stations around town to minimize your driving time.

Tickets and General Information

The Festival will be held on January 18th – 19th, 2020 from 12pm – 4pm at the Estes Park Events Complex located at 1125 Rooftop Way Estes Park, CO 80517. Tickets can be purchased online from the Estes Park Events Complex and range from $5 to $30 depending on if you decide to purchase food and drink ahead of time.

If you haven’t booked your lodging for the festival, check out our wide selection of Fall River Village condo rentals that are located only a five-minute drive away! We offer fully equipped condos and all the amenities you’re looking for, including heated pools and hot tubs.

Planning The Ultimate Family Reunion in Colorado

Ample outdoor space is one of the main reasons that Fall River is an excellent Colorado family reunion venue.

As the days become longer and the weather heats up, many quickly realize that summer will be here before we know it. Among the daydreams revolving around ice cream, picnics, and sunshine, family reunions are another warm-weather staple. And if you and your family are looking for the ideal venue for your family reunion in Colorado, Fall River Village Resort is a worthy consideration.

Colorado Family Reunions in Estes Park

Perfectly located along Fall River’s Riverwalk and only two blocks from downtown Estes Park, Fall River Village has several amenities making it an excellent choice for a family reunion in Colorado. Not only can each family enjoy the comfort of a separate condo, but they can also still come together for fun and games in one of our meeting areas. 

The 750-square-foot community room is ideal for gatherings of up to 35 people and includes a stainless steel refrigerator-freezer combo, two smart TVs, and accessible bathrooms. Outside features include a recreational space with fire pits, grills, hammock, yard games, and a picnic table. What more could you ask for? How about a free shuttle to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park?!

Colorado Family Reunion Vacation Rentals & Amenities

The lodging is arguably the best reason to have your Colorado family reunion at Fall River Village. Our accommodations provide a premier vacation experience with the perfect balance of convenience and luxury amid a beautiful alpine backdrop. Ground-level condos feature cement patios, and upper-level condos have a balcony. 

The kids and kids at heart will undoubtedly appreciate the heated outdoor pool and hot tubs. At the same time, those looking for serenity will enjoy the scenic mountain vistas of the Continental Divide, Longs, Peak, and Lumpy Ridge. Lastly, three distinct floorplans are available for poolside, riverside, or mountainside lodging.

Estes Park Lodging | Make Memories in the Mountains

An exterior view of an rustic yet elegant vacation rental in Estes Park, CO.

If you’re planning a Colorado family reunion in Estes Park, the time to make your reservations is now! Not only do these rooms fill up quickly, but you’ll need to get a head start to ensure neighboring accommodations. When you’re ready to book, simply reach out online to discuss your plans, and we can go from there. Meanwhile, you and your loved ones can begin browsing our vacation rental collection to find out which condos will work best!
If you still have questions or want to iron out any pressing details, feel free to call us at 970-325-6864.

Extraordinary Estes Park Wedding Venues | Fall River Village

A young couple exchange vows atop the Skyview rooftop, one of Colorado's finest outdoor wedding venues.

With its iconic mountain backdrops, renowned Skyview rooftop, and awe-inspiring scenery, it’s no surprise that Fall River Village Resort is atop the pinnacle of Estes Park wedding venues. From high-touch lodging services to peerless open-air reception space, it’s easy to see why so many couples choose our unique location. So if you’re hoping for a Colorado mountain wedding you and your guests will never forget, look no further than Fall River Village Resort.

Skyview Wedding and Event Center

One of the primary features that set Fall River Village Resort apart from other Estes Park wedding venues is the spectacular Skyview Wedding and Event Center. Not only can couples exchange their vows amid an otherworldly mountain setting, but this state-of-the-art venue boasts a weather-proof ceremony space and a contemporary reception area with the capacity for up to 110 guests in a resort environment. What’s more, the bride and groom can create a bespoke wedding experience by choosing from an array of catering options and wedding vendors. Take advantage of the picturesque Rocky Mountains scenery and say “I do” at SkyView!

Top-Tier Onsite Estes Park Wedding Accommodations

Besides the epic ceremony and reception spaces, we also offer an impressive selection of onsite lodging options. At Fall River Village, we understand the many challenges that can arise when hosting a wedding, and finding a place to stay for all your guests is no exception! Thankfully, we can provide several condo and townhome rentals in the resort that are well within walking distance of the wedding venue. Guests will enjoy easy access to the pedestrian-friendly Downtown Estes Park and fall in love with everything our mountain town offers, from specialty stores to eateries and more.

Estes Park Wedding Packages

Our wedding packages are another appealing aspect of celebrating your nuptials at Fall River Village. Here is what you and your partner can expect: 

  • An entire day of exclusive use of the Event Center for you and your guests
  • Event setup starting at 10 a.m. The rooftop ceremony space can be enjoyed until 10:00 p.m.
  • Event cleanup one hour following the event, from 11:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
  • Walkthrough with the caterer, vendors, and Fall River Village staff 30 days prior
  • Site use for a photography session
  • Fall River Village digital image release
  • One-hour rehearsal time for the week of your wedding
  • Two hours of complimentary use of Fall River Village’s community room. You can use this for a guest welcome event, wedding preparation space, or post-wedding brunch
  • Facility management during the event
  • A complimentary honeymoon suite for the night of your big event
  • Customized setup of the tables and chairs for the ceremony and reception
  • Your choice of a full-service licensed caterer
  • Recommendations for preferred local vendors
  • An interior dance floor.

More details can be found on our Skyview Weddings page.

Luxurious Estes Park Weddings with Fall River Village Resort

A dining room hall set for a wedding dinner.

You’re bound to find an assortment of Estes Park wedding venues while searching for the perfect location. Still, suppose you’re looking for a cut above the rest that promises to deliver an unforgettable wedding experience your friends and family will talk about for decades. In that case, Fall River Village Resort is the answer. Find out more by visiting us online today!

An Estes Park Romantic Getaway Hosted by Fall River Village

A young couple share an embrace as they enjoy their Estes Park romantic getaway.

Making our way through the thick of winter and beginning a new year, there’s no better time to reflect on our relationships. Going out of your way to spend time as a couple is always crucial. Still, the cold weather and early sunsets create the perfect opportunity to maximize our time together before spring arrives. If you and that special someone have never been to the Rocky Mountains, you should strongly consider planning a romantic getaway in Estes Park. And whether you’ll be on your first vacation as a couple or celebrating years of dedication, Fall River Village Resort is the ideal place to do it!

Romantic Getaways in the Colorado Rockies

Estes Park is a top-tier romantic getaway destination with picturesque alpine scenery, brisk mountain air, and seemingly endless things to do. Whether you wish to go sightseeing amid the backdrop of the Rockies, do some shopping downtown, or simply hang out at your vacation rental, Fall River Village Resort offers an unmitigated to plan your days. Here are seven wintery ways to set the stage for an unforgettable retreat with your significant other.

Beyond Charming | Estes Park Vacation Rentals

An aerial view of Fall River Village on a winter night.

Finding things to do in Estes Park for a romantic getaway couldn’t be any easier! And if you’re looking for well-appointed accommodations to match an incredible vacation with your better half, Fall River Village Resort has you covered! We offer an assortment of one-bedroom lodging options that are perfect for couples hoping to set the stage for an intimate escape. To learn more, call 970-325-6864 or reach out online!

10 Quintessential Estes Park Winter Activities

A trio of friends enjoying the Estes Park winter while cross country skiing atop a mountain hillside.

With its mountain charm and seemingly endless recreational options, it’s no secret that Estes Park is a premier vacation spot. And even though some travelers may think of places like Vail or Breckenridge when it comes to Colorado cold-weather fun, there are many indoor and outdoor Estes Park winter activities to choose from. Whether or not you’re a snow enthusiast, you’ll find plenty of fun in our beloved alpine town. So to help give you some ideas on spending time here during the winter, Fall River Village Resort offers a few suggestions for everyone from foodies to adventurers. 

Things to Do around Estes Park in Winter

From eating and shopping downtown to trekking the backcountry at Rocky Mountain National Park, the Estes Park area has much to offer. Here are ten of our favorite Estes Park winter activities.

  • Snowshoe hiking is a must-do experience for winter sports enthusiasts in Estes Park. Although some corridors may be closed because of weather, many trails remain accessible. Just be sure to check the road conditions.
  • Ice skating on Dream Lake is a nice addition to your Estes Park winter bucket list, but you’ll want to go with a partner! Handwarmers and a blanket are a good idea too.
  • Backcountry skiing at Rocky Mountain National Park is the ultimate outdoor winter adventure for expert-level skiers. Colorado Mountain School can get you started.
  • Sledding and tubing in The Hidden Valley will lead to countless memories for friends and family. We’ll even give you some directions.
  • Indoor rock climbing is an excellent way to find adventure without messing around in the cold snow. Estes Park Mountain Shop has one of the best climbing gyms in the nation!
  • Swimming in winter doesn’t have to be a “polar plunge” when you pay a visit to the Estes Valley Community Center! They also have a great gym if swimming isn’t your thing.
  • Downtown Estes Park offers a casual segue to take in some fresh winter air while you enjoy shopping, restaurants, and art galleries. The best part is you can walk there from Fall River Village Resort!
  • Tours at The Stanley Hotel are the best way to explore its longstanding history. Day and night tours are available, and there’s no waiting list!
  • The Aspire Spa & Fitness Center offers a premier wellness experience to help you find balance on your getaway.
  • Live music events and community festivals are a staple for any Estes Park vacation, and winter is no exception! Whether at The Stanley Hotel or nearby, you’re bound to find some top-tier entertainment! 

Premier Estes Park Condos and Vacation Rentals

Fall River Village in Winter

For additional options, check out our attractions page for more Estes Park winter activities. Now that you’re familiar with some things to do this winter, it’s time to plan your mountain getaway with Fall River Village Resort! But before you start making that itinerary, you’ll want to browse our collection of vacation rentals, condos, and townhomes! For more information, reach out online or call 970-325-6864 today!