Escape the Heat


We left the heat of Phoenix in August to the blissful cool of Vail, Colorado. Our vacation was perfect! We went horseback riding in the mountains, relaxed on our lovely patio overlooking Gore Creek, hiked and explored, and spent one memorable Sunday at the Vail farmer's market and art fair.

There were hundreds of booths with produce, prepared food, art, and unique items for sale. It was a really unexpected treat, all within walking distance of our unit at The Wren.

Another treat was the gondola ride up Vail Mountain. We got to the top and there were a myriad of things to do. We hiked a bit with walking sticks available for us to use free of charge. We had lunch at a nice cafe at the top, and then we took a Jeep ride from there.

The Wren is walking distance to Betty Ford Alpine Gardens and the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater. We took in the gardens and walked to the theater for a free Thursday night outdoor concert. What a great location!

The staff at The Wren was terrific and they made great restaurant suggestions and provided us with area maps and tourist tips. They also had great muffins for us on Sunday morning and provided coffee, tea, and lemonade all day, everyday. Their courtesy and friendly advice made our stay special, as did The Wren barbeque and pot luck.

Add in the incomparable scenery, the wonderful restaurants and shops in the area and the proximity to great mountain towns like Leadville and Dillon, and you have a perfect vacation.

-Nikkin W. from Phoenix, AZ

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