Colorado’s Wine Country

I had already been itching to get to our Western Slope, Colorado’s fruit basket and home to our quickly growing wine industry. A quick check on Denver’s upcoming weekend forecast was all the arm-twisting that it took.

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The drive along I-70 is gorgeous. Some of my favorite sections are when you see the first 14-ers in Evergreen, going through Vail,

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and (of course!) Glenwood Canyon. We chose to stay at the Wine Country Inn in Palisade as opposed to our usual Grand Junction. As per our reservation package, they had a lovely snack and a bottle of wine waiting for us. The wine was made from grapes that had grown less than 100 yards from our window.

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Saturday morning, we woke to a breath-taking view over vineyards and mesas. While waiting for our Palisade Pedicab, we took a walk around the hotel and grounds.

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The pedicab is a GREAT DEAL! For $135, Shawn will take you to various vineyards, lunch spots, and will point out local flora and historical interests. I was most impressed with the service that both Palisade Pedicab and the Wine Country Inn provided.

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It was a lovely, relaxing weekend getaway…perfect for two city dwellers/workers desperately in need of some R&R!

 

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