Springtime in the Rockies

Posted by: admin May 1st, 2014

With the closing of Breckenridge Ski Resort this past weekend, mud season in Summit County has officially begun. Sure, Arapahoe Basin will be open for a while yet, but the tourism rush in our little piece of paradise has subsided for the foreseeable future. But, just because the snow-laden trails will soon turn to muddy pools doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to see and do in the high country. In fact, with lesser crowds to stand in your way and with the rising temperatures, this just may be the perfect time to visit Summit County – and Frisco in particular.

Our charming, historic town of Frisco is often referred to as the “Main Street to the Rockies” or “Summit County’s Base Camp” due to its central location for which to explore all the Rocky Mountains have to offer. So why not plan your next trip to the mountains and stay at “Your Home Away From Home,” the Frisco Lodge – Frisco’s distinctive mountain lodge with historic charm?

Okay good, now you know where you are going to stay (the Frisco Lodge, of course), and why you chose Frisco for your next adventure, you may be asking, “With the ski resorts closed for the season, why would I want to head to the mountains this time of year?”

patio.jpgGood question. As I just mentioned, springtime in Summit County is a wonderful time to sit back, relax and just enjoy the peace and quiet that you simply cannot find in the big city. If in fact a quiet, laid-back experience is on your agenda, why not just enjoy the solitude that the Frisco Lodge has to offer. The unique, central location of our lodge allows you to enjoy the shops, restaurants and boutiques of Main Street Frisco, but then be able to step off the street and into our Lodge’s courtyard … leaving all of your cares behind. Relax among our fountains, decks and gardens, soak in the hot tub or snuggle up to the outdoor fireplace and soak it all in. But, if the spirit of adventure lives strong inside you, then there are a multitude of activities to partake in during springtime in the Rockies.

Located within minutes from our historic bed and breakfast in Frisco, you can find a multitude of outfitters ready to strap you in to some good old-fashioned Jeep romping. Experience all the beauty and history of the area with an open-air jeep tour that will leave your friends back home in a fit of jealousy.

If you prefer to stay clean and you are willing to brave the freezing water temperatures, early season whitewater rafting just might be the thing for you. Spring rafting can be the best time to catch the largest rapids of the season, as the snow runoff is guaranteed to give you the experience of a lifetime.

rafting.jpgFor a little less adrenaline-pumping activities, why not try your hand in fly fishing the Gold Medal Blue River that runs through town? There are a plethora of guide services ready to take you on your first fly fishing mission. But, for an even more relaxed fishing experience, the Frisco Lodge is located within walking distance from the Frisco Bay and Marina where one can find miles of shoreline and deep waters to catch your next award-winning trout.

Hiking can be hit or miss this time of year, but if you are brave enough to challenge the elements, the endless miles of trails – located in our backyard – will be sure not to disappoint. From easy to most difficult, you and the entire family can find a trail to suit every need. In fact, a stress free and beautiful walk or jog along the 25 miles of shoreline around Lake Dillon can be just what the doctor ordered.

Whatever your passion, join us at the Frisco Lodge and experience the tranquility of Frisco and the Rockies, with easy access to all of the wonders and recreation nearby.