This Mother’s Day, forget the flowers, perfume, and housewares. If there’s one thing that any mom wants above all, it’s quality time with her kids. Surprise Mom with an adventurous new experience instead of more stuff. Celebrate motherhood this spring with a getaway to Colorado’s Rocky Mountains – complete with pampering, dining, adventure, and memory-making. Here are some Colorado-inspired weekend escape ideas for making Mom feel like a million bucks. She’s worth it.
Mother’s Day Weekend at C Lazy U
May 8-10 is a special Mother’s Day Weekend at C Lazy U Ranch. Beyond the luxury of C Lazy U (think elegant accommodations, fine dining, and even spa treatments), mothers and their broods can get active and adventurous together on horseback, hiking trails, a ropes course, and even a zip line! It’s a mountain getaway with the perfect blend of thrills and frills. Make Mother’s Day Weekend at C Lazy U luxury guest ranch an annual family tradition.
Brunch on the Royal Gorge Route Railroad
Royal Gorge Route Railroad is known for the excellent cuisine served to passengers as they roll through Colorado’s spectacular Royal Gorge along the Arkansas River amidst 1,000ft cliff walls. This historical route pulls out all the stops each Mother’s Day with a delicious three-course meal and a special surprise treat for every mom on board.
Teatime at the Brown Palace in Denver
In Colorado’s vibrant capital city of Denver, take in some local history at one of its oldest and most revered downtown establishments – the Brown Palace. A luxury hotel dating back to 1892, its distinctive triangular shape is a Denver landmark. The Brown Palace maintains an aura of 20th century opulence, serving Afternoon Tea each day in the grand lobby as a longstanding tradition. The gourmet tea menu includes scones, pastries and dainty finger sandwiches. Don’t forget to reserve ahead for Mother’s Day, as this is a very popular event.
A Stay at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs
A landmark five-star hotel and resort in Colorado Springs, the Broadmoor has been synonymous with luxury in Colorado for generations. The main resort complex sits on the shores of Cheyenne Lake at the foot of the Front Range Mountains. Sunday Brunch at the Broadmoor’s Lake Terrace Restaurant is a grand affair, especially on Mother’s Day. Reservations required. After a memorable meal, spend the day enjoying the resort’s posh amenities and activities, or go sight-seeing with Mom around Colorado Springs. Highlights of the area include the red rock formations at Garden of the Gods, the quaint town of Manitou Springs, and the summit of massive Pike’s Peak – reachable by vehicle or cog train.
Wine Tasting in Palisade
For moms with a knack for wine, Palisade is the place to visit in Colorado. This small Dionysian town on the Western Slope plays host to fun festivals, events and farmers markets from spring to fall. It is surrounded by lovely plateaus, orchards, vineyards and wineries whose doors are open for tastings. Rent cruiser bicycles and pedal to the various stops along the tasting circuit, which is easily navigable with a wine route map. Wine Country Inn is Palisade’s most reputable lodge, and as a yearly tradition they host a special Mother’s Day Victorian Tea.
Hot Sulphur Springs
Treat Mom to spa treatment Colorado-style at a natural hot springs resort and spa. A local favorite is Hot Sulphur Springs. Natural hot mineral-rich water flows into the 21 pools of all different shapes, sizes and temperatures. It’s easy to spend the day just traipsing from pool to pool, soaking up the benefits of minerals like magnesium, fluoride, calcium, potassium, silica, chloride, sulfate, and sodium. Mom will feel like a new woman from the pools and baths alone, but you can add a special bonus to the visit by scheduling a professional massage treatment at the facility’s spa.