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OT/cross post - Grand Junction vacation advice

Posted by happytobehome (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 8, 08 at 19:01

Hi!

I posted this in the Home Decorating conversations forum and it was suggested I cross post here, so......

We're headed to Boulder, CO soon for our semi-annual visit with the in-laws. In the winter, we head to a ski resort for a few days, and in the summer we try to make a side trip. We've been to Colorado Springs, Glenwood Springs, Telluride, Denver, Golden, Summit County area, etc...
This year, we're thinking about a trip to Grand Junction. If anyone lives in Grand Junction, or has vacationed there, I'd really appreciate any information regarding hotels, restaurants, site-seeing, outdoor adventures (biking, hiking, rafting, fishing) etc.... I understand there are a lot of wineries there also.

I'm open to other destination suggestions for side trips from Boulder too! We'll be staying over a night or two, but would like to keep the drive to a half day at most.

Thanks a bunch!


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RE: OT/cross post - Grand Junction vacation advice

You might check out the hotel situation in Grand Junction - they're experiencing a major energy boom and decent rooms are in very short supply - we were up for a youth sports tournament in May, and even 6 weeks before, were unable to book a decent hotel. We finally found a hotel, but oh-boy.........


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RE: OT/cross post - Grand Junction vacation advice

Glad you made it over here Happy. I'm bumping this so someone will see it. There are at least 2 people from GJ so hope they respond.

David is right, so much has changed over there and with this time of year there is the Wine Festival, Peach Festival, a huge week of country western stars and oil is moving in production heavily.

Perhaps a search for a B&B and definitely plan ahead. You can look at Fruita, Palisade or even go south a bit. If you consider white water rafting, call the companies and they can suggest hotels too.


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RE: OT/cross post - Grand Junction vacation advice

Thanks emagineer & david52,

I have already found a hotel through hotels.com -- Hawthorn Suites. DH refuses to stay in anymore B&B's, and still refers to the last one as "The Bates Motel". Unfortunately the trip my be postponed a few weeks -- DH is working on a big case and might not be able to get away as planned.


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