One of the most overlooked elements when planning a road trip is, where you are going to stay.
Some may think it doesn’t matter because you are only going to be there to sleep but I highly disagree!
Where you stay can make or break the whole experience.
So when you are planning your trip, don’t leave out this very important detail.
After all, you are taking a vacation so you can relax and escape everyday life so shouldn’t it be amazing?
Skip the stark, cold hotel room and give you and your family an experience you will always remember.
Here is your list of what to look for when picking a place to stay:
Must Offer Fun Activities Nearby
Whether you are a history buff, adventure seeker, antique collector, or just really love to be in the mountains, there is something fun for everyone in Canon City.
One of the most popular attractions near Canon City is the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park. The bridge is the highest suspension bridge in the United States. You can walk across the bridge which is suspended 956 feet above the Arkansas River.
In addition to walking over the bridge, there are also gondola rides, ziplining, rock climbing, train rides, an amusement park, and so much more.
In town, you can enjoy a historic walking tour or a wine tasting at The Winery At Holy Cross Abbey.
Canon City is only about an hour away from Colorado Springs and only about ten minutes away from Florence, CO which is famous for being the “Antique Capital of Colorado.”
For the adventure seekers, there is rafting, jeep tours, fishing on the Arkansas River, and more!
The thing that you need to top off all of this fun is a beautiful cabin by Royal Gorge Bridge.
Must Have a View
After all, you planned this trip so you could enjoy the scenery and experience something new right? So make sure to choose a place that has an amazing view for you to wake up to every morning.
At the Royal Gorge Cabins, you have an outstanding view of the mountains that you can enjoy from your private patio.
In the morning you can sit and sip your delicious coffee and take in the beautiful surroundings.
And at night, you can enjoy the amazing sunset with a view of the Royal Gorge Bridge on the horizon and then after dark, look up at the stars while you sit around your very own fire pit.
Must Be Comfortable
Pick a place to stay that you never want to leave.
Imagine walking into a beautiful cabin that is warm and inviting. With big picture windows and an indoor/outdoor fireplace. You can cozy up on the couch with your favorite people.
After a busy day of adventuring, you want to come back to comfort. You will feel right at home while you enjoy a glass of wine, maybe watch a movie, and make dinner in the full kitchen.
If you don’t feel like cooking, there is a great restaurant right across the street.
With a premium, comfortable mattress, your own private luxury bathroom, flat-screen TV’s and free wifi, you will have everything you need.
That’s what vacationing should look like!
Must Have Amenities
No matter where you stay, the amenities are, possibly, the most important part.
You will feel like you are being pampered with the delicious coffee in the mornings and your own personal fire pit, complete with wood brought to you daily and a fire starting kit.
Take the family outside and grill up some dinner while the kids enjoy tetherball and horseshoes.
Or relax in your personal hammock.
Everything is available to you here in this secluded, cozy cabin.