Summer Developments in Colorado

New hotels, attractions, special events and more will come to the state in time for summer By: Kelly Rosenfeld
The Stanley Hotel underwent a major renovation. // © 2013
The Stanley Hotel underwent a major renovation. // © 2013

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Colorado Tourism Office

New developments throughout Colorado are bringing a smattering of new offerings just in time for the summer season.

The Ranch at Emerald Valley, a new intimate retreat for rustic luxury, will open Aug. 1 for seasonal openings from May through October. The new all-inclusive property will feature 10 cabins in Pike National Forest, for rates starting at $435 per person. In other hotel news, The Stanley Hotel and The Lodge at the Stanley have undergone major renovations, and The Vail Cascade and The Delaware Hotel will be introducing new programs for guests this summer.

New events and festivals will also take place in Colorado this summer, including the first annual National Cattledog Association 2013 Final from June 12-16 in Steamboat Springs. The Solheim Cup will take place Aug. 13-18, a biennial, trans-Atlantic team match-play competition for players from the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour and the Ladies European Tour (LET). In September, Telluride WOW will debut from the 19th to the 22nd, billed as the Ultimate Health and Wellness Festival, and the inaugural Vail Living Well Summit will take place Sept. 19-21.

A variety of new attractions will also be open to the public, including the popular Maniton Springs Incline hiking trail, which was technically off-limits until this past February, and Staunton State Park, which will open on May 18 as Colorado’s newest state park. In addition, The Dinosaur Diamond Scenic Tour will offer a new, all-inclusive excursion option for visitors, spending four days and five nights exploring the 480 miles of scenery in Western Colorado and Eastern Utah.

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