Glenwood Springs Getaway: 5 Holiday Getaway Planning Tips

Traveling over the holidays can be challenging. Skip the stress with a vacation getaway to Glenwood Springs in December and January. Follow the hot springs resort town’s suggestions for planning a relaxing holiday hiatus.

Keep your cool this winter as you plan your Glenwood Springs, Colorado vacation getaway. These travel tips will help you organize your trip and ensure that you get it all in, from special events to a day at the spa.

Check local event calendars

There is always something going on in Glenwood Springs, especially during the festive season. As you begin planning, be sure to see what’s happening around town and at local attractions. Special events can impact your vacation schedule, so do this early in the planning process. Calendars to visit include those at which gives a comprehensive overview of the goings-on, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park and Glenwood Vaudeville Revue.

Room Reservations

Booking Glenwood Springs lodging is easy. Choose the lodging style or price point you prefer, and then peruse your many choices at VisitGlenwood. All options are on the table, from traditional guest accommodations, rooms with kitchenettes, hotels with pools, those with breakfast or other amenities included, and friendly B&Bs.

winter activitiesPrioritize experiences

If you’re visiting Glenwood Springs during the snow season, chances are the Colorado great outdoors is a top priority. There are many ways to get into cold-weather action and choosing what works for your group is best done ahead of time. Sunlight Mountain Resort’s Ski Swim Stay packages are a boon for families who want to ski and then play at Glenwood Hot Springs Pool. For those wanting to enjoy both slope-side and riverside venues, Slope & Soak packages that include lift tickets at Sunlight and admission to Iron Mountain Hot Springs are a steaming good deal. Other winter experiences worth noting include snowmobile tours, Nordic skiing and snowshoeing.

Book activities ahead of time

Take the stress out of your holiday vacation to Glenwood Springs by pre-booking as many activities as you can. Some Glenwood Springs attractions like Iron Mountain Hot Springs and Yampah Spa & Vapor Caves require reservations, while others like Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park make it optional. If you’re counting on a 90-minute specialty massage, it’s always a good idea to book that appointment ahead of time. You also can pre-purchase Glenwood Vaudeville Revue show admission, as well as lift tickets to Sunlight Mountain Resort.

Expect the unexpected

Our advice is to not overschedule your Glenwood Springs winter vacation. Leave room for spur-of-the-moment experiences that pop up when you least expect them. For some it might be cruising around town to view the holiday lighting displays; for others, it might be an impromptu hike up Red Mountain or a fishing trip on the Roaring Fork River on a sunny day. Families with children know how persuasive the kids can be. Before you know it, you might be puzzling your way out of the Christmas Chaos, Serial Doctor and Elevator rooms at Glenwood Escape Room or roaming around town shopping for one-of-a-kind souvenirs to take home.

For a vacation to Glenwood Springs that’s relaxing and stress-free, spend a little time planning ahead at

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