Summer is a time when nature is generous with the gifts of life. It is full of fragrant flowers and succulent fruit. Colorado is a place where we are always inspired by nature’s untamed design. From domineering peaks to delicate wildflowers and colorful sandstone formations to sturdy green firs, it is full of rugged beauty.
Our featured event is set in the wilds of the Gore Range on Piney River Ranch. We particularly love how the design and nature come together to accentuate the elevated elegance in this natural Rocky Mountain cathedral. Though this majestic space has been here for millennia, it continues to inspire each sojourner that has embraced its beauty.
If you've never been, Piney River Ranch is truly a magical place with unforgettable views. These very peaks were the focal point for our bride and groom's wedding day and the gift they wanted to share with their loved ones. Our favorite thing about all the wild spaces in Colorado is how we can interact with the forces of nature with our event design concepts and in every creative detail. This summer, we hope you go explore the great Rocky Mountains. The wild spaces are calling you to discover their hidden treasures and add them to your list of favorite places to visit. For a summer suggestion, we've included a trip itinerary for the untamed western slope of Colorado. There's so much to see and do on the wild side of the continental divide.
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The Western Slope of Colorado has much to offer but may get overlooked for the beautiful and convenient I-70 ski-towns. With an abundance of trails, hiking, biking, hidden gem Colorado wineries, and orchards, we thought an area less traveled, the Grand Mesa region, would be a great road trip to remember.
One of the most interesting hotels in Colorado, The Gateway Resort, is the destination of the trip. The resort offers luxury among the ruggedness of the Colorado terrain. Onsite they have a great restaurant and access to property trails. It is in the heart of the mesa and butte country. This resort embraces the landscape and culture while offering luxurious amenities.
While in the area we also suggest taking a day trip to Grand Junction and the neighboring town of Palisade (known for their peaches) for a tour of vineyards and wineries. From the Gateway Resort, it takes about an hour, give or take, to reach Grand Junction and Palisade. You can arrange transportation and even curated wine tours with the Gateway concierge.
Some Palisade wineries we recommend include Colorado Cellars (Colorado’s oldest winery), Colterris, and Mesa Park Vineyards. While visiting the wineries, don’t forget to stop by one of the many orchards for some fresh fruit. At the end of the day, make sure to get a reservation at the charming and highly cultivated Peche restaurant.
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