Winter Park Colorado is a ski town located on the west side of the Continental Divide, about 1 1/2 hours from Denver. Destinations West at Beaver Village is located in the town of Winter Park on the main road on 50 Village Drive. For more information on directions please call 800-545-9378.
To get to Winter Park, drive west on highway 70 and take exit 232. You will pass through the town of Empire and drive over Berthoud Pass, the road that you are on is called Highway 40.
As you come over Berthoud Pass, you will enter Grand County. As you look down into the valley from the top of Berthoud Pass, you will see endless trees and mountains along with a great over all view of the Winter Park-Fraser Valley. As you drop down into the valley, Highway 40 will take you past the entrance of Mary Jane, the south entrance of Winter Park Resort. A few miles down the road you will come to the main entrance of Winter Park Resort that can be easily identified by the stop light at a four way intersection.. To your left you will see the Village at Winter Park and the trails on the mountain. To the right you will see the entrance of Bonfils park which boasts some great hiking and biking trails which are handicap accessible in the summer. This park area also serves as overflow parking for the Resort.
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Continue on the main road and you will come to a second stop light. At this light is the entrance to the Lakota Neighborhood where we have homes for nightly rentals. The entrance to this neighborhood is to the right at the stop light. If you turn left into Winter Park Resort, you will find free parking lots that will allow you to walk to the base village or take a free shuttle. If you were to continue on this road and make a right, you will be in Old Town Winter Park. We also have some home rentals in this area that are walk to lift or have access to the free shuttle.
If you stay on Highway 40 heading north and do not turn, you will end up in the town of Winter Park. A sign at the entrance of town welcomes visitors to Winter Park with a Welcome to Winter Park greeting. Highway 40 is also now called Main Street.
The town of Winter Park is pleasant with bustling retail shops that include ski and snowboard shops, clothing, jewelry, art galleries and gift shops. Restaurants range from family style, to pub food, Irish, Italian, Chinese, Sushi, Pizza and American. Lodging accommodations range from private homes, condos, town homes and duplexes to hotels, bed and breakfast lodges. Winter Park is easy to navigate with one main road and businesses lining the main road. If you prefer lodging in town, we have homes located in Winter Park, check them out here.
Additional amenities in the town of Winter Park include a Recreation Center complete with indoor lap pool, lazy river and wading pool. Hot tubs plus a dry and wet sauna are also part of the pool area. The recreation center also includes a climbing wall, weight room, cardio room, gymnastics gymnasium, basketball court, running track and fitness studio. This recreation center was completed in 2010 so still in mint condition!
Other attractions in town include a movie theater with a new movie theater and bowling alley in the works with estimated completion during the 2011-2012 winter ski season.
Winter Park also has a museum (Cozen's Museum actually located in Fraser right next to Winter Park) that shows this history of Winter Park and the Fraser Valley. Over the past three years, Hideaway Park has been developed. This park is located downtown, right across the street from the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, and features a concert area and skateboard park in the summer. During the winter, the town of Winter Park sets up a sledding hill for the kiddos (or adults). A fire pit warms up the scene. A large playground is at the entrance of the park with seating for family picnics or get togethers.
Additional nearby activities include 2 sledding hills, 2 cross country course, a spa, sleigh rides and ice skating.
The local grocery store in located in Fraser a town located right next door to Winter Park. Fraser is so close to Winter Park that many people think that these two towns are one. Often the name Winter Park and the Fraser Valley is used to describe this wonderful valley with two towns right next to each other only separated by a large meadow.
For more information on Winter Park, feel free to give us a call at 800-824-8438 or send us an email and one of our reservations staff will be in touch. We also have more information on Winter Park Resort, please visit our resort page here.
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