Budget Travel Magazine has recognized YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, Colorado as Best Value Resort in the publication’s 2018 Budget Travel ‘Best Value in Travel’ Awards, which acknowledge an exceptional list of travel brands and destinations across the world that deliver excellent value and customer service for travelers.
Budget Travel’s experts celebrated YMCA of the Rockies for its “incredible rates, family-friendly lodging and experiences, and an eco-friendly aesthetic you’ll admire; the resort is a must for hikers, skiers, and nature lovers.”
Situated on 800+ acres bordering Rocky Mountain National Park, YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park features pet-friendly private cabins starting at $109/night and hotel-style lodge rooms for $84/night. Affordable meals are served daily in an all-you-can-eat buffet-style dining hall and numerous activities are available for family members of all ages.
Most activities are included in overnight lodging fees, such as the roller-skating rink, the indoor swimming pool, and the 18-hole miniature golf course. Families also enjoy archery lessons, horseback riding, indoor and outdoor climbing walls and an arts & crafts center where they can choose to make their own tie-dyes, design mosaics, create jewelry or learn how to basket-weave.
“Whether it’s fall-themed activities in September and October, or ice-skating on a natural pond followed by hot cocoa in the winter, YMCA of the Rockies is proud to offer an affordable, peaceful retreat for families looking to unplug and bond in our beautiful Rocky Mountain setting,” said Kellen Toulouse, Brand Manager. “Spring and summer visits offer beautiful guided hiking opportunities with YMCA’s experienced hike masters, as well as on-site day camps for children ages 3-18.”
Family reunions and group retreats are also popular at YMCA of the Rockies, with several multi-bedroom cabins and larger reunion cabins that sleep up to 88 guests in 17 bedrooms.
YMCA of the Rockies also manages Snow Mountain Ranch in Granby, Colorado, which offers a huge selection of activities for families such as summer and winter tubing, Nordic skiing, dog-sledding, fat bikes, an indoor climbing wall, and roller-skating. Lodge rooms start at $84/night and 2-bedroom cabins start at $179/night. Reservations are available at www.ymcarockies.org or by calling 888-613-9622.