Spring is in the air, and that itch to hit the road tells us it’s time to get the maps out and make travel plans to see new places and re-visit favorites.
And what better way to start the adventure than by taking advantage of National Park Week. On the weekends of April 15–16 and 22–23, you can visit any National Park for free! The National Park Service just turned 100 years old, so we’re celebrating the start of a second century by visiting a few in 2017, starting with Mesa Verde of Southwestern Colorado … the only one that is designated to preserve the ‘works of man.’
Every year, we make it a point to re-visit this spectacular walk back in time, with Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings, stunning scenery, wildlife sightings, with a fantastic restaurant serving regional cuisine.
But wait, there’s more! For residents of the Four Corner’s Region (Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona) visit Mesa Verde from April 13 – May 24, 2017 and receive discounts on staying at Far View Lodge as well as some tours.
The rooms at Far View Lodge are comfortable and clean, with gorgeous views from your balcony. We’ve had the most serene, quiet night’s sleep when staying in their kiva rooms. And there are no TVs, you don’t need them with such beauty at every turn, tours and dwellings to explore, and 360 degree viewpoints high above Montezuma County where you can see all states of the four corners.
Dinner at the Metate Room, located in Far View Lodge, is a unique Southwestern fine dining experience of regional cuisine, with dishes such as: rattlesnake pheasant sausage, elk wellington, and crispy prickly pear pork belly. Here’s their current menu.
Just above the Metate Room is a lounge / bar with an outdoor patio. The perfect place to take in the sunset, stargaze, then meander back to your room to get a sound night’s sleep and wake up for more adventure.
Are you anxious to hit the road? We’d love to know what discoveries you’re planning!
Wishing you Buen Provecho and Happy Discoveries!
Amy and Mr.D
For more on Mesa Verde, check out these previous articles …