I’m sitting in Estes Park, Colorado today, thoroughly enjoying some much-needed introvert time. But in case any of you are ever in this area, I thought I’d share some of my favorite spots in this cute little mountain town.
Big Horn has the best breakfast in the city. Pancakes as big as your head. Omelets you can split and still be too full to move. Great coffee. And reasonable prices. Seriously, you can’t go to Estes and not eat at Big Horn at least once.
Himalayan Curry and Kebob has fabulous Indian cuisine. They serve light, crispy papadum (lentil crackers) and fragrant, amazing chicken korma. I may try something else other than korma when I go this time, but then again, maybe not. I do love a good korma.
Then as far as places to hang out go, I love spending time in Inkwell and Brew, an adorable bookstore and coffeeshop that’s sort of hidden away. It has great coffee and books upon books, but it’s dangerous for me to be around those things for very long. Coffee, books, and journals are my kryptonite!
So my next favorite place to wander is the little plaza near Performace Park. Lots of trees, a beautiful little stream, and plenty of places to sit and read. They even have one of those little mobile Littlest Libraries. Granted, it doesn’t have much that’s actually good reading, but it’s still cool.
I might just leave a book there.
Finally, I love dropping into Patterson Glassworks to watch the glass blowing experts make beautiful things. Maybe I’m just easily entertained, but I could watch this sort of thing for hours.
There are SO MANY other things to do in Estes Park, tons of shops to explore, trails to hike, mountains to enjoy, that it’s impossible to fit them on a short list. But these are the highlights I’m planning to hit while I’m Estes this week.
So if you’re ever in the area, stop into one of these amazing places.