Disclosure: In return for our honest review my family and I received free vouchers for activities at the YMCA of the Rockies for a weekend of fun. All opinions are our own.
Over the last few years we have shared our love of the 2 local YMCAs in our area and now we have decided to start a new family tradition with the YMCA of the Rockies. About six months ago I decided to reserve us a cabin at the Estes Park location for the New Years weekend. We have never really done much for that “holiday” and the timing worked perfectly. It was such a great decision. Like always, we had a great experience at the YMCA but with the additional New Years Eve activities we are now set on making this a yearly tradition.
What is the YMCA of the Rockies?
YMCA of the Rockies, located near the town of Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park, is an ideal vacation, reunion, wedding and conference destination. The best part about this weekend getaway is how easy of a drive it is, even in the winter.
You can fill your day and nights at Estes Park Center YMCA with so many programs and activities. Every season brings fun and excitement for the entire family. Whether you are looking for adventure or a relaxing stroll, we can set you on your way.
Just like all of our previous visits to the YMCA, Teagan’s very favorite part is going to the craft center. She loves it. The craft and design center offers a wide variety of projects for kids ages 2 to 102! Check out the wood and leather crafts, the jewelry area with thousands of beads, ceramics, and tie dye. The prices of these activities range from $3.00-$75.00 per project. There is literally something for everyone and if Teagan had her way, we would have spent the whole day there! Painting certainly seems to be one of her favorite things to choose. This time she decided to paint a Little Mermaid figure. So focused!
New Years Weekend at YMCA of the Rockies: Estes Park Colorado
The whole reason we reserved during this time was to enjoy the last bit of the holiday season as well as some resting for the New Year. I was so excited to ring in the New Year with my little family away from it all.
There are a number of different options when looking at lodging including lodge rooms that are similar to hotels, large reunion cabins, yurts and 2-5 bedroom cabins.
Keep in mind when you are planning your trip that the seasons do make for different activity options. During the winter the activities that are on site and mostly free to all who are guests of the YMCA include: archery, campfires, crafts, Dorsey Museum, games, hiking, ice skating, snowshoeing, roller skating and pool fun.