Summer fun is in full affect at Gaylord Rockies. Summer of More gave us the perfect place for a summer staycation! Read about our Pirate & Princess adventures and learn how to book your summer stay!
Disclosure: We were invited to stay at Gaylord Rockies in exchange for our honest review. All opinions are my own.
Summer Fun At Gaylord Rockies
This summer seems a bit more normal but I still did not have any big summer travel plans with the kids so knowing this, I wanted to make sure we took full advantage of the SUMMER OF MORE offerings at Gaylord Rockies. From the moment you walk into the building you instantly enter vacation mode and that is exactly what the kids and I were looking for this summer. Gaylord Rockies celebrates summer with a variety of family events and exciting outdoor activities at the indoor pool and waterpark complex called Arapahoe Springs.
This was our fifth time visiting the Gaylord Rockies and like our other visits, we were blown away at the beauty and excitement of this resort. The building is gorgeous and it seems like there are endless photo opportunities through out the building. I wish I could tell you how many photos I took in two days but that just isn’t possible! HA!
The Gaylord of the Rockies Resort and Convention Center is located off of E-470 and Pena Boulevard in Denver. Just southwest of the Denver Airport. A great location for those looking for a great place to visit for some great holiday fun for the family. In true Colorado fashion there is an amazing mountain view of the Rocky Mountains and the Front Range and the interior décor brings a perfect rustic charm to the hotel. Honestly, my photos do not do this space justice. It is breathtaking! Gaylord Rockies is the perfect getaway for the holidays and for summertime, no matter the season, you will enjoy your time at the Gaylord Rockies.
Sunshine and Pool Time!
I really do love visiting Gaylord Rockies year round but I have to be honest…summertime is my favorite time to book a stay. Enjoying the beautiful Colorado summertime weather poolside is my kind of staycation! We love living the cabana life when visiting in the summer because it offers shade, a place to store all of our things and the perfect place to enjoy a good book. On our full day at the resort we spent nearly 12 hours at the pool. We soaked up the time and had a blast.
There are multiple cabanas available through along the pool deck and lazy river. Cabanas seat up to 6 guests in a covered, relaxing environment out of the Colorado sun. Cabanas feature a comfortable sofa, television, mini fridge, and an outlet perfect for charging mobile devices. Cabanas provide prime access to the outdoor pool and lazy river and are a perfect setting for a day at Arapahoe Springs.
Cabanas offer guests VIP food and beverage service and include:
- Two (2) cans of hard seltzer and two (2) cans of local beer.
- Four (4) bottles of water, one (1) bottle of Pepsi, and one (1) bottle of Diet Pepsi
Summer Of More Events & Activities To Check Out
Celebrate summer with events for the whole family at Gaylord Rockies! Enjoy the thrilling slides, winding lazy river, and pirate-themed parties at Arapahoe Springs that make the water park the perfect summer hangout. Inside the resort you can enjoy pirate and princess-themed activities and other fun seasonal events as you make this summer one to remember.
Summer Of More Family Activities Available To Enjoy:
- Pirate & Princess Academy
- Pirate & Princess Art Studio
- The Shiny Stash Scavenger Hunt
- The Captain’s Quarters
- The Captain’s Hidden Treasure Escape Room
- Animal Encounters
- Buccaneer Bash (Poolside Fun!)
- Family Movie Nights
- Wildlife Rescue Augmented Reality
- Rise & Shine with the Adventure Kids
Foodies You Won’t Want To Miss This!
Gaylord Rockies Resort offers a variety of restaurant options for you to enjoy during your stay. Choose from fine dining, unique culinary experiences and special restaurant events, or enjoy refined cuisine from the comfort of your own hotel room. There are a few things you will never be at Gaylord Rockies and those include bored, hungry and thirsty! No matter where you decide to eat you will find a delicious option for everyone…even those super picky kiddos.
Mountain Pass Sports Bar – Indulge in a casual menu at this Aurora restaurant featuring burgers, sandwiches, salads and draft beer. Catch a game on our 75-foot flat-panel TV, cheer on your favorite team and then stay for dinner.
Vista Montagne – Start your day with a traditional breakfast or transport yourself to Italy for an unforgettable dinner experience featuring seasonally-inspired Italian cuisine.
Rockies Marketplace – Don’t have time for sit-down restaurant? Before heading out into Aurora, visit our grab-and-go marketplace offering chef-crafted entrees, fresh fruit and alternative snacks.
Arapahoe Springs Bar & Grill – Located next to the resort pool, our outdoor restaurant keeps you cool on a hot Aurora day with an assortment of frozen drinks and cocktails. Satisfy your appetite with our delectable dinner menu that includes burgers, wraps, salads and sweet treats.
Pinyons – A hot spot to gather for an eclectic-inspired cocktail or handcrafted drink in the Grand Lodge. Perfect for late-night noshing.
Old Hickory Steakhouse – After your day in Aurora, join us for a memorable dinner as you dine in the romantic atmosphere of Old Hickory Steakhouse restaurant, offering the highest quality beef, fresh seafood, artisanal cheeses, table-side desserts and fine wines.
Monte Jade – TAKE OUT ONLY Monte Jade Express offers a variety of Asian-inspired dishes via take out service on the weekends.
The Cocoa Bean – Proudly serving Starbucks® coffee. Choose from premium coffee drinks, fresh bakery items, and gourmet sandwiches.
Ski Village Cantina – Located in the Grand Lodge, Ski Village Cantina offers a walk-up window for takeout Mexican-inspired dishes. Ski Village Cantina features tacos, quesadillas, Mexican corn and chips & salsa, as well as churros to satisfy your sweet tooth.
YOUR SAFETY AND HEALTH MATTERS
This is still an unusual time in our lives but as we venture out to do some family activities, it is great knowing that Gaylord Rockies has your health and their staff members’ health in mind. You will notice that there are a number of hand sanitizer stations through out the resort and hotel, contactless check-in/check-out, consideration of social distancing when in the common areas of the resort, and rigorous cleaning protocols are just a few of the ways Gaylord Rockies are keeping their hotel safe and clean.
Make it a summer vacation to remember at Gaylord Rockies Resort!
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