A School and Vacation Home All-in-One
Our Winter Park accommodation rentals are tastefully furnished to bring the outside in, maximizing your experience in the Rocky Mountains wherever you go. The kitchens have full-sized appliances and come with the convenience of stocking all your favorite food staples to nourish your studies. With multiple common areas to set up your study areas, such as the dining room, living room, or patio (weather permitting), your students will love the mountain views lurking behind the screen of the computer when they glance up in search of reprieve from the Zoom lesson. Or opt instead to set up a “classroom” in a bedroom, studying by day and reaping the benefits of luxurious bedding and quality mattresses for a good night’s rest. No matter how you set up your space, rest assured that all of our rentals come equipped with high-speed Wi-Fi, so everyone will be totally set up to go to school in style.
Schools Come in Many Shapes and Sizes
It doesn’t matter the age of the student; in the Rocky Mountains, people of all ages have ample opportunity to learn new things. Put in the hours on the computer to meet with teachers and do lessons, but it’s when the screen goes off, that’s when the real learning can begin!
The Rocky Mountain National Park is only 37 miles from Winter Park, so truly your Winter Park Escape vacation rental is the perfect basecamp to America’s favorite playground and most educational outdoor school. You’ll be amazed at the different rock formations, ecosystems, habitats, and wildlife you’ll find in the mountains of Colorado.
Another amazing learning opportunity, not to mention the prospect of ultimate relaxation and healing, is just a 30-mile drive from Winter Park. The Hot Sulphur Springs has 23 pools of soothing water for any age visitor to enjoy. Located at 5609 Spring Rd, Hot Sulphur Springs, CO 80451, they are open daily from 8-9:45 p.m., but you might want to call them at (970) 725-3306 to confirm hours and ticket prices. Challenge yourself to understand how the geothermal heat finds its way to the hot springs.
Get Out and Learn
Ready for a lesson in P.E.? You’ve come to the right place! For an easy physical therapy session, head to the Fraser River Trail, a paved 5-mile trail that reaches from Fraser to Winter Park Resort. Whether you choose to walk, job, or bike the trail, you’ll love the views and convenience of the trail location. Step it up a notch with a ride on your bike, choosing to take a shuttle to the top of the mountain and ride your way down to town or challenge yourself to one of the many mountain bike trails with rough terrain and intense elevation climbs. With over 3,000 acres to explore in the immediate vicinity of Winter Park, your hiking boots will never see the same thing twice. Take the gondola ride to the top of the mountain for some breathtaking views or hit the trails closer to town. Bonus points for taking a lesson in Home Economics and figuring out how to pack the perfect picnic for your outdoor adventure.
If you’re visiting Winter Park in the colder months, there are plenty of opportunities for schooling set upon a winter wonderland. If you’re looking for guided lessons, head to Winter Park Resort for ski lessons of every skill level. Or venture out on your own to take advantage of those slippery slopes of your own free will. If skiing is the reason for your visit, be sure to book one of our ski-in, ski-out rentals so you can save yourself the commute and make the most of your downtime. Rent a snowmobile, strap on some snowshoes, skate circles around the ice rink, or simply find a spot next to a warm fire with a toasty beverage in hand.
A School Year to Remember
This doesn’t have to be a year spent behind a computer, staring at a screen. Contact us today to schedule a getaway that’s guaranteed to get you excited for the school year!