Red Door Vacation Rentals - Blog from the Mountains
What Is The Tiny House Movement?
We here at Red Door Vacation Rentals have just one "Tiny House" and or 'Cottage.' We really wanted to give guests or potential buyers an opportunity to see what tiny living is all about. It sounds intriguing but is it something really feasible? Can I really live in 500 sq ft or less? Before you dig into your wallet to purchase that "Tiny House" come stay in ours and see what it is all about. There are several cities that are "Tiny Home" friendly and Woodland Park, CO just happens to be one. We have our very own designated
"Tiny Home" community, Peak View Park.
Enjoy the most spectacular view of America's Mountain, Pikes Peak. Enjoy the courtyard and listen to the chirping of the birds, take in the mountain air and visualize living the dream.
Ajex Mine Tour
Description:The Ajax Mine sits high above Victor on historic Battle Mountain. The Battle Mountain Trail across the lower part of Victor’s backdrop beneath the Ajax has been a popular hike since 2000 when it was installed.
Last year the trail was been extended to a new overlook at the Ajax Mine. Newmont Mining Corporation invested in the construction required to provide visitors with a safe access to the mine site and overlook above Victor. The overlook has now been closed to ensure safety at the mine site during the expansion of the mining operation. This temporary closure will be for about one year and means that no access will be allowed other than during a special tour Saturday, May 19.
The tour will include an historical overview of the mine history by Victorite Gary Horton, who worked at the Ajax during its final years in production. This tour is subject to safety considerations and may include alternate stops at the Independence and Portland mines.
The tour is $15 per person and is limited to the first 60 tickets sold. Tickets may be purchased at VictorColorado.com by credit card or by cash the door the day of the event. The tour will start at the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum at 12:30 p.m. when shuttles will take tour-goers to the Ajax Mine site and overlook. After the history presentation, a shuttle will take everyone back to the museum in Victor.
Cosponsors of this event are The Southern Teller County Focus Group (STCFG) which will receive all proceeds from the event for historic preservation projects, Newmont Mining Corporation, and Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation.
Event Time:12:30 AM - 03:00 PM Mountain
Location:Meet at Victor Lowell Thomas Museum
298 Victor Ave.
Victor, CO 80860
So Many Things To Do In Teller County Colorado!
There really is "something for everyone" in Teller County.
Combine our natural Rocky Mountain beauty, our perfect location at the base of Pikes Peak, our comfortable weather, clean mountain air, unlimited outdoor activities, interesting, fun, and educational attractions, unique shopping opportunities, famous restaurants & saloons, our historic heritage centers & museums, Cripple Creek gaming, famous Colorado horse ranches, local theater, our art galleries, along with our friendly residents and you to will agree there truly is "something for everyone" in Teller County, Colorado!
Springtime in the Rockies.
When traveling to the Colorado Rockies in the Spring and early months of summer you will likely experience all four seasons in one day! The weather can start out sunny and clear, then the wind starts blowing after that you may wonder if the current snow storm is going to leave you stranded for days!! Hold on 5 minutes later the sun is back out the skies are clear the birds are chirping and life is oh so good.
So what should you pack? A warm jacket or even a coat. Your hiking boots and your flip flops!
Your most comfortable pair of jeans and also your favorite shorts.
Please check out AccuWeather.com for the most up to date forecast for your stay.
The month of May is shaping up to be absolutely beautiful in Colorado. The long range forecast looks like the beginning of the month calls for low 60's during the day with cool evenings in the 30's. Later in the month towards the Memorial Day weekend will reach the 70's. Afternoon showers are likely in the month of May. Plenty of sunshine in the mornings and early afternoons. Perfect for early morning hikes and biking.
Winter is coming! Be safe out there, travelers. Take a look at our winter driving safety tips before the snow settles.
Traveling With Kids - December 6, 2017 Surviving the Flight with Kids
Let’s say it together: kids are hard! They’re messy, they won’t sit still, and their shoes are always missing. Taking infants and toddlers on a plane may seem daunting, but good preparation can make the trip much easier. Don't let the fear of a mid-flight breakdown or hauling a car seat on a plane keep you from taking the trip of a lifetime. Take a look at our tips and tricks for traveling with little ones, including: booking your flight, what to pack, car seat regulations, carry on items allowed for baby, tips for getting through security, as well as rules of the road for Colorado once you arrive.