Time for a weekend getaway!

Work-life balance- hell, life balance- takes a little give and take, and this weekend we’re taking the dogs and heading up to Estes Park for a weekend getaway!

My favorite dog-friendly getaway

I was planning to write about something else entirely but let’s face it, my mind is already in the majestic Rocky Mountains so instead of what I was going to write about, I’m going to tell you about my favorite dog-friendly Estes Park getaway- YMCA of the Rockies!

I fell in love with YMCA of the Rockies my very first stay in 2004 and I’ve been back just about every year since. The cozy cabins are nestled in the mountains bordering on Rocky Mountain National Park.

It’s a great place to stay without dogs but it’s really a great place to stay with dogs. YMCA of the Rockies was ranked #1 out of 10 pet friendly getaways by ZooToo!

While dogs are not allowed on the trails in RMNP, there are many trails on the YMCA grounds where leashed dogs are allowed.

YMCA of the Rockies even hosts Yappy Hour every Friday in July including yappetizers and doggy drinks and educational speakers for their human companions. Talk about pet-friendly!

It’s the dogs favorite getaway, too!

Our dogs love vacationing in Estes Park- there’s so many interesting sights, sounds, and smells. And so many exotic types of poop to eat- horse poop, elk poop, and so much more! Ewww……..

Sometimes the dogs even find special surprises, like this:

Om nom nom!

Om nom nom!

We’re off today and I’m bubbling with excitement! There’s nothing like getting away from it all- yes, even those digital devices I love oh so much. Sometimes I’ve just got to turn it all off. (But let’s be honest, I’ll share a few pics if I get coverage at the lodge. I can’t completely unplug for 3 days, can I?)

See you on the flipside!

What’s your favorite pet-friendly getaway in Colorado?

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