Colorado March 20, 2017
The One Colorado Town That’s So Perfectly Southern
Are you longing for a vacation down south? Whether you come from a southern state, enjoy the culture, or just flat out LOVE home-cooked dishes, you are guaranteed to find all of the above right here in Colorado, thanks to this one Colorado town that is so perfectly southern:
Located along the beautiful Big Thompson River in northern Colorado, Estes Park is a historic Native American settlement that was later incorporated with the hopes of it becoming a popular tourist destination.
Sitting at the headquarters of Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park is home to nearly 6,000 residents and welcomes an average of 3 million tourists per year.
While some tourists drive by on their way to RMNP, many stop into town to stretch, eat, or stay the night.
What is it about this small mountain town that reminds us of a southern state? Well, for starters, there is the...
The infamous 420-room Colonial Revival hotel sure reminds us of the historic Colonial buildings you would find in states like North Carolina and Virginia.
BBQ, cajun, home-cooked... the gang is all here in Estes! (Pictured is a mouthwatering plate of BBQ from the highly acclaimed Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ & Tap House.)
...friendly, down-home folks...
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...and an overall sense of patriotism that you can't find just anywhere.
It is for these reasons and more that we find the town of Estes Park to be perfectly southern! What do YOU think?
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