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Another slow reply, but @Laurie you have given me an idea for a future vacation. I'll try to add on a week to Vail or somewhere around there through RCI for my upcoming trip and I will plan a future trip for southern Colorado and New Mexico. I have wanted to see Mesa Verde for a while. Also, I almost booked Santa Fe for early spring this year but just when I logged into GPX to book I saw two adjacent weeks in February at The Modern Honolulu so I took them instead. So maybe next year I will be doing my Southern Colorado trip.

For now, I'm going to enter an ongoing search in RCI for the Vail week. Does anyone have any suggestions for resorts I should definitely put in the search or avoid?

Thanks.
 

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Maybe it's not new to the rest of you, but here's a Colorado page from RCI. You can click to see all Colorado resorts, and it will ask you to log in:

https://www.rci.com/post-wow-en_US/vacation-ideas/destinations/colorado.page

Flashback . . . Anyone remember when Streamside was the big deal?

We were there one June last century, and Monica Seles was there during her "recovery".

I totally forgot about that, but I remember it was mud season and they re-stained the inside of some enclosed stairwells. Those fumes came up and filled our unit, and they had to move us.

It was very unusual to be able to get an exchange into Streamside.

We stayed at another place there and there was only one TV, in the living room. We wanted to watch TV in bed, so we moved the TV and the little table it was on, and the TV fell off the table.

DW just said, "We used to do all kinds of fun things."

:D

Wow! Where did all this come from?
 
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Avon and Beaver Creek are fine. I haven't been to any the Colorado ski resort areas, but they look pretty close on a map and I'll have a car so they should work. I'm usually pretty happy if the place is clean and has a comfortable bed. :)
 

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I think that RCI page I linked to showed 12 resorts in Vail and 1 each in Avon and Beaver Creek.
 

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Avon and Beaver Creek are fine. I haven't been to any the Colorado ski resort areas, but they look pretty close on a map and I'll have a car so they should work. I'm usually pretty happy if the place is clean and has a comfortable bed. :)

And I've been a member of RCI for a while and if I ever found pages like the Colorado page you linked I have since forgotten. Thanks! I'll check out that info as well. I did look at all the Colorado resorts for Avon, Beaver Creek, and Vail but I only saw a 1BR with partial kitchen at The Christie Lodge for the dates I would need. I've read mixed reviews about Christie Lodge and thought I'd ask here before I decided what to do.
 

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And I've been a member of RCI for a while and if I ever found pages like the Colorado page you linked I have since forgotten. Thanks! I'll check out that info as well. I did look at all the Colorado resorts for Avon, Beaver Creek, and Vail but I only saw a 1BR with partial kitchen at The Christie Lodge for the dates I would need. I've read mixed reviews about Christie Lodge and thought I'd ask here before I decided what to do.
We have been in RCI for 30 years and this is the first time I've stumbled onto a page like that.

Christie Lodge has always been iffy, iffy being diplomatic.
 

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Just curious, I searched for Streamside. There are six of them. Only searched one and stuff is available.
 
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My problem is that I have just one or two dates that will work since I am trying to match up with a week I have already reserved in Estes Park. I need an arrival of 9/27 or 9/28.

However, I will include all 6 Streamside resorts and pass on Christie Lodge when I put in the ongoing search. Maybe I'll also add a second week in Estes Park. Then I can alternate mild walks and driving around the area with slightly more strenuous hikes and still see a lot of the park.
 

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Doesn't look like there's anything in Vail in September, but there is Oct. 11 and 12, including Streamside.

Nothing in Estes Park until December.
 

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Have you looked into Breckenridge? I've stayed at Vail and Avon during the non-ski season and Breckenridge is a much better choice IMO. I usually go there during September to catch some of the Oktoberfest festivities, it's a lot of fun. Can probably find some really good deals in October but it will be slow and it's likely some places (restaurants, etc.) will be closed.
 

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For now, I'm going to enter an ongoing search in RCI for the Vail week. Does anyone have any suggestions for resorts I should definitely put in the search or avoid?
Our Vail exchange, which IMO was excellent for comfort & convenient location, was into Sandstone Creek, and we had a 2-BR facing the creek, which we could hear from our windows and I think balcony. RCI #5148.
 

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Frisco is right next to Breckenridge, and there is a week in a 3 bedroom at Val Chatelle on htse.net. Just sitting there for the taking. That is a decent place to stay near Breckenridge. Frisco is actually a quaint little town.
 

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I have a fraternity brother who lives/lived in Frisco. When we visited EP, we would meet them at a casino for a day. Sweetest, most generous couple, madly in love from high school.

Sadly, last time I googled him, she has passed away. I tried to touch base with him, but have lost him.
 

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I have a fraternity brother who lives/lived in Frisco. When we visited EP, we would meet them at a casino for a day. Sweetest, most generous couple, madly in love from high school.

Sadly, last time I googled him, she has passed away. I tried to touch base with him, but have lost him.
This thread got me looking for him again, and I found him. He has not been doing well in the 9 years since his wife died. They were inseparable, the perfect couple.

So sad.

:(
 
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