Rocky Mountain Honeymoon
February 28, 2010 11:09 AM Subscribe
Time to plan a Rocky Mountain honeymoon - help me find an out-of-the-way national park, with some affordable long-term accommodations for July 2011.
My fiance and I are getting hitched in July 2011 and we've started to think about honeymoons. We like the idea of a trip to a US or Canadian national park in the Rocky Mountains mostly because we think big mountains are beautiful, but also so we can get some fresh air in a climate with a comfortable temperature at that point in the year. Here's what we're looking for in a park:
* Small or small-feeling - we're not entirely against somewhere like Yosemite, we'd just rather not feel surrounded by tourists. Additionally, we're looking for the kind of place where we can do more unorganized activities without having to get led by a tour guide everywhere.
* Activities - she likes to take photos, I like to hike and walk. Anywhere where there's a nice variety of trails we can take, with plenty of opportunities along the way to stop and snap pictures of flora and fauna is a big plus.
* Food - I'd love to be able to hit a variety of affordable, homey restaurants throughout the vacation. It would be nice to find somewhere not too far away from a walkable small town.
* Lodging - we're on a little bit of a budget, and we'd rather not unpack a million times, so we're thinking about condos or extended stay hotels where we can stay for a week or two and perhaps have enough kitchen space to fix our own breakfasts or prep a picnic if the fancy strikes us. Gimmicky honeymoon stuff - strawberries and champagne or crazy-shaped hot tubs - are not at all necessary.
Thanks for everybody's thoughts!