Denver – Fun of a Big City Minus Hassles of One


Find Denver, the capital of Colorado on the foothills of Rocky Mountains, which offers all the fun you will ever ask for from a major city, at less hassles. Denver is also the place where you find 300 days sunshine, endless shopping options, numerous restaurants to spoil your taste buds, never-ending charm of art and culture, exciting nightlife and year-round adventure with stunning Rocky Mountains as your backdrop.

The climate of Denver

Denver has a mild climate with 300 days of sunshine. Spring days are sunny that ends with some cool breeze in the evening. Winter days too can have warm sun, but not always. The temperature can range from below freezing point to 60 degrees. Contrary to popular belief, snowfall is infrequent here and disappears quickly. For evenings and beyond, it is always advisable to carry a layer or two of warm sweater clothing. Tie is necessary only for business get together.

Neighborhood of Denver

Apart from the endless shopping, dining, and entertainment options in Denver, the neighborhoods too offer an exciting experience. Berkeley Park, Highlands, Five Points, Old South Gaylord, Cherry Creek North, Old South Pearl Street etc are places where you can dig some hidden treasures like boutiques, spas, restaurants, monuments, churches, art galleries, coffee, Italian dishes .. .

The city population of 2.5 million is also a fine blend of multi-ethnic cultures. You will feel the diversity as you walk past a street, visit a few different restaurants, museums, and attend different cultural showcases like Oktoberfest, which is a grand celebration of German culture. You also may intimidate by the quaint neighborhood, which you may feel is not fitting for a major city.

Adventurous Denver

If you are looking for outdoor activities that test your nerves, Denver is the right place. Denver adventure opportunities include ballooning, paragliding, dirt bike rides, hiking, fly-fishing, skiing (in winter), rafting, and golf for less adventurous at places like Cherry Creek, South Metro DTC, West Metro, North Metro Boulder, etc.

Hotels and Restaurants of Denver

Denver has quite a few established business and family hotels and restaurants. Do take the hassle to check the dress code in advance. Restaurants serve all the yummy items that will make you feel want more. You will feel like coming back to this place again and again once you enjoy a few Italian dishes that they serve here.


Hidden Haven, The Lazy U Motel


In Rapid City, SD, nestled at the base of Mt. Rushmore Road, dwellings a quaint little family owned motel. The Lazy U, built in the 1950's, has a charm that draws guests back year after year. Recently celebrating their 70th birthday, the restored hotel is as fresh as opening day.

Verlyn and Cindy Bourne have owned and maintained the motel for the last fifteen years. One of the last Mom & Pop's in the Black Hills, The Lazy U is a real gem. They have given the little motel a charm that is rare in today's bustling world. Parked out front, a 1954 Chevy Truck greets you, complete with The Lazy U logo. Cindy's grandmother owned the truck brand new and she learned to drive in it. You may find Cindy taking it out to the farmers market or a trip to the grocery store. Restored from a former farm truck to The Lazy U Mascot, the Bourne's are always glad to use it for photo backgrounds.

Transported back in time upon entering the lobby. You will find reasonable prices and friendly faces. A personal greeting awaits you by the family themselves – Cindy, Verlyn or Cindy's cousin, Jackie. Travelers can enjoy a cool drink and lively conversation and a slew of maps and brochures. After check-in, receive a real key with a throwback-bright-turquoise key fob. The Bourne's and their family members delight in making your stay a most enjoyable one.

You will feel right at home and part of the family. Enjoy comfortable rooms, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and room-front parking. Verlyn, the Routemaster, or one of his understudies will be glad to map out your day trips. Hike, bike or visit the many beautiful sites and attractions in The Black Hills. Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse only the beginning of your Black Hills adventure. After a long day of adventuring, come home to a cool, clean room.

Enjoy the most comfortable night's sleep that one can expect away from home. The beds, recently and often changed out for brand new pillow top sets, will leave you wanting to sleep in. Crisp clean linens and soft towels will help you to feel pampered. Hairdryers are available at the front office but you will have to bring your own shampoo. The family foregoes expensive toilets for low price lodging.

This little gem from the past will have you planning your next visit before check-out. You will head home well rested and full of fond memories. When you leave you will understand why people return year after year to the charming Lazy U Motel.