Going Home.



When I found The Nest, I knew it would be perfect for a long weekend getaway. I had no idea how perfect though…

{A little back-ground info: Fort Collins is perhaps my favorite city in my favorite state, Colorado. Each time I return, I’m reminded of why I love both equally. The mountains are my happy place…and Colorado has some pretty great ones. I think after my accident I became more connected with The Rocky Mountians. Strange, I know. I shouldn’t like them…but I love ’em. Being surrounded by trees, rivers and less humidity (Ha!) all give me a feeling of peace. So, for me…going to the mountians is going home.}

Fort Collins is in the foothills of the Rocky Mountians. It’s a city on the Cache La Poudre River along the Colorado Front Range. There are numerous hiking and biking trails in and around Fort Collins. The outdoor options here are really endless. (I’ll list some of my faves below!) Fly fishing has fast become one of my favorite outdoor activities…and Fort Collins offers up some excellent trophy fishing. There’s really something for everyone in this city.

A long weekend in this town is just what I needed last month. Before arriving at The Nest, I was a little scared to be honest! I mean, any Tiny House show gives me the hives! The thought of having to pick out only a few clothes and shoes to own… I just can’t go there! But upon entering the adorable tiny house, I was in love. In fact, I want one now! (Not like to live in everyday. Let’s face it, I love shoes and bracelets too much. I think owning a tiny house in WNC would be perfect for a weekend getaway though.)

The owners of The Nest really thought of everything for their guests.  It is charming and felt like home… just tiny! The space was airy and the decor was chic. I don’t travel lightly (surprised?!) and there was PLENTY of room for all my clothes and bathroom products. The kitchen had everything you could need (although we never cooked…way too many yummy restaurants in Fort Collins) and was roomy enough for two people. It was nice to find fresh coffee beans when I woke up on that first morning, too. (Yes, #coffeeaddict here!) There were two outdoor sitting areas…and the amazing weather allowed us to enjoy both. The tiny house is in an ideal location to downtown Fort Collins and two well-known breweries: New Belgium and Odell. You can walk or bike (Bonus: Bikes are provided at The Nest) to either brewery within five minutes. Cheers to that!

I have already found myself planning another long weekend trip to Fort Collins with a stay at The Nest. To me, home is where the mountains are… And it doesn’t hurt that there’s good beer there too!

Off I Go….

Xo, Bets

Oh, my fave outdoor things to do in Fort Collins: Cache La Poudre. Poudre Canyon. Lory State Park. Horsetooth Reservoir. Rocky Mountian National Park. Roosevelt Forest.

My Fort Collins city guide can also be found under “Let’s Go” on my blog! Here are some photos from the trip… Thankfully I didn’t run into a Mountain Lion at Arthur’s Rock!! Might have died.


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