Summer at Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins
June 2010 
IN THIS ISSUE
FEATURED ATTRACTION
RECIPE CONTEST UPDATE
UPCOMING LOCAL EVENT
BOOK YOUR FAMILY REUNION
SUMMER RECIPE
REYNOLDS FAMILY NEWS
JUNE SPECIAL
Greetings!
After a long winter that started in September and seemed to just finally leave a couple weeks ago, we are ready to welcome summer! Summer in the Rocky Mountains is a beautiful time of year. With beautiful blue skies, warm weather (not HOT), and very little humidity, it's a great place to escape the heat of the summer for many of you. And there's also so much to do here in the Pikes Peak region. If you've been our guests before, come back and experience some of the activities you may not have been able to experience before, or just sneak away for a few days to escape the hustle and bustle of life, reconnect, and "recharge your batteries". And if you've never been here, check out one of our outdoor adventure packages and experience the beauty and excitement of the Rocky Mountains for yourself.
 
Garden of the GodsGARDEN OF THE GODS 
Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs is one of the most photographed places in the state of Colorado, and photo buffs come here to take advantage of the spectacular beauty of the red rock formations against the beautiful backdrop of the magnificent Pikes Peak and surrounding mountains.
 
Garden of the Gods Park is a registered National Natural Landmark, with 300-foot towering sandstone rock formations and snow capped mountain vistas and crystal blue skies help create some of the most stunning views you will ever see.
 
It is also one of few parks that are free to the general public. It is open year round and is one of the "NOT TO MISS" places to visit while visiting Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region.
 
Click here to visit the Garden of the Gods' website.
 
For more on what to do while visiting the Pikes Peak area, see our Attractions Page.
 
Creamed Bananas in Puffed Pastry Shells
RECIPE CONTEST UPDATE
 
Thank you all who voted for our Creamed Bananas in Puffed Pastry Shells recipe in January for the Pepperidge Farm recipe contest. We won the dessert category! and it is currently featured on their website. Click Here to see the recipe on our website.

Foot-stomping bluegrass music, cooking demonstrations, living history activities, and delectable food and wine tastings make this event a regional favorite. Sample food from more than 24 of Colorado Springs' finest restaurants, sip vintage wine, and listen to bluegrass melodies, and enjoy gorgeous views of Pikes Pike.
 
Click here for more details.
 
See more upcoming events at our Calendar of Events page.
PLAN YOUR 2011 FAMILY REUNION NOW 
It's NOT too early to start planning your Family Reunion. Get together with the family and start planning next summer's vacation time now. The Colorado rocky Mountains are the perfect place for a family gathering of all ages! There is MUCH to do in the Pikes Peak region.... experience some Colorado adventure with whitewater rafting, horseback riding, jeep tours, and train rides. Experience some Colorado culture and nature by visiting museums, Indian cliff dwellings, caves, the Royal Gorge, and magnificent mountains. Take the kids to the zoo, the North Pole and Santa's workshop, and Buckskin Joe's frontier park. Or just hang out at the lodge and relax and get reacquainted with each other and enjoy some R&R time together.
 
The 6 bedroom Colorado vacation rental can sleep up to 17 people and host up to 30 people for your group gatherings and meals. Also 1 block from the Lodge are our Cabin and Cottage, which can sleep up to 13 more people, for a total of 30 people. The Lodge is on 2+ acres with beautiful mountain views, a large outdoor patio for summer dining, and an outdoor gazebo and hot tub.
 
We tend to book several months in advance, and are getting a number of inquiries for 2011. Book now and lock into 2010 rates before the rates go up in 2011. We currently have all of our facilities available for Air Force Academy Graduation as well, but those dates will not be available for long. Parents weekend is coming up and all of our units will be snatched up by then.
 
Click Here to find out more about renting the Lodge for your next Colorado family reunion.
 
Strawberry Spinach Salad
Strawberry Spinach Salad
STRAWBERRY SPINACH SALAD 
  • 1 lg head romaine lettuce, washed, dried and torn into pieces*
  • 1 head bib lettuce, washed, dried and torn into pieces*
  • 1 bunch spinach, washed and dried *OR 2-3 bunches spinach
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup candied pecans
 
 Toss all ingredients together and pour dressing over at serving time.
 
DRESSING:
  •  1 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup raspberry balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. ground white pepper
 
Combine all ingredients and chill until ready to serve.
 
Click Here to see more recipes on our wesbite.
 
This recipe, and 349 others can be found in our cookbook, Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins' favorite Recipes. You can purchase this cookbook for $16.95 from our Gift Shop. CLICK HERE to purchase yours! 
 
REYNOLDS FAMILY NEWS 
It is hard to believe that we have just started our 9th year as owners of the Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins. We've been through a lot over the past several years.... building our house, remodeling projects, graduations, weddings, and new babies being born.
 
Our family continues to grow. When we started running this business our children were all in Junior High and High School. They are now all grown, Bethany and Rachel are married (both girls got married here at the Lodge), and Nate will be a Senior in college this coming year. We currently have 2 grandsons and a third grandbaby is on the way, due early next year. We couldn't be more thrilled!
 
Where does the time go?!
JUNE SPECIAL 
Stay at least 3 nights in our Manitou Room, Ute Indian Trail Room, or Midland Room, Sunday - Thursday nights in June and take 20% off your stay. See our Specials page for details.
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After 8 plus years, we are still going strong and would love to have you back again. Grab your family and friends, your loved one, and come back and "escape to the mountains". We look forward to seeing you again soon!
 
Brian & Debbie
FREE
SIMPICH 
TICKETS 
We are giving away 4 tickets to Simpich Showcase "The Secret Garden" or "Aesop" Marionette Show, which also includes admission to the Doll Museum at Simpich Showcase. Simpich Showcase is a local enterprise and tradition that's been a local favorite for nearly 30 years. The shows run from May 26th thru November 7th. You can visit the Simpich website for more details about the shows, the museum, and the company.
 
The first two people to make a reservation with us using the coupon code "Simpich" get 2 free tickets to see one of the shows. Hurry! These will go fast! Click Here to check our availability calendar and make your reservation. Make sure to put "Simpich" in the comments box.
Coupon Code: Simpich (When making your reservation online, make sure to type in "Simpich" in the comments box. If you are booking over the phone, make sure to tell us you're interested in the "Simpich" tickets.