A Gateway Canyons Getaway, Part 2

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On day 2 of our short-and-sweet weekend getaway to Gateway Canyons Resort, the man and I decided to partake in a decadent breakfast and then take a walking tour of the entire property with Harper. We snapped a million photos. Take a look!

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Harper was so kind as to let us sleep in, which for us means not taking her out until around 5:15 am. After that, we lay in bed in and out of sleep until 8:00, when Entrada opens.

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I loved the Steelite dinnerware at Entrada.

My sole complaint about the Resort is that they aren’t early-breakfast-friendly. The Man and I are serious breakfasters, and we like to start our day (far before the crack of dawn) with a hearty meal. Unfortunately, the Resort’s real breakfast (whether dining in or ordering room service) starts at 8:00, which for us qualifies as second breakfast. Their Kiva cafe offers a continental breakfast: bagels and coffee, as well as other things like cereal and pastries, but we require eggs and veggies and toast with butter… yeah, we’re spoiled.

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But anyway, Entrada’s breakfast was worth the wait. We both ordered omelettes with mushrooms, spinach, peppers, tomatoes, and goat cheese, which came with the most delicious side of hash browns I’ve ever tasted. We also ordered a side of biscuits because… biscuits.

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I’m still dreaming about these fluffy pieces of heaven covered in butter. Yum!

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After breakfast, we went back to the room and picked up the Harps for one last big walking tour, to make sure we saw every inch of the property.

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This is the breathtaking view from the walkway to and from our room. Look at the landscaping in the courtyard!

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Here’s a closer view of the courtyard. Every plant is exquisite.

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The landscaping alone is next-level. Add that to the natural surroundings and the high-end luxury factor and you’re going to fall in love with this place.

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Bike rentals come with your stay the Resort, which we would’ve done more of without the pup in tow.

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A palisade reflection in one of the many ponds on the property. So beautiful.

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This horse sculpture was really cool… we were surprised Harper wasn’t terrified of it. Nope! Instead, she was terrified of…

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The bullfrogs in the pond! Can you spot the guy above? He was posing for the camera.

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Hi, Harps!

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This is a view of the Palisade Event Center and Mission Bell Amphitheater, a gorgeous venue, especially for weddings.

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And here’s a close up of it, too. I love the strung lights.

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The Resort offers 58 guest rooms and suites, and 14 palisade casitas (above). The casitas are basically like little homes and are more secluded on the edge of the property. I love their bright blue doors!

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Out by the casitas is plenty of open space, and a fenced area where horses roam. We took Harper out there to run around and play.

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Ready to play!

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But first, a treat! This next sequence is so cute. Get ready.

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Get him!

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Sitting for 2.5 seconds… before…

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Tearing off for another round of circles!

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Bye, Harps!

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Happy doggo.

After our romp on tour of the property, we packed up and headed home. Once again, the drive provided some stellar views.

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We had wanted to take a slight detour to Maroon Bells, for more leaf-peeping opportunities, but there was a winter storm warning for Aspen so we stayed on our normal route. We actually hit some of the snow going through Vail… which was quite surreal! I was wearing flip flops!

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Harper was a sleepy angel on the car ride. She’s becoming such a good pup.

All in all, the day-and-a-half  in Gateway and Palisade was sublime. We got home to a clean house around 5:00 pm and ordered Taki Sushi for dinner. Slam dunk for a quick weekend getaway!

 

 

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