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The Best 2016 Labor Day Weekend Celebrations

July 27, 2016

Labor Day Weekend is just around the corner and what better way to ring in the end of summer than with a weekend getaway. Whether you prefer the mountains or the beach, there are Labor Day celebrations from coast to coast which bring in thousands of visitors every year. We have compiled a list of six of the most popular Labor Day parties that families, students, and couples will all be sure to love.

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Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Festival

September 2nd-September 4th
Aspen, Colorado

The Rocky Mountains are calling with one of the largest Labor Day celebrations nationwide. Highlighting some of the best jazz, country and R&B musicians in the music industry, Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Festival is a party that will entertain and delight all ages. Featuring performances by Train, The Killers, Stevie Wonder, Duran Duran, and more, you are sure to be dancing all weekend long. Join in the fun this year and book your Aspen vacation today!

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Beach, Boogie & BBQ Festival

September 2nd-September 3rd
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Celebrate the last weekend of the summer in lively Myrtle Beach with the Beach, Boogie & BBQ Festival. Featuring wing eating competitions and tastings, as well as the 1st Annual BBQ Derby and the Kansas City Barbecue Society BBQ Competition, your stomach will surely be happy throughout the weekend! The fun continues with plenty of live entertainment, a corn hole competition, a car show, and more! With over $8,600 in prizes, the weekend is sure to be a competitive one, but it’s all in fun, and at the end, the festival aims to donate around 30 cooked pork butts to a local food kitchen! Spend Labor Day at the beach and enjoy everything that Myrtle Beach has to offer!

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Park City Miner’s Day

September 5th
Park City, Utah

Celebrate Park City’s mining heritage during the annual Park City Miner’s Day festival! Featuring kid-friendly races, a parade, a pancake breakfast, live music, and the favorite Running of the Balls event, Labor Day in Park City is always a great time! There’s even a Mucking and Drilling competition where participants can tackle the machinery and techniques used by the early mining industry. Located in the beautiful Uinta Mountains, Park City is the perfect place to finish out a fantastic summer so plan your trip today!

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Beaver Creek’s 17th Annual Oktoberfest

September 3rd-September 4th
Beaver Creek, Colorado

Oom-pah music, unbeatable beer and wunderbar wurst, what more could you need! Come join in the fun in Beaver Creek’s 17th Annual Oktoberfest. Enjoy live music, excellent food and drinks, beautiful views, and plenty of hiking and golfing for one of the most popular Labor Day celebrations in the Rockies. There will also be plenty of activities for the kids as well as the annual Oktoberfest Shuffle, a 10k or 5k race! You will not want to miss one of Beaver Creek’s most lively events of the year!

Search through the finest Beaver Creek lodging options here.


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Steamboat Springs Wild West Air Fest

September 3rd-September 4th
Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Ring in Labor Day with a Wild West air show providing edge of your seat excitement! Watch nationally renowned performers perform thrilling aerobatics and formation flying all while enjoying excellent food and drinks in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Fun for the whole family, the festival also offers plenty of activities for kids that will have them busy all day long. Whether you plan on just watching the air shows, touring the airplanes, or even taking a ride in one, the Steamboat Springs Wild West Air Fest will sure to be an event that you will not forget.

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Copper Country

September 3rd-September 4th
Copper Mountain, Colorado

Spend your Labor Day Weekend in beautiful Copper Mountain celebrating the best of the American spirit. With plenty of free live music, the annual Copper Country Arts Festival, and an arts & crafts section just for kids, Copper Country is one of the most family-friendly celebrations in the country. Wander through Copper’s streets and alleys experiencing everything this annual festival has to offer!

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However you spend your 2016 Labor Day weekend, make sure to spend it with friends and family that will share in a fun celebration!

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Safe Travels,

The Vacation Roost Team


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Use Ski Butlers to rent your ski and snowboard equipment this winter!

July 19, 2016


Why Ski Butlers

Do you ever dream of going on a fabulous ski vacation, but you don’t own any ski equipment? Or perhaps you only ski once or twice per year and don’t want to purchase expensive ski gear that will either go out of style soon or be out-rated by newer and better equipment. OR maybe you normally rent your ski equipment, but have no idea what to get and the company you use isn’t very helpful. If you fall into any of these scenarios, Ski Butlers is the company for you.

With several awards and accolades under their belt, including features in highly-rated publications such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Ski Magazine, GQ, and the Washington Post, Ski Butlers is no doubt one of the top companies to rent ski equipment from. Ski Butlers has locations in 10 major destinations and accommodates 35 ski resorts, covering all major ski areas in the Western United States.

How Does Ski Butlers Work?

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 Renting skis or snowboarding equipment from Ski Butlers is easy, in fact, there are only 4 steps you need to follow. Simply log on to their website and fill out their quick reservation form, get fitted the day of, enjoy full support while you ski, and then leave the gear for Ski Butlers to pick up when you are done.

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We even put Ski Butlers to the test this past April during the Mountain Travel Symposium in Keystone, Colorado…and did they deliver! On our drive to Keystone we quickly realized we couldn’t fit all our ski gear into the car, but we needed ski rentals by the next morning. That’s when we sent an email to our friends at Ski Butlers and let them know our situation, not knowing if they would see the message in time to help us out.

The next morning at 7 am a Ski Butlers representative showed up at our condo with several pairs of equipment, ready to give us a custom fitting. Ski Butler’s always takes extra care to bring several sizes and types of boards and skis to best fit your needs. Once we were all fitted in our boots, our rep chose skis and board best fit for our abilities and slope style. We were left with a business card incase anything broke or didn’t feel right, and they would meet us slope side to fix or replace anything free of charge.

Our experience with Ski Butlers equipment was better than we imagined. In fact, I even found the rental boots much more comfortable than the pair I own back home. Once we were done skiing for the week, we called our representative and he met us back at the condo to pick up our equipment in record time.

Now that I have experienced the exceptional customer service and quality with Ski Butlers, I highly recommend the company to anyone looking for ski rentals. You will receive high quality equipment at an affordable price.

Ski Butlers also offers a 15% discount when you book for six consecutive days (blackout dates applied) and extras such as helmets, boot dryers, and goggles. Want to use your own boots? No problem, simply let them know at check out and they’ll fit your skis or snowboard to your personal boots. Their website also lets you view all available equipment for the ski area you’ll be in, a price quote calculator so there are no surprises at check out, and the website shows you the differences between ski and snowboard designs.

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Ski Butlers Destinations



Copper Mountain


Beaver Creek




Park City/Deer Valley

Jackson Hole

Sun Valley

Big Sky

Lake Tahoe



Safe Travels,

The VacationRoost Team

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Five of our Favorite Romantic Travel Destinations

July 7, 2016

A vacation can have many purposes such as the chance to explore, to relax, to adventure into the unknown, or even to reconnect with a loved one. Romantic getaways provide the perfect opportunity for a couple to escape from their daily lives and enjoy each other’s company in an environment different than their own. Whether it’s at the beach, the mountains, a beautiful lake, or a remote island, the perfect romantic vacation can take on many forms and is up to the specific couple to decide where they would like to spend it. Here is a list of five of our favorite romantic travel destinations.


Rocky Beach in Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas

Located on the tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Cabo San Lucas has attracted couples looking for a romantic getaway for years. In fact, one of Cabo’s most popular beaches, Playa del Amor, or Lover’s Beach, has become known as a picturesque destination for lovers looking to enjoy a picnic on the beach, a romantic sunset or a fun day of swimming and snorkeling. Whether you and your partner are interested in more recreational activities or are looking to relax and enjoy being pampered, Cabo has something for every couple. From swimming with dolphins, snorkeling and diving, horseback rides on secluded beaches and even sailing, Cabo is a prime destination for couples seeking adventures with a romantic twist. However, if you prefer your days a little more relaxed, Cabo offers a notable art scene, world-renowned spas, fantastic restaurants and bars and beautiful rental properties and resorts. VacationRoost is proud to offer guests 114 different rental properties in the Cabo San Lucas area that are perfect for any romantic getaway.


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Lake Tahoe, California

As the largest alpine lake in North America, Lake Tahoe, located on the northern border of California and Nevada, offers a multitude of options for a couple seeking a romantic escape. Known for its numerous recreational activities, Lake Tahoe offers a romantic couple adventures galore such as parasailing, hang gliding, hiking, cycling, and even bathing in hot springs! However the town also offers many indoor activities such as a lively arts and music scene, a fantastic collection of restaurants and bars, and numerous lavish spas. The beautiful lake has become known as a popular place to pop the question, as well as one of the top places in the United States to get married, so you are sure to experience a romantic locale unlike any other. With close to 400 properties available in Lake Tahoe, VacationRoost is the perfect place to search for your ideal accommodations.

To view VacationRoost’s Lake Tahoe lodging options, visit our website here.


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Sugarloaf Mountain, Maine

New England and its vast history is the perfect romantic backdrop for a couples vacation. Sugarloaf Mountain, located in western Maine, and the Sugarloaf Ski Resort are known for its beautiful slopes and amazing skiing. As the largest ski resort east of the Mississippi and some of the highest elevations for skiing, Sugarloaf attracts couples who have a love for the winter and all of the fun adventures that go along with it. Whether you and your partner are here to ski, snow tube, ice skate or snowshoe, Sugarloaf has it all. In addition, the town also has plenty of beautiful hotels, fantastic dining options, and a unique and charming downtown scene.

Search through some of the best Sugarloaf Mountain lodging on our website here.


Marigot Bay, St. Lucia

St. Lucia


With mountains, beaches, coral reefs, rainforests, waterfalls and volcanoes, St. Lucia has it all. Located in the eastern Caribbean Sea, the island of St. Lucia provides the perfect destination for a couple looking to escape the stresses of their daily lives. Whether you are looking to immerse yourself in the beautiful outdoors or in one of the many world-renowned spas, this island oasis provides a romantic getaway that could reinvigorate any relationship. Spend your days sunbathing, scuba diving, whale watching, waterfall exploring, or sailing and you and your partner will be sure to leave refreshed and replenished. Known for its amazing resorts and boutique hotels, St. Lucia provides incredible lodging options and VacationRoost is happy to provide travelers with plenty of choices.

Search through St.Lucia lodging options here.


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Telluride, CO


If the mountains get your heart fluttering, then Telluride in the beautiful Rocky Mountains is the perfect destination for your ultimate romantic getaway. Surrounded by 14,000 foot peaks, Telluride offers its visitors the perfect romantic destination year-round. The summer months offer a couple a historic downtown area filled with fantastic shopping, incredible cuisine and drinks and an arts and music scene reflective of its mountain atmosphere. The outdoors provide adventures such as beautiful hiking, four-wheeling, horseback riding, kayaking, climbing and even hot air ballooning. Telluride’s winter months are filled with skiing, snowboarding, beautiful views, cozy resorts and lodging and more. If the mountains are a place where you and your partner feel at peace, there is no better destination than Telluride.

To search through the best Telluride lodging, check out VacationRoost’s 603 rental properties here.


A romantic escape is the perfect reason to plan a vacation so get out there today.

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Safe Travels,

The Vacation Roost Team


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Our Favorite National Parks for Summer 2016

June 16, 2016

This summer the National Park Service is celebrating its 100th Anniversary and the country is celebrating. Therefore, there is no better time to get out with the family and explore our country’s beautiful national parks. Whether you are an avid traveler eager to add another park to your list or a newcomer to the park scene, come see for yourself why national parks attract millions of visitors a year. Do not stress about lodging though, because we have compiled a list of our favorite parks with convenient links to where you and your family can stay. Go out and explore this summer and stay with us!

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park & Mammoth, California

Known across the world for its waterfalls, deep valleys, and large sequoias, Yosemite National Park is a must-see among national parks on the west coast. Summer is the perfect time for Yosemite visitors as the park offers backpacking, fishing, camping, biking, rock climbing, horseback riding, and many more family-fun activities. Whether you stay for a day or for a week, Yosemite has something for everybody. Lucky for you, if you prefer day trips, Mammoth Lakes is a convenient 40-minute drive from the park and offers plenty of lodging options.

Explore Yosemite National Park this summer and stay with us in Mammoth Lakes. Find convenient lodging here.

Mountains and wildflowers at Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park & Jackson Hole, Wyoming  

Known for its amazing views, Grand Teton National Park has every reason to be proud of its esteemed reputation. Named for Grand Teton, the tallest mountain in the Teton Range at 13,775 feet, the park boasts over 200 miles of hiking trails, hundreds of beautiful mountain lakes, and a dozen glaciers. Camping, hiking, mountaineering, fishing, and boating are all fun activities you and your family can enjoy while taking in the views of the beautiful peaks of the Teton Mountain Range. Jackson Hole, one of the most popular mountain towns of the west, is a short ten-minute drive from the park and offers plenty of its own fun activities. Plan your summer vacation in Jackson Hole today and stay with us!

Find the best Jackson Hole lodging here.

Aerial view of Florida Everglades

Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park & Naples, Florida

As the largest tropical wilderness and the third-largest national park in the continental United States, Everglades National Park is a sight to behold. Dedicated to protecting the fragile ecosystem of the Everglades, the park is a beautiful web of wetlands and forests home to 350 species of birds, 300 species of fish, 40 species of mammals, and 50 species of reptiles. Famous animals of the park include the Florida panther, the American crocodile, and the West Indian manatee. Hiking, biking, birding, motor boating, and camping are all activities visitors can participate in. Take in the beauty of the natural Everglades this summer and stay with us in close-by Naples, Florida. It will be a vacation you’ll treasure for a lifetime.

Check out the best Naples lodging here.

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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park & Palm Springs, California

If you are looking to explore the desert, look no further than Joshua Tree National Park. Straddling parts of the Mojave Desert and the Colorado Desert, Joshua Tree is a large expanse of beautiful rocky desert terrain often described as “otherworldly.” Camping, hiking, climbing, birding, and even stargazing are all popular recreational activities one can indulge in at Joshua Tree. However, if the heat of the desert scares you, Palm Springs is a mere 50-minute drive from the park entrance, and we have the perfect places for you and your family to stay.

Find the best Palm Springs lodging here.

Kids hiking in the Rocky Mountains National Park, Colorado

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park & Winter Park

The Rocky Mountains are known for their sheer size and breathtaking beauty and there is no better place to take the scenery in than Rocky Mountain National Park. Located in the Front Rage of the Rocky Mountains, visitors can expect grand mountain views, refreshing mountain lakes, hundreds of miles of hiking trails, and a large amount of wildlife. Popular attractions include the Continental Divide, Longs Peak, Bear Lake, and numerous deserted mines and ghost towns from the 19th century mining boom. Summer is the perfect season to get the most out of the park and lucky for you, Winter Park is a short 45-minute scenic drive to the park entrance. Boasting its own beautiful views, Winter Park is the perfect place for you and your family to get the most out of the Rocky Mountains.

Come explore the Rockies and stay with us today!


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Safe travels,

The VacationRoost Team


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What’s going on in Breckenridge this Summer?

May 27, 2016

It’s no secret that Breckenridge is one of our favorite destinations for many reasons, one of which being that it’s great for both winter AND summer. That means you can ski all winter long and then make the easy transition to hiking and mountain biking in the summer.

Breckenridge also rocks summer with their many activities and events going on right until the first snowfall of the new season! Check out some of our favorite events and happenings for this summer.

June 2-5: WAVE – Light + Water + Sound

The Pool by artist Jen Lewin

The Pool by artist Jen Lewin featured at SXSW Interactive 2013

Breckenridge Creative Arts brings WAVE, an indoor and outdoor event featuring interactive art, music and waterfront instillation. Enjoy performances from the National Repertory Orchestra, video shorts from the Breckenridge Film Festival and artist talks. 

June 22-26: Breck Bike Week


Breckenridge is kicking off summer in the saddle. The 5-day bike festival starts with Bike to Work Day, followed by bike demos, women’s Yeti MTB skills clinics, Breck Cruisers, group night rides and LateNite @ the District, with a screening of American Flyers.

July 4: Fourth of July Celebration


Escape the summer heat and head to the mountains for 4th of July celebration in Breckenridge. The day starts with a 10K trail run and continues throughout the day with the Firecracker 50 bike race, leading the vibrant Forth of July Parade, arts festivals, live music and street art. End the night with the National Repertory Orchestra performing a patriotic concert followed by fireworks at 9:45 p.m.

August 12-21: Breckenridge International Festival of Arts


BIFA combines adventure, play and creativity over 9 days. Breckenridge comes alive with musical bike rides, yoga, contemporary circus and exhibitions. 

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Safe Travels,

The VacationRoost Team

Images and content from the Breckenridge Tourism Office

Spring Skiing Events 2016

February 17, 2016


Spring is the best time to hit up all your favorite ski resorts because of all the amazing events and festivities going on to ring in the season’s end. The snow may not be at its peak come end of March and early April, but the weather is warm and the events are on point. The events range from local favorites such as pond skimming and beer festivals to famous events like the Bud Light Spring Jam and Spring Fever! Check out our favorite locations for spring events below.

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Safe Travels,

The VacationRoost Team

Jackson Hole Receives 13 Feet of Snow

December 29, 2015

Ski season has only been in play for a month and a half, and already Jackson Hole has received 13 feet of snow! Unlike their many counterparts, every lift is open at Jackson Hole Ski Resort, and the skiing is out of this world.

Jackson Hole officially celebrated their 50th anniversary on December 19, and to celebrate they opened a brand new Teton Lift–a high speed quad accessing over 200 acres of terrain that was previously only accessible by hiking or traversing.

Check out some awesome shots below of the 2015-2016 so far!

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Safe Travels,

The VacationRoost Team

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