At times work can get you down, and you need to take some time away from it all. However, traveling can be quite expensive. Which is why many more people are choosing to take small weekend trips to locations that are nearby. Recently my friends and I did just that. We packed up our bags and headed up to Blackhawk for the weekend. Now I know what you are thinking, Blackhawk, really? What once was a decrepit aging ghost town, haunted by its glory days in the times of the old west; is now a spectacular get-a-way location, with great hotels, and restaurants?
Over the past decade Black Hawk, CO has witnessed a new renaissance. With luxurious hotels, spas and plenty of entertainment, Blackhawk is a premiere destination for anyone wanting to get away for the hustle and bustle of the city. Set against the glorious purple peaks of the Rocky Mountains, just a 30-minute drive from Denver, Blackhawk has something for everyone.
When my friends and I went up for the weekend, we were pleasantly surprised by what we found. We arrived at the Blackhawk Hotel and checked in right away. The staff was friendly and more than helpful when we asked for suggestion on where to eat. One of their suggestions was to try out one of Blackhawk’s best restaurants, which happened to be inside this very hotel. Every inch of the hotel is beautiful. There are vases with fresh flowers everywhere, light music playing in the background and classic furnishings.
When we got to the room, it was spectacular. The linens were fresh and smelled like lavender, the beds were soft and the design details made you feel like you were living in the lap of luxury. Even the bathroom was gorgeous. A porcelain tub/shower, granite countertops and tiny little soaps lined the giant mirror.
The dinner we had at the Blackhawk hotel restaurant was delectable. My friend had the prime rib with a baked potato, green beans and a glass of red wine. My other friend had the filet migon with garlic-mashed potatoes, and a martini. I gorged myself on Alaskan King Crab Legs, buttered asparagus, potato puree and a tall glass of white wine. After we shoveled all the deliciousness down our throats it was time for dessert. Because we were already stuffed, we decided to share a scrumptious piece of chocolate lava cake. Every bite was delicious and by the end of the evening we were stuffed to the brim.
The next day we decided to take advantage of the spa services that they offered. One of my friends sat for a Swedish massage. My other friend booked a facial, and I had the classic mani/pedi. It was amazing. I have never felt so pampered in my life before.
By the end of our little weekend trip, we were all so relaxed and feeling great that we were not ready to return to our dull drum life. But we made a vow that we had to come back another weekend soon.