Here are some ideas for a great day’s itinerary, good brunch spots, hikes and locally sourced gifts for Mom.
A FEW BRUNCH + HIKE/BIKE COMBINATIONS WE LOVE
The Redstone Inn: Make reservations to take Mom out on Sunday, May 9, 2021. The Redstone Inn will be serving from 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM in the Dining Room, offering a special Mother’s Day Brunch menu. Set her free (and well fed) for a hike up either the East Creek or Placita Trail.
Hotel Colorado is offering a special menu for Mother’s Day. We love this venue because the kids have room to run around and the atmosphere is welcoming and family-friendly. By May 9, the crabapple and cherry trees in the courtyard and property are in full bloom. Spring flowers in downtown Glenwood Springs can’t be beat. Plan ahead (NOW!) and try to get a reservation for the newly reopened Hanging Lake Trail. Visit the Forest Service website here to make a reservation. You can reserve a spot to park at the trailhead or plan to bike down the Glenwood Canyon Trail. Remember a bike lock. If Hanging Lake isn’t the ticket, South Canyon offers great mountain biking this time of year.
LOCALLY SOURCED GIFTS
Beautiful Crazy Events is offering Mother’s Day gift boxes full of Colorado-made items. Order soon for pick up or schedule delivery by Sunday, May. 9th. Email: Beautifulcrazyeventrentals@yahoo.com or see their website.
Give Mom a photo shoot. Katie J. Photography offers annual “Mommy and Me Minis.” Check availability here. The photo shoots happen after Mother’s Day on May 15, which is perfect because Mom certainly does not want to be combing kid’s hair on her “day off.” The sessions are reasonably priced and make for a great gift.
Eagle Crest Nursery offers a Deal of The Week every Tuesday. Selected items are 25% off each week. It will be open on Sunday, May 9th. Treat Mom to a few plants or something from the gift shop this year. Kids love feeding the fish in the pond there while parents shop. Better yet, help Mom plant and weed as part of your gift. Manual labor for Mom. That’s always a hit.