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Rex2 Top 10 Reasons Why I Love Working at Gateway Reservations

By | Durango Zip Line, Entertainment, Rafting, Skiing, Snow Conditions, Snowmobiling, Uncategorized, Unique Packages, Vacation, Vacation Planning | No Comments
High School English Teacher, Customer Service Agent, and Administrative Assistant are just some of the job titles I've held. However, for the past six years, I’ve been the Lead Reservations Agent for Gateway Reservations and finally found a job I can honestly say, “I love!” Durango, Colorado is my home, and here’s a list of reasons why I love living and working here in this amazing town located in Southwest Colorado.   I LOVE…   …where I live!  We are lucky enough to look at breathtaking scenery in every direction!  And because we experience four distinct seasons here, the scenery…
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Rex2 New and Unique Activities in Durango, CO

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Traveling in spring is one of life’s greatest pleasures! Come out of winter hiding and take in the longer days, warm breezes, budding flowers, and all those farm babies!  Let’s not forget there are no crowds to contend with either and the weather is perfect for exploring. Spring is a great time to visit Durango, Colorado. Whether you would like to ride the historic train, partake in one of many outdoor activities, or explore the area’s rich culture and history, there is something here for everyone. Looking for something unique? We have four new activities we’d love to share with…
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Rex2 A Bird’s Eye View With Durango Air Tours

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A recent excursion with Durango Air Tours by two of Gateway Reservations’ travel consultants left them with some excellent first impressions. Durango Air Tours is offering a special promotion for the month of April 2019: Fly in the month of April 2019 and receive a 10% discount. This is an activity you definitely don't want to miss - read the reviews from Bruce and Brittany below!   "Living in Durango for almost 30 years, I have traveled the roads in and out of Durango hundreds of times.  Touring this beautiful area from the air was awe-inspiring and provided a totally…
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Rex2 The Historic Cumbres & Toltec Narrow Gauge Railroad

By | Activities, History, packages, train, Train Packages, Train Rides, Unique Packages, Vacation, Vacation Planning | No Comments
  One of the perks of working for a tourism reservations company is getting to experience first-hand the area’s attractions and activities. Last week, three of our awesome, hard-working gals had the opportunity to get out of the office for the day, step back in time, relax and take in the beautiful scenery with a ride the historic Cumbres & Toltec Railroad out of Chama, New Mexico. The Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad is a National Historic Landmark and is the longest and highest steam, narrow gauge railroad in North America. This scenic 64-mile train ride crosses the border of…
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Rex2 Not a Downhill Skier? No Problem!

By | Activities, Adventure Packages, Adventures, Durango Family Packages, Durango Packages, Durango Tours, Family Packages, Horseback Riding, Hot Springs, packages, Sightseeing Tours, Skiing, Snowmobiling, Unique Packages, Vacation, Vacation Planning | No Comments
Winter in Colorado can be just as much fun for those who don't ski as it is for those who do.  It's not difficult at all to come up with a list of fun things to do in Colorado.  In fact, you may become overwhelmed by our great list of Colorado winter activities.  We have ideas for every age and activity level. Ice Skating Durango has a large ice skating rink that adds to its winter charm.  If you like “late” night ice skating, twirl around the ice until 9 pm at Beaver Creek Village's Ice Skating rink.  Enjoy a…
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Rex2 The Many Benefits of Hot Springs

By | Activities, Family Packages, Glenwood Hot Springs, glenwood springs, Glenwood Springs Packages, Hot Springs, Hotels, Relaxation, Unique Packages, Vacation, Vacation Planning | No Comments
Benefits of Hot Springs Maybe you've always enjoyed soothing, mineral-rich hot springs because of how wonderful you felt afterward, but there is a plethora of natural health benefits you may not have even known about.  Throughout history, people have enjoyed them for their scenic, often breathtaking, beauty, scientific value and mysterious, yet well-attested natural healing powers.  Enjoying one of our earth's natural spas might be just what the doctor ordered.  Let Gateway Reservations arrange your stay at the luxurious Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge located in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.  You will find yourself just steps from the world's largest hot springs…
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Rex2 Reflections on a Holiday Weekend Getaway

By | Activities, Amtrak Train, Entertainment, Family Packages, Glenwood Hot Springs, glenwood springs, Glenwood Springs Packages, History, Hot Springs, Hotels, packages, Ski Packages, Skiing, Snowboard Packages, Snowboarding, Snowmobiling, train, Train Packages, Train Packages, Train Rides, Unique Packages, Vacation | No Comments
After a fun, long holiday weekend getaway for Thanksgiving visiting our daughter and her husband near Vail, Colorado, we headed west on Interstate 70 to get our Glenwood Springs "fix."  We love this Colorado mountain town. It’s the perfect getaway about three hours west of Denver. Our room was ready early, so we checked into one of our favorite hotels, The Hotel Denver, conveniently located in historic downtown Glenwood, directly across the street from the Amtrak Station.  Roxie and her front desk staff are always friendly and helpful. This boutique hotel boasts a unique style with the perfect mix of old…
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Rex2 Colorado Travel Adventures for Those 50 and Older

By | Activities, Adventure Packages, Adventures, Multi Destination Packages, Pagosa Springs Packages, telluride, Train Packages, Train Packages, Train Rides, Unique Packages, Vacation, Vacation Planning | No Comments
No matter your age, Colorado is full of amazing things to do during any season. If you like adventurous vacations or relaxing ones, exciting things to do or cultural experiences, Durango has a ton of activities to appease everyone. Especially, if you’re empty-nesters or retired. Did you know that the words “O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain, For purple mountain majesties, Above the fruited plain,” from our famed America the Beautiful were inspired and penned after the author had hiked a Colorado peak? We live in a truly beautiful country! It makes me want to swirl…
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Rex2 Mesa Verde: The 700 Years Tours

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Mesa Verde Park, 700 years old, one of only 20 World Heritage Sites in the entire United States, stands as the largest archaeological preserve in the country on top of a beautiful mesa covered in sagebrush and pinon-juniper forest.  Recent visitors to southwestern Colorado's one-of-a-kind Mesa Verde Park took to Trip Advisor to describe their experience as: "Unforgettable experience!” “Amazing!” “A very unique National Park!” "Very interesting national park with lots to see and do.” “Definitely worth a visit!” "Do NOT miss Mesa Verde!! Especially the petroglyphs!!” "Wow.” “Breathtaking & Educational Experience.” "Amazing to see but requires planning.” What’s the History…
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Rex2 15 Reasons Why Durango is a Kid-Friendly Vacation Spot

By | Activities, Adventure Packages, Adventures, durango, Durango Events, Durango Family Packages, Durango Mountain Resort, Durango Packages, Durango Tours, Family Packages, Hiking, packages, Purgatory, Ski Packages, Skiing, Snowboard Packages, Snowboarding, train, Train Packages, Train Packages, Train Rides, Travel Hacks, Unique Packages, Vacation Planning, Zipline | No Comments
If you have ever planned a vacation with kids, you may have been so overwhelmed you opted to leave them behind. Or worse, you ended up cutting your trip short because the trip proved to be too difficult. Let me offer a little sage advice: book your lodging and transportation ahead of time! Spontaneity works when you’re a childless couple comfortable pulling a tent out because you couldn’t book a hotel. After you have kids, you’re going to want to be sure you secured lodging because you and your kids will be much happier with a bed, a shower, and,…
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