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Four Destinations to Honeymoon in Colorado

December 17th, 2013 8:22 am

With famous destinations around the world and unparalleled alpine scenery, Colorado provides a honeymoon experience that no married couple could forget.

Love in the Wilds

Colorado Springs offers an ideal placement amongst Colorado’s natural bounty. Pike National Forest contains over a million square acres and the famous Pike’s Peak. Newlyweds can take a romantic journey to the peak’s summit via the Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway, or, for some serious alone time, hike it on the 13-mile Barr Trail. The Cliff House resort won inclusion as one of “Conde Nast’s” top resorts in the West, with suites that feature gas fireplaces and two-person spa tubs. A romantic evening in Colorado Springs can include dinner at the Penrose Room at the Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado’s only Five-Diamond and Five-Star restaurant.

Glittering Alpine Elegance

Aspen delivers honeymooners into a world of glitz, glamour and luxury. The slopes established Aspen’s prestige, yet the town has much to offer year-round, from the transcendent bouquets of fall foliage to the summer festival season. Honeymooners can stay in a world-class resort like St. Regis Aspen, which “Conde Nast” voted the No. 1 resort in the West. Guests in the Presidential Suite enjoy 2,000 square feet of space, plenty of room to create honeymoon memories. Aspen’s red-brick downtown houses exquisite restaurants like Casa Tua, an Italian bistro, and Matsuhisha, which serves up Japanese cuisine in a Victorian mansion.

Luxurious Isolation

Colorado has many boldface travel destinations, yet the couple that wants a singular honeymoon might find a ghost town more appealing. Dunton Hot Springs, which “Forbes” chose in 2013 as one of its top 10 most romantic resorts in North America, was once a mining camp. The 13 original cabins now form the lodgings of an isolated resort. The abundant outdoor hot springs complement a range of activities like horseback riding and skiing, and facilities that include a saloon, dance hall and vineyard. Adventurous couples can explore nearby archaeological sites and Monument Valley, while the lucky ones can reserve the cabin with a private hot spring.

Culture on the Slopes

Telluride presents an ideal choice for honeymooners who want ski resort glamour with a dose of the arts. With its backcountry terrain, chalets and snowy peaks, Telluride appears lifted from the Alps, and the couple that enjoys European art-house can cuddle up at several preserved theaters, including the Sheridan Opera House. The town has its share of resorts, including Fairmont Heritage Place and Lumiere, which earned spots among “Conde Nast’s” top four resorts in the West. After a day on Telluride’s pristine slopes, couples can retreat to hilltop eateries like Alpino Vino, which specializes in Tuscan fare, and Giuseppe’s, which features home-style cooking.

Future Business Plans of the Family Businesses in Colorado

October 22nd, 2013 4:21 am

Family businesses’s Colorado need to know how the operations of their companies will continue when they are no longer able to lead. Legal concerns with a growing business include what happens in the event of the death or retirement of the owner. It is important to take steps to help in the eventual transition of leadership.

Such a plan should be prepared well in advance of the need to put it into action. Family businesses can be affected by the emotional nature of the loss of a loved one, and firm guidelines can bring order to the transition. A family charter may be beneficial if there are many members of the family with interest in participating in the leadership of the company. This document is useful for defining goals and designating those who are able to implement them.

A business owner may wish to designate those outside of the family who are potential leaders to carry on with business operations and management. Giving them equity in the business may help ensure their commitment to the company.

Future business plans can be an overwhelming task for the business owner who is focused on growing and expanding right now. However, working with a commercial lawyer to develop a plan of succession can ensure that the foundation is created for a smooth transition if an unexpected situation affects one’s ability to lead. Additionally, a commercial attorney may be able to provide insight related to selecting and preparing successors so that personal vision continues at the heart of the company’s mission.


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