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Ouray Lodge Welcomes Yule Fest Revelers with Great Savings!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Sun, Nov 11, 2012 @01:12 PM

Wine Chocolate and Cheese Fest Completes Yule Weekend in Ouray!

wine and chocolate.2011.3The Ouray Yule Fest Victorian Christmas Weekend greets the Holiday Season with open arms and activities sure to entertain everyone. From Friday, December 7, 2012 through Sunday, December 9, 2012, the town is bursting with sidewalk sales, Santa on parade, festive music in several venues and the Fourth Annual Wine Chocolate and Cheese Fest, just to mention a few exciting opportunities to enjoy the Holiday Cheer and small town charm Ouray is famous for.

Every year, Ouray locals and visitors welcome the season with a Parade of Lights, filling this tiny mountain town with the bright festivity of the Holidays. Santa will arrive with the parade, and children and pets will all have the opportunity to visit with him at the Ouray Elks Lodge and the Wright Opera House. Sidewalk sales and all around good cheer are the order of the day.

wine and chocolate.2011Perhaps the most popular event for adults at Yule Fest will be the Fourth Annual Wine Chocolate and Cheese Fest, which will be held at the Ouray Community Center on Saturday, December 8, 2012, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm, sample a variety of decadent treats, all presented by local vendors. Southwest Colorado wineries are steadily gaining recognition in the wine industry. With the inclusion of local chocolatiers and dairies from across the state, one would think Nirvana had been found. This year, in the tradition of showcasing the many marvelous things Colorado, the event will also be showcasing local distilleries and arts and crafts. It's like one stop shopping mixed in with an evening of live music and fabulous oral delights!

alternate.routeThis year, the theme Home for the Holidays will be complimented by the musical stylings of Bluegrass Band 'Alternate Route', a dynamic acoustic band that brings fresh new sounds to traditional music, with an edgy mix of bluegrass, newgrass, classic country and more. Once again, door prizes will be awarded for the most festively dressed, and the evening should prove to be the best yet of this hugely popular event.

After the Wine, Chocolate and Cheese Fest, the evening continues at O'Briens Pub, with The North Fork Flyers, Western Colorado’s premier jazz/pop quintet performing from 9:00 pm to 12:00 am.

Mr and mrs claus in ourayOn Sunday, December 9, 2012 what better way to celebrate the season than an afternoon enjoying Dolce Voce, a Montrose based a capella choral group as they entertain and delight with a great assortment of holiday music from all ages.

This year, The Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs is excited to offer a special package to our Yule Fest Guests. Come on up to Ouray on Friday, and begin your weekend with a soothing soak in our mineral hot spring tubs. After an evening enjoying the serene beauty of the San Jeans, head on back to the Lodge and wind down with one or a few movies from our video library.

box canyon lodge winter in ouraySaturday morning, stay in town soaking and relaxing, or take a scenic drive through some of the most spectacular scenery in the state before the festivities of the night. As the sun sets, after the parade of lights and a visit with Santa, put on your Holiday best, and enjoy an evening at the Wine Chocolate and Cheese Fest. Sample pallet pleasing delights from local vendors such as Stony Mesa Winery, Pleasant View Vineyards, Four Leaves Winery, Joyce Withrow with Rosemaling, Gubbini Winery, Mountain View Winery, Trail Town Still, Mouse's Chocolates, Ouray Candy Company, Drost's Chocolates, Jumpin Good Goat Dairy, Dayspring Farm, Garrett Estate Cellars and MouCo Cheese. Peruse the variety of original gift ideas from your favorite Bordeaux, to a one of a kind piece of art displayed by local merchants!

Once the evening festivities have come to a close, your room at the Box Canyon is waiting to envelope you in a warm, cozy night sleep. Before heading home on Sunday, be sure to enjoy a cup of Exotic Earth Coffee as you take one last soothing soak in our mineral hot spring tubs!

Box Canyon Lodge Yule Fest Weekend Special is $209.95 plus tax, and includes two nights lodging in one of our beautiful guest rooms and two tickets to the Wine Chocolate & Cheese Fest on Saturday, December 8, 2012. Call and book your getaway today!


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