Are you ready to unwind? Find an experience that is rich in natural wonders and modern comforts. Forget your cares and leave your watch, PDA and cell phone in the glove compartment of the car!
Nature is resplendent in the golden, ruffled coats of elk as they forage on our lawns. Walk up our slope into the quiet woods where the sunlight breaks into a kaleidoscope of shapes on the ground. Sit on your deck and listen to the rain as it washes the scent of pine into the air.
At nightfall, the trees turn to sapphire blankets that snuggle against the mountains. If you should wake in the middle of the night, go to the window and look out at the peaks. If it's winter and there's moonlight, you may see snow on the summit, pale and pearl-like. I guarantee you, the sight will fix whatever ails you! There's no doubt about it. This wealth of beautiful, natural surroundings can help you find a "calm from the storm" of everyday life.
Choose a cabin with fireplace and enjoy the spicy smell of a blaze as you simmer your own spaghetti sauce on the stove in your kitchenette.
At dusk, take the kids for a drive into the park to hear the elk bugle or the coyotes howl. Their piercing, distinctive calls send pleasant jolts through your body. It's like your senses are being jump-started somehow! Afterwards, when the kids are zoned-out in their beds, settle into a spa and feel the kinks ease out of your shoulders. Close your eyes and listen to the stillness.
If you prefer, rejuvenate by going to a fitness center for a high-altitude workout! Make an appointment for a massage at a spa. Plan a bike ride on the RiverWalk into town or try a hike, where the only sound you'll hear is the crunch of the trail under your shoes. Perhaps you'll see the pointed wings and rapid wing beats of a Peregrine Falcon overhead or the scolding of a chickaree from a tree.
At any rate, you'll begin to remember what your wise grandmother or grandfather may have told you—to take time from doing to enjoy being. Rediscover who you are… at Castle Mountain.