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Best Pumpkin Patches Around the Front Range

Best Pumpkin Patches Denver

Colorado is one of the absolute best places in the United States to experience the magical season of fall. From the crisp altitude air to the breath-taking leaves changing across the Rocky Mountains, Colorado offers a plethora of opportunities to get outside and get some autumn sunshine. If you are looking for a fun activity for the whole family, we recommend experiencing one of Denver’s many pumpkin patches. Great for people of all ages, young and old, kids can pick out their perfect pumpkin to carve for Halloween, while adults can enjoy fetching a few decorative gourds. Below is our list of the top pumpkin patches in the greater Denver metro area. Throw on a sweatshirt, pick out your perfect pumpkin, and even take a tractor ride. Make this upcoming fall one you’ll never forget!


Criteria For Making Our List

Pumpkin Quality

Pumpkins

It’s all about the produce! Picking the right pumpkin means the farm must have an excellent selection. 

Activities

Corn Stalks

All of these patches have additional activities to keep you entertained for hours. 

Accessibility

Gourds

These patches are located close to the greater Denver metro so that you can make a convenient and relaxing day trip out of it. 


Mile High Farms

Mile High Farms is a hybrid of pure family fun. Half of the farm is an amusement park, while the other half is a pumpkin patch. The Bouncy Castle and Petting Zoo are always kid favorites, and the corn maze represents an Indiana Jones-like adventure for the whole family. The pumpkin patch is sizable and always has a good assortment of girth and variety for your plucking pleasure. Mile High Farms is located in Bennet (just east of Aurora) on I-70, next to the Colorado Air and Space Port. 

Address: 11 Cavanaugh Rd, Bennett, CO 80102

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Anderson Farms

Located a short drive away from Boulder, Erie is one of Colorado’s hidden gems, making a name for itself as a fantastic place to call home. If wagon rides are at the top of your list for pumpkin patch experiences, then Anderson Farms is the place. This Colorado staple is a family-run business that has been in operation for decades. The site has a multitude of activities to keep the whole family entertained the entire day and even offers private campfire sites for those wishing to spend the evening! For you brave souls, we recommend sticking around at night for the Zombie Paintball Hunt and Terror in Corn’s Mile of Mayhem.

Address: 6728 County Rd 3 1/4, Erie, CO 80516

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Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms 

Denver Botanic Gardens is one of the most esteemed brands in Denver, and their operation over at Chatfield Farms is equally impressive. Boasting one of the longest corn mazes in Denver (7 acres), the Denver Botanic Gardens pumpkin patch is nestled next to Chatfield Reservoir. This year, the maze will have a space theme, so expect it to be one of the busier corn mazes in Denver. You can also take a night trip to the York Street location in central Denver for their Glow in The Gardens celebration, showcasing lit-up pumpkins and gourds. 

Address: 8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Rd, Littleton, CO 80128

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Cottonwood Farms

Opening on the 25th of September, Cottonwood Farms is Boulder County’s premier pumpkin patch. Cottonwood Farms is located in Lafayette, close to Boulder, and is considered a thriving hub for the county. The farm serves up an assortment of different items for the holidays that will leave a permanent grin on the face of any child or parent.  A giant pumpkin patch and a Christmas tree area are some of the highlights of this holiday hotspot. This beautiful farm is by far the most affordable pumpkin patch option; at a five-dollar entry fee, you can’t beat it! They also offer wagon rides and corn mazes to keep the family entertained for hours. 

Address: 10600 Isabelle Rd, Lafayette, CO 80026

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Flat Acres Farm

Parker is quickly becoming one of the fastest-growing suburbs of Denver, and Flat Acres Farm is the highlight of the area this coming fall.  Voted the top Pumpkin patch in Colorado in 2017 and 2018, and they have not missed a beat since. They host an amazing variety of local Colorado food options that includes funnel cakes and ice cream. There will also be a petting zoo with bunnies, sheep, goats, and ponies provided by Kodiak Ranch. For you Halloween lovers, check out Freight Acres – Colorado’s largest outdoor haunted attraction. 

Address: 11321 Dransfeldt Rd, Parker, CO 80134

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Miller Farms

Platteville is a quaint little farming community just east of Longmont, one of the fast-growing cities in Northern Colorado. Out of all of the pumpkin patches on our list, Miller Farms offers the most produce picking. Bring unlimited bags and fill up on peppers, squash, tomatoes, potatoes, green beans, and, of course, pumpkins. Tractors come around every thirty minutes and pick up a new group to take them on an hour picking tour, overlooking acres of gorgeous fields with the picturesque Rockies in the background. Old airplanes and farming equipment are scattered throughout the farm, perfect for playing and climbing on. This pumpkin patch will keep the kids entertained for hours and your fridge full for weeks. 

Address: 13912 CR 19 Platteville, CO 80651

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Conclusion 

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Pumpkin Patches Denver

Autumn in Colorado is a season that attracts visitors from all over the world. The red and yellow leaves covering the mountains and hillsides are truly a sight to behold. If Colorado is a place you call home, don’t miss out on visiting one of the above pumpkin patches this October. More than just a place to pick produce, these pumpkin patches are an experience the whole family will enjoy. Kentwood Real Estate is an elite team of REALTORS® whose exceptional service, local expertise, and deep community roots create a market advantage for clients. If you are looking to buy or sell a home in Colorado, don’t hesitate to contact us today.  

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The 6 Best Coffee Shops in Denver, Colorado. Period.

Best Coffee Shops Denver CO

If we’re honest, it could just be a caffeine addiction. But there is something so satisfying about the rituals surrounding consuming coffee.

The smells. The sounds of the machines dispensing a dark elixir heightening your senses, all of the feelings of warmth and joy as you drink it.  These experiences are magnified when you get out of the house, leave your coffee pod machine behind, and go to an excellent cafe. Of course, you can stop by a certain Seattle-based multi-national and have a perfectly adequate cup of joe. However, there’s something to be said for a local neighborhood spot, free from corporate uniformity, pouring excellent coffee.

The locations chosen below are more than just a place to get a coffee; they represent their neighborhoods. In their cafes, you’ll find what makes an area unique, and they tie into a larger truth. Whether you’re getting an iced coffee in Saigon, bold Turkish coffee in Beirut, or cafe au lait in Paris, the true joy of the experience is interacting with your community, sitting down with a good book, or having a great conversation, and taking a moment to relax. 


Criteria For Making Our List

Coffee Quality

It’s all in the beans! High-quality coffee should have that smooth flavor that hits your lips in even just one sip.

Neighborhood

Can you feel the local culture while walking around the neighborhood with your cup of Joe?

Ambiance 

Is the atmosphere relaxed?  Are you able to work peacefully, hang with a friend, or have a productive meeting?


Pablo’s

This Denver gem has turned into the gold standard for great coffee in the Mile High City. Since 1995, when Craig Conner decided to quit his corporate job and max out his credit cards to follow his passion for coffee, Pablo’s, located in Capitol Hill, has been producing an excellent product. It goes beyond just roasting the beans themselves.

They eschew factory-farmed coffee beans and instead hunt down and source single-family farms growing unique blends. It’s a commitment far beyond fair trade; instead, an ethos to partner with fantastic coffee growers to bring one of the best products to Denver. There are three locations across Denver, including cap Hill, Governor’s Park, and East Colfax. Be aware Pablo’s does not have wifi.

Our Favorite Drink: Espresso 

Locations & Map

Colfax and Syracuse – 7701 E Colfax Ave Denver, CO 80220

6th and Washington  – 3806, 630 E 6th Ave Denver, CO 80203

13th and Pennsylvania1300 Pennsylvania St #102 Denver, CO 80203


Aviano

If a local coffee shop can be a microcosm for the neighborhood, then Aviano is quintessentially Cherry Creek North. It’s an artisanal cafe for those with discerning taste who are willing to pay for quality. They brew Intelligentsia coffee, and you notice the skill and pride the baristas take in their work.

The clientele is an eclectic mix of business meetings, college students, and shoppers looking to take a break. Aviano also has a great tea menu for those looking for some non-coffee options. FYI, our Kentwood Cherry Creek office is right next door to Aviano, so be sure to stop by and say hi and peek in the window at our listings!

Our Favorite Drink: Hot Oak Milk Matcha Latte & The Regular Latte

Hours & Locations 

Open Daily 7 am-4 pm 

Detroit Street – 244 Detroit St, Denver, CO 80206

St. Paul Street 215 St Paul St, Suite 180, Denver, CO 80206

Open Daily 7 am-5 pm 


Wash Perk 

In many ways, this local gem is the opposite of a hyper-modern coffee shop. You’ll find a dedicated neighborhood staff cracking jokes, making book recommendations, and of course, pouring great coffee. Sure, Wash Perk only has one location, but who needs more when you are only blocks away from Washington Park.

So the next time you’re in the neighborhood, stop in for iced coffee before heading to the park to get some exercise and feed the ducks.

Our Favorite Drink: Hazelnut Cinnamon Latte

Hours & Location 

Open daily:  6:30am – 5:00pm 

853 E Ohio Ave, Denver, CO 80209


Mutiny Information Cafe 

Mutiny might be a little bit of a left-field choice because a lot is going on here. As you walk in, you might notice an incredible array of used books, including rare first editions or the excellent selection of comics and records. There might be an open mic happening with up-and-coming comedians, singer/songwriters, or a podcast recorded in their studio.

However, it’s a great example of what makes the South Broadway neighborhood so eclectic and unique. But make no mistake, Mutiny Cafe is making incredible coffee. 

Our Favorite Drink: Latte

Hours & Location 

Sunday-Thursday 8:00am-8:00pm 

Friday-Saturday 8:00am -10:00pm 

2 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80209


Blue Sparrow Coffee

With locations in the vibrant RiNo art district and the Platte Street community, Blue Sparrow is crafting extraordinary coffee concoctions Downtown. An ultra-modern aesthetic and a commitment to sustainability are the highlights of this vibrant spot. Every few weeks, the shop rotates a featured roaster to showcase an artisan they’ve discovered who shares their love of great coffee.

These unique roasters can be from right here in Colorado, all the way from Ireland and Netherlands. They also have a diverse menu of Japanese Iced Coffee, Upstart Kombucha, and house-made Chai, along with a wide selection of pastries.

Our Favorite Drink: Iced Matcha

Hours & Locations 

Open daily:  6:30am – 5:30pm 

3070 Blake St Unit 180 Denver, CO 80205

1615 Platte st Suite 135 Denver, CO 80202


Hudson Hill

This excellent Cap Hill spot strives to be a neighborhood destination by offering various menus and experiences. You can start by meeting a business associate or answering some emails in the afternoon in their spacious and comfortable space while sipping from their extensive coffee and tea options. Later on, you can order a cocktail like the excellent Race Day, with bourbon, lemon oleo, mint, and orange bitters.

Hudson Hill also offers a great variety of snacks you can order. Our favorite is the grilled cheese with cherry jam. 

Our Favorite Drink: The Dalgona

Hours & Locations

619 E 13th Ave, Denver, Colorado 80203 (303)832-0776

Monday8AM–10:30PM
Tuesday8AM–10:30PM
Wednesday8AM–10:30PM
Thursday8AM–10:30PM
Friday8AM–12AM
Saturday8AM–12AM
Sunday8AM–5PM

The locations chosen below are more than just a place to get a coffee; they represent their neighborhoods. In their cafes, you’ll find what makes an area unique, and they tie into a larger truth. Whether you’re getting an iced coffee in Saigon, bold Turkish coffee in Beirut, or cafe au lait in Paris, the true joy of the experience is interacting with your community, sitting down with a good book, or having a great conversation, and taking a moment to relax. 


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Top 5 White Water Rafting Spots in Colorado

Colorado is home to some of the best whitewater rafting in the country. Whether you’re a thrill-seeker searching for jaw-dropping rapids or prefer a calm, scenic ride, there’s an aquatic adventure for everyone. From June to September, river rafting is at its prime. You can book a guided tour at any of these locations and customize the trip to your liking. Whether you prefer a multi-day adventure or a quick hour on the water, Colorado whitewater companies offer plenty of options for everyone. 

Here are our top five destinations for the perfect whitewater rafting trip.

Buena Vista: Arkansas River

This popular attraction runs through gorgeous canyonlands and makes for an adventurous ride. Dropping 5,000 feet within 125 miles, the Arkansas River will keep your heart racing. The Numbers section is the most advanced, but Browns Canyon National Monument is a great place to start for first timers. 

Idaho Springs: Clear Creek

If you’re looking for a quick trip, Clear Creek is just 30 minutes outside of Denver. There are all levels of rafting here and expect a visit from the bighorn sheep that pass through. You can find Class II to Class IV rapids on Clear Creek Upper Canyon, and an exhilarating Class V ride on the Lower Canyon. 

Aspen: Roaring Fork River

When Aspen isn’t hosting its world-class skiing, the Roaring Fork River is the next best attraction. The upper section of the river called “Slaughterhouse” makes for a great challenge complete with its heart-stopping plunge at “Slaughterhouse Falls.” However, the lower area provides a mellow trip for beginners. 

Creede: Rio Grande River

The Rio Grande River is an excellent destination for families with relatively calm rapids throughout the ride. You can enjoy floating through the San Juan Mountains without the worry of falling off. It is also the nation’s fifth-largest river, stretching 1,760 miles in Colorado alone. 

Fort Collins: The Cache la Poudre River

The Cache la Poudre River is Colorado’s only designated National Wild and Scenic River. You can expect to see the stunning scenery and interesting rock formations as you float by. The river provides levels for all types of rafters and is convenient to access from the Front Range. 

No matter where you choose to float, each of these areas will provide an enjoyable experience. Just remember that the water intensity varies by time of year. From May to June, the rivers run faster due to melting mountain snow. However, from August to September, the rivers are calmer. You can keep track of water levels for Colorado rivers at USGS

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The Ultimate Denver Father’s Day Weekend

Coors Field in Denver Colorado
Coors Field in Denver Colorado

There’s an incredible bond between a father and his children. It’s a connection forged through years of love and sacrifice. When you’re a child, you see your dad as a superhero—a larger-than-life presence who seems to do no wrong. As you get older, you begin to realize he’s just a man, fighting the same quirks and limitations we all do. The reality is this only deepens our respect for our fathers because being heroic isn’t being gifted with superpowers or immense talent; it’s waking up every day and doing the right thing for your family even when it’s hard. Those are actual heroes, and it’s great we can set aside a day to honor that dedication. 

The cat is out of the bag! It’s not just us that know Denver is one of the best places to live. A recent article by US News ranked Denver as the number 2 city in the nation to call home.  Take advantage of all this great town has to offer by treating your dad to an unforgettable Father’s Day experience. Need some tips?  Below is our perfect weekend, starting Friday night thru Sunday evening.  


Friday Night – Film on the Rocks

Specifically, Friday night, head out to Morrison and take in Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark. There’s no better way to start Father’s Day weekend than with one of the best adventure films ever made. It doesn’t hurt when the movie is playing at Red Rocks, one of the most beautiful venues in the world.

A young Harrison Ford paired with Spielberg filming jaw-dropping action set pieces results in a film that never lets up and comes pretty close to being perfect. 

Red Rocks
Red Rocks Amphitheater

Saturday Morning – Breakfast at Root Down

Sunday morning, you’ll want to fuel up, so stop by the Root Down in LoHi.  A part of local restaurant group Edible Eats, this upbeat gem boasts one of the best breakfasts in all of Denver. Be sure to try the Fried Chicken and Goat Cheese Biscuit or Almond Pancakes.  To catch a little buzz before your big day, sip on some bubbles with their infamous Blood Orange Mimosa.

Be sure to make a reservation ASAP, as their brunch is hard to get into, even on a typical weekend. 

Root Down Restaurant Denver CO
Root Down Restaurant

Saturday Afternoon – Go for a Hike at Golden Gate Canyon

After fueling up, it’s time to head out to enjoy the great outdoors. One of the best hikes in Colorado is a short drive to the gorgeous city of Golden.

With family-friendly trails for a wide variety of skill levels and picturesque vistas of lakes and mountains, Golden Gate Canyon is a true Colorado gem. 

Golden Gate Canyon
Golden Gate Canyon

Saturday Night – Dinner at Buckhorn Exchange 

If food can be a masculine adventure replete with history and American West bravado, that meal is found at the Buckhorn Exchange. The restaurant was opened in 1893 by Henry H. “Shorty Scout” Zietz. He was a member of Buffalo Bill Cody’s scouts and rode and toured with Cody and the legendary Chief Sitting Bull, who gave Zietz his nickname.

In 1905 Teddy Roosevelt’s presidential train stopped at the restaurant for dinner and drinks. The next day Zietz and the great frontiersman president headed off to the Western slope for big game hunting. Today the restaurant continues this Western Spirit and serves excellent steaks and bison. Also, look out for more exotic fare like rattlesnake and Rocky Mountain oysters.

Buckhorn Exchange Denver CO
Buckhorn Exchange Denver CO

Sunday Morning – Breakfast at Denver Biscuit Co.

Father’s Day is notoriously a busy breakfast holiday, which means it’s challenging to get into most restaurants without reservations weeks in advance.  Denver Biscuit Co. is a local charm with four locations throughout Denver.  They have both in-house dining, delivery, and pick-up, so you will be assured to grub down on Sunday morning. 

We recommend trying The Lola – buttermilk fried chicken, bacon, housemade honey butter, covered in maple syrup, and built-on french toast!

Denver Biscuit Company
The Dahlia. Uriah West Photography.

Sunday Afternoon – Colorado Rockies Game 

If the dad in your life still has energy, then head over to Coors Field for the 1:00 pm game between the Rockies and the Milwaukee Brewers.

This stadium is one of the most beautiful in the entire Major Leagues. Grab a Rockie’s dog and a cold beer. The experience at Coors Field is perhaps above any in the entire league, which explains why LoDo will host the upcoming 2021 All-Star Game. 

Colorado Rockies Baseball Game
Colorado Rockies Baseball Game

Sunday Afternoon – Juneteenth Street Festival

In the afternoon, you can head over to the Juneteenth celebration, with events all over the city. Juneteenth celebrates when slaves from Texas learned of their freedom after the Emancipation Proclamation.

Denver has an incredible Black history worth reading up on. With one of the oldest Juneteenth events in the country, it’s a celebration of Black culture and arts along with Black-owned businesses and their contributions to Denver. 

Juneteenth Denver Colorado
Juneteenth Denver Colorado

Sunday Night – Dinner at Jax Fish House

Jax Fish House has three excellent locations in Colorado: LoDo (1539 17th Street), Glendale (650 South Colorado Boulevard), and Boulder (928 Pearl Street).  They offer a wonderful Father’s Day Special – get a classic surf and turf — New York strip steak and Maine lobster tail, asparagus, red potatoes, and demi-glace — for $55 per person (the take-home version feeds two for $110).

You can also add on a bottle of Willamette Valley Sineann Jax Pinot Noir for just $25, less than half price.  This deal also applies to take-out.  Be sure to reserve your meal before Friday, June 19th.

Jax Fish House in Denver, CO
Jax Fish House in Denver, CO

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Support Your Community by Eating Local Around Northern Colorado

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“You don’t build a business, you build people, then people build the business.”-Zig Ziglar

At Kentwood Real Estate we believe in community. That we accomplish more together. That deep roots matter. We would like to use Kentwood’s platform to support and promote local restaurants and organizations that are offering take-out and delivery services or gift card options.

 

24 Carrot Bistro
303-828-1392 | www.24carrotbistro.com

 

Beau Jo’s
Multiple Locations | www.beaujos.com

 

Bindle Coffee 
970-999-4201 https://bindlecoffee.com

 

Bonefish Grill
Multiple Locations | www.bonefishgrill.com/

 

Ginger and Baker
970-223-7437 | www.gingerandbaker.com/

 

Hearth Restaurant and Pub
970-460-0193 |  www.hearthrestaurantandpub.com

 

Jay’s Bistro
970-482-1876 | jaysbistro.com

 

Krazy Karls Pizza
Multiple Locations | www.krazykarlspizza.com/

 

Origins Wood Fired Pizza & Wine Bar
970-685-4269 | www.originsloveland.com

 

Taste Local
970-690-9448 | www.eattastelocal.com

 

Locality Kitchen and Bar
970-568-8351 | localityfoco.com

 

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Support Your Community by Eating Local Around Metro Denver

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“You don’t build a business, you build people, then people build the business.”-Zig Ziglar

At Kentwood Real Estate we believe in community. That we accomplish more together. That deep roots matter. We would like to use Kentwood’s platform to support and promote local restaurants and organizations that are offering take-out and delivery services or gift card options.

Ambli Global & Ambli Mexico
303-355-9463 | www.amblidenver.com

Bar Dough
720-668-8506 | www.bardoughdenver.com

Briar Common
720-512-3894 | www.briarcommon.com

Chada Thai Denver
303-320-8582 | chadathaidenver.net

Cherry Creek Grill
303-322-3524 | cherrycreekgrill.com

Crush Pizza and Tap
303-441-0249 | www.crushpizzatap.com

FNG
720-667-3727 | www.fngrestaurant.com

Fresh Craft
303-758-9608 | freshcraft.com

Gaetano’s
303-455-9852 | www.gaetanositalian.com

Hi Tide Poke Denver
720-639-6900 | www.hitidedenver.com

Just BE Kitchen
303-284-6652 | justbekitchen.com

Little India
720-636-8659 | 303-622-5840 | www.littleindiaofdenver.com

Lo Stella Ristorante
303-825-1995 | lostelladenver.com

Luca
303-832-6600 | www.lucadenver.com

Machete Tequila and Tacos
Multiple Locations | machetedenver.com

Mehak India’s Aroma
720-638-9350 | www.mehakdenver.com

Parisi Italian
303-561-0234 | www.parisidenver.com/parisi

Parkway Bar & Grill
303-693-6200 | www.parkwaybarandgrill.com

Safta
720-408-2444 | www.eatwithsafta.com

SAME Café
720-530-6853 | www.soallmayeat.org

Shanahan’s Steakhouse
303-770-7300 | www.shanahanssteakhouse.com

Sushi Sasa / Tai Tai Japanese
303-433-7272 | www.sushisasadenver.com

Tap & Burger
720-287-4493 | 720-456-6779 | tapandburger.com

The Bagel Deli & Restaurant
303-756-6667 | www.bageldeli.com

The Cherry Cricket
303-322-7666 | 303-297-3644 | cherrycricket.com

The Rock Restaurant and Bar
303-690-7934 | rockrestaurantandbar.com

Three Little Griddles
303-693-4100 | www.threelittlegriddles.com

Zaidy’s Deli Cherry Creek
303-333-5336 | www.zaidysdeli.com

Zeal Food for Enthusiasts
720-708-6309 | www.zealfood.com

 

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Colorado, The Dog State

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Colorado is without a doubt one of the most dog-friendly states in the country. From restaurants to breweries and everything in between, businesses in Colorado recognize humans and their furry friends need more than just a dog-friendly outdoor patio here and there, especially in cold winter months when some days, ‘outdoors’ simply won’t do.

 

Luckily for Coloradans, indoor and winter-friendly patios with fire pits and space heater options can be found throughout Denver and Fort Collins. Here are a few of our favorites:

 

DENVER

 

Denver Beer Co.

Denver Beer Co. is located on Platte Street in Denver’s Highland neighborhood, and it’s a great place for beer lovers and dog lovers alike. Pets are welcome both inside and outside, and although they don’t serve food, there is almost always a food truck parked next door where you can grab a bite to go and bring it into their Bavarian-style Biergarten. And for your four-legged companion? Make sure you give them a taste of Denver Beer Co.’s famous “beerscuits” made of the spent grain from the brewing process!

 

Dead Hippie Brewing

Leashed pooches are welcome inside at this Grateful Dead-themed brewery. Located in Denver’s Sheridan neighborhood, Dead Hippie Brewing offers a laidback atmosphere decorated in a psychedelic style that will take you and your furry friend back to the 60’s and 70’s. Dead Hippie features comedy shows, live music and weekly open mic nights, and if you really feel like taking a trip down memory lane, you can try your hand at one of their old-school pinball machines.

 

Forest Room 5

Forest Room 5 is the perfect spot to cozy up with your friends – four-legged and two – on a chilly night. The dog-friendly patio offers multiple fire pits to gather around and enjoy excellent food and cocktails from their full-service bar. The unique, ethereal feel of Forest Room 5 offers a welcome respite from the hustle of downtown Denver and is always a fan favorite among locals and visitors alike.

 

FORT COLLINS

 

Old Town Putt

A bar, your dog, and putt-putt golf. What more could you ask for? Located in the Exchange on North College in downtown Fort Collins, Old Town Putt is a bar that has nine holes of putt-putt in a welcoming, dog-friendly space. They serve up beer, wine, and excellent cocktails, and as long as your dog is well-behaved on a leash, they’re welcome to join you for a round.

 

Odell Brewing Co & New Belgium Brewery

Fort Collins’ two biggest breweries both allow you to bring your pooches inside, so on those chilly winter days you can both stay warm. Odell also has an outdoor fire pit if you prefer to imbibe summer-styled al fresco, you and your pup will want to take part in a game of Rolle Bolle on the back porch at New Belgium.

 

The Forge Publick House

The Forge allows dogs both inside and on the porch of their bar, and is a popular destination for those looking to enjoy a cocktail and bring their dog along with them for a night of fun. Just make sure your dog is okay with a loud environment, as The Forge will usually have some sort of live music playing on any given night.

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5 Best Northern Colorado Restaurants

When it comes to the Northern Colorado food scene, farm-to-table isn’t another trend. From restaurants in Windsor to Fort Collins, farm fresh fare has been the standard for decades. If you’re a foodie looking for seasonal variety, we’ve rounded up our top five favorite restaurants with seasonal menus. Just make sure you catch them before the menu changes!

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1. Locality

Locality offers a chef-driven menu dedicated to local and fresh ingredients in a beautiful, modern dining space. Located in southeast Ft. Collins, Executive Chef Matt Smith picks ingredients and produce himself from farms throughout Northern Colorado. A few of our favorite fall dishes are the Ricotta Agnolotti, which is fresh made raviolis with squash, pepita seeds, and blonde frisee; and the “Buffalo” Buffalo Short Rib, a beef short rib topped with buffalo sauce, blue cheese and served with mashed potato and pickled celery and carrot.

 

2. Chimney Park

Located in downtown Windsor, Chimney Park has won the DiRoNa Award of Excellence, OpenTable.com Best Restaurants in America in 2011 and 2015, and Wine Spectator Award of Excellence in 2014 through 2018. Chimney Park offers a five course Chef’s Tasting Menu and other seasonal favorites like the Colorado Rack of Lamb, which is served with panisse, oven dried tomatoes, cauliflower, goladen raisins, arugula, and lamb jus; and Snake River Farms Wagyu Beef NY Strip, which is served with potatoes, fondant, broccolini, haricots verts, cipollini onions, and a whiskey sauce. Acclaimed chef Jason Shaeffer has molded Chimney Park into a regional, state-wide and national dining destination in Northern Colorado that is not to be missed!

 

3. Fish

You may not expect to find an acclaimed seafood restaurant in Northern Colorado, but alas, Fish is it. Located in downtown Ft. Collins just down the street from the Museum of Art, Fish serves sustainable seafood dishes with an on-site fish market. The seafood is refreshed on a near-daily basis and you can special order anything you crave within a couple of days from the market. A few of the seasonal offerings are the tacos, grilled red rock cod or shrimp topped with oaxaca cheese, carrots, cabbage, cilantro jalapeno, crème fraiche, and pico de gallo; steamers and fries, a bucket of clams or mussels in a white wine, lemon and garlic broth served with French fries; and the parmesan breaded halibut, a wild Alaskan halibut served then baked with parmesan breadcrumbs topped with a lemon caper cream sauce.

 

4. The Farmhouse at Jessup Farm

It doesn’t get more ‘farm fresh’ than The Farmhouse at Jessup Farm. Located in a 133-year-old building with its own chicken coop, The Farmhouse offers menus that change for each season to reflect festive flavors and local ingredients. Located northeast of downtown Ft. Collins, The Farmhouse seasonal dishes include the Summer Zucchini Noodles, served with corn broth, heirloom cherry tomatoes, carrot top pesto, fennel, fava beans, peas, and fresno chile; and a Smoked Salmon Pappardelle, which is a house-smoked salmon, hand-cut parpardelle, kale, peas, fava beans, rainbow carrots, capers, cream sauce, goat cheese, and herbs.

 

5. Ginger and Baker

Ginger and Baker is home to a market and bakery, daily café and an upscale restaurant called The Cache, named for the Cache la Poudre River. Located on the north-end of College Ave., The Cache offers a food and wine selection that has won the 2019 Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence. The menus and wine list change to reflect the seasons, so be sure to check out their website to see what’s on currently, and read the chef’s tasting notes. Tip: try the herb-crusted ruby trout, which is served with spaghetti squash, watercress, black currant vinaigrette, and chive coulis.

 

No matter the season, you’ll be able to satisfy all your foodie cravings with these five NoCo foodie hotspots!

Colorado Real Estate News

Where to Watch the Broncos

Broncos StadiumAfter a long hot summer, the temperatures are finally starting to simmer down. With the start of Fall come many of our favorite things, including, of course, the colors! On the streets, in restaurants, at the malls — everywhere you look — there are vibrant oranges and boisterous blues. Blues? We’re talking about Broncos colors. What did you think we were talking about, Aspen?

 

Green Bay might have its Packers and Dallas has their Cowboys, but there is arguably no marriage in all of football more monogamous than the Denver Broncos Football Club and its loyal fans.

 

Admittedly, it’s been a few years since over a million of us lined the streets of downtown and roared as Von and Emanuel lifted that shining Super Bowl trophy. Well, word around training camps league-wide is the Broncos have weathered their years out in the cold and John Elway has assembled a squad that’s ready for prime time again. With new coach Vic Fangio at the helm, these Broncos could be more lethal than ‘Bluecifer’ out at the airport.

 

Here’s the thing, unless you’re ready to plunk down your Platinum Card on SeatGeek.com, or perhaps you married into a Broncos family for ulterior motives, getting to watch a game in the stadium might be next to impossible. And with roughly 84,000 people in line for season seats, we thought we’d offer up a few other ideas for watching your boys romp over those pathetic Chargers, Raiders and Chiefs.

 

For those who are new in town (and boy are there a lot of you!), any list like this starts with the Cherry Cricket in Cherry Creek. Yes, there are like a zillion toppings for your burger. Stoney’s is another favorite. We’re partial to the one in Uptown, although if you hang out at Stoney’s South in Golden Triangle after the game you might be able to catch some great live blues after the game.

 

In LoDo, you can never go wrong with Society Sports and Spirits. Whisky Tango Foxtrot down the block from Coors serves up a mean burger on an English Muffin. Down on South Broadway there’s the one and only Brutal Poodle. Come on, admit it, just saying the name puts a smile on your face; so, will the fried chicken. On East Colfax you’ve got the Elm and on West Colfax, the Original Brooklyn. If you’re near Wash Park and/or something a little less nutty is what you have in mind, especially if you’ve got the kiddos in tow, try out Homegrown Tap & Dough. Yes, it was an intentional rhyme, we stand accused.

 

If something farther south is what you’re looking for, check out the View House in Greenwood Village. It’s so rocking you’ll feel like you’re at the game. Did we mention Finn McCool’s in Centennial has wings that are to die for? You may have heard Lodo’s Bar & Grill is a good spot, and you’re right. But please note, it isn’t in LoDo, it’s in Highlands Ranch. Not to be confused with the Highlands.

 

There were easily another thirty spots we could have mentioned, so, after you’ve watched a few seasons worth of games at these spots, check back in and maybe we’ll have whipped up the energy to write another blog. Oh, and don’t forget the new name of the Bronco’s home field is now “Empower Field at Mile High,” and will continue to be so for the next 21 years until 2039.

Colorado Real Estate News

Denver’s Best Margaritas | Kentwood Picks

Denver's Best MargaritasWhether you’re winding down after a long day at work, just getting the weekend started, or having a low-key night out with your friends a refreshing margarita is always a wonderful choice! Satisfy your craving at one of out favorites margarita joints below. We promise, you won’t be disappointed.
Denver Margaritas | Machete

SOL Cocina

Where: 200 North Columbine Street, Unit 110

Why We Love It:

“My favorite margarita is at SOL Cocina in Cherry Creek. They have an organic “skinny” version that’s made with organic tequila, fresh lime juice, agave, and a splash of soda. It’s incredible and tastes so fresh! If there is such a thing as a healthy margarita, then this is it. They also have other interesting margaritas with watermelon and even pumpkin spice. Awesome atmosphere and great staff!” – Jamie Harris, Kentwood City Properties

Tacos, Tequila, Whiskey

Where: 1514 York Street3300 West 32nd Avenue

Why We Love It:

“The Pinche Paloma is my favorite and I can’t imagine brunch without one of these in hand! They also turn a salt rim into a sophisticated ‘salt lick’, which I’ve now adopted the style at home, mmm!” – Amanda Fein, Kentwood Cherry Creek

Los Chingones

Where: 2463 Larimer Street & 4959 South Newport Street

Why We Love It:

“It’s so tough to make a “Skinny Margarita” that tastes good, but Los Chingones has mastered the recipe. We have had company, family, and personal events at the DTC location and they couldn’t have been more accommodating. Surrounded by the new Town Center, Los Chingones has been a great addition to the food and entertainment canvas of the DTC!” – Thomas Cryer, Kentwood DTC

“Los Chingones located in the RiNo neighborhood at 25th and Larimer. If I can’t decide between a beer or a margarita, I choose both, the Beergarita, an 8 oz. Corona flipped into a house marg. It’s the perfect way to get the best of both worlds. This Troy Guard Mexican concept is not to miss and while they don’t claim to be “authentic” they do claim to be delicious.” – Andrew Gonzales, Kentwood City Properties

Govnr’s Park Tavern

Where: 672 Logan Street

Why We Love It:

“The absolute best margarita in town! I’ve heard rumor that apple juice is their secret ingredient. Whether that’s true or not, they aren’t as bitter and sour as your average margarita, you can’t beat a Margarita from Govnr’s Park.” – Ashley Rosenberg, Kentwood Marketing Director

Adelita’s

Where: 1294 South Broadway

Why We Love It:

“The one and only Palmilla in Cabo San Lucas has, hands down, the best ever in the whole wide world 🙂 But when we are not there, Adelita’s more than satisfies. You enter through a velvet curtain to find yourself enjoying the best margaritas and homemade chips and salsa. Delicious!” – Christy Andrisen, Kentwood Real Estate Cherry Creek

Comida

Where: 3350 Brighton Blvd

Why We Love It:

“Comida has a watermelon jalapeno-margarita that blends the perfect amount of sweet with spicy. Be careful though because these drinks will knock you off your feet!” – Stacy Neir, Kentwood City Properties

El Camino Community Tavern

Where: 3628 West 32nd Avenue

Why We Love It:

“I love El Camino for so many reasons, but their margaritas are the number one thing that keep me coming back for more! They make six different kinds of infused margs, my favorite being the pineapple-jalapeno. If you like your margaritas to have a little kick, definitely give it a try. The atmosphere and artwork are one-of-a-kind, and the food will not disappoint (the queso is drool worthy!). This little spot should be on any dedicated foodie’s bucket list.” – Mara Calomino, Social Media Coordinator