Felicia’s local favorites

Felicia
Felicia’s local favorites

Treat yourself

Do not hesitate on this one...make yourself a spa appointment. Tall Grass is your classic full-service spa, and it's only 3 minutes up the road from the cottage. I have not been disappointed with any of the services I have received there. Do yourself a favor and book a treatment or two. You deserve it and I promise you will not regret it! Insider tips: Arrive a little early for your appointment so you can spend time unwinding in the quiet relaxation room before your service. OR book yourself a spa lunch for after your treatment so you can sit and simply enjoy the ambiance of the spa.
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TallGrass Aveda Spa & Salon
997 Upper Bear Creek Road
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Do not hesitate on this one...make yourself a spa appointment. Tall Grass is your classic full-service spa, and it's only 3 minutes up the road from the cottage. I have not been disappointed with any of the services I have received there. Do yourself a favor and book a treatment or two. You deserve it and I promise you will not regret it! Insider tips: Arrive a little early for your appointment so you can spend time unwinding in the quiet relaxation room before your service. OR book yourself a spa lunch for after your treatment so you can sit and simply enjoy the ambiance of the spa.
Namaste is truly a hidden gem of Evergreen! I highly recommend signing up for their half-day retreat. It's an amazing way to take care of yourself. You start the day with meditation, then receive 2 services, followed by a snack and foot soak. It's worth every penny and you will not regret it. They also offer meditation and movement classes and have a little metaphysical boutique throughout their space. Insider tip: schedule your half-day retreat in advance, they usually book out about 2-3 weeks in advance.
Namasté Healing & Wellness
1260 Bergen Parkway
Namaste is truly a hidden gem of Evergreen! I highly recommend signing up for their half-day retreat. It's an amazing way to take care of yourself. You start the day with meditation, then receive 2 services, followed by a snack and foot soak. It's worth every penny and you will not regret it. They also offer meditation and movement classes and have a little metaphysical boutique throughout their space. Insider tip: schedule your half-day retreat in advance, they usually book out about 2-3 weeks in advance.
If you enjoy a good thrift hunt, you will love EAPL. All of the money spent here goes to support the animals in their foster program. Lots of great finds in this store, clothing, books, odds, and ends, and cool mountain home decor.
EAPL Thrift Store
27888 Meadow Dr
If you enjoy a good thrift hunt, you will love EAPL. All of the money spent here goes to support the animals in their foster program. Lots of great finds in this store, clothing, books, odds, and ends, and cool mountain home decor.
Nellybelle is the best local shop for unique gifts, local artisan work, plants, and flowers. Everything in this shop is curated to perfection. There's something for everyone in here. Local tip: Old Pine candles are sold at this location, and they are the best candles ever. They smell amazing, they are non-toxic, and they are owned by a local family that is so sweet. They even have one called Evergreen.
Nellybelle General Store
1260 Bergen Parkway
Nellybelle is the best local shop for unique gifts, local artisan work, plants, and flowers. Everything in this shop is curated to perfection. There's something for everyone in here. Local tip: Old Pine candles are sold at this location, and they are the best candles ever. They smell amazing, they are non-toxic, and they are owned by a local family that is so sweet. They even have one called Evergreen.

Food scene

Willow Creek is perfect for a swanky lunch with a view of the lake, a romantic dinner date night, or simply for treating yourself to a luxurious meal. It's one of the only places in town where it feels appropriate to get just a little dressed up. This is our go-to date night spot. It is spendy, but personally, it has always felt worth it. They also have a little provisions store with high-end foods. Insider tip: Make a reservation in advance! It can be difficult to get a table day of. If you don't want to visit for a full meal, try to get a seat at the bar for happy hour, and treat yourself to their amazing charcuterie board.
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Willow Creek Restaurant
29029 Upper Bear Creek Road
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Willow Creek is perfect for a swanky lunch with a view of the lake, a romantic dinner date night, or simply for treating yourself to a luxurious meal. It's one of the only places in town where it feels appropriate to get just a little dressed up. This is our go-to date night spot. It is spendy, but personally, it has always felt worth it. They also have a little provisions store with high-end foods. Insider tip: Make a reservation in advance! It can be difficult to get a table day of. If you don't want to visit for a full meal, try to get a seat at the bar for happy hour, and treat yourself to their amazing charcuterie board.
Hands down, best burgers and fries in town. Enjoy a beer on the patio or indoors. Revival has a perfect mountain vibe and it's super charming. A local favorite for sure! Insider tip: Parking can be hard to find so leave a little early or just be ready to park a little further and walk.
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Revival Brews
27845 Colorado 74
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Hands down, best burgers and fries in town. Enjoy a beer on the patio or indoors. Revival has a perfect mountain vibe and it's super charming. A local favorite for sure! Insider tip: Parking can be hard to find so leave a little early or just be ready to park a little further and walk.
Best breakfast in town, and well worth the wait! Perfect for a boozy brunch (bloody marys are delish). Indoor and outdoor seating. They do takeout orders as well. Insider tip: Get there when they open to avoid a wait. My favorite dish is the breakfast Philly, but really you cannot go wrong.
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Wildflower Cafe
28035 Colorado 74
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Best breakfast in town, and well worth the wait! Perfect for a boozy brunch (bloody marys are delish). Indoor and outdoor seating. They do takeout orders as well. Insider tip: Get there when they open to avoid a wait. My favorite dish is the breakfast Philly, but really you cannot go wrong.
Muddy Buck is a quintessential mountain coffee shop (they serve food as well). This is a cozy spot to get some work done or enjoy a great conversation over coffee. Indoor and outdoor seating. Insider tip: The cinnamon rolls are amazing, get it warmed up with icing, you're welcome.
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Muddy Buck
28065 Colorado 74
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Muddy Buck is a quintessential mountain coffee shop (they serve food as well). This is a cozy spot to get some work done or enjoy a great conversation over coffee. Indoor and outdoor seating. Insider tip: The cinnamon rolls are amazing, get it warmed up with icing, you're welcome.
One of my favorite lunch spots, especially for outdoor seating by the creek. Order a bottle of wine, sit back, and relax. The sandwiches do not disappoint, they are very generously sized, and delicious. They often have someone playing laid-back live music. Insider tip: Call ahead to see if you need to make a reservation. Depending on the season there can sometimes be a wait for a table.
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Creekside Cellars
28036 Colorado 74
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One of my favorite lunch spots, especially for outdoor seating by the creek. Order a bottle of wine, sit back, and relax. The sandwiches do not disappoint, they are very generously sized, and delicious. They often have someone playing laid-back live music. Insider tip: Call ahead to see if you need to make a reservation. Depending on the season there can sometimes be a wait for a table.
The BEST coffee shop in Evergreen. High-quality coffee, minimalist mountain style decor, and it's off the main tourist trail. This is a local favorite for coffee snobs. I highly recommend buying a bag of beans while you're there, and have them grind the beans for you to enjoy back at the cottage.
Bivouac Coffee Co. Tasting Room
1552 Bergen Parkway
The BEST coffee shop in Evergreen. High-quality coffee, minimalist mountain style decor, and it's off the main tourist trail. This is a local favorite for coffee snobs. I highly recommend buying a bag of beans while you're there, and have them grind the beans for you to enjoy back at the cottage.
My favorite take-out in town. Authentic Thai food, fast service, and consistently delicious. Off of the main tourist trail in a little shopping center with other local shops and eateries.
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Beau Thai Restaurant
1262 Bergen Parkway
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My favorite take-out in town. Authentic Thai food, fast service, and consistently delicious. Off of the main tourist trail in a little shopping center with other local shops and eateries.
I make this recommendation with a preface: this place has exceptional food but they tend to be very disorganized...sometimes online ordering works sometimes it does not. Your food will take longer than they say it will. THAT SAID, it is delicious and well worth the potential hassle. This place is a local favorite so they are often slammed. Order early, and enjoy authentic Indian food.
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Cuisine of the Himalayas
1262 Bergen Parkway
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I make this recommendation with a preface: this place has exceptional food but they tend to be very disorganized...sometimes online ordering works sometimes it does not. Your food will take longer than they say it will. THAT SAID, it is delicious and well worth the potential hassle. This place is a local favorite so they are often slammed. Order early, and enjoy authentic Indian food.
Campfire is new to town, and it's a really cool food experience. The pizza is next level yum, and the smores at your table may seem cheesy, but it's really fun! They have fire pits outside and the decor is a modern mountain vibe.
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Campfire Evergreen
27883 Meadow Drive
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Campfire is new to town, and it's a really cool food experience. The pizza is next level yum, and the smores at your table may seem cheesy, but it's really fun! They have fire pits outside and the decor is a modern mountain vibe.

Sightseeing

Must visit! You're less than 5 minutes from the gem of Evergreen, the beautiful lake. If you're visiting when the lake is frozen you can enjoy ice skating or walking around the lake. Lots of folks enjoy ice fishing all winter long. If you're visiting in the warmer months, fishing, kayaking, SUP, talk a walk, or bring a book and find a bench. Insider tip: Depending on the season, this can be an amazing location for seeing the local elk herd. If you happen to visit during calf season, please keep extra distance as the cows (female elk) are very aggressive during this time. If you visit during the rut season, please keep extra distance as the bulls (male elk) are more aggressive during this time. Admire all of the wildlife from afar.
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Evergreen Lake
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Must visit! You're less than 5 minutes from the gem of Evergreen, the beautiful lake. If you're visiting when the lake is frozen you can enjoy ice skating or walking around the lake. Lots of folks enjoy ice fishing all winter long. If you're visiting in the warmer months, fishing, kayaking, SUP, talk a walk, or bring a book and find a bench. Insider tip: Depending on the season, this can be an amazing location for seeing the local elk herd. If you happen to visit during calf season, please keep extra distance as the cows (female elk) are very aggressive during this time. If you visit during the rut season, please keep extra distance as the bulls (male elk) are more aggressive during this time. Admire all of the wildlife from afar.
Amazing park with a variety of hiking trails for all skill levels and a likely place where you have the opportunity to view the local elk herd. For a longer hike try the trail to Bergen Peak topping out over 9700ft in elevation for a spectacular view of the foothills.
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Elk Meadow Park
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Amazing park with a variety of hiking trails for all skill levels and a likely place where you have the opportunity to view the local elk herd. For a longer hike try the trail to Bergen Peak topping out over 9700ft in elevation for a spectacular view of the foothills.
Highly recommend downloading the all trails app to get up-to-date info on hiking trails in the area. Three sisters is a local favorite and right in Evergreen.
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Alderfer/Three Sisters Park East Trailhead
30357 Buffalo Park Road
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Highly recommend downloading the all trails app to get up-to-date info on hiking trails in the area. Three sisters is a local favorite and right in Evergreen.
It's well worth making a trip to Denver, Union Station. There are a few really epic bars and restaurants right at the station. The Cooper Lounge is a super swanky spot for a cocktail or a date. Snooze is an epic brunch spot, but expect to wait. If you love seafood, Stoic and Genuine will impress you. If you want a casual lunch, Zoe Ma Ma has top-notch Asian street food. Insider tip: Avoid coming or going at rush hour or on Sunday early afternoon as this is when most folks are heading down the hill and back to Denver after camping or skiing.
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Denver Union Station
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It's well worth making a trip to Denver, Union Station. There are a few really epic bars and restaurants right at the station. The Cooper Lounge is a super swanky spot for a cocktail or a date. Snooze is an epic brunch spot, but expect to wait. If you love seafood, Stoic and Genuine will impress you. If you want a casual lunch, Zoe Ma Ma has top-notch Asian street food. Insider tip: Avoid coming or going at rush hour or on Sunday early afternoon as this is when most folks are heading down the hill and back to Denver after camping or skiing.

City/town information

Close to Evergreen, and well worth a day trip. Enjoy the food scene, shops, or a local trail. Picturesque Colorado.
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Golden
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Close to Evergreen, and well worth a day trip. Enjoy the food scene, shops, or a local trail. Picturesque Colorado.