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CU/FSU game in Boulder

Old Jan 26th, 2007, 05:58 AM
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CU/FSU game in Boulder

We are going to the CU/FSU game in September. We are trying to decide if we should stay in Denver or Boulder. There will be 8 couples and we would like to pay no more than $150 per night for a hotel. We are also weighing golf vs. sightseeing/hiking.....traveling with our clubs is a pain and rentals for women is sometimes a challenge. We would also like to attend a "red rocks" concert if at all possible.
We did hear about the CU band on Friday night before the game (is that at the Pearl Street Mall?)- sounds like fun.
Any suggestions?
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Old Jan 26th, 2007, 11:36 AM
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Check the Red Rocks website starting in March/April for the concert schedule. http://www.redrocksonline.com Staying in Boulder would certainly be more convenient unless there is something you want to do in Denver--check Orbitz or one of the other travel sites for hotel options and prices. If you decide against golfing, you could do a day trip to Rocky Mountain National Park--the aspen might be changing by then--and even if they're not, you would see some glorious mountain scenery.
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Old Jan 27th, 2007, 07:32 AM
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I would definitely stay in Boulder. It's a unique setting. I'm not sure about mid-priced hotels, but if you check the CU website, I'll bet it lists hotels for visiting families. The St. Julien is the new spa high-end hotel right in downtown Boulder, but probably much higher than your budget.

There are a couple of hotel/motels on 28th street, below the campus, that are small and probably not expensive, but I am not sure of the names. The Harvest used to be the place to stay, but I don't know what brand hotel it is now. It probably offers shuttles to the game, etc.
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Old Jan 27th, 2007, 09:15 AM
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There are many new places in Boulder, BUT if you don't luck out with those, try Louisville, just a few miles east on US36. All the chains have been building there the past few years, and it's just a few minutes away.
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Old Jan 27th, 2007, 09:23 AM
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The Harvest House is now the Millenium. At least it was in December. It is the closest hotel to the stadium and within walking distance.

As for parking, beware, parking is a bear. When you decide where you want to stay, ask about shuttles, buses, or other ways of getting to/from the game.
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Old Jan 27th, 2007, 02:12 PM
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Hi,
Are you nole fans? I am thinking of going too if I can get tickets. I will probably stay at the Boulderado (right in the heart of Pearl Stree) and a little more reasonable than the St. Julien. We would love to tailgate with some 'noles before the game!!!!
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Old Jan 27th, 2007, 06:43 PM
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Are you CU or FSU fans? The CU team always stays at the Omni Interlocken in Broomfield--about 6-7 miles south of Boulder so if you're black and gold, that would probably be fun. IMHO, the Omni is (along with the St. Julien) the nicest hotel in the Boulder area.

We love the Omni and stay there several times a year, including whenever Nebraska plays CU. Sadly, the Huskers stay elsewhere but it's still a fun game atmosphere at the Omni. Traveling into Boulder for the game or if you want to see the band perform on Friday night is a piece of cake. The highway into town is four lane and it takes maybe 10 minutes. On the flip side, we can be in downtown Denver in about 25 minutes, depending on traffic.

It's in your price range and oh my, the spa is fantastic. The Omni has its own golf course, too, if that's an interest. Not sure if they rent clubs or not.
 
Old Jan 28th, 2007, 05:35 AM
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Yes...we are Nole fans, we will fly in from Jacksonville Florida. We have never attended a CU game but are looking forward to it. Sounds like we should look for alternative ways to get to the stadium so I guess we won't be tailgating at the game?
We will keep our fingers crossed for a good redrocks concert! We will check out the Omni and Millenium - looked at the Boulderado, rates are really high for that weekend and will check Orbitz. had not thought about the CU website - that's great.
Thanks for all the input.
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Old Jan 28th, 2007, 07:16 AM
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Contact me off line. I have some other suggestions for you but need a few more details about your plans. We live in the Denver and currently have a student a CU. Frank
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Old Jan 28th, 2007, 07:51 AM
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ezahn,
we never have trouble finding a place to park before Nebraska/CU games and those are some of the few sellouts that CU has. Just get there early and plan to tailgate for awhile. Shouldn't be a hardship
 
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