The countdown for my sister, Meg’s, wedding is HERE! The next couple of months are going to be filled with countdowns, dress fittings, final prep, and finally, the big day! I can’t even believe how fast time is moving!! A few weekends ago, we escaped to Steamboat Springs, Colorado to celebrate her with a camp-themed bachelorette! (#CampHipley!) Megan’s (Meg’s Matron of Honor) family generously offered to host us in their family condo. She logged countless hours selecting the best restaurants and so many super cute decorations and welcome gifts— thank you, Megan and Karen!
It has been a long time since I’ve laughed as hard as I did on this trip, and it was SO good to escape to the mountains, to enjoy the beautiful views, and to celebrate the bride-to-be! We brunched and laughed and hot tubed and hiked and Dyson-ed our hair like crazy. It was so much fun and got me SO excited to celebrate again with everyone in September! I have A LOT to recap— we’ll take it one day at a time, so while I could chat all about the fun we had here in the introduction, I would much rather show you!
Ya ready to dive in?!
Thursday was our big travel day! We had ladies coming in from MD, PA, Jersey, Denver, and St. Louis. We all met at the Denver airport and drove up to Steamboat from there. We were welcomed to the house late Thursday night with the cutest Camp Hipley decorations!
Friday kicked off our first full day in Steamboat! We started the day with brunch at Yampa Valley Kitchen where I got to indulge in THE best pistachio-matcha latte! From there, we headed over to Fish Creek Falls for some hiking— the views were just incredible! After an afternoon of hiking, we went back to the house to get ready for dinner. We started with small eats and beautiful river views at E3 Chophouse and dinner was tapas at Bésame! After dinner, we headed over to Schmiggity’s where the DJ let us take over the playlist for a while— cue all the Taylor and Shania!
I started off real strong with taking as many photos as I could day one because I knew I would get tired or wouldn’t have my camera with me for other portions of the trip!
THE matcha latte! So much good food! Off to the falls! The views were incredible! A lady on the trail gave Meg a bouquet she had made while hiking… It started to fall apart though + the flowers were dying, so we did a quick bouquet toss! Jessie caught it! Our mom’s flight was delayed, so she didn’t get to the house until after our hike! It was so fun to have her involved— she brought these cute visors with her!
Saturday morning started with tea and breakfast tacos at home! From there, we got ready and headed to the hot springs. After soaking for a while, we headed into town for tacos at Salt and Lime— they did mine on lettuce wraps, and they were SO good. I can’t recommend this place enough! I think they also have a rooftop with gorgeous views— it was raining when we were there, so I can’t confirm but from what I’ve heard, I definitely recommend checking it out! After lunch, we stayed in town and enjoyed a few of the stores for shopping and souvenirs. When we got home, we got ready for dinner at Mambos! First though, we enjoyed charcuterie and a surprise video interview from Sean, Meg’s fiance! Dinner was amazing— Mambo’s garden is the cutest thing ever! We had a lingerie shower for the bride when we got home which was so much fun!
How cute are these cups that Meg made for all of us?
After breakfast, we headed over to the hot springs! Lunch at Salt and Lime was a favorite for sure! We shopped for t-shirts and olive oil/balsamic at Elevated Olive after lunch! Dinner at Mambo’s was AMAZING!
Sunday was our last full day in Steamboat! We started it with panckaes at home, and from there, we hiked on over to the Steamboat Resort area. We road the roller coaster which was equal parts hilarious and terrifying with some seriously beautiful views, and then we took the ski lift up to the top of the mountain for tacos! The views were like no other! It started raining while we were on the mountain which definitely made it interesting getting down, but it was worth it for the views! When we got back to the condo, we hopped in the hottub for a bit before prepping for dinner! We had a country/western theme for dinner, including tiny cowboy hats, boots, and bandanas! We enjoyed dinner at Ore House at the Pine Grove. After dinner, we went home and sang karaoke all night!
Still not over these mountain views! The roller coaster was hilarious. Each car is self controled, so you can go as fast or as slow as you want! The views from the ski lift were incredible! We had to make sure Sean got a selfie with the view too 😂Talk about nachos with a view… And the real BTS 😂 We got caught in the rain on our way down, but it was worth it for these views! I feel so bad for the people that we passed who were riding up on the ski lift! Western night + tiny hats!
We were up early on Monday morning to travel back home! We drove back to Denver through the mountains, and I couldn’t stop taking photos out the car window!
All in all, we had a great time, and it made me want to travel so much MORE! Anyone looking to get married in Colorado?! Your girl will GLADLY go back!
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