Get More out of Summer with a Gaylord Rockies Resort Family Staycation

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By Sarah Hauge, Publisher, Macaroni Kid, Englewood, Greenwood Village, Centennial June 15, 2021

Have you ever wanted to get out of town without actually leaving town? I know the feeling! As ready as I am to travel again, I'm not sure I want to wander too far from home. That's just one of the many reasons why Gaylord Rockies Resort is THE perfect place to get away this summer.

Getting There

Conveniently located minutes away from Denver International Airport, Gaylord Rockies Resort is right around the corner, so whether you choose to vacation with just your household members or meet up with flying travelers, Gaylord Rockies Resort is easily accessible for locals and out-of-state visitors alike.

Exploring the Resort

In addition to its year-round amenities such as a heated indoor pool, Relâche Spa, on-site restaurants, and picturesque mountain views, Gaylord Rockies Resort invites guests to enjoy a Summer of More, an immersive family experience with pirate and princess themed encounters.

We woke up early to hunt for hidden treasure and stayed up late to roast marshmallows, and you can too! Guests of all ages can find their family fun inside and outside the resort, any time of day.

Splashing Around

Even with all the special themed attractions throughout the resort, nothing beats the pools. Gaylord Rockies’ Arapahoe Springs is home to a relaxing 720-foot-long lazy river, multiple waterslides, toddler-friendly water features, and a pirate-themed pool party.

With shallow pools (none exceeding 4 ft deep) and on-staff lifeguards, I felt more than comfortable taking my novice swimmers to experience the resort's water fun with confidence. Our whole family enjoyed riding the water slides again and again and again!

The resort’s Summer of More package starts at $284 per night and includes a one-night stay, two scavenger hunt books, two s’mores kits, and a $25 food and beverage credit.

For more information about Gaylord Rockies Resort and to book an overnight stay, room package, or events and activities, visit

Disclosure: I received a complimentary stay at Gaylord Rockies to facilitate this review. All thoughts are my own.

About Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center
Located minutes from both the Denver International Airport and Downtown Denver, Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center opened in December 2018. The resort destination features 1,501 guest rooms, including 114 well-appointed suites, and more than 500,000 square feet of meeting and convention space.

As a gateway to the Rockies, Gaylord Rockies offers easy access to Denver attractions and Rocky Mountain adventures, complete with eight dining options; a luxurious spa and salon; indoor and outdoor pool, lazy river, and winding waterways; a 75’ TV in Mountain Pass Sports Bar; and picture-perfect sunset views of the mountains. Learn more at