Roaring Fork Club

Summer calls for fun activities with great company. Although summer can be busy, it’s always important to find time to spend it with the ones you love. This summer I’ve had to chance to relax at the fabulous Roaring Fork Club.

The club is located in Basalt, which is only 20 minutes from Aspen. They offered everything I could ask for – from the relaxing spa to the outdoor activities, this place was nothing short from perfect. There are many classes to pick from if sports are your thing, such as tennis, hiking and biking. Personally, I enjoyed the spa and the fitness classes they had to offer.

For those looking to be healthy, the club has personal training classes offered by qualified trainers. This is perfect for anyone looking to improve their health or just to get out of the dreaded routine that a lot of people get stuck on.

If that wasn’t enough, the food here was to die for! The Lodge Restaurant offers fine dining that uses organic ingredients when preparing these plates. It makes it easy to not be super unhealthy while vacationing. There’s nothing worse than gaining unwanted weight during the summer. They offer a variety of healthy snacks and drinks.

Summer is meant to be spent relaxing with loved ones – this place offers just that and then some. If you’re looking to check the club out, they offer a variety of memberships. Being surrounded by a lake is one of the best ways to spend summer!

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A Cloud 9 Birthday Bash

Robert Frost had it slightly wrong. Shortly after two ski lift journeys through the most crisp and vibrant air that Aspen has to offer, we were finally there at Cloud 9, my official birthday abode. Cloud 9, a cozy Euro-style, mountain-top cabin with its famous backdrop of iconic Maroon Bells would be the temporary space that nineteen wild and beautiful, soul-filled women would Champagne bathe in celebrating the birthday of yours truly.  A ski-lift ride to remember and a Aspen-famous, legendary little cabin to go wild in was my personal idea of heaven with these amazing ladies.

Thanks to the infamous Tommy Tollesson, and the Cloud 9 staff, my “Beach Vibes” birthday themed party felt like the best that Switzerland and the Bahamas had to offer; But this party was housed in a tiny, rockstar-like cabin at the top of the Rocky Mountains, laden with endless Champagne flutes and the finest Champagne one could possibly imagine.  Given that anything goes at Cloud 9, why not a beach theme at the top of the world!  After all, who doesn’t want to see 18 beauties in nothing more than bikinis and snow skis?”

Thanks to the arrival of my gorgeous sister Hanna Vanderpool and 17 of the most delightful women god has created, my birthday couldn’t have been better.  Our snow-filled journey to Cloud 9 was one of the best yet. For those that enjoyed it with our fun-filled group of women, I am honored and happy to have shared that moment with you.

Thank you Aspen.  You have given so much to me and my only hope is that I can give back to you through my service and hard work.  The memories that you have provided me so far are more than most women enjoy in a lifetime.  My birthday couldn’t have been better!

#Aspen #Cloud9 #LifetimeGratitude

– Amanda