Festival Site Updates
September 27, 2017
Feast Facebook page
We are just one week out from the start of the Feast of Tabernacles! We have created a private Facebook Group page for you to join and interact with other members who will also be attending Estes Park. We encourage you to join and start chatting with other members. You’re also welcome to invite anyone that you know who will be attending Estes Park. Feel free to contact us at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Click here to join!
September 22, 2017
Reminders and Sabbath information
We are looking forward to seeing all of you in just a matter of days at Estes Park! I hope you travel safely. As a reminder Hwy. 34 from Loveland to Estes Park will be closed before, during and after the Feast. The fastest route is Hwy. 66 from I-25 (Exit 243) merging with Hwy. 36 at Lyons.
We realize that a number of you may be attending services locally on Oct. 14 following the Feast. Directions and information will be available at the information booth. There will be two locations—one in the little town of Milliken, a bit east and south of Loveland. Services will begin there at 10:30 a.m. The other location is in Castle Rock, a little south of Denver. Services will begin there at 2:30 p.m. If you're planning to attend one of these services, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will not be holding services in Estes Park that Sabbath.
Thank you very much for your help and may you have a wonderful Feast in Estes Park!
August 24, 2017
We are able to extend the deadline for activity registration to a postmark of Aug. 31, but unfortunately cannot go beyond that date. Young adults interested in attending the young adult activity should register immediately! The required deposit is based on the number of participants.
As we draw closer to the Feast, we find that we are running short of help in some areas. We also have more volunteers than we can use in other areas, such as the mothers’ room! If you are needed in the department for which you volunteered, you should have already been contacted. We could really use some more assistance at the information table and in special services.
Also, we are in need of some volunteers, preferably with some boating experience, to drive the pontoon boats for about two hours on family day. (We can be flexible with the time.) If the weather does not permit such an activity, the boats will be brought in for the season. We are willing to take this chance in order to offer the best activities.
So, if you would like to help with information, special services or driving a 7-10 passenger pontoon boat, please email me as soon as possbile at email@example.com.
Please be aware that, based on past experience, we will not have a parking crew. There should be ample parking, but if the big lot gets full, there is more parking around the building. If you need to drop someone off, there is one entrance to the right of the lobby. In addition, there is a covered drop-off area just past the main parking entrance from South St. Vrain Ave. This is primarily for our handicapped brethren, but it will be available to any who have a need. Special services will be there to assist those desiring it.
August 9, 2017
Activity registration deadline!
The deadline for activity registration and payment (if applicable) is postmark Aug. 14. This includes family day, teen bowling, young adult activity, senior brunch and the luncheon for deacons, deaconesses, elders and spouses. Make sure to view the activity descriptions and registration form for more details. It helps our planning tremendously to receive this information on a timely basis.
Also, please remember that one of the main routes into Estes Park is scheduled to be closed in October (Highway 34 from Loveland). The alternate route is Highway 66 west from exit 243 on I-25. This merges at Lyons with Highway 36 coming from Boulder.
July 13, 2017
Feast activity information available
A description of activities for the Estes Park site has been posted. Check out what will be happening and be aware of any events that require advance ticket purchase by viewing the activities and schedule.
June 23, 2017
Travel and fragrance sensitivity
Hello from Colorado! Plans are coming along for the Feast in Estes Park. We look forward to having you here! I need to bring two matters to your attention:
- Highway 34 from Loveland to Estes Park is scheduled to be closed in October. Crews are still working off and on to mitigate flood damage from the 2013 floods. The “detour” is Highway 66 west from exit 243 on I-25. This merges at Lyons with Highway 36 coming from Boulder.
- Please let me know right away if you have need of a fragrance-controlled room for services. I need to know in advance in order to designate how we will use the available rooms.
If you have any questions or if I can help in any way, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 719-495-3550.
Take care and travel safely,
May 1, 2017
Hotel name change
Our host hotel, Rocky Mountain Park Inn, has changed its name to Ridgeline Hotel Estes Park. The location of services and the hotel phone number have not changed, just the name of the hotel. For a look at their new website, visit ridgelinehotel.com.
The town of Estes Park is the gateway to one of the most spectacular national parks in the United States, Rocky Mountain National Park. The numerous elk, both in town and surrounding areas, add a millennial atmosphere.
Downtown Estes Park is rather quaint, with many shops and a variety of restaurants along the main street and scattered throughout the area.
Trail Ridge Road, the main route into the national park, tops out at over 12,000 feet and offers spectacular views. It is the highest paved through road in the country. The alternate route is Old Fall River Road. It’s a one-way (from bottom to top) and unpaved road, but it’s easily driven in a passenger car. It terminates at the high elevation visitor center, and you can then return to town via Trail Ridge Road.
The elevation of Estes Park is moderate for Colorado resorts, just 7,500 feet. Our host hotel is the Ridgeline Hotel Estes Park. Meeting space is more than adequate for the approximately 300 people we are expecting. Larger accommodations with kitchens, such as condos, cabins and houses, are available and present the best value. Some of the motels we will be listing are a little less expensive.
From the Denver International Airport, you can expect a driving time of about two hours, perhaps a little less. The fastest route uses Highways 66 and 36. An alternate is Highway 34 up the scenic Big Thompson Canyon, which takes about 45 minutes from Loveland.
Snow is always possible at Feast time in the Colorado Rockies. Come prepared for both cold and moderate weather.
All in all, Estes Park offers a great deal for the 2017 Feast of Tabernacles!
Fragrance-controlled room available: Yes.
Tax rate for accommodations: 10.55 percent.
Closest airport: Denver (DEN), 76 miles.