A Thousand Ice Cream Cones and Other Extra Treats at Glenwood Hot Springs Every Day this Summer

Glenwood Hot Springs is world-famous for its enormous thermal spring pools and award-winning Spa of the Rockies, but when it comes to what makes Glenwood Hot Springs one of Colorado’s splashiest summer vacation destinations, it’s the extras that make all the difference – extra fun, extra activities, extra treats, extra-long hours and, of course, extra savings.

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The cabanas at Glenwood Hot Springs provide comfort, shade and privacy

We pull out all the stops for summer; it’s our most exciting season. We want visitors to have a memorable, fun-filled vacation at Glenwood Hot Springs, and we go to great lengths to make that happen

Glenwood Springs, Colo. (PRWEB) May 15, 2012

Extraordinary efforts yield extraordinary results, a concept Glenwood Hot Springs takes to heart all year long, especially May through August, a time known at the hot springs resort as peak season. Summer is when the resort’s water slides, miniature golf, spray-on tattoos, creamy and cool sweet treats, extended hours and savings packages come out to play, offering visitors extra options for fun and value.

“We pull out all the stops for summer; it’s our most exciting season. We want visitors to have a memorable, fun-filled vacation at Glenwood Hot Springs, and we go to great lengths to make that happen,” said Jeremy Gilley, Glenwood Hot Springs Director of Sales and Revenue.

For instance, nothing says summer like an ice cream cone, and the Grill at Glenwood Hot Springs adds summer staff just to keep up with demand for this all-time favorite treat. On a typical summer day the Grill dispenses 1,000 cones! Chocolate, vanilla, and a twist that combines the two are always popular, but flavorbursts are another way to add some zing to plain vanilla. Choose from fun flavors like root beer, peach, strawberry, blue raspberry, watermelon, cheesecake, banana, and even green apple. The flavor options explode exponentially with shaved ice. Pick from 25 flavors; for something different, try the cotton candy, pink lemon sour, or black cherry. Other cool summertime treats available at the Grill include fruit smoothies and iced coffees. The Grill is open daily for breakfast and lunch during peak season from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM, and the Snack Bar is open from 11:00 AM to 6:30 PM.

As the world’s largest hot springs pool, Glenwood Hot Springs knows how to make an extra big splash. Aside from a pool the length of a football field, two water slides— the Green Amazon and the Blue Comet — provide thrills for daredevils both young and young at heart. Each slide offers over 300 feet of twists and turns, cascading down more than four stories! Slides are open daily in the summer from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, and riders can choose passes with four, eight, or unlimited rides. One of the best summertime values is called the Super Splash and combines admission to the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool, an all-day water slide pass, and a slice of pizza and refillable drink cup from the Grill; weekend rates for adults are $43.25, children $36. Weekday rates are slightly less. A Splash package is also available and includes pool admission, an eight-ride water slide pass and refillable drink cup for $29.50 for adults, $22.50 for children.

Another Glenwood Hot Springs extra that parents of youngsters appreciate is the Kiddie Pool, located at the east end of the property. A few inches of water and a gentle fountain are all it takes to keep kids safely corralled and entertained, while ample deck space provides plenty of room to spread out toys and gear. Of course, a Glenwood Hot Springs lifeguard is on duty at all times, keeping a watchful eye on tots. Kiddie Pool hours are from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily.

Perhaps the most obvious cue that summer has arrived at Glenwood Hot Springs is the appearance of poolside cabanas across the property. These temporary shelters provide extra shade on sunny Colorado days, as well as privacy. Each of the resort’s five cabanas is equipped with cushioned patio furniture, a ceiling fan, four plush towels, and a drink cooler stocked with ice and four bottles of water. Cabanas are only available during peak season and can be rented for a full day for $85 or for a half-day for $50.

Other venues that are extra popular during peak season are the Airbrush Temporary Tattoo Tent and the Glenwood Hot Springs Miniature Golf. The tattoo tent is located next to the Slide Hut near the deep end. Choose from a selection of nearly 300 temporary tattoos. There are designs to suit every taste, including zodiac, Chinese and Celtic symbols, animals and transportation; choose a single design or build a custom work of art. The alcohol-based tattoos are waterproof and last up to five days. Prices range from $4 to $15 depending on size. Open daily from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Anyone up for an extra challenge will find it on the Glenwood Hot Springs Miniature Golf Course. Located near the water slides, the venue is shady, providing a break from the summer sun. The 18-hole course includes bridges, tunnels, streams, waterfalls and the opportunity to win a free game by shooting a hole-in-one. Summer hours are Noon – 10:00 PM, Sunday – Thursday, and Noon – 11:00 PM on Friday and Saturday. Adults play for $6.25, children for $4.25.

With the arrival of summer comes extra-long days and extra time off from work and school; make this summer extraordinary at Glenwood Hot Springs. Find out more at http://www.hotspringspool.com.

About Glenwood Hot Springs
Glenwood Hot Springs is a landmark Colorado resort located along I-70 at Glenwood Springs, approximately 165 miles west of Denver and 90 miles east of Grand Junction. Famous for its enormous hot springs pool, other amenities include the Spa of the Rockies, the Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge, an athletic club, a restaurant open for breakfast and lunch, a retail store specializing in swimwear, and a miniature golf course open seasonally. For more information, please visit http://www.hotspringspool.com or call 800-537-SWIM (7946) or 970-947-2955. Current press releases, a press kit, photos, and a live web camera are available at http://www.hotspringspool.com/x.php?p=PressRoom.

Media Contact:
Jeremy Gilley, Director of Sales and Revenue
Glenwood Hot Springs/Spa of the Rockies
970-945-3324
jgilley (at) hotspringspool (dot) com
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Vicky Nash
Resort Trends, Inc. – media communications for the travel & tourism industry
970-948-4923
pr (at) hotspringspool (dot) com