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Searching for the perfect Colorado cabin rental? Looking for family friendly vacation ideas that are fun for the whole family with an extra side of learning and exploration? Look no further that the February promotional package offering that we’re announcing today on the Cabin Life Blog!

Learn With Cascade Escapes

Cascade Escapes cabins in scenic Colorado are already the perfect spot for a family vacation, but our newest offer is especially sweet. It puts education in a box—a souvenir box to take with you even after you’ve said goodbye to your vacation!

The Explorer Box is packed with all you need to make your stay a full family adventure. You’ll find a book about nature, a map to follow for some scenic hiking fun, and more activities, maps and history about our local area!

Explore with us!

The Explorer box is free to all families staying with us in February. Each box is unique, so mention the code EXPLORER to receive your one-of-a-kind box when book your cabin stay with us in Februrary 2021. After February, this sweet deal won’t be completely gone: you’ll be able to add the Explorer Box as an easy add-on when you book your cabin vacation. Want more than one box? Because each box is handcrafted by our small staff, you’ll get a unique box perfect for every child in the family!

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The Explorer Box is loaded with educational resources and kid-friendly fun to make your stay extra fun!

So what’s in the Explorer Box? We’re excited show you.

  • A Book About Nature
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Word Search & Puzzle Games
  • Colorado History
  • Creative Stickers

 

And a whole bunch more! Contents may vary, as each box is individually packed by your friendly innkeepers!

Colorado History and More

We want to share a love of nature and appreciation of Colorado history with our guests, and we hope the Explorer box will do exactly that and more. Discover the history of Zebulon Pike, learn about our famous Woodmen Road and how it relates to the railroads and TB camps of the 19th century–and discover what museums and historical sites make the list for Colorado Springs Top Ten Things to See and Do.

We’re always on the lookout for fun things to recommend to our guests, and inside the Explorer box you’ll find maps and more to guide your stay. Traveling with kids can be stressful, exhausting, and anxiety can compound as you struggle to devise an itinerary and navigate your new surroundings. Our goal is to provide more than just a cabin to rent. Staying with Cascade Escapes should feel like a true vacation with the promise of adventure.

Unwind, unplug, and let go of your worries at our family-friendly cabin rentals! With all the comforts of home plus a view you couldn’t find anywhere else, our Colorado cabins offer an amazing value for family-friendly lodging. The mountainside scenery is a wooded wonderland just waiting to be explored. Now come see what we’re talking about–and share your pictures with us on Instagram!

Share stories and pictures from your adventures with us! And let us know if you’d like to be featured on our blog, Instagram, or other social media.

Share Your Colorado Cabin Stories With Us!

We want you to share your Colorado cabin memories with us! Seeing your pictures is an absolute highlight of our job as Colorado innkeepers. We love the way our cabin families celebrate life and live their best memories while visiting our properties. When you book your vacation 2021 with us, be sure to tell us all about it! If you’d like your stories or pictures to be featured on our blog or social media, be sure to let us know!

Want to book your family vacation now? Check out our online booking tool, and/or email info@cascadeescapes.com if you have any specific questions. If you’re booking in February, mention the code EXPLORER for your kid-friendly kit. Let us know how many kids are in your family group, and we’ll arrange accordingly.

Are you looking to book Spring or Summer cabins? Use our book now feature to plan ahead. Cascade Escape cabins are open year-round, cleaned and sanitized thoroughly between every occupancy, and fully equipped with furnished comforts and a hot-tub. Our private cabins offer the perfect single-family solution for vacation rentals. Both property locations are secluded yet close to plenty of things to do in Colorado Springs.

Book Your Cabin Stay With Us

Let us know if you’re planning to book or if you have questions about our special offers or add-ons. We can’t wait to see you at the cabin this year! Find us on Facebook and Instagram, or check out the rest of our website to learn more about our single-family cabin rentals.

 

 

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The holidays are a little different this year, so we’re offering a tried and true family recipe for a little choco-therapy here on the Cozy Cabin Blog at Cascade Escapes. We know that a warm blanket, a good book, and delicious treats can turn a cold and boring day into a sweet and comfy retreat.

This particular fudge recipe is very close to our heart. It’s a delightfully rich and chocolatey recipe from the family files! This fudge recipe stretches back to our cabin owner’s childhood. Grandma Hazel was an inspiration and cornerstone in the life of Cascade Escapes cabin vacation rental owner, Sandy. Today we are sharing a special part of Grandma Hazel’s legacy through this family recipe with you.

The Fudge Recipe

Grandma Hazel’s Fudge is a unique fudge recipe in that it has marshmallows simmered right into the base. This offers a deliciously rich and creamy layer of sweet flavor that folds into the chocolate for a smooth finish. If you’d like to add some texture and taste, feel free to add some nuts. We like shaved almonds or chopped walnuts–but you can certainly go for macadamia nuts or hazelnuts.

December 2020 might not be the same without bustling schedules and gatherings to celebrate with our families, friends, and communities. However, we hope you’ll find ways to bring the holiday spirit into your home with holiday recipes, family traditions, and a focus on what truly matters for this season of reflection.

The process of making fudge is easy enough. We let the kids try their hand at stirring, pouring, and sorting ingredients. This fudge recipe has a lot of fun tasks–like tearing up jumbo marshmallows!

You can also use tiny marshmallows to simplify that step, but definitely try this unique recipe that incorporates the fluffy white sweet treat. The added velvety quality from the marshmallows deepens the flavor. Because our kiddos aren’t a fan of nuts, we made ours without. But it happened to be national fudge and peanut butter day, so I mixed up a quick peanut butter fudge icing to pour over the top for an extra sweet and delicious layer. I didn’t use a specific recipe, but you can find some good ones around Pinterest, like this one from the Yummy Tummy.

One great thing about a yummy fudge recipe like this: it’s easy to mix in your own ideas and try many flavors and combinations. At the same time, this family fudge recipe is tried and true and simple enough to (almost) be called fool-proof.

The Cozy Cabin Vacation Rentals

When our Colorado cabin rental company was founded a decade ago, the idea of families passing through seemed simple enough. This was a matter of business, and guests coming and going from Cascade Escapes cabin rentals were par for the course. However, as our cabin vacation rental grew, and we met more and more families and couples who booked their Colorado vacation with us, it became a personal investment.

We think of Cascade Escapes as more than just cabin rentals and vacation housing. These cabin rentals are vacation spots where memories are made. Visiting couples and families that stay in our cabin vacation rentals are a connective piece of who we are as a company. Families return year after year as our cozy cabin rentals become an annual vacation tradition.

The Cozy Cabin Experience

Because of this sense of community and commitment to our Cascade Escapes vacationing couples and families–past, present, and future–we want the Cozy Cabin Blog to be more than just information about our cabin rentals. We want to share stories, recipes, and memories with our readers and folks who happen upon our site. We hope that you’ll book your 2020 Holiday getaway with us, and that you’ll find your stay an incredibly unique and joyful retreat.

When you book your cabin rental with us, you’ll find sweet add-on deals to craft a uniquely personalized experience, such as the Vintage Picnic add-on. With this cabin booking add-on, you’ll get to taste another authentic recipe from Grandma Hazel, too. Every Vintage Picnic basket is packed with flaky croissant sandwiches, chips, and giant cookies from the recipe book of Grandma Hazel herself. We love how family history stays alive in the tiny details of our family-owned vacation rental company. This is what truly sets apart from many Air BnBs and other Colorado boutique lodging.

Holiday 2020: Book Now

Before we dive into the recipe, here’s an offer even better than our family fudge recipe. If you book your stay with us now, you’ll receive another dessert from Grandma Hazel’s recipe book. Mention the code HolidayTreats20 to receive a complimentary pie to liven up your last-minute holiday adventure.

A winter family vacation can be awe-inspiring and magical. Find out how your cabin rental can turn the winter holiday into a magical moment.

December is basically here, and the Christmas countdown has begun. If you’re looking for something more than chocolate therapy and you’d like to book a cabin getaway, email: info@cascadeescapes.com

Act fast because our December spots will fill up fast!

Grandma Hazel’s Fudge

Creamy and decadent, stirring fudge to that perfect consistency is so satisfying!

4 C Sugar

10 2/3 oz evaporated milk

20 Large Marshmallows (torn up/equals 1 ½ cups of tiny marshamallows)

3 C Chocolate Chips

½ cup of butter (or shortening)

1 ½ tsp vanilla

Optional: nuts of your choice

In a medium saucepan, add the sugar, evaporated milk and marshmallows. Constantly to incorporate ingredients, then bring to boil and let it sit at a rolling boil for 6 minutes.

Chunk up the butter and place in a medium bowl along with chocolate chips, vanilla and (optional) nuts. Pour the boiling mixture into the bowl and stir together.

Pour the incorporated melted fudge into a greased 13×9 pan and let cool before cutting.

Yields approx. 40 pieces

Our rendition included a peanut butter fudge icing on top of Grandma Hazel’s Fudge recipe. Let us know how your fudge turns out too!

 

 

 

 

 

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