Let’s be honest, folks. It’s time for you to take a break from 2020. You can make it happen with a flexcation in Estes Park, Colorado — in a beautiful vacation rental home from Windcliff. Here’s why right here is the perfect spot for you to rest and recharge with your family.

Wait. What the heck is a flexcation?

In efforts to stay safe and reduce the spread of COVID-19, employees are now working-from-home at unprecedented rates; many offices are still closed or restricted. In addition to this, teachers and students have had to quickly adopt a move to remote learning, with many schools remaining closed. These factors have changed how people travel, and in fact have opened up some great opportunities for those who want to get away… even while the kids are remote learning and work is still pinging you! (For more information on how Windcliff is committed to the safety of our guests, see our FAQ.)

So, the  “flexcation” combines the concepts of travelling during a different time of the year, staying away for longer periods of time, and the ability to remain flexible with WFH and remote learning schedules while you also rest and recharge.

Now that we’ve covered the basics — here’s why Windcliff and Estes Park is the best place for your flexcation.

#1 — Estes Park is just gorgeous during the fall and winter months.

Estes Park Aspen Trees

We know… Estes Park and Colorado in general is beautiful pretty much any time of the year. However, the later months of each year are something special here. There’s a sense of peace that comes with the cool, crisp autumn air. The changing of the leaves is something to behold, like a painting unfolding right in front of you.

Later in the year, there’s often just a light dusting of snow, meaning you get the best of both worlds: the tranquility of a natural winter wonderland that is safe and pleasant for driving, hiking, and experiencing all that there is to experience here.

The bottom line is that the months of October and November are perfect for a trip to Estes Park and Windcliff, whether you’re taking a flexcation or not. Plus, you’ll experience the mountains in a way that is often missed by other travelers — as well as getting views of nature that can only be seen during the fall and winter.

#2 — You can experience downtown Estes Park and RMNP at a more relaxed pace.

One of the main concepts of a Flexcation is to travel in a less common timeframe, such as during when your kids are in school. These are less popular travel times, but that doesn’t change in any way what Estes Park and the surrounding area has to offer you. In fact, the reduction in road traffic and downtown crowds means that you’ll have more time and space to enjoy everything from hiking to local shopping and dining at your own pace.

#3 — Windcliff Vacation Homes are designed and appointed with families in mind.

Plenty of space, multiple bedrooms, amenities for everyone, games and relaxation for the kids, thus ideal for a flexcation.

Windcliff vacation rental homes, put simply, are ideal for families taking a flexcation. Every single one of our homes is fully appointed with the amenities you need to live and work comfortably. Each home has a fully stocked kitchen for preparing family meals — or quick schooltime snacks — with ease. Each home is located just 10 minutes away from downtown Estes Park, and each home packs more than enough space for most families. We also have Estes Park vacation rental homes for groups or larger number of occupants; perhaps you have a big family or are even planning on traveling together with your closest friends and their children. There’s something for everyone here, you can start browsing our homes by feature here.

#4 — Windcliff is the perfect spot for remote working — and remote learning.

Of course, here at Windcliff, one of our goals is to offer our guests a serene, peaceful destination where — if you choose — you can unplug from the rigors of modern digital life for just a little while.

However, it isn’t always realistic or possible to truly unplug completely. This is the beauty of the flexcation concept, which embraces the fact that the kids can attend remote learning during some of the getaway time, and parents can work remotely as well.

Fortunately, all Windcliff rental homes are equipped with high-speed Internet, with many recently upgraded to gigabit fiber Internet. There’s plenty of comfortable places in each and every home to find your zone or even your “office-away-from-home.” Your kids will quickly choose their favorite spot for the remote classroom, where they can focus and thrive.

Finally, the mountain backdrops, natural scenery, and serenity of the surroundings means that Estes Park is an ideal location for productivity. Without all the distractions of the average suburb or city interfering, you may find that you — and your kids — are more focused and more productive.

#5 — Traveling to Windcliff in October and November is affordable, and you can stay longer on a flexcation.

Another beautiful thing about the flexcation is that you don’t have to rush back home because the kids are going back to school. You don’t need to take off work, either — chances are, you’re working remotely already. Connect your devices to the high-speed Internet and work in peace and beauty while your kids attend remote learning… then Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park are waiting for you when the day ends.

Not to mention that during the fall and winter months, the rates for staying with us are reduced — meaning you can afford to stay longer, or enjoy a flexcation to Colorado at a lower cost than you may have been planning for! You can see our rates by finding the home in which you wish to stay and selecting the desired dates, or you can just give us a call.

So, are you ready for your mountain flexcation?

A flexcation in a Windcliff vacation home is the perfect opportunity for you and your family to find peace and balance in what has truly been a difficult year. Not to mention that Estes Park is just about the perfect flexcation spot. You can start by browsing all our homes online, or if you’d like to talk with us, please give us a call at 970-586-2181 — we’d love to meet you and help you get started.