Saturday, June 30, 2012

Howdy Folks!

The sun is shining, the hummingbirds are buzzing, and it's a wonderful day to be in the mountains.  Seems like the perfect opportunity to work up an appetite hiking and then come over to the Baldpate for a big lunch!  Today we're dishing up Cream of Mushroom soup and Red Chili, along with our Banana Butterscotch and Triple Cheese Muffins.

And while you're here, don't forget to stop into our Key Room to see the world's largest key collection.  We've got over 30,000 keys from all over the world; from keys to castles and submarines, to the key to Mozart's wine cellar, we've got almost any key you can think of!  And while you're at it, check out our Key Room Blog at for updates and more!

Your Blogger with the Key to the best dining in Estes Park,

Friday, June 29, 2012

Howdy Folks!

Wondering what soups we are serving today? Well today we are serving up some Beef Stew and Tomato Rice Soup! We also have our Lemon Ginger and Zucchini Nut Muffins! When you throw in our famous Cornbread it’s an unbeatable combo!

The rain we’ve had the past few days has really brightened up the whole mountainside! The flowers are blooming and bright and it really feels like summer!

Don’t forget our summer plays start next week! Get your tickets and be ready for an Enchanted Baldpate experience! We are starting to get very busy on the weekends so call ahead to make sure you get a spot for lunch or dinner! We look forward to seeing you!

The most Original Front Desk Associate,

Kayla :)

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Good Morning Folks!

Today for our soups today we are making some Garden Vegetable and White Chili for your enjoyment. If that is not enough we have Banana Butterscotch and Green Onion Crème Cheese Muffins for you guys to enjoy. Of course we have our world-famous Cornbread as well.

A special thanks to Bob Brunson for giving an awesome presentation about World War II aircraft yesterday evening. We had a great crowd show up to listen to it as well.  Next week we will not be having Summer Enchanted because it will be July 4.

Again our thoughts and prayers go out to the many fire victims and hopefully we all can get some more rain.

Have a great and safe day.

The most tremendous front desk associate


Wednesday, June 27, 2012


Firstly, many thanks to the Firefighters of Colorado for saving lives and homes across the state.  And our thoughts and prayers go out to the over 32,000 evacuated from Colorado Springs since yesterday.

Today we're serving our Beef Stew as well as my personal favorite, Pumpkin Curry (don't forget to top it off with a spoonful of whipped cream!).  To go along with your soup we've got some awesome Apple Raisin Spice as well as Mandarin Orange Muffins.

Today is Wednesday, which only means one thing..... It's another Summer Enchanted Evening!  Tonight we've got Bob Brunson coming in to talk about the aircraft of World War II, so I know you'll want to be here if you're a history buff like I am.  Mr Brunson will start his presentation at 7pm, so come early to get a good seat and enjoy some tasty snacks from our expert cooks.

Your Front Desk Ace,

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Hey There Ya'll!

Is your day getting a little hot and hectic?  Then come on up to the Baldpate to beat the summer heat and relax with the best view in town!  Today we're serving Corn Chowder and Red Chili, along with Bran Muffins and my favorite, our Feta Muffins. You better come and get some before I eat them all!

As I'm sure most of you know, one of the most special parts of the Baldpate is the plethora of Hummingbirds that live around our Inn.  I had always been curious about what particular kind they are, and luckily, yesterday we had a pair of bird enthusiasts dine with us.  They informed me that they saw both Ruby-Throated and Rufous Hummingbirds (Fun fact of the day for you!).  So keep an eye out the next time you're at the Baldpate and see if you can spot the difference!

Your Best Bird-watching Blogger,

Monday, June 25, 2012

Howdy Folks!

Today we have some nice summer time soups! Chicken and Rice is light and perfect for a beautiful day like today and everyone loves our Broccoli and Cheese! We also have Classic Blueberry Muffins as well as Tropical Paradise. Come cool off at the Baldpate and enjoy a wonderful meal!

Your all time favorite,
Kayla :)

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Howdy Folks!
First lots of prayers and thoughts go out to the many people of Estes Park that were affected by the fire. Special thanks to those men and women who reacted quickly to fight the fire.  We here at the Baldpate Inn are thinking of you guys and hopefully we all have a better day and stay safe today.

Today on the menu is some delicious Tomato Rice and Cowboy Buffalo soups. The muffins today will be Zucchini Nut and Onion Garlic with our world-famous Cornbread. We hope that all of you come and visit throughout the day and share your day with us.
Your favorite front desk associate

Friday, June 22, 2012

Howdy Folks!

It’s going to be another great day over here at the Baldpate Inn. Part of the reason why it will be such a great day is that our soups today are Beef Stew and Pumpkin Curry. Another part is the muffins are Buttermilk Bran and Lemon Blueberry and we will also be having our Cornbread all day.

If you would check out Estes Parks Newspaper today, you would find an article about the plays that are being shown at the Baldpate Inn this summer. We are all very excited about it and are looking forward to both of the plays that will be featured here.

Have a safe and wonderful day.

The most special front desk associate


Thursday, June 21, 2012

Howdy Folks!

We just ended our Summer in the Keys which means we have a winner for our Solstice Key Gift Certificate! Congratulations to Carlie Goodchild! We will have more events in the future and will keep you updated on those so stay tuned!

Today we are cooking up some tasty fun with our White Chili and Corn Chowder. Don’t forget to grab a Golden Sunshine or Feta Muffin while you’re here!!

The most informative front desk intern,
Kayla :)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Howdy Folks!

Today is an exciting day at the Baldpate! We have Cowboy Buffalo Stew and Garden Vegetable Soup along with some of our Poppy Seed and Zucchini Dill Muffins! Our famous Cornbread is cooking up as we speak! We just had a big group of WTW hikers leave and they were a very lively bunch! They took some very funny pictures in our old fashion bathtub!

Tonight is another one of our Summer Enchanted Evenings. The topic is hummingbirds and the speaker is Scott Rashid, so come on over and sit on the porch as we watch and learn about hummingbirds!

Stay tuned for pictures of our staff scavenger hunt and get ready to meet the rest of the crew!
The most exceptional front desk associate,
Kayla :)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Hey Ya'll!

We may be in the middle of the mountains, but Summer in the Keys has us feeling like we're in the tropics.  So put on your best Hawaiian shirt and don't forget the sunscreen, because once you taste our taste our Key Lime or Coconut Cream Pie you'll think you're relaxing on the beach in the Keys! 

But you can't have dessert without having lunch or dinner first, so make sure you go through our Soup and Salad buffet to get a big bowl of Red Chili or Broccoli Cheddar Soup. We can't wait to see you today!

Your top front desk associate,

Monday, June 18, 2012

Howdy Everyone!

Hopefully you all had a wonderful and relaxing Father’s Day because we at the Baldpate Inn had a great day yesterday. Today we are continuing the Summer at the Keys and it is free Ala Mode when you buy a slice of our homemade pie. We of course are serving our homemade soups today, which are White Chili and Tomato Rice. The muffins today are Oatmeal Blueberry and Trail Mix muffins and do not forget about our cornbread.

This Wednesday we are continuing to have our Enchanted Evening lecture series. The subject this Wednesday is talking about the hummingbirds of the area.

We hope you have an enjoyable Monday and that you spend your afternoon with us here at the Baldpate Inn today.

The most delightful front desk associate,


Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father’s Day!!

Today we are celebrating all the Dads who come to the Baldpate by serving up some of their favorites! We have Beef Stew and, by request, our tasty Potato Leek Soup. These soups go perfect with dads favorite muffins which are Banana Butterscotch and Triple Cheese. We’re playing some music that your dad will love so bring him up and celebrate with the Baldpate! He’ll be so excited for some of our famous Cornbread and amazing Pie!

Today is also the start of Summer in the Keys which will be going on all week to celebrate the Summer Solstice! Bring your summer attitude and come relax at the Baldpate! And don’t forget about summer plays Love Letters and Southern Comforts which start July 6!

Your favorite front desker,
Kayla :)

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Hey there Folks!

Tomorrow is the big day, make sure you treat the dad in your life to an extra special Father's Day at the Baldpate Inn.  We'll have our awesome Soup and Salad buffet ready to go, and a slice of pie is definitely the key to a great day.  And to top it off, if you come with a party of four, Dad gets to enjoy our Buffet for free!

And if you can't see us tomorrow, make sure you come visit us today for some delicious Red Chili and Pumpkin Curry Soup and start your weekend off the right way!!

Your awesome Front Desk Blogger,

Friday, June 15, 2012

Howdy Folks!

Up at the Baldpate we are busy getting some delicious Corn Chowder and White Chili ready for ya’ll to enjoy! Come on over and get ready for some Zucchini Dill and Cranberry Nut Muffins that will not disappoint! This combo along with our homemade Cornbread and Honey Wheat bread will leave you feeling full and happy!

This weekend is Father’s day so come and let the Baldpate family help you celebrate! Relax and enjoys the views, food and pie! It’ll be a day dad always remembers!

The most excellent front desk associate,


Thursday, June 14, 2012

Howdy Folks!

Last night we started our Summer Enchanted Evenings with a talk from John Meisner. The Evening was great and we will soon be posting a schedule of the speakers to come!

Today, we have some Cowboy Buffalo Stew and Broccoli and Cheese Soup. Stop by and sit on the porch to enjoy this beautiful day and some of our Oatmeal Blues and Peanut Butter Muffins! As usual we have our amazing Cornbread and Honey Wheat Bread! Don’t forget to make your reservation for Father’s Day this Sunday!!

The Best Blogger,

Kayla :)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Good Morning Ya'll!

Today's the day! We're kicking off our Summer Enchanted Evenings series tonight with our first guest speaker, John Meissner.  Working with the Estes Park Archives, John is the foremost expert on our beautiful town and has helped rediscover parts of our history that were previously lost.  So join us tonight at 7 to learn a bit more about Estes Park and have some tasty snacks courtesy of our resident chefs!

Speaking of our chefs, I can already smell the soups cooking and the muffins baking.  Today, we've got our Red Chili and Cream of Mushroom Soup, along with Onion Garlic and Apple Raisin Spice muffins.  So whether you're here for lunch, dinner, or an Enchanted Evening with Mr. Meissner, we look forward to having you!

Your most enthralling Front Desk Associate,

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Hello, my name is Sara and I am the Hotel and Museum Manager , at the Baldpate Inn. Over the next couple of months, Lauren, the Museum Curator, and I will be working to supply you with more information about our Collections, Key Room and other related topics. As many of you may know, the legacy of the Baldpate Inn is most intriguing. We are inviting you all to join us as we continue to explore its depths.

If you are already friends of the Baldpate, next time you visit, you may notice we have done some rearranging in the Key Room. Last year’s Summer Enchanted Evenings were so popular we ran out of adequate seating in the library and have made preparations to host our weekly presenters in the newly renovated Key Room.

Speaking of Summer Enchanted Evenings, Wednesday, June 13, 2012 the Baldpate will welcome John Meissner of the Estes Park Archives, as the first speaker in our summer lecture series. He will present a talk on the history of the area surrounding the Baldpate. Mr. Meissner does a wonderful job reviving the past and inspiring audiences. You do not want to miss this opportunity to hear him speak.

Hello everyone,

Hopefully everyone’s Tuesday is going amazing but you know what would make things even better, a bowl of nice hot Beef Stew or Corn Chowder. Well you’re in luck because that is exactly what we have today over at the Baldpate Inn. To go along with these two delicious soups are Golden Sunshine and Trail Mix muffins. But wait you are thinking to yourself, isn’t there something else. You would be right. Our cooks are busy preparing our world-famous cornbread just for you guys.

Don’t forget, our Summer Enchanted Evenings kicks off this Wednesday on June 13! Our first speaker is John Meisner, with the Estes Park Archives. Come and learn about Estes and the enchantment of the Baldpate Wednesday night at 7:00.This is a free event and we hope to see you all here.

The most amazing front desk associate,


Monday, June 11, 2012

Howdy Folks!
Do you have a bad case of the Mondays? Well here at the Baldpate we have the cure! Come start your day off right with our White Chili and Tomato Rice Soup! It’ll have you feeling brighter and ready to face the week ahead. To make things even better you can grab some of our homemade Jumping Jack and Lemon Blueberry Muffins while you’re here too! As if that wasn’t enough, we also have our famous Cornbread and tasty honey wheat bread which are made fresh daily!! So get ready for an awesome day and come to the Baldpate!

The most enchanting front desk associate,
Kayla :)

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Howdy Folks!

I smell some delicious Cowboy Buffalo Stew and Pumpkin Curry cooking up in the kitchen right now! Come on over to the Baldpate to try some and while you’re here enjoy our Lemon Ginger and Zucchini Nut muffins! We are also serving our famous Cornbread that you just don’t want to miss!

We would also like to welcome the Rocky Ridge Music Center, which has started their first concert series, and we look forward to seeing them today!

Don’t forget, our Summer Enchanted Evenings kick off this Wednesday on June 13! Our first speaker is John Meisner, with the Estes Park Archives. Come and learn about Estes and the enchantment of the Baldpate Wednesday night at 7:00.This is a free event and we encourage you to join our e-mail list to stay updated on the events we will have in the future!

The most enthusiastic front desk associate,


Saturday, June 9, 2012

Howdy Folks!

It’s the weekend now and what better way to start your weekend off right then a trip up to visit all of your friends here at the Baldpate Inn. While you are visiting, stop in for some of our soups, which are Red Chili and Garden Vegetable. If you are here for soup, you will just have to stop and grab a muffin, which today are Oatmeal Blueberry Muffins and Zucchini Dill and of course our lovely cornbreads. But wait there is still our delicious homemade pies that you will just have to try.

It is so awesome to see former employees come over and stop by and visit for a short time. If are a former employee and have a story to tell us, shoot us an email at . Myself and the other front desk associates will be posting those stories on our blog.

Have a fun and safe weekend!

The most fun front desk associate,

Friday, June 8, 2012

Howdy Folks!

It's getting to be the end of the week, which means that it's just about time to treat yourself to a slice of our world-famous pie!  Cherry or Rhubarb, Peach or Pecan, all are a perfect dessert to have after our Soup and Salad Buffet or even just as an afternoon snack.  Speaking of our buffet, make sure you come by today to try our Potato Leek or hearty Beef Stew.  I know I'm always up for a big bowl of soup and a piece of cornbread!

Your #1 Front Desk Associate,

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Howdy Folks!

Today the cooks are preparing some yummy Cowboy Buffalo and some delicious Broccoli and Cheese soups. Along with these soups, we have our muffins which are Pumpkin and Onion Garlic, both of which sounds delicious. You guys cannot forget our cornbread either.

Yesterday John Meissner, from the Estes Park Archives, came and visited the staff to tell us more about the history of the Baldpate Inn. We are now ready for any question you might throw our way about the history of the Baldpate Inn. Also you might have seen some of us down in Estes Park in our uniforms, running from place to place and taking pictures. The staff is participating in a scavenger hunt around town and it will be going on around town. It seems like a close race between the teams but I’m hoping my team can pull out the win.
As always have a wonderful day and come for a visit here at the Baldpate Inn.
Your favorite front desk associate and blogger,

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Right about now, you’re probably thinking, “What could make this Wednesday a little better?” Well, I have the answer: lunch at the Baldpate! We have White Chili and Tomato Rice Soup today, that, when paired with our mouth-watering cornbread, becomes a delicious meal that you won’t soon forget! We also have Triple Cheese and Peanut Butter muffins that fit perfectly into this wonderful meal. Come up to the Baldpate and treat yourself to the amazing food and views!
Your favorite front desk associate for 2012,
Kayla :)

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Make your evenings a little more Enchanted

Good Morning Folks!

The hummingbirds are buzzing around and it's a perfect day to visit the Baldpate Inn.  Today we're featuring our Red Chili and Pumpkin Curry soups, as well as Cranberry Nut and Green Onion Cream Cheese muffins.  And with Father's day coming up, don't forget to treat Dad to a slice of pie or our famous Breakfast at Baldpate.

With the summer just getting into full swing, that means that it's just about time for our Summer Enchanted Evenings!  This free Wednesday night series will feature guest speakers discussing a variety of interesting topics.  We'll kick that off next Wednesday, June 13th, with John Meissner from the Estes Park Archives, so come on by for an Enchanted night!

 The Most Handsome Front Desk Associate,

Monday, June 4, 2012

Howdy Folks!!

As I write this, the cooks are busy preparing the muffins and soups for you today. The soups are Cowboy Buffalo and Cream of Mushroom for you all today. Also the muffins are the yummy All Bran and Lemon Blueberry muffins. There are still home-made pies that you can come and enjoy. The hummingbirds are still out on the front porch so have a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy the view overlooking Estes Park. If none of these things can convince you to come up, come up for the family-like service you can receive from all the employees that are from all over the country.

Have an awesome day!!

The one and only favorite front desk associate,

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Howdy Folks!

French Onion Soup and Red Chili sound like the perfect recipe for a relaxing Sunday! Come to the Baldpate to enjoy these delicious soups with our Honey Wheat bread and Cornbread. We also have Poppy Seed and Apple Raisin Spice Muffins that seem to make this beautiful Sunday just a little bit brighter!

The most exciting front desk associate,

Kayla :)

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Howdy Folks!

Today our soups are White Chili and Garden Vegetable which go great with our famous Cornbread! We also have Oatmeal Blues and Zucchini Dill Muffins baking in the ovens as I type this and they sure do smell great.

Now it’s my turn to tell you all a little bit about myself. My name is Kayla and I’m from a small town in New Jersey. I go to the University of New Haven in Connecticut where I study Hotel and Tourism Management. I’m going into my senior year and hope to move back to Colorado after I graduate! When it comes to sports I like to root for the underdog and I was raised a Buffalo Bills fan. Hopefully this will be our season! I have been welcomed into the Baldpate family and I am so excited to be spending my summer here! I look forward to learning more about all of you and hearing your stories!

The ORIGINAL favorite front desk associate,

Kayla :)

Friday, June 1, 2012

Howdy Folks!!

Today we have our famous Potato Leek soup and, my personal favorite, Cowboy Buffalo. Our magically savory muffins feature our Triple Cheese and our Golden Sunshine muffins and of course our cornbread.

Following Dan’s lead, let me tell you all about myself. I’m Tate. I currently live in the Twin Cities, Minnesota but attend college in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Even though I live in Minnesota, I love all of Wisconsin’s sport teams especially the Packers, Badgers, and Brewers. I only have one semester left at college and I am already looking forward to being done. I will be graduating with a business degree in management and a marketing. The Baldpate Inn is a great place to work and has become my home away from home. I look forward to meeting all of you over the course of the next couple months.

The REAL favorite front desk associate,