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Mesa State Games

  If you’ll be in Grand Junction during the holiday season, you’re right in time to check out some stellar local games! The Colorado Mesa Mavericks are in the midst of women’s basketball, men’s basketball, swimming and soccer season. Catch the men’s and women’s Invitational against CMU on Saturday, November 21st right before you head…

Must Stop Coffee Shops in Grand Junction

  You only need to travel as far as your in-room coffeemaker or to the hotel lobby for the delicious complimentary Arabica cups for great java in Grand Junction. However, many travelers like to explore, telecommute from local coffee shops, or go on a hunt for a new favorite hot spot while on vacation. Start…

Most Popular Trip Advisor Outings in Grand Junction

There are endless options for outings in Grand Junction, starting with the Colorado National Monument, just eleven miles from your Mesa University hotel. Vineyards and wineries surround the area, and a park with a lake flanked by orchards is only steps away. The historical Grand Junction area is spilling over with apple orchards, and you’ll…

Best Irish Pubs in Grand Junction

Grand Junction hotels might be hours away from Ireland, but you don’t have to travel far for a great pint. Try out Kannah Creek Brewing Company for craft beers, microbrews, and the kind of passionately made pints that you normally only get on the other side of the pond. Bin 707 Foodbar dishes up great…

Vineyards and Wineries in Grand Junction

Welcome to Wine Country, where vineyards and wineries are open year-round to Grand Junction residents and visitors. Graystone Winery specializes in port wine and offers an intimate, boutique setting, but don’t let the size fool you. This winery has won double gold in international competitions. The Garfield Estates Vineyard and Winery is another great option,…

Explore the Colorado National Monument

Preserving one of the most regal landscapes in the west, the Colorado National Monument is a short drive from Grande River hotel and a must-see for anyone traveling in this region. Surrounded by sky-high monoliths and featuring stunning canyons and plateaus, it’s a true natural wonder. Discover the other-worldly red rock canyons and the twists…

Colorado Mountain Winefest

Calling all winos, and everyone who loves a great outdoor festival. Colorado Mountain Winefest is here! This weekend, September 11th running all the way through September 13th is the time to enjoy the great outdoors and a little vino. Each year thousands of visitors come out to enjoy old wines and new wines. With Amature…

Tips for Traveling with Pets

It is hard to have a family getaway without the whole family. That is why we welcome all members of your family, even the furriest family members! Best Western Grand River is a pet friendly hotel. We know it is hard to leave your pets at home so we encourage you to bring them with…

Food Truck Fridays

Food Truck Fridays is here and is the perfect family outing on a Friday night. Grand Valley Food Truck Fridays brings great food and fun times for everyone to Grand Junction on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Fridays of the month all the way through October. Voted as one of the best events in town,…

Lavender Festival

There are so many great things to experience here in Grand Junction. We have one more thing to add to your list for reasons to visit Grand Junction, Lavender Festival. Follow your nose and enjoy a fun weekend filled with perfume, homeopathy and culinary treats. The 5th annual Colorado Lavender Festival takes place July 10-12…