5 Ghoulish Halloween Food Ideas

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5 Ghoulish Food Ideas for Halloween

Whether you’re hosting a Halloween party or going to a Halloween party, providing some tasty season-themed treats will always be welcome. You can have all the costumes, music, and games, but the real hero of the night is going to be the one who brings the food. After all, partying works up an appetite! The following is a quick look … Read More

Colorado’s Best Fall Hikes with Waterfalls

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Colorado's Best Fall Hikes with Waterfalls

The early weeks of October are hands down some of the best for heading out enjoying Colorado’s trails. This is when our region’s dense aspen groves change colors from green to a brilliant gold and orange. October is also when the weather gets cooler and all the summer tourists have gone and the winter snowboard and skiing tourists have yet … Read More

Bike Trails Near the Cottages

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You know what they say, location is everything and here at the Cottages of Fort Collins you’re certainly in a great location! We’re close to a ton of things like restaurants, parks, and the university itself. Of course, sometimes your feet likely itch and you want to go further than just a couple blocks. If you have a bike, one … Read More

Get in on Fall Gardening

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Just because you live in an apartment means you have to give up on your green thumb. Here at the Cottages of Fort Collins, our residents have several great options for experimenting with vegetable and herb growing. Our first-floor apartments have large porches with plenty of sunlight while second-floor patios likewise have big patios. You can also talk to our … Read More

Stocking Up On Brain Foods

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One of the best perks of living in the Cottages of Fort Collins is just how big the kitchen areas are. Every floorplan we offer here boasts a big kitchen with wraparound counters and state-of-the-art appliances. Why such a focus on kitchens? Because what you eat and drink has a major impact on how you feel and how your brain … Read More

Creating the Perfect Schedule for Your Personality

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Picking out your first and second-year classes is anything but easy. There are a lot of things to consider, including whether to go for basic or major-specialized, morning or evening, or high-ranked professors vs. high-ranked courses. In addition to these facets, equally important is scheduling based on your personality and learning style. The following are some tips on how to do … Read More

Move-In Myths & Tips

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Fall courses at Colorado State start in mid-august. This means if you haven’t already done so, you’re probably about to pack up your things and move into your new apartment here at the Cottages. Whether you’re a freshman or a returning sophomore, you’ve probably had your share of lists and advice about moving back in. Sound about right? Well, how … Read More

Best Places to Swim in Fort Collins

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Fort Collins might be in mountain territory, but it can get incredibly hot and dry come July and early August. In fact, this just might be the best time of the year to swim. But where to swim at? Well, there is, of course, the outstanding resort pool that’s right in your backyard! At the Cottages of Fort Collins, you … Read More

Get Ready for the 4th

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Okay, it may technically still be June, but with the 4th being on a Wednesday, you might be itching to celebrate early. Plus, it’s important to know the local rules and regulations before you get started planning your celebrations. This is key as, sadly, all fireworks are illegal in Fort Collins and Larimer County as a whole. This includes even … Read More