March of the Irish: St. Paddy’s Day Celebrations

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It used to be that Fort Collins threw one of the best St. Paddy’s Day parades this side of the cornfields, with Irish-loving visitors coming from all over to take part in the weekend celebrations. Unfortunately (or fortunately), Fort Collins isn’t the sleepy little hamlet it once used to be and in recent years, the growing population and mounting celebrations … Read More

Health Tips: Getting Into Running

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When you live at the Cottages of Fort Collins, you get to enjoy access to a ton of exciting amenities, like the central resort pool that’s a big hit come the hot days of summer. But now that the weather has cooled off, swimming is likely the last thing on your mind. Instead, why not take a look into the … Read More

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

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

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

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

Spring Grilling Tips

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The snow has melted and the weather is finally warm enough to start grilling and planning outdoor get-togethers. As a resident of the Cottages of Fort Collins, you’ll have access to the complex’s beautiful outdoor gathering areas featuring lounge chairs, fire pits, and, arguably most important of all, grills. But before you head down and fire the machines up, make … Read More

Join the Onsite Zumba Class

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As part of your residency at The Cottages of Fort Collins, you enjoy full access to the onsite multi-purpose exercise room. This room boasts a variety of equipment including spin bikes and medicine balls. It’s also where skilled instructors host and lead a variety of fitness classes, including regular Zumba sessions. Zumba is a fun dance-based fitness class that started in … Read More