4 Hiking Tips for Beginners: Going Outdoors

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Undoubtedly one of the best parts about going to Colorado State University and living in Fort Collins is the environment. Here, you are within just a few hours of some of the most beautiful landscapes this country has to offer. And what better way to go out and explore than with a bit of hiking?  Hiking can be intimidating, especially … Read More

Enjoying Memorial Day Weekend

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Did you know that Fort Collins earned its name as the town was first founded back in 1864 as Camp Collins? Camp Collins served as a small military fort built to protect the Cherokee trail. Today, the military remnants are gone but Fort Collins is still renown for offering some outstanding Memorial Day events to honor today and yesterday’s armed … Read More

Great Cafes in Fort Collins

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With the spring semester quickly coming to an end, you might find yourself with some big-time studying and research to get done. Did you know that for many people, getting this type of work done happens most effectively when they do so in a public place like a cafe? That’s because studies have shown that a moderate level of ambient … Read More

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

Off to the February Races

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Back in November, we wrote a Health Tips article about getting into running. Well, if that inspired you then this month has a whole lot to offer when it comes to running opportunities! And if you started but stopped, then there’s no better time than the present to get back in the Cottages of Fort Collins fitness center and on … 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

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