Just 1.5 blocks to town center w/shops, restaurants, bars, & mining history galore. Great hiking, biking, skiing, hunting, & sledding, including Mineral Belt bike trail, plus fishing, boating, beaches, at Turquoise Lake (5 miles). Ski Cooper (downhill, XC ski & snowshoeing) 10 minutes from front door.
Laid back locale compared to big resorts & more affordable too, esp. for families.
Late summer & fall great for conquering four 14,000 ft peaks nearby: Elbert, Massive, Harvard & Yale.