Over the past three years we’ve had the opportunity to work with a range of wonderful people. We’ve set up personalized experiences, arranged rafting trips, setup romantic escapes and getaways, we’ve helped with birthdays and anniversaries, retirement parties and graduation gifts. We’ve encouraged people to take the leap with our skydiving activities, or master something new with our art classes. We’ve helped people get outside and explore nature with rock climbing and bike riding classes. We’ve organized adventures into strange terrains with ice climbing courses, and forest ziplines. We’re in the business of experiences, and we’ve been honored to help you greet adventure with open arms. Take a look at what a few of our customers have said about their experiences with Wishlist:
They say money can’t buy happiness. I don’t know who they are and sometimes I think they are full of it, because a pile of cash sure would make my life easier. However, if you had the choice between a nice cash bonus or an opportunity to go experience something that you would never indulge in for yourself, which option would you take?
I have been working for Wishlist for over a year and half and if there is one thing I know how to do, it is how to sell the value of an experience. You can not put a price tag on the thrill of a new adventure or buy the stamp that it leaves on your memory. Sure, an adventure Wishlist will cost you $99, but the place those moments hold in the story that is your life, truly, goes unrivaled.
As many of you know, Wishlist works with over 50 Colorado based companies to help reward their employees for hard work and dedication. Luckily, for those who work here, we reap the benefits and get to experience Wishlist first hand. This year for Christmas, my gift far exceeded my expectations. My oh-so-wonderful superiors gifted me with two suite tickets to an Avalanche game of my choice and a night at the Four Seasons Denver.
Anyone who knows me well knows that I love hockey, specifically the Colorado Avalanche. The fact that they knew this was perfect gift for me, well – brownie points, Wishlist. I jumped on the opportunity and used my gift on New Years Eve. What better way to spend the last night of 2014? The answer is, there wasn’t.
I attended the game in my new MacKinnon jersey with my best friend at my side. We made our way up to the club level of the Pepsi Center and entered our suite. Awaiting us was complimentary food and drinks. Score. The Avalanche played an awesome game, beating the Philadelphia Flyers in overtime. It doesn’t get much suiter than that!
Now, let’s talk about the Four Seasons for a second. That hotel is the definition of exquisite and certainly not a luxury I would treat myself to unless received as a gift. It was the cherry on top of an already perfect night. New Years Eve is a hectic night in the heart of the city, but the amenities they provide made for a seamless evening. Waking up to a beautiful view of Denver was certainly an ideal way to kick off 2015. Oh and did I mention you can find them on our Premier Getaways Wishlist?
It’s safe to say this NYE was one for the books. An evening I will forever remember, cherish, and associate with an everlasting feeling of appreciation from my team at Wishlist. It’s been a big year for us. We’ve grown leaps and bounds, and have all invested so much time and energy into our success. While we work hard to promote how incomparable the gift of an experience is and how valuable showing appreciation to your staff can be, I’ve never believed it more.
To learn more about our Wishlist rewards program, visit us at gifts.enjoywishlist.com/corporate_rewards, and to view more awesome activities available through Wishlist check out our packages at enjoywishlist.com. Why Wishlist? Because experiences are better than stuff.
Make the most of your week by enjoying any of these exciting adventures across the state. This week’s featured Wishlist is Hot Air Ballooning, which will allow you to see Colorado from soaring heights. Make sure to check out all of our Wishlist opportunities so you can enjoy this summer the Colorado way. Stay up to date, and receive our Weekly Wishlist Forecasts by signing up for our newsletter or by following us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram
- Alma – Festival in the Clouds, July 19-20
- Aspen – Aspen Valley Marathon/Half Marathon/5k Race, July 19, Basalt
- Buena Vista/Salida – Zebulon Pike, July 19, 2014
- Copper Mountain – Courage Classic, July 19-21, 2014
- Crested Butte/Gunnison- Gunny Grass Bluegrass Music Festival, July 19-20, 2014, I Bar Ranch
- Crested Butte/Gunnison- Yogapalooza, July 19-20, 2014, Rockin JC Ranch, Gunnison
- Dillon – Dillon Arts Festival,July 18-20, 2014
- Dillon – Sunset at the Summit Concert Series, July 19
- Fort Collins – The 16th Annual Longmont Jazz Festival, July 19, 2014
- Grand Junction – Mesa County Fair, July 15 – 19, 2014
- Keystone – Keystone Wine and Jazz Festival, July 18-20, 2014
- Leadville – The Wild Flower Special train ride, The Leadville Colorado Southern Railroad, July 19, 26, August 2, 2014
- Pagosa Springs – Renaissance and Pirate Festival, July 18-20, 2014
- Snowmass – Thursday Night Concert – Fanny Hill Hot Buttered Rum, July 17
- Snowmass – Deaf Camp Picnic, July 17-19, 2014
- Telluride – Americana Music Fest & Songwriter Showcase, July 16-19, 2014, \
- Winter Park- Jazz Festival, July 19 – 20, 2014
There are many ways to enjoy a summer day (many of which you can find through Wishlist) and while the weather may not always be right for fly fishing or paragliding, there is never a bad day to spend wine tasting. Not only is a wine tasting a wonderful and memorable way to spend the afternoon, but wine has also been suggested to reduce the risk of heart disease; it’s a win, win. So if you’re looking for a fun weekend activity (with some added health benefits) keep reading to see our list of the best wine tasting spots in Colorado.
Kingman Estates Winery is one of two urban wineries we listed in our favorites. What makes this place so great besides its central location? A wide selection of both red and white wines and complimentary souvenir wine glasses with the redemption of your Urban Living Wishlist. This exquisite property is a great place for a date night that neither party will forget.
The second of our Denver wineries, the Mile High Winery lends the perfect space to enjoy an evening or afternoon sampling some of Colorado’s finest wines. Taste a varied selection of wine and enjoy a bottle of deluxe Mile High wine to enjoy at home. Again, being located in downtown Denver the Mile High Winery, much like its counterpart Kingman Estates, proves the perfect date spot, with an unbeatable backdrop.
This small, specialty winery is one of three wineries owned and operated by the Foster family, offering a level of incomparable charm. Enjoy a VIP tour of all three of the Foster’s wineries, led by a knowledgeable guide who will teach you the basics of wine making. End your evening with two Talon Wine Brand bottles of wine to take home with you. An excellent outing for a big group or couples, this scenic winery is worth traveling to.
The Ten Bears Winery excursion is an all day adventure designed for a group of friends. Located just outside Fort Collins, the Ten Bears Winery tour includes much more than just wine. Enjoy hor d’oeurvres, Vin et Frommage, wine making insight and tasting tips, and two cheese platters. An afternoon at Ten Bears Winery will leave you with a delicious taste in your mouth and an unforgettable memory.
Whether you spend your weekends at wineries or one of Colorado’s prettiest parks, it is hard to beat a summer day in the Centennial State. Be sure to share your favorite summer activities by commenting below or on our facebook page.