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Imagine a weekend filled with adventure, relaxation, and unforgettable moments, all carefully curated to celebrate the bride-to-be. From sipping local wines to exploring artsy Downtown streets, we've crafted a one-of-a-kind Colorado bachelorette itinerary you and your friends will be reminiscing about for years to come. So, pack your bags, gather your besties, and get ready to enjoy a pre-nuptial escape to Grand Junction, Colorado.


Where to Stay

Where you stay while visiting Grand Junction sets the tone for the weekend. Luckily, this city has plenty of modern and boutique accommodations to choose from. Check out a few notable properties below or find a full list of lodging options here - including 32 hotels and motels and over 200 vacation homes. 


Castle Creek Manor

Castle Creek Manor offers five very roomy suites, each with a jet jacuzzi for ultimate relaxation and sipping bubbly in. The owner, Brenda, crafts a home-cooked breakfast every morning to fuel your day. She also provides helpful information about what to see and do in the Grand Junction area. Castle Creek is the only B&B with a liquor license within the City of Grand Junction, so sipping rosé is part of making your bride tribe feel special. Insider secret – mention “bachelorette” and receive a complimentary glass of wine at check-in. You’re welcome! 


The Chateau at Two Rivers Winery

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Designed to embody the ambiance of a French country estate, Two Rivers Winery & Chateau is a stunning fusion of elegance and sophistication, complete with stunning views of the Colorado National Monument’s red rock canyons. Each of the ten guest rooms offers views of the vineyard, making it an idyllic retreat for a gals getaway. Plus, the onsite tasting room is a convenient and comfortable social area for you to discuss all of the upcoming wedding excitement. The cozy but expansive area is more like a luxurious living room with comfortable couches and a fireplace – it’s definitely an exclusive place to hang out.


The DoubleTree by Hilton

The DoubleTree by Hilton in Grand Junction offers a prime location just five minutes from the Grand Junction Regional Airport. This contemporary yet inviting hotel is conveniently situated next to I-70 on Horizon Drive, making it easily accessible to over 30 wineries that are just down the road in Palisade. Nearby coffee shops like Octopus Coffee and restaurants like Enzo’s Ristorante Italiano are within walking distance if you want to take a stroll.


Downtown Grand Junction Hotels 

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You might be surprised to hear that Downtown Grand Junction is a designated park. Hundreds of trees, bushes and flora are complemented by over 115 magnificent outdoor sculptures and murals. With boutique shops, DIY activities, and trendy restaurants within walking distance, staying Downtown makes for a safe bachelorette party setting. Start the night with a few cocktails and a charcuterie board at SoCo Social before walking to dinner. Insider tip - If you stay at one of these four Downtown hotels (Springhill, TRU, Hampton Inn, and Fairfield), you receive a complimentary drink at SoCo Social. 


Another historic hotel just opened up in Downtown, called Hotel Melrose. This 16-room boutique hotel is upscale and modern with sophisticated decor. Melrose Spirit Co. is a part of the hotel, serving up elevated cocktails in a hip atmosphere. A stay at Hotel Melrose is definitely an elevated experience that will leave a lasting impression for you and your gal pals.


What to Do 

Once you've booked your lodging, it's time to plan a weekend full of celebratory shenanigans. Below are a few popular things to do in Grand Junction for a memorable bachelorette weekend. 


Enjoy Grand Junction’s Nightlife 

As the sun dips, Grand Junction's nightlife emerges. Start your evening with craft cocktails at Moody's Lounge or a few brews at Trail Life Brewing. Once you've consumed a little liquid courage, head to Two Rivers Tavern for some live music and a friendly bridal party game of pool. If DJ dancing is more your style, Mama Ree’s Pizza & Brewhouse has an after-dark scene filled with bass, beer and theme nights, so check it out.


Go Wine Tasting 

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When you think of wine country, California likely comes to mind. However, Grand Junction has a thriving wine scene, leading some to call it the "New Sonoma." With over 30 wineries and tasting rooms, this city is a haven for those seeking Colorado's finest wines. A few locations to consider indulging include Two Rivers Winery & ChateauShiras Winery, and Carlson Vineyards Downtown Tasting Room. If you're looking for a guided craft beverage tour, check out Grand Valley Grapes and Grains Adventures.


Explore the Great Outdoors 

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Grand Junction's natural beauty offers the perfect playground for infusing adventure into a bachelorette weekend. Consider embarking on a scenic hike through the Colorado National Monument, where winding trails lead to canyon-top views and narrow spires that reach to the sky, making you wonder how Mother Nature made such out-of-this-world landscapes. If floating is more your style, opt for a day of kayaking or rafting on the serene waters of the Colorado River. Take it up a notch and head to Riverfront Zip Adventures for a unique experience where you can soar over the Colorado River and take in the stunning beauty of Grand Junction. This zipline thrill ride is set to open in April 2024, so be sure to add it to your bachelorette itinerary.


Relax and Unwind

Every bachelorette party needs some downtime for relaxation and bonding. Grand Junction offers numerous salons and spas to pamper your friends. Consider booking massages at Body Therapeutics to relax after an evening of partying and dancing with your pals and the friendly locals. Or, indulge in manicures and pedicures at Boss Studio Nail Salon for a little polish and flare.  


Stroll Through Downtown

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Explore Grand Junction's eclectic and historical streets framed by boutique shops, tasting rooms, art galleries, and quaint cafes for a leisurely afternoon. If the bride still needs to choose her dress, spend a few hours looking through the gowns at Monique's Bridal. With over 25 designers in stock, she may even say "Yes!" to her dream dress. 


Where to Eat 

Whether you're on the hunt for a delightful brunch to kickstart your day or a chic dinner spot for celebrating your friend's upcoming nuptials, Grand Junction offers a variety of cuisine from sushi to barbecue and burgers to pasta.


Dream Café

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Before a day filled with celebration, fuel up at Dream Café. This hip Grand Junction favorite offers breakfast staples like eggs benedict and specialty pancakes. To get the party started early, order a round of sparkling mimosas for the table, and don't forget to order a cinnamon roll to share. It’s massive, so the sugar high will ensue after just a few bites.


Bin 707 Foodbar

For a taste of fresh, seasonal Colorado cuisine, look no further than Bin 707 Foodbar. This award-winning restaurant is famous for its James Beard-nominated chef, Josh Niernberg. He is committed to sourcing ingredients locally first, from Colorado second, and domestically third, ensuring a true taste of the region's flavors. This commitment extends to their beverage selection, where you'll find a predominantly Colorado-based collection of beer, cider, and wines featuring local names like Ramblebine Brewing and Sauvage Spectrum. While the menu evolves with the seasons, the elk Tartare is often a go-to entree and the Bison Ribeye is a popular classic with Bin’s flare added to it – accompanied by purple barley, white cheddar fondue, and miso chimichurri. If you are a traditionalist, the classic Bin Burger, featuring beehive white cheddar and twice-cooked, hand-cut skinny fries, remains a beloved staple. 


626 on Rood 

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This innovative American Downtown Grand Junction restaurant uses local ingredients prepared in a polished, intimate setting with waitstaff, who are delighted to help you pair their extensive wine list with your cuisine. Looking for thoughtfully designed cocktails instead? This trendy spot puts as much customization into their signature cocktails as they do mocktails, so everyone can take a sip. The blue cheese escargot is a local favorite and the Skuna Bay Salmon is so unique - poached in mirin-sake, with a couscous crust, chilled pea-red onion salad, forbidden black rice, and miso-turnip crème fraiche. End the night with the plant-based 626 Almond Financier Cake and a glass of port. Speaking of plant-based, 626 on Rood leans heavily toward plant-based cuisine options, in addition to its meaty offerings. 


The Winery Restaurant

The Winery Restaurant, located on historic Main Street in Downtown Grand Junction, has earned its place as one of the city's "Best of the West" destinations. Housed in a historical 90-year-old building once used as a horse-drawn carriage fire station, this restaurant exudes rustic elegance. With gas lamps casting a warm glow on a vine-covered alley, this is the perfect location to reconnect with friends and settle in for a relaxing evening.


A Bachelorette Weekend to Remember

Visit Grand Junction for a truly unique and memorable Colorado bachelorette party weekend. For more ideas of what to do during your visit, check out the Official Grand Junction Visitor Guide.