The small town of Carbondale is another good spot to use as a home base for activities in the Roaring Fork Valley area.
Carbondale is a "sweet spot" kind of place: nice small-town size, historic buildings to renovate, sophisticated touches and excellent restaurants. The photo above shows the entrance to the Resturant Six89, a farm-to-table restaurant with an excellent price point. Dine outside in the summer, and small kids can stretch their legs on the shady lawn. Meanwhile, a family favorite for breakfast and lunch is the patio at the Village Smithy Restaurant: don't miss the mile-high pies (for breakfast!)
Carbondale has many B&B's, but best bets for families will probably be the Comfort Inn & Suites, or the Days Inn which also offers suites.
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