Where Rendezvous comes together
Mary’s Pond: Where Rendezvous comes together
By: Tyler Macleod
Rendezvous strives to create a truly authentic Colorado living experience, not just in the signature mountain-modern designs of its homes, but also in the sprawling, open spaces that surround the community. After all, what would mountain living be without a seamless integration with the great outdoors? Whether it’s access to an extensive network of mountain biking and hiking trails, interactive outdoor fitness regimens through the Trailside Wellness Program, or expansive views of the surrounding Fraser Valley, Rendezvous has built an atmosphere that harnesses the natural beauty and recreational opportunities made only possible by the stunning Rocky Mountains.
Calling Rendezvous home means you, your family and your friends are calling the great outdoors home, and the community aims to give you and your loved ones a true Colorado living experience through exclusive access to a number of amenities. Of these amenities, one of them stands above the rest – Mary’s Pond.
Named after Grand County historical figure Mary Cozens – the wife of Billy Cozens, the first developer of the Rendezvous property – Mary’s Pond is regarded as the pinnacle feature of the Rendezvous community. Surrounded by panoramic views of the Fraser Valley and the Continental Divide, Mary’s Pond is the optimal gathering point for outdoor recreation at Rendezvous. With views of Parry’s Peak and nearby Winter Park Resort mirroring against the Rocky Mountain water, Mary’s Pond makes for the perfect place to sit back, relax and reflect. Gather your friends and family for a seat around the fire pit, where you can recount the day’s adventures over hot chocolate and smores as you watch the horizon explode with colors beneath a signature Fraser Valley sunset. Or, if mornings are more your speed, get up early to see the pond awaken with wildlife beneath the rising sun, shrouded in a foggy steam that hovers over the water’s surface in the crisp, early hours of the day. And if you’re lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of Fraser’s otherworldly hot air balloon hovering overhead.
But don’t just assume that Mary’s Pond is simply a reflecting pool. If fishing is your hobby of choice, then you are certainly in luck. With fishing permitted exclusively for Rendezvous residents, Mary’s Pond proves to be the perfect place to cast a few lines – or teach the little ones the ropes – with ample elbow room and solitude. Fishing is allowed day or night, so no matter what time of day the fish seem to be biting, you can catch and release until your heart’s content.
And if you’re looking for a bit more “activity” around the pond, no need to worry. With the Fraser River Trail wrapping the perimeter of the water’s edge, Mary’s Pond makes for a great jumping off point for a jog, bike ride, or even just a leisurely stroll (just keep an eye out for the wildlife!). To top it off, Mary’s Pond is even incorporated into the Rendezvous Trailside Wellness Program. Offering a “Mini-Experience,” the Mary’s Pond Trail offers a great introduction to what the interactive fitness program has to offer. Just scan one of the QR codes located around the pond, and interactive videos will prompt you in a series of workouts.
To learn more about the ample activities waiting for you at Mary’s Pond and the surrounding property, stop by the Rendezvous Sales Office or visit them online Click Here
An East Coast transplant, Tyler grew up just north of Baltimore, Md., where he studied Journalism and New Media at nearby Towson University. He moved to Grand County in the fall of 2011, and aside from a brief stint in Bozeman, Mont., has called the Fraser Valley home ever since. Currently, he is a freelance writer and photographer who spends the majority of his free time snowboarding, cycling, and hanging out at the local skatepark.