Our Town: Fort Collins, CO

Our hometown, Fort Collins, Colorado, repeatedly wins recognition in newspapers and magazines as the best small city in America in which to reside. But, it is a wonderful place to visit, as well. Just sixty miles north of Denver, Fort Collins is home to several international companies, Colorado State University, and a vibrant business and arts community. For recreation we are at the foot of the magnificent snow-capped peaks of the Rockies and spectacular Rocky Mountain National Park is minutes away.

And Vern's Toffee House is proud to be an attraction that draws visitors to our town to visit our store and candy kitchen because they want to see where their favorite candy is made.

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Photo Credit: Ft. Collins Conv./Vis. Bur.
Photo Credit: Ft. Collins Conv./Vis. Bur.

But our area also has natural characteristics that make it the perfect environment for making butter almond toffee. At just under 5,000 feet elevation, we have a cool, dry, climate that's perfect for toffee manufacturers. Also, we have a steady supply of pure Rocky Mountain water that is the beginning ingredient in our original toffee recipe. The source is the Cache la Poudre River, a nationally designated wild and scenic river, made famous in James Michener's Centennial. The Poudre's headwaters originate high in the pristine mountain wilderness and cascades down the mountains passing near our business on its way across the plains to the East.

So come visit us. We know you'll enjoy our western town and hospitality. And we'll have free samples of Vern's delicious butter almond toffee waiting for you.