Lodge of the Rockies LLC - Vacation lodging, getaway & resplendent retreat for families, friends, couples.  Frontier elegant mountain home, tons of amenities, territorial style, panoramic views.  Surrounded by aspens, pines & four seasons of great
activities. Great towns & neighbors close but not too close.

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2019 Reviews: 
We just arrived and everything is beautiful!!!!! Two HEART emojis. Thank you for renting this out to us we hope to make this a yearly trip! KL 2/19

Uniquely decorated mountain home with quiet surroundings and beautiful mountain scenery. Our large family, including children, had a relaxing and enjoyable stay in this home that is adorned with a large collection of decorations and art work. Kitchen was well-stocked with cookware, there were plenty of bath towels and blankets provided, and also outdoor equipment for playing in the snow. We enjoyed our weekend experience! PM 2/19

More 2018 Reviews: 
“Our group had a wonderful time! This place had everything we wanted and more. It definitely exceeded our expectations!” JM

“This home has it all- the warmth, privacy, personality and comfort of a large, well-appointed family home and a hands-off but highly responsive host. The property is in a quiet neighborhood in a remote location with serene nighttime sky viewing. The details are impressive and we’d be grateful to stay again in the future.” 
“Wonderful stay, great communication, the place was bigger and more unique than the photos could portray. A gem of a gathering place for a family that simply wanted to enjoy each other and honor the ones who couldn’t. Tons to look at around the house, equipped to the hilt. Couldn’t find a pair of tongs to flip bacon in the kitchen and a few more shot glasses would have been handy with which to raise a toast but absolutely everything was better than ideal. Thank you for sharing your home with us; we tried to treat it as if it were our own. Everyone was thrilled with the amenities and location and we all agreed that we’d love to stay again one day if you’ll have us! Thanks again and consider taking me up on that piano bench!” AK

After many years of renting, this was the best home our girls' group has stayed in!! The house was bigger and better than we imagined, and Chris was the perfect host. It's a private location with spectacular mountain views. We enjoyed making special memories here with our daughters and hope to return next fall! We highly recommend this place!! L

We LOVED our stay!  You have a great place and it was an excellent first vacation rental experience for us!! The notes/instructions throughout the house were extremely helpful. The host and the house were perfect for my family! We had 12 people ranging from age 7 to age 62 and all of us loved the place. We saw deer, birds, and rabbits every morning at the house. It was quiet and clean. Everything is labeled in the house with instructions for easy use. There are plenty of towels, bedding, cooking utensils, etc., that makes the stay so much easier and homier. Next time we go to Colorado, we will absolutely be checking to see if this place is available for us again!!  Amy H. 6-2018

Spent Wednesday night up at the Lodge with 7 family members and it was fantastic.  What a beautiful place!  DT 1-2016

Our family enjoyed our stay at the Lodge of the Rockies, in June 2015.  Everything we needed plus much more was at our fingertips.  This made our stay very convenient and comfortable!!  The Lodge was within easy travelling to Buena Vista for swimming/hot springs,  to Fairplay for an interesting historical outdoor museum which our grandsons really enjoyed, and to Selida for miniature golfing at a beautiful course.  We made a day trip to Colorado Springs to enjoy the thrill of the Cog Railway to the top of Pikes Peak.  As Canadians we highly recommend a stay at the Lodge of the Rockies!!  AM 7-2015

We had a MAGNIFICENT week! We had three hikes .... Browns creek falls, Mohawk lake and mount yale. Did the aerial adventure course in buena vista, visited St. Elmo, splashed in the mount Princeton hot springs and did a full day of rafting in the Gorge. Don't think we could have packed anymore in.... Lol. Thanks so much for helping me find the other house. We ended up with 12 people at each house and they loved both homes. Thanks again for all your help and some fantastic memories!!!!! KG 8-2014

This was the best rental I have had with VRBO so far. I really enjoyed the scenery around Colorado and my family and I were more than pleased with the cabin.  Thanks for letting us spend the week there, it was like being at home very nice and comfortable place.  Again thanks.  6-2014  CI

We had a wonderful weekend at your Lodge of the Rockies. The house is amazing and the pictures don't do the place justice for how beautiful the house and the area are. Thank you so much for letting us enjoy it. We had a blast. BL 3-2014

Thanks again for letting us enjoy your home, we had a wonderful time.  We really appreciate it - it is really special to have us all together. My 8 year old granddaughter had tears her eyes when we were leaving - she said "she loved this place and never wanted to leave". SD 12-2013

We are thoroughly pleased with your home!  We used the sleds and tube on Sunday.  We met Mr. Adam 's and his beautiful horses.  He aired up the tube for us and approved using the hill behind the office.  We have enjoyed skiing the last two days.   CS 12-2013

We all had a great time in your great house!!  The house size was amazing and the amount of activities unbelievable. There are so many options for people to do their own thing, read a book or play one of the multiple games. The weather was perfect for 5 days - sort of unreal. We hope to be back some other time - especially to explore the fishing opportunities. My brothers and I went to Antero for ice fishing, and caught 2 nice trout that we had for dinner the last night (a welcome treat from 3 days of turkey and ham!). HW 12-2013
We stay at one or two places a year throughout the Colorado high country.  We had a wonderful time here.  Your place is amazing.  By far the most beautiful place we have ever stayed.  LK 5-2013

Thank you SO MUCH for the opportunity to spend our family Christmas in your lovely home.  Kids of all ages made unforgettable memories this year!  We couldn't have picked a better location for our time together. It was the first time for one of our little ones to enjoy snow!  And my sister-in-law from the midwest remarked "I could come here for Christmas every year!"  Also, our little pup was in doggie heaven bounding through the snow as she played with the children.  The lodge was unbelievably beautiful and WELL STOCKED! We would also like to extend our thanks to your cleaning crew as we found the home to be immaculate.  We will be leaving behind some Christmas "goodies" for them to enjoy while they perform their duties of cleaning up tomorrow.  JV 12-2012

We are checking out and leaving Colorado tomorrow.  It has been a wonderful vacation/reunion for all of us.  Over the past year we have been spread out over five time zones so it has been great to be together once again.  Your lodge has been an ideal setting for our getaway.  We enjoyed the many locations in the spacious house for gatherings. 
One day when returning to the house we passed the utility truck that was replacing a power pole that had been broken off.  I expected that the power would be off but was pleasantly surprised to discover the generator had automatically turned on. Very nice!  You have a very lovely home.  Thank you for allowing us to share it for the week.  We felt very much at home and our goals for the week were met.  We have been curious if you were the builder of some or all of it?  It is well crafted.  PS 8-2012

This was a wonderful location for gathering with my sisters and their families as well as my immediate family.  Thank you so much for opening your beautiful home to my family!  We had a wonderful time and enjoyed the amenities of the area and the home!  You have a beautiful home, thank you so much! TF, Durango, CO 7-2012 

Just wanted to let you know that we truly enjoyed our stay at Lodge of the Rockies LLC.  The lodge was so inviting and there was so much room that we never got in each other's way (this is very important when staying with extended family-lol!).  It was in a perfect location.  Nothing we did was too far of a drive. We enjoyed a day in Breckenridge, skied & snowboarded in Monarch, rode the cog railway in C. Springs, visited the Cliff Dwellings, even sledded on the volcanic hill.  Even the one very windy day we stayed here was enjoyable with all the games and TVs.  The weather was beautiful and it was like being in our own winter wonderland. Even when snow was melted everywhere else, we would return to LOTR to see our snow still on the ground. The kids loved it!  Thank you so much for sharing your lodge with us.  This was our best vacation ever!!  We had a wonderful vacation and will recommend this place to everyone.
Sincerely, J&KO, B&SV 1-12

We arrived at the lodge around 7pm this evening and we are just blown away by how beautiful the house and the surroundings are. It's obvious that a lot of thought and care went into preparing the house.  We just loved the lodge and can't wait for next time. NK 9-2011

House is awesome, really really enjoying ourselves & thankful for how you have put everything together here. MDB 8-2011

We'd like to get up there a week during winter sometime to do some skiing... probably cannot make it this winter but maybe next. Will definitely get ahold of u to book your place! It was perfect! MB 7-11

I want to tell you, we enjoyed the house so very much. KS 7-11

We had a really nice time at your lodge.  Everything was very nice and we loved the weather!  It was 74F degrees when we left and 113F when we arrived home. JW 7-11

This is a great place you have here. It worked out great for our working retreat. JP 6-11

Woo Hoo, perfect vacation beautiful home, thank you for letting us enjoy your home.  It is fantastic. Had a great time, home was better than I could have imagined. Thanks so much for this beautiful home and surroundings.  This home is is unique in so many ways that I can't explain.  It was such a pleasure being able to stay here.  I will look forward to coming back.  Wonderful house, everything was perfect.  Our Honeymooners had a great time, enjoying the privacy of the upstairs 'wing'.  Thank you for the wonderful memories.  Your home is at the top, view is awesome, furnishings are great and stocked very well.  Everyone is having a blast & its only our second day here.  The kitchen is awesome and the bathrooms are great.  Thanks for letting us enjoy your mountain home.  MA, 3-11

Thank you so much for the use of your beautiful home. It was a fantastic setting and a perfect fit for our organization. Our weekend was both productive and enjoyable, in a large part because of the Lodge of the Rockies. We started discussing making this an annual event. We look forward to hopefully working with you in the future.  Again, thank you a ton and we can't wait to return, RD, 1-11

We were amazed at the accomodations.  We hardly left the lodge our entire visit. NP 11-10

We truly enjoyed our stay here and are already talking about our next visit.  TS 11-10

We truly enjoyed the visit to LOTR.  You have really built a nice home  DL  7-10

we'd like to get up there a week during winter sometime to do some skiing... probably cannot make it this winter but maybe next. Will definitely get ahold of u to book your place! It was perfect!

Our group of 11 (two families - 4 adults and our combined 7 children)stayed here the last week of July 2009 and found it to be the perfect retreat. Two things made it great: the home itself and the location. The home was spacious and comfortable and provided all the necessities for a worry-free stay. It was large enough for us to spread out and contained wonderful amenities (the foosball table was a big hit). We barely used the TVs, but that was a good thing. Highlights for us included coffee by the fireplace in the morning and grilling out at night, as well as walks around the "ranch" and climbing the "mountain" behind the house (a real workout).  The location (by our reckoning, the nearest stoplight was 19 miles away) was perfect. Coming from North Carolina and Kansas, we wanted to accomplish two things on our week-long stay: first, relax. Second, be adventurous. The beauty and tranquility of the Lodge of the Rockies allowed for the former, and the great location (near Buena Vista's great rafting and close enough for "day trips" to mountains, mountain passes and a wide array of attractions) allowed for the latter. Our fellowship was truly enhanced by having three days of "planned" trips and three days of planned "no plan" time.  We couldn't have been happier with our choice, especially considering we traveled halfway across country to get there. B H III, Sanford, NC  8-09

We had a wonderful time at the lodge of the Rockies.  It easily accomodated or 3 families.  We went whitewater rafting, hot air ballooning, horseback riding, and saw all the local attractions.  The wildlife in the backyard was fabulous, as well as the lodge accomodations. We would highly recommend staying here.  R & C D, 6/09. 

We had a great time and you have a great place.  You have a wonderful place and we had a wonderful time.  Our larger church group had plenty of room to spread out and gather.  We had a great visit!  Thanks so much for sharing your home with us!, LY, Denver, Colorado 1/09

Had a great time and we loved your lodge. We'd love to come back sometime. Thanks for everything! My family had a wonderful time, and we all commented constantly about how much we liked your place and the locale. RS, Colorado Springs, CO 12/08

Thanks for letting us stay at your house. We had a wonderful time. Hopefully we can come back again. JD, Golden, CO 11/08

I wanted to say thanks for renting us the cabin. It was really nice. We had a great hunt. We were able to fill all our elk tags. The cabin was in wonderful shape. We were pleasantly surprised about the accommodations. You had everything there. Everyone in the hunting party was extremely happy about the facility. TR, Forest Lake, MN 10/08

Thank you so much for sharing your mountain home with us!  We had 10 ladies stay there on our semi-annual girl's weekend and couldn't have asked for a nicer place!  We have stayed in a dozen or so places over the years and this one ranks 2nd just behind the $600/night place. Very roomy, comfortable beds, amazing bathrooms!!  Unfortunately the weather didn't cooperate with us so we didn't get to enjoy the decks, but being inside was nice because everything was so great!  This place is definitely going on our list for a future stay! CH, Denver, CO 10/08

What a lovely place to stay. We stayed here in the late summer and had a wonderful time. Its close to lots of sights and for a family from Louisiana, we really appreciated the "cool-ish" weather. The lodge is immaculate and very comfortable. Thanks so much. We'll be back."

"Nicest custom rental home we have ever stayed in.  Really nice tile work. Thanks. S & B, Alexandria, VA 8/08

"Extremely nice home.  Thanks for all the amenities.  Great location, central to everything.  What a lovely place to stay. We stayed here in the late summer and had a wonderful time. Its close to lots of sights and for a family from Louisiana, we really appreciated the "cool-ish" weather. The lodge is immaculate and very comfortable. Thanks so much. We'll be back."
Thanks for a very relaxing vacation.  See you next year."  D & J, Monroe, LA 7/08

"We felt as though we were guests in a good friend's home. Our extended family of seventeen had plenty of space to be together in one room & also to spread out in different areas throughout the house. The expansive views are beautiful. One of the highlights of our visit was having a Sunday morning family worship service on the deck. As the service was coming to an end we noticed a deer was standing within 20 feet of us! Thanks for a memorable weekend. We hope to return next summer." L & W, Colorado & California 7/08

I just wanted to tell you what a great time we had at your mountain home.  We LOVED it and can't wait to go back!  Thanks so much!  MH, Denver, CO  1-10

Your house was a true blessing. Our time here was even more enjoyable thanks to all the details such as information you supplied and high-quality linens and kitchen supplies included. BC, CO Springs, CO 11-09We're back from a great weekend at the Lodge!!!  What a wonderful home... we had such a good time and couldn't believe how nice, spacious, fully equipped and relaxing the home is.  The group was in agreement that we definitely want to come back and many were thinking about their own extended families for gatherings.  So it was a big hit!!!  DS, CO Springs, CO  11-09

I am so excited to visit the property(again-our 3rd visit). I have bragged to my family about what a nice home you have. CR, Denver, CO 9-09

"I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for sharing Lodge of the Rockies with us this past week.  The Lodge was everything we imagined and MORE!  Mornings were cool and the afternoons were very mild.  There were even mountain rain showers (perfect napping weather) some afternoons.  
The daily wildlife sightings were a real treat . . . deer, antelope, jack rabbits, chipmunks, prairie dogs, and birds of every size and color.  The highlight of every day was my morning coffee on the deck out back.  The gourmet kitchen was a treat for my daughter and I who both love to cook.  My husband took the helm at the grill for our many cook-outs including rainbow trout from nearby 11 Mile Reservoir and Lake Antero.  The Lodge's location was perfect for day trips to the surrounding towns of Breckenridge, Buena Vista, Fairplay, Leadville, and the ghost town of St. Elmo.  We also checked out beautiful Cottonwood Lake just outside of Buena Vista. Overall, we were thrilled to find almost everything we could ask for in your house, so all we really needed was to bring in the groceries! 
Thanks again!" 
P & D, Cedar Hill, Texas 7/08

"We really enjoyed our vaca. at your house, the area and the house were spectacular! Buffalo Joe's was incredible!!! They put us with another family (great people from the east coast) and we had an awesome guide (Earnst). I'm glad we went with your suggestion on "BJ's", the steak lunch was great too. We also did the gondala ride up Monarch Mt., the Royal Gorge train ride, 4-wheelers out of Buena Vista and a short horseback ride just north of Buena Vista, don't remember the name. All in all we had a great vacation, I really did'nt want to leave! We'd like to come back (with another family) sometime."  M & M, Elkhorn, Wisconsin 6-08

"This is a wonderful home.  We truly enjoyed our stay!" Thanks, K & B, Hope, Arkansas 3/08

"Thank you for letting us stay here.  You have a lovely home in an ideal location.  Your home was perfect for our large group.  We appreciate the extras you did to help make our stay more pleasurable.  The kids & adults alike enjoyed the sleds you provided. This lodge is even nicer in person than it looks on the web"  B & T, Victoria, Texas 3/08

".. Everything was great. This house is amazing. Simply put, this house rocks, I can't say thank you enough for letting us stay in your beautiful home. Awesome skiing, awesome sights, awesome snow. Took snowboard lessons at Monarch. Went sightseeing & sledding down the locals hill. We look forward to returning. R & K, Tucson, Arizona  P.S.  Ever want to sell house, call us!!" 1/08

".. This place is awesome. We will be planning another visit with more friends soon." Signed, S & N, Colorado Springs, Colorado 1/08

"As a long-time Colorado resident our family is always exploring the state.  Upon arriving I am taken back by the beauty of the Collegiate Peaks.  The lodge is more than we expected.  Nice furnishings and tastefully decorated.  Not like the old cheezy log cabin's from back in the day.  Nice appliances, more room than the family needed, a marble bathroom with a tub I could swim in and very comfortable beds.  All that is missing is the family photos on the wall to call it home!  Thanks!, R & E, Lone Tree, Colorado 2/08
"Just wanted to drop you a note to let you know that we had a great time at your lodge. Your home was beautiful and very comfortable for our group. We will keep your lodge in mind for future get aways. We just went sledding up behind the lodge.  We hiked up a ways and found a hill, it worked out well.  A & B, Denver, Colorado 2/08
      Thank you for enjoying Lodge of the Rockies on your next Colorado visit
Restaurants you might like on your way up:

Via Hiway 285: Bailey - The Platte Canyon Grill on Hwy 285 center of town, The Fairplay Hotel in Fairplay on Hwy 9, (3) blks. off 285.  
Via Hwy 24: Woodland Park - The Hungry Bear (8a-2p) Hwy 24 & Park St. near center of town, and Circle H  Smoke-house (4p - 10p), Hwy 24 & Browning near west end of town.  

Getting to Lodge of the Rockies is easy. Just 75 minutes from Colorado Springs, 2 hours from Denver, and 2 1/4 hours from Denver Intl Airport very close to the geographical 
center of Colorado in the high country. Travel times  vary depending on weather, road, traffic conditions. 

From Denver Intl Airport and Denver (via Pena Blvd., main exit):  take I-70 West ~ 18 miles to
Hiway C-470 South (6 miles), then start the scenic drive on Hiway 285 West (60 miles) thru Aspen Park, Conifer, Bailey, Grant, Jefferson to the small nearby town of Fairplay (Prather's New Market at traffic light)
then continue ..
(finishing details at reservation time).  You are here!

From Colorado Springs:
Take I-25 to exit 141, Cimmarron Street aka Hiway 24 West, then start scenic drive on Hiway 24 (76 miles) thru Manitou Springs, Woodland Park, Divide, Florissant, Lake George, Hartsel, then continue ..
(finishing details at reservation time).  You are here!

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