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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Dolores lodge description

'This place is unbelievable. The pictures don't do it justice'.....a quote from recent and thrilled guests who were so excited that they cancelled their original wedding venue and got married on the hill behind the lodge.

'I have everything I need and want right here', said another guest, an avid Sportsman who described the Lodge and surrounding area perfectly. If you love the outdoors you will love staying with us.

If you haven't visited the Dolores area you haven't visited Colorado. There's something for everyone, no matter what season.

Spring: Beginning in late April and May the trees sprout their new leaves, elk and deer are everywhere (often with their babies) and the wildflowers bloom.

Summer: A great time for a family vacation with all the activities Southwest Colorado has to offer. The hummingbirds arrive and don't leave until September 1st. There's a 'swimming hole' in the Dolores River directly below the lodge for kids and adults alike to enjoy. Bring your fishing pole too!

The new firepit is perfect for an old fashioned campfire. Bring the marshmallows!

Our outdoor 'chapel' is the perfect place for that special natural summer wedding.

Fall: The BEST time of year. The weather is phenomenal, the hunting and fishing are in full swing, and the mountains are breathtaking when the aspens turn brilliant yellow. One couldn't ask for more outdoor opportunities or beauty.

Winter: Skiing, snowmobiling and just a great time to read a book near a cozy fire. Winter is an adventure at the Lodge.

Bear Creek Mountain Lodge is the perfect place any time of the year...whether you have a party of four or fourteen. The lodge is a beautiful spacious family-owned newly remodeled cabin on 14 acres bordered by National Forest. It is like having your own private National Park right outside the back door. You can hike, hunt and fish without using your vehicle. Our guests have loved the fact that they can get their nature 'fix' without leaving the property.... but with plenty of National Forest Access roads to hike, ATV or even drive in your family car (4-Wheel drive is not necessary). If you want more structured excitement, Telluride is up the road and Cortez (with Mesa Verde) and Durango (with rafting, train rides and more) are just down the road. Unlike other properties in the area, the lodge is NOT listed for sale.
Bear Creek Mountain Lodge is a beautiful spacious family-owned newly remodeled cabin with six bedrooms (3 on the main level and three upstairs; 3 kings, 2 queens, 4 twins), 2 fully stocked kitchens, 3.5 bath including one with a whirlpool tub, an extremely comfortable living room with fireplace, a sunny dining room and family room along with a large mud room with wood burning stove. All the amenities you could want are here: Wireless and DSL internet, cable TV(s), two washers and dryers, a second story deck for viewing the elk and deer, games, books and so much more.


Why the Owner Chose Dolores: This has been our family home for forty years. When mom and dad left the house to us we wanted to be able to keep it in the family for future generations. The location is second to none. This is a uniquely beautiful environment. Every time we are there we feel like 'Heidi' in the classic children's story....it is that beautiful!

The Unique Benefits of this Lodge: The lodge is so comfortable and family friendly. We love going up on the deck at night with a spotlight and seeing elk and deer close by. There are wonderful hunting opportunities right up the hill from the house. It is very secluded with only another family member's house in view, but yet it is an easy drive to Telluride, Durango, Cortez, even Moab. The summer days are warm and the nights are cool. No air conditioning needed. And the stars....millions of them!!

Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 4000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Events Allowed
              • Groups
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
              • Children Welcome
              • Limited Accessibility:

                Main level can be assessed without steps. Wide doorways....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered
              • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

              Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21, Beds for 21

              • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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              • Bedroom 4: 1 king

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              • Bedroom 5: 1 queen

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              • Bedroom 6: 2 twin/ single

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              • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

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              • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 1 double, 3 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

                One bunk bed with a twin and double...moreless

              • Bedroom 7 Mudroom: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

                Bunk bed with twin and double...moreless

              • Very comfortable beds with quilts. Working fireplace in Master.

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Other Amenities

                  • Unlike other properties in the area, the Lodge is NOT listed for sale. Very Private Surrounded by National Forest. Wildlife Outside the Windows. Extremely Comfortable. Easy Access to Telluride, Mesa Verde and Durango. Great Hunting Area. Onsite caretaker to take care of any little glitches that may arise....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • Books For Adults
                  • Books For Kids
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games
                  • Games For Kids
                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Netflix instant download also available in downstairs living room...moreless

                  • Television

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Romantic

                  Attractions

                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Forests
                  • Museums
                  • Ruins

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Mountain
                  • Mountain View
                  • River

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Rafting
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Swimming

                  Dining

                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 16 people

                  General

                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Broadband Access:

                    DSL...moreless

                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    One on each floor...moreless

                  • Fireplace:

                    Two fireplaces. One in the main floor living room and one in the upstairs master bedroom....moreless

                  • Firewood
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    Winter: main floor wood stove and fireplace. Electric backup....moreless

                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Parking:

                    Available for cars and light trailers. We recommend you do not bring heavy trailers or RVs up the driveway....moreless

                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Telephone:

                    Landline. Unreliable cell phone usage due to remote area....moreless

                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine:

                    One on each floor...moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    WiFi available througout the Lodge...moreless

                  • Wood Fireplace
                  • Wood Stove:

                    One in the mudroom. Firewood available at no charge....moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Blender
                  • Coffee Grinder
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    Big pots for large families and groups...moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Enough for twenty...moreless

                  • Dishwasher:

                    Brand new Bosch...moreless

                  • Freezer
                  • Garbage Disposal
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items:

                    Flour, sugar, spices, coffee, tea available to get you started...moreless

                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Balcony
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Deck Furniture
                  • Outdoor Furniture
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Patio
                  • Terrace
                  • Wood Deck

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Steam Shower
                  • Whirlpool
                  • Jetted Tub:

                    Steam Shower in main level master suite. Jetted tub in main level hall bath....moreless

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
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                      Christmas and New Years
                      Dec 20 - Jan 4, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,275
                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $325
                      $1,995 $6,600
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Pet Fee $75
                      • $100 refundable cleaning $200
                      • Property Damage Protection $49
                      • $10/nt/per over 8 guests $10
                      • Tax Rate 4.8%

                      Notes:

                      Additional charge for weddings/parties based on number of people and party arrangements. Call for a quote.


                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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                      Location

                      40 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Cortez
                      14 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Rico
                      33 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Cortez
                      14 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Rico
                      40 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Telluride

                      Car: Necessary

                      Bear Creek area. The incredible views of the San Juan Mountains with Aspen groves, Ponderosa pines and lots of wildlife outside the door make this the perfect getaway. The lodge overlooks the Dolores River where you can fish, swim or raft at one of the many public access points. There are many logging roads nearby that make great places to ATV, and you can hike directly from the back door.

                      The lodge is secluded for family fun (or perfect for corporate retreats) but with easy access to Telluride's summer festivals and all the natural, historic and entertainment options Southwest Colorado and Southeast Utah has to offer.

                      Other Activities: cross country skiing, wildlife viewing, fishing, hunting, zip line

                      Ski: World class skiing at Telluride 40 miles.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1969

                      About the owner: I have been an interior designer for my entire career and loved remodeling and decorating the Lodge. It has a modern open feeling, but yet retains the 'Northwoods' character that appeals to our guests.

                      Why the Owner Chose Dolores:
                      The Lodge has been in our family since it was built over four decades ago. We spent wonderful summers and holidays here with our extended family (six siblings with their 14 kids and now 10 grandkids). We love the open living area with the separate bedrooms for peace and quiet when desired.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
                      The setting is the most unique thing about the Lodge. It is set on 14 of the most beautiful, aweinspiring acres in the area. Since it is above the river valley, the views of the surrounding mountains are unobstructed. Wildlife abounds with nearly daily sighting of mule deer, elk, hummingbirds and chipmunks, depending on the season. It is a place for families to gather and reconnect with nature. It is also centrally located so enjoying the activities of the surrounding areas like Telluride and Durango and Mesa Verde are easily accessible.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english, italian

                      Guestbook comments from the owner

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                      Photos

                      • Welcome to Bear Creek Mountain Lodge!

                        Welcome to Bear Creek Mountain Lodge!

                      • Starry starry nights. Taken by guests Auga 2014

                        Starry starry nights. Taken by guests Auga 2014

                      • Main Floor Kitchen

                        Main Floor Kitchen

                      • Read a book or just stretch out for a nap in the sunny family room.

                        Read a book or just stretch out for a nap in the sunny family room.

                      • Upstairs Master Bedroom

                        Upstairs Master Bedroom

                      • Downstairs Master Bedroom with adjoining bath

                        Downstairs Master Bedroom with adjoining bath

                      • Forget Me Not Room (Downstairs)

                        Forget Me Not Room (Downstairs)

                      • Relax and enjoy incredible views from the porch.

                        Relax and enjoy incredible views from the porch.

                      • Fun in the Dolores River

                        Fun in the Dolores River

                      • Bond around a campfire with laughter and S'mores.

                        Bond around a campfire with laughter and S'mores.

                      • Deer in the driveway. Pic snapped by guest Jaymi. Thanks.

                        Deer in the driveway. Pic snapped by guest Jaymi. Thanks.

                      • A great place for a very special wedding.

                        A great place for a very special wedding.

                      • Fall Foliage picture taken from the dining room window October 2012

                        Fall Foliage picture taken from the dining room window October 2012

                      • The perfect place to watch wildlife or just relax.

                        The perfect place to watch wildlife or just relax.

                      • Gather at the dining room table that can seat up to 12.

                        Gather at the dining room table that can seat up to 12.

                      • Put your feet up and enjoy a movie on Netflix in the living room.

                        Put your feet up and enjoy a movie on Netflix in the living room.

                      • Second Floor Family Bedroom easily sleeps five.

                        Second Floor Family Bedroom easily sleeps five.

                      • Main Floor Master Bath with full size stack washer and dryer.

                        Main Floor Master Bath with full size stack washer and dryer.

                      • The Aspen Room with nice views of the meadow above the lodge.

                        The Aspen Room with nice views of the meadow above the lodge.

                      • Nature's Gift. Taken Aug 22, 2011 from the dining room window.

                        Nature's Gift. Taken Aug 22, 2011 from the dining room window.

                      • The humminbirds provide hours of entertainment for the children and adults.

                        The humminbirds provide hours of entertainment for the children and adults.

                      • Catch of the Day, Sept 9, 2012 by guests below the lodge in less than two hours.

                        Catch of the Day, Sept 9, 2012 by guests below the lodge in less than two hours.

                      • Success!  Nov 2013

                        Success! Nov 2013

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                      Date last modified - Friday, November 21, 2014

                      $325 per night (USD)
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                      6 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 21

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                      Speaks: english, italian
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