Spectacular Lodge on Lake,Pool & Hot Tub, Slps-15-40+W/ 4 Story View Tower
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
We cannot get enough of Westcliffe. You will love it too.
The perfect retreat or family reunion site.
Plenty to do but few electronic distractions. The Colorado of fifty years ago.
[ 2015 Highest Rating plus Best Value for a Quality 7-10 Bedroom Home only 1.5 hours from Colorado Springs International Airport ]
A Lake Paradise - 300' of private property on Lake DeWeese Wildlife Refuge. Three acres with a beautiful year-round lake. A relaxing private sanctuary intended for guests that are looking for a unique retreat in the Sangre de Christo Valley . A place for rest, rejuvenation and discovery. About 1.5 hours from Colorado Springs, Colorado, yet worlds away. Though your surroundings are authentically rustic, there's no need to rough it: you'll find everything you need in the main house. A wonderful combination of furnishings, location, views and amenities.
Perched on a sunny lakeside, a pristine sanctuary to renew the spirit and refresh the senses. Wander and explore the lovely orchard and you’ll feel the splendor of simpler times. Meditate in the fresh mountain air and the beautiful ambiance of the river landscape. Relax in a comfortable handcrafted log home in the woods. You’ll find a wide selection of music, dozens of inviting books and a cozy, peaceful place just for you.
Handcrafted in 2010 this custom home is comfortably appointed with antiques and modern amenities. The lodge is kept very clean. Upon entering the lodge, before you is the great room, which is surrounded by windows and decks that brighten the entire area and offer spectacular views. The dining area seats twelve with additional seating at the breakfast bar for two. There is also a large picnic table on the deck for 10+. The kitchen island is centrally located in the house with vaulted ceilings and lots of handcrafted character. A great place to enjoy cooking in an open floor plan to the living room and loft. The Master bedroom has a King bed and en suite bathroom, the second bedroom and third bedrooms share a Jack and Jill bath between them. The loft has a host of cushions for 4-8 kids to sleep. Four downstairs bedrooms have 4 Queens and individual baths. One of these also has a kitchenette and a twin bed within. (New: Optional Tower for large groups over 20 guests. 2 queen beds plus extra bathroom, 800 sq ft. add $200 per night to sleep 10 additional.)
(Newer option if you need 10-12 more spaces is our new "Cove House" shown in our photos. This gives you capacity for 40+ people. The Cove House has a complete kitchen and great room, 2 bedrooms with full ensuite baths, and a large open room with multiple sleeper sofas and a full bath. The Cove House rents for an additional $350/night or can be rented separately. Note, the Cove House is approximately 300 yards from the Lodge on a Hill overlooking the Lake.
There are over 800 sq. ft. of deck wrapped with inspiring mountain views and lake views. . Bob crane and Hootie the owl fly by often.
Best Location on this Lake!
The Sangre de Christo Valley and the Lake DeWeese Wildlife Refuge still retain a free flowing character and outstanding natural values. Sparkling waters, scenic verdant meadows, rich riparian habitat, and thick forests of pine, cottonwood, and aspen offer an outdoor recreation mecca for hikers, bicyclists and fishermen. Perfect place to reconnect with family and friends in a green and pristine mountain and valley wilderness. Come and surround yourself with the natural beauty and privacy of where only three houses sit on the shoreline.
Give yourself time for writing and hiking, painting and reading and stargazing in this peaceful sanctuary. Sit back and take delight in the breath-taking view from the deck as the sun sets and listen to the soothing sounds of nature. Birdwatchers often spot owls, herons, ducks, woodpeckers, hawks and geese.
This is a quality rental for families, perfect for family reunions and retreats.
RESTRICTIONS: We only rent to responsible people. It’s NOT a party house. No smoking, no fires, no firearms, no pets, no boomboxes. Please respect our neighbors, NO music or noise outdoors after 9 pm. No activities that would prevent our neighbors’ ability to enjoy their residences peacefully -
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NOW FOR MORE ABOUT OUR SPECTACULAR LODGE and Westcliffe: Westcliffe has a local theater, outdoor plays and has a spectacular bowling alley for fun group activities, but it is the great outdoors that is the attraction at Westcliffe.
The lake has some of the best fishing for 5 types of fish in Colorado. (Bass, Trout, Sturgeon)
Imagine waking up on a still morning-your only neighbors are the fishermen on the opposite shore of the glassy lake. There is absolute peace. You pour yourself a hot cup of coffee and sit on the veranda watching the birds gathering their daily needs. The pelicans are fishing. The Canadian geese hug the shoreline. The swallows are swooping for water. The hummingbirds are buzzing the flowers. As the house starts to stir, you step inside to start breakfast.
Please inquire, based on the size of your group, we can accommodate you for less than $50 per person up to 40 people for the entire weekend!
For 2016 the rates for the Lodge are $800 per night for up to 20 people, and after that there will be a charge of $25.00 per person if you are just renting the Lodge. You also have the option of renting the Tower also if you have bigger groups. The Tower will sleep 10 for $200/night. We can accommodate larger groups with our other location added just a stone's throw away and within sight and walking distance of the Lodge-The Cove house. If . Whatever your size group please be aware of our abillity to accommodate smaller or larger groups. You are welcome to call if you are interested & we can explain the whole thing.
Location: Westcliffe, South Central, Colorado, USA (75 minutes from Colorado Springs along the Sangre de Cristo mountains)
On the Lake:
*****2 open acres Lakeside, Lodge-7 bedrooms + 6 Baths, 3 kitchens (Sleeps 25+) Includes *****additional recreation hall with restaurant size kitchen, 2 full baths, tables, chairs and 2 sofas and cots for extra sleeping for kids.
*****8 person separate Hot Tub Room and
*****Pool House with covered sunbathing deck and barbecue.
*****Use of canoes and paddle boats and kayaks.
***4-story Tower (Sleeps 10-12) with kitchenette and 2 full baths. Full decks on all four floors. It can be rented if you need extra sleeping accommodation for additional $200/night.
Nearby on Cove Street:
****2500 sq ft Newly remodeled Home with accommodations for 10-12 more. Full kitchen and baths. Great room, more quiet for members of the group who want to participate but appreciate the quiet.
Great proximity to the lake with lake views and mountain views.
Our high season summer rates work out to about $100 per bedroom per night. Of course we can sleep many more than that on hide-a-beds, sofas and in our loft on futons. Think carefully about the value this provides and the affordability for large groups.
Don't miss the spectacular late summer, fall colors and low rates. Especially if you are a fisherman, you will love this time of year.
Westcliffe is a sleepy Colorado mountain town. The valley is famous for its cattle ranches. Increasingly, we have charming Amish buggies on the roads driven by families who have moved into the valley because of its fertile fields and wide-open spaces.
If you really want a vacation/ a stress-reliever/ a family reunion of reuniting/ a conference of concentration-this is the place.
Best of all, no huge credit card bills when you get home. ICE FISHERMEN! This is Nirvana. Your ice hut is a mansion.
Rent a lakeside lodge in the beautiful Westcliffe Valley ringed by the Sangre de Christo Mountains of Colorado. This well-appointed lodge will become yours for any type of group gathering, family reunion, corporate retreat or destination wedding. A great value and affordable gathering place for any type of event.
Lakeside Lodge consists of Main Lodge, Lakeside Meeting/Recreation Room, Campfire Bowl and Lakeside Recreation Hall, Pool Room and Hot Tub Room with direct views of the 10 miles of shoreline and views of the the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range. Includes covered outdoor deck, picnic area, outdoor campfire bowl, game and meating room, media room and extra kitchen/catering facilities in Lakeside Meeting/Recreation Room. 8-person glass -enclosed hot tub at the Conference Center and a glass enclosed outdoor plunge pool and deck with event grill for outdoor patio meals. The pool is currently heated in summer.
With houses scattered in the distance, our lodge is one of only three properties with lakeside ownership. Therefore, the shoreline is very quiet and there is lots of open space.
Amenities:The Main Lodge:
Upper level: Master with en suite bath, two bedrooms with shared bath, great room, kitchen, dining room and loft scattered with futons for children who like to sleep with the folks nearby but have their own clubhouse-like level open to the main living room below.
Included in the main lodge upper level are a large vintage saloon bar and stools facing the kitchen, parlor dining table, large screen TV, fully appointed kitchen, great room with fireplace and overstuffed leather couches, decorated with antiques. The huge covered deck has 4 sets of French doors leading from the upper level rooms & runs along the length of the lodge, contains outdoor tables & a dinner bell, & affords views of the mountains, lake, sunrise, and sunset.
Downstairs: 3 Queen Bedrooms with en suite, 1 Bedroom with queen & twin & kitchenette.
Rec Hall has two sofa beds and 2 full baths.
Tower Bunkhouse sleeps 10-12 on four floors w/ 2 full baths.
Cove House: Sleeps 10-12
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- 5400 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
This place was built with our children in mind. Family is important. We have games, puzzles and plenty of outdoor activities such as swimming, paddle boating, wildlife viewing and a separate Conference/Game Room....moreless
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered:
Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25, Beds for 15-25
- The Lodge has 7 bedrooms and 6 full baths. King size bed (1) King Bed in Master Bedroom with en suite full bath, Queen size Beds (6) All other bedrooms contain 1 Queen bed except for the 'Family Suite' which has an extra twin bed, en suite bath and small self-contained kitchen., Upstairs above the Great Room Cushions on the floor in the clerestory loft contain room to sleep at least eight children or youngsters., TSleep Sofa or Futons 2 sofas located upstairs in the Great Room around the fireplace. 2 Sleeper sofas located downstairs in the Media Room around the fireplace. One is king, one is a double.; 1 Sleeper sofa and 2 other sofas in the Conference room at lakeside. There is are two full baths in the conference room. Next door at our four story bunkhouse tower (rented separately) there are baths and beds, microwave, full surround deck with BBQ. 360 degree views of the Lake and Sangre de Christo Mountains and the Wet Valley, massive open skies and plenty of sunshine....moreless
Bathrooms: 8 Bathrooms
- 2 Full Kitchens in Lodge with Vintage Bar in Great Room, 3 Pedal Boats, Conference and Game Room Dockside with Full Summer Kitchen and Restrooms, Outdoor Campfire Bowl, Fully Enclosed Hot Tub, Media Room. Heated Pool in Summer. Double Belgian Waffle Iron and Margarita Machine. Ice Maker and Freezer. “Simple Pleasures-Profound Peace” Rent an exclusive, private 2-acre lakeside lodge in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Colorado. This luxurious and well-appointed lodge will become yours for any type of group gathering, family reunion, corporate retreat or destination wedding. A great value and affordable gathering place for any type of event. Lakeside Lodge consists of Main Lodge, Lakeside Meeting/Recreation Room, Campfire Bowl and Lakeside Dock connected by walkways on the lake with direct views of the 10 miles of shoreline and the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range. Includes covered outdoor decks, picnic area, outdoor campfire bowl with seating and electricity, swimming pool/ping pong...moreless
- Air Hockey
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Ping Pong Table
- Away From It All
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Only 3 houses on the lake. Our Conference/Game room with complete summer kitchen opens directly onto Lake DeWeese. Miles of shoreline to view and walk. 2 pedal boats and 2 kayaks for your use....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Clothes Dryer:
- Linens Provided
- Mobile Phone:
- Parking Off Street:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Washing Machine:
Upstairs in the Great Room gathered around the ultra comfy leather couches and chairs. Down at the Conference/Rec Room there are 2 more fireplaces. In the media room on the lower level of the Lodge there is another fireplace!...moreless
- Catering Available:
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Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub:
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September 10, 2015-May 15-2016
Sep 15 - May 15, 2016
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Cleaning $350
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Pet Fee $50
- Taxes Not included
Rates are subject to change until your reservation is confirmed.
Three Properties can be rented and combined to accommodate up to 40 guests:
Lakeshore Lodge, Rec Hall, Pool, Deck, Hot Tub Room and shore boats. $800/night $350 cleaning
Tower Bunkhouse with 4 floors and 2 baths-no kitchen $200/night $150 cleaning
Cove House Sleeps 10-12 newly remodeled in July 2015.
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The area is surrounded by National Forest. Hundreds of miles of hiking trails and dozens of hidden lakes in the Sangre de Cristos. There is a four-wheel drive road over the Sangres directly to Great Sand Dunes National Park. Ice Fishing at the lake in the winter is very popular. The lake is stocked with 5 kinds of fish. There is a really nice bowling alley in town, an outdoor theater and a rodeo every July. Fireworks at the Lake on Fourth of July are absolutely spectacular!
Year Purchased: 1992
About the owner: We are a family of four who have grown to a family of 10 when we include our married children and grandchildren. All our children and grandchildren have worked for us in our nearby businesses. We specialize in operating businesses that lose money. (Just testing to see if you are reading.) One of our hobbies is renovating buildings. This lodge is one of those hobbies. Just 2 hours from Colorado Springs, this lodge is our refuge and reward for all our hard work. We absolutely love it here because it is a place of complete tranquility and peace. We love gathering with family and friends and realized it would be a perfect meeting place after sharing holidays with up to 30 of our extended family here in Colorado. In the days of the Spanish Conquistadores the valley was known as La Mojada-the “Wet One”. Today the Wet Valley is part of a Scenic Byway-Frontier Pathway with over 323 days of sunshine. “La Mojada”, Custer County, Westcliffe, Colorado, Sangre de Cristos-whatever name you use for this place, all of them conjure up the time and spirit of the Old West. With a history of silver, gold and cattle ranching-where such names as Bull Domingo Ranch are part of the local color, the Lakeshore Lodge on Lake DeWeese in Westcliffe, Colorado stands apart from the rest. When our family came to Colorado over forty years ago, we were searching for a weekend retreat large enough to shelter our family and all the grand children we hoped to have someday. We looked for a place of comfort and quiet close enough to drive after a long week running our family business. We found it in Westcliffe and over the years we have saved and built and created a place with our own hands. A place we think of as just about the most beautiful and most restful in our beloved Colorado. Today we are blessed-better than we deserve-all together there are 21 of us, give or take a few friends some of the grandchildren are always asking to bring.
Why the Owner Chose Westcliffe:
“Simple Pleasures-Profound Peace” Our beloved “Wet Valley” has changed so little over time. We watched others towns all change beyond recognition. Not our Westcliffe. With all of its beauty, the biggest change has been the designation of our lake as a state wildlife reserve and the area as a Frontier Pathway-Scenic Byway ensuring they remain unchanged in perpetuity. Westcliffe is known as the place where successful people come to be regular Joe’s. That sums it up. Nobody puts on airs in Westcliffe. Remember what “It” was in the Billy Crystal movie “City Slickers”? If you get “It”, if you understand what is important in life- hard work, playing hard and the love of friends and family, then you will “get” Westcliffe and come to think of it as part of your family history. We chose to purchase the property in Westcliffe because we could own the land and waterfront. We knew that this would always be so because the Lake has now been closed to further development and designated as a state wildlife refuge. Its proximity to Cripple Creek sold us on the place, it is close to home. Finally, Westcliffe is one of the most beautiful spots in Colorado! There are some cabins near the lake, there are only three families that own their land and beach on the lake and therefore you do not have to share our beach with anyone. Our favorite guests are folks who like rustic mountain cabins, love wildlife, campfires and low-key vacations. Understand that manicured lawns with non-native flower beds are NOT part of a wildlife refuge. This is not a place if you don't understand that birds need grass seeds and bugs to eat. This is not the place for you if you are not charmed by our muskrats feeding at sunset or a harmless gopher snake. This is not the place for you if you need a sanitized Disneyland. The lodge is clean, comfortable and cozy. It is our home-not a hotel. You will have everything our family wants in a vacation rental.
The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
We enjoy all of the fruits of the valley when shopping for fresh produce and meats. We like to cook family meals outdoors, take long walks, swim and fish in the lake, and dip in the pool. We also enjoy family game nights. Simple and satisfying. Gather together easily in 7 bedrooms, 6 baths, 2 kitchens, a great room, media room and loft where all the cousins like to sleep in one big room with a 360-degree view. Down at the Lake Meeting/Recreation House there are over 150 ft of waterfront, kayaks and paddle boats for exploring the 10 miles of shoreline or trolling for fish. There’s an extra commercial kitchen for large groups and catering, 2 full restrooms with showers, a fireplace, pool/ping pong table and a few vintage arcade games the kids have collected over the years. (We’ve even been known to banish the personal electronics and engage the grandchildren in spirited board games or the excitement of our collection of vintage jigsaw puzzles!) Once the stars come out, strike up the fiddle or unroll your projector screen. We’ve created an outdoor amphitheater perfect for campfire programs, outdoor movies or singing songs under the stars.
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View from lake, boats, beach, rec room all balconies have v lake view 6 boats
Lodge, Rec Hall, Pool room, picnic area & Sangre de Christo range-from the beach
Bring your boat to water ski and go tubing or fishing or for a sunset cruise.
The Bunkhouse with 4 floors. Sleeps 10-12. Kids love it! Star gazing & views
New Cove house kitchen and great room, sleeps 10-12 additional guests in comfort
Great Room-Lodge, Lake Views, Mountains, Sunsets, Cozy leather seats & fireplace
Rm2 with its own full bath and private door with access to lake from lower level
Bedroom 4 with full private bath, window onto lake and access to lake downstairs
Lodge Kitchen-view of lake thru french doors on upper level of lodge. Huge bar!
Industrial kitchen at conf room. Range, bar, freezer, fridge, sinks, prep tables
View from the jacuzzi-lake in winter, cozy fireplace and soaking in the hot tub!
Our end of lake with typical view of Sangres- late Spring. Splendor of Westcliff
Exclusive, Private 2-acre Lux Lakeshore Lodge beautiful Rocky Mountain Valley
The Pool House next to the lake with lots of furniture and views of the lake
Its all about the outdoors! Westward toward sunsets by the lake. Spread buffets!
View of the lake from the tower with some of the fleet available for your use.
Kitchen of the new Cove house for extra guests and quiet in comfort. Call us!
Kingsize Mstr Bedroom & Bath-carved furniture-french doors to deck, lake views!
Cowgirl bedrm 3 with queen bed & shared Jack & Jill full bath. Access to Kitchen
Western artwork-comfortable furnishings-Media Room Main Lodge-Door to Lake,Futon
Bath and fireplace in rec center with tables, kitchen, ping pong, games, hot tub
POOL heated in summer Eat all your BBQ meals here! Tables, chairs, kitchen, BBQ
At east end of lake. See tiny trees on far shore? That's the Lodge&Sangre Mtns!
Glorious sunsets almost every night. View from the porch while we cook dinner.
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Tuesday, November 24, 2015
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