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Grand Lodge,18 mi to Gondola,Mt Views,Hot Tub,Sauna, Billiards,Fire Pit, 4 TVs

Bedrooms 4
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

About the property

Gorgeous Rocky Mt Lodge, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10) - Gourmet Kitchen

In Ski jargon, 'Black Diamonds' are the toughest ski runs for experts only-- but you won't need to be an expert to enjoy this Rocky Mountain Luxury Alpine Lodge! At 10,500 feet, it is nestled in the heart of South Park. Western Frontier meets Elegance in this Gracious home.

You'll find the BDAL rivals fine European Ski Lodges and provides High End amenities without the crowded tourist feeling and high prices you will find only 17 miles away in Summit County and Breckenridge. Completely avoid the I-70 weekend & holiday traffic jams by taking US Highway 285 practically right to the house-- it is a breathtaking 1.5 hour drive from either Denver or Colorado Springs. Convenient to major highways in snowy weather, (this is VERY important!) the BDAL is beautifully tucked into pine and aspen forests with huge views.

No tired, "dark cabin" with shabby furniture and small beds here, but 5800 sq ft of Custom Built Luxury overlooking the amazing Continental Divide - huge views of Fourteeners right out your windows or from the private hot tub! Perfect for entertaining the Gourmet kitchen - with Nespresso, Keurig and Cuisinart Coffee Machines, 4 large bedrooms (3 kings) and 3 large baths will easily accommodate 10. The Luxury Master Suite is an eye-popper-- see all the features below for it, there is a second king suite upstairs. The Vaulted Great Room with large log scissor-trusses and a stone-surround wood-burning stove create a Fabulous Resort Lodge experience. Plenty of wood available! The roomy exercise room upstairs has five large view windows and a Bose CD/Ipod sound system, spinning bike and elliptical trainer. Downstairs you'll find 2 more spacious bedrooms, one with a King Bed and the other with 2 sets of bunks (1 set memory foam full-size mattresses), and another large bath as well. The downstairs Great Room is a Great Entertainment area (Billiards, Foosball, Home Theater) to give you (and the kids!) room to spread out.

This 5 acre property has the remnants of a gold mine from the last century, the water there even has two schools of Rainbow Trout (just for looking--no fishing please--they are just getting established! There are several stocked fishing locations within 5 minutes' drive.) We've also cleared a Ski/Sledding run on the hillside behind the house! Sleds & helmets and snow shoes provided. Hands down one of the nicest rentals in South Park. You will find the BDAL to be an Elegant Retreat with a unique Rocky Mountain touch-- you'll want to come back again and again!

Things to do: ATVs are available to rent in the Fairplay area. You can also arrange horseback riding and white water rafting a short drive from the home. Biking is a big attraction in the summer. The Annual South Park Burro Race and street festival is very popular as well. In Feb each year, the Ice Sculptures in Breckenridge are truly spectacular.

NOTE: If you plan on skiing, please check out the discounted early season pass rates at which are only available from late Spring to Sept. An adult season pass runs around $500 with some black out dates but the current one day lift ticket is over $160. 4 days of skiing will pay for the pass and allow you to return to CO for more amazing skiing!

We will accept Paypal, checks, Echeck and you can book online through the VRBO website. Credit cards are welcome.

Keywords: Romantic, Custom, Luxury, Spa, Sauna, Hot tub, WiFi, Mountain Views, Breckenridge, hiking trails, biking, skiing, fly fishing,

More Details

Teresa Lansford
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017

About Teresa Lansford

We're a military family. After traveling the world, we chose to settle down in the high mountains of Colorado. We split our time between the Front Range and our mountain home to relax and play.

Teresa Lansford purchased this lodge in 2007

Why Teresa Lansford chose South Central

This is one of the most beautiful places in the world. We enjoy the convenience of all the different kinds of mountain fun in our own front yard. While we are in the mountains, it only takes 2 mins to be on the hwy to Summit County. Your vehicle won't be stuck on a steep driveway during the snow months.

What makes this lodge unique

After a great day of skiing, skip the I-70 bumper-to-bumper traffic for hours to get home. We are in the middle of Fourteeners, gold medal fishing, biking, and hiking--God's country. Use the spotting scope in the great room to look for bears and elk and watch gold miners up on the Divide! Sledding Hill in backyard.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Teresa, thank you so much for the use of your home. It is the most amazing, beautiful place I've ever stayed. You are truly lucky to own such a piece of paradise.
Sep 2012
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(52 traveler reviews)

Grand Lodge,18 mi to Gondola,Mt Views,Hot Tub,Sauna, Billiards,Fire Pit, 4 TVs
average rating of 4.9423075 based on 57 reviews

Beautiful vacation home - will not disappoint

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property with top-notch amenities. We stayed mid-July with extended family and had a blast. Went into breckenridge several times, went fishing, made the 1 1/2 hr drive to pikes peak. The house is in a great location, really close to FairPlay for groceries and breakfast/lunch out if you don't feel like cooking and only about a 15-20 minute drive to breckenridge for a night out or shopping. The kids enjoyed all the summer activities on the ski slopes of breckenridge including kids rope course, slide, mini golf and zip lining to name a few. We were traveling with small kids so flew into Denver and rented a car. It was not a bad drive at all and very scenic. Would definitely recommend, especially for those trying to get a little reprieve from the summer heat like us! Weather was beautiful!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We 're so glad that you loved the BDAL and its accessibility to local attractions. It's our little slice of Rocky Mt Heaven. Thank you for your care, we appreciate great guests like yourselves.
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Perfect spot for friends to gather in the beautiful mountains!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this beautiful home for an extended weekend ladies retreat. No home could have been more perfect for us. Large and beautifully decorated with every single thing that we needed in the kitchen and house. We were able to enjoy the hot tub, sauna, baths, games, movies, spectacular views and more in the house. Just out the door we reveled in God's country of beautiful land to explore on and 14,000 foot peaks to gaze at. A very short drive in either direction, towards Breckenridge or Fairplay brought us to shopping, dining, wine tasting, horseback riding, hiking and many other activities. We had a wonderful visit and thank our hosts for all of the care they put into making their home so comfortable for us! I'm sure some of us will return for another visit! Belinda Simonini and lady friends from San Diego

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your great review! So glad you enjoyed your stay. Please come back!!!
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Colorado Springs

Amazing Lodge

  • 5 of 5

This gorgeous mountain lodge exceeds all expectations. From the moment that you walk in - you know this is a grand home with a view to match. The home is decorated exquisitely, with top of the line amenities: sauna, jetted tub, hot tub, wonderful king size beds. The pantry is fully stocked with every appliance you could need and condiments galore. The mountain views are unbelievable - this truly is a one of a kind lodge - a real gem.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4 0

Great Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our group had initially booked another cabin, but we had so many problems with the booking that we ended up cancelling. Best decision we could have ever made, because it led us to booking this home. We were fortunate that it was still available on short notice. The owners were prompt and easy to communicate with. There's enough in Alma and Fairplay to get whatever groceries you need, plus there are many outstanding trails nearby. Luxurious, yet comfortable, with outstanding views, this house has everything one needs, and then some. Thanks to the Lansfords for opening their home to all of us.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you found us! It's nice to hear that our guests appreciate our little slice of paradise!
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Colorad Springs


  • 5 of 5

All I can say is WOW!!!!!!!! This first class "home sweet home" in the woods was every bit PERFECTION!!!! We had such a wonderful family get a way and made such beautiful memories. I have stayed in a couple different places near Breck and this is by far the BEST!!! HIGHLY recommended...

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the rave review! We're glad you loved the BDAL - please come back again!!!
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Beautiful home and great accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home and plenty of space and accomedations for any type of group!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your Rock Mt getaway.
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Nearest Airport
95 Miles
Denver International or Colorado Springs
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
South Park Brewery - Great Microbrew in Fairplay
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 9
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Miles
South Park Brewery, South Park Saloon, Milonzi's
Nearest Ski
17 Miles
Car: necessary

At an elevation of 10500, the house faces the Continental Divide, surrounded by gold medal fishing (South Park is 'The Fly Fishing Capital of the World'), biking & hiking trails. Breckenridge, with all its restaurants, nightlife, and shopping is a short 17 mi away. Private sledding hill in the backyard! Snow mobiling, dog sledding and ATV tours available nearby. We also have a gas fire pit and horseshoe pit set up.


Rates & Availability

Alma Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Daily Rate
Jan 9 2017 - Nov 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2017 - Dec 18 2017
4 night minimum stay
Dec 19 2017 - Jan 8 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $600
Cleaning fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 4.0%

When we send a contract, the payment method will be explained: we accept PAYPAL or personal checks. We choose not to pay the 3% that credit cards are charging us. Rates are subject to change until reserved.
The cleaning fee covers the full day it takes to restore the home to the renting condition you expect when you arrive. It does not cover unusual excess cleaning or damage, and the additional charge will be deducted from your security deposit.

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Alma Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , 6 piece spa bath: jetted tub, sauna, dual head shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , granite countertops, travertine tile tub surround
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Lower lvl, granite, extra sink/vanity in rec room
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (3) Master Bedroom has wonderful suite -sleigh bed, tempurpedic mattress, flat screen TV, gas kiva fireplace with remote control, huge dual-head travertine shower with body sprays, 6 person redwood sauna to warm up in after a hard day of skiing, large upscale spa tub in master bath with another flat screen TV. Downstairs, there is another large King Bedroom with a large picture window, forest views, and lots of natural light, 2nd King suite bedroom upstairs also has private full bath. Beautiful views of mountains and forests. Baby Cribs (2) Brand new portable cribs with soft linens. Also 2 high chairs for baby feeding. Bunk Beds (2) Downstairs, there is a bedroom with two sets of bunk beds (4 total beds, two doubles and two twins) and window with lots of natural light.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Master Bath has a sauna and flat screen TV in tub area. A spotting scope in the Great Room can find wildlife on the fourteeners. Both living areas are huge, large couches can be slept on. Game room has Home Theater, Pool table, Foosball table. Exercise room with Bose surround sound and CD/Ipod connection system, spinning bike, elliptical machine with five large windows looking out on the Continental Divide, this is another very large room, could easily accommodate kids who want to slumber party on the floor.

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