Perfect for Large or Small Family Get Togethers!!(18 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-3 nights
- Property type:Lodge
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Bear Creek. 7 Bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 2 Kitchens Accommodates up to 25
'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!
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.
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, plus a large room with bunk beds) , 2 fully stocked kitchens, 3.5 baths 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!!
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Member since: 2010
- 4000 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 21
- Events Allowed
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21, Beds for 21
- Very comfortable beds with quilts. Working fireplace in Master.
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Books For Adults
- Books For Kids
- DVD Player
- Games For Kids
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Autumn Foliage
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 16 people
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access:
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet:
- Wood Fireplace
- Wood Stove:
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Garbage Disposal
- Ice Maker
- Deck / Patio
- Deck Furniture
- Outdoor Furniture
- Outdoor Grill
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Wood Deck
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 6 - Dec 31, 2017
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Pet Fee $75
- Property Damage Protection $59
- $100 refundable cleaning $250
- Tax Rate 4.8%
Additional charge for weddings/parties based on number of people and party arrangements. Call for a quote.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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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.
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, CO, USA:
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 16 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 12 of the most beautiful, aweinspiring acres in the world (in our humble opinion). Since it is above the river valley, the views of the surrounding mountains are unobstructed. Wildlife abounds with nearly daily sightings of mule deer, elk, hummingbirds and chipmunks, even a bear or mountain lion 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.
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Picture your family here!!
Starry starry nights. Taken by guests Aug 2014
Main Floor Kitchen
Read a book or just stretch out for a nap in the sunny family room.
Upstairs Master Bedroom
Downstairs Master Bedroom with adjoining bath
Forget Me Not Room (Downstairs)
The 7th 'bedroom'. Kids love it!!!
The meadow above the Lodge
Nature's Gift. Taken Aug 22, 2011 from the dining room window.
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.
Fall Foliage picture taken from the dining room window October 2012
The perfect place to watch wildlife or just relax.
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.
Second Floor Family Bedroom easily sleeps seven.
Main Floor Master Bath with full size stack washer and dryer.
The Aspen Room with nice views of the meadow above the lodge.
Relax and enjoy incredible views from the porch.
Fun in the Dolores River
Bond around a campfire with laughter and S'mores.
Deer in the driveway. Pic snapped by guest Jaymi. Thanks.
A great place for that special honeymoom
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Tuesday, March 14, 2017
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