About the property
- Lodge6000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum StayNone
House, 7 Bedrooms + Library, 9.5 Baths, (Sleeps 24-32)
Spectacular views of high alpine peaks and cliffs in every direction from this 5000 square foot log lodge and retreat center overlooking Beaver Lake, make this the perfect place for a family vacation, reunion or other small group meeting or retreat. Sleeps 24 in beds, huge hot tub pool holds 20, fireplaces, solarium, library/meeting room, alpine lodge ambiance, huge kitchen and commercial refrigerators are perfect for group meal preparation and family style dining, yet many cozy nooks allow choice between solitude or togetherness. Great southern exposure, lots of glass and several decks provide a visual splendor from every room in every season.
Wilderness hiking and skiing trails abound at the doorstep but you are only an hour away by car from Aspen, its shopping, skiing and night life. Truly an ideal and affordable, yet distinctive vacation rental.
Keywords: Large Log Home/lodge
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- English, French, Hablo poquito espanol, Czech
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
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Winter escape from suburbia
Was a great stay to get away. No cell service but a land line was available. No luxury TV or cable, built fires, took walks, read a book, put together a puzzle, wife and I spent quality time together. Beautiful days and never seen so many stars. Accommodations where comfortable. I was a little nervous using some of the older appliances but all worked well. The cabin was very well insulated and even though there was snow everywhere we were snug and warm. My only recommendation was to add smoke alarms for safety even though not required by law. I would suggest that all previous parties have to remove their food when they leave. There was enough food (Can, bagged, bottled) left over if you had a snow in emergency you could survive, but that made it a little too lived in for my taste. We will be back because it was a healthy escape from the suburbs. Vince, Ana and Rob where very helpful, no hassle experience. I'm praying for you Rob to make a recovery.
Beautiful setting and gracious host, but simple updates needed
I want to start by saying Marble is a wonderful little town, and the Beaver Lake Retreat has probably the best setting and location out of all the properties surrounding Beaver Lake. Vince, your host, is very gracious and accommodating.
There are, however, a few very simple but MUCH needed updates this property needs to make guests more comfortable during their stay. The first, and most important, is this lodge needs a very thorough deep cleaning. The carpet throughout is original (from when, I don't know), which has the effect of retaining years of odor. The odor is the first thing you notice when you walk in, which is a shame because the lodge itself has so much character. The second much needed update is new beds. We were in two different rooms, one in the main lodge, and one in the newer guest house addition. All 3 beds had seen their useful lives peak years ago. The box spring on our son's bed was broken, so half of the queen bed was unusable and actually forced him to sleep across two different levels of mattress. Needless to say, that didn't help his back the next day, as we had a full day of hiking and canoeing planned. The bathroom in the upstairs guest house had a bathtub and shower nozzle, but no shower curtain which made it impossible to shower without assistance from someone else, or spraying water everywhere.
This property is a time capsule from the 70's. There's absolutely nothing wrong with that, but even time capsules can be CLEAN.
It is not my intention to leave a negative review that will impact this wonderful little property in an adverse way. I just hope the host will take this opportunity to make some much needed updates so the retreat can be enjoyed by more people for years to come.
Our party of 2 adults & 3 teenagers loved the retreat. The buildings are rustic, full of character, and make you feel at home and comfortable. It is not like staying at a Hilton – there is no room service, nor claim of pampering luxury. it’s like staying at your cool uncle’s wilderness cabin home. It puts you right where you want to be: at the edge of the wilderness, in a marvelous little town at the end of the paved road.
We brought our own food (there is no grocery in Marble - plan ahead), which we prepared in the large, well-equipped, shared kitchen, and ate in the long dining room which overlooks Beaver Lake and the end of Marble’s paved road. There are many decks to sit on and admire the view – day or night – the starry sky was the clearest I’ve ever seen. The large hot tub was a favorite place to be.
We stayed in the large cabin (not the main house), which features a single large ground-floor room with 2 double beds and an assortment of single beds attached to the walls. (There is a stack of mattresses that can spread out for larger groups), and two bathrooms. Also in the room was a kitchenette – we used the refrigerator, but did our cooking and dining in the main building.
I had visited Beaver Lake Retreat in 2006 after a hard, all-day mountain bike ride (Lead King Basin loop), when we happened to meet the owner in town. He gave us a tour of the retreat, and we talked our way into using the hot tub. We soaked in the steaming tub and watched the stars through the glass ceiling. I vowed that I would return for a real stay with my family. We got our chance in late summer 2015. It was the final highlight of our Badlands / Devils Tower / Big Horn / Yellowstone / Tetons / Colorado vacation. If I am ever lucky enough to get to Marble again, I will be staying at Beaver Lake Retreat.
Totally blew away our expectations
My husband and I had never stayed at Beaver Lake Retreat before. I knew Marble was beautiful but didn't know for sure what to expect at the retreat. We were totally blown away by how nice this was. As one of the other reviewers mentioned we had the entire place to ourselves. The views from our room were amazing. We had a balcony on 2 sides -- one side overlooking the lake. We had this really cute window seat with big windows looking out on the side that didn't have a balcony. We watched a beautiful lightning storm from that window one night. The hot tub is large and in a room surrounded by windows. There is a fire pit outside for a romantic evening. We had to pinch ourselves that we weren't dreaming that we had all of this for the price. The stay was very relaxing as Marble is a pretty quiet town which is exactly what we wanted. We'll be back!
Family get away
We were a party of 8 adults a d 6 young girls. Everyone in our party loved this lodge. It has several large decks . If someone desired quiet time ., easily accommodated. Or when we were all together very comfortable. The fire pit was popular both nights we were there.
The large kitchen island was the gathering place. It provides an extensive supply of pots and pans and dishes. 2 large refrigerators were super. All the kids loved the kayaks provide , and safety equipment.
For the adults, we enjoyed the girls feeling very safe in their own place. Although, there are bedrooms upstairs, they all slept together on the first floor.
The owner even returned a lost item of clothes to me free of cost !!
I would DEFINITELY return and recommend.
Solitude in the Remote Rockies
Marble is by far, one of the most beautiful areas of Colorado I have ever visited. What really made this visit perfect were the accommodations at Beaver Lake Retreat and the gracious hospitality of the owner. It is hard to describe this experience in words, but if you are looking for tranquility and a slice of solitude, look no farther. The views are unequaled and the lodgings are warm and comfortable. The town locals will generously point out options for hikes, four wheel drives, and photo opportunities. If this isn’t the perfect get away, you won’t find it elsewhere! You can truly feel at home when you are away from home. I highly recommend the Beaver Lake Retreat!
Thanks for your business and for "getting it." One of our great joys is providing the casual comfort and our special amenities at a reasonable price. Your comments confirm that our views from the only Marble Lodge actually overlooking the lake and the quiet and solitude resulting from our being back a bit from the sometimes noisy, dust and bussel, of the main road on the valley floor, is an asset apreciated by many of our guests over other lodging choices.
The historic marble quarry from which the Tomb of the Unknowns in Washington, D.C. was supplied as well as the historic Crystal Mill and the 11 mile Lead King Basin jeep road loop are all in the immediate vicinity.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
We cater primarily to groups, family reunions, weddings, yoga or board retreats who book the entire facility for their exclusive use generally booked far in advance with a $1000 deposit for reserving the entire facility. On dates not booked full for groups we welcome travelers at individual room rates generally on shorter notice when we are not committed to a group booking.