10 Spacious Bedrooms with 9 Private Bathrooms.(2 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Lodge
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
Historic School Beautifully Restored As A 10 Bedroom 9 Bathroom Lodge
High speed Wi-Fi is provided free and keeping with the history theme of the historic school the school is a TV free zone. Hopefully without TV you won't be as inclined to be a couch potato. However like most of us if you have an addiction to your PDA (personal digital assistant) you are covered with our free high speed internet service.
Built in 1914 as the Uncompahgre School District 29, this facility was operated as a public school until its closure in 1986.
This historic building has been renovated into a beautiful lodge located in a wonderful scenic country setting.
The Old School Lodge boasts a great room with gas fireplace and wet bar which was the original school theater/gym/great room. An incredible and completely new and fully equipped commercial style kitchen invites the culinary gifted to create anything they can imagine.
The dinning area is currently arranged for comfortable dining seating for 22 but can easily be expanded.
Local music teachers use the building for their student recitals because we have a very special antique piano that is meticulously tuned. Our decor is reminiscent of school days past. The classrooms were converted into spacious bedrooms each with their own private bathrooms.
There are three king beds and ten queen beds conveniently spread among the nine bedrooms. Two additional boys and girls bathrooms have been remodeled from the original school house so that if you have company they can use these public styled bathrooms and not the private baths in the individual bedrooms.
Our Old School Lodge is located in the scenic and historic Uncompahgre River Valley. We are surrounded by many dramatic natural wonders including the Black Canyon National Park, Grand Mesa (World's largest flattop mountain) and the breathtaking San Juan Mountain range with its gently ascending Uncompahgre Plateau which extends west to Utah.
White water rafting, skiing, hiking, biking, fly fishing, boating, rock climbing, SUP boarding, sightseeing are just a few of the activities within a 65 mile radius of the lodge.
Whether gathering for a family reunion, church retreat, recreational club activity, business retreat or special occasion, the Old School Lodge provides a spacious, quiet location, where unforgettable memories are meant to be made.
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Member since: 2015
- 8500 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 18
- Events Allowed
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Non Smoking Only
- Vacation Rental
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Booking Possible
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Housekeeper Optional
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 14-18
- Our Old School Lodge has eight bedrooms and eight full bathrooms on the main floor. The bedrooms are conveniently located around the large open living space. There are two additional bedrooms that a share full bath on the 2nd floor. the second floor is a somewhat of a hike up 36 steps. No kidding the stairs go up for a long way to what used to be the bell tower for the school. The owners affectionately call them the stairway to heaven....moreless
Bathrooms: 9 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms
- On-site manager
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Monument View
Located in the Uncompahgre Valley, Montrose is surrounded by natural treasures on all sides, including the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park just to the east and San Juan Mountains. ...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Roller Blading
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Child's Highchair
Three separate dinning tables in the Great Room that will comfortably seat 22 guests. One table seats 10, another seats 6 and the third seats 4. Additional folding tables & chairs available if needed....moreless
- Dining Area
- Seating for 22 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Deck / Patio:
- Lawn / Garden
- Housekeeper Optional
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $99
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Pet Fee $150 + tax
- Tax Rate 7%
Manager's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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The Old School Lodge is located in the scenic and historic Uncompahgre River Valley five minutes south of Montrose, Colorado. Montrose is 60 miles from Grand Junction, 60 miles from Telluride Ski Resort, 25 miles from Ouray ( Little Switzerland). Additionally we are surrounded by many dramatic natural wonders including the Black Canyon National Park, Grand Mesa which is the World's largest flattop mountain, San Juan Mountain range with its gently ascending Uncompahgre Plateau that extends west to Utah.
Our historic building was Built in 1914 for the Uncompahgre School District 29 has been restored as a wonderful 11 bedroom 12 bath lodge located in one of the best recreational areas in the country. Uncompahgre school was originally built as the Uncompahgre School District 29 and was used as a public school until it was closed in 1986.
Montrose's temperate climate supports a wide range of activities including biking, golfing, skiing, big game hunts, hiking and almost any outdoor sport you could imagine. Our moderate elevation of 5,800 feet and 300 days of annual sunshine help sustain an active and vibrant community that has been nationally recognized for its incredible recreation opportunities. Time magazine, Sky West magazine, and the Wall Street Journal recognize Montrose as one of the best places to retire or relocate.
Montrose is conveniently accessible by air with direct flights by major airlines United Airlines, American, and Delta airlines.
Year Purchased: 2012
About: During the last four decades Kay and Albert Stowell have specialized in the restoration of historic properties. Concentrating on how to re-purpose or enhance the use of a historic property the Stowell have saved many of our historic treasures.
Why Montrose, CO, USA:
The Old School Lodge was originally built in 1914 in order consolidate three small country school Districts (Colona, Jutten, and Uncompahgre Schools). In 1992 Richard and Barbara Helm bought the school building from the Montrose school district. The Helm's remodeled the building so that they could operated the property as a Bed & Breakfast and Event Center. During the 1920's through the 1950's the school was also used for Saturday night dancing and partying. The Stowell frequently stayed at the B&B when visiting Albert's family that lived nearby in Ouray county. The Stowell's fell in love with the Montrose community and especially with the historic potential of the Old School.
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Historic restored 1914 Uncompahgre School
Main dining in the great room. Seating for 20 guests.
Comfortable sitting area with fireplace.
Large Kitchen, all new appliances.
Spacious new fully equipped commercial kitchen.
Four bedrooms have one queen bed each.
Wonderful great room with vintage piano.
Original girls bathroom from when the building was still a public school.
Nancy Drew mysteries and other wonder old time books.
Music lessons start young and last a life time.
Antiques and more antiques.
1914 restored piano. We keep it professionally tuned for special events.
Great room for dining and entertaining. Room includes gas fireplace and wet bar.
Old School Great room.
Sitting area in the great room. Wonderful areas to visit with guests and family.
Fully equipped kitchen.
Beautiful spacious bedroom private bath hardwood floors.
Three of the bedrooms have two queen sized beds.
Colorado sunshine to heal the soul. Dinning area in the great room.
Typical vanity in each bedroom.
Original boys bathroom from when the building was still a public school.
Piano lesson of days gone by.
Front entryway. Double french doors open to the great room.
Only 36 steps up to the second floor bedroom and private deck.
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017
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