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10 Spacious Bedrooms With 9 Private Bathrooms.

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths2
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Montrose Lodge Rental Photos and Description

Historic School Beautifully Restored As A 10 Bedroom 9 Bathroom Lodge

Our building has 10 large bedrooms each with 12 foot ceilings and hardwood floors. Eight of the bedrooms have their own individual bathrooms. The two bedrooms on the second floor share a full bathroom and also share an outside deck. The outside deck has incredible views of the mountains around Ouray and Telluride.

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.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Property Manager
Albert Stowell
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2016
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About Albert Stowell

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.

Albert Stowell purchased this lodge in 2012

Why Albert Stowell chose Southwest

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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10 Spacious Bedrooms With 9 Private Bathrooms.
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Old School Lodge for our son's graduation with our friends and family. It is beautiful, spacious, relaxing place and beds are super comfortable many of our friends and family members said they slept better at the lodge than at their own homes! And we loved the high ceilings it just made our stay with several people all the more comfortable. It felt like we were at retreat! Thank you!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9.42 Miles
Montrose/Telluride Regional Airport MTJ
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Camp Robber, Chili's
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Cobble Creek five minutes or Bridges ten minutes.
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Stone House, Camp Robber, Chili's, Applebee's
Nearest Ski
58 Miles
Telluride Ski Resort
Car: necessary

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.


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Montrose Lodge Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

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Montrose Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 8500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 22 people
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Men's Public - toilet
    Women's Public - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Handicap accessible shower with available shower chair
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , shower
  • Each bedroom has a private bath with separate sink/vanity in the bedroom area. There are also public restrooms located near the rear entrance.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , Large room with small sitting area and private bath.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Large room with private bath.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large Room with sitting area and full in room private bath.
    Bedroom 8 - 1 queen , Large loft studio, great deck with shared bath.
    Bedroom 7 - 2 queen , Large spacious room with private full bath.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Large spacious room with handicapped accessible private bath
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large room with nice sitting area and private full bath.
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , Large room with small sitting area and private bath.
    Bedroom 9 - 2 queen , Large loft studio, great deck with shared bath
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
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