The Lodge at Fish Creek Ranch is large, spacious, rustic and beautiful. It sits on pristine
acreage with expansive wrap around views. A perfect setting for family reunions,
small weddings (less than 20) or corporate retreats. This is the quintessential western ranch, having been
worked for generations since the 1880’s. It’s located at an elevation of 8,200 feet in the
west fork of the Dolores river valley. Our guests describe the lodge and property as
one of the most peaceful and beautiful places they’ve ever experienced. The ranch is
surrounded on all sides by national forest.
Take a day trip to Telluride, located just 1.5 hours away for world class skiing or enjoy one of it's many summer festivals.
The lodge is all about entertaining with multiple gathering areas for family and friends.
The kitchen, living and dining areas are magnificent. The dining room table sits 11
people. There are multiple decks with comfortable outdoor chairs and dramatic views in
all directions. There’s a wonderfully cozy outdoor fireplace near the large outdoor
charcoal grill - a perfect space to relax. There are lots of other fireplaces to enjoy. Relax
and enjoy dramatic views in the very large hot tub that accommodates 7 to 10 people.
Children will love the large game room with a ping pong table and a pool table!
Inner tubes provided when the river is running for floating. Also available is the ranch
rhino, an all terrain vehicle which is fun to tour around the property. The cost per day
There’s a reason why the ranch is called “fish creek ranch”. The property is a fly
fisherman’s paradise with some of the best private fly fishing waters in Southwest
Colorado including 4 miles of private water on three different streams. There are
rainbow, cutthroat and brook trout and most trout are between 16 and 22 inches. The
largest trout caught on the ranch so far was a 32 inch rainbow. 12 to 18 inch wild brook
trout are common. If anyone else was to fish these waters they would have to trespass
on fish creek ranch property so it gets very little fishing pressure. If you are staying at
the lodge there are no rod fees.
There are endless activities at the ranch or nearby. Here are some of them…
Fly fishing, water tubing, hiking, mountain biking, swimming, wildlife photography,
mountain climbing, river rafting, kayaking, mountain climbing and rock climbing.
Guided fly fishing is available and can be arranged.
Cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling. The ranch manager will use the
snow cat to groom cross country skiing trails for your enjoyment. There are 3 sets of
snowshoes (2 large 1 small available). If you'd like to go snowmobiling tours can be
arranged with outfitters at Dunton Hot Springs. There’s also world class skiing at the
Telluride Ski Resort (1.5 hour drive to Telluride).
hunting for elk, mule deer, grouse.
The Lodge at Fish Creek Ranch is just down the road from Dunton Hot Springs for
lunch, dinner and a soak in their famous hot springs. The ranch is a beautiful hour drive
to Telluride. Guests enjoy making a trip to Telluride for restaurants, golf and shopping.
Mesa Verde National Park is just 25 minutes away. Mcfee Resevoir is 15 minutes away.
Weddings: Fish Creek Ranch accommodates 11 guests sleeping in the lodge. If you have additional guests then camping is permitted for 10 additional guests only. A 4 night minimum is required for weddings.
To complete your experience, the ranch manager Toby will pick you up at the Cortez airport
free of charge, as this is the closest airport. If you need to be picked up at the Durango
or Telluride airports there is a fee and the ranch manager will coordinate this with you.
He will be your host during your stay to show you around and assist in every way.
Staying at the lodge at fish creek ranch is a truly unique experience. If you are
looking for peace and tranquility in the outdoors…you will find it!
Call or send us an email today to make a reservation. 3 night sta