Dolores Lodge Rental Photos and Description
Bear Creek. 7 Bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 2 Kitchens Sleeps up to 15
'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!
Our outdoor 'chapel' is the perfect place for that special natural summer wedding.
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. Unlike other properties in the area, the lodge is NOT listed for sale.
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), 2 fully stocked kitchens, 3.5 bath 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!!
- Events Allowed
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- children welcome
- limited accessibility
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- suitable for elderly or infirm
About Carol or Barbara Bradley
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.
Carol or Barbara Bradley purchased this lodge in 1969
Why Carol or Barbara Bradley chose Dolores
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 10 grandkids). We love the open living area with the separate bedrooms for peace and quiet when desired.
What makes this lodge unique
The setting is the most unique thing about the Lodge. It is set on 14 of the most beautiful, aweinspiring acres in the area. Since it is above the river valley, the views of the surrounding mountains are unobstructed. Wildlife abounds with nearly daily sighting of mule deer, elk, hummingbirds and chipmunks, 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.
Guestbook comments from the owner
The house was great and my two aunts who are 88 were very comfortable. The hummingbirds were the highlight and Bill fussed constantly about keeping the feeder full of food. He must have filled the bottle at least two times each
day and even made a special trip to Dolores for sugar! And my other cousins took several hundred pictures of the hummingbirds. Puzzles kept one aunt busy for many hours at a time.
Above all, we were all content, happy and just had the best of time. It was the first time for all of us to take a trip together. I loved the fishing, cool weather and the birds.
It was a great stay and I do hope that we can return. Thank you. And you have been more than gracious with all your communications with me. And from my past experiences, highly unusual but very appreciated. Again, thank you and Vincenzo couldn't have been better....even bringing me a stick for walking and just in case the bear appeared. We loved it all.
I wish you the best.