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PERFECT FOR FAMILY GET TOGETHERS!!

Carol or Barbara Bradley

Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english, italian
Sleeps21
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Carol or Barbara Bradley

Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks: english, italian
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Calendar last updated:
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PERFECT FOR FAMILY GET TOGETHERS!!

Sleeps21
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

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!!

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Carol or Barbara Bradley (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english, italian

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.
Aug 2012
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Sleeps21
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 15 traveler reviews

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Perfect for Family Get Togethers!!
average rating of 4.8 based on 17 reviews
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Dolores Southwestern Colorado
Mansfield, Texas
5

Multi-Generational Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5
Our large family gathered here to celebrate our parents' 63rd wedding anniversary. This was a perfect location offering plenty of activities, splendid views, varied wildlife, and lots of room for great family times.
The hosts do a super job providing for every need. We had the best vacation we have ever spent together!
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dolores Southwestern Colorado
5

SIX STARS

  • 5 of 5
I can give Bear Creek Mountain Lodge *6* stars because that is how many hunters were in our party last November for an Elk hunt. The lodge was great, just as advertised, everything looked just like the pictures. I have hunted this area for many years but this is the first time I had stayed at the lodge, it will not be the last. The owners were great to deal with and the on site caretaker could not have been better. All six members of my party agreed that the lodge was a keeper and that they would be very happy to return when hunting this area in the future. Six happy hunter = SIX stars! That is as good as it gets.
  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jack. We love you too. Especially after you said you were hesitant to give us a good review because you don't want the secret to get out and have someone book the lodge from under you. You will always have priority with us. So glad you got your elk(s) and we look forward to seeing you again this Fall.
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Dolores Southwestern Colorado
Salt Lake City, ut
5

BEST FAMILY REUNION

  • 5 of 5
THIS WAS THE BEST FAMILY REUNION THAT OUR FAMILY HAS HAD. ALL OUR KIDS SAID THAT THEY WANTED TO COME BACK. THE CABIN WAS NICE AND COZY WITH PLENTY OF ROOM FOR OUR PARTY OF 15. THERE WAS PLENTY OF ACTIVITIES IN THE AREA WITH THE DOLORES RIVER RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET. ALL THE GRANDKIDS CAUGHT FISH ON THE FIRST TRY! BARB AND VINCENZO WERE GREAT HOSTS AND EVEN INVITED US TO A NIGHT AT THE FIRE PIT. WE WILL BE BACK!
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful comments. We had a great time with your family. Nothing makes us happier than hearing spontaneous laughter when our guests are reconnecting with friends and family. We heard a lot from you. We also appreciate it when our guests love and respect the area like your family did. It is VERY special to us and we are happy to share it. You are welcome back anytime!!!
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Dolores Southwestern Colorado
Utah
5

Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5
We rented both properties and were able to accommodate 6 families between them very comfortably. The scenery was beautiful and it was so nice to have such a large space to ourselves. We had plenty to do at the cabin and within an hour or so drive we explored a lot of great places...Mesa Verde, Cortez, Anasazi Heritage Center, Canyon of the Ancients, and Telluride.

The accommodations were very comfortable and we all loved the cozy cabin feeling. Barb and Vincenzo were always available and eager to help with anything and answer questions. Highly recommended to anyone looking for a lovely place to stay while enjoying the outdoors in Colorado.
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dolores Southwestern Colorado
Georgia
5

Family Elk Hunting Trip

  • 5 of 5
Our party consisted of four hunters and four other family members staying in the Lodge, plus two more family members staying at Priest Gulch RV Campground just two miles away. The Lodge was our base camp, mid-day rendevous, restaurant, lounge and bunkhouse all wrapped into one beautiful home away from home. The owners accommodated our group in every way we could have wanted. Our hunting party had initially planned to "rough it" by camping in the National Forest, thinking we could save even more money on our public land, self-guided, first time elk hunting trip. When we considered the extra fuel cost of towing an RV from the east coast, and transporting our own bedding, portable toilet and shower, cooking utensils, etc., the advantages of renting this lodge became immediately apparent. We hunted mostly in the San Juan National Forest on Taylor Mesa, which was 12 miles away via a forest service access road. Every afternoon and every evening we would return to the lodge, eat supper, and fall into bed nursing our sore muscles. All agreed that the beds were very comfortable, and the hot showers were a luxury we just would not have had if we had been camping as planned. As one might assume, this lodge is not appointed like a luxury resort, or even a cruise ship. I hope it is never dressed up to the point one would label as "fancy". For outdoorsmen, this place is five star quality. And for the fishermen, you can easily catch your limit of rainbow trout across the road in the Dolores River, as we did several times. Bring them home and grill them on the porch for the freshest meal of trout you could ever have. For the rest of my life, my definition of Colorado, and of elk hunting, will be measured against the wonderful adventure we enjoyed at Bear Creek Mountain Lodge.
  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dolores Southwestern Colorado
5

Full Package

  • 5 of 5
The property had everything that was required to make my family have a pleasant stay in Colorado. I doubt that we could have found a warmer, happier, and Cozzier cabin. The ideal place to spend some time in Colorado and to enjoy spectacular views and unwind. I would recommend this cabin to any one who is looking for a get away. Within an hour of the cabin Durango had much to offer for shoppers. The best lobster bisque made on earth can be found in Dorango at Jean-Pierre. The one day locomotive train ride is a must. From the train you can enjoy breath taking scenery of valleys, and mountains.The train destination is a town called Silverton, a nice place to walk. To the north there is Telluride, where you can do some outrageously fun mountain biking!
The cabin sits centrally to the mountains to the east, or the desert attractions to the west.
We would definately recommend this cabin.
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Cortez
Nearest Barpub
14 Miles
Rico
Nearest Golf
33 Miles
Cortez
Nearest Restaurant
14 Miles
Rico
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Telluride
Car: necessary

Bear Creek area. The incredible views of the San Juan Mountains with Aspen groves, Ponderosa pines and lots of wildlife outside the door make this the perfect getaway. The lodge overlooks the Dolores River where you can fish, swim or raft at one of the many public access points. There are many logging roads nearby that make great places to ATV, and you can hike directly from the back door.

The lodge is secluded for family fun (or perfect for corporate retreats) but with easy access to Telluride's summer festivals and all the natural, historic and entertainment options Southwest Colorado and Southeast Utah has to offer.

Other Activities: cross country skiing, wildlife viewing, fishing, hunting, zip line

Ski: World class skiing at Telluride 40 miles.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $325 Per night

Dolores Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Christmas and New Years
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,275
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$325
$1,995
$6,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
$100 refundable cleaning $200
Property Damage Protection $49
$10/nt/per over 8 guests $10
Tax Rate 4.8%
Notes Additional charge for weddings/parties based on number of people and party arrangements. Call for a quote.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Dolores Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • River
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower , Jack and Jill Shower between King Rooms
    Full 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Steam Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 double , 3 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , One bunk bed with a twin and double
    Bedroom 7 Mudroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk bed with twin and double
  • Very comfortable beds with quilts. Working fireplace in Master.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Steam Shower
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • museums
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
Notes:
Unlike other properties in the area, the Lodge is NOT listed for sale. Very Private Surrounded by National Forest. Wildlife Outside the Windows. Extremely Comfortable. Easy Access to Telluride, Mesa Verde and Durango. Great Hunting Area. Onsite caretaker to take care of any little glitches that may arise.

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