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Breath-taking Rural Retreat In Western Colorado

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 6,000 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

6 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16 Comfortably

God's Country Lodge is just the site for your next family, church, executive, or hunting retreat. Located in the center of the 'western slope' of Colorado, this remote retreat is for guests who want to 'get away from it all.'

This rustic-elegant and spacious vacation lodge on 40 private acres of pinion and juniper trees is situated just outside of Crawford Colorado, with breath-taking views of the West Elk Wilderness Mountain range, the Needle Rock (a 700-ft. volcanic monolith) and Grand Mesa. The entrance to the north rim of the beautiful Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is 3 miles away.

This 6,000 square foot, two-story lodge features two kitchens (one is fully equipped), a great room, a recreation room, seven bathrooms, and six bedrooms. Extra features include a huge fireplace, wet bar, two TVs, wireless internet, pool table, gas barbeque and a steam room. The taxidermy mounts (bear, deer, elk, beaver, turkey, etc.) and the unique woods throughout promote a Colorado high-country ambiance.

Activities in the nearby vicinity are hiking, hunting, lake and stream fishing, wine tasting, and horseback riding -- however, God's Country Lodge is so peaceful that you might not want to leave!

More Details

Property Manager
Nancy Streza
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018


Crawford Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Printer
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Steam Room - shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet
  • The King Suites have bathrooms with two shower heads.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
  • There are four bedrooms on the main (upstairs) level: two master suites with king-sized beds and two bedrooms with queen-sized beds. One queen is an adjustable Sleep Number Bed. The two bedrooms downstairs each have one extra-long double bed and two twin beds.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Groups
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Steam Shower
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
Absolutely No Smoking Indoors. Please use caution when smoking outdoors to prevent fires. Absolutely no pets allowed (with the exception of service dogs if arrangements are made in advance). Water supply is from a cistern and is limited. "Use all you need but don't waste a drop." The Geothermal system works best when the doors and windows of the main rooms are shut. Gods Country Lodge is decorated with Bible verses and prayers. Guests should bring their own food, drinks, paper goods & plastic utensils. Many spices, staples & condiments are available. Guests should bring their own shampoo and toiletries. Emergency toiletries are available.


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Breath-taking Rural Retreat In Western Colorado
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews

Better than you can imagine

  • 5 of 5

To say it's a beautiful home is just not descriptive enough! Perfect for a large group. There is plenty of space. Our family thoroughly enjoyed the long weekend we had together. We found the pricing to be very reasonable for everything that was included.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you had a good time at God's Country Lodge! Thanks for the great review!
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BEAUTIFUL! Highly recommend. Worth every penny!

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED this house! The home looks just like the pictures. The bedrooms were spacious and the beds were very comfortable. The bathrooms were great - many with double shower heads. The kitchen was well stocked (we really love cooking with cast iron and were so excited to see some great pans to use). Honestly it had everything. We watched the sunrise on the deck, enjoyed walking through the land and made many memories playing with the kids in the rec room.

We are a family of 8 and had TONS of space. The home would very comfortably fit very large groups. The layout and size is so nice that guests could wake up at different times, be showering, making breakfast, watching tv (etc, etc) and not disturb each other.

Highly recommend this house. If we ever traveled to Crawford again we'd totally stay here. 5 stars!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are SO happy that you enjoyed your stay at God's Country! Thanks for all the great communication before, during and after your trip! We hope you can come again!
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  • 5 of 5

We could not have stayed in a better place.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are SO glad that your enjoyed your stay at God's Country Lodge! We hope you'll come back!!
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Gorgeous, clean, spacious house, exactly as advertised

  • 5 of 5

After renting several VRBO properties, we have learned that the owners (understandably) put the best face on a property. We typically take the photos and descriptions with a grain of salt. While all of our vacations have been really enjoyable, we have never stayed in a property that is as clean, updated, and well-maintained as this one. The pictures don't exaggerate. If anything, they are under-stated. This place is huge, and it is gorgeous. We had a wonderful time in the surrounding area, picnicking at the Black Canyon, fishing at Crawford Reservoir, having a family pool tournament, Jeeping, going on drives to see literally dozens of deer at dusk, and sharing several fun meals prepared in the well-stocked kitchen. Renters before us had obviously done their shopping before arriving to find basic kitchen supplies, then had left behind their extras, so there were a ton of spices, plastic zip-top bags, condiments, canned goods, etc. We had forgotten a few things, but there was a small general store about 15 minutes away that was very handy for such purchases. The only small issues that we experienced were a few warped boards on the deck that presented a tripping hazard, and several annoying flies that got in as people were going in and out. There must be lots of flies in the area this time of year. (After dealing with chiggers in Texas, however, that was very minor by comparison lol.) It's a hunting lodge with lots of taxidermy in a rural area. If that's the type of house you are looking for, you can't go wrong with this huge, gorgeous place!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind and helpful review! We are in the process of gathering estimates for replacing/repairing the deck and installing screen doors. We hope you will come back to our "home away from home" sometime!
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Burnsville, MN

Great Place to Relax and Enjoy Some Time-Away

  • 5 of 5

A group of 10 of us rode out to God's Country on motorcycles from Denver and stayed for three nights. Great place to put our feet up and relax and do day rides out of this location into SW Colorado. Gorgeous sunsets from the deck and plenty of room for 10 of us to relax, play, and sleep. We will definitely consider coming back to God's Country in the future!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review! We hope you can return again!
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Sacramento Ca.

Another great stay at "God's Country"

  • 5 of 5

Just completed my third stay at this fantastic house. As always, the home was awesome, and a great time was had by all. A special thank you to Nancy for being such a gracious host in allowing us use of this great place. Look forward to next year!!


  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, G.K., for your kind review! We appreciate you so much and look forward to your visit next year! Hopefully, the weather will cooperate and you will see more elk!!
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Nearest Airport
57 Miles
Montrose (MTJ)
Nearest Barpub
6.9 Miles
Crawford, CO
Nearest Golf
39 Miles
Deer Creek Village Golf, Cedaredge, CO
Nearest Train
77 Miles
Grand Junction, CO
Nearest Motorway
5.8 Miles
Colorado Highway 92
Nearest Restaurant
6.9 Miles
Crawford, CO
Nearest Ski
77 Miles
Car: necessary

God's Country Lodge is just the place for your next executive, family, church or hunting retreat. This peaceful home on 35 private acres of juniper and pinion trees is situated just outside of Crawford Colorado, near the entrance to the north rim of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. It has breath-taking views of the West Elk Wilderness Mountain range, the Needle Rock (a 700-ft. volcanic monolith) and Grand Mesa.

Fly into Grand Junction (GJT) or Montrose (MTJ). Check out ALLEGIANT AIRLINES! Rent a car and drive about an hour to God's Country Lodge. Or... fly into Denver International Airport (DIA) for a beautiful 5-hour drive.

Summer & fall activities in the nearby vicinity include hiking, hunting, water sports, river rafting, lake and stream fishing, wine tasting, art galleries and horseback riding. Winter activities may include ice fishing, ice-skating, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. Day trips to Grand Mesa (1.5 hours away), Ouray (2 hours), Glenwood Springs (2 hours), Aspen (2.5 hours), Crested Butte (2.5 hours), Lake City (2.5 hours) and Telluride (3 hours) are highly recommended. But you might decide to just stay and enjoy the peace and quiet of God's Country Lodge.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $300
Tax Rate 4.65%

Guest must download, read, agree to and accept the terms of the Rental Agreement before booking. There is a $300 cancellation fee. The $300 deposit will not be returned. There will be an extra nightly fee for groups over 12. No more than 24 guests are allowed on the property at any time. Owner recommends that all Guests purchase the Damage Protection Insurance. Events with more than 24 people (weddings, parties, etc.) are not allowed. No pets are allowed -- service animals must be approved in advance.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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