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Williams Fork Lodging, Colorado
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Come experience the Old West as it was and still is as you meander along the road through working ranches that were homesteaded back in the early 1900’s...their weathered log cabins still standing and often still occupied...others are close enough for a great “back in time” photo opportunity. As Colorado's open range law permits ranchers to graze their cattle without borders, you will often find them on the roadways or you may even get caught up in a cattle drive as the ranchers move their cattle from one pasture or paddock to another. Springtime brings all the calves and branding time! Observing the rancher, his horse, and dog working together is a genuine treat. Look along the roadside for sage grouse, in the open fields for pronghorn, down in the willows and streams for the bull moose, in the trees for the mule deer, and on top ofRead more...
Come experience the Old West as it was and still is as you meander along the road through working ranches that were homesteaded back in the early 1900’s...their weathered log cabins still standing and often still occupied...others are close enough for a great “back in time” photo opportunity. As Colorado's open range law permits ranchers to graze their cattle without borders, you will often find them on the roadways or you may even get caught up in a cattle drive as the ranchers move their cattle from one pasture or paddock to another. Springtime brings all the calves and branding time! Observing the rancher, his horse, and dog working together is a genuine treat. Look along the roadside for sage grouse, in the open fields for pronghorn, down in the willows and streams for the bull moose, in the trees for the mule deer, and on top of the ridge lines for the elk. There are also bald eagle and osprey nests, alpacas, horses, sheep, and goats. All this just on the ride into Williams Fork Lodging! Our residence sits above this scenic panorama at the end of the road and adjacent to public lands tucked beneath Copper Peak on the Williams Fork Range. The elevation is roughly 8,500 feet and the 180 degree view is breathtaking...encompassing three mountain ranges, many peaks, pastures/meadows, forest, and ponds. Soak in everything from the glorious sunrises to enchanting full moons to brilliant stars that truly seem closer than they are…the view of the Milky Way is unobstructed by light pollution for outstanding celestial shows…and meteor showers are spectacular from the hot tub! We live on the same property as the Lodge and are quite self sustainable: hunting, fishing, gardening, gathering wild berries, and raising our own poultry meat. The Lodge and cabin are constructed of concrete and rock as well as high efficiency windows and takes full advantage of passive solar heat; backup heat and the hot water are provided by wood via an outside boiler maintained by us. Upon check in, you are greeted with farm fresh eggs from our chickens. And if interested, Dale offers fresh baked carmel rolls and other enticing breads and/or meals. Available upon request are discounted passes to bask in the Hot Sulphur Hot Springs! Every season has it's own special beauty: Spring brings abundant wild flowers, contrasting greens of pine, aspen and sage. Newborn livestock and wildlife. Thunderstorms and brilliant double rainbows. Birds singing, chickens crowing and warm, quiet evenings are welcomed in summer. Our view of the fall colors are hard to match ~ the changing yellow, gold and reds quaking in the valley are quite beautiful. Winter brings diamond-sparkling white snow untouched by humans and cobalt blue skies…picture-perfect post card and right out your window. You may get the feeling you'll be snowed in for months but not to worry as Greg is most likely already out plowing for your safety and convenience. Our Lodge can be rented as one unit with 3 queen bedrooms and additional beds for up to 10 guests. The lodge can also be rented as individual units: All three units have a queen bedroom…each with additional sleeping areas. Each unit is filled with all the luxury and everyday amenities you need for a complete stay. We allow dogs too! Williams Peak Suite has a doggie door leading to a six-foot tall kennel run! Bills Cabin offers luxury camping in a forested environment with numerous foot and bike trails right out your door! The total darkness provides a spectacular night time sky full of stars and constellations perfect for viewing from the deck. Expect to see wild life in our exclusive off grid cabin, while you enjoy an Ecco friendly vacation! Bill’s Mountain Cabin sits on the edge of a hill that provides vast views of mountain ranges, hay fields, forest and sky. This cabin has a primitive road to it and there fore some foresight is required for travel, a 4x4 vehicle is required in any seasonal weather. We recommend a conversation about your means of travel. Alternative methods such as Bike, hike or a prearranged shuttle with Dale. This cabin is build out of concrete including the "log" siding. The power comes from solar panels and propane to cook and heat. Your kitchen and bathroom are just outside the door. Alternatively the lodge office guest bathroom/shower is also provided for Bill’s Cabin Guests. Delivered meals are an option and fresh chicken eggs are provided by the ranch chickens for everyone! This unique lodging experience is an opportunity to enjoy a camping vacation with a loved one or a friend without all the cost and hassle of setting up camp. Enjoy a deck complete with a gas grill and fire place. Water is provided for washing dishes, hands and drinking. You need to bring food, ice cubes. Bill’s cabin is available for the summer and fall beginning Memorial Day weekend or earlier as weather permits. Bed linens are provided as well as towels, dishes, coffee pot, coffee, grill, ice box including ice blocks and cook top. We provide split wood and propane The provided bathroom I supplied with shampoo, lotion, hair dryers and other small necessities! Washer/dryer, Wifi a hot tub and wet/dry infrared sauna are also available, along with bumper pool, smart TV with Netflix’s, hulu and Pandora. Yoga mats as well as various crafts, games, puzzles and corn hole. A large deck for yoga, gathering with other guests or just relaxing over looks the valley and is perfect for wildlife viewing is also located at the lodge.
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