Colorado has many beautiful mountainous retreats. One of these is the Beaver Meadows Resort Ranch. When talking about resorts, people have a tendency to think of golf, beach or spa resorts. But this particular resort offers the tranquil surroundings of the northern Rocky Mountains.
Just a little over two hours from Denver’s International Airport and 50 minutes west of I-25 at the Wellington exit is an adventure waiting to happen. We think you are going to enjoy the scenery and the amenities offered.
Brian Hockley and his companion set up camp and enjoyed the fresh air and serenity of the outdoors.
You can rent a small log cabin or select from a variety of campsites, including several RV sites. Brian chose to rough it by bringing along his own tent.
The trails wind in and around the tall pine trees, as well as up and over the elevated terrain. Make sure you take lots of water, a nutritious snack to keep your energy level up, and don’t forget the sunscreen.
If you are not much of a hiker but still want to experience the back trails, then saddle up and take a guided horseback ride. It really gives you an excellent opportunity to see how magnificent the surrounding landscape truly is.
There are also plenty of trails for the individuals who like to explore the sites on two wheels. There is every type of non-motorized mode of transportation available.
The ranch has three smaller ponds where you can lure or fly fish – no bate fishing allowed. They also require you to catch and release, but it makes for a great photo op! You can float along in your fishing tube tossing your line out and waiting for that trophy catch.
There is a small lake where you can take a canoe out for a casual row. It offers a soothing ambience filled with the sounds of nature and cool mountain breezes whisking all around you. Life can’t get much better than this.
The resort’s main lodge has a restaurant, a pub and a selection of well appointed rooms. There are also various size cottages that accommodate up to six people. They are nicely furnished with most having full kitchens.
The grounds have a natural contour that compliments the lodge’s mountain feel. You can spend time just walking around and relaxing after a hard week of work. Enjoy the quiet seclusion, clear your mind of all your current thoughts, and take a few moments to admire the beauty of everything around you.
When the sun slowly sinks behind the mountains that lie as a backdrop, grab your favorite beverage, prop your feet up and enjoy the sounds and smell of a crackling campfire. There is nothing like it in the world.
The resort is also a fantastic place to spend a winters’ day and evening. Cozy up to a fire with a hot toddy after having a home cooked dinner with family, friends or just the two of you.
Thanks again Brian, “Have camera will travel” Hockley for the great photos and fabulous destination. We can’t wait to see and read about more of your awesome adventures.