This camping trip was 8 years ago! However, before I posted, I made sure that the place was still in existence. Ute Lodge is outside of Meeker, Colorado. What a great find! They have cabins, rv camping, tent camping and even a yurt! Just above the campground they also have a private stocked lake. AND horseback riding. When we were there you could even stay in a tent that they provided–no setting up and taking down. Our kids–pretty little then–really enjoyed exploring this property. We found it to be quiet at the time and had a feel of “privately owned.” I remember most that the walk to the small lake above the property was really beautiful and made you feel like you had your own piece of paradise. As we have said, we mostly like to dispersed camp. However, Ute Lodge was very laid back and didn’t have that tourist campground feel to it. Would be anxious to know if it is still like this…..
Trappers Lake is nearby and they do have a little chunk of white river that is private for fishing. This is the gateway to Flat Tops Wilderness and White River National Forest is nearby. Beautiful!!
Here is the link to the resort: Ute Lodge Directions and a map
This is Trappers Lake…
This is the stocked lake and a view of the property below……
Last summer we went to Steamboat Springs for a wedding. The wedding was held at Steamboat Lake Outfitters and we did a little half day excursion to Pearl Lake. The resort was a great little place! There are multiple cabins, a store, a restaurant and many opportunities for recreation. The cabins are different sizes and the prices are very reasonable. Horses are on site. You’ll note that they are also a hunting outfit when you go to the website link below.
This area is north of Steamboat Springs and seems to be pretty quiet. I haven’t been to Steamboat Lake, but perhaps this is a less populated choice. Pearl Lake is one of Colorado’s State Parks. We headed over to the lake for a half day of fishing and hanging out. Gorgeous lake. There is a campground at Pearl Lake as well–and based on others recommendations, I can say that it is a great find!
Getting there: From Steamboat Springs, go west two miles on US 40 to county road 129, then turn right. Go north 23 miles to Pearl Lake Road, turn east and drive two miles to the park.
Steamboat Lake Outfitters Resort
Pearl Lake Colorado State Park
This is the view from the front of the resort.
We had a storm just before the wedding ceremony and then it cleared up to be beautiful! (I think this was a really great place to have a wedding!)
This cabin is a great find! We did this trip during a fall weekend. Raymond is located south of Allenspark. It is right on the river and pet friendly! As a bonus, there is even a zip line across the river. The loft is great for kids—the master bedroom is on the main level.
Here is the link to renting the cabin….
River Hideout Cabin
Over Memorial Day weekend of 2011 we headed up to Grand Lake with our extended family. For this trip we stayed in 2 cabins on Shadow Lake. Here is the link to the cabins that we stayed in
Pelican and Osprey Cabins at Shadow Lake
These are fairly new rentals we were told—not new cabins–but new as rentals. It is recommended that you rent them together–you should! We had 14 people–5 kids.
Pelican Cabin has the better set-up for kitchen, eating area and bedrooms. Osprey has the kitchen in a bedroom and a small common area. Both have great decks–they are right next to each other. The location is fabulous–right on the lake! You have a dock that is fine for fishing or launching a kayak. It is not intended to launch a regular boat. The house that is next to the cabins is currently the person that is caring for the cabins. He is really friendly…fixed a few things, let us borrow 2 kayaks and also let us use his fire pit…and even gave us some fireworks 🙂
Shadow Lake was super quiet when we were there with only a few water skiers. We went into Grand Lake a few times and explored town and surrounding hiking areas. Fishing off of our dock was pretty good.
Categories: Grand Lake
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