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 Guest House is 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 caramel rolls and other enticing bread.

Available upon request are discounted passes to bask in the Hot Sulphur Hot Springs! Also accessible are photograph tours, workshops, and retreats. what about all the other activities like hiking, biking, zip lining, etc?

Every season has its own special beauty: Spring brings abundant wildflowers, 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 postcard 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 Guest House can be rented as one unit with 2 queen bedrooms, 1 king bedroom, and additional beds for up to 10 people or as individual units: two units have a queen bedroom and the other unit a king 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! Copper Peak Suite has a doggie door leading to a six-foot tall kennel run.

Additional sleeping areas include two queen-size pull-out and a loft that sleeps two.

Options available

Pick a option that works best for you

Activities

Lots to do with us!

Wild life viewing – photo opportunities right out your window

Fish “gold medal” waters or go for huge lake trout just 4 miles away; or hike into the national forest to fish brook trout.

Snowmobiling – Grand County is the snowmobiling capital of Colorado which includes trails of all skill levels.

Rent ATV’s, horse back rides, cattle drives, balloon rides, dog sled rides, zip line, excellent hunting area 28.

Testimonials

What a great place to enjoy the mountain air, sunrises, and afternoon showers""Every day is a postcard! Those hummgbirds are voracious!
Thanks, Dale and Greg, for all of the fabulous suggestions for excursions. The Colorado River rafting was fun, The Hot Sulphur Springs relaxing.
We also enjoyed hiking the Baker Gulch trail (starting at RMNP) and the Columbine trail (from meadow creek reservoir) with Carson. The Canine Colorado book provided those excellent suggestions. Just hiking & biking around your property & the Williams Fork Valley was a pleasure. Thanks so much for sharing your piece of Grand County with us."

What a wonderful week!

"Can't begin to tell you what a pleasure it was to watch all the sunrises from the hot tub. Sulley and Sammy really enjoyed the trails and the tall grasses to run and chase the tennis balls -- a true 'Golden's' heaven. Dale, you and Greg are very gracious hosts and I know we will be back. Loved every minute."

I've been here 2-1/2 weeks and I don't want to leave!

"This is where I belong! This has been the most memorable vacation of all, thanks to Dale and Greg and their huge, warm hearts! The only reason I was able to stay so long is because my "children" were with me; two Gordon setters. My husband flew up for eight days and then had to go back to work! What a time! What a mountain! How can I ever say thanks enough? Please take care, Woof, Woof!" p.s. I will be back! Even if I just sit in the hot tub at night one more time!

Can't thank you enough for a great time and hunt!

"I must say, I can't wait to come back. Everyone here loves my pictures and asks 'Where did you get those?' I'm going to see if the dates are listed for the next two years!"

Get in Touch

Dale BaydaOwner/Host

Phone: 970-725-3336

Email: dale@williamsforklodging.com

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