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 self-sustainable: hunting, fishing, gardening, gathering wild berries, and raising our own poultry meat.
The lodge 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 freshly baked caramel rolls and other enticing bread.
Our lodge is divided into three private apartment style rooms, all three rooms include kitchens with microwaves, coffee makers, and all utensils. Maximum 12 guests.#
The Byers Peak has a queen bedroom an on-demand gas fireplace, dishwasher, washer/dryer, balcony including a gas grill and picnic table. additional single beds can be added to this room.
The Williams Peak has a king bedroom and a sleeping loft that features a double bed and a single bed. The deck is also equipped with a gas grill and table. This room features a dog door that leads to an outdoor kennel run.
The Copper Peak is a studio room, a queen bed as well as an adult bunk bed with a double on the bottom that acts as a futon couch when not being used as a bed.
Each unit is filled with all the luxury and everyday amenities you need for a complete stay.
our new off-grid cabin is fun and eco-friendly.
This unique lodging experience is an opportunity to enjoy a near-zero footprint vacation with a loved one or a friend with all the modern conveniences. Enjoy the solar power, your very own outhouse and a deck complete with a gas grill, kitchen stove and fire pit.
Water is provided for washing dishes and hands, drinking water containers should be brought by the guest along with food unless you reserved a bed and meals plan. Water refills are included with your room rental and available at the lodge.
Although there is plenty of outdoor lighting you may want to bring flashlights.
Bed linens are provided as well as towels, blankets sheets, and pillows, dishes and coffee pot.
The Mellow Mushroom is a 1969 camper decorated in over the top 1969 decor in colors such as green, orange, and Pink.
The Bigfoot is a fun themed camper that celebrates the Sasquatch! The camper features a genuine faux Bigfoot fur!
Our exclusive off grid Cabin is called “ Bills Cabin” this 12×12 eco-friendly cabin has a queen bed and has a turn of the century cowboy theme. available for the summer and fall beginning Memorial Day weekend or earlier as weather permits.
A bathhouse is located in the
lodge with a flush toilet, hot shower, and hairdryer. 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 and an elliptical machine as well as various crafts, games, corn hole and puzzles.
Due to the rustic road, access by car from the lodge to the glamping campers and cabin may be seasonal. Parking is available at the lodge for another mode of travel to the Bigfoot. You are welcome to bring your bicycle and enjoy the trails on our property as well as a convenient travel source. Or arrange a shuttle with Dale.
Experience 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 and follow the standard rules of living with wildlife during your visit. Glamping Williams Fork Style!
Just a few miles down the road bask in the Hot Sulphur Hot Springs!
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.
Lots to do with us!
Dark nights and a vast sky allows a perfect view of celestial events and the Milky Way. The full moon rises right in front of you with a stunning backdrop of the Peaks.
Wild life viewing – photo opportunities right out your window
80 acres of trails to ride your bike, hike, snowshoe, cross country ski,
Access public land just a few feet away.
Spectacular spring wild flowers and Autumn colors!
Fish “gold medal” waters or go for huge lake trout just 4 miles away in the WilliamsFork Reservoir; or hike into the national forest to fish brook trout, ask Dale for a map and some recommendations!
Snowmobiling – Grand County is the snowmobiling capital of Colorado which includes trails of all skill levels.
Ask about recommendations to rent ATV’s, horse back rides, cattle drives, balloon rides, dog sled rides, zip line, excellent hunting area 28.