Mountain River Lodge is a collection of ten (10) five-star cabins fitted with luxury amenities plus main lodge in the heart of Lake George, Colorado, on 1.71 acres. It is located on the banks of Lake George, a privately owned lake, where you can enjoy the views but do not have access. The Lodge is on the doorstep of many Gold Medal Colorado fishing waters; like the Gold Medal catch and release Dream Stream, The South Platte River, or nearby Eleven Mile, Spinney, Tarryall and Antero Reservoirs. Indulge in a day of world-class fly-fishing, premium hunting, boating, biking, hiking, or fossil exploring. When it’s time to unwind, curl up by an open fire on the spacious patio with a grilled meal, drink, friends and a memorable night under western stars. The Lodge sits at 8000 feet in elevation, this means you can enjoy all four seasons in a single day!
Mountain River Lodge is a luxury cabin resort destination among world-class fishing waters in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
The Town of Lake George was first developed by George Washington Frost in 1886. In 1890, Frost began construction of a dam on the South Platte River at the mouth of Eleven Mile Canyon. The lake that this dam created allowed Frost to create a lucrative ice cutting business.
The ice cutting facility was modernized by J. M. Kellogg in 1910. Eight years later, the Colorado Midland abandoned the railroad line through Lake George and the ice cutting business faded away. A flood destroyed the dam and lake in 1923. Very few of the businesses and homes from the town’s earliest years survive today due to a later fire in the area.
In the 1930s and 40s, tourists increasingly traveled by automobile across Colorado in search of scenic views and vacation spots. C. E. Stevenson of Oklahoma, known as the “Millionaire Newsboy” rebuilt the Lake George dam in 1937, refilled the lake and sold lots surrounding the area to create a resort community. Several cabin courts, motels, restaurants, and filling stations were established to serve the traveling tourists. Originally called the Eleven Mile Court, Mountain River Lodge was built in 1949 as a motor court for those traveling across Colorado.
In 2016 the current owners purchased the abandoned Eleven Mile Motel; gave it a luxurious facelift and a new name, Mountain River Lodge. Their goal was to blend history and luxury while creating a unique lodging experience in the Rocky Mountains. Lake George is the ideal location due to its proximity to world-class fishing waters and all the activities the Rocky Mountains have to offer. The hosts provide first class customer service to all the guests and are proud to share the stunning property with people who are seeking an escape from it all – even if it is just for a night or two.
Enjoy fishing, hiking and climbing. Explore historic gold mining towns, scenic drives, off-roading, the Royal Gorge, snowshoeing, whitewater rafting, and healing hot springs all within about an hour away.