Creede and the Rio Grande valley in which the 35-acre Antlers Rio Grande Lodge and Riverside Restaurant are located is one of the most attractive yet “least discovered” areas of Colorado. The town and the area offer a wide variety of sights, views, recreation, theatre, galleries, gift shops, and history of this old mining town. Silver was discovered in the Creede district in 1890 by Nicholas Creede who had wintered the year before on what is now the Antlers property. Production of gold and silver continued through 1983 and totaled 2,490 metric tons of silver and 4.7 metric tons of gold.

The 35-acre Antlers Rio Grande Lodge is located is one of the most attractive yet “least discovered” areas of Colorado. The town and the area offer a wide variety of sights, views, recreation, theatre, galleries, gift shops, and history of this old mining town.

Broker(s): Ted Schaal

Today Creede is one of Colorado’s great small towns and a vibrant second home and tourist destination. Now in its 53rd season the Creede Repertory Theatre, recognized by USA Today as one of the top ten repertory theaters in the county, provides seven different shows in rotation, both timely and fun. In recent years Creede has become a resort retreat for those who love fishing, the clean cool mountain air with little or no humidity, the many outdoor activities, and just plain quiet relaxation.


The area in general is made up of large working ranches, much sought after land and homes with frontage on the Rio Grande River and mountain homes in the more forested areas. Antlers Lodge is located five miles northwest of the town of Creede, on Highway 149, (officially designated as the Silver Thread Scenic Byway) in the Rio Grande valley with the Rio Grande River running through it, adjacent to the National forest and surrounded by the majestic San Juan Mountains.


For additional pictures, videos and ranch details go to


The Antlers Lodge, in continuous operation for over 100 years, features a variety of lodging types including: a motel style 9 unit log structure with access doors and windows facing the Rio Grande River; six riverside log cabins; four log mountain-view cabins, and three log cabins secluded in the trees on the opposite side of the river. All units have porch swings situated to maximize the scenic views. All lodging units have been completely remodeled and updated. All units are beautifully appointed and most have flat screen TV’s. All are thermostatically heated individually most with attractive gas fireplace type stoves except the three cabins across the river, which have log stoves for heat and otherwise are have modern conveniences while retaining a cozy rustic charm. All have metal roofs.

The Silver Moon cabin is the largest of the cabins and is of such quality and size, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, that it could be an owners or managers quarters or an income-producing unit. It has views of the river and surrounding mountains, both near and far.


The main lodge houses the office, gift shop, game room and the Antlers Riverside Restaurant and bar, with inside seating and on the covered and heated deck overlooking the river. Total capacity is over 100. The restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner with a full liquor license and beautiful full bar. In addition, there is a second bar, which serves a separate large outdoor patio overlooking the river and the imposing cliffs on the opposite side. Guests on the patio often clap and cheer when a fisherman/woman wading in the river catches a fish and are frequently treated to views of wildlife including deer, ducks, geese and even sometimes, moose.


There is a very high quality and beautifully maintained RV area with all of the necessary amenities. All 24 spaces are 30 feet X 60 feet with concrete patio and picnic table. Two laundries and baths are available for all guests.

A large wood barns with metal roof serves as a workshop and a separate five bay shed provides storage for 4-wheelers, tractors, riding lawn mowers and other equipment and materials.


Being on the Rio Grande River, Antlers Lodge offers private world-class fishing for Rainbow and Brown trout. In addition, there is a stocked pond to satisfy all ages and types of fishermen/women. The area lends itself very well to a variety of summer and winter activities. There are a multitude of hiking and biking trails, jeep trails, and in the winter months the mountains in the area offer a variety of groomed trails for snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Although the property hasn’t promoted hunting in the area, Unit 76 is considered one that offers very high quality Elk bulls and cows. There is a unique western style playground for the kids, two horseshoe pits, and a picnic pavilion large enough for groups of any size including family reunions and even movie nights,


For those with aching muscles, or those who desire a little stimulating relaxation, therapeutic massage is available in a comfortable, private setting and a large hot tub sits on top of a bank overlooking the scenic Rio Grande River.


For additional pictures, videos and ranch details go to