I can only assume the 5 star ratings are provided by friends of the family or people that have no expectations. Yes, the sheets were clean, but....the '50's pastel lead based paint was peeling, the soot stains have never been painted over. It wasn't that it was horrible, as mush as it was a let down. The potential of the property is there, but it would appear that there is no sweat equity put back into the property. The grounds are over run, exteriors are falling apart...it's just such a shame. With some actual work this place could be something...but it's not.
Sorry, can't give a good review at all here. The place was a dump. Smelled like sewage leaking. Rustic I can do. Disgusting, I cannot. The grass was knee high, the steps down to the campfire, (in the middle of knee high grass, but I digress) were about to fall through. Bats were living in the attic, so they were all over the back "deck" flying in an out. The pull out couches should have gone in the dumpster. The bedrooms were clean I will give it that. However they left about 1/4" of dish soap and hand soap... the pans should have gone in the garbage yrs ago, glad we brought our own. Oh, and the help was about as apathetic as I have come across in a long time. Sorry folks, it looks as though you want to get rid of your business, and have given up caring. It shows.
I'm all for the rustic feel of a cabin but the furniture to include the beds are from the early 1900's. The condition of the beds was horrible as well as the sofas and recliners. The beds were very uncomfortable and the springs very noisy. The sofas upholstery is worn out and torn so the staff threw a blanket over them to hide their condition. It should be a crime to rent out property with furniture in these conditions. The owner needs to replace the mattresses and worn out furniture if they want to attract more clients. As for the property location it was quite nice since it sits next to a river. There were also old rusted furnaces thrown next to the river and one was actually on the water (environmental hazzard perhaps).
Found the resort by chance on a summer loop through south central Colorado. A perfectly charming place. The woman who checked us in let us stay in the "round room" upstairs. We hated to leave the next morning.
It is the most unique place I have ever been. My family likes it so much that we go there practically every weekend from the end of May to the end of September. The lodge was built in 1900 and is furnished with antique furniture and indian artifacts. The gift shop is also one of the best I have ever seen. It has something for everyone from toys for 50 cents to beautiful jewelry for the adults...it has everything and is so reasonably priced. Barbara Tripp and her staff are wonderful. They make everyone feel like a member of their family. It is located on the Platte River in a beautiful setting. Great place for children and adults.!
My family goes here every summer. The kids love how the bluejays swoop down from the trees and grab the peanuts off the porch just inches away from them. The squirrels are also pretty well adapted to humans. The gift shop is not what you would expect - it's quaint, hand selected antiques and objects that the owner has collected herself, not a bunch of commercial junk. We can't wait to go back!