We had trouble and the owners Art and Bonny Wikle were there to help and cared for us in a first rate fashion. The cabins were a taste of history of the old west. Warm and cozy. Even though they were not open for the season as yet they opened a cabin, heated it and opened the bed and used bed warmers as in the old days. What a treat! Art brought his truck and pulled ours off road and Bonny made a meal fit for royalty. We enjoyed all of our time with them they are truly of the old world of service! We exchanged addresses and hopefully we can return here once more as friends not strangers.
The Mendeltna Creek Lodge is run by husband and wife team, Mable and Russ Wimmer. In the summer, I suspect it is a busy campground and R.V. ground, but we stayed there for a long weekend in January. The cabins and bunkhouse are simple (no running water - bathrooms are available in the lodge), but they are warm, clean, dry, and comfortable. The lodge itself is beautiful --- river-rock fireplace, split-log tables, comfortable chairs and couches for curling up with your book. Near the lodge, there are about 50 miles of groomed (by Russ) trails where we went cross-country skiing (classic) that run through the woods and along the Mendeltna Creek all the way to Tazlina Lake. Mabel cooks up awesome food --- organic salads, local free-range eggs, slow-cooked pork verde, killer pizza, etc. There is also a full bar. We ate and drank like kings, skied to our heart's content, and enjoyed the beautiful fireplace in the evenings. The best part -- the entire weekend (including food) was very reasonably priced. This spot is the perfect get-away from someone with an adventurous spirit.