We cannot get enough of Westcliffe. You will love it too. The perfect retreat or family reunion site. Plenty to do but few electronic distractions. The Colorado of fifty years ago. [ 2016 Highest Rating plus Best Value for a Quality 7 Bedroom Home only 1.5 hours from Colorado Springs International Airport ] A Lake Paradise - 300' of private property on Lake DeWeese Wildlife Refuge. Three acres with a beautiful year-round lake. A relaxing private sanctuary intended for guests that are looking for a unique retreat in the Sangre de Christo Valley . A place for rest, rejuvenation and discovery. About 1.5 hours from Colorado Springs, Colorado, yet worlds away. Though your surroundings are authentically rustic, there's no need to rough it: you'll find everything you need in the main house. A wonderful combination of comfortable furnishings, location, views and appliances. PLEASE READ: THIS IS A WILDLIFE REFUGE, A SCENIC BYWAY, A BIRD FLYOVER AND ONE OF THE BEST FISHING SPOTS IN COLORADO. We do NOT use pesticides of ANY kind. There will be insects-fish and birds rely on them. There will be dust, this is a ranching valley with dirt roads. If you want a hotel or resort experience, please DO NOT come here. We cannot sanitize or give you Disneyland. Perched on a sunny lakeside, a pristine sanctuary to renew the spirit and refresh the senses. Wander and explore the lovely shore and you’ll feel the splendor of simpler times. Meditate in the fresh mountain air and the beautiful ambiance of the lake landscape. Relax in a comfortable handcrafted home. You’ll find a wide selection of movies and DVD's, dozens of inviting books and a cozy, peaceful place just for you. Handcrafted in 2010 this custom home is comfortably appointed with antiques and modern amenities. Upon entering the lodge, before you is the great room, which is surrounded by windows and decks that brighten the entire area and offer spectacular views. The dining area seats twelve with additional seating at the breakfast bar for five. There are also two picnic tables down at the lake and there are tables on the deck for 10+. The kitchen island is centrally located in the house with vaulted ceilings and lots of handcrafted character. A great place to enjoy cooking in an open floor plan to the living room and loft. The Master bedroom has a King bed and en suite bathroom, the second bedroom and third bedrooms share a Jack and Jill bath between them. The loft is a natural kids' clubhouse. Four downstairs bedrooms have 4 Queens and individual baths. One of these also has a kitchenette and a twin bed within. (New: Tower with four stories available for separate rental. There are over 800 sq. ft. of deck wrapped with inspiring mountain views and lake views. . Bob crane and Hootie the owl fly by often.) Best Location on this Lake! The Sangre de Christo Valley and the Lake DeWeese Wildlife Refuge still retain a free flowing character and outstanding natural values. Sparkling waters, scenic verdant meadows, rich riparian habitat, and thick forests of pine, cottonwood, and aspen offer an outdoor recreation mecca for hikers, bicyclists and fishermen. Perfect place to reconnect with family and friends in a green mountain and valley wilderness. Come and surround yourself with the natural beauty and privacy of our end of the lake where only three houses sit on the shoreline. Give yourself time for writing and hiking, painting and reading and stargazing in this peaceful sanctuary. Sit back and take delight in the breath-taking view from the deck as the sun sets and listen to the soothing sounds of nature. Birdwatchers often spot owls, herons, ducks, woodpeckers, hawks and geese. This is a quality rental for families, perfect for family reunions and retreats. THIS is like a rustic mountain lodge. It is not a sterile hotel. RESTRICTIONS: We only rent to responsible people. It’s NOT a party house. No smoking, no firearms, no pets, no boomboxes. Please respect our neighbors, NO music or noise outdoors after 9 pm. No activities that would prevent others ability to enjoy their nights peacefully - *Please Note: Hackers are at work invading VRBO websites AND GOT TO OURS: To speak to us, please call us at 719-339-4221. DO NOT SEND MONEY BY WIRE TRANSFER TO POLAND OR ANY FOREIGN COUNTRY. NOW FOR MORE ABOUT OUR SPECTACULAR LODGE and Westcliffe: Westcliffe has a local theater, outdoor plays and has a spectacular bowling alley for fun group activities, but it is the great outdoors that is the attraction at Westcliffe. The lake has some of the best fishing for 5 types of fish in Colorado. (Bass, Trout, Sturgeon) Imagine waking up on a still morning-your only neighbors are the fishermen on the opposite shore of the glassy lake. There is absolute peace. You pour yourself a hot cup of coffee and sit on the veranda watching the birds gathering their daily needs. The pelicans are fishing. The Canadian geese hug the shoreline. The swallows are swooping for water. The hummingbirds are buzzing the flowers. As the house starts to stir, you step inside to start breakfast. For 2017 the rates for 2016 are still in effect. If you have a smaller family, please be aware of our abillity to accommodate smaller groups. You are welcome to call if you are interested & we can explain the whole thing. Location: Westcliffe, South Central, Colorado, USA (75 minutes from Colorado Springs along the Sangre de Cristo mountains) Accommodations: On the Lake: *****2 open acres Lakeside, Lodge-7 bedrooms + 6 Baths. Includes *****additional recreation hall , tables, chairs and 2 sofas in front of the rec hall tv. *****8 person separate Hot Tub Room and *****Pool House with covered sunbathing deck and barbecue. *****Use of canoes and paddle boats and kayaks. ***Additional 4-story Tower. Full decks on all four floors. Available for an extra rate. Our high season summer rates work out to about $100 per bedroom per night. Think carefully about the value this provides and the affordability for large groups. Don't miss the spectacular late summer, fall colors and low rates. Especially if you are a fisherman, you will love this time of year. Westcliffe is a sleepy Colorado mountain town. The valley is famous for its cattle ranches. Increasingly, we have charming Amish buggies on the roads driven by families who have moved into the valley because of its fertile fields and wide-open spaces. If you really want a vacation/ a stress-reliever/ a family reunion of reuniting/ a conference of concentration-this is the place. Best of all, no huge credit card bills when you get home. ICE FISHERMEN! This is Nirvana. Your ice hut is a mansion. Rent a lakeside lodge in the beautiful Westcliffe Valley ringed by the Sangre de Christo Mountains of Colorado. This well-appointed lodge will become yours for any type of group gathering, family reunion, corporate retreat or destination wedding. A great value and affordable gathering place for any type of event. Lakeside Lodge consists of Main Lodge, Lakeside Meeting/Recreation Room, Campfire Bowl and Lakeside Recreation Hall, Pool Room and Hot Tub Room with direct views of the 10 miles of shoreline and views of the the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range. Includes covered outdoor deck, picnic area, outdoor campfire bowl, game and meating room, media room and game tables in Lakeside Meeting/Recreation Room. 8-person glass -enclosed hot tub at the Conference Center and a glass enclosed outdoor plunge pool and deck with event grill for outdoor patio meals. The pool is currently heated in summer. With houses scattered in the distance, our lodge is one of only three properties with lakeside ownership on our end of the lake. Therefore, the shoreline is very quiet and there is lots of open space. Amenities:The Main Lodge: Upper level: Master with en suite bath, two bedrooms with shared bath, great room, kitchen, dining room and loft for kids to have their own clubhouse-like level open to the main living room below so that they can hear you but have their own space. Included in the main lodge upper level are a large vintage saloon bar and stools facing the kitchen, parlor dining table, large screen TV, fully appointed kitchen, great room with fireplace and overstuffed leather couches, decorated with antiques. The huge covered deck has 4 sets of French doors leading from the upper level rooms & runs along the length of the lodge, contains outdoor tables & a dinner bell, & affords views of the mountains, lake, sunrise, and sunset. Downstairs: 3 Queen Bedrooms with en suite, 1 Bedroom with queen & twin & kitchenette. Rec Hall has ping pong game tables and media room Tower four floors of incredible 360 degree views is available to rent if you need extra sleeping space.