WOW! This place was the getaway of my dreams. Those pictures you save on Pinterest for your perfect mountain lodge? This is it.
For starters... the view. This place is surrounded with the most beautiful scenery. The mountains and trees are absolutely breathtaking. All of the rooms have a view. The rooms are also super clean and comfy (some have UGG bedspreads that were amazing!!) bathrooms are modern and well kept. Some of the rooms had TV's-honestly you don't need them. Unplug yourself from technology and enjoy who you're with and where you are. My fiancé and I stayed in the alpine suit in the lowest level of the house which includes a nice bathroom, a kitchenette, comfortable little living/sitting area, amazing bed, and has a door to walk outside with a little place to sit around a fire. This room is all by itself downstairs which I enjoyed. I liked feeling secluded and cuddled up. Paula and Taylor gave us a tour of the other rooms and you wouldn't be let down with a single one of them. The views were better upstairs!
Next, the FOOD. Some of the best meals I've had! We were greeted for a friendly good morning with a fruit parfait waiting for us before the rest of the food was served. I'm almost at a loss for words to describe how good the food is. Both breakfast and dinner are extremely romantic and you receive more than enough for your appetite. There were moments I wished my stomach could handle more because I didn't want to stop eating. I highly recommend the happy hour with a glass of wine and small appetizers then the candlelit dinner. Simply and perfectly romantic. The service is prompt and friendly. You are treated very highly at this place.
The lodge has recently come under new ownership. Although I had never been before the new owners arrived, they are undoubtedly doing an amazing job. They are some of the most considerate, friendly, and accommodating people. Paula, the part owner/chef could be in a 5 star restaurant. Between her and her husband Taylor- wow. The combination of the two with their service is unmatched. They will take care of you. You feel welcome and at ease with them. Some of the nicest people I've ever met.
There are plenty of hiking/atv trails around. Honestly, all I wanted to do was stare at the mountains surrounding me. There was a lot of snow that came down during my stay and I didn't bring the necessary warm clothing to be able to go out and hike. I comfortably stayed inside. Right now they are decorated for Christmas and it's beyond perfect!!
The only other recommendation I have for people planning to come here is to drink LOTS of water. You're pretty high in elevation. 10,500 ft I believe. Be patient with the bodily adjustment that has to be made! Totally worth it. I promise. If you're wanting a romantic getaway in the mountains, this is the place to go.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled 10,500 feet among the Rocky Mountains, The Silver Lake Lodge is both a soothing retreat and home base for authentic Colorado adventures. Blending rustic ambiance with luxurious amenities, the guest rooms are as well-appointed as they are cozy. Each of the seven inviting rooms has a unique theme, vaulted ceiling, and private bath. Prices range from $169 - $229 per night. ... more less
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