The Lodge at Spruce Creek, located in Rifle, Colorado is a sprawling and visually stunning structure. It is a cutting edge ‘home away from home’ with rustic accents and architectural details, yet anticipates the needs of those requesting finer accommodations. It is truly one of a kind.
Each of the four bedrooms and four baths is unique in and of themselves. They all have vaulted 17-foot ceilings, multi-colored Indian Slate showers with 48 individual body sprays and the finest linens, 600 thread count sheets and plush down comforters. Some rooms have a Kohler soaker tub, or a three-foot deep copper slipper tub, a waterfall shower and individual decks. Each room has been trimmed out in natural barn wood. This includes the sliding bathroom barn doors, and the vanities upon which ultra contemporary fixtures such as vessel sinks and wall mounted faucets reside. The massive furniture in the rooms is dwarfed by their size, especially the Room #1 that has it’s own deck facing the Bookcliffs and a leather loveseat in front of it’s contemporary gas fireplace.
The Library/Conference room has been designed to anticipate the needs of today’s cyber meetings along with being perfectly intimate for a confidential fireside chat or a relaxing evening in the parlor to listen to the old 1900’s pristine piano from the Delany estate.
The grand Lobby is paved with 2-foot wide Indian Slate tile and it’s rusted tin ceiling soars 30 feet above your head. A curved, custom built on site, staircase hugs the massive 30-foot entry wall which is decorated with four, fifteen foot tall, wooden sconces along with a gigantic wooden chandelier made from a steel wheel mold from the Stearns Roger’s iron age. Imported New York barn wood frames out the fireplace in the entryway and beckons you into the Great Room.
The Great Room has a 30-foot fireplace that is dwarfed by the size of the 1,800 square foot room. The hand hewn rustic fireplace seems typical until you stand next to and realize how massive it is. Both the mantle and hearth have each been built out of a single piece of lumber. The high-polish floors resemble a large slab of granite and the configurations of the contemporary style mountain leather couches, love seats and chairs allow for different groupings and privacy. On cold winter nights you can watch both the oversized fire flicker and the 47” TV. The Great Room also has a 20-foot bar with 14 bar stools, which, is designed as both a relaxing beverage area or as a breakfast buffet. Central to one seating area is the oversized, turn of the Century, Favorite Base Burner Coal/Wood Stove. The massive distressed dining table, which sits in a room all to itself, adjacent to the Great Room, has picture window views of the Bookcliffs and seats 14. It is perfect for the formal dinner setting, but with a quick change in table décor it is perfect for a relaxed raucous family style dinner scene.
The custom cutting edge design of the kitchen, has 10 feet of floor-to-ceiling cabinets and allows for 2 French refrigerators, 2 ultra quiet dishwashers, a deep base stainless steel kitchen sink along with a vegetable sink and a carving sink. The Viking stove with a griddle and a grill sits conveniently in the middle kitchen island.
Downstairs you will find a Saloon that seems like it has been uprooted from a Western movie set. The several slant roofs that cover the doors mimicking an Old West town definitely make you feel like you have been herded into a different place and time. Although definitely constructed to be upscale in design, it also has antique elements such as; the hutch of the bar was handcrafted out of the side rails of our ancestor’s old grain truck. In fact, most of the décor has also been rummaged and collected from the homestead itself over the years. The Saloon is full of Western history, but you’re welcome to create some lore of your own.
Also if it is movies, or the big game that you are wanting to watch…there is the 55″ 3D LG LED TV. Just put on your 3D glasses and lose yourself in the action! Or you can challenge each other to a board game or a game of table tennis in the game room (don’t worry it’s virtually sound proof) so you can’t hear the cheers even when you are in the Saloon.
“We are so happy we were able to spend our family vacation at the Lodge. It was more wonderful than we could have imagined! Lots of options of things to do in a serene, relaxing environment with all the amenities. The food was fantastic and we really appreciate being so well cared for. Thanks for the amazing hospitality and a memorable vacation.” Mary B. – Livermore, CA
“Thank you so much for a lovely stay. Time flies when you’re having fun! We feel like we just go here and now it’s time to go. We loved hanging out with your horses, hearing stories from your family history and gazing out on the beautiful Colorado mountain scape. We wouldn’t change a single thing about our time here…except maybe staying longer :).” Aaron B. & Jenny W. – Oakland, CA