Friday Favorites: We're Hooked on Taylor River Lodge

Top notch trout fishing, sleep-away camp feel (minus the homesickness)

photo credit Eleven Experience

photo credit Eleven Experience

Blue sky, emerald green pine trees, and granite cliffs are the backdrop for all of your adventures at Taylor River Lodge. Formerly a general store for fishing and tackle, the property has been transformed into a secluded, eight-cabin retreat open from late May through mid-October. The off-the-grid location deep in Colorado’s Taylor Canyon is the perfect setting for friends, families, and corporate groups to unplug and reconnect. Fishing is at the heart of the experience, with a stocked trout pond and a mile stretch of semi-private river steps from the cabins, and the Gunnison River minutes away for float trips. The surrounding mountains offer rugged single track and scenic hiking trails, and the on-site, rock climbing wall, archery, and hatchet throwing area make for good, wholesome fun. After a day outdoors, steam and soak in the Bathhouse or cozy up in the main lodge with a good book. Evenings take on a campfire vibe with stargazing and s’mores around the communal fire pit.


Extra! Extra!

The hotel’s generous all-inclusive rates include guided activities such as BB-gun shooting, white-water river-rafting, hiking, biking, and all your food and drink. Even the minibars deserve a shout out—free to enjoy and stocked with chocolate-coated pretzels, dried mangoes, coconut water, and delicious wines.


Packing tip

The great outdoors will feel that much greater if you remember the following: polarized sunglasses for fishing trips, bug repellent and bite cream, a sun hat, and rain gear.