Friday Favorites: We're Hooked on Taylor River Lodge
Top notch trout fishing, sleep-away camp feel (minus the homesickness)
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.
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.
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.