There are many ways to experience a mountain vacation. There are those who enjoy the vast views from their luxury hotel room in town, and there are those who’re more interested in roughing it out in the open. There are also the travelers who want a little of both—the comfort of a hotel with the seclusion and wonder only the great outdoors can offer. In the Rocky Mountains, that’s exactly what Workshire Lodge provides.
With 70 years under their belt, Workshire Lodge is a staple destination for Rocky Mountains adventures. Located just over three miles west of Estes Park on the beautiful Fall River, Workshire Lodge takes you away from the tourist bubble and lets you experience a refreshing retreat surrounded by lush forests and rugged landscapes. Their four private acres ensure you have plenty of room to spread out and explore, and their selection of cozy cabins are spread out well so you have all the privacy you’re looking for. Many guests return year after year to the cabin they first stayed at, claiming the home-away-from-home as their own.
And that’s exactly what Workshire strives to achieve—a place where you feel comfortable, safe, and right at home. This is where you can wander around the property, curl up under a large tree and read a good book. Or, you can walk over to the edge of Fall River, dip your toes into the water, and watch as the clouds go by. Teach your kids how to cast their first line, or simply play yard games out on the grounds.
For a little more adventure, you can head into the wondrous Rocky Mountain National Park. The lodge is located a short half-mile from the Fall River entrance! This means you don’t have to fight through the traffic in Estes, and can spend more time exploring instead of being stuck on the road. The park is 415 square miles of incredible mountain terrain, where you can indulge in a variety of outdoor adventures to your heart’s content.
Hiking trails encompass over 300 miles and wind through the hills and wildflowers. Trail Ridge Road is a popular trek, cresting at over 12,000 feet and offering the most spectacular views you might ever find. If that’s not enough, the park is the headwaters for some of the area’s biggest and brightest rivers: the Colorado, Big Thompson, Cache la Poudre, and Fall Rivers. Fishing and whitewater rafting are great ways to experience the waters during your trip.
At the end of the day, return to your cabin, relax on your cozy deck, and stare up into the starry night sky. Workshire Lodge is where you can truly escape the hustle-bustle and enjoy a more natural pace of life. Breathe in the crisp air, bask in the stunning views, and reconnect with family, friends, or your sweetheart. This is a mountain retreat you won’t ever forget!