To call the Meadowview Mountain Lodge a log cabin would be a gross understatement. This is a great mountain lodge that has it all.
Our family stayed at this property for family reunion gathering with 30+ people. With seven bathrooms, many guest rooms, bunk rooms, two kitchens, great room in basement with projection TV and large kitchen and eating areas it can comfortably handle large groups. The furnishings and finishes are first-class and would appeal to the most discerning guests.
The surrounding area has the Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand Lake, hiking trails, and 100s of miles of snowmobile trails. It is secluded and perfect for a private location to host a large group.
R&A (San Diego, CA)
The Meadowview Mountain Lodge has been our favorite place to visit as an extended family for more than a decade. It has been a place of refuge and quiet. It truly is a place to “get away from it all.” The setting is unrivaled: clear views across the meadow to Rocky Mountain National Park and the solitude of a place on the narrowest strip of private land with the park on one side and national forest on the other. The locale is breathtaking in all seasons of the year.
We love to sit for long periods of time, looking, watching, and waiting, from the windows of the great room or from the deck. Waiting for what? Waiting for elk or moose to walk across the meadow, waiting for a fox to hunt its prey two feet deep in the snow, or just waiting for nothing as time passes slowly yet fulfillingly. One can sit for hours and hear only the sounds of nature.
In the years we have been at the lodge we have enjoyed just about every activity one can imagine: hiking on the property, in the national forest to the west, or in Rocky Mountain National Park, walks along the road, mountain biking, swimming, boating at Grand Lake and Shadow Mountain, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, skiing and tubing at nearby Winter Park. Our family, ranging from toddlers to grandparents have spent joyful hours simply sledding or snowboarding down the driveway or the slopes next to the lodge.
When the sun goes down and the temperatures drop, the fun continues indoors. Late night ping pong tournaments, pool, foosball, shuffleboard, cards, puzzles, games, reading, movies. Sometimes we are all together in one room and other times, the extended families can be found on all levels and rooms of the lodge.
Given all the wonderful things afforded by the incomparable surroundings and the endless outside and indoor activities, the best thing about the lodge is the bonding of family. We can be as active as we want to be or be relaxed and quiet. Some of our best family memories and stories have been at the lodge. It is a place we can go to spend time together without the distractions of the outside world. I am always a little sad to leave; rejuvenated, but wishing I could stay longer.
R. and O. Families (Utah)
Our stay at Meadowview in June of 2013 was remarkable. Eight family members (immediate and extended) came to stay at what we expected to be a large mountain “cabin.” It turned out to be a beautiful, spacious, awe-inspiring retreat with all the amenities you could ever think to ask for, plus a beautiful view of a private pond and huge meadow. We enjoyed meals on the porch while spotting bald eagles in the pines and elk and moose lazily grazing right in front of us. More than once, a young moose came by to watch us fishing in the pond, or maybe he was there to watch the fish jump as the pond was very-well stocked.
The pond was especially attractive to our 15-year-old nephew. None of us were catching anything on the first couple of tries. He took it as a personal challenge and rose before dawn every morning after to cast in his line. We could tell these mornings alone at the pond were special to him. He was met with success and supplied us with some delicious trout to grill.
We also enjoyed strolling around town, visiting a couple of the local restaurants and stores, and boating and fishing on Grand Lake, but the best part of the trip was being able to get away to this glorious property with our loved ones and feel so separated from the rest of the world. One of our sons, who came for just a few days, told us that if he had known how wonderful the setting and accommodations were ahead of time, he would have planned to stay longer. This would be a perfect spot for a family reunion or other type of retreat. You really could not find a more peaceful or beautiful spot.
Gary & Deborah Sc. (La Canada, CA)
We recently booked our family reunion at the Meadowview lodge and it was absolutely perfect! It’s hard to find a place to accommodate such a large group, but this place slept everyone comfortably and there was plenty of space for the whole group to gather.
Our kids loved swimming in the pond, hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park, quick trips to town for ice cream, boating on Grand Lake and settling down for a movie at night in the basement theater room. But, hands down, their best memories are sitting around the fire pit with the whole family, roasting hot dogs and marshmallows and telling funny stories.
As adults, meal preparation was part of the fun! The kitchen at Meadowview was huge and better equipped than our own. Feeding a large crowd was no problem and there was enough seating that everyone had a place at a table. Clean up was a breeze with two dishwashers and two large sinks.
Last, but not least, a trip to the Meadowview lodge might be worth it for the showers alone. The water pressure and hardware combined make showering a spa-like experience. It’s hard to explain, but once you’ve showered there, you’ll know what we mean. Best. Showers. Ever.
Meadowview was awesome and we would highly recommend it.
Tom & Shelley Sto. (Highlands Ranch, CO)