The Lodge & Game Room
Families come together at the end of the day to cozy up to the fireplace and share photos of the the catch of the day, or listen to the kids tell of their adventures learning to ride. With a classic western bar, game table room, and reception area for the fishing guides, it offers a chance to come together comfortably any time of the day.
Maude’s Bar and Deck
Classic and authentic, Maude’s Bar in the Lodge is fully stocked with premium liquors, small batch spirits, great beers, and locally crafted brews. Named after the Leavell family’s best-loved Longhorn, Maude’s is the favorite gathering spot for fishing tales and new friends at the end of the day.
Sample Colorado favorites like a chilled Sauvignon Blanc by master winemaker Ben Parsons of Infinite Monkey Theorem, or Leopold Brothers Gin and Silver Tree Vodka distilled in Denver, Colorado. Or, if you’re a fan of craft brews, try a Trashy Blonde Ale by Three Barrel Brewery from Del Norte here in the San Luis Valley.
Join us early Monday evenings for our welcoming Cocktail Party hosted by ranch managers, Aaron and Robin Christensen. Enjoy your favorite cocktail or a glass of wine while sitting around the fire on the deck outside Maude’s Bar. With the sun setting over the Goose Creek Valley you can take a buggy-ride with head wrangler, Damon Gibbons, as he gives you a tour around the compound in our beautifully restored antique surrey with the fringe on top.
The Palmer House Recreation Room and Studio
In addition to the game room in the Lodge, the Ranch also enjoys the added space of the Palmer House for fun and games. If you’re looking for a place to show your skills at ping pong, foosball, or pool, the Palmer House is the place to meet for friendly competition. Rich in history, this building was constructed in the early 1900s as place for musical entertainment, dancing, and billiards. Today the Palmer House is a favorite of guests during our traditional weeks, but during our specialty weeks it is transformed into a beautiful artist’s studio. Then game tables are exchanged for worktables, and artists or photographers have a beautiful space overlooking valley in which to work with some of the finest educators and professionals in their fields.