Friday, September 30, 2011

Meeker Park Lodge, Allenspark, CO

We stayed here for my daughters wedding over July 4th weekend 2011. They have a lodge and many cabins.  We had a cabin and our son and family stayed in the lodge.  

Allenspark is about 20 miles south of Estes Park on the east side of Meeker Peak and Long's Peak very close to the Wild Basin entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park.

After the wedding 5 of us went for a horseback ride through the forest. 

Looks like they used local wood for the building including these gnarled logs for the stair railings. Lots of chipmunks were scurrying around on the front porch. 

There is a rec hall where the wedding couple had a pre -wedding BBQ for everyone the night before the wedding.
Our cabin "The Nest House" - isn't it adorable?!!

Real working fireplace with stacked wood outside.
It was a real log cabin with knotty pine furniture.

And over the fireplaces is this painting of the cabin.

Meeker Lodge is only open from Memorial Day to Labor Day and is run by a family.  They are all wonderful and so friendly.  

We hope to return one day, just for a vacation and to stay away from the crowded, tourist mecca of Estes Park.

1 comment:

Russ said...

What a great place. I am jealous. I haven't been horseback riding in a long time. You would have a great time on vacation also.