How close is the nearest
convenience store? At the middle section of the Eleven Mile
Reservoir, approximately 5 minutes from the lodge. 11
Mile General Store
Where is the closest town for major
groceries, shopping, dining, gifts etc?
Woodland Park is
located approximately 30 minutes from the lodge on Hwy 24. Woodland Park is
a mid-size town, with doctors, emergency clinics, veterinary care , major
grocery chains, hardware stores, gift shops, restaurants and more. Scattered
between Lake George and Woodland Park is the towns of Divide (large general
store and several shops) and Florissant offering convenience stores, gas,
trading posts and small gift shops.
The lodge is located "off the
electrical grid", exactly what does that mean for us as renters?
The lodge makes it's own electricity via solar panels, and wind turbines.
For the most part, these two avenues create enough electricity to run the
lodge. However, during lengthy periods of overcast days and low wind times,
the automatic propane generator would kick in to replenish power reserves.
You will probably never know that this happened. You will have non
interrupted electrical supply just like any other house. The
Power Source is located in the rear of the lodge away from main outdoor
What if we should have
questions while we are staying at the lodge, who should we call?
We have professional property managers who live close by in our
neighboring town Hartsel. They are quite efficient and can answer all
your questions, and will take care of any needs that may arise in a timely
What do we do with our
garbage? The lodge has provided you
with two animal proof trash barrels. Trash removal will be provided for you
every three days on extended stays.
What type of pet facility do you
have? Located in the rear of the lodge is a
huge dog kennel, suitable for larger dogs. We highly recommend you do not
bring small pets and leave them unattended outside. There is abundant
wildlife in the area, including coyotes, and the safety of your pet is an
issue. The dog kennel is not suitable for small dogs. View
What type of weather can we expect
and what clothing would be suitable for the summertime? The
lodge is at an elevation of 8,600 ft, with open vistas surrounding the 35
acre property. Summer time is a great time in South Park!! Mornings are
usually sunny and warm, and a great time to be outdoors. At times in the
afternoon the wind can pick up quickly, and caution should be taken on the
water to get to the safety of the shore if this should happen. Light weight
clothing, shorts etc. would be suitable for the days, as it can get quite
warm at times. By nightfall, you will need a lightweight jacket and long
pants of some sort. As there are no buildings or concrete like in the city
to hold in the heat of the day, nightfall gets cool, even in the middle of
the summer! With our huge wrap around deck, there is always someplace
relaxing to sit whether you want to take a suntan, or sit under cover, there
is plenty of patio chairs and loungers for your comfort. Lake
Where can we rent a boat or boat
slip, or hire a guide for trolling on the lake? 11
Mile Marina. The marina offers boat rental, boat slips, complete
outfitting and professional guide services. 11 Mile Sports and Marina is
located just opposite the ranger station for Eleven
Mile State Park, approximately six minutes from the lodge.
Where can we fly fish?
Directly in front of the lodge is an access to the South Platte River, also
known as the Dream Stream. This part of the the river is designated Gold
Medal Waters. See our "Guided Fly
Fishing Page" to view fish caught on this river. The size of
the trout that can be caught on the Dream Stream is incredible!
you should have any additional questions not addressed on this page,
feel free to call us at any time. Phone : 954-873-8391