Trappers Lake Lodge & Resort
Trappers Lake Lodge (TLL) is a once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase one of the most exclusive guest ranches in Colorado. Situated on 11.4 acres of permitted Forest Service land, a top the renowned White River National Forest Flat Tops Wilderness, the area is known throughout the Rocky Mountains for its unparalleled beauty and seclusion. Acknowledged by the Denver Post, Colorado Springs Gazette, 5280 Magazine and many more as one of the top guest ranches in Colorado, TLL offers Colorados best recreational activities in one of the most beautiful places in the world. TLL began as a guest ranch in the late 1800s when William L. Pattison discovered the area and learned early on that money could be made from a variety of outdoor activities unique to the region. Since then, Trappers owners have come and gone, but the land and natural beauty has remained. Now Trappers is awaiting its next owner to write their own story in the long history of Trappers Lake Lodge. Located between Steamboat Springs, Meeker and Glenwood Springs the area is very desirable for outdoor activities. This country, known as the White River National Forest and Flat Tops Wilderness, is comprised of 245,000 acres. High mountain lakes, aspen groves and wildlife embody this region guaranteeing a great time in the outdoors.TLL has utilized its surroundings to produce a revitalizing guest ranch experience, where all worries disappear. Situated at the base of Trappers Lake and along the tail waters of the White River, this popular guest ranch is comprised of 15 guest cabins, a main lodge, full service restaurant, bar, gift store, bath house, bunk house and barn with tack room along with 6 wilderness camps. Rustically relaxing, these amenities result in a great home base to recharge and reconnect with what really matters a cold beer, warm fire, delicious home cooking, and more than a few fish tales. Outside camp, TLL has a large variety of outdoor activities to indulge in. Experiences consist of family vacations, reunions, weddings, corporate retreats, weekend getaways with a focus on fly fishing, horseback rides, paddling, hunting, hiking, and adventure wilderness camps. Trappers Lake is a productive natural hatchery for cutthroat. An easy half mile walk out the backdoor of the lodge, the lake nestles in at 9,700ft in elevation and is approximately 325 surface acres in size. The lake produces up to 18in brook trout and 25in cutthroats, and will catch the eye of any angler, kayaker or paddle boarder. Trappers Lake also offers guided and non-guided hunts for elk and mule deer. Hunters can stay in the cabins or have the choice to stay at one of the 6 drop camps. Home to the largest elk herd in the state, hunters have very good chances of harvesting an animal. With the largest outfitting permit area in the region, the opportunity to grow this sector of the business is very obtainable. TLL currently boards 25 horses in the summer but has the capacity to board up to 50 horses at a time. Including all pack, saddle and riding equipment. Whether you are packing into one of the adventure camps or just taking a beginner loop around the lake, your heart will fill with joy as you take in the beautiful scenery. Trappers Lake Lodge has it all, but that doesn't mean there isn't room for growth! The Fishing/hunting/ snowmobiling revenue is waiting to be exploited to their full potential, making Trappers a very attractive investment. TLL is being sold turnkey, which includes all the furnishings and equipment currently used for operations. Whether you are an individual looking for a change in lifestyle, or a group of investors looking to diversify your business portfolio, this truly is a once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase a profitable guest ranch in the one of the most beautiful places in the world.