After downing a hearty meal (we even got to see a challenger attempting the 72 oz. steak) we were all set for the rest of our drive to Colorado, and we thoroughly enjoyed the scenic views! We pulled into The Outlook Lodge as the sun was setting and were stunned by the surrounding beautiful mountains, and the sweet lake and gazebo at the center of town. A wraparound porch greeted us, complete with rocking chairs to enjoy the breathtaking views and fresh mountain air. We entered into the main house to nestle into our two rooms. The Room 2 Family Suite is upstairs, and the Room 1 Deluxe Suite is downstairs. The Family Suite has a living/game room with an attached sunroom, with serene views of the pine and aspen trees that surround the property – a perfect spot for a nap, or place to snuggle in with a good book! There are also two bedrooms with bunk beds and flat screens in each bed, including DVD players, which was a huge hit with the kids when we enforced “nap time.” The Family Suite also has a master bedroom and gorgeous master bathroom with a glass shower, and an additional bathroom with a tub and shower for the kids to share. The Deluxe Suite has a living room, complete with a bay window and an attached master bedroom and bath. Downstairs there is a spacious living room surrounded by bay windows, and a dining room for 8 – perfect cozy spaces for our large group to enjoy all week!
Our last night concluded with more fun around the fire circle. The kids even created a special performance for us about our trip, and “cave bacon” made the cut. One last dip in the hot tub, and we were so sad to acknowledge the end was in sight for our magical trip.
I highly recommend The Outlook Lodge for family fun, or even a romantic couple’s escape. The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful, yet you feel like you have the whole place to yourself. Whether you’re in need of adventure, or complete rest and relaxation, this is THE place to stay. And it was the BEST way to kick off the new year! Who knows, this may become our annual tradition!