We were in Marble to shoot the Crystal Mill. Arrived late in the afternoon and after abandoning to try out the 4WD road we decided it best to get a place and try the drive to the mill the next day. The Beaver Lake Lodge was the first and only place we came out to and they had one room left. The price was $85 per night for one night but there was either a surcharge for one night or just stay a second night. We really liked the town of marble and we called the front desk lady from the bar and elected to stay a second night. Whoo-Hoo!!
We actually stayed in 2 different rooms (our choice be cause we needed a ground floor to re organize all our belongings) Both rooms were spacious, had kitchenettes and were very homey. They have coffee machines but I was lucky I carry my own coffee with me as they were out. They only accept cash or check for payment and told me I could send a check when I got back to San Diego. OMG, are you kidding? They are very trusting. When I told my wife she mentioned that she happened to have her checkbook so we wrote one immediately. I would have drove to Carbondale the next day to get the cash if she had not had the checkbook with her, but I really appreciate the trust.
Anyhow, for a small town you cant go wrong here. There is also a few places to go besides the mill. Just wish I would have made it to the quarry :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- One could describe the historic Beaver Lake Lodge and Cabins as being at the far side of the town of Marble, Colorado . However, in a town the size of Marble (pop.85,) it is more precise to say that the historic Beaver Lake Lodge IS the far side of the town of Marble.Our 5 cabins were home to quarry workers a century ago. The cabins have been newly updated without sacrificing their vintage character. Each cabin is unique, but all have porches, hardwood floors, log beds, handmade quilts, baths, kitchens and charcoal grills. Cabin rates are $79-$109 per night. Around the cabins and among the spruce and aspen trees are campfire rings, picnic tables, barbecues, and a hefty marmot that lives under the wooden boardwalk and pops up to check on our guests. The lodge was once East Marble's school house, built in the late 1800s. Over the years it has been added onto and transformed into the town's meeting hall, a bait and tackle shop, a restaurant, and since the mid 1950s, a lodge. The rooms in the lodge have been newly renovated. In contrast to the more rustic cabins, the lodge rooms have a Country Inn appeal: antiques, down comforters, matelasse coverlets, vintage-style wallpaper and poster beds. The lodge rooms are equipped with full baths and kitchenettes (one having a full kitchen), and each lodge room is accessed from an outside lodge porch. Summer is our gilded season, when visitors swell Marble into a mountain leisure park. There is no golf, no tennis, no scuba diving - but there are fishing holes, river rafting, lake activities, horse rides and pack trips, hiking and biking trails, wildlife, jeeping, magnificent waterfalls, and relics of our rich mining culture to be discovered. In the fall we get 'leaf peepers' and hunters. In the winter we are covered in snow, and enjoy nordic skiing, sledding, ice skating and snow mobiling. ... more less