My wife and I stayed @ the Lane Guest Ranch Aug. 5th thru the 12th, this was our 5th or 6th visit.
Once again, Lloyd Lane and his team did an outstanding job. Maybe the best week yet. We saw all kinds of wildlife thanks to tour guide Clark, a 78 year old gentlemen who on his day off took us up Trail Ridge Road and over to Grand Lake, he bought us lunch, saw tons of elk, we got some excellent pictures. Next day Clark toook us to Brainard Lake and we saw 2 moose, again excelent pictures, then that evening we saw a bear,it pretty darn close. We had lunch @ a place called the Mill Site Inn, must be 100 years old with very good pizza, close to the town of Ward.
Everyone @ the ranch is very outgoing and seem to love their jobs and work together. Sounds corny but it is a family type operation. The food was outstanding every night, prime rib med. rare, blacken halibut, black angus steaks, grilled corn, burgers and hotdogs.
You have the same server everyday, Ashley was ours, very upbeat, a pleasure to be around, Joe also is great.
Taylor and Aaron took us fly fishing on the river, there again on their own time. Taylor took us to Lake Estes, where we caught 6 trout, Aaron cooked them up for us for dinner. We caught them about 5:00PM and by 7:30 we had fresh trout dinner. Aaron does a good job of running the lodge bar in the evening, for a cocktail, wine, beer, and a never ending line for Shirley Temples. (Not to mention he cooks up a great trout)
We had cabin # 8 which overlooks the pool area and is a short walk to the lodge. Some rooms are a little to far of a walk because of health reasons. Not to mention it is pitch black out there @ night, bring a small flashlight light for your walk home. We also had our oun hot tub which is great to sit back in with a glass of wine and se more starts than you have ever seen in your life.
We had great weather, sunshine warm days and cool evenings, perfect, just perfect.
I really do not know how we could have picked a better place to celabrate my wife's 51st Birthday. We have already booked cabin # 8 for next year.
- Also Known As:
- Lane Guest Ranch Hotel Estes Park