Spring has started on the calendar and the beautiful snow is melting. I’m still XC skiing but the days are numbered. Powderhorn hadn’t started mountain biking yet (would be a muddy disaster) and the trails are snow covered but give it a few more weeks. This year (drum tool please) we’re adding a canoe for our renters (to use with a signed release and life jackets)! You’ll be able to paddle and fish some of the best places anywhere! Remember the sun is very strong and the water is freezing cold so use protection and your vest at all times! You can become hypothermic in a matter of seconds in the water so please please please be careful! Bring a fishing pole or buy a cheap one at Wally World and get some bait! There are some lake monsters up here and trust me-you haven’t had fish till you’ve eaten what you caught and cooked the same day!
Here is a place you can get away from Covid-19 or anything else! We have adopted the use of safer and more effective disinfectants for all cleaning, and staying aware of irritants as well, for us and our guests. Spend your days hiking across the pristine wilderness of the Grand Mesa (or any other activity you desire). We haven't gotten out of this Covid mess yet, but you can marvel at the beautiful scenery that exists all over the Grand mesa
Lazy Moose Lodge is a cozy cabin tucked into the side of the beautiful Grand Mesa - minutes from Powderhorn Skiing in the winter and challenging mountain biking in the summer. Grand Mesa National Forest is 1 mile away with 800 sq. miles of fishing, hiking, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, ATV trails, mountain biking trails and every outdoor activity you can think of!
The house is a 1550 sq foot home with full kitchen, wood burning stove, baseboard heat, ceiling fans and views that will stop you in your tracks. There are 2 loft bedrooms, pull out sofa in the LR and 2 bedrooms downstairs. Currently sleeps 6 comfortably. Large screen TV and wifi are present although the connection is variable, so come prepared to unwind. We provide 3 sets of XC skis (175,180 and 190 cms skis with NNN bindings available with advance notice) and 4 prs of snow shoes for you to enjoy while here! You will need to rent boots with NNN bindings (and maybe some padded shorts if you’re new to the sport) to make full use of the skis.
This is a non smoking, drug free, cabin. Your visit will be terminated and security fees forfeited. This includes cannabis as well as illegal drugs. If you must smoke we strongly encourage you to stay at another facility ( sorry owner is extremely allergic and can barely handle the wood stove). If you are recovering from, or think you have Covid 19, please stay at a much lower elevation. Oxygen is a bit more scarce up here and its tougher for emergency crews to get up here to help you out. Air medical transport is very expensive (trust me I did it for a living) and you won't be enjoying the view strapped down on a stretcher. Please be safe.
We are not equipped for wheelchairs/walkers since there are multiple stairs and the bathroom is not very large (a second bathroom may be in the plans for downstairs). We have wifi, big screen tv with satellite service, a wood stove, electric baseboard heat, ceiling fan, and many more amenities! We have a cistern (1,000 gallon tank) for water for bathing and cooking. We encourage you to drink bottled water for your visit since our water is very hard and will taste metallic to you.
Th to altitude ( a good excuse to be lazy!) Drink plenty of water and rest as you need to and it will be a snap. Food is available during the day at Powderhorn Ski resort, during ski/mountain bike season. You may also drive 8- 10 minutes down the road to Mesa. The Wagon Wheel Restaurant is a full service restaurant with a variety of options. We now have a part time General Store in Mesa open Wednesday- Sunday. They have coffee, drinks, some fresh vegetables, nice local meats , some camping odds and ends and gifts. Groceries are available at the RV campground as well. The liquor store in town is open as the owner sees fit. Grand Junction or Clifton is a good place to load up on groceries, water, necessities like tp ( due to shortages we are supplying a couple large rolls) or paper towels ( we leave some but you never know) and whatever else you need to make your stay comfortable. Emergency medical care is available in Grand Junction at St. Mary's Medical Center or Community Hospital. Both are about 1 hour away so please call 911 if you need emergency care. There is no gas station in Mesa other than the RV campground just north of Mesa, so be sure to fill up before coming up. We also recommend 4WD or AWD especially in winter. Driving across the Mesa is a beautiful drive in good weather (the road may be closed during snow storms) and you can visit Cedaredge for shopping and dining.
The Grand Mesa is a magical place and we welcome the opportunity for you to spend a few days or weeks to be under its spell. There is plenty of wildlife around from birds, to ermine, marmots, porcupines, deer, elk, bear and moose- be aware please!
We look forward to your visit in this heavenly setting!