Taylor River Lodge
Scale of 90-100
This high-end fly-fishing camp is set on an 8-acre estate a 35-minute drive from the town of Crested Butte. The six one-bedroom log cabins, each of which is named after a trout fly, are decorated with Moroccan rugs, fluffy down comforters, block-printed pillows, antler-framed mirrors and a headboard upholstered with a kilim rug. There are also two large homes, each comprising two suites, bunkrooms, kitchens and fireplaces. All rooms come with lanterns to walk to and from dinner at night but lack phones and TVs. The atmospheric central lounge furnished with leather couches and hickory chairs houses a convivial horseshoe-shaped bar, and the indoor-outdoor restaurant offers multicourse menus that showcase regionally sourced ingredients. The property also has a bathhouse with a saltwater pool and hot tub, a fitness and spa facility, a game cabin, a casting pond stocked with rainbow trout and a mile of semiprivate river for fishing just steps from the cabins. Other activities include guided hikes, archery, rock climbing and float trips on the nearby Gunnison River. This retreat is seasonally open from late May through mid-October.
Read the full review from our editors.
The pond by the lodge that allows anglers to warm up or work on casting techniques before they head to the river.
A dearth of electrical outlets in our otherwise very well-equipped cabins.
Good to Know
There is a bathhouse that boasts a pair of heated pools in which anglers can soak after arduous days on the river. And if they open a garage-like door at one end, they can listen at the same time to the sound of the waters they were just fishing.
Taylor River Lodge Features:
- Children welcome
- Fitness center
- Fly fishing
- Hot tub
Average Mid-High Season Rates (including taxes):
Lowest Rate: Parachute Adams, $1,770; Editor’s Choice: Pale Morning Dun, $1,880.
Learn more about Taylor River Lodge:
In order to offer you the highest level of service, online booking is currently not available. Please call Andrew Harper Travel at (800) 375-4685, or contact the hotel directly, for reservations.