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The Lodges of Oak Creek is a property located in Oak Creek, Colorado. The facility has 11 units in total, with a lodge available for rent as well as a 10-unit motel. The area surrounding the establishment has a multitude of outdoor activities. Many people visit throughout different times of the year to go biking, fishing, hunting, or skiing. With a contactless check-in and check-out, the owners try to make The Lodges of Oak Creek a convenient night stop for people that are visiting the area for any reason. The current owners have owned the grounds since 2018, and the property has provided lodging for about 50 years.
The Lodges of Oak Creek is an establishment that contains a motel and lodge in Oak Creek, Colorado. The lodge is available for guests to rent, and in addition to this, the motel has 10 rooms open as well. The lodge is meant to act as a "home away from home." As such, it includes a full kitchen, which consists of a breakfast nook, along with a dining room and living room. The lodge contains 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. Wi-Fi and cable TV are provided.
The motel has 4 different types of units: 4 of the standard, 2 of the deluxe, 2 of the double kitchenette, and 2 of the king kitchenette. The standard rooms have 2 double beds, a minifridge, coffeemaker, microwave, and TV with cable. The deluxe is the same, except that they also each contain a dining room. The double kitchenette rooms have a sink and toaster included. The king kitchenettes are the same as the double kitchenettes, except that rather than having 2 double beds, it has 1 king-size bed. All of the rooms are also equipped with free Wi-Fi, of which the login info is notated on the welcome letter found within each room at the start of a stay. In addition, included with every room rental is 2 drink tickets for a bar in the nearby town.
The Lodges of Oak Creek is located on a small yard that is about 2-3 acres of land. Downtown Oak Creek is within walking distance of the grounds. The property is next to the creek itself, and it is close to many other attractions as well.
The property itself is within walking distance of downtown Oak Creek, which has shops and restaurants. Oak Creek itself has lots of activities to be had outdoors in the area. Skiing, hunting, and fishing are just a few examples of which the area is known for.
The innkeepers strive to create an easy, convenient experience for guests. One of the things they do to help towards this goal is a contactless check-in and check-out. Though they don't often interact with the guests face-to-face, the innkeepers send texts and emails beforehand so that guests can have an easier time when they show up. Guests can show up at all hours, though the official check-in time is 3 pm. Another important thing the owners prioritize is to keep the place clean. Pets are not allowed on the premises. In addition, smoking is not allowed. An infraction of either of these policies will result in a $250 fine.
A guest said in a review, "Well worth it. The rooms were very clean and nicely furnished. Misty was stellar and really helpful. About 3 miles from Stagecoach, so in a great position if you want to visit for fishing or outdoor activities. The kitchenette is full service. Check under the sink for the pots and the mini grill. The Lodges have an outdoor gazebo and grill available for use if you want."
There are many reasons why people choose to visit The Lodges of Oak Creek. Some visit for the skiing possibilities in the area. The Steamboat Ski Resort is not too far away. During the ski season, many younger guests can be found at the motel and lodge. Another large attraction is hunting. People have described the hunting in the area as "world class." The hunting seasons can bring a number of people in their 40's and 50's. In the summertime, many people, often couples, come to experience the fishing in the surrounding creeks and lakes. The Lodges of Oak Creek is open year-round. The busiest times for the property tend to be in the summer as well as during the hunting seasons.
There are a few notable attractions in the area. One of the winter attractions is the previously-mentioned Steamboat Ski Resort. Not too far away is Stagecoach Reservoir, where summertime visitors can swim, play volleyball, and do other similar beach and water activities.
Patty Dress is not the original owner of The Lodges of Oak Creek, having recently bought the place in 2018. In fact, the property has been providing lodging for about 50 years. However, in her time at property, Patty has made many changes. She has done a complete renovation, including but not limited to a fresh coat of paint on the walls, installing new windows, redoing the floors, putting in a new laundry facility, and updating most of the interiors of the units, such as buying new beds and linens. The owner has plans to expand the grounds and is even developing a parks model on the lot adjacent to the property.