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Liar’s Lodge

Ok, I swear, this is the very last Colorado installment. Javi and I really wanted to dedicate a whole post to the wonderful Liar’s Lodge, where we stayed for the first 4 nights of our week in CO, and to our lovely hosts Connie and Carl. Most of the plans we made were based on recommendations that we found online, so we hope that this post will send some new guests looking for lodging in Buena Vista over to the Liar’s Lodge. Javier found the Liar’s Lodge online and when we read the reviews we figured it was a definite. All of the reviews were positive, everyone said the beds were comfortable (which was our main criteria!) and the reviews for the breakfast food were also excellent (added bonus!). We had never been to a bed and breakfast and we joked that we were going to turn into Marshall and Lily from How I Met Your Mother – obsessed with B&Bs and always going off on a weekend escape. Well, not so much a joke anymore. If B&Bs are all like this, I can’t wait til our next B&B experience. Ok, se los juro, este es el ultimo capitulo de Colorado. Javi y yo queriamos dedicarles un post completo al maravilloso Liar’s Lodge, donde nos quedamos las primeras 4 noches de nuestra semana en Colorado, y a nuestros amables anfitriones Connie y Carl. La mayoria de nuestros planes fueron hechos usando recomendaciones que encontramos en internet, asi que esperamos que este post envie nuevos huespedes que buscan alojarse en Buena Vista al Liar’s Lodge. Javier lo encontro en internet y cuando leimos los reportes nos dimos cuenta que era el lugar para nosotros. Todos los comentarios eran positivos, todos dijeron que las camas eran comodas (lo cual era nuestra prioridad numero 1) y los comentarios sobre el desayuno eran excelentes (un bonus!). Nunca habiamos estado en un Bed & Breakfast y bromeamos sobre convertirnos en Marshall y Lily de How I Met Your Mother – obsesionados con los Bed & Breakfasts y siempre buscando uno para el fin de semana. Bueno, no es una broma. Si todos los B&B son como este, no podemos esperar a nuestra proxima experiencia.
We knew this was going to be a great place to stay as soon as we pulled into the driveway. The lodge is set apart from the town so it’s slightly secluded but it’s just close enough to main street that you’re only a 5-minute drive from restaurants and shopping. The front porch of the lodge is facing the mountains and the back patio / deck looks down onto the river. The sound of the river is awesome – you can always hear the water because the windows are always open in the great room. And the great room is GREAT. You walk through the front door and into a gigantic room with floor to ceiling windows (and the ceilings HIGH) with a great view out onto the mountains. The room has a two-sided fireplace with couches, a little card table, and a kitchenette for guests on one side and two long tables where you eat breakfast on the other side. The kitchenette includes a sink, microwave and mini-fridge, which they keep stocked with beer and wine for the guests. The first one is on the house. Upstairs, where our room was, there is a little common area like a loft with a couch, TV and a rack of games (including scrabble!). Sabiamos que este seria un gran lugar para quedarnos tan pronto como estacionamos. La casa queda apartada del pueblo asi que es todo muy tranquilo pero no tan lejos tampoco asi que la calle principal nos quedaba a menos de 5 minutos manejando, asi que perfecto para ir a restaurantes y tiendas. El porch del frente tiene vista a las montanas y el patio de atras (con otro porch de madera) tiene vista al rio. El sonido del rio es genial – puedes escuchar el agua porque las ventanas de la sala principal estan siempre abiertas. Y la sala principal es ESPECTACULAR. Cuando entras por la puerta principal a la sala gigantesca con ventanas de suelo al techo (y el techo es altisimo) con una gran vista a las montanas. La sala tiene una chimenea doble con sillones, una mesita de cartas, una cocinita para los huespedes en un lado y dos mesas largas para tomar desayuno al otro lado. La cocinita tiene un lavaplatos, microondas y mini-refrigerador, el cual mantienen siempre con cerveza y vino para los huespedes. El primer trago a cuenta de la casa. Arriba, donde estaba nuestro cuarto, hay una seccion comun con algunos sillones, TV, y un monton de juegos de mesa (incluyendo Scrabble!)

Looking up at the lodge from the river

above – the view from the front porch

The rooms are huge! Or at least ours was – we didn’t see any others but I’m assuming. It had a king size bed, a loft with two twin beds and another mattress/couch. There’s a big bathroom and a closet inside the room. Every day someone came in to turn down the bed, which was an unexpected surprise. And yes, the bed was just as comfortable as the reviews promised. We had a beautiful view of the mountains from the window. Las piezas son enormes! O por lo menos la nuestra era – no vimos las otras pero asumo que eran parecidas. Tenia una cama king, un loft con dos camas twin y otro sofa/cama. Un bano y closet dentro de la pieza. Cada dia alguien vino a limpiar y hacer la cama, lo cual fue una sorpresa. Y si, la cama era tan comoda como los comentarios en internet decian. Teniamos una vista preciosa de las montanas desde nuestra ventana.
Every morning we’d wake up and go down to breakfast – Connie is a tremendous cook. They have an apple tree out front so the first day she picked a bunch of apples and made a loaf of apple bread with cranberries and nuts – I’d never had anything like it and I wanted the whole loaf for myself! They always had some kind of bread – muffins, a fresh loaf, biscuits, then there was a selection of fruit and two or three breakfast casseroles. It was amazing and there was always plenty for everyone. They also had a selection of teas and fresh coffee. Cada manana nos despertamos para bajar a tomar desayuno – Connie es una gran cocinera. Tienen un manzano al frente de la casa asi que el primer dia cosecho un monton de manzanas y preparo un pan con manzana, arandanos y nueces. Nunca habia probado algo asi y queria comermelo todo yo sola! Siempre preparaban algun tipo de pan – quequitos, pan fresco, biscochos, una seleccion de fruta y dos o tres caserolas de desayuno. Estaba siempre buenisimo y siempre habia suficiente para todos. Tambien tenian una seleccion de te y caf fresco.
Javi and I can’t say enough about how great this place was. We felt like we were home there! Every day we were totally exhausted from all our excursions and we’d come back to the lodge and relax with wine or beer and play scrabble. We did that every night we were there and it was awesome. We scoped out a little house they have on the property where larger groups can stay and we are determined to go back with my parents and Ian and Andi soon!! If you are ever planning to visit Buena Vista, definitely go to the Liar’s Lodge, and say hi to Connie and Carl for us! Javi y yo no sabemos como decir mas cosas buenas sobre este lugar. Nos sentimos como en casa! Cada dia llegabamos muertos despues de nuestras aventuras y volviamos a la casa a relajarnos con un vino o una cerveza mientras jugabamos scrabble. Hicimos eso cada noche que estuvimos alli y fue genial. Visitamos una casa que tienen en la propiedad donde grupos grandes se pueden alojar y estamos determinados a volver con mis papas e Ian y Andi pronto!! Si alguna vez planean en visitar Buena Vista, sin duda quedense en el Liar’s Lodge, y saluden a Connie y Carl de nuestra parte!
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8 thoughts on “Liar’s Lodge Leave a comment

  1. Great pictures, specially the one with the water running down the river, just awesome. Regarding the place, it looks fantastic. I’ve always loved the rural world. See you soon R family!

  2. This blog might be the best advertising Connie and Carl ever got. They should comp you for your entire stay. You could hardly pay for pics and testimonials of this quality. The place looks fantastic!

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