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Bighorn Lodge

Welcome to BIGHORN LODGE and the cabins at Jo Love Meadows! This is a 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath Log Lodge in the heart of the Rockies. Plus a rustic cabin “Old Woodsy” for an additional fee. This custom log home is located on Jo Love Ranch and is adjacent to Sharon's Meadow. This area is widely known for its extensive variety of wildlife, including bighorn sheep, mule deer, elk and other various small game. Mt Princeton Hot Springs is just 3 miles from the lodge.

History 

Jo Witchey was drawn to the splendor of the Rocky Mountains and moved from Mansfield, Ohio, to Denver. In nineteen twenty five, Jo moved to Chalk Creek Canyon, where 14,000-foot peaks framed the valley. On an ascent of the Mount Princeton (14,197') she met a wrangler and hunting guide named Mark Love, whom she later married. They bought a small ranch in Chalk Creek Canyon, started a cabin camp for summer vacationers and named it Love Ranch.

After four years of marriage, Mark was killed in a horse accident. Although Jo was heartbroken over Mark's death, she stayed for over 40 years to run the ranch and entertain guests. One frequent guest and friend of Jo's was Alex Haley, the author of Roots and President Dwight D. Eisenhower who visited a cabin included in Bighorn Lodge complex.

4 Bedroom, 4 Bath Log Lodge in the heart of the Rockies

Plus a rustic cabin “Old Woodsy” for an additional fee

Tenants are encouraged to contact us if they have questions about the property or need any service or maintenance performed during their stay, text or call 719-499-0045.
 

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Servicing Chaffee County, Buena Vista, Salida and St. Elmo, Colorado