Welcome to Standing Bear Lodge at Antler Basin Ranch!
This 4,000 sf, 3 bedroom log home surrounded by a pristine 280 acre property is uniquely Colorado. Sitting at the end of a private one mile drive, the Lodge rests in Antler Basin at approximately 8,500 feet above sea level.
Standing Bear Lodge can comfortably sleep up to 12 and amenities includes; gourmet kitchen, Satellite TV, Verizon WiFi, two car garage, Foosball table, Wii, ping pong table, lots of games, and work out equipment. It is also a spectacular place to sit by the fire and read a good book in peace or enjoy a fine cocktail among friends. And that is just on the inside...
Outside, you can enjoy the 280 acres of mountain terrain, hiking, mountain biking, fat tire biking, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, sledding, barbecuing, or plain just wandering about enjoying the vistas. There is a trail system for ATVs and snowmobiles if you have your own or have rented from the local community. Please note all wheel drive vehicles with good tires are highly recommended in the winter and may in fact be necessary to reach the lodge.
Antler Basin, under the name Frosty Basin, was one of the first downhill and ski jump areas in Grand County in the early 1950s. There is still tow equipment on the property and the open vistas still show where a person may have cut a few edges. Today, it is a secluded getaway to be enjoyed all four seasons.
When Frosty Basin was an active ski area in the '50s you could expect to find two rope tows, a ski jumping hill, a warming hut, and lights for night operation.
Herd of Mule Deer at Antler Basin Ranch
Read the Legend of Standing Bear
"The principal tribes utilizing this section of country (Middle Park) were the Utes, Arapahoes, and Cheyennes, and between the former, who were the mountain tribes, and the latter tribes, who pitched their tepees on the plains, was waged a perpetual warfare." Rocky Mountain News, July 9, 1883
Many Indian Legends tell of this perpetual warfare for control of the prized hunting rights in Middle Park. One of the favorite legends about the struggle centers on Standing Bear, a young Ute anxious to be recognized as a man. Lending credibility to the story is the fact that a possible location of the Ute defensive that play an important part in the legend can still be found above a rocky cliff....
Please feel free to continue reading about the Legend of Standing Bear (the man for whom the ranch house takes its name) by clicking on the image of Pioneers of the Colorado Parks.