"Ranching Cabins in Estes Park, Colorado since 1894"
With hospitality roots that date back into the late 1800's prior to existence of Rocky Mountain National Park.
Our historic buildings continue to introduce travelers from around the world to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park even today more than 100 years later. Buildings range in age from the late 1890's and early 1900's with the construction of the Homestead Lodge in 1894. Our second oldest building the Timber Lodge served as the original dinning hall and was built in 1911. Many of our smaller one bed room individual cabins along the river where constructed in the early 20's and mid 1930's, 40's and 50's.
Our popular poolside family cabins where built in the early 1980's, our riverside duplex and triplex buildings in the late 80's and 90's and finally the most recent new construction was with addition of the Peak View chalets completed in 2006.
The summer of 1974 marked the restart of the property when Jim and Penne Ranglos purchased the land from the Vokel's . When the Ranglos family arrived every window and door was covered with plywood and was bolted shut with 3/4 lag bolts. The property had not been operated in a number of years. "It was surprise behind every door... we had no idea what we would find. We just started cleaning, it took several days just to figure out how to turn the power, and locate water service. The initial water service on property was spring fed from the Aspen Spring. The spring also provided water for several of the surrounding neighbors and across the river on the base of Eagle Cliff mountain.
After the passing of both Jim and Penne Ranglos in 1998. Penne in June and Jim in September. The property was then handed down to their two son's Mark eldest brother of David. Current daily operations of the property belong to David his wife Karen and their two children Jack and Lauren. Mark a school teacher in Ft. Collins Colorado is approaching retirement after nearly 30 years in the classroom. Mark has three children, a married daughter Jessica, and twin sons Chris and Tim.
The historic nature of Glacier Lodge demands constant daily care, up keep and ongoing property improvements, and renovation. Glacier Lodge is truly, a one of kind original.
Our well maintained property includes 24 hour maintenance and management on sight.