Taylor River Lodge, Colorado

 

Overview

Location:

Tucked Away in the awe-inspiring Taylor Canyon, Colorado

Target Fish: 

Trout- Rainbow, Browns, Cutthroat and Brookies plus Northern Pike and Kokanee Salmon

Time of Year: 

May 23rd - October 15th

Lodge Capacity: 

Maximum Capacity 30 Guests

Nearest Large Airport: 

Sacramento International Airport asdfasdfasdf

Documents Required: 

California Fishing License (purchase in advance) asdfasdf

 

If you want it all—a gorgeous remote setting, a spectacular variety of rivers, lakes, ponds, streams and small creeks suitable to anglers of all ability levels, a range of adventure activities, and casually elegant accommodations with fine attention to service and detail—Taylor River Lodge is the place. And with a mile of semi-private water right out front, you can wet a line whenever the mood strikes you, unplug from the daily routine and focus on the moment. Just learning to fly fish? Our professional guides love to teach beginners on the lodge’s stocked trout pond, and on nearby rivers and lakes. Like to float fish? Avid anglers can enjoy 26 miles of the Gunnison River in pursuit of big browns, rainbows, and kokanee salmon. Prefer to hike and wade? A myriad of mountain streams are nearby, where accurate casts with dries or nymphs can produce astounding wild trout. And how about early season pike fishing on the flats of Taylor Reservoir, or working the feeder stream inlets at Blue Mesa for rainbows, browns and cutthroat. There’s no compromising on the quality of fishing options, and no compromising on the lodging, food and drink, or the optional outdoor activities either. The Taylor River property sprawls over 8 acres with riverfront cabins for couples and larger family cabins nestled under a forest of pines. Interspersed, and connected with lighted pathways, you’ll find reception and fly shop, spa building with pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and massage treatment rooms, and a spacious lodge with dining room, living room, bar and deck overlooking the river.If you’re an avid angler who likes to travel with non-angling friends or family members, no problem. There’s something for everyone at Taylor River Lodge.

Fishing Program

WHAT TYPES OF FISHING CAN WE DO? Full and half day floats, walk and wade trips, powerboats on the lakes, classes, clinics and private lessons. Trout fishing for rainbows, browns, cutthroat and brookies, plus northern pike and kokanee salmon.

WHEN DO THE HATCHES OCCUR? Excellent hatches begin in late June and run through October. Mayflies, caddis and stoneflies emerge throughout the season to please the dry fly aficionado. Love to fish the PMDs or Green Drakes? Just ask us about the peak times.

WHAT IF I’M JUST LEARNING TO FLY FISH? There is no better place to learn how to fly fish. Take lessons with our professional guides and then apply what you learn on the nearby rivers and lakes.

WHAT IF I CAN’T COME DURING PEAK SEASON? It’s no secret, but early and late season offers some of the best fishing for aggressive fish with less people around, and it’s a great time for nymphing and streamers. These are the best times to chase those really large wild trout!

WHAT GEAR DOES ELEVEN PROVIDE? All necessary fishing gear is included in your trip, spinning or fly. For fly fishing, we use mostly 8.5 to 9-foot rods in 4 to 6 weights with floating lines. Waders, wading shoes, flies, lanyards, we’ve got it covered. Top equipment from Sage, Simms, Scott, Nautilus, Airflow, Rio, S.A, Ross and more.

Seasons

May 23 - October 15

Accommodations

Tucked away in the awe-inspiring Taylor Canyon, Taylor River Lodge prides itself on being an exclusive hideout for the discerning traveler. Along with fly fishing; think hiking, river rafting, horseback riding, a relaxing spa treatment, the soothing sound of the river, and farm-to-table dining. It’s a place for retreating, recreating and connecting. Guests will leave their technology at home, relinquish their everyday life and fully embrace the Colorado “off-the-grid” mentality.

PROPERTY DETAILS

• 6 private queen bedded cabins, 3 with twin bedded lofts, 3 without

• Royal Wulff with 2 queen bedded suites and lofted bunk room

• Green Drake with 2 king bedded suites and a bunk room

• Main lodge offering communal dining space, bar, fireplace lounge and river front seating

• Bathhouse including steam room, sauna, and hot tub

• Gym and spa facility with two treatment rooms

• Game cabin with pool table, foosball and a dartboard

• Private climbing wall

• Outdoor BBQ space

• Teepee lounge

• Rainbow trout stocked casting pond

• 8 acre property grounds

• Max capacity: 30 people.

Getting There

BY PLANE

The airports nearest to Taylor River Lodge are as follows

  • Gunnison Regional Airport (GUC) 25 minutes south of Taylor River Lodge

  • Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ) 90 minutes west of Almont Aspen Regional Airport (ASE)2.5 hours northwest in the summer (via Kebler Pass)

  • Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT) 3 hours west of Almont

  • Denver International Airport (DEN) 4 hours northeast of Almont One round trip airport transfer for guests is included for Gunnison and Montrose airports for property buyout stays 

BY CAR

Guests are welcome to drive to Taylor River Lodge. The physical address of Taylor River Lodge is: 10931 County Road 742, Taylor River Canyon, Almont, CO 81210.

Rates

SUMMER (MAY 23 - OCTOBER 15)

BUYOUT Starting at $18,900 per night for private buyout based on 24 guests.

Prorated buyout starting at $14,040 per night for private buyout based on 16 guests

GREEN DRAKE Starting at $5,320 per night(based on 6 person occupancy)

ROYAL WULFF Starting at $4,900 per night(based on 6 person occupancy)

INDIVIDUAL CABINS Starting at $1,670 per cabin, per night(based on double occupancy)

INCLUSIONS: Guide service offering customized adventure itineraries, all gear necessary for activities, pre-arrival planning with one of our Hosts, one day of professional photography, use of property bicycles, chef prepared breakfast, lunch, après and dinner, organic fresh food minibar, house alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, transfers to and from Crested Butte, round trip airport transfers to Gunnison and Montrose.

Not included for by room offering. Average tax of 6% - 9.5% not included in pricing. Gratuities.


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