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Elkhorn Lodge District

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c. 1877. 530 W. Elkhorn Ave. (Colorado 24) (NRD)
  • (Photograph by Tim Cannan)
  • (Photograph by Tim Cannan)
  • (Photograph by Tim Cannan)
  • (Photograph by Matthew Aungst)
  • (Photograph by Matthew Aungst)
  • (Photograph by Matthew Aungst)

The thirteen lodge buildings in this small historic district include six log structures, seven modern but compatible buildings, and a campground for recreational vehicles. The William James family started a cattle ranch, but soon began taking in lodgers, who became their major source of income. The original frame ranch house (1877), with several chimneys and porches, is now the Olde Lodge. The Main Lodge (1901; additions, 1908 and 1912) is a rambling, two-story log structure with two double-decked front porches. It includes a large, half-timbered dining room, a ballroom, and the tiny Corral bar. The twenty-acre site includes a heated outdoor pool and the large, century-old Elkhorn Stables. The old casino and coach house (1890) has been converted to a restaurant.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Elkhorn Lodge District", [Estes Park, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 234-234.

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