Kessler Canyon is a small luxury resort located miles from the nearest paved road. The property includes most of the mountain valley in which it sits, but do be prepared for a bit of a trek to reach your destination. You'll get a spacious room (no TV and cell phone coverage is limited at best), a lodge packed with art (much of it for sale), a welcoming staff, and generous meals in the dining room. There is no swimming pool, but the lake is fine for a dip.
Kessler is very much how Coloradans view hospitality: The staff will make sure your needs are met and the rest is up to you. A hunting lodge at heart, you can grab your hiking shoes, a mountain bike, or an ATV and explore the fabulous beauty of this dusty western canyon. As is proper for a hunting spot, shooting ranges are available and the staff will be happy to set up a lesson or two. Or you can just sit on the porch, fish a little in the lake, snooze on a hammock in the old orchard, and wonder what's for dinner.
Meals are not from a menu, but the kitchen and dining staff will be happy to oblige any needs you might have and supply you with between-meal treats, to boot. If you're lucky, the local reprobate known as "The Black Mamba" may show up at the end of the evening meal and sing a cowboy song or two!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kessler Canyon is a Colorado resort located on the western slope of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, the hotel is just 45 minutes east of Grand Junction and two hours west of world-famous ski resorts. This Colorado resort's location provides an unparalleled outdoor sportsman's paradise with a large variety of recreational opportunities, including fishing, wing shooting, big game hunting, hiking, and shooting sports. ... more less