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10 Spacious Bedrooms With 9 Private Bathrooms.

Bedrooms 10
Half Baths2
Space 789 m²
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Historic School Beautifully Restored As A 10 Bedroom 9 Bathroom Lodge

Our building has 10 large bedrooms each with 12 foot ceilings and hardwood floors. Eight of the bedrooms have their own individual bathrooms. The two bedrooms on the second floor share a full bathroom and also share an outside deck. The outside deck has incredible views of the mountains around Ouray and Telluride.

High speed Wi-Fi is provided free and keeping with the history theme of the historic school the school is a TV free zone. Hopefully without TV you won't be as inclined to be a couch potato. However like most of us if you have an addiction to your PDA (personal digital assistant) you are covered with our free high speed internet service.

Built in 1914 as the Uncompahgre School District 29, this facility was operated as a public school until its closure in 1986.

This historic building has been renovated into a beautiful lodge located in a wonderful scenic country setting.

The Old School Lodge boasts a great room with gas fireplace and wet bar which was the original school theater/gym/great room. An incredible and completely new and fully equipped commercial style kitchen invites the culinary gifted to create anything they can imagine.

The dinning area is currently arranged for comfortable dining seating for 22 but can easily be expanded.

Local music teachers use the building for their student recitals because we have a very special antique piano that is meticulously tuned. Our decor is reminiscent of school days past. The classrooms were converted into spacious bedrooms each with their own private bathrooms.

There are three king beds and ten queen beds conveniently spread among the nine bedrooms. Two additional boys and girls bathrooms have been remodeled from the original school house so that if you have company they can use these public styled bathrooms and not the private baths in the individual bedrooms.

Our Old School Lodge is located in the scenic and historic Uncompahgre River Valley. We are surrounded by many dramatic natural wonders including the Black Canyon National Park, Grand Mesa (World's largest flattop mountain) and the breathtaking San Juan Mountain range with its gently ascending Uncompahgre Plateau which extends west to Utah.

White water rafting, skiing, hiking, biking, fly fishing, boating, rock climbing, SUP boarding, sightseeing are just a few of the activities within a 65 mile radius of the lodge.

Whether gathering for a family reunion, church retreat, recreational club activity, business retreat or special occasion, the Old School Lodge provides a spacious, quiet location, where unforgettable memories are meant to be made.

More Details

Property Manager
Albert Stowell
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation lodge rental in Montrose, Colorado

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 789 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 22 people
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Men's Public - toilet
    Women's Public - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Handicap accessible shower with available shower chair
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Each bedroom has a private bath with separate sink/vanity in the bedroom area. There are also public restrooms located near the rear entrance.
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large room with nice sitting area and private full bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , Bedroom and private bath.
    Bedroom 9 - 1 queen , Upstairs bedroom with shared bath with adjoining bedroom.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , Bedroom with private full bath.
    Bedroom 10 - 1 queen , upstairs bedroom with shared bath with adjoining bedroom.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Large room with private bath/handicap accesssible shower.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Large room with private bath.
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , Large room with private bath.
    Bedroom 7 - 2 queen , Large spacious room with private full bath.
    Bedroom 8 - 1 queen , Bedroom with private 3/4 bath. Shower only.
  • Our Old School Lodge has eight bedrooms and eight full bathrooms on the main floor. The bedrooms are conveniently located around the large open living space. There are two additional bedrooms that a share full bath on the 2nd floor. the second floor is a somewhat of a hike up 36 steps. No kidding the stairs go up for a long way to what used to be the bell tower for the school. The owners affectionately call them the stairway to heaven.
  • Books ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
On-site manager


Nearest Airport
9.42 Miles
Montrose/Telluride Regional Airport MTJ
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Camp Robber, Chili's
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Cobble Creek five minutes or Bridges ten minutes.
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Stone House, Camp Robber, Chili's, Applebee's
Nearest Ski
58 Miles
Telluride Ski Resort
Car: necessary

The Old School Lodge is located in the scenic and historic Uncompahgre River Valley five minutes south of Montrose, Colorado. Montrose is 60 miles from Grand Junction, 60 miles from Telluride Ski Resort, 25 miles from Ouray ( Little Switzerland). Additionally we are surrounded by many dramatic natural wonders including the Black Canyon National Park, Grand Mesa which is the World's largest flattop mountain, San Juan Mountain range with its gently ascending Uncompahgre Plateau that extends west to Utah.

Our historic building was Built in 1914 for the Uncompahgre School District 29 has been restored as a wonderful 11 bedroom 12 bath lodge located in one of the best recreational areas in the country. Uncompahgre school was originally built as the Uncompahgre School District 29 and was used as a public school until it was closed in 1986.

Montrose's temperate climate supports a wide range of activities including biking, golfing, skiing, big game hunts, hiking and almost any outdoor sport you could imagine. Our moderate elevation of 5,800 feet and 300 days of annual sunshine help sustain an active and vibrant community that has been nationally recognized for its incredible recreation opportunities. Time magazine, Sky West magazine, and the Wall Street Journal recognize Montrose as one of the best places to retire or relocate.

Montrose is conveniently accessible by air with direct flights by major airlines United Airlines, American, and Delta airlines.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation lodge rental in Montrose, Colorado

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$437.26
Damage Insurance C$123.68
Damage Deposit C$624.65

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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