Mountain Bluebirds are a sure sign that Spring is here or close by. Our local photographer, Dave Rusk, captured this image on his way home. Our bird population here in the mountains is a special part of our wildlife viewing. At any time of the year there is such a variety to welcome to our feeders and view as they fly about our lodge. The Mountain Bluebird happens to be my favorite. To see one flying in the sunlight is to experience a color of blue that man has not been able to replicate! Part of the fun of viewing birds is that to really experience them we need to be quiet and calm, to stand or sit in one place for a period of time. With the fast paced lives we lead these days this provides a welcome break in our routine. Why don't you take a break from your routine and come join us to celebrate Spring coming to the mountains!
Cross over Fall River on our Covered Bridge to the peaceful mountain vacation that awaits you. First, nestle into your cozy cabin, suite or room. Then take a walk or fish along the river, hike up our mountainside that leads into Rocky Mountain National Park, sit out on the deck or patio to spot the Elk, Deer, Wild Turkeys, chipmunks, Red Fox or feathered friends who visit us regularly. Lastly, relax in a hot tub, read by a crackling fire and then retire to the rippling waters of Fall River. Your magical experience begins now with a warm “Castle” welcome!
Did you ever wonder how a lodge like Castle Mountain Lodge came into being? You may be surprised to learn not only the original owners and developers, Igor and Irene Polevitzky, but subsequent owners Jim and Gerry Wenger, and current owner Warren (and his late wife Ruth) all started out by vacationing in Estes Park. Sound familiar? In 1947 Igor and Irene Polevitzky came to Estes Park for a vacation. They stayed at Voelkel’s Glacier Lodge, now known as Glacier Lodge. They fell in love with the Estes Park area, begin looking for land to buy, and the rest, as they say, is history