How to get here well equipped
Directions Reminders Things
Directions: Beaver Lake Retreat is
just over two hours from Grand Junction's airport and just over an
hour from Aspen's and Vail's Airports. Our Van can pick you up at
Aspen's airport or the Glenwood Springs Amtrak station. If driving,
follow the map from either Carbondale or Paonia along Hwy. 133 to
the Marble Road turn off (County Road 3) at the north base of McClure
Pass. Follow the Marble Road 5 miles east into Marble to the only
bridge with log guard rails. From that bridge, take the very first
left, then the SECOND right, following the black and yellow reflective
BEAVER LAKE RETREAT signs up a short hill to the three story log retreat.
If you reach Beaver Lake you've missed a turn. Lost? Ask or phone
from the old Beaver Lake Lodge, just below BEAVER LAKE RETREAT.
Reminders: Carbondale (from north)
and Paonia (from south) are the last towns with ordinary gas stations
and grocery stores. Fill up and buy whatever food, snacks or other
provisions that fit your plan, and avoid needless trips back out to
shop. Drink lots of water and consider taking a few aspirin the day
of travel to thin the blood...it works wonders at preventing altitude
"sickness," a tired and headachy feeling that effects some people
coming from elevations below 5000 ft.
Things to Bring: Depending on the season,
and your plans, consider bringing items from this list of things guests
have regretted having forgotten.
Camera with telephoto lens and plenty of film.
Swim suit/trunks for the hot tub
Light hiking boots or sturdy walking shoes (snow boots in winter)
Sunglasses, sunscreen, and brimmed hat
Small daypack and a non-leak water bottle
Hooded jackets, gloves, thick wool socks, clothes to dress in layers
(even summer alpine weather and temperature differentials vary greatly
with ascent or decent in elevation).
Fishing License and gear Compass and maps for serious wilderness exploring
Rocky Mountain bird and wildflower guide books
Addresses for people who might deserve a postcard
Stories to read or tell around the fireplace or campfire
One thin file of paperwork from office or school (not to really look
at, but just for assuaging any latent guilt you might feel when getting
away to Beaver Lake Retreat).
105 East Marble Street
Marble, Colorado 81623
Phone & Fax: (970)