TBD 578 Rd, Saguache, Colorado, 81149
The Saguache Elk Lodge is a private 40-acre parcel containing a 1,836 square foot lodge. The lodge consists of two separate living quarters with a common loft and entertainment area and garage. This elk hunting retreat is entirely surrounded on 3 sides by 200 square miles of the Gunnison National Forest and has exclusive private, locked-gate access through the National Forest.
With treated log construction and a standing seam metal roof, the elk lodge is nestled in the tall timber and provides incredible access to elk hunting in GMU 551. Propane provides fuel for the appliances and heat is provided by wood burning stove. Each living quarter contains its own kitchens and sleeping quarters and the entire elk lodge sleeps 17 people. Solar panels provide electricity and is stored in 12-24V batteries with a 10,000 Watt back-up generator. There is also a 2-stall wooden barn & corral for your horses. Water is collected and stored in a 6,000 gallon capacity cistern and another 2,000 gallon cistern serves water to the horse barn. This is truly a unique lodge to basecamp elk hunts from. The lodge is being sold “as-is” and includes all furnishings.
Situated at 11,000’ in elevation, the elk lodge is one of two 40-acre parcels entirely surrounded by National Forest. Trees have been removed around the cabin and barn to create a fire barrier and the logs of the lodge are treated with fire retardant. Access to this property is provided through exclusive access easements with 1.5 miles of private road and a locked gate to prevent the public from accessing the road. Located just 2.5 miles from the Colorado Trail, this elk lodge is situated for unprecedented access to the surrounding National Forest for hunting and mountain recreational activities. Elk populations in the area are stable and mule deer populations are growing—with buck-to-doe ratios and harvest rates well above the state average. There are also moose in the area.