About Us

Response to Covid-19

We at Thunder Mountain Lodge are committed to providing clean and safe cabins for your enjoyment of the Grand Mesa.  With that in mind, we will be reducing the number of blankets in each cabin.  This will greatly reduce the spread of germs and the amount of laundry we have to do when cleaning each cabin.  We will provide sheets, pillowcases, and one blanket per bed.  We encourage you to bring your own blankets, but if that is not possible, we will have extra blankets in the office that you can use at no additional charge.

Meet the Owners:

Jeff & Jessica found Thunder Mountain Lodge a few years back and fell in love.  When the opportunity arose to purchase the business, they took advantage of this new adventure.  Jeff moved to Colorado from Wisconsin in 1998.  A short 10 years later in 2008, Jessica moved to Colorado from Pennsylvania. They both found themselves in the Vail area to pursue their passion for snowboarding.  That passion expanded to one for all of the outdoor activities that Colorado had to offer.

Jeff worked as a snowmobile and raft guide for more than 15 years in the Vail area.  Eventually, Ski-doo scooped him up to become the VIP tour manager, a position he held for 4 years. During the winter, he is almost always out on his snowmobile. Although he has been know to ice climb once in a while. When the snow melts, you can find him guiding people on some of the toughest white water around. Or climbing to the top of Colorado’s 14,000 foot peaks. Or maybe he’s out ripping it up on his dirt bike. But the duties of Thunder Mountain Lodge may cut into his outdoor time. He will be plowing, shoveling, and doing repairs all over the property.  You’ll find Jessica helping with all of that too!  She also worked as a snowmobile and raft guide for 2 years in the Vail area.  She now guides the two hour and half day snowmobile tours for the lodge.  Their love for the outdoors is what brought them together.  September 2015, they tied the knot at Thunder Mountain Lodge!  Come visit and get to know the new enthusiastic owners!

Jeff-and-Jessica piney Jeff and Jessica on river In-Bali hiking crag crestJeff-and-Jessica snowshoeing Wedding-party-in-the-woods Wedding-Lands-End-Fence

Don’t forget to bring with you:

groceries, firewood for the 1 centrally located outdoor fire pit, winter boots & clothing, grillable foods for the 1 centrally located gas grill, & your own alcohol (there are no liquor stores nearby).

groceries, firewood (each cabin has it’s own fire pit), your camp chair for around the fire, warm clothing as it gets chilly at night, bug spray, grillable foods, charcoal, (we have 1 gas grill and multiple charcoal grills).

Spring & Autumn:
In addition to bringing the items above, if it is rainy or wet, you may want some good boots.

Year Round:
We offer complimentary games & DVDs to borrow. However, you would need to bring a laptop or a portable DVD player. We do not have TVs in the cabins. We do have a speaker system that connects via audio jack so you can listen to music in your cabin.

We will expect to see you for check in at the Thunder Mountain Lodge between 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM.
If you expect to be late for check in, please let us know so that we can make arrangements for you to get into your cabin even if we are not at the Lodge.  Please review the google map and the cabin location map found here.

Cabin Policies

Renting a cabin in the wilderness is much different than renting a room in a city or town. For your safety, our safety, and forest safety please be respectful of the area around you. Remember that you are staying at an elevation of 10,000 feet above sea level. Please drink plenty of water and eat well during your stay.

There is a two night minimum for all cabins. On holidays we have a 3 night minimum:  Christmas to New Years week, Presidents weekend in February, July 4th weekend, & Labor Day weekend.  We are no longer accepting advance reservations for one night stays.  If you are interested in a one night stay, and it fits into our schedule, you can call the office to check availability and make your reservation.

Assigned cabins are not guaranteed. Sometimes unforeseen circumstances arise that warrant change in cabin assignments.

Management and owners are not responsible for accidents, injury to guests or their property, or the loss, theft or damage of any personal items. Management is not responsible for items left in unit after checkout.

A credit card will be kept on file for the duration of your stay and serves as authorization for management to use as a “Signature on file” for my credit card and any and all charges (including but not limited to: charges for any damages, repairs, extra cleaning expenses, damaged or missing items).

Reservation Rates:  Cabin rates are based on double occupancy.  Each additional person or pet is an extra $10 per night.  (Kids six and under are free.)

Deposit & Final Payment:
In order to reserve a cabin, you must pay a deposit of 50%. The final payment is due 14 days before arrival. Groups of 5 cabins or more must be paid in full 30 days before check in.

Check In/Out:
Check in time is 4 pm and check out time is 11 am. If you would like early check in or late check out, please talk to us in advance.

Cancellations prior to 30 days can be refunded minus a 10% fee. Within 30 days of your check in date, your deposit is non-refundable. Rescheduling is possible with management approval if you are canceling prior to 14 days of check-in.  Final payment is due 14 days before your arrival, and if you cancel within 14 days of your check-in date, we will charge the credit card on file for the remaining balance.

Because we are located in the mountains, weather is not a reason for cancellation. Please be prepared for mountain driving in all types of weather. During the winter, there is the possibility that Highway 65 from I-70 is closed, the other way through Grand Junction, to Delta, then through Cedaredge will be open.

Additional Vehicles, RVs, & Tents:
There is ample parking for all cabin guests. If you would like to park and RV on site, it is $20/night. We do not have any hook ups, and generators must be turned off after 9 pm. Tents are allowed to be put up outside your cabin for an additional $10/tent/night.

No Smoking:
Smoking is not allowed in any of the cabins. There will be an additional fee of $500 if smoking is detected in any of the cabins. If you do smoke, please do so outside and clean up after yourself. Our grounds are to remain clean of all litter including cigarette butts.

We do not have telephones or televisions in any of our cabins. You may use the telephone in our office during office hours. We have complimentary long distance. There is wifi in the lodge, and you may be able to use it in your cabin. Otherwise, you may visit the lodge/office during hours.

Pets Are Welcome:
All of our cabins are pet friendly. We charge an additional $10/pet/night. Please clean up after your pets and dispose of their waste properly. Please do not allow your pets on the furniture.  You are responsible for any damages to the cabin caused by your pet(s).

Please do not hesitate to let us know how to make your stay more enjoyable!

winter cabins panorama