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Natures wonder as it happens creekside right from our back patio deck!!!
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We invite you to relax and enjoy the "UNBELIEVABLY" beautiful sunsets while lounging in a hammock next to the stream, ahhhh, perfect!!!
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Thank you to Bud, Lisa, Dennis, Deborah, Terry & Kathy our newly found Nordic Sking family!!! Donna & I will see you again this spring!!! :-)

A big thank you goes out to our new friends John, Susan, Jim & Bobbi... You are the reason Donna & I do what we do... Thank you all for experiencing and understanding who and what we are about here at The Cedaredge Lodge!!! :-) Gary & Donna...


A huge THANK YOU goes out to the Stewart Family, Suzanne & Dave, Karen & Roger, Naomi & Frank for honoring us with their family get together visit... Good family, good friends, good food, good drink & good laughs!!! :-) Donna & I will see you in Glenwood Springs!!! :-)



A "BIG" thank you goes out to our new Boston Family Pete, Al, William & Mike who came all the way from Massachusetts to spend a fun laid back time here with us!!! Al, I remember, you're living in Colorado now... :-) Donna & I often say that it's groups like yours which affirms what we're doing and how we do it is truly the right way!!! THANK YOU again!!! Gary & Donna...


Congratulations are in order for John & Elaine Waters who are staying with us and celebrating the purchase of their new home on the Western Slope of our beautiful Colorado!!! can it get any better??? The creek, a loveseat swing on that creek, 70 degree temperature & a bottle of Donna's finest red wine... NICE COMBINATION!!! Thank you both for sharing your dream of retirement with us... Gary & Donna...


NOW HERE IS SOMETHING THAT DOESN'T HAPPEN EVERYDAY... BUT IT SHOULD!!! Their called "RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS" BY OUR NEW FOUND FRIENDS BILL & TOM (from Paonia)...
Here's the story!!! Donna and I usually don't have much time to get-away but Friday November 16th, 2012 we decided to put off stripping rooms & beds, cleaning & setting up as well as dinner preporations for that evening (at least for a couple of hours) while we took a little time for ourselves to have lunch 40 minutes away at Applebee's in Montrose... After finishing our lunch and receiving our check ($25.00 + a tip of $10.00 totaling $35.00) we left the money on the table along with the check... Our waitress then calls to us and says "wait a minute I have something to give you"... Hmmmm, ok... She then tells us that our meals have been paid for!!! Excuse me, paid for??? By whom may I ask??? So, she hesitated and then reluctantly pointed to the two gentlemen in a booth down from ours, and said "they didn't want me to tell you"... Are you serious??? Well, we must know them but did not recognize them as we passed by... So Donna & I made our way back to their table and thanked them but couldn't except their generous offer, I then asked if we knew them... And their reply was "NO"... NO, ARE YOU SURE??? Now, we're really curious, then why would you want to pay for the meals of two total strangers... And their response was as follows... "You two looked like very warm and giving people, so we wanted to do something for you" WOW, REALLY!!! Call it our "RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS"... After 15 minutes of conversation Donna & I realized that these two very special people (Bill & Tom) were sent with a message of affirmation that who we are and what we do is "ABSOLUTELY" the right thing... So that $35.00 gift goes into our "PAY IT FORWARD" Community Thanksgiving dinner fund!!! WHAT A BLESSING AND AN UNBELIEVABLE MESSAGE!!! God is good!!! :-) P.S. You know I had to have our waitress (Layla) take our photo!!! :-) As a special note, their also former innkeepers by way of North Dakota as well!!! :-) We can't wait to visit with them again!!! Hopefully for Thanksgiving!!! :-) How "NICE" and fitting would that be??? :-) THANK YOU BOTH FOR COMING INTO OUR WORLD & BEING WHO YOU ARE!!!

A "BIG WHAT" and a smile goes out to Darrell & Jan for breaking down and investing a whole quarter to take our nickel tour which was so flawlessly conducted by our honorary tour guides Lynn & Charlotte!!! Thank you Lynn, Charlotte, Darrell & Jan for taking the time to explore & enjoy our Cedaredge Lodge!!! :-) The next thing will be to see if we can coax Darrell into spending a few dollars on dinner for the group!!! :-)


A very warm & sincere thank you to our traveling foursome visiting from Texas & Denver, Tom & Jane, Karl & Vickie... Donna & I are looking forward to next years trip out here... Food, fun & laughter, we can't wait!!! :-) You four travel safely!!! Gary & Donna...

 

Meet our new friends Al & Dawn who have the distinct pleasure of being our very first "photo gallery" entries who (get this) has never stayed here with us at our Cedaredge Lodge!!! They were just passing by, thought we looked interesting, made a U-turn (probably an illegal one at that) :-), dropped in on us and got the Gary & Donna nickel tour!!! We enjoyed having them so much that we thought they were a perfect fit for our little piece of heaven!!! Therefore we had to include them in our photo gallery nonetheless!!! I'm sure they'll be back for the full Cedaredge Lodge Expereince!!! WE CAN'T WAIT!!! :-)



A "BIG" Hello & A "BIG" Thank you to my new family of friends... The Simms & Wilcox Families!!! Thank you to Jennifer, Brandon, David, Jan, Trudy, Taylor, Devon & Nicole for spending a time here with Donna & I... Hey Jan, thanks for that "BUCK" too!!! :-) I'm not sure which I'd like better, that "BUCK" or a plain ole "wood nickel"!!! :-) David, on your next trip through we'll have to get a game of horseshoes in, "dammitman", we just ran out of time... Jennifer, you certainly made our jobs easier by taking charge of our dish washing duties, you're hired!!! NICE!!! :-) Brandon, you're just an overall bad influence on me, problem is I'm prone to slightly bad behavior, at least that's what Donna says... :-) I know you're getting on the road early so travel safely and please drop us a line when you all arrive back home!!! P.S. Taylor & Devon, for someone who doesn't like to have their photographs taken you two are sure in almost every shot, what's up with that??? :-) Gary & Donna...

Hello, welcome & thank you to our "NEW" friends / guest innkeepers Yvonne & Nigel!!! :-) I like the sounds of that "GUEST INNKEEPERS"... HMMMMMMM!!! A true and heartfelt thank you for your wonderful insight into "INTENTIONAL COMMUNITIES"... Nigel, you're actually the first person to suggest that. Looking at it realistically that's pretty close to what Donna & I have created here at The Cedaredge Lodge... WOW, WHAT A GREAT THOUGHT!!! Check this out: The Cedaredge Lodge (Intentional Lodging) - Where adults come to experience "BIG KIDS CAMP"... :-) Just a thought, Yvonne what do you think??? Gary & Donna...


Thank you Tom & Dave who decided to stay here with us while exploring the Western Slope for 3 days by motorcycle... The Cedaredge Lodge makes a great home base in which to ride from, in any direction, 90 mins away or less!!! :-)


Hello & thank you Barbara, Dennis, Toddy & "Rocky" the wonder dog for choosing to stay here with Donna & I... All the way from Ogden, Utah, how special was that??? :-) Hey Dennis, and you put your golf on hold too!!! NICE!!! :-) Gary & Donna...


Thank you Jim, Christine & Roxanne for being a blessing to Donna & Gary Allen and your "new" Cedaredge Lodge home!!! :-) You two are prime examples why Donna & I do what we do here... Thank you both for allowing us an opportunity to share into each others worlds, not to mention the "FOOD" , the "DRINKS" , the "FUN" , the "LAUGHTER" & lastly your marketing & business insight!!! Christine, hurry up and get that soap making started, we could use some fresh new homemade "Oregon" product!!! :-( WE MISS YOU BOTH ALREADY!!! Love & Hugs Gary & Donna... :-) Nothing like e-x-t-e-n-d-i-n-g a 5 night stay into 9, right!!! :-)




THIS IS THE "PERFECT" REASON WHY DONNA & I DO WHAT WE DO HERE AT THE CEDAREDGE LODGE... SUCH A BEAUTIFUL AND SPECIAL SURPRISE FROM JOHN & LISA WHO HONORED US WITH THEIR STAY ALL THE WAY FROM NEBRASKA!!! :-) THANK YOU BOTH FOR THE WONDERFUL GIFTS, THE $50.00 DONATION TO OUR COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER AND ALSO THE AFFIRMATION THAT WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE'RE DOING IS EXACTLY AS IT SHOULD BE!!! :-) THE WARMEST BLESSINGS ARE THOSE WHICH ARE NOT EXPECTED!!! WOW!!! Gary & Donna...


A BIG WELCOME AND A BIG THANK YOU TO JERRY & PAULA FOR DINNER, DRINKS AND THE WONDERFUL STORY TELLING TIME OVER DESSERT... A WONDERFUL EVENING SPENT INDEED!!! :-) NOW THAT IS WHAT DONNA & I TRULY ENJOY... BESIDES EVERYBODY HAS A STORY, RIGHT??? :-) See you at the wedding... Gary & Donna...



Thank you to Greg & the gang for their stay with us all the way from NEW YORK!!! WOW!!! Talk about taking over the joint, dinner, drinks and their "unbelievable" skeeball grudge match!!! NICE!!! :-) If I'm not mistaken 260 was the winning score... Click here to view their video...


HAPPY 38TH ANNIVESARY TO NICK & VICKI AS THEY CHOSE TO CELEBRATE IT HERE WITH US. NOT A BAD WAY TO SPEND A COUPLE OF NIGHTS HERE WITH US, THE HOT TUB, A MASSAGE, DINNER, DRINKS AND A "SURPRISE" ANNIVERSARY CAKE BAKED BY DONNA'S OWN TWO HANDS!!! WE LOVE DOING THIS STUFF!!! :-) THANK YOU BOTH FOR ALLOWING US THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE IT WITH YOU... I BET IT SEEMS LIKE ONLY YESTERDAY!!! :-) Gary & Donna...


Thank you Russ & Missy for all your assistance and suggestions regarding our possible continental breakfast basket... You two are "GREAT" sounding boards for our ideas!!! Oh, darn, I forgot to get the Missy & Russ story, we were so looking forward to it!!! :-( I guess Donna & I will have to make a trip back to Florida... :-) How good can it be, new friends, great food (prepared by our honorary chefs Missy & Russ), cold drinks & plenty of laughter... We wouldn't have it any other way!!! :-) Click here to view your short (but cute) video...



NOW HERE'S OUR VERY FIRST MOTORCYCLE TOURING COUPLE ALL THE WAY FROM THE UK, HOW SPECIAL IS THAT!!! :-) Thank you to our new friends "Sir" John & "Lady" Rosemary... Great dinner, excellent wine & lots of laughter all in one short visit!!! NICE!!! Next time you'll have to stay just a little longer!!! :-) Gary & Donna... Click here to view your departure video.

THE 2012 "JUST BECAUSE WE CAN" MOTORCYCLE TOUR!!! Sponsored solely by Mark & Doug all the way from Utah & Denver respectively, because they could!!! :-) Thank you both for inviting Donna & I to join you for outstanding grilled chicken salads, and a night cap at the firepit, what a great way to wind down an enjoyable evening... Hey Joan, we certainly can't forget you, it was you that actually brought us all together!!! THANK YOU!!! :-) Gary & Donna... P.S. Next time Joan you'll have to join the fun!!! :-) Click here to watch departure video.

 

Thank you to more of our newly found friends, Nick & Arva all the way from Durango!!! Hey Nick, Donna & I want an autographed copy of your next nove, remember THE END!!! :-) Arva, happy "yoga" hunting too!!! :-) Don't forget us!!! Gary & Donna...

 

This is my "newly adopted" parents... Introducing my mom & dad, Ron & Debbie all the way from Kansas... Thank you both from the bottom of our hearts for your absolute perfect timing, dinner & laughter!!! :-) DONNA & I LOVE YOU TWO MADLY, AND MISS YOU ALL READY!!! :-) When are you coming home??? :-)


HAPPY "SURPRISE" BIRTHDAY ELIZABETH!!! Thank you being our very first guest from South Africa, it was certainly our pleasure having you and Rick here for fun, food, drink and laughter!!! :-) Gary & Donna...


A "BIG THANK YOU" to Myra & Dan for spending a wonderful 5 days here with us!!! Myra a very special thank you for cooking dinner for us as well!!! Your food was absolutely delicious, and as your friends in Arizona has said, your "tres liche" cake was wonderful!!! SPECIAL NOTE: LOOK AT ALL THAT GRAY HAIR ON MY FACE & HEAD, HOLY CRAP!!! :-)
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Thank you Shirley & Sharon for being our very first "ADULT BEVERAGE" customers since the approval of our liquor license... You two totally got what Donna & I and The Cedaredge Lodge is all about... Creekside grilled steak dinner with a bottle of Rosemont red, PERFECT!!! :-) Gary & Donna...

 

Thank you to the Zarling family for spending the week here with us... 4 generations!!! NICE!!! Shannon (mother), Sheldon (son), Zack (son), Linda (grandmother), Ellie (great grandmother)... Hey Ellie, I can't wait for my spaghetti surprise!!! :-) Gary...


Thank you to the Trujillo Family, Tom, Johnny, sister & their friends traveled all the way from California to surprise their mother on her birthday!!! AWE!!! :-) Mom, you don't look a day over 21!!! :-) HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM FROM GARY & DONNA...


The Pennsylvania Crew arrived in style as planned, complete with the "Partridge Family" type hunting rig... NICE!!! :-) David, Dave, Denny & Ben took to the Grand Mesa and look what they returned with... An 800 lb. elk!!! How in the world did they get that large of an animal back to town for processing??? Next time I'll be sure to have an extra batch of our world famous wings ready to go, I certainly hope the ribs made up for any wing loss withdrawls!!! :-) Gary...


Craig & Kelly Stiles, you two are without a doubt in our top 10 of all time "FAVORITE" people!!! :-) You both bring fun, laughter, smiles, more fun & a ton of GREAT FOOD, especially Kelly's "MATER" PIE, NOW THAT'S SOME GOOD EATS!!! THANK YOU BOTH FOR BEING IN OUR LIVES!!! Once a year is simply not enough!!! We love you two dearly!!! Gary & Donna... Hey Craig, thanks for getting Donna & I out for an afternoon of golf, oh, and Craig if you'd like to your golfing video highlights they are priceless, CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT!!!


Here's to our newly adopted family, Terri, Rusty, Mary Ann, David, Kim & Andy!!! Talk about FUN & LAUGHTER... We absolutely loved having you all here these past 3 days!!! Oh, and lets not forget the worlds greatest campfire pies, now that was good eats!!! Thank you Rusty for turning us on to those little cast iron skillets!!! :-) Click here to view "our family" video... (It may take a little while to load)...


Celebrating special occassions is something we "LOVE" to do for our guests & friends!!! Just drop a hint as to the occassion and we'll do the rest!!! Thank you and "Happy Anniversary" Howard "Chip" & Mary!!! By the way, how did you two enjoy my guitar playing chef routine??? Nevermind, don't answer that, at least the food was good, right??? :-)


Thank you William, Renee & Katy for a "GREAT" visit and the wonderful "Miracle" story which is Katy!!! We'll see you on your trip back through!!! :-) Gary & Donna...


Hello and thank you to our 3 "NEW" sisters who came to stay with us all the way from Oklahoma... Pam, Vee & Nyla, Donna & I just loved loved having you here for the week!!! Next time lets go for 2 weeks!!! :-)


A big hello & and even big thank you to David & Tammy and Sharon & Cris who met each other here and formed a nice friendship... That is exactly what Donna & I want our lodge to be, a place where people can come together, share and connect!!! How much better would the world be if such things happened more often, well here very often do!!! To meet, share dinner and a nice evening roasting marshmallows!!! Sounds like "BIG KIDS CAMP" to us!!! As it should be!!! :-)


Meet my "new" parents!!! I'm a chip off the old block... One can see where I get my good looks, right mom??? :-)


Donna doing what she enjoys most, spending time in her garden picking flowers and making fresh flower arrangements!!! Oh, by the way you and Kristy are too cute!!! :-)


Happy anniversary Janelle & Michael!!! Donna & I love to "SCHMOOZE" guests on their special occasions... Thank you Laura for being a part of their little personal celebration!!! :-)


Hello Mary & Terry, I bet you thought we forgot about you both!!! Nope, not at all!!! :-) Thank you both for the kind words, it means a lot to us!!!


THANK YOU TO DONNA, MARCIA & TOM for all your kind words and for truly understanding what a very special place Donna & I have tried to create here for all to enjoy our little piece of heaven!!! !! THANK Yoy three for allowing us to spend time with you, and on your next visit I'll work on speeding up my food servicing!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAH... :-)


Pat, Evan and the entire "BIO" gang from CU!!! Thank you all for another nice visit!!! FYI: Next year Donna & I will be more than happy to prepare your food and have it ready and waiting for you when you return from your Grand Mesa samples expedition!!! :-)


SERENITRY RUN 2010 - HOW COULD I HAVE FORGOTTEN ALL MY SERINITY RUN FRIENDS!!! OH, THAT'S RIGHT, "OLD AGE"... :-)
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Hey Dan, you and Hannah were such a bright light in our little piece of heaven, Donna & I can't wait until your return, have guitar will travel!!! By the way I edited the video clips I shot of you and Hannah on the deck warming up before your gig... Click here to take a peek at the video!!! :-) P.S. YOU TWO ARE "CUTE" AS H--L TOGETHER!!!


Leonard, words cannot express how much Donna & I truly enjoyed having you here with us!!! You were the absolute perfect GUEST INNKEEPER, and all you'd have to do in the future is say when, and you're in!!! It feels kinda weird not having you around!!! Take very good care of yourself and hopefully we'll see you in October!!!


Hello Luis & Jucumba... Thank you, thank you, thank you for giving us the opportunity to "smooze" you both The Cedaredge Lodge style!!! Food, friends, drink & music what a winning combination anytime!!! :-)


Heidi & Aaron, thank you both for thinking enough of us to make a special trip (out of your way) just to stay with us again!!! Safe travels on your way to New Mexico & Texas!!!


"BIG" Thank you's go out to Emily & Trent for allowing us the opportunity to share in their very special occasion!!! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!


The Air Force Nordic Ski Team Does Billy Joel Click here to view!!! CUTE!!! Hey, Where's GILDA???

 

Tim, Landon & Barry starting the hunting season here at The Cedaredge Lodge...

 

Welcome and thank you Doug & Tammy Meyer (ATV Television) daughter Katy, & Bob (the dog)!!! Thank you both for the kind words, the useful suggestions and the Facebook tutorial... FYI: Thanksgiving is just around the corner so Donna & I will be seeing you and family soon, right??? HINT-HINT!!! :-)

 

The Marquez Family reunion and cook-out at The Cedaredge Lodge!!! Lots of family, food, games and laughter!!! We can't wait til next year!!! :-) P.S. Poker night was an absolute blast, CHA-CHING!!! :-) A special thank you to Dave, the "grill master" in charge!!!
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Hello and thank you to Ken, Patti, Betty, Lonnie, Tera, Patrick, Justin, Nathan, Emily, Kelsey & wonder dogs Susie & Taffy for sharing "The Cedaredge Lodge" experience!!! Good family, good food & a creek... Nice!!! :-) Ken, you and Patti travel safe and we'll see you two back here next month to run the lodge, right??? :-) P.S. Hey Ken, thank you sooooooo very much for the coolest napkin holder on the planet, check it out below!!! PERFECT!!! :-)

 

Hello Zenta, Peter & "Sneaky" :-) Thank you three for the kind and positive words... It certainly makes us feel very blessed and fortunate to have such special place as our lodge!!!

 

Thank you Jackie, Jackie, Barb & Don for spending a little time here with us... One extra day would have been perfect!!! :-)

 

Thank you Tony, Judith & Calab for your visit and the great honey gift you gave to Donna & I!!! We hope to see you all on Thanksgiving Day... It'll be a very rewarding & heartfelt experience for all!!!

 

Hello Alvin, Jo-Ann, Merle & Paulette... Donna & I are looking forward to your next visit, but don't forget to call and reserve early!!!

 




 

THE BEAUTIFUL FALL COLORS UP ON THE GRAND MESA, ALL JUST A 10 MINUTE DRIVE NORTH FROM OUR LODGE!!! NICE!!! :-)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the "COOLER TOUR" cycling group!!! On your next tour through plan your day(s) off here, that way Donna & I will be sure to have something special for you all!!! :-) By the way, did the weather finally co-operate for your ride over McClure Pass???

 

Tom Gleason, Jeff & T.R. Thank you three for the kind words, the inspiration, being our dinner / dessert guests & last but certainly not least the guitar solos by the campfire, we absolutely loved your visit here with us!!! By the way how long did you guys actually stay up that night enjoying a few adult cold ones and star gazing, inquiring minds want to know??? :-) As you could clearly see Donna & I are lightweights!!! :-)


Hello Justin & Crystal Thank-you both for being our honorary "tour guides" and showing your family around our little oasis!!! We get a kick out of guests / friends pulling out their cameras just to capture and take with them a little piece of The Cedaredge Lodge back home with them!!! Thank you sooooo very much for the kind words left behind in the journal as well!!! P.S. LET THERE BE MORE 4-WHEELING!!! Gary & Donna...

 

Hey Phillip & Tracy what more can Donna & I say about you two that hasn't already been said... YOU TWO ARE ABSOLUTELY GREAT TOGETHER!!! Happy 11th anniversary and thank you for spending it here with us and allowing Donna & I the opportunity to share in your special day!!! :-) By the way I took a "SNEAKY" (but really cute) photo of you two doing exactly what we created The Cedaredge Lodge for, check it out below, AWE, HOW PERFECT IS THAT??? :-) Gary & Donna...

 

Thank you Louis, Marie, Dominic & Anna for a wonderful visit and for joining us for dinner ala pot luck style!!! Louis, your chicken was "ggggggrrrrreeeeeaaaaattttt" We can't wait to do it again!!!

 

Hey Michael & Ken, I guess I owe you two a dinner!!! Damn, I just knew for sure I had that bet in the bag!!! :-) That being said it'll be our pleasure to cook for you two again, but with one stipulation, Michael, you'll have to grill some us some more of that fish of yours!!! YUMMY!!! Hey Bev, we're still laughing about that fishing video that Michael so graciously showed us in your absence!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Gary & Donna...


RHONDA & TOM, WHAT CAN DONNA & I SAY OTHER THAN THANK YOU BOTH FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS FOR YOUR WARMTH, KINDNESS AND WONDERFUL GIFTS LEFT BEHIND!!! ALL OF WHICH CAME AT A TIME WHEN IT WAS WELL NEEDED!!! WE CAN ONLY HOPE THAT ON YOUR NEXT VISIT DONNA & I CAN RETURN THE LOVE!!! :-)

 

The "UTAH" connection!!! What more could you ask for??? You got motorcycles, you got good food, you got laughter, you even have mans best friend, "Tuff" the wonder dog... Does it really get any better than that??? Answer: It would be tough, but we're sure willing to give it another try!!! :-) If I do say so myself, the "CHEFS" really put together a "NICE" breakfast spread this morning which included (but not limited to) Phillip's homemade biscuits & gravy, Jason's sausage & bacon delight, Hunter's super scrambled eggs specialty, Gary's (cast iron fired) hashbrowns, fruits & yogurts, toast, assorted juices & more!!! There's probably a law somewhere against cooking and eating so much food at one time!!! :-) Donna & I can't wait til next time!!! Hey Bill, thank you for the special $20 signed and left behind for us, the next time you see it it'll be in a custom rustic frame hanging on our office wall!!! We sure got a lot of fun packed into a 14 hour period!!! WOW!!!
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Welcome back Dan & Sharon, and look who they brought with them for a nice campfire "weenie" roast... The daughter, the son-n-law and the grand kids, NICE!!!
Click To View Dan's Expert Wood Chopping Skills

 

Hey Paul there's nothing like dipping ones feet into the creek after a long motorcycle ride and a "GREAT" massage from the wife!!! I must admit you guys know how to have fun!!! Our special thank you to Paul, Barb, Jamie, Warren, Patty & Tim for the fun, laughter and friendship!!! Jamie those "er" tales were some of the funniest stories I'd heard in sometime!!! :-) The things that go on behind closed doors!!! FUNNY, FUNNY, FUNNY STUFF!!! :-) Donna & I can't wait for your next trip out to see us!!! Click Here To View Departure Video



Say hello to our "NEWLY" adopted family... Laura Lee, Cara, John & 2 year old Olivia, WE LOVE THEM!!! :-) Hey Cara, your "healthy" vegetarian omlette was unbelievable, our stomach thanks you dearly. :-) Gary & Donna...


WESTERN SPIRIT CYCLING ADVENTURES, WOW WHAT A TOUR AND WHAT A PRODUCTION!!! Thank you Ashley, Mark, Sheri, Tim & Sue for giving Donna & I the opportunity to host The WESTERN Spirit overnight stay while touring through!!! Thank you to all the cyclists as well... Steve 1, Steve 2, Sharon, Simon, Michael & Ryan!!! You all were a complete joy to have around even if were only for a night!!! :-) Click Here To View Video


We'd like to introduce our newest friends, Kristen & Mark... But as you can see our once a guest now a dear friend "Arthur" came all the way from Utah for a visit, so we did what we do best, COOK & EAT!!! :-) Talk about some good homemade blueberry muffins, SINFULLY GOOD, MORE PLEASE!!! :-) Gary & Donna...

 

TALK ABOUT A "TON OF FUN" YOU GUYS WERE AN ABSOLUTE HOOT!!! Thank you Barb (aka: "Momma Crispy"), John (aka: "The Grill King"), Sarah (aka: "I'm not smiling and you can't make me" at least until I've eaten") & Gary (aka: "my back is killing me, but I'm gonna fight anyway") :-) Just kidding!!! Donna & I have just one request, can you all adopt us??? :-)... Thank you all very, very much for all the laughter, fun & food!!! How much fun was that campfire and the "special" grilling tools??? :-) Barb, thank you and John for preparing & serving such a wonderful surprise breakfast for Donna & I... We're so use to being the ones doing the cooking, serving & hosting!!! Truth be told it felt pretty good!!! :-) You two are naturals for our lodge... So when are you all coming back to be our first guest innkeepers??? WE'RE WAITING!!! Gary & Donna... P.S. Hey Sarah, I know deep down inside you're gonna miss me!!! :-)

 

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Jonathan & Merideth were officially engaged while staying here at "The Lodge"!!! Check out the "WILMA FLINTSTONE" size engagement rock!!! :-) Travel safley you three (including Dempsey, the wonder dog) and we'll see you back here for your wedding!!! :-) RIGHT??? :-) Gary & Donna...

 

CONGRATULATIONS CODY & AMANDA SNOWDON, MARRIED JUNE 19th 2010!!! Donna & I had a ball while you, your family and friends took over our entire lodge, we didn't have to do ANYTHING but sit back and enjoy you all enjoying our lodge!!! We were on a mini vacation!!! NICE!!! Thank you!!! :-) Also Donna & I would like to thank you both personally and your entire wedding party for choosing our lodge in which to host, entertain and party with all 10,000 (a slight exaggeration is possible) family & friends... THANK YOU!!! And thank you to all who donated to our "pay it forward" Thanksgiving dinner, and the "tips" left behind in the rooms, Donna & I are soooooooo blessed here!!! :-) Question: HOW DO YOU STAY UP LOUNGING IN THE HOT TUB ENJOYING ADULT BEVERAGES, SITTING AROUND THE CAMPFIRE ENJOYING ADULT BEVERAGES & HANGING OUT IN THE GAMEROOM ENJOYING ADULT BEVERAGES TIL 4:30am (Did I mention "ENJOYING ADULT BEVERAGES"???) AND STILL MANAGE TO GET UP AT 7:00am FOR BREAKFAST & WEDDING STUFF??? Inquiring but jealous "old" minds would like to know!!! :-) Gary & Donna...

IS THAT WHAT I THINK IT IS, A KEG IN THE CREEK, IT MUST HAVE FALLEN IN THERE BY ACCIDENT!!!

 

A big thank you to the Suzie Grubler family along with "OLIVER" the wonder dog for choosing to stay here with us and enjoy a nice breakfast on the deck!!! Everything taste better outdoors, right??? Hey Jennifer, no more sunglasses for you, your eyes are way too pretty to hide!!! :-) Gary & Donna...

 

The Crouse family returns to The Cedaredge Lodge!!! Unfortunately (as before) Cherly refused to leave my Shadow Spirit behind!!! :-) Hey Keith, I have an idea, hurry up and buy her a new one for her birthday!!! :-) Oh, and thank you for teaching me how to play "hand & foot"... From the looks of Keith's hand he's in pretty good shape!!! Click To View The Crouse Family departs video...

 

Thank you Sandra & Roy for being our honorary "nickel tour" guides!!! You were wonderful!!! Ed, thank you & Norma for bringing your daughter & granddaughter to stay here with us as well!!! Donna & I hope that you all were able to get plenty of creekside relaxation during your 3 day staycation...

 

The Cedaredge Lodge "NICKEL TOUR" is in full swing!!! (NO PUN INTENDED) :-) Thank you to Ron & Paula, Jeff & Marilyn for allowing us to give them the grand tour of the "new" Cedaredge Lodge!!! How cute is that, a group photo on the swings in our garden, NICE!!! Hey before I forget, happy 44 years together Ron & Paula, Donna and I are only on our 24th!!! :-) Oh, and think about being our "guest innkeepers for a couple of weeks next summer, we'll look forward to that!!! :-)

 

HEY JOEL, CHECK OUT KAREN & JENNY (aka SAM) WHEN YOU'RE NOT AROUND!!! :-) Russell, Karen, Jenny & Eric par-taking in a little creekside dinner action!!! Hmmm, I wonder who did the cooking, Oh, could possibly have been Gary & Donna??? :-)

 

The Pierce family enjoying "otter pops" in the hot tub on a slightly chilly Cedaredge, Colorado night!!! Does it really get any better??? :-) Answer: Probably, but at this very moment in time I don't Julie, Leah, Toby & his sister are thinking about it, and why should they, right??? :-)... RELAX, ENJOY AND WHEN YOU'RE DONE HOT-TUBBING SHOOT MORE POOL IN THE GAMEROOM!!! :-)

 

Thank you George, Misti, Doug, LeeAnn, Peyton, Kennedy & Ace (The Captain Morgan Canine)!!! Donna & I hope that all things work out the way you'd want and need it to!!! If something is meant to be it will!!! Oh, and thank you all for joining Donna & I for a very nice pancake breakfast... Check out Misti and her first pancake cooking experience, nice job Chef Misti!!! :-) Click here to view Misti's very first "Pancake" cooking experience!!! VERY CUTE!!! :-)



A big thank you to Susan, Charles, Lex & Eddy for their stay with us!!! Donna & I are looking forward to your next cycling trip through our neck of the woods... Hey Lex, no BROKEN, SPRAINED or INJURED body parts on the next trip, OK??? :-)... Hey Charles, by the way you did an excellent job figuring out the answers to my sports brainteaser questions, nicely done!!! :-) Oh, before I forget thank you very much for your contribution to our "PAY IT FORWARD" community dinner!!!


The T5 Group Returns In A "BIG" Way!!! All I can say is WWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWW!!! This many trucks, trailers, sleds, fun, laughter & food can't possibly be legal!!! :-) Todd, Rick, Scott, Lenny, Tommy, Taylor, Justin, Steve, Jim, Russ, Paul, & countless others I just lost count... Thank you all for everything including the gracious contributions left behind for our "Pay It Forward' Thanksgiving dinner which we do every year for families or anyone who'd care to join us!!!

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Brian Dudeck & The Gang!!! (Kirk, James, Bob & Todd)... All Donna & I can say is "THANK YOU" for bringing all 3 plus feet of snow with you!!! Just when I thought the weather had turned the corner and heading for spring... WELL, SURPRISE, NOT JUST YET FLORIDA BOY, (That's me!!!) You know it's a lot of snow when sledders say "that's too much to ride in on top of the 3 or so feet that had already fallen previously"... :-) Hey Brian, I like the beer in the hot tub thing, along with you and Todd playing "grudge match" air hockey in the game room!!! NICE!!! Brian, I'd also like to thank you for checking out our rv (IN THE SNOW), and for Bob checking out our little electrical issue which we've since fixed (old burned out transformer)... We'll save you a couple of rooms this summer for when you bring the family up for fishing & 4 wheeling on the Mesa!!! Gary & Donna... P.S. To check out your gameroom video, just click the link below!!! :-)

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Click To View Brian & The Crew's Gameroom Video


Arabella Patricia Bates aka "Bella" & Gary!!! BFF's, right??? :-)

Click To View Bella Photo Gallery


Thank you Todd McAllister, Tanner, Lenny, Tommy, Layne & Porter for your business and for allowing us the opportunity to show you who we are and what we do here at The Lodge!!! The T5 logo in the gameroom is AWESOME!!! How much fun was that campfire & hot tub??? Also, Donna & I want to thank all of you very much for the "gracious" tips left behind!!! Our "Paying It Forward" donation jar has gotten a great start thanks to you all!!! Oh, before I forget, click on the group photo below to view the campfire / hot tub photos or click Porters photo below to check out the Porter Huntsman live music video, SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's not perfect, but for a camera phone in the dark it certainly captures the moment!!! By the way, we'll look forward to seeing you all again in March!!! :-)

Click To View Todd & Friends Photo Gallery
Click To View Porter's Campfire Video


The U.S. Air Force Nordic Ski Team honored us by choosing to stay here for a couple of days!!! What a "GRRRRREEEEEAAAAATTTTT" group they were, the only problem was they couldn't stay longer!!! Donna & I miss them already!!! AWE!!! :-)



"PAY IT FORWARD" Thanksgiving dinner 2009... WHAT A GREEEEEEAAAAAATTTTTT turn out and a wonderful time had by all!!! Thank you to all the 35 plus guests that chose to spend their Thanksgiving holiday here with us!!! We owe a huge "THANK-YOU" to the following people for their help in making this event something very special, heartwarming and priceless: Amy Daniels, Morty, Daniel, Andy, Garrett, Kevin, Greg, Sally, John, Lori & Vernon from The Milk Ranch and many, many of our summer guests. THANK-YOU, THANK-YOU, THANK-YOU to all!!! An extra special thank you goes out to Frank & Barb Rich who were the first to make a donation to, what was then, just an idea. All summer, more and more guests made generous contributions to our collection jar, which really helped us make the "PAY IT FORWARD" dinner the success that it was!!! We can't wait to do it again next year!!! Gary & Donna Allen

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Halloween 2009 @ The cedaredge Lodge was a "HOOT & A HOWL"
First place costume went to Dracula & his bride... Second place tie went to Mr. Ken "BIG D CHEF" Meyer & Arletha & Robert (Mr. & Mrs. 110watts + plug) :-)...
Oh, before I forget, in our guys vs. girls halloween "eye bet" game challenge the girls stormed back to snatch the victory from a very confident group of gentlemen!!! OUCH!!!

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Nitros Mike (Serenity Run 2009)
Hello Mike, words cannot begin to express how deeply & emotionally you affected Donna & I, lets just say a few tears were shed over your departure!!! BUT THE GOOD KIND!!! We can't wait to see and talk with you again... Take good care and ride with God's speed!!! P.S. Just think had it not been for those bungee cords!!! WOW, WHAT A BLESSING!!! :-)
Please click to view Nitros Mike's "I ROBOT TO STURGIS" video you'll love it, it is so NITROS MIKE, which is why we really & truly "LOVE" his spirit and you will too!!! :-)

Click To View Nitros Mike Photo Gallery

Nitros Mike's Website: www.nitrosmike.com

Click To View Starla, Owen & Luke Photo Gallery

Donna & I would like to thank two of the nicest people we've met here at the lodge, Shirley & Lee Moore all the way from Casper, Wyoming... And their good huggers too!!! :-)...

Hello Linda & Rhom... Surprise right??? Donna & I talked and you two totally got what we're about!!! From our cozy hammock, your good book & the hand picked apples to your marinated grilled steaks to your romantic creekside deck dinner for two complete with reserved table, wine & the cozy fireplace... NICE, NICE job you two, really!!! By the way I'm going to keep that $2 bill that you two left us... Thank you Linda & Rhom very much for your visit, your laughter & your assistance with the deck fireplace!!!

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Donna & Merri Jo's Birthday Shin-Dig 2009. Thank you all for coming and playing along!!! Congratulations to Jim & Francis for winning the trick question contest!!! And lets not forget Deb for being the skee-ball champion with a whopping 200 points!!! FUN, FUN, FUN!!!
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The 2009 Team Games Competition / Homemade Ice Cream Shin-Dig is in the books!!! All 10 teams competed in 5 events (The rubberband stretch off, The paper plane fly off, puzzle mania, the world famous "SIMON SEZ" contest, and last but certainly not least the "SKEE-BALL" challenge) and after the dust settled Team Mesa Lakes Resort Maraders (Steve, Ann & Ben) took home the gold!!! Second (silver medal) went to The R & J BS'ers (Rodney & JoAnn), third place (bronze medal) went to Team Bihary (Patrick & Tanya)... Thank you to all that came, played, laughed, wagered & ate, & ate, and ate some more!!! :-)
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THE CEDAREDGE LODGE BIG BURGER THROW DOWN (GRILL-OFF) BASH 2009 WAS A HUGE SUCCESS, WHAT A GREAT TIME HAD BY ALL!!! LOTS OF PEOPLE, LOTS OF FOOD, LOTS OF LAUGHS!!! CONGRATULATIONS TO JAMIE HEINLE FOR WINNING THE WHOLE THING, HE LITERALLY "SMOKED" THE COMPETITION!!! :-) DANIEL BARAN & AMY DANIELS CAME IN 2ND PLACE WITH EUGENE DAY COMING IN 3RD PLACE REPECTIVELY!!! OUR FINALE WAS THE SKEEBALL CHALLENGE WHICH WAS WON BY RANDY GUCCINI (FORMER OWNER OF THE LODGE) AND THE WINNING PRIZE GET THIS, WAS A NIGHTS STAY AT THE CEDAREDGE LODGE, HAHAHAHAHA, I CAN'T MAKE THIS STUFF UP!!! :-)... 2ND PLACE WENT TO EUGENE DAY, & 3RD PLACE WENT TO MACK HUGHES... CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THAT CAME, ATE, JUDGED, AND PLAYED WITH US!!! :-)... OUR AUGUST 2009 EVENT WILL BE "THE COUPLES OLYMPICS"... INFORMATION ABOUT THAT EVENT WILL BE POSTED ON OUR "LODGE EVENTS" PAGE, WE'LL SEE YOU THERE!!! P.S. A HUGE THANK YOU TO KAYE & JEFF FOR SHOOTING THE PHOTOS & THE VIDEO FOR THE BURGER THROWDOWN 2009 BASH!!!
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Hello Sue & J.R. Until your recent e-mail I had no idea that I hadn't posted your stay here with us!!! I had your photo gallery file loaded on my system along with all the others that I had previously posted to our site so I just assumed yours was there also!!! OLD AGE MUST BE COMING ON ME FASTER THAN I THOUGHT, SO I THROW MYSELF ON THE MERCY OF THE COURT!!! :-) I REALLY HAD NO IDEA THAT YOUR GALLERY WASN'T POSTED, DAMN!!! Just think, I almost went a full year without making a single mistake in my life!!! (YEAH RIGHT)!!! :-) That being said Donna & I "TRULY" enjoyed having you both with us, (just not long enough)!!! Thank you both for having us join you for a special "dinner by the creek" evening!!! It warms our hearts to see people enjoying themselves as well as understanding and appreciating what it is that we have here to share with all!!! SUE & J.R. YOU TWO TRULY GOT WHAT THE CEDAREDGE LODGE EXPERIENCE IS ALL!!! Friends, food & laughter!!! Feel free to insert "fishing" in there somewhere also!!! :-) Take good care, Donna & I will leave the light on for your return visit!!! :-) Hugs, Love & Kisses!!! Gary & Donna...
Click To View Sue & J.R.'s Photo Gallery

Karen & Family Photo Gallery

WOW!!! That's all I can Say!!! Two huge trucks, two huge trailers hauling enough 4-wheelers to entertain a family of 10!!! Grand parents, son & daughter-in-law, 4 kids & 2 nephews, what a "NICE" family, I WANT THEM TO ADOPT ME!!! :-)... Bill, Brenda, Chris, Charity, Casey, Courtney, Brittany, Logan, Gabe & Brandon... Donna & I can't wait until your next visit!!! Thank you guys for inviting us to join you for dinner, breakfast & the campfire!!! What an over-all "GREAT" time... Donna & I enjoyed you all so much that it almost felt as if we were the guests staying at your lodge!!! :-)... We can't say enough good things about the entire Cummings Family!!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! :-)
Click To View The Cummings Family Photo Gallery

The family the rides together stays together!!! Donna & I had the pleasure of meeting just such a family. The Crouse family chose to stay with us on their way through to southern Colorado!!! Talk about a fun, talkative and easy going group. Jim, you were a riot!!!... A BIG THANK YOU TO KEITH, CHERYL, JIM, LYNN, JOHN & LISA!!! Hey Keith, I found a 1986 Honda Shadow Spirit 1100cc w/ 23,000 miles for $1700.00, what do you think??? Gary...
Click To View The Crouse Family Photo Gallery

What can Donna & I say about Dan & Sherry??? These two do not let the grass grow under their feet, they have been just about everywhere on this planet, and then some!!! As I type they are probably in South America enjoying the Rain Forest or The Andes Mountains!!! Dan, we'd like to take this opportunity to thank you and Sherry for sharing your ideas and helpful suggestions as to what we could do to make our Cedaredge Lodge even better!!! The "YUKON" massage idea was priceless, I'm still laughing about that one!!! :-) Watch for the offering of that service coming soon!!! Safe traveling to you and Sherry, we'll look forward to your return visit and another massage by the creek, another one of your great ideas!!! Thank you both very much for your patronage as well as your thoughtful business insite!!! Take very good care, Gary & Donna...
Click To View Dan & Sherry's Photo Gallery

Hello Lynn & Dean ("IRON BUTT" club members)... That's a lot of miles in such a short period of time!!! They should be awarding you two "THE TITANINUM" BUTT AWARD, and that's no joke!!! :-)... After talking with you two I wanted to soak my rear end!!! We hope you both made it home safely... And please don't forget us when you're flying through on your next quest for a "CAST IRON" BUTT AWARD or something like that!!! :-) Gary... P.S. Check out your photos, that color bike really looks good and stands out for sure!!!
Click To View Lynn & Dean's Photo Gallery

Hello Rich, Gina, Savannah & Jasmine... HAPPY BIRTHDAY SAVANNAH, see, we didn't forget!!! Donna & I were really hoping you all came back that evening... We had planned a little surprise birthday celebration for you, complete with cake, a happy birthday sign on the tree house and my own happy birthday song just for you on guitar, (even though I don't know how to play guitar)!!! :-) Maybe you can all come through on your 13th birthday, we'll do it then for sure!!! Thank you Rich for allowing us the opportunity to meet such a wonderful family!!! Safe travels on your way back to Kansas!!! Gary... P.S. I love the photos with my two girls!!! :-)
Click To View The Parson's Photo Gallery

Hello Ramone, I bet you thought I forgot about you... NOPE!!! :-) I've just been busy getting the final pieces into place for our first annual "BURGER THROW DOWN" this coming Saturday!!! It's going to be a hoot, wish you all could have stayed and participated!!! If you are going to be in our neck of the woods don't forget to call early so we can hold a room for you!!! Thank you for allowing us the pleasure... P.S. You were correct about my computer, the fan was history, but it's all better now, thank you!!! Gary...
Click To View The Castillo Family Photo Gallery

Hello Beth & Bryce!!! You'll be happy to know that my guitar playing abilities are the same as when you two were here, HORRIBLE!!! :-) Donna & I owe you two a HUGE thank you for the fun, the laughter, Bryce's guitar entertainment and last but not least Beth, your EXCELLENT bow tie dinner, it was the best we have ever had, NO QUESTION!!! However, we have a special request... WE WANT MORE!!! :-) Thank you both for all that you two brought to our world, and we look forward to getting together again soon for a dinner & music encore!!! P.S. E-mail us some of the photos that you you took while you were here so I can post them to our photo gallery. Gary...
Click To View Beth, Bryce & Smith's Photo Gallery

Hello Cheryl & John, SURPRISE!!! I know it took a little longer than expected to post your photos, but donna & I had to make a supply run to Grand Junction, and it took "ALL" day!!! However, my word is my bond and here they are as promised!!! Hey John, materials for the horse stalls & tack shed have been ordered and roof trusses are next... So, hopefully we'll get to working on this project by weeks end. What a blessing you too have been for us, thank you both for the inspiration, for joining us on the deck for dinner & drinks as well as the stories and the laughter!!! Donna & I had a great time to say the least!!! :-) I'll keep you both posted as to the construction progress of our new "HORSE CONDOMINIUM"!!! Gary...
Click To View Cheryl & John's Photo Gallery

Hello Dana & Shane, I trust you both made it home safely!!! I'd like to thank you for spending a couple of days here with us, I wish of course it could have been under different circumstances... Shane, maybe on your next visit you and I can throw the football around out back, I think there might be some game left in this old body!!! :-) Gary... P.S. Dana, I think you're doing a great job with Shane, you just "BEAM" whenever you talk to or speak of him!!! Can you adopt me, DAD??? :-) Gary...
Click To View Dana & Shane's Photo Gallery

Pat, Donna & I are very pleased that you found us when you did, even if was for just a night... Now you know who and where we are when you come back to Cedaredge to work on your property!!! There are some fun photos of yourself, Kolby & Brenner in our photo gallery, with the exception of a few with eyes closed they are pretty cute with quite a bit of animation from one of the boys, Hmmmmm, I wonder which boy that could be!!! :-) Gary...
Click To View Pat, Kolby & Brynner's Photo Gallery

Wow, the B.T.O.C (Bicycle Tour Of Colorado) with all 2000 cyclists came riding through our small town of Cedaredge, Co. on their way over the Grand Mesa headed to Grand Junction. We had the pleasure of having some of them stay with us for their first night of their week long tour - talk about some of the nicest people you'd ever want to meet, and talk to!!! Their bicycle tour began early that first morning, departing from Glenwood Springs and ending in Hotchkiss for most riders. Our ambitious group rode on to Cedaredge adding an additional 20+ miles to their first day. Since we knew that they would be riding all day and figured the cyclists would probably be arriving tired, hungry & thirsty, so Donna & I decided to fire up the grill and get some cyclist friendly foods, drinks and snacks going. We had a great time enjoying the BBQ, and the "COLD ONES" as well as the great conversation. Needless to say we found ourselves in awe of the cyclists and their abilities. Apparently, provided cook outs are not standard motel amenities... But to our surprise, the B.T.O.C. cyclists took up a private collection amongst themselves and presented it to us!!! WOW, talk about being speechless!!! We were honored to have them and to have made so many new friends!!! We look forward to hosting more of the B.T.O.C cyclists in years to come!!! SIDE NOTE: Keith (husband to cyclist Doni) and I decided to go play 18 holes of golf that morning, well me being the quiet, shy & humble person that I am, I hate to admit it but, I whipped him pretty soundly!!! :-) I beat him 134 to 80... Oh, wait a minute, in golf it's the lowest number that wins , right??? OK, NEVERMIND!!! :-) Gary...
Click To View The B.T.O.C Cyclists Photo Gallery

We had the distinct pleasure of hosting a group of cyclist from the "RIDE THE ROCKIES" (RTR) bike cycling tour which came through our area, so Donna & I decided to have a cook-out for the cyclist thinking they would probably be pretty tired & hungry when they arrived... What a great time with a wonderful group of people from all over the country!!! Unfortunately, while having such a good time laughing, talking, and doing more laughing and acting silly I forgot to take more photos of the going on!!! :-) You'll see what I mean when you click on the RTR photo gallery below... It started out on a good note with the arrival of the chartered bus full of cyclists, then the arrival of the individual cyclists... It started with Krys (aka DeQueen) & Sharon (aka DePrincess) enjoying wine & popcorn in the hot-tub, NICE!!! :-) Others soon followed and let the food fest cook-out begin!!! :-)... Oh, that's right I was too busy having fun to take photos of that, but take a look at what we did manage to capture!!! Kevin you were "UNREAL with the comb-over do, funny, funny, funny STUFF!!! Gary & Donna...
Click To View "Ride The Rockies" (RTR) Cook-out Photo Gallery

Carol's 75th Birthday Party / Reunion and they all chose to stay here with us!!! What a fun time that was!!! Family, music, food, drink and a few tears, you can't get much better than that!!! A very special thank you to Carol for coming in and personally inviting Donna & I to your 75th birthday party, that was so thoughtful and kind!!! I'm currently putting the finishing touches on the video that I shot for you at the birthday bash, I think you're going to like the finished production!!! :-) It was certainly Donna & my pleasure to be included in your families very special celebration!!! Doug & Dean what a nice job playing the music... Not bad for a couple of "OLD" guys still rocking the rock & roll!!! :-) Gary...
Click To View The Baker / Beebe Party

Hello John & Martha, thank you both for being good willing subjects for me and my camera!!! :-) Hey Clayton, where did you & two go, you missed the marshmallows & hot dogs by the campfire!!! :-) Donna & John were going to break out the drums but we thought it might be a tad bit late in the night, I didn't want to possibly disturb the others... Next time we'll get the drums going earlier!!! Hey Martha thanks a lot for taking our pictures "EARLY" this morning when we were sooooooooooo prepared!!! :-) Gary & Donna...
Click To View John & Martha's Photo Gallery

Cas (aka Thelma) & Barb (aka Louise) are sisters that chose to stay here at The Cedaredge Lodge with us for 3 relaxing and peaceful days together while reuniting after 13 plus years, WOW!!! Talk about your special occasions... Donna & I were blessed & honored to have gotten the opportunity to make your girls getaway a very special one indeed!!! We can't wait til fall when all three sisters can come together for an even bigger get together!!! I can see all four of you (including Donna) hanging out, drinking wine, eating chocolate & strawberries while laughing and talking about us guys behind our backs!!! :-) TRUTH BE TOLD I WOULDN'T CHANGE A THING, ENJOY, ENJOY, ENJOY, Joe & I will hold down the fort while you girls are bonding!!! :-) P.S. Hey Cas, a "German Chocolate" cake would go a long ways in some guy motivation, after all holding down a fort can be tough!!! :-) Gary...
Click To View Cas & Barb's Photo Gallery

Now here is a real treat, compliments of Marisa & Blake Anderson (Indianapolis, Indidna) who were our guests for a few days, and as unual I wanted to take their photographs to put on our site, so they wanted to take ours as well to create one of Marisa's special surprises for us!!! And what a surprise it turned out to be, this is GRRRREEEEAAAATTTT!!! THANK YOU MARISA!!! :-)
Click To View Gary & Donna's Photo Gallery (by Marisa Anderson)

Thank you Gigi for referring Tawnya & Kahlid to our lodge... Donna & I were very pleased to see and hear that you two thoroughly enjoy yourselves!!! What a nice getaway, right??? So the next time we see you both it'll be as husband & wife, NICE!!! Don't forget to e-mail us some wedding photos so that we can post them in our gallery!!! :-) P.S. Tthank you for the nice journal / guestbook entry that you left us!!! :-) We'll see you in the fall!!! Gary & Donna...
Click To View Tawnya & Kahlid's Photo Gallery

Hello Blake & Marisa, thank you for all the your kind words and for thinking enough of our lodge, the updates and all the improvements we've made (and are still making) to invite your parents up to see as well!!! Oh, before I forget, the tip & the jelly (which was "VERY" good) was the icing on the cake, NO PUN INTENDED!!! :-) Donna and I were glad to here that you two made it back to Indiana safely!!! Marisa, I also took the liberty of adding your web site to our links page, check it out!!! :-) Gary...
Click To View Marisa, Blake & Family Photo Gallery

Donna & I had the pleasure of meeting an "ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL" group of young ladies named Martha, Pat & Charlene who traveled here to Cedaredge, Co. from the Denver area to meet up with Leona who currently lives in this area... The four of them call themselves "The 49'ers which represents a very special bond for this group of ladies that grew up together and graduated high school together back in 1949, what an honor and a privilege it was to have them in our lives and staying at our lodge for those 3 days!!! WE LOVED HAVING YOU... BREAKFAST OUTDOORS ON THE DECK UNDER THE APPLE BLOSSOMS NEXT TO THE STREAM AS WELL AS "POPCORN & A MOVIE NIGHT" WAS GREAT!!! WE CAN'T WAIT TIL YOUR NEXT VISIT!!! P.S. Thank you all so very much for the kind words, the candy treats and last but certainly not least "THE LARGEST THANK-YOU TIP WE'VE EVER RECEIVED!!! WHOA!!! :-) Donna & I love you guys!!! :-)
Click To View The 49er's Photo Gallery

Hello Rick & Cindy, thank you both for the "CUTE" rubber duck for our hot tub!!! When I make the appropriate sign to go with our duck I'll post it on the site as well!!! So in the meantime you & Cindy will have to come up with a name for our duck so it can be addressed properly when spoken about from this day forward!!! :-) Drop us a line back and let me know what you think!!! Donna & I wished that you two had more time to sit and relax with us within those 3 days, but we totally understand the circumstances surrounding your visit here to Cedaredge, and wish you both the best!!! P.S. When Donna & I travel to Denver by chance do you know of a good place we can take our car to have our oil changed??? :-) Gary...
Click To View Rick, Cindy & Tequila ("The Duck") Photo Gallery

Hello Deb & Bill, We're glad to hear your continued travels north into Utah when well!!! 3 books Deb, nice!!! What was the deal with all those home repair projects when you two returned home??? OUCH!!! Our open house was a "GIANT" success and the deck turned out nice, the roof has to go on it next!!! Before I forget thank you both very much for the surprise left in the room... It tickled Donna to death, so we're going to wait until your return or our visit your way to crack one!!! Bill, I've taken the liberty of posting a couple of photos of me eating oatmeal for the very first time (thanks to you & Deb)... It really wasn't bad the way you two prepared it... Needless to say I ate the dried fruit first!!! :-)... So thank you both for being my very first oatmeal experience!!! :-) Next time we'll spend more time grilling out, acting crazy and laughing at lifes silly moments, rather than Donna & I hammering & nailing all day!!! Hey Bill, I still laugh out loud when I think of that laugh you and I had about the anesthesiologist and the counting backwards from "ONE"!!! HOW FUNNY WAS THAT!!! Hahahahaha!!! You two take care and we'll speak with you soon!!! FYI: Donna and I are throwing another creek-side party cook-out shin-dig June 14th in case you two were in our neck of the woods!!! :-)
Click To View Bill, Deb & Mica Photo Gallery

Hello Melba, I didn't forget!!! :-) Take a look at your gallery photos and I've posted some photos of the rounded lodge pole pine posts for your friends to see!!! Thank you for being our guest (YOU HAD TO BE THE QUIETEST GUEST WE"VE EVER HAD, NOT A PEEP OUT OF YOU) and for taking a liking and an interest in all of our rustic lodge pole pine work on the property!!! See you in Chama!!! :-) Gary...
Click To View Melba & Friend Photo Gallery

 

 

 

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