Help us restore and rebuild this property
Progress Report - February 28, 2014
We have been working very hard over the winter and have successfully restored water service to the Lodge building. Within a few days, we anticipate restoring water service to the Restaurant and other buildings. As you can well image this effort has proven to be quite difficult and expensive. Any additional financial aid that you can give to help restore this historic Colorado lodge property to full operational status will be greatly appreciately. We will be fully operational on June 1st, 2014 and want to remain one of the premiere mountain lodges in all of North America.
Aspen Lodge Resort and Spa hit by a landslide.
On September 12, 2013 at approximately 10pm, torrential rains from a storm over central Colorado created a massive catastrophic event over Twin Peaks near Estes Park, Colorado. Mud and trees destroyed everything in its path and eventually reached the Aspen Lodge Resort & Spa, causing devastating destruction to the infrastructure, cabins, stables and lake. Many of the employees living on the property have been displaced. Thankfully, no one was injured but the situation remains critical. The Lodge water system was destroyed and those living there are without clean running water, hot water, and a sewage system.
This beautiful property, of over 80 acres, is currently covered with 3 feet of mud and debris. A massive clean up of the property and surrounding areas, as well as rebuilding the road and water systems, is needed as soon as possible.
Please join our efforts to rebuild this community. Each and every donation, regardless of size, will have a profound impact on restoration and preservation of this beautiful area. We are gladly accepting volunteers to help clean up the lodge and the property. Please contact us at 970-586-8133 for volunteering opportunities.
Thank you for any support you can give - whether a donation, a thought, or a prayer.
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By Maria Camille Les Nouvelles, Esthetiques & Spa
SITTING HIGH ON THE MOUNTAIN AT 9,200 FEET AT
the edge of Rocky Mountain National Park is Aspen Lodge, a destination resort and wellness spa retreat. It is now oper- ating under new direction with Yun Xiang Tseng—known as Master Chen—a 25th generation Taoist priest from Wudang Mountain in China.
Under Master Chen’s new ownership, the newest addition to the 82-acre wilderness retreat has been the conception, design- ing and building of a world-class Asian wellness spa and retreat.
As a Taoist priest, Master Chen is focused on traditional Chinese medicine as a foundation for the spa, which delivers special wellness programs and advanced Asian therapies.
By Stacy Daeffler Destination Colorado
When Taoist Tai Chi master and entrepreneur Yun Xiang Tseng (known as Chen) took over ownership of the long established Aspen Lodge Resort and Spa in Estes Park, he began refining its facilities and services to reflect a “triple bottom line” approach to business (people, planet and profit), and added a holistic health spa, a new organic restaurant and greened all its operations. The result is an environment perfectly suited to conscious businesses and professionals that combines a remarkable natural setting with thoughtful management and services. It is truly an inspiring location for meetings, whether just one day for 10 people or a weeklong retreat for 150
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By Tony Kindelspire Longmont Times-Call
Since immigrating to the United States from China in 1990, Yun Xiang Tseng -- Chen, as he is known -- has had one goal in mind. He's a little bit closer to that goal since buying the Aspen Lodge Resort & Spa this spring. He now has a place to build his goal, but in the meantime he's got a business to run.
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By Tony Kindelspire Longmont Times-Call
Some say Tai Chi is natural, harmonic and organic. Practicing Tai Chi brings people closer to nature emotionally and spiritually. Now, you can do what many practitioners dream of, to go to a mountain sanctuary to practice the art in a wholesome experience. Attend a Tai Chi retreat or organize your own Tai Chi camp at the Aspen Lodge and enjoy the beauty of the Colorado Rockies.
Estes Park is a town in Larimer County, Colorado. It is a popular resort and the location of the headquarters for Rocky Mountain National Park.
By Stacy Daeffler Destination Colorado
One year ago this month, Master Chen purchased the Aspen Lodge, located less than eight miles south of Estes Park off Highway 7. Master Chen sees himself as a vendor of the resort - as a Taoist Priest trained on the sacred Taoist Mountain of Wudang in the HuBei Province of China, he teaches spiritual healing, Tai Chi, and Quigong at the resort and spa; he has more than 8,000 students nationwide. Aspen Lodge is now his base, said Chen, and the classes and seminars he holds there have allowed the resort and spa to stay viable year round. Chen had been practicing in the United States for more than 20 years before purchasing Aspen Lodge, which he describes as a sacred place with unsurpassed beauty.
By Debbie Holmes Trail-Gazette
The Tahosa Valley is a sacred place, located between Longs Peak on the west and Twin Sisters on the east. "It's the unity of 'yin and yang' of the muscular power of Longs Peak and the feminine softness of Twin Sisters," explained Yun Xiang Tseng (Master Chen), the new owner of the Aspen Lodge.
"The Aspen Lodge property is located between the nurturing mountains, on a property that is very mystical, with a history of native ancestors. It is a very sacred land," said Chen.
At a very young age, Master Chen was recognized and chosen by his master to learn the ancient wisdom of Wu Dang Tai Chi, Qi Gong, meditation and healing arts at Wudang mountain. He is a 14th generation Wu Dang Zhang Sanfeng lineage holder and a 25th generation Long Men Daoist Priest.
Practice in the West
"I wanted to express our thanks to you and your team for the wonderful experience we had at the Aspen Lodge this past week. As the planner for the retreat, I always hold my breath a little bit until I know that things are going well. I was relaxed from the get-go and just knew all would be well. And in the beautiful setting of the Lodge, who could not love it? We had a great team-building time, got some beautiful get-away time from the office and renewed our spirits with this refreshing few days.
Thank you for all you and your team did to make it so nice. Many blessings to you."
"Beacon Above Estes Park!
The lodge is located in the heights of the Rocky Mountains. The employees were extremely friendly and accommodating. The room was spacious, with a backdoor to a walkway with an amazing view of the Rockies. The restaurant was excellent with great service and food to match. The free Tai Chi class was a great experience. If you plan on visiting Estes Park or Rocky Mountain National Park, I highly recommend this lodge. Be sure to check Livingsocial.com for excellent voucher deals!"
Simplicity will be providing a new menu
when we have our Grand Opening on June 1, 2014.
The Simplicity menu will include
along with our other menu items.
We look forward to having you as our guest!
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Summer just isn't summer without a swimming pool. For the warmer season, Aspen Lodge Resort & Spa offers a large outdoor swimming pool from June to September. Since Aspen Lodge Resort & Spa is located up in the beautiful and always breezy Rocky Mountains, we keep our pool heated for our guests. This way our guests, especially the little ones, can still have summer fun without catching a summer chill!
Aspen Lodge Resort & Spa has a nice relaxing hot tub that is open seasonally. What makes our hot tub stand out from the rest is not in the bubbles, but the exquisite view that surrounds it. Sit and relax while the warm water engulfs you. In the distance you will see the beautiful Rockies, the most predominant being the towering Longs Peak, the tallest mountain in Northern Colorado.
For our guests that are looking to stay active during their Colorado vacation, Aspen Lodge Resort & Spa offers some of the finest activities and recreation facilities in the Estes Park and the Rocky Mountain Region.
Aspen Lodge Resort & Spa's Activity Center
Fitness area with racquetball courts open from 9:00am - 7:00pm daily
Enjoy a relaxing game of horseshoes surrounded by breathtaking views of Rocky Mountain National Park! Aspen Lodge Resort & Spa's Activities Center has all your equipment rental needs for various other summer activities such as mountain biking, hiking, paddle-boating, tennis, volleyball, and fishing. Feel free to bring your own equipment! You can fish right on Aspen Lodge Resort & Spa's property in our conveniently located and well-stocked Beaver Mountain Lake.
When you stay at Aspen Lodge Resort & Spa during the snowy season, no worries! We offer snowshoes, cross-country skis and ice skates for some winter weather fun.
Come enjoy a Western experience at Beaver Mountain Livery with horseback tours through the Rocky Mountains from the Roosevelt National Forest to Rocky Mountain National Park. We offer horseback rides from one hour to an all day adventure, wagon and sleigh rides, sunrise breakfasts and cowboy suppers for a true Western experience.
Aspen Lodge Rides
|The City Slicker||- 1 hour ride||- $35/person|
|The Wind River||- 1 hour ride||- $35/person|
|The Green Horn||- 2 hour ride||- $50/person|
Rocky Mountain National Park Rides
|Eugenia Mine||- 2 hour ride||- $50/person|
|Aspen Brook||- 2 hour ride||- $50/person|
|Estes Cone||- 3 hour ride||- $80/person|
|The Top Hand||- 4 hour ride||- $110/person|
|Boulder Field||- 6 hour ride||- $150/person|
|Horse Drawn||- Starts at||- $55/adult|
|Horseback||- Starts at||- $65/adult|
|Sunrise Breakfast||- Morning||- $50/adult|
|Fall Into Colors||- 1 hour ride||- $30/person|
The Aspen Lodge will be closed several months due to a catastrophic event. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to opening next year with many new improvements and programs.
To schedule a horseback ride call Beaver Mountain Livery at 970-577-3448.
Individual and group excursions year round, weather permitting.
Take a Bike ride on scenic mountain trails through adjoining Rocky Mountain National Park.
Hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park
Hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the ways to enjoy high country scenery at Aspen Lodge Resort & Spa. Aspen Lodge Resort & Spa offers touring information about Trail Ridge Road and Rocky Mountain National Park. RMNP contains hundreds of miles of trails, many accessible most of the year. Pick up maps and trail information at the Aspen Lodge Activity Center.
Aspen Lodge Resort & Spa offers several different hikes to suit your needs and experience level. Options include an easy Twilight hike to enjoy a Rocky Mountain sunset with your whole family, or join us on one of our daily scheduled guided hikes available through the summer season.
For those who what to trek out on their own, our guides are experienced and knowledgeable and will assist you in finding a trail that’s just right for you.
Trail Ridge Touring
Aspen Lodge Resort & Spa is providing a unique photo opportunity for those daring enough to try. Tour the 11-mile Old Fall River Road. This one-way dirt road is cut into the side of the mountain face and offers spectacular views of waterfalls and streams. This road also has some shear drop-offs that will take your breath away. The descent takes you back down through the heart of Rocky Mountain National Park on the famous Trail Ridge Road.
Please contact the Recreation Center at Aspen Lodge Resort & Spa for information about hiking tours.
Offsite Birding Hike at Lily Lake
An experienced guide will take you on nature adventure around Lily Lake. This hike is designed to give guests a better knowledge of the local wildlife in the area; pointing out the numerous birds that enjoy this habitat.
Sunday's at 8:15am - 11:15am
Snack and water provided
Advanced reservations required
Footpaths - Inn to Inn hiking
Aspen Lodge Resort & Spa is proud to be a link in the 42-mile Inn-to-Inn hiking footpath from Estes Park, through the Rocky Mountain National Park, to Allenspark, Colorado.
Join in the fun and diversity of long distance Inn-to-inn hiking. Your party stops each night at different lodging, i.e. intimate B & B, dude ranch, rustic cabins. Colorado’s Walter Tishma Way hiking offers luggage transfers to allow walkers to travel light with just a daypack. Inn-to-inn hiking is a popular European sport, which has made its way to the United States.
Rock climbing in the Rocky Mountains is an unforgettable experience that will last in your memories for a lifetime. We here at Aspen Lodge strive to give you the chance for an amazing vacation. Rock climbing trips are for climbers at all levels and the guides will find trips for every experience level. Rock climbing trips include all the gear you need, just bring yourself and comfortable clothes for the outdoors. Snacks or lunch will be provided depending on the trip you choose. Make your reservations today for individuals, small and large groups.
|4-hour Trip||6-hour Trip||8-hour Trip|
|$ 119/ Single||$ 149/ single||$ 169/ single|
|$ 189/ for two||$ 239/ for two||$ 299/ for two|
|$ 189/ for three||$ 239/ for three||$ 299/ for three|
|$ 299/ for four||$ 389/ for four||$ 479/ for four|
|$ 339/ for five||$ 429/ for five||$ 519/ for five|
|Large Groups 6 or More|
|$ 29 - $50 per person||$ 49 - $79 per person||$ 55 - $99 per person|
Inquire about indoor climbing oppurtunities
Beaver Mountain Lake
Imagine yourself gliding effortlessly across a mirrored surface surrounded by spectacular Rocky Mountains and snow-covered trees! On an average, our two-acre lake at Aspen Lodge Resort & Spa is good for skating until the middle of March. The hockey nets are left up all winter and all of the equipment for ice skating and hockey is available in the recreation center just steps from the lake. Bring your own broomball brooms and we have a ball for you. There is a dock with benches for your relaxation, to change into your skates, or to watch your family on the ice while you enjoy the view.
Ice Fee $4.00
Skate rentals $1.00
Group rates of parties of 15 or more get $1.00 off each person
Group rate of parties of 30 or more is $150.00 all-inclusive. Call for arrangements
Skate sharpening $5.00 per pair
Weekly Discount Rates:
Rent skates $20.00
Bring skates $16.00
Monthly Discount Rates:
Rent skates $50.00
Bring skates $40.00
Monday - Saturday: 9am-5pm
Sunday: 10am - 5pm
Open: November - February
For up to date weather conditions please call 970-586-8133
Fees subject to change
Spend a day skiing or snowshoeing on Aspen Lodge Resort & Spa's own trails or in adjacent Rocky Mountain National Park.
Everyone is Welcome! Join our daily 7:30 am and 5:30 pm Tai Chi & Qi Gong classes. Contact Aspen Lodge Resort & Spa for reservations.
Community Tai Chi every Sunday at 9:15, which is free and everyone is welcome.
If you're interested in authentic Kung Fu we can arrange classes in Kung Fu Empty Hand, Kung Fu Weapons, Tai Chi and Qi Gong. Our teacher Brandon Hale just returned from the Wu Dang Mountains in China. (Made famous in Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon)
After that long hike or horse ride, enjoy a therapeutic massage at the Aspen Lodge Resort & Spa in your room or in our massage room. A local Nationally Certified therapist will work out the kinks for you so you can be relaxed and revitalized for your next adventure. The Aspen Lodge Resort & Spa Activity Center would be happy to make an appointment for you during your stay or you can make an appointment before your arrival for a massage by Herbal Touch. Check out our spa services page to view all massage options.