MOOSE MANOR, CO

Moose Manor at Mesa Lakes Recreation Area offers guests the opportunity to stay overnight in a traditional Forest Service ranger station. The original cabin was constructed in the 1930s, housing many rangers before it became a rental cabin. Located just 45 minutes from Grand Junction...
Status: Open through Sun Sep 28 2014   Season Dates

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  • Entry is by combination lock; call Grand Valley Ranger District office at 970/242-8211 for combination lock lock Mon-Fri 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (please provide your reservation #)
  • Heavy snowfall may cause cabin rental cancellation; call ranger district for updated conditions and restrictions
  • Collection of firewood is not permitted; please bring firewood or purchase at Jumbo Campground
  • Please bring garbage bags; this is a "pack in-pack out" facility
  • Please clean cabin before leaving; cleaning supplies are provided
  • No fireworks
  • No smoking allowed
  • No pets or livestock allowed
  • This facility does not meet accessibility standards
  • Bears frequent the area; keep all food out of sight in approved containers or locked inside your vehicle and remove all food from area after eating
  • No cell service in this area.
  • Guests should be aware that there is a risk of exposure to hantavirus when visiting remote cabins; click here to learn more
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing organisms by obtaining firewood at or near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.
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Pets Allowed - no
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Overview

Overview

Moose Manor at Mesa Lakes Recreation Area offers guests the opportunity to stay overnight in a traditional Forest Service ranger station. The original cabin was constructed in the 1930s, housing many rangers before it became a rental cabin.

Located just 45 minutes from Grand Junction, the semi-rustic dwelling is convenient for hiking, mountain biking and fishing. From mid-August through October, guests can enjoy fall colors with extensive golden aspen stands surrounding the area. A large grass yard fronts the cabin, which is ideal for family gatherings and weddings.

Natural Features:

Moose Manor in nestled in a stand of aspen and spruce trees at an elevation of 9,500 feet. Located on the north side of Grand Mesa National Forest, the cabin is in close proximity to several mountain lakes, including Sunset Lake and Jumbo Reservoir. Mesa Creek flows nearby.

A variety of wildlife, including deer, elk, moose and bear, frequents the area.

Recreation:

A popular mountain biking and horseback riding trail, West Bench Trail #501, connects the seven lakes of the Mesa Lakes Recreation Area. The cabin is also within walking distance to a carry-down boat ramp for canoeing and kayaking.

Facilities:

Moose Manor greets guests with a grassy lawn and a paved access road. Inside are cozy couches and a fireplace. Electricity is available and provides lighting and heat. A refrigerator, a shower, flush toilet and an electric cooking stove are among the features.

The living and dining room comes with a table and chairs. Sleeping accommodations for six adults include one queen-size sofa sleeper and four twin-size beds. Air mattresses or cots can be brought in to accommodate two additional people for a total of eight guests. Kitchen equipment includes basic cooking and eating utensils.

Drinking water is available. Guests should bring food, bedding, a lighter or matches, trash bags, warm clothing, flashlights, dish cloths, dish soap and all basic camping gear. Click here for more cabin details.

Nearby Attractions:

The Grand Mesa National Scenic and Historic Byway offers 63 miles of scenic driving as it climbs from the rugged canyon floor up to the forested mesa tops at 11,000 feet. The road passes sparkling lakes and meadows bursting with wildflowers. Many trailheads are found along the byway.

Grand Mesa Visitor Center is a short drive away at Island Lake. The center offers interpretive exhibits, a bookstore and a high-altitude wildflower garden containing over 50 native species.

The town of Cedaredge, 26 miles from the campground, is home to Pioneer Town, a 19th-century village with frontier museums and over 20 structures housing a schoolhouse, blacksmith shop, saloon and jail. Cedaredge's Applefest is held annually in October.

Booking Window
Tue Sep 23 2014 - Fri Mar 20 2015

Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Sat Jun 28 2014 Sun Sep 28 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Bed(s)
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Stove
  • Flush Toilets
  • Heater
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Lights
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Showers
  • Wildlife Viewing
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Pier
  • Horseback Riding
  • Picnic Area
  • Restaurant
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Equestrian Sites
  • Firewood Vendor
Within 10 Miles
  • Fish Cleaning Stations
  • Interpretive Trail
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Church
  • Emergency Services
  • Golf
  • Grocery Store
  • Hospital
  • Motel
  • Propane
  • Winery Tours
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
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Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Jun 28 2014 -
Sep 28 2014
CABIN ELECTRIC $180.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
39.05222, -108.09778
39°3'8"N, 108°5'52"W

From Grand Junction, CO, take I-70 east for 13 miles. Take exit 49 to Highway 65 South toward Grand Mesa. Continue for 25 miles and turn right into Mesa Lakes Recreation Area. Take the second right toward Day Use Parking, and look for Mesa Lakes Ranger Station on the left. Moose Manor is the second cabin on the left.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

MOOSE MANOR

  CO 

Phone Number:

Information:  (970)242-8211
Additional Information